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  • Michigan approves Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel permits

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Michigan's environmental agency said Friday it has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.
  • N. Korea's parliament rubber stamps new development plans

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling party meeting where leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear deterrent and established plans to salvage the country's battered economy.
  • North Korea ends party meeting with calls for nuclear might

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid out plans to work toward salvaging the broken economy.
  • EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

    BERLIN - The European Union drug agency said Tuesday it may need four more weeks to approve its first coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continue to aim for a green light before Christmas.
  • EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus plan

    BRUSSELS - After months of wrangling, European Union negotiators reached an agreement Tuesday on the bloc’s next seven-year budget and a sorely-needed coronavirus support package worth a total of some 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion), which could enter force early next year.
  • Trans Mountain timeline: A look at key dates in the project's history

    OTTAWA - The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion cleared another legal hurdle Thursday when the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal to First Nations that argue they were not properly consulted about the project.
  • Liberals vow to keep negotiating after opposition rejects COVID-19 aid bill

    OTTAWA - The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic evaporated Wednesday, with opposition parties refusing to give unanimous consent to the Trudeau government's latest bill.
  • Without Indigenous consent for pipelines, expect more confrontations

    OTTAWA - Canadians can expect more disruptive protests if the federal government pushes forward with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion against the wishes of some of the Indigenous communities it will pass through, says a British Columbia lawyer and Indigenous negotiator.
  • Federal Court dismisses First Nations' challenges to TMX pipeline project

    OTTAWA - The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion overcame another legal hurdle Tuesday when the Federal Court of Appeal struck down a challenge filed by several British Columbia First Nations.
  • US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

    BOGOTA - The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, accusing them of forming part of a sophisticated scheme that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food import contracts at a time of widespread hunger in the crisis-wracked South American nation.

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