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Poland hopes to buy EDF's local assets by year-end

RYBNIK, Poland A consortium of Polish state-run energy firms will hopefully buy the Polish assets of France's EDF by the end of 2017, Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski said on Friday.

Big Oil back on the acquisition trail as outlook brightens

LONDON The world's top oil companies are back in acquisition mode, targeting smaller exploration and development firms to boost oil and gas reserves rather than the mega-mergers that followed previous slumps in crude prices.

U.S. watchdog calls Peabody bankruptcy plan fees 'exorbitant'

CHICAGO The U.S. government's bankruptcy watchdog objected on Wednesday to certain parts of Peabody Energy Corp's plan to slash $5 billion of debt and exit Chapter 11, calling a proposed $240 million in transaction fees "exorbitant," court papers showed.

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Violence flares in Washington during Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON Black-clad activists among hundreds of demonstrators protesting Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday clashed with police a few blocks from the White House, in an outburst of violence rare for an inauguration. | Video