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As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

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BOSTON President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil. | Video

Special Report: In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate

JOHANNESBURG In 2010 police in Johannesburg shot Justin Ejimkonye, a Nigerian migrant, in the leg. The reason why is unclear: It took the police 18 months to charge Ejimkonye with any crime. When they did bring a charge, saying he was carrying cannabis, a public prosecutor decided not to pursue the case for lack of evidence.

Mar 22 2017

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Syria's Palmyra

GELENDZHIK, Russia Russia's force in Syria has suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally that shows the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed. | Video

World, Russia, Syria Mar 22 2017

Special Report: Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings, records show

By Nathan Layne, Ned Parker, Svetlana Reiter, Stephen Grey and Ryan McNeill | Video

Russia, Campaign Finance Mar 17 2017

Missing from Trump's grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

(In March 17 item, corrects paragraph 10 to say shipyard is in Newport News, not Norfolk) | Video

In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada

REYNOSA, Mexico/TORONTO Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump's first days in office said they would soon try to head north again - but this time to Canada. | Video

World, Mexico Mar 16 2017

Moldova sees Russian plot to derail money-laundering probe

CHISINAU Two months ago, Moldova's Deputy General Prosecutor Iurie Garaba traveled to Moscow with an invitation to attend an official function for Russia's General Prosecutor's Day.

World, Russia Mar 16 2017

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

OSLO Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction.

Karate and wooden guns: How new insurgent group stoked Myanmar crisis

SITTWE, Myanmar/LEDA, Bangladesh The emergence of Harakah al Yaqin, the first Rohingya Muslim insurgent group to organize in Myanmar in decades, signals a dangerous new phase in a crisis that is increasingly attracting the attention of extremists in Pakistan and the Middle East.

Builders turn to bolt-together homes in Brexit Britain

The prospect of Brexit choking off the supply of EU workers is reshaping Britain's homebuilding industry, with big companies increasingly looking to factory-manufacture houses in sections that can be slotted together on-site with minimal labor.

Mar 10 2017