Biden has vowed to set aside at least 30% of U.S. federal land and coastal areas for conservation, triple current levels. But that aim could conflict with his promises to hasten the electrification of vehicles and to reduce the country’s dependence on China for rare earths, lithium and other minerals needed for EV batteries.
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U.S. expected to sanction Russians over Navalny poisoning: sources
The United States is expected to impose sanctions as early as this week on Russians connected to the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Zoom beats quarterly revenue estimates
Zoom Video Communications Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Monday, helped by increased users on its video-conferencing platform for remote work and online learning against the backdrop of broader stay-at-home orders.
U.S. to push for 'intense' U.N. Security Council talks on Myanmar
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday she hopes to use Washington's presidency of the United Nations Security Council in March to push for more "intense discussions" on Myanmar.
France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption but likely to avoid jail
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace for a man who for five years bestrode the national and global stage.
U.S. extraditing two men charged in Ghosn escape to Japan: source
An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan are being handed over on Monday to Japanese authorities for extradition from the United States, a person familiar with the matter said.
Ex-pope Benedict chides 'fanatical' Catholics who reject his resignation
Former pope Benedict has chided conservative Roman Catholics who have not accepted his decision to resign as "fanatical", telling them that there is only one pope and it is Francis.
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