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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Myanmar killings are an escalation, further action being readied: White House
Recent killings of protesters in Myanmar represent an escalation of the situation there, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday, noting that the Biden administration was preparing further costs on those responsible for the military coup.
Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under Trump
The United States could pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational services for migrants separated under former President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" border strategy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Monday.
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.
Israel Supreme Court: more non-Orthodox Jewish converts can become citizens
Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Monday on one of the most contentious issues regarding Jewish identity in Israel, deciding to allow more non-Orthodox Jewish converts to immigrate to Israel and become citizens.
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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