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Trump to revamp environmental law in bid to fast track pipelines, roads


WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is expected to announce his final plans to expedite permitting for major infrastructure like oil pipelines and road expansions in Atlanta on Wednesday, a move that environmentalists say will bypass public input.

Airbnb says one million nights booked in one day

(This July 14 story, corrects headline, first paragraph to say guests booked 1 million nights)

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Irish house price inflation falls to 0.3% amid COVID-19 lockdown

DUBLIN Irish residential property price inflation eased to 0.3% year on year in May, continuing a gradual slowdown over the last year, data that captured the end of the country's full COVID-19 lockdown showed on Wednesday.

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Wild animals losing freedom to roam as city encroaches on Nairobi park

NAIROBI Rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards range against the background of a city skyline in the Nairobi National Park, Africa's only game reserve within a capital city.

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CoreLogic meets with buyout consortium, rejects $7 billion offer as inadequate

Property data and analytics company CoreLogic Inc on Tuesday again rejected an unsolicited $7 billion buyout offer as inadequate after meeting with the two investment firms that made the bid, Senator Investment Group LP and Cannae Holdings Inc.

Jul 14 2020

NASA chief says Russia ties 'solid' as Moscow's space chief rejects U.S.-led moon program

WASHINGTON NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday he still expected support from Russia's space corporation in its Artemis moon program despite Moscow's space chief slamming the U.S.-led lunar effort.

Jul 14 2020

Board of Canada's Cornerstone rejects BHP-backed SolGold's offer for second time

The board of Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc on Tuesday rejected BHP-backed SolGold Plc's takeover offer for the second time, saying it undervalued the Canadian copper and gold miner.

Jul 14 2020

Catalonia orders local lockdown as Spain battles new virus surges

BARCELONA Spain's populous Catalonia region made a fresh attempt on Tuesday to put an area of 160,000 people under lockdown to stem the latest local coronavirus surge in one of Europe's worst-affected nations, which had thought the crisis was ending.

Jul 14 2020

Trading gains shield Citi as bad loan provisions surge

Citigroup Inc on Tuesday posted a 73% plunge in quarterly profit, as the bank set aside nearly $8 billion to brace itself for a potential surge in loan defaults stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 14 2020

Ukraine moves to end ban on gambling to boost revenues

KYIV Ukraine's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday ending a decade-long ban on gambling in a move aimed at boosting budget revenues by almost $150 million a year.

Jul 14 2020