U.S. refiner group sues Trump EPA over high-ethanol gasoline

U.S. refiner group sues Trump EPA over high-ethanol gasoline

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen June 10, 2019 (Reuters) – The main U.S. refining industry association said on Monday it sued to block the Trump administration’s effort to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline, arguing the move exceeded the administration’s authority. The legal challenge from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association…

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Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

Police officers stand near a protester sitting during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China early June 10, 2019. REUTERS/James Pomfret June 10, 2019 By James Pomfret and Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the city’s…

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Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with his German counterpart Heiko Maas after their meeting in Teheran, Iran, June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sabine Seibold June 10, 2019 By Sabine Siebold and Francois Murphy TEHRAN/VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension….

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U.S. millennials prefer video games to traditional pay TV: survey

U.S. millennials prefer video games to traditional pay TV: survey

FILE PHOTO: A woman plays a game on her cell phone while lying on the grass in Madrid, Spain, July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Juan Medina June 10, 2019 By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – More American millennials now subscribe to a video game service than to a traditional paid television service, according to a survey on Monday, as consumers favor new forms of entertainment that are shifting the broader media landscape. About 53% of people…

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Supreme Court to hear Comcast appeal in Byron Allen racial bias suit

Supreme Court to hear Comcast appeal in Byron Allen racial bias suit

FILE PHOTO: The Comcast NBC logo is shown on a building in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake June 10, 2019 By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear cable television operator Comcast Corp’s bid to throw out comedian and producer Byron Allen’s racial bias lawsuit accusing the company of discriminating against black-owned channels. The justices will review a decision by the San Francisco-based 9th…

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Trump’s Justice Department to release some Mueller evidence to Congress: Nadler

Trump’s Justice Department to release some Mueller evidence to Congress: Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) arrives at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Oversight of the Report by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III,” at which witness former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was subpoened to testify at on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst June 10, 2019 By Andy Sullivan and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump’s administration struck a rare compromise on…

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Nazarbayev’s handpicked successor Tokayev elected Kazakh president

Nazarbayev’s handpicked successor Tokayev elected Kazakh president

Police officers detain an opposition supporter during a protest against presidential election results, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev June 10, 2019 By Tamara Vaal and Mariya Gordeyeva NUR-SULTAN/ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, chosen successor of veteran ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev who retains sweeping powers, has won a snap presidential election which observers say was tarnished by violations of basic freedoms. Nazarbayev, who ruled oil producer Kazakhstan for almost three decades, handpicked…

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U.S. national team finalizes training camp roster

U.S. national team finalizes training camp roster

Basketball – NBA – Washington Wizards v New York Knicks – The O2 Arena, London, Britain – January 17, 2019 Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal during the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers June 10, 2019 Six NBA players were added to the training camp roster for the 2019-20 USA National team that will participate in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Newcomers to the 20-man camp, to be held Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas, are…

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BoE’s Saunders says UK rates may need to rise before markets expect

BoE’s Saunders says UK rates may need to rise before markets expect

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain, February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay//File Photo June 10, 2019 By David Milliken SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – The Bank of England will probably need to raise interest rates before financial markets expect, policymaker Michael Saunders said on Monday, adding his voice to an unexpectedly hawkish message from the central bank’s chief economist on Saturday. Saunders, the first of the current…

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Wall Street rallies after Trump calls off Mexico tariffs

Wall Street rallies after Trump calls off Mexico tariffs

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid June 10, 2019 By Aparajita Saxena (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes climbed on Monday, as investors were relieved after the United States abandoned its plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods. Mexico on Friday agreed to step up efforts to stem the flow of illegal Central American migrants, following threats from…

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