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June 21, 2018 2:46 PM Report highlights lessons learned in Houston from Harvey

HOUSTON – A new report about Hurricane Harvey's impact on the Houston area highlights a variety of issues that it says contributed to the extensive damage. Among them are a lack of consistent regulations and awareness by residents of the risks of widespread flooding, and an overreliance on engineering solutions to deal with potential flooding dangers 44

June 18, 2018 4:07 PM After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business

XYLOKASTRO, Greece (Reuters) - Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself. Greece legalized cannabis for medical use last year, and in March this year it lifted 97

June 17, 2018 11:24 PM Pro-Business Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidency

Lawyer vowed to loosen regulations and fight drug trade, while opponent wanted a bigger role for the state in the economy BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer who has spent much of his working life in Washington policy circles, was elected president in a runoff vote that will usher in a rightward shift in a country that has been struggling 59

June 17, 2018 9:04 PM Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday 75

June 13, 2018 8:40 PM Apple’s New App-Privacy Rules Expose Past Loopholes

Previous policies had gaps allowing apps to collect and resell users’ information, including contacts lists and photo locations Apple Inc. is trying to enforce new privacy policies across its vast network of iPhone and iPad apps—and in the process is exposing longstanding gaps that left users’ data vulnerable to abuse. The company has issued new rules 75

June 12, 2018 2:42 AM NYC’s Public-Housing Authority Reaches Broad Agreement Over Safety Conditions

City agrees to spend more than $2 billion over a decade New York City’s public-housing authority will submit to federal oversight, and the city will invest more than $2 billion over a decade, under a settlement in which officials acknowledged misleading the federal government about the agency’s compliance with lead-paint safety regulations. The deal, announced 95

May 18, 2018 5:42 PM EU fights back to neutralize US sanctions against Iran

Europe is fighting back against President Donald Trump's attempt to isolate Iran with new rules aimed at protecting European companies from US sanctions. The European Commission said Friday it is planning to shield EU-based companies that continue to trade with Iran despite Trump's decision to quit an international nuclear agreement and reintroduce sanctions 63

May 10, 2018 9:32 PM Trump Administration Irked With Car Makers on Fuel-Economy Policy

Auto makers have pushed for rollback of Obama-era rules but fear too-extensive deregulation could lead to separate California standards The leaders of the world’s biggest car companies are heading to the White House on Friday, and it may be their last chance to prevent a head-on collision between the Trump administration and the state of California 47

April 26, 2018 5:43 PM Protections for special prosecutor clear panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job. Now all eyes are on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said he won't let the bill onto the Senate floor. The vote was 14-7 with four Republicans in favor. Republicans have split as President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia 509

April 26, 2018 5:02 PM EU Presses Tech Firms on Search Results, Fake News

Europe proposes legislation requiring platforms to be more transparent with search results; threatens new rules on ‘fake news’ BRUSSELS—The European Union tightened its effort to rein in tech giants like Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. on Thursday, advancing several measures that aim to shape the way they operate in Europe. The European Commission 59