Government and politics

August 30, 2018 - 12:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu are the subject of a preliminary investigation. The French film star denies the allegations. The official said a woman filed a complaint on Monday near the southern city of Aix-en-...
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FILE - This May 29, 2018, file photo, shows Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday, Aug. 30, quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 11:58 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The decision means the country's National Energy Board will have to redo...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:20 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The decision means the country's National Energy Board will have to redo...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:13 am
VIENNA (AP) — Iran continues to comply with the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers even after the withdrawal of the United States, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Thursday in a confidential report. In the quarterly report distributed to member states and seen by The Associated...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the United States to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on the tariff of goods. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that "this could be,...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, stands with Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila, right, at the Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, Thursday Aug. 30, 2018. President Macron is in Finland on a two-day official visit. (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 11:09 am
HELSINKI (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday "we must rethink the European security architecture," as he pushed for a continent-wide effort to create "a strategic partnership, including in terms of defense, with our closest neighbors." Macron wants Europe to take responsibility...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:01 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. Thursday's decision means the country's National Energy Board will have to redo its...
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FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo customers browse in an Apple store in New York. On Thursday, Aug. 30, the Commerce Department issues its July report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains. At the same time, a key gauge of inflation posted its sharpest annual gain in six years, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to keep raising interest rates gradually. The...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:50 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Alec Baldwin will be the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual fall fundraising dinner. The actor, who won an Emmy last year for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," will speak at the Oct. 14 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest company to announce plans to move its European headquarters out of Britain ahead of Brexit. The company said in a statement Thursday that it plans to relocate from the U.K. to Amsterdam on Oct. 1 to "pursue improved efficiency...
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