Metals and minerals industry

An activist sits on a stand put up as obstacle in the Hambach forest near Kerpen, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, which is occupied by protestors to stop from being chopped down for a lignite strip mine. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 4:59 am
KERPEN, Germany (AP) — Police in full riot gear cleared a blockade Thursday as authorities prepared to move in and remove tree houses built by activists in an ancient forest in western Germany slated to be cleared next month to allow for coal strip mining. Hundreds of police were on hand with water...
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An activist sits on a stand put up as obstacle in the Hambach forest near Kerpen, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, which is occupied by protestors to stop from being chopped down for a lignite strip mine. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 3:36 am
KERPEN, Germany (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have moved to remove tree houses built by activists in an ancient forest slated to be cleared to allow for coal strip mining. Police in riot gear stood by Thursday as preparations began to remove the roughly 60 treehouses occupied by...
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September 10, 2018 - 10:37 am
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are unveiling the "epochal" discovery of hundreds of Roman-era gold coins that were found during excavations to build a new apartment building in northern Italy. Construction crews digging in the historic center of Como discovered the small stone jar containing about...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 06, 2018 - 2:33 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell Thursday on fears that the U.S. is on the verge of imposing tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 22,492.32, and the Kospi in South Korea dropped 0.1...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Thursday on fears that the U.S. would soon impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, as public consultations drew to a close. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.2 percent to 22,528.46, while the Kospi in South Korea gained 0.1...
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Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are behind warnings of health risks from smokestack emissions under the Trump administration’s plan. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. (AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer)
September 03, 2018 - 11:48 pm
GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his...
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Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are behind warnings of health risks from smokestack emissions under the Trump administration’s plan. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. (AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer)
September 03, 2018 - 4:09 pm
GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his...
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Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are behind warnings of health risks from smokestack emissions under the Trump administration’s plan. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. (AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer)
September 03, 2018 - 1:11 pm
GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his...
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Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard are seen during the welcoming ceremony for Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Great Hall of the People Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 2:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent, the chief executive of the biggest African bank said. China has passed Europe and the United States as...
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A bucket wheel digs for coal near the Hambach Forest near Dueren, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Environmentalists fight against German energy company RWE, who plans soon clearing and grubbing the old forest for their open-pit lignite mine nearby to continue digging for brown coal. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 27, 2018 - 11:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Members of a government-appointed panel of experts on the future of Germany's coal industry are protesting plans to chop down parts of an ancient forest for mining. Panel members from three environmental groups, an organization promoting renewable energy and a residents' association...
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