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Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

Chinese demand for elephant ivory drops, new report says

NAIROBI, Kenya — The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as the country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report Wednesday.
The Latest: Tusk will have negotiating proposal on Friday

The Latest: Tusk will have negotiating proposal on Friday

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:25 p.m.
It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

LONDON — The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbours , demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is fac

NewsAlert: May speaks to Parliament before Brexit statement

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is speaking to the House of Commons as anticipation builds before a key decision on leaving the European Union.
Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

TOKYO — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink.
Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

CHICAGO — Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would ro
Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribes

Thailand's ex-tourism chief gets 50 years for taking bribes

BANGKOK — The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.

EU blocks merger of Deutsche Boerse, London Stock Exchange

BERLIN — The European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying that it had "very serious" concerns about the deal's impact on competition.
White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

WASHINGTON — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cl