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Senate OKs Tough Former Regulator as Market Watchdog Chief

WASHINGTON—The Senate has approved President Joe Biden’s choice of Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, signaling an emphasis on investor protection for the Wall Street watchdog agency after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration. The vote Wednesday was 53-45, mostly along party lines in the narrowly Democratic-controlled Senate, to confirm Gensler, […]

Exclusive: Democratic lawmakers urge Biden to set tough vehicle emissions rules – letters

FILE PHOTO: Morning traffic drives on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson March 24, 2021 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two groups of U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to reinstate tough Obama-era vehicle emissions standards through 2025 and do more to shift the […]

US Concludes ‘Tough’ Talks With China in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Senior U.S. and Chinese officials concluded on Friday what Washington called “tough and direct” talks in Alaska which laid bare the depth of tensions between the world’s two largest economies at the outset of the Biden administration. The run-up to the talks in Anchorage, which followed visits by U.S. officials to allies Japan and […]

Dubai airport boss warns tough year ahead after 2020 passenger numbers slide 70%

FILE PHOTO: Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300ER planes are seen at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo February 15, 2021 By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai Airports’ chief executive warned on Monday it would be another tough year for the Middle East’s busiest hub, Dubai International, after […]

Russia accuses West of Navalny hysteria, Kremlin backs tough protest policing

A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS February 3, 2021 MOSCOW […]