NTSB expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San Francisco. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the close call. Board members are likely to focus … Continue reading NTSB expected to determine cause of Air Canada close call

FRESNO, Calif. | Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

FRESNO, Calif. — The Trump administration’s proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers here blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan — a city in … Continue reading FRESNO, Calif. | Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

UNITED NATIONS  — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran’s exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by Tehran following the … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

UNITED NATIONS | Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

UNITED NATIONS — Nelson Mandela‘s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too much of the world. “History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction,” Graca Machel told a U.N. “peace summit” … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

UNITED NATIONS | EU, Iran set financial “vehicle” to ease trade between them

UNITED NATIONS  — Five world powers and Iran agreed late Monday to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil, a key move sought by Tehran following the U.S. pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and its re-imposition of sanctions. Foreign ministers from Britain, France, … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | EU, Iran set financial “vehicle” to ease trade between them

UNITED NATIONS | UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS  — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation which is the foundation of the United Nations. U.N. deputy … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS | Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive “America First” agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can’t escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and railing against … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Messy domestic politics overshadow Trump’s address to UN

BEIJING | China official says talks impossible with ‘US holding knife’

BEIJING — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States “holds a knife” to Beijing’s neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Tuesday. The warning came after the Chinese government released a report that accused President Donald Trump of bullying other countries. It dampened hopes … Continue reading BEIJING | China official says talks impossible with ‘US holding knife’