Industry Regulation

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79

Jan 11, 2020

State media say Oman's ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died at the age of 79

House passes $1.4T government spending bill amid impeachment

Dec 18, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1.4 trillion government spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence

Poland wants troops, police to cull boars due to swine fever

Dec 11, 2019

Poland's agriculture minister says he wants to introduce new legislation that would allow military and police personnel to shoot wild boar on a large scale to help fight African swine fever that has appeared in the country's west. The minister said Wednesday the law would also punish anyone obstructing the elimination of animals in affected areas, such as environmentalists

Palestinians protest US settlement decision in ‘day of rage’

Nov 26, 2019

Hundreds of Palestinians protesting against the U.S. announcement last week that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law

Wisconsin Senate to vote on firing agriculture secretary

Nov 5, 2019

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to fire the state agriculture secretary appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers

Keystone oil pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons in North Dakota

Oct 31, 2019

A Canadian pipeline company says an oil spill from its Keystone pipeline in northeastern North Dakota has been contained

Trump seeks to block California as global climate leader

Oct 23, 2019

The Trump administration is suing to topple California as an international leader against climate change

Thailand puts crimp in return plans of Cambodian opposition

Oct 23, 2019

Thailand has barred a top leader of Cambodia's opposition party from entering the country, casting doubt on plans for its exiled leaders return to their homeland against the Cambodian government's wishes

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

Oct 23, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before Congress to defend the tech giant's global ambitions as scrutiny tightens over its massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

Oct 20, 2019

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals