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Iraq says proven oil reserves rise to 153 billion barrels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:53am

Iraq says new exploration has revealed an additional 10 billion barrels of oil, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels.

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:32am

Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect.

IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden Mongolia

Ganbat Namjilsangarav, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:20am

The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track.

Could 'Nexit' follow Brexit after Dutch elections?

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:31am

For a small nation that has grown hugely wealthy thanks to centuries of doing business far and wide, the political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward.

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:01am

One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing.

Voters in Ecuador set to choose between change, continuity

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:06pm

Ecuadoreans will choose Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy.

IMF says it has agreed terms for $5 bn loan to Mongolia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 9:53pm

The International Monetary Fund said Sunday that it and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track.

China suspends coal imports from North Korea over missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 9:04pm

China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Firefighters knock down blaze at California oil refinery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 4:11pm

An explosion and fire erupted Saturday at a California oil refinery, exactly two years after a blast that crippled the plant and led to higher gasoline prices, authorities said.

Chrysler recalls some cars for loose bolts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 2:31pm

Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.

Trump's plan for spike in defense spending faces big hurdles

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 1:24pm

Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet.

Florida company to pay $5.5m over stolen patient information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:30pm

A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees.

Kelly: Trump is working on a "streamlined" travel ban

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:19pm

President Donald Trump is working on a "streamlined" version of his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations to iron out the difficulties that landed his first order in the courts, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday.

A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:56am

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.

Trump sons open Dubai golf club as namesake now US president

Jon Gambrell and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:35am

Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons ceremonially opened a Trump-branded golf club in Dubai on Saturday, meeting privately with Emirati elites as questions remain about how separated their father is from the empire bearing his name.

Turkish Airlines flight to Toronto evacuated after note seen

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:30am

A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul was evacuated Saturday after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms.

Montana wants to host lucrative Outdoor Retailer show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:20am

Gov. Steve Bullock's office says Montana is interested in hosting the lucrative Outdoor Retailer trade show after organizers decided to move it from Salt Lake City over a disagreement with Utah leaders about their stance on public lands.

Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:12am

"Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks.

Passenger train derails near Brussels; 1 killed, 20 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 7:23am

A passenger train derailed and flipped on its side Saturday near Brussels, killing one person and injuring up to 20 others, a Belgian official said.