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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce today plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks. Trump will make the announcement during a trip to Detroit. He'll visit the American Center for Mobility, where he'll challenge the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) emissions targets that were a centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trading in global stock markets is cautious and the dollar is slightly weaker as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve today. Because the increase is widely expected, a key point of focus will be Fed Chair Janet Yellen's subsequent news conference, which investors will watch for hints on how quickly rates might be raised in the future.

BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives for Syrian rebels are denying reports that today they'll be attending peace talks in Kazakhstan. Officials from the Kazakh government said earlier that Syria's armed opposition groups would be ending their boycott and attend talks with the Syrian government. Two rebel officials are dismissing the report. Rebels said earlier this week that they would not be attending the talks because of repeated cease-fire violations by the government.

PARIS (AP) — Renault (reh-NOH') is denying a report that it equipped its vehicles with software that allows them to cheat on emissions testing. Today's statement from the French carmaker follows a report in the newspaper Liberation, which claimed to have obtained an investigative document from the Economy Ministry indicating that emissions from the Renault Captur and the Clio IV spewed emissions more than 300 percent higher than the legal limit in real-life conditions.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians are in three days of national mourning following a deadly landslide that killed dozens of people. The death toll has risen to at least 72 following Saturday's collapse of a mountain of garbage in a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. Many victims were women and children trapped when makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the landfill were buried in debris.

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