Reported by NPR 2016 was the warmest year on record, according to a new report by the U.S. government. This is the third year in a row that global temperatures have soared above the 20th century average. The report comes ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who has at times, referred to global warming as a.. »more
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defended his stock holdings and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday, saying Americans would not suddenly lose health insurance.
Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that human activity plays "some" role in the changing climate. In his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Scott Pruitt said he wants to work with states to protect the environment while also encouraging economic growth.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to "outsmart" future disease epidemics with a fund to prepare and create new vaccines.
Nigerian lawmakers have adopted an official exchange rate of 305 naira per dollar for the 2017 budget but have asked the central bank to initiate measures to close the 40 percent spread with the black market, the deputy senate president said on Wednesday. Members of the upper house of parliament said..
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in sometime Thursday in Banjul, with West African troops ready to cross the border if outgoing president Yahya Jammeh still refuses to give up power. Barrow won the December 1 election. Jammeh, who once vowed to rule Gambia for “a billion..
Irish drugmaker Mallinckrodt and a U.S. subsidiary will pay $100 million and agree to other conditions to settle government antitrust allegations they unlawfully prevented competition for Acthar, a drug that has seen enormous price spikes in recent years.
Tensions have again flared between Japan and South Korea over victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery, and they are casting a shadow over trilateral security cooperation with the U.S. against North Korea’s growing aggression, U.S. experts say. The long-running feud between the two countries was..
A deeply unpopular fuel price hike has pushed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating to a record low of just 12 percent, the worst for any president in decades, a newspaper poll showed Wednesday. The president's approval ratings on employment, anti-corruption efforts and his handling..