Transportation infrastructure

November 24, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says it is temporarily closing its main road connection with North Korea. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Friday said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side. Geng said that "...
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FILE - In this April, 13, 2017 file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from Sanaa, the head of the World Food Program, Stephen Anderson, warned Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that millions of Yemenis are at risk and will face more deaths as the humanitarian situation deteriorates and deliveries remain blocked from getting to those most needy. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the river and through the woods will be relatively easy for most North Carolina motorists during the Thanksgiving holiday. A news release from the N.C. Department of Transportation says the road and lane closure suspension began Tuesday morning and continues through 8 p.m...
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This image released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo for actress Rose McGowan who surrendered to Airports Authority Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a Jan. 20 flight that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan, a leading voice against sexual harassment in Hollywood, has accepted an arrest warrant on a drug charge in a Washington suburb. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Andrew Trull says in an email Tuesday night that McGowan has surrendered to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, U.N. World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley poses for a photo beside his agency's logo at the agency's headquarters in New York. Beasley is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries. (AP Photo/Robert Bumstead)
November 11, 2017 - 10:02 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts, which would also free up billions of dollars to build roads and infrastructure and promote economic growth in all developing countries. David Beasley said in...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Da Nang International Airport in Danang, Vietnam, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)
November 10, 2017 - 12:11 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Leaders of the countries participating in a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump have agreed to meet and are expected to endorse a basic agreement on moving ahead without the U.S. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday that he was "reasonably...
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November 06, 2017 - 10:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) Monday to build safe bypass roads for Jewish West Bank settlers, in a move that looks to satisfy a key constituent but anger Palestinians who consider it a further encroachment upon their hoped for...
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November 06, 2017 - 7:37 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say troops have killed at least nine remaining militants aligned with the Islamic State group over the weekend in southern Marawi city and are attempting to determine whether a Malaysian who may have taken over the militants' leadership is...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, Chinese custom officials inspect trucks loaded with goods to and from North Korea in Dandong in northeast China's Liaoning province. For Chinese traders, new United Nations sanctions on North Korea are a disaster. Business in the Chinese border city of Dandong has all but dried up as Chinese traders are unable to collect payment from impoverished North Korean state companies for goods such as toothpaste, instant noodles and other household items. Large-scale trade involving North Korean iron ore and coal has been banned entirely, dealing a big blow to Dandong’s port, whose operator defaulted on a $150 million corporate bond. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 04, 2017 - 2:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — For Yu Kaiguang, harsh new United Nations sanctions on North Korea are a disaster. The trader in the Chinese border city of Dandong has seen business all but dry up, and he spends his days scrambling to obtain payment from the suddenly broke North Korean state companies to whom he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, the Port of Los Angeles, with some cargo loading cranes in the upright and idle position, are seen in this view from the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. Harbor commissioners have approved plans to drastically cut air pollution at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan approved Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at a meeting of the ports' governing boards outlines strategies for improving equipment and efficiency to eventually move cargo in the nation's largest port complex with zero emissions.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
November 03, 2017 - 2:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest port complex in the nation has set goals to drastically reduce air pollution over the next several decades. The plan approved Thursday at a meeting of the governing boards of the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach outlines strategies for improving equipment and...
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