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Transgender Man Awarded $120,000 in Discrimination Case at Iowa Prison

By CHRISTINE HAUSER

Jesse Vroegh had sued for access to the men’s restrooms and locker rooms and for health care benefits at the prison where he worked.

Biofuels: Commission blacklists palm oil, throws soybeans lifeline

By Gerardo Fortuna

In an eagerly-awaited decision, the European Commission last week categorised palm oil as a high-emitting biofuel crop but provided some controversial exemptions for smallholders and spared soybeans from the delegated act's provisions.

Trump Pushes Iraq to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

By EDWARD WONG

The push by American officials to get Iraq to comply with Iran sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

Iraq Rebuffs U.S. Demands to Stop Buying Energy From Iran

By EDWARD WONG

The push by American officials to get Iraq to comply with Iran sanctions could lead to more mass protests and political instability in the electricity-starved country.

Do You Know What’s in Your Cosmetics?

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollars worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven’t been updated in decades.

Europe’s palm oil strategy is fading [Promoted content]

By Pierre Bois d’Enghien

A vote by the French National Assembly to exclude palm oil from their list of eligible biofuels will have implications for the EU's new renewable energy law, writes Pierre Bois d’Enghien.

Biofuel sustainability criteria β€˜blocked’ in EU Commission

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

A delegated act determining the sustainability criteria of biofuels under the new renewable energy directive (RED II) has been blocked in the European Commission as some Commissioners found the criteria “too light”, EURACTIV has learnt.

White House Memo: In the Pale of Winter, Trump’s Tan Remains a State Secret

By KATIE ROGERS

The White House insists that only “good genes” and a clear powder are behind President Trump’s glow, but mysteries about his grooming routine abound.

City Kitchen: Juicy Fish, Crisp Potatoes and Minimal Fuss

By DAVID TANIS

This recipe for halibut and potatoes is easy to prepare, uses a minimum of pots and pans and is utterly delicious.

Opposition Leader, and Oil, Become Focus of Venezuela-U.S. Struggle

By ANA VANESSA HERRERO and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

After Washington handed control of Venezuela’s assets in the United States to the opposition leader, the government of Nicolás Maduro struck back fiercely.

U.S. Targets Venezuela With Tough Oil Sanctions During Crisis of Power

By EDWARD WONG and NICHOLAS CASEY

The economic penalties by the Trump administration marked the most forceful American action against President Nicolás Maduro, whom the U.S. is trying to oust.

Echoes of the Past in Venezuela Crisis, but Heard More Lightly

By KIRK SEMPLE

The United States’ recognition of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president seemed to follow a pattern familiar to Latin America.

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