U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Friday, February 15, 2019, the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company on Friday, February 15, 2019, and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion.
A federal utility board voted on Thursday, February 14, 2019, to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.
Faced with potentially ruinous lawsuits over California's recent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in a move that could lead to higher bills for customers of the nation's biggest utility and reduce the size of any payouts to fire victims.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic interests over environmental ones.
China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported on Monday, January 21, 2019.