FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With many barriers to dealing with Iran suddenly lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear activities, some European companies are ready to seize business opportunities in a tempting market of 78.5 million people.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants to find out what happened in Flint, Michigan where a switch in water supplies led to a variety of health problems, the White House said on Wednesday.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it was reviewing its handling of a crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water in the Michigan city of Flint and acknowledged it did not respond fast enough. "Our first priority is to make sure the water in Flint is safe, but we also must look at what the agency could have done differently," the agency said in a statement. An EPA spokeswoman confirmed the agency believed it did not act fast enough to address the problem.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to brief staffers on a House committee on Thursday about contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, a panel aide said. A group of bipartisan lawmakers including Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote last week to EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy requesting a briefing about high levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, a financially strapped city north of Detroit. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)