Construction and engineering

People re-created the historic photo of the meeting of the rails from May 10, 1869, during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad completion at the Golden Spike National Historical Park Friday, May 10, 2019, in Promontory, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 10, 2019 - 7:34 pm
PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) — Music, bells and cannon fire rang out Friday at a remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago, uniting a nation long separated by vast expanses of desert, mountains and forests and fresh off the Civil War...
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In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, photo, Michael Kwan poses for a photograph in Salt Lake City. Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Western portion of the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. Kwan and other Chinese Americans are pushing for these workers some of whom lost their lives to get more than a token mention in history books as several days of celebrations kick off this week in Utah to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion Transcontinental Railroad. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 09, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Michael Kwan can't help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. "You're not talking about 12 hours...
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May 03, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An executive for the company proposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's oil sands into the U.S. says it has missed the 2019 construction season due to court delays. TransCanada executive vice president Paul Miller made the statement during a Friday earnings call...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a press conference at the closing of the Belt and Road Forum at Yanqi Lake on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Xi called Saturday for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative in the face of U.S. opposition to a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 27, 2019 - 7:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support Saturday for a project Washington worries is increasing Beijing's strategic influence. Xi spoke at a gathering of leaders to celebrate the...
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From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 4:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Friday to set high standards for Beijing's sweeping infrastructure-building initiative as fellow leaders praised the effort despite worries it is saddling some countries with too much debt. Xi avoided mentioning debt in a speech at a Belt and...
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April 23, 2019 - 11:12 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian and African leaders plan to press China at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure. That injects a potential note of conflict into the official celebration...
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Workers prepare to remove a statue from the damaged Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday, April 19, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 19, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 10 p.m. Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building. A fire brigade...
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves as he leaves after a press conference on the upcoming Road and Belt Forum in Beijing on Friday, April 19, 2019. China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 19, 2019 - 2:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be...
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A hole is seen in the dome inside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 11:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won't be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A global army of experts and craftspeople can be called on for the long, complex process of restoring the gutted landmark. The work will...
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Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, right, and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang attend the beginning of the Summit of Central and Eastern Europe and China in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Friday, April 12, 2019. EU member Croatia is hosting a two-day summit between China and 16 regional countries on expanding business between China and the region, which is dubbed 16+1. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
April 12, 2019 - 8:42 am
DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — China's prime minister promised Friday that his government will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it is flouting European Union competition rules with huge investments on the continent. Opening an annual summit between Eastern and...
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