* After Trump win, investors re-evaluating Russia risk (Adds more details, quotes)
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 The European Union will take action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources said, after the Volkswagen cheating scandal showed suspicious behaviour in the industry.
* U.S. stocks climb led by dividend heavy sectors, healthcare down
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7 Canadian light oil producers are in a better position than oil sands heavyweights to benefit from the cautious optimism trickling into the energy industry, thanks to improvements in operating efficiency and two years of steep cost cutting.
* Official results not expected until Thursday (Recasts after polls close, adds quote, comment, detail)
OTTAWA, Dec 7 Canada's government and 10 provinces are set to agree a national carbon price on Friday, doubling down on a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions just weeks before avowed climate change skeptic Donald Trump becomes U.S. President.
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry.
Dec 7 Land rig provider Pioneer Energy Services will sell two of its rigs next week as part of a move to decrease its exposure to older electric rigs, Chief Executive Stacy Locke told Reuters on Wednesday.
* U.S. stocks rise with dividend stocks strong, healthcare down
VIENNA, Dec 7 The two Austrians and a Chinese man who died in a plane crash in Pakistan worked for Austrian engineering group Andritz on a hydropower project in the north of the country, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday.