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US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate

HOW MANY TROOPS?: One thing seems clear this morning. The Pentagon has drawn up contingency plans to deploy thousands more U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf regio...

US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate

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Iraq walks Iran-US tightrope as tensions escalate The United States claims militia with ties to Iran are planning attacks against its personnel in Iraq. Whether true or not, tensions between Iran and the US are putting Iraq in a tough position....
07:52, 05/16/2019

As tensions escalate with Iran, Pompeo briefs Iraq on the threat to US forces POMPEO’S SURPRISE SIDE TRIP: With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a stop in Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and instead made a quick in-and-out visit to Iraq....
13:39, 05/08/2019

U.S. Embassy orders staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
12:00, 05/15/2019

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran (BAGHDAD) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf...
21:13, 05/15/2019

U.S. Embassy in Iraq Orders Staff to Leave as Iran Tensions Rise The U.S. ordered all its nonemergency staff to leave Iraq immediately, amid heightened tensions with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf region....
13:13, 05/15/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions Order comes as Iran’s supreme leader issues warning over country’s nuclear capabilitiesThe US embassy in Baghdad has ordered all non-essential and non-emergency staff to leave Iraq immediately as tensions grow between Washington and Iran.Last week, W...
13:00, 05/15/2019

State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
14:00, 05/15/2019

State Department orders nonemergency staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all nonemergency staff to leave the country right away.        ...
23:00, 05/15/2019

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the ...
19:39, 04/28/2019

Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
15:13, 05/17/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S...
10:52, 05/18/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
07:26, 05/18/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside....
22:39, 05/17/2019

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediate...
23:26, 05/18/2019

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced, dead-of-night jaunt to Iraq on Tuesday, showing support for the country’s government in the face as escalating tensions between the US and Iran. Pompeo came and went in Baghdad in just four ho...
05:00, 05/08/2019

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran The secretary of state’s trip came on the eve of the first anniversary of President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Washington and Tehran have been exchanging increasingly belligerent rhetoric as the day approaches....
06:26, 05/08/2019

Amid Iran Tensions, US Orders Partial Evacuation Of Embassy In Baghdad The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran....
12:52, 05/15/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq Amid Increasing Tensions With Iran BAGHDAD — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. Pompeo was in Baghdad briefly Tuesday night before flying out. Pompeo ...
01:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East....
00:52, 05/08/2019

Dow plunges 500 points as US-China trade tensions escalate The Dow plunged more than 500 points on Tuesday as investors grew jittery over President Trump’s threats to slap new tariffs on Chinese goods. Beijing said on Tuesday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States this week for t...
20:52, 05/07/2019

Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year....
17:13, 05/18/2019

Chinese markets fall more than 3% as US-China trade tensions escalate U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the current 10% levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will rise to 25% on Friday....
04:00, 05/06/2019

US warships sail near disputed islands claimed by China, as tensions escalate: report Two U.S. warships on Monday sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China, a move that comes at a time of tense relations between the two nations....
16:13, 05/06/2019

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, officials said Wednesday....
14:39, 05/15/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran. The alert, published on the embassy’s website on Wednesday, com...
10:52, 05/15/2019

State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts NBC News- The State Department has ordered “non-emergency U.S. government employees” in Iraq to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil amid tensions with neighboring Iran. The State Department has ordered personnel home f...
15:26, 05/15/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the 2015 international pact....
05:00, 05/10/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces....
13:13, 05/17/2019

US issues security alert on Iraq amid regional tensions BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert, warning U.S. citizens of “heightened tensions” in Iraq and advising against travel there. The advisory warning was posted on Twitter on Sunday night. It comes at a time ...
09:39, 05/13/2019

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Monday In Honor Of Kentucky Soldier Killed In Iraq FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered all U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 6, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Acc...
22:39, 05/02/2019

U.S. Officials Raise Alarm of Iranian Threat Targeting American Troops in Iraq The White House and Pentagon made the decision after seeing intelligence that showed new activity on the part of Iranian forces since Friday, officials said....
20:13, 05/06/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced stop in Iraq amid increased tensions in region Pompeo met with Iraq's defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as the country's foreign minister and several other officials.        ...
01:00, 05/08/2019

Once again Iraq caught up in U.S.-Iran tension When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside....
17:13, 05/18/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has reminded many observers of the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003....
05:39, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Tensions with China help U.S. see importance of North American trade -Mexican official Tense U.S.-China relations are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, a senior Mexican diplomat said on Friday, after negotiating a deal that ended steel tariffs in the region....
04:13, 05/18/2019

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq 'immediately' U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return "immediately" for their safety, state news agency BNA said....
18:13, 05/18/2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warns war with Iran would make Iraq War 'look like a cakewalk' Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D, HI, said she looks forward to a briefing next week that will provide more clarity on the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, and warned that a war with the country would dwarf the challenges we faced during our ...
19:52, 05/17/2019

No Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contra...
20:39, 05/14/2019

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser....
02:39, 05/14/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies and shipments....
01:26, 05/17/2019

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for "possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq...
11:26, 05/15/2019

On Surprise Iraq Visit, Mike Pompeo Speaks Of "Imminent" Iran Threat Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he paid a surprise trip to Baghdad where he accused Tehran of planning "imminent"......
02:39, 05/08/2019

No increased threat from Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria-British general There has been no increase in the threat from Iran-backed militia against U.S.-led coalition forces battling remnants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior British officer in the coalition told a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday....
18:26, 05/14/2019

‘Close to inconceivable': Trump’s Iran rhetoric sparks warning of Iraq war redux Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid plunging the United States into another Iraq-like war in the Middle East, demanding more information about vague warnings that Iran might be planning attacks on ...
20:26, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 2-Iraq has contingency plans in case Iran gas imports halted - minister Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage of Iranian gas imports for its power grid but hopes no such disruption will take place, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday....
16:13, 05/16/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
18:52, 05/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq close to signing $53 bln deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights – and neither is likely to blink Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats to maritime oil trade and a US naval battlegroup steaming for the Persian Gulf. Such developments wer...
01:00, 05/14/2019

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitical tensions with CNBC's Rahel Solomon....
00:26, 05/15/2019

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran’s leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program: “Call me.” Trump’s nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn̵...
02:00, 05/10/2019

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran....
01:13, 05/14/2019

US carrier and bombers deploy as tensions with Iran heat up The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in response to "troubling" warnings from Iran, the White House announced Sunday....
22:13, 05/06/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possible counterstrikes, according to one interpretation of the information, people familiar with the matt...
01:52, 05/17/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an inter...
10:52, 05/16/2019

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer....
11:00, 05/18/2019

Allies fear US-Iran tensions could spark accidental conflict International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond ....
14:13, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Qatar trying to defuse tensions amid Iran crisis The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 9:40 a.m....
09:13, 05/16/2019

US briefing: China trade war, Iran tensions and Philippine election Monday’s top story: markets dip as investors brace for China’s retaliation to US tariffs. Plus, a farewell to Veep, the funniest, sweariest show on TVGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
13:13, 05/13/2019

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran, Trump responded, "I hope not." (May 16)     ...
19:39, 05/16/2019

US-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — White House’s sudden announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to counter Iran comes just days ahead of the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s decision to withd...
09:00, 05/07/2019

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after four Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
21:13, 05/14/2019

Oil bounces up on Iran concern after touching one-month low on trade tensions Oil futures edged higher in volatile trade on Monday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran buoyed prices after they touched a one-month low following U.S. President Donald Trump's threat that he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods....
23:52, 05/06/2019

Iran tensions could drive Brent crude above $80 this summer, strategist says Tensions in key international waterways could drive up oil prices this year, according to RBC Capital Markets head of global commodity strategy Helima Croft....
16:00, 05/09/2019

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. ...
04:52, 05/19/2019

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promo...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the “Iran” dail...
08:13, 05/18/2019

People Aren't Buying the American War Machine's Pitch for War With Iran If national security advisor John Bolton is Ahab, war with Iran has long been his Moby Dick. Now, Bolton’s dream of a new, disastrous conflict feels closer than ever to becoming reality....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Mike Pompeo cancels trip to Moscow amid tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday canceled his trip to Moscow -- but not to Sochi -- opting instead to stop in Brussels amid rising tensions with Iran....
22:52, 05/13/2019

Exclusive: U.S. commander says he could send carrier into Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions The commander overseeing U.S. naval forces in the Middle East told Reuters on Thursday that American intelligence showing a threat from Iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz, if needed....
05:00, 05/10/2019

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions The US aviation regulator has warned that "military activities" and "political tensions" could put flights at risk. Washington has increased its military presence in the Gulf amid a worsening spat with Iran....
15:13, 05/18/2019

As tensions with U.S. rise, Iran threatens to curtail cooperation in the nuclear deal Those threats, Trump administration and defense officials said, led to the announcement by the White House late Sunday that a U.S. aircraft carrier and bombers were being deployed to the Persian Gulf region....
17:52, 05/07/2019

3 Oil Tankers ‘Sabotaged,’ Gulf Officials Say, Amid Heightened Tensions With Iran (FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates) — Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a “sabotage” attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the inci...
20:26, 05/13/2019

Iran to partially withdraw from nuclear deal as tensions with U.S. rise: reports Iran on Wednesday is expected to announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, a year to the day that President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the accord....
23:00, 05/07/2019

Donald Trump says he would send ‘120,000 troops to fight Iran’ as tensions grow DONALD Trump has said he would send soldiers to the Middle East amid reports the US is preparing to deploy 120,000 troops and fears of conflict with Iran....
22:00, 05/14/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being ‘misidentified’ amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran...
07:26, 05/18/2019

Trump warns Iran, says country will 'suffer greatly' if it does 'anything' amid tensions President Trump on Monday warned Iran that it will “suffer greatly” if the country does “anything” amid reported threats against the United States from Tehran....
22:39, 05/13/2019

Iran Drone Video Of American Carrier Appears "Years Old": US Navy Footage of an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf which Iran claimed it shot with a drone in the Gulf appears to be "several years old", the US Navy has said....
12:13, 04/29/2019

Germany, Netherlands stop training Iraqi soldiers as tensions rise between US-Iran Germany and the Netherlands have halted all training missions in Iraq as tensions continue to rise between the US and Iran, which supports proxy militias there. The countries announced the move Wednesday just hours after the US ordered all non-essent...
00:52, 05/16/2019

ExxonMobil Employees Begin Evacuating an Iraqi Oil Field Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions (BAGHDAD) — Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. The evacuation comes amid rising tensions be...
18:13, 05/18/2019

Two more B-52s, Marine expeditionary unit head to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran The Pentagon dispatched two more B-52s and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East, on top of forces already there, in response to "credible threats" that Iran plans to attack American forces and interests there....
19:00, 05/10/2019

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions with Iran....
18:52, 05/11/2019

Former CIA official: 'Absolutely necessary to talk about' taking preventative action amid Iran tensions Former CIA Middle East Department Chief Daniel Hoffman reacted to a New York Times report that President Trump reviewed a military plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East in the case an attack by Iran on American forces....
03:00, 05/15/2019

John Bolton warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’ amid tensions in Gaza John Bolton warned on Sunday that the Trump administration would send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran as a carrier strike group was traveling to the region amid tensions in Gaza. President Trump’s National Security Adviso...
06:26, 05/06/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open. Wang Yi, whose country has been a major customer for Iranian oil, held talks with Mo...
13:13, 05/17/2019

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
17:13, 05/18/2019

UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq over Iran 'threat' Britain has raised the threat level for UK forces and diplomats in Iraq because of what sources say is a heightened security risk from Iran, Sky News can reveal....
14:13, 05/16/2019

US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away BAGHDAD (AP) — US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away....
11:39, 05/15/2019

Iraq’s Militias, Accused of Threatening U.S., Pose a Quandary for Iraq The militias were critical in pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq, but most have refused to disarm. They range from helpful groups to criminal organizations, and some have ties to Iran....
03:13, 05/08/2019

GOP lawmaker on Iran threat: Directive was to 'kill and kidnap American soldiers' An Iranian military leader told proxy militias: 'We are getting ready to have a proxy war and target Americans,' a top GOP lawmaker said Friday.        ...
22:13, 05/17/2019

Here’s how the House’s standoff with William Barr could escalate Attorney General William Barr has until Monday morning to follow House Democrats’ orders to reveal the redacted parts of the Mueller Report — or else. But what “or else” entails remains an open question. As Barr continues to balk at the subpoena issu...
06:13, 05/05/2019

S&P 500 futures fall as U.S.-China trade fears escalate Prospects for a drawn out trade war between the United States and China sent S&P 500 futures sharply lower as trading resumed on Sunday, after Washington demanded concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit...
02:13, 05/13/2019

Attacks on Ebola clinics escalate as outbreak intensifies Attacks by armed militiamen and locals -- who maintain that the virus is a scheme brought in from the outside -- on Ebola clinics have only escalated as the spread of the disease intensifies....
21:52, 05/09/2019

Westpac tracking vulnerable customers to escalate service level As part of its complaints handling overhaul, the bank is making use of data such as a customer's postcode and if they're in receipt of Centrelink assistance to find customers that need more 'care'....
09:26, 05/09/2019

The Economy Is Doing Well. That May Lead Trump to Escalate His Trade Fight With China Even More Few presidents have bragged as much about the stock market as Donald Trump. From the early days of his Administration, Trump has sought to boost Wall Street and take credit for any gains in the Dow. Now, as the President considers what would be his m...
13:00, 05/10/2019

The Economy Is Doing Well. That May Lead Trump to Escalate His Trade Fight With China Few presidents have bragged as much about the stock market as Donald Trump. From the early days of his Administration, Trump has sought to boost Wall Street and take credit for any gains in the Dow. Now, as the President considers what would be his m...
19:52, 05/09/2019

Bayer's Legal Woes Escalate With Probe Into Monsanto File Bayer is seeking to limit the damage after French prosecutors said they had opened an investigation into potentially illegal practices by Monsanto before it was acquired by the German chemicals and drugs giant....
22:52, 05/13/2019

Trump's threat to escalate trade war with China pushes Dow lower for a second day The Dow Jones industrial average extended its losses into a second day on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate a trade war moved closer to reality.        ...
20:26, 05/07/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen’s capital CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it is “deeply saddened” by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen’s capital. The agency is...
18:26, 05/17/2019

Amnesty International says civilians attacked in Libya A rights group is accusing combatants in Libya of committing "unlawful" attacks against civilians in the capital Tripoli that could amount to war crimes....
17:13, 05/16/2019

CIA's Solution to Killing Too Many Civilians: Knife Bomb The CIA and the U.S. military have been using a new type of missile during some drone strikes in recent years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. What makes this new missile unique? It doesn’t explode and instead deploys sharp blades, ...
22:00, 05/09/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital The U.N. refugee agency says it is "deeply saddened" by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen's capital....
19:13, 05/17/2019

Airstrikes, roadblocks trap civilians in Libya’s Tripoli Libyan forces loyal to a former military commander have intensified their airstrikes on Tripoli, where heavy fighting and blocked roads have left civilians trapped in their homes...
14:26, 04/29/2019

Insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest Syria Insurgents fired rockets into a government-held Christian town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing six people, including five children who were playing near a monastery and wounding several others, state media and a local priest said....
15:13, 05/12/2019

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 civilians in Kashmir ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says Indian troops fired across a cease-fire line in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a woman and a 12-year-old boy. In a statement, it says another woman was wounded in the attack Sunday. The military s...
18:26, 05/05/2019

Syria says insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that insurgents have shelled a government-held town in the country’s northwest, killing five children and a woman. State TV said the shelling on Sunday had caused widespread material damage...
13:26, 05/12/2019

Pakistan hotel attack kills 5 civilians, 4 insurgents Pakistani regional police chief increases death toll from attack on a luxury hotel to five people, which he said did not include four gunmen killed by security forces...
13:13, 05/12/2019

Rocket strike on Syria refugee camp kills 10 civilians: U.N. At least 10 civilians were killed and 30 wounded in Syria by a rocket strike on the Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees close to the city of Aleppo on Tuesday night, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday....
18:39, 05/16/2019

Group accuses Yemen rebels of storing weapons near civilians A prominent international rights group says Yemen's Houthi rebels had stored explosives in a warehouse in a residential area in the capital that caught fire last month, killing at least 15 children and wounding more than 100 people....
11:39, 05/09/2019

The Latest: Israel says Gaza civilians slain by Hamas rocket JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The Israeli military says an errant Palestinian rocket that misfired — not an Israeli airstrike — caused the death of a pregnant Palestinian mother and h...
10:13, 05/05/2019

Ethnic attacks in Mali killed 18 civilians this week: peacekeeping mission At least 18 civilians were killed in two related attacks this week in central Mali, the United Nations MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said on Saturday, as the death toll from fighting between local hunters and herders continues to climb....
16:13, 05/04/2019

U.S. says military killed 120 civilians abroad in 2018, lower than watchdog estimates United States military actions killed about 120 civilians and injured 65 others in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia last year, the Pentagon said in a report on Thursday, though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups....
14:52, 05/02/2019

Amnesty International: U.S.-backed alliance killed 1,600 Syria civilians in former IS stronghold Amnesty International and a British nonprofit said in a new study Thursday the U.S.-backed military coalition in Syria killed more than 1,600 civilians in the onetime terror stronghold of Raqqa during fighting in 2017....
19:39, 04/28/2019

5 civilians, 4 insurgents killed in attack on luxury hotel in southwest Pakistan: official A Pakistani regional police chief increased Sunday the death toll from an attack on a luxury hotel to five people, which he said did not include four gunmen killed by security forces....
15:13, 05/12/2019

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days....
18:26, 05/07/2019

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict, with peace prospects losing ‘momentum’ “Civilians continue to pay the highest price” arising from Ukraine’s on-going conflict with separatist rebels in the east, the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, a conflict which is still claiming lives....
02:39, 04/29/2019

Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning Intensifying clashes between the Myanmar military and armed separatists that reportedly involved a deadly helicopter bombing raid on civilians earlier this week in Rakhine state, have been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR....
18:39, 04/28/2019

What it's like to vacation in Iraq Photographer Christian Lindgren travels to Iraq for an unconventional vacation. Find out what he did on holiday in a destination synonymous with conflict....
18:26, 04/30/2019

US pulls some government employees from Iraq Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces....
14:39, 05/15/2019

Iraq's southern oil exports at 3.5 mln bpd so far in May, official says Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.5 million barrels a day (bpd) crude oil as of Saturday, South Oil Company chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters....
06:26, 05/19/2019

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq, decades after it closed its diplomatic post. Oman’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. The sultanate, on the eastern edge of the Ar...
05:39, 05/13/2019

U.S. pulls some government employees from Iraq Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces....
11:26, 05/15/2019

IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8 BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives ves...
11:39, 05/10/2019

U.S. warns on possible 'imminent threats' to U.S. forces in Iraq The U.S. military said on Tuesday that there were possible imminent threats to U.S. troops in Iraq, who were now at a high level of alert, and underscored concerns about Iranian-backed forces in the region....
23:26, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Iraqi FM says Iraq wants to avoid conflict Iraq’s foreign minister says his country should stay away from conflict, adding that efforts should be exerted to avoid “tensions and escalation” in the Middle East...
19:26, 05/17/2019

Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change....
09:13, 05/02/2019

Iraq planning $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina The prime minister of Iraq says he has instructed his country’s Oil Ministry to finalize an agreement with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to lead a $53 billion megaproject to boost oil production...
21:26, 05/07/2019

Iraq pursuing $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina BAGHDAD (AP) — The prime minister of Iraq says he has instructed his country’s Oil Ministry to finalize an agreement with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to lead a $53 billion megaproject to boost oil production. Speaking at a pr...
15:52, 05/07/2019

The Latest: US non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12: 15 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has...
11:39, 05/15/2019

Funeral For Soldier Killed In Iraq Scheduled For Today MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The funeral for a soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be held Monday in Madison County. It follows a day of mourning, as family and friends gathered for the visitation for Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley ...
14:13, 05/06/2019

ExxonMobil employees evacuating oil field in southern Iraq Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday....
20:52, 05/18/2019

Widows of Iraq’s war pick up the threads of fragmented lives MOSUL, Iraq – In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together. The mother of three lost her husband during the wa...
01:52, 05/14/2019

Iraq awards gas recovery contract to China's CPECC A Chinese energy company has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from Iraq's Halfaya oil field to fuel power stations in the country's underserved Maysan province....
19:00, 05/08/2019

Iraq, Germany's Siemens sign power agreement Iraq and German giant Siemens have signed a framework electricity agreement potentially worth billions of dollars. The Iraqi premier was in Berlin to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel....
03:39, 05/02/2019

Iraq will 'cooperate' with Siemens on power grid plan Iraq's government said on Monday it would "cooperate" with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the country's power grid, but gave no further details....
20:39, 04/29/2019

Gunmen kill five members of a family near Iraq's Mosul Gunmen shot dead five members of a family in an attack on their house near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul late on Wednesday, police officials and hospital sources said....
15:52, 05/09/2019

US War Pilot, Shot Down In Iraq 15 Years Ago, Returns As Senator Tammy Duckworth, the helicopter pilot who lost her legs when she was shot down over Iraq 15 years ago, returned to the country for the first time this week as a US senator, her office said Friday....
22:00, 04/28/2019

Widows of Iraq's war pick up the threads of fragmented lives In a workshop in a bombed-out factory in Mosul, Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together....
18:39, 05/13/2019

Charity: Iraq excludes 45,000 children born under IS rule An international charity says an estimated 45,000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers....
11:30, 04/30/2019

Iraq: Yazidis to accept survivors of IS rape, not children The spiritual council for Iraq's Yazidi community says it will not embrace the children of women raped by Islamic State group men, just days after it said it would accept "all survivors" of the extremist group's attempted annihilation of the minority...
18:52, 04/28/2019

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Iraq's Sulaimaniya: USGS A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Local medics said no injuries were reported and officials said there was no significant material damage....
14:00, 05/11/2019

GenDyn tapped for 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92.4 million contract to produce 120mm ammunition cartridges for Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks....
20:39, 05/16/2019

Iraq awards gas recovery contract to China’s CPECC BAGHDAD (AP) — A Chinese energy company has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from Iraq’s Halfaya oil field to fuel power stations in the country’s underserved Maysan province. The China Petroleum Engineering and Construction...
14:52, 05/08/2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. Pompeo was in Baghdad briefly Tuesday night before flying out. Pompeo s...
23:26, 05/07/2019

| Iraq excludes 45 000 children born under ISIS rule - charity An estimated 45 000 children in Iraq who were born under the rule of the Islamic State group are being excluded from society because the government denies them documentation and ID papers, an international charity said....
07:52, 05/01/2019

UN urges public inquiry into abuse by British troops in Iraq LONDON (AP) — A U.N. committee is calling for an independent public inquiry to investigate allegations of unlawful killings and torture by British troops in Iraq. The findings deal with the period after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The U.N....
18:26, 05/17/2019

France to continue military training activities in Iraq: source The French army has no plans at this point to suspend military training activities in Iraq, a source close to the French Defence ministry told Reuters on Wednesday....
19:26, 05/15/2019

US non-essential personnel ordered to leave Iraq Embassy, consulate The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the agency said in a security alert on its website early Wednesday morning. Th...
14:13, 05/15/2019

The Latest: German military resumes training mission in Iraq The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 1:50 p.m....
13:13, 05/17/2019

Sen. Duckworth Returns to Iraq for 1st Time Since Being Shot Down and Losing Her Legs (CHICAGO) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth has returned to Iraq for the first time since the helicopter she was piloting was shot down during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. The Illinois Democrat said Friday that she led a bipartisan congressional ...
20:13, 04/29/2019

After years of extreme drought, Iraq’s wet winter poses new challenges YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq — After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq’s famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate...
18:39, 05/02/2019

Fulfill All Your Nike Needs With $30 Off Orders of $150 or More Nike is one of the most desirable workout-wear brands, though quality gear often comes at a price. But thanks to a deal Nike’s running through May 12, don’t sweat the cost of a new Nike wardrobe. Now, take $30 off orders of $150 or more with promo co...
16:13, 05/09/2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes surprise trip to Iraq US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad over concerns Iran "is escalating their activity." The visit saw Pompeo skip a trip to Germany where he had been due to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel....
04:26, 05/08/2019

Iraq War vet recounts chasing after California synagogue gunman: ‘I scared the hell out of him’ The Iraq War veteran who fearlessly rushed the Southern California synagogue shooter said he acted on instinct when he heard gunshots ring out during services on Saturday morning....
20:13, 04/29/2019

Germany suspends Iraq training mission as US pulls out diplomatic staff Germany's Bundeswehr has halted its military training exercises in Iraq amid heightened tensions in the region. The US has put troops on high alert and removed nonemergency diplomatic staff from Baghdad and Erbil....
14:39, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Siemens pips GE in race for $14 bln Iraq electricity infrastructure rebuild Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a $14 billion scheme to rebuild Iraq's electricity infrastructure following years of war, the country's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday....
15:39, 04/30/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq sees deal with Exxon Mobil, PetroChina 'very soon' -oil minister Iraq oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday he expects his ministry to sign an initial deal with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina "very soon", but did not give a specific date....
12:39, 05/08/2019

U.S. refiners tap Iraq, West Africa and Brazil for scarce crude supplies U.S. refiners have turned to several lesser-used oil suppliers in the wake of U.S. sanctions that restricted usual providers of widely-used grades as they gear up for peak driving season....
20:26, 05/06/2019

Siemens pips GE in race for $14 billion Iraq electricity infrastructure rebuild Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a $14 billion scheme to rebuild Iraq's electricity infrastructure following years of war, the country's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday....
15:52, 04/30/2019

New Volkswagen ID.3: 10,000 pre-orders for all-electric hatch News 9 May, 2019 Volkswagen nets more than 10,000 pre-bookings for the all-electric ID.3, just 24 hours after the limited edition model's reveal...
01:26, 05/10/2019

U.S. military not given orders to prepare for war in Venezuela The Pentagon on Wednesday appeared to downplay any active planning to directly intervene in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro, telling Congress it had not been given orders to prepare for war and stressing support for diplomacy....
19:13, 05/01/2019

U.S. orders suspension of all flights to Venezuela All flights between the United States and Venezuela were suspended indefinitely, the Department of Homeland Security's secretary announced Wednesday....
05:13, 05/16/2019

Volkswagen ID 3: 10,000 pre-orders for electric hatch VW receives more than 10,000 pre-orders in 24 hours for limited-edition sub-£34,000 launch version of EV Volkswagen says the pre-orders for the launch edition of its ID 3 electric hatchback have "significantly" exceeded expectations – with more than...
00:39, 05/10/2019

New Volkswagen ID.3: 15,000 pre-orders for all-electric hatch News 14 May, 2019 More than 15,000 pre-bookings have been taken for the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3, just one week after the limited edition model's reveal...
14:52, 05/14/2019

US Orders Suspension Of Flights Between US And Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence......
07:00, 05/16/2019

Amazon might start using robots to box your orders A few weeks ago, Amazon said it will be at least 10 years before the company is running fully-automated warehouses. But partial automation is already underway. According to Reuters, Amazon is considering installing two machines at dozens of warehouse...
18:26, 05/13/2019

U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Iraq war veteran found dead after suspicious injuries sustained on Mexico vacation An Iraq veteran from Minnesota died over the weekend after he was found with violent injuries at a resort while on vacation in Mexico, his family said....
18:13, 05/06/2019

Iraq says I.S. remains threat, leader Baghdadi filmed video in 'remote area' Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, adding its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a "remote area"....
19:52, 04/30/2019

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed....
12:39, 05/15/2019

Woman Orders Food, Gets Sexual Harassment A woman in Philadelphia was treated to a delightful text message, commenting on her looks and her breasts, from a delivery driver, a person who—lest we forget—visits at a particularly vulnerable time: at your home, late at night, when you’re just try...
23:52, 05/10/2019

Judge orders Kraft to appear at next court date Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was ordered to appear in West Palm Beach, Fla., for a hearing on the admissibility of video evidence in his prostitution and solicitation case....
16:00, 05/03/2019

Turkey orders revote for Istanbul mayor Turkey's election board has ruled in favor of a rerun of the election for Istanbul mayor, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, suffered a set...
23:00, 05/06/2019

Volkswagen ID 3: pre-orders for electric hatch reach 15,000 VW has received orders for more than half of limited-edition launch version of sub-£34,000 EV Volkswagen says it has received pre-orders for more than half of the launch edition versions of its ID 3 electric hatchback. Customers in 29 European count...
02:26, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 3-U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country....
02:26, 05/16/2019

Judge orders FDA to speed up regulation of e-cigarettes A federal judge has directed the Food and Drug Administration to speed up its review of electronic cigarettes, saying the delays amount to a dereliction of duty....
00:52, 05/17/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country....
22:39, 05/15/2019

Volkswagen ID 3: pre-orders begin for electric hatch A Volkswagen image of the ID 3, with colours edited by Autocar to better show the car's shape Limited-edition launch version of first production car on MEB platform to have 261-mile range and cost less than £34,000 Volkswagen has opened registrati...
15:26, 05/08/2019

Volkswagen ID 3: pre-orders surge for electric hatch A Volkswagen image of the ID 3, with colours edited by Autocar to better show the car's shape VW receives more than 10,000 pre-orders in 24 hours for limited-edition sub-£34,000 launch version of EV Volkswagen says the pre-orders for the launch ed...
15:52, 05/09/2019

Amazon is rolling out machines to box customer orders Tech giant Amazon is reportedly deploying machines to warehouses to automate the process of packing customer orders.        ...
20:26, 05/13/2019

Prosecutor orders Sudan's Bashir interrogated Sudan's public prosecutor on Thursday ordered ousted President Omar al-Bashir to be interrogated on charges of money laundering and financing terrorism, as hundreds of thousands of protesters joined a sit-in to demand the army give way to civilian ru...
01:52, 05/03/2019

FDA Orders Tougher Warnings for Sleep Aids The Food and Drug Administration said it would require some commonly prescribed sleep aids to carry the agency’s toughest boxed warning for potential serious risks following reports of at least 20 deaths....
14:00, 05/01/2019

Mike Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq after canceling Angela Merkel meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday after canceling a Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute....
01:26, 05/08/2019

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two hist...
04:39, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Venezuela’s top court orders López’s arrest CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Venezuela’s top court has ordered the arrest of Leopoldo López, an opposition activist who took refuge in the Spanish Embassy after joining a...
22:39, 05/02/2019

Federal judge orders FDA to begin review of e-cigarettes A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market....
14:39, 05/16/2019

Turkey Orders a Do-Over of Istanbul Election Narrowly Won by Opposition (ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkey’s top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the president’s party to throw out the vote it narr...
09:39, 05/07/2019

Turkey’s electoral board orders re-run of Istanbul vote Turkey’s top election authority voided the mayoral election won by an opposition candidate in Istanbul and ordered a do-over, ruling in favor of the president’s party to throw out the vote it narrowly lost...
01:52, 05/07/2019

Sri Lanka Government Orders Nationwide Curfew For Second Night Sri Lanka's police declared Tuesday a nationwide curfew for a second night running, after anti-Muslim riots killed one man and left dozens of shops, homes and mosques damaged....
16:26, 05/14/2019

Amazon looking to shift to one-day Prime shipping and delivering orders wherever you want With Walmart nipping at its heels, Amazon looks to 1-day shipping and dropping off packages wherever a shopper wants to win the delivery wars.        ...
19:39, 04/28/2019

Top Court Orders BJP Activist's Release, Says Must Apologise Immediately BJP activist Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested last week for sharing a morphed photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, must apologise immediately after her release, the Supreme Court said......
09:26, 05/14/2019

Venezuela orders Aruba, Brazil borders reopened CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and Aruba while keeping the more frequently traversed Colombia border closed. President Nicolás Maduro ordered the land border with Brazil and the maritime border with the Dutch...
18:52, 05/10/2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders will be canceled unless customers say otherwise Following the news that Samsung's Galaxy Fold has been officially delayed with no new release date in sight, the South Korean electronics giant has emailed US customers who pre-ordered the foldable device with an update on its current status, as...
04:52, 05/08/2019

Brazilian court orders former President Temer to be jailed again A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption....
01:39, 05/09/2019

Philippines orders Filipinos to leave Libyan capital Philippine officials say they have issue a mandatory evacuation order for more than 1,000 Filipinos in the Libyan capital amid escalating fighting, rocket fire and airstrikes...
07:39, 05/01/2019

Netanyahu orders ‘massive strikes’ against militants in Gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered “massive strikes” against Hamas militants and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza as cross-border fighting continued into a third day Sunday – marking the deadliest clashes since 2014. Netanya...
00:13, 05/06/2019

Wolff: Ferrari risks team orders 'can of worms' "Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Ferrari risks opening \"a can of worms\" by ordering its Formula 1 drivers to swap positions but is not alone in facing that problem."...
15:00, 05/01/2019

GE power unit faces three-year turnaround despite orders report General Electric Co expects its core power-plant business to lose significant cash this year and does not expect large improvement in that unit's cash flow margins for at least three years, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday....
21:52, 05/15/2019

South Korea probes illegal 5G discounts as LG touts 100,000 V50 orders Korean carriers are being accused of illegal price subsidies to bring down the expense of 5G devices for early adopters, in violation of local laws.Read More...
18:00, 05/13/2019

Judge Orders PG&E Directors to Visit Town Destroyed by Wildfire A federal judge directed the utility’s board to visit Paradise, Calif. to see the devastation from a fire the company has said was likely started by its equipment....
02:52, 05/08/2019

Turkey Orders New Election for Istanbul Mayor, in Setback for Opposition The electoral authorities’ decision annuls a devastating defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party, and raises the prospect of social unrest....
21:13, 05/06/2019

| Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse The Roman Catholic Church's approximately one million clergy must report all suspicions of sexual abuse by church leaders at any and all levels, Pope Francis has ordered....
13:52, 05/10/2019

Libya's Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson, because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war....
01:39, 05/06/2019

Condé Nast bets big on video, orders 175 digital pilots Condé Nast said it has more than 175 new digital pilots in production for the 2019-20 season including 50 returning video series as Pamela Drucker Mann, chief revenue officer, led the pitch to potential advertisers Tuesday. It was the first NewFront ...
12:39, 05/02/2019

Germany's top court orders broadcaster to air neo-Nazi party advert Germany's highest court ordered public broadcaster ARD to air a small neo-Nazi party's election campaign clip, overturning a ban on the advertisement imposed on grounds that it amounted to incitement against foreigners....
14:00, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Judge orders parts of Mueller report unredacted WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A federal judge has ordered portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be unredacted and made public in the crim...
02:13, 05/17/2019

Outcry as Turkey orders rerun of Istanbul mayoral election Erdoğan’s successful bid to overturn vote is ‘plain dictatorship’, says CHP partyTurkish authorities have scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor that was lost by the candidate backed by the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in response to ca...
00:39, 05/07/2019

Luke Campbell set for Lomachenko showdown as WBC orders title bout • Fight for vacant lightweight belt could take place in UK• Campbell in line to meet conqueror of Anthony CrollaThe WBC has ordered Luke Campbell and Vasyl Lomachenko to fight for the vacant lightweight title. Related: Canelo Álvarez outpoints Daniel...
00:00, 05/08/2019

TSMC is getting orders to build a major component for the next generation of smartphones A fabless chip firm is a company that doesn't have its own facility to fabricate or manufacture the chips it designs. For some of you out there, it might surprise you to learn that companies like Qualcomm, HiSilicon (Huawei's in-house chip designer) ...
04:26, 05/19/2019

White House orders Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena Former White House counsel was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the findings of the special counsel The White House has informed Congress that it has ordered the former counsel Don McGahn not to hand over documents subpoenaed by a cong...
10:52, 05/08/2019

US jury orders Bayer to pay $2 billion in Roundup cancer case Bayer-owned Monsanto has been hit with its third jury verdict in California tying its Roundup weed killer to cancer. Bayer faces more than 13,400 Roundup-related lawsuits in the United States....
02:52, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 2-GE power unit faces three-year turnaround despite orders report General Electric Co expects its core power-plant business to lose significant cash this year and does not expect large improvement in that unit's cash flow margins for at least three years, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday....
19:00, 05/15/2019

Chipmaker AMS signals steady Apple orders, Android share grows Apple supplier AMS on Tuesday was upbeat on the current quarter and the rest of the year, pointing to steady orders for optical sensors from its major customer and a growing share of income from Android smartphone makers....
15:13, 04/30/2019

Mexican president orders modest budget cuts to support Pemex Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a series of what appeared to be mostly modest cuts to the government's 2019 budget designed to make room for a smaller tax bill for ailing state-owned oil company Pemex....
01:52, 05/05/2019

Britney Spears appears in court over conservatorship, judge orders evaluation Britney Spears went to a Los Angeles court Friday to speak privately to a judge who oversees the conservatorship that controls much of her affairs.        ...
00:26, 05/12/2019

Dhaka High Court orders probe into lawyer's alleged murder Lawyer Palash Kumar Roy died after prison officials allegedly torched him in a jail in northwestern Bangladesh. As officials and the victim's family trade accusations, a Dhaka court has ordered a probe into the incident....
16:26, 05/10/2019

North Korea's Kim orders stronger strike power; U.S. still open to talks The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system....
13:00, 05/10/2019

J&K Governor Orders To Fast Track Probe In Bandipora Rape Case Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday directed police to complete investigations in the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district on a fast track basis....
02:13, 05/14/2019

Japan's 126th Emperor Too Cool for a Top, Orders First-Ever Toyota Century Convertible A new Japanese emperor ascended to the throne this week, and the newly minted Emperor Naruhito is already shaking things up. The standard, roof-having Toyota Century’s opulent luxury is fine, if you’re just a humble oligarch or zaibatsu boss, but the...
20:00, 05/03/2019

Communal Clashes Erupt in Assam's Hailakandi, Prohibitory Orders Imposed Prohibitory orders were imposed on Assam's Hailakandi town after communal clashes broke out between two religious communities outside a mosque today. Sources said rioters threw stones and set vehicles......
15:00, 05/10/2019

US judge orders Chinese banks to hand over North Korea records A U.S. district judge has ordered three Chinese banks to comply with U.S. investigators' demands that they hand over records connected to the alleged movement of tens of millions of dollars in violation of international sanctions on North Korea....
04:13, 05/01/2019

Ferrari denies indecision over Spanish Grand Prix F1 team orders Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto believes team orders were deployed at "the right moment" in the Spanish Grand Prix and doubts there was reason to swap its drivers earlier...
14:52, 05/13/2019

Judge orders former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Manning back to jail A U.S. judge on Thursday found former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury and ordered her back to jail, a law enforcement official said....
23:39, 05/16/2019

Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt District court judge Brian Morris rules Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences before pushing aheadA federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that the Trump...
14:52, 05/01/2019

GE books more power plant orders, beats Mitsubishi, Siemens - sources General Electric Co won the most orders in the sharply contracting market for new gas-fired power plants in the first quarter, according to people familiar with the matter....
19:26, 05/14/2019

U.S. judge orders Chinese banks to hand over North Korea records A U.S district judge has ordered three Chinese banks to comply with U.S. investigators' demands that they hand over records connected to the alleged movement of tens of millions of dollars in violation of international sanctions on North Korea....
03:13, 05/01/2019

Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances says dozens of municipalities and public corporations have failed to pay or deposit $340 million into a retirement system for government employees....
22:52, 04/30/2019

Samsung could lose Galaxy Fold pre-orders if it doesn't ship this month For a short while, the future looked rosy for the Samsung Galaxy Fold: so many people pre-ordered the $1,980 foldable smartphone that the company had to stop taking registrations as they'd sold out....
17:26, 05/07/2019

Apple's Face ID supplier expects Android orders to grow later this year The iPhone X's Face ID systemThe supplier of Apple’s Face ID optical sensor, AMS, has been having a pretty tough time lately. It missed its Q4 2018 earnings estimates by a significant margin and admitted that it couldn’t provide a full-year earnings ...
16:00, 05/02/2019

Donald Trump Orders Tariff Rises On Remaining Chinese Imports US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from China, less than 24 hours after Washington raised tariffs on approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods....
01:39, 05/11/2019

Puducherry Chief Minister "Intimidates" Officers To Enact Orders: AIADMK The AIADMK in Puducherry today charged Chief Minister V Narayanasamy with "intimidating" officials to implement government orders lest they should face contempt of court proceedings....
14:13, 05/07/2019

GE books more power plant orders, beats Mitsubishi, Siemens: sources General Electric Co won the most orders in the sharply contracting market for new gas-fired power plants in the first quarter, according to people familiar with the matter....
20:00, 05/14/2019

New Amazon machines can pack 600 orders per hour, could replace thousands of jobs Amazon is using new machines that would automate a job held by thousands of workers -- boxing up orders inside the company's cavernous warehouses worldwide. ...
17:39, 05/13/2019

Italy's Salvini orders ports to block ship carrying 65 migrants A ship operated by the German rescue charity "Sea Watch" rescued more than 60 migrants near Libya. Italy's far-right interior minister said he doesn't want them "getting near Italian territorial waters."...
23:00, 05/15/2019

India Orders Mass Evacuations as ‘Extremely Severe’ Cyclone Nears Authorities are issuing mass evacuation orders along India’s eastern coast as Cyclone Fani, a Category 4 equivalent hurricane, approaches landfall with more than 100 million in its path. According to the India Meteorological Department, Fani ha...
10:00, 05/02/2019

Tensions between Venezuela and the US keep rising. Here's how they got to this point Trump-backed Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president in January, said he was "beginning the final phase of Operation Freedom" and promised to bring an end to Maduro's government....
23:00, 04/30/2019

Florida judge orders three-year-old boy with leukemia to resume chemo against parents’ wishes His parents, Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams, had asked the court to allow them to forego chemotherapy in favour of alternative remedies, such as medical cannabis, vitamins and diet treatments....
07:00, 05/10/2019

Florida must provide Spanish-language ballots in 2020, federal judge orders A federal judge ordered 32 Florida counties to provide ballots in Spanish starting next year, stating that failure to do so would be a violation of the Voting Rights Act....
16:39, 05/12/2019

North Korea's Kim orders stronger strike power; U.S. seizes cargo ship The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show preparations for a new advanced missile system....
10:39, 05/10/2019

Trump to file restraining orders preventing banks from complying with House probes President Donald Trump is expected to file for restraining orders against Deutsche Bank and Capital One by this Friday to prevent the banks from complying with Congressional subpoenas to turn over the president’s financial records, according to a new...
12:39, 05/02/2019

White House orders former counsel Donald McGahn not to comply with Mueller subpoena The House judiciary committee can't ask former White House counsel Donald McGahn for documents related to the Russia investigation because he doesn't own the legal right to them, administration officials said....
21:26, 05/07/2019

AMC orders episodic anthology series from Black Mirror and Stranger Things writer AMC already has a season-long anthology series in the form of The Terror, but now it’s getting the other kind of anthology show from writer Will Bridges (a veteran of Black Mirror and Stranger Things). According to a press release, the untitled six-e...
00:52, 05/17/2019

Paramount Network renews 'Ink Master' for Season 12 and 13, orders 'Grudge Match' spinoff Paramount Network has handed out a two season renewal to tattoo competition series "Ink Master" and has ordered a spinoff titled "Ink Master: Grudge Match."...
23:26, 05/07/2019

High Court Orders Police Protection For Inter-Caste Couple In Maharashtra The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to provide protection to a Pune woman who has expressed fear of a violent backlash from her family for being in a relationship with a man......
00:39, 05/08/2019

Anti-vaping victory? Federal judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes Lack of oversight has led to an explosion in underage vaping by teens, threatening to hook a generation of Americans on nicotine, health groups say.        ...
07:00, 05/16/2019

Judge orders Coast Guard officer Christopher Hasson to remain in jail A federal judge on Monday ordered that a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant remain in jail until his trial on charges he stockpiled weapons and created a hit list naming Supreme Court justices....
15:26, 05/14/2019

Libya's Haftar orders troops to chase and destroy enemy forces: tape Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops, who are trying to take the capital Tripoli, to chase and destroy withdrawing enemy forces, according to an audio tape published on Sunday....
00:00, 05/06/2019

Trump Wants You to Buy American. Here’s Why That’s Almost Impossible For nearly a century, the St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation has made products such as horseshoes, tire chains, and anchors in a facility near Worcester, Mass. But in recent months, St. Pierre has been struggling. Why? Increased tariffs on goods fr...
19:39, 05/14/2019

Where Have All the American Tennis Tournaments Gone? The decline in the number of tournaments in the U.S. corresponds with the decline in the number of highly ranked Americans and the growth of tennis in Europe and Asia....
18:26, 04/28/2019

The American League disaster that isn’t going away Memorial Day traditionally has been viewed as the start of the pennant races. So let’s get ready for the excitement by declaring the AL races — over. At best, six teams are likely vying for five spots, and if you believe the Indians are more house of...
21:26, 05/18/2019

American Births Hit a 32-Year Low Americans are continuing to have fewer and fewer children, according to a new government report released this week. Slightly fewer than 3.8 million children were born in 2018, the report found—a 2 percent decrease from 2017, and the lowest total numb...
21:26, 05/17/2019

Oil rises for a third day amid escalating Mideast tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third straight session, as the risk of conflict in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions, negating an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories....
07:13, 05/16/2019

Fed's Kaplan says he's vigilant but patient on U.S.-China tensions Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Monday said he is "extremely vigilant" on the escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, though it could take months before there is more clarity on how the talks are shaping ...
23:13, 05/13/2019

Brent oil moves toward $73 on Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third day running as fears of supply disruption amid heightened tensions in the Middle East overshadowed swelling U.S. crude inventories....
18:13, 05/16/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Get Lift From Trade Tensions U.S. government bond prices rose, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note below 2.5%, after new tariff threats by President Trump left investors scrambling to assess their impact on U.S.-China trade talks....
01:26, 05/07/2019

Judge orders Robert Kraft to appear in court May 21, doesn't rule on video evidence Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser will rule whether the video will be allowed as evidence before the May 21 court date.        ...
13:26, 05/02/2019

Britney Spears' manager says she may never return to the stage; judge orders conservatorship probe The judge overseeing Britney Spears' conservatorship has ordered a investigation into the team managing the singer's affairs.        ...
00:39, 05/16/2019

Judge orders Coast Guard officer charged with stockpiling weapons to remain in jail A federal judge on Monday ordered that a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant remain in jail until his trial on charges he stockpiled weapons and created a hit list naming Supreme Court justices....
07:39, 05/14/2019

Turkish election board orders new vote for Istanbul mayor after ruling party loss The decision came after the Justice and Development Party or AKP appealed for the cancellation of the March 31 vote because of what it said were irregularities....
00:00, 05/07/2019

South Korea orders arrest of two Samsung Electronics officials over affiliate's accounting scandal A South Korean court said on Saturday it had approved warrants to arrest two senior officials at Samsung Electronics in relation to an alleged accounting fraud at the tech giant's biopharma affiliate....
22:26, 05/10/2019

Court rules Ohio’s congressional map was manipulated for partisan gain, is unconstitutional; orders new one for 2020 CINCINNATI (AP) — Court rules Ohio’s congressional map was manipulated for partisan gain, is unconstitutional; orders new one for 2020....
20:13, 05/03/2019

Venezuelan court orders opposition leader Lopez arrest after attempt to overthrow government The Supreme Tribunal of Justice on Thursday instructed police to detain Leopoldo López for violating terms of his house arrest.        ...
04:00, 05/03/2019

Newest royal baby could be an American An Anglo-American baby in the Royal Family - what does that mean for the future? Two royal experts discuss the forthcoming child. (April 29)        ...
20:39, 04/29/2019

U.S. will allow Huawei to buy American parts for just one reason only Last week, the U.S. Commerce Department put Huawei and 68 of its affiliates on the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List. This means that U.S. companies cannot sell technology to Huawei without obtaining a license from the BIS. But the Co...
21:52, 05/18/2019

How the American Idol Top 3 Plan to Win the Competition American Idol has its Top 3, and all is right in the world, according to judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. "On the money," Perry said about the results of the......
00:00, 05/14/2019

Exclusive: India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse - sources India's antitrust watchdog has ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's unit Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, two sources aware of the matter told Reuters....
14:39, 05/10/2019

Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2 billion in Roundup weed killer cancer case; appeal expected On Monday, a jury ordered Monsanto Co. to pay $2 billion to a California couple claiming that the company's weed killer caused their cancers.        ...
05:13, 05/14/2019

Trump calls China trade tensions a ‘little squabble’ WASHINGTON – President Trump needled China in the ongoing trade war, labeling it a “little squabble.” But he said the US was in a better position to prevail in the tiff over tariffs. “Our economy is fantastic. Theirs is not so good,” Trum...
20:52, 05/14/2019

Tensions Between US, China Are "Threat For World Economy", Says IMF Chief The head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that fresh trade tensions between the United States and China were the main threat to the world economy....
20:39, 05/07/2019

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and tensions among NATO allies....
19:52, 05/01/2019

EU-backed group urges no escalation of tensions in Venezuela The EU-backed International Contact Group on Venezuela on Tuesday said it was essential to avoid escalating tensions in Venezuela, and that a resolution to the political and economic crisis in the country should be pursued via elections....
22:00, 05/07/2019

U.S. Government Bonds Rise as Trade Tensions Ripple U.S. government bond prices rose after the European Union lowered its forecast for German economic growth for the second time this year amid persistent trade tension....
18:26, 05/07/2019

IMF's Lagarde: it is imperative to resolve U.S.-China trade tensions International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that China and the United States must resolve their trade tensions because they threaten the global economy....
11:39, 05/07/2019

Trump again stokes China tensions with ‘national emergency’ President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect American communications networks — a move that gives the feds broad powers to ban US companies from doing business with some foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei...
02:39, 05/16/2019

Arctic Council meets amid tensions over resources The eight-member Arctic Council is looking at ways to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. The thawing of ice has some countries scrambling over the earth's untapped resources....
14:13, 05/06/2019

Wall Street declines on U.S.-China trade tensions U.S. stocks posted broad-based declines on Tuesday, led by tariff-sensitive industrial companies, as renewed worries over trade negotiations with China stoked global growth worries and kept investors away from risky assets....
16:39, 05/07/2019

China downplays tensions over Trump’s tariffs threat China played down tensions with the US after President Trump threatened in a tweet to impose a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods and confirmed Beijing’s top negotiator will attend high-level trade talks in Washington this week.​ ​“Adding ta...
15:13, 05/07/2019

New report shows 41 million displaced by conflict, tensions A leading advocacy group for refugees estimates a record 41 million people have been displaced within their countries, with many forced to flee conflict, violence and internal tensions in several African countries and Syria....
11:13, 05/10/2019

Chip stocks are falling on US-China tensions—here are 2 ways to buy the dip Semiconductor stocks felt the heat of an uptick in U.S.-China trade tensions on Monday, but two exchange-traded funds could help investors seize on the dip, experts say....
23:00, 05/06/2019

UK sees risk of serious damage from U.S.-China trade tensions British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday he was hopeful the United States and China would step back from a potential trade war that risked causing very serious damage to Britain and the world economy....
14:39, 05/10/2019

Iranian official taunts Trump with 9/11 jab as tensions rise A top Iranian official taunted the Trump administration with 9/11 imagery Saturday, making a cruel reference to the attacks on the 2001 World Trade Center....
08:26, 05/19/2019

Britain concerned by U.S.-China trade tensions: UK PM's spokeswoman Britain is concerned by the escalating tariff tensions between the United States and China and believes no one benefits from a trade war, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday....
14:39, 05/10/2019

65% of American adults play video games About 65% of adults, or more than 164 million people, play video games in the U.S., according to the trade group Entertainment Software Association.Read More...
17:26, 05/09/2019

Why American families are struggling to pay for child care Raising a kid in America is expensive. The cost of child care has nearly tripled since 1990, more than the overall rate of inflation. Watch the video to learn the history of child care in America and how rising costs are impacting families today....
17:13, 05/09/2019

Higher Tariffs Ripple Through American Business The increased tariffs enacted by the U.S. on products coming from China raise the costs for many American companies. Here’s a look at the affected industries....
21:39, 05/10/2019

The Ballpark Is The Great American Public Space Is a ballpark a place to watch baseball, a theme park, a microcosm of its city, or something else entirely? It’s an open question that stretches back to the late 19th century, when enclosed ballparks, flanked by cheaply constructed wooden bleachers, ...
19:00, 05/14/2019

Wealthy, Male American Students Are More Likely to BS, Study Says Students who are wealthier and male are more likely than others to claim that they know more than they actually do, says a new study. The study, which reviewed surveys of 40,000 15-year-old students from across nine English-speaking countries, found ...
03:00, 04/30/2019

American Airlines takes a $350 million hit on 737 Max grounding American Airlines chief executive said Friday that the company is expected to lose $350 million over the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max this year after the plane was involved into two crashes....
19:13, 04/28/2019

The 30 largest worker strikes in American history Labor strikes have made recent history with teachers in many states striking recently. The largest strikes in U.S. history go back to the late 1800s.        ...
13:26, 05/06/2019

Trump won't cut Central American police aid: Barr U.S. President Donald Trump will not cut aid to police forces in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, a senior official said on Thursday, softening a previous order to cut foreign assistance to the so-called Northern Triangle nations....
22:39, 05/16/2019

Fiat Chrysler Is Too American to Merge With Peugeot Fiat Chrysler is one of the car industry’s few examples of a successful trans-Atlantic merger, yet investors now view the company as all-American. That should be a warning to those hoping for a merger with European peer Peugeot....
21:39, 05/03/2019

American Consumers Shopped Till They Dropped Americans might have shaken off their winter blahs, but that doesn’t mean they’re rushing to the mall with open wallets—as April retail sales figures show....
18:52, 05/15/2019

How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.”...
18:26, 04/28/2019

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for “American Pie” singer Don McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday that he’s receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical...
01:26, 05/07/2019

Oil extends gains into third session amid Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday to extend gains into a third straight session, as tensions in the Middle East stoked fears of potential disruptions to supply....
05:13, 05/16/2019

Wall Street seesaws amid heightened trade tensions The S&P 500 was trading flat but was off session lows on Friday as investors tracked trade headlines after China took a hard stance on its tariff war with the United States....
19:00, 05/17/2019

OPEC to Consider Easing Oil Cuts Amid Middle East Tensions OPEC and its allies are set to debate a potential increase in crude output at a meeting on Sunday, as they attempt to balance global oil supply amid regional tensions the Persian Gulf hasn’t seen in over a decade....
19:00, 05/17/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX dragged lower by U.S.-China trade tensions Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, as Chinese media took a tough stance on the trade war between the United States and China, reviving fears of a global economic slowdown....
17:52, 05/17/2019

| Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Death penalty tensions flare again on divided U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent attempts by two convicted murderers in Alabama and Texas to put off their executions....
21:39, 05/13/2019

Worsening US-China trade tensions rattle financial markets The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war....
06:26, 05/08/2019

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth....
01:13, 05/06/2019

Rising Trade Tensions Pound Pork Producer WH Group Hong Kong-listed shares of WH Group, the world’s largest pork producer, sank as much as 9% after tweets from President Trump escalated the trade rhetoric between Washington and China....
15:52, 05/06/2019

Asian shares mixed as auto tariff tensions said to take a breather U.S. President Donald Trump plans to postpone auto tariffs by up to six months, according to reports. The news sent auto stocks stateside higher overnight....
02:39, 05/16/2019

Oil extends gains into fourth straight day on Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Friday, extending gains into a fourth session as rising tensions in the Middle East stoked fears of potential supply disruptions....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Tensions flare up in Bavarian asylum center after Nigerian dies Asylum seekers pelted police officers with stones and glass bottles in the Bavarian city of Regensburg as police were trying to extract a dead body. A 31-year-old Nigerian woman had died on the premises....
03:13, 05/12/2019

Oil rises as Middle East tensions mounts, set for weekly gains Oil prices rose again on Friday and were on track for the first weekly gains this month, as rising tensions in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions....
09:00, 05/17/2019

As Venezuela tensions mount, U.S. to deploy hospital ship to region As tensions with Venezuela mount, the United States is planning to announce on Tuesday the deployment of a military hospital ship to the region, U.S. officials say, in the latest sign of the Pentagon's limited, and targeted, involvement in the crisis...
18:39, 05/07/2019

China slams U.S. blacklisting of Huawei as trade tensions rise China on Thursday slammed a decision by the U.S. government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the economic heavyweights clash over trade....
14:52, 05/16/2019

Global Markets Cautious After Trade Tensions Buffet Stocks Global stocks were mixed as investors sought to assess the risks of a re-escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions after Washington doubled down on its threats to hike tariffs on Chinese goods....
12:39, 05/07/2019

France urges U.S. and China to avoid escalation in trade tensions The United States and China must avoid escalating trade tensions in their current negotiations to keep global growth on track, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday....
11:39, 05/07/2019

Serbia holds military parade amid tensions with Kosovo BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is holding a military parade to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo. The parade in the southern city of Nis on Friday includes 4,00...
13:13, 05/10/2019

What the Strike Ahead of Uber’s IPO Exposes About American Inequality The instant Uber shares start trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, lots of people and groups are going to make millions—and in some cases billions—of dollars. They include Travis Kalanick, the company’s co-founder and ex-C...
20:00, 05/07/2019

The Latest: American among those killed in Russia plane fire A recent college graduate from New Mexico who had just landed a dream job was among those killed when a Russian plane burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow...
02:13, 05/07/2019

The price of the American dream: Death of a Salesman – in pictures As Wendell Pierce takes on the role of Willy Loman at the Young Vic in London, revisit the history of Arthur Miller’s classic play Continue reading......
12:52, 05/06/2019

American arrested over brutal murder of shopkeeper in Italy Italian police have arrested an American citizen on suspicion of brutally murdering a shopkeeper in the city of Viterbo, near Rome, authorities told CNN Sunday....
22:52, 05/05/2019

US hospital ship to deploy to Latin American in June WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a U.S. Navy hospital ship is preparing to deploy to Latin America to provide medical services in countries where several million Venezuelans have taken refuge. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday...
22:00, 05/07/2019

| Anglo American opens Zimbabwe's first platinum smelter Mining giant Anglo American has opened a $62-million platinum smelter in Zimbabwe, the country's first such refinery, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to boost the country's valuable platinum sector....
20:52, 05/16/2019

Dear god, an American version of Eurovision is finally in the works Good news for anyone who’s already consumed the entire sonic output of The Voice, The Masked Singer, and the resurrected corpse of American Idol, then thought, “Yes, more competitive singing shows for me, please!” The Hollywood Reporter brings news t...
05:39, 05/16/2019

American rescued from Burkina Faso with 3 others; 2 French commandos die An American woman and three other hostages were freed by French commandos in the African country of Burkina Faso overnight, but two of the rescuers died in the operation, French authorities announced Friday....
18:13, 05/10/2019

58-Year-Old American Who Ran Secret Society Of Sex Slaves Goes On Trial The trial of an American "self-help" guru who ran a secretive society of women sex slaves branded with his initials begins Tuesday in New York, where his former female supporters may be called to......
20:39, 05/07/2019

Companies Focused on North American Trade Welcome Deal U.S. companies that rely on doing business across borders in North America welcomed a potential return to more open trade after President Trump said he would remove tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico....
02:52, 05/18/2019

David Byrne is bringing his American Utopia to Broadway David Byrne is no stranger to the stage; in addition to obviously theatrical productions like Jonathan Demme’s landmark concert film Stop Making Sense, the former Talking Heads frontman has written music for a number of operas and musicals over the y...
21:39, 05/18/2019

American Airlines expects to lose $350 million because of 737 Max grounding American Airlines executives said Friday morning that they expect the continued ground of its Boeing 737 Max fleet to cost the company $350 million in 2019 income. The grounding as well as other factors cost the Southwest Airlines more than $200 mill...
18:52, 04/28/2019

‘There’s No Place to Run.’ American Tourist Describes Kidnapping in Uganda A California woman who was kidnapped and held captive for almost five days while on safari in Uganda is speaking out about her experience for the first time. In an interview with Gayle King CBS This Morning on Friday, Kimberly Endicott told the story...
19:00, 04/28/2019

22-Year-Old American Among Those Killed in Russia Plane Fire (SANTA FE, N.M.) — A recent college graduate from New Mexico who had just landed his dream job as a fishing guide in Russia was among those killed when an airliner burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow. Jeremy Brooks, 22, of S...
09:39, 05/07/2019

American Keys overpowers Wozniacki to win Volvo Car Open American Madison Keys overpowers former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3 to win Volvo Car Open in Charleston        ...
22:13, 05/15/2019

'Sister, where did you go?': the Native American women disappearing from US cities It is 10 years since Alyssa McLemore, 21, disappeared. Hers is just one of literally countless such cases across the US‘Essential first step’: Congress moves to act on crisis of violence against Native womenAlyssa McLemore’s grandmother called to tel...
14:39, 05/01/2019

Doris Day: the wholesome face of postwar American optimism The actor, who has died aged 97, worked with the greats of Hollywood’s golden era and rivalled the crossover success of Frank Sinatra and Elvis PresleyThe face of Doris Day, eerily beautiful in all its buttery-blond wholesomeness, beamed over Hollywo...
12:00, 05/14/2019

American's stabbing of German burglar deemed self-defense German authorities have dropped an investigation of a U.S. Army employee who killed a burglar during a home break-in, saying he acted within his rights to defend his family....
19:00, 05/08/2019

Myanmar extends detention of American accused of growing pot A Myanmar court has allowed police to detain an American entrepreneur accused of operating a marijuana plantation for two more weeks while he is investigated....
18:13, 05/07/2019

Trump Again Goes After India, Says It Slaps 'Big Tariffs' On American Products President Donald Trump has criticised India's "big tariffs" on American paper products and the iconic Harley-Davidson bikes, saying the US has been losing billions of dollars to countries like India,......
16:52, 04/29/2019

American’s stabbing of German burglar deemed self-defense BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have dropped an investigation of a U.S. Army employee who killed a burglar during a home break-in, saying he acted within his rights to defend his family. Prosecutors said the 41-year-old American fought off three mas...
18:13, 05/08/2019

First Japanese-American NYPD captain cleared of misconduct An NYPD captain accused of intentionally botching a drunken-driving case to help an off-duty detective was cleared of all charges in Bronx Criminal Court on Friday. Prosecutors failed to prove Capt. Naoki Yaguchi, the first Japanese-American to make ...
06:52, 05/18/2019

'There are so many biases': inside the American foster care system A new documentary on the largest child protection agency in the US tells the stories of those who are often unheardSixteen-year-old Dasani sits in a room, his hands lightly twisting his hair. Breathing labored, he recounts the memories of the streets...
19:00, 05/06/2019

You don't need that: Average American spends almost $18,000 a year on nonessentials Americans are spending a lot on things they don't absolutely need, which comes at a cost of their important financial goals.        ...
14:26, 05/07/2019

Pakistani-American Man, Accused Of Links To Jaish, Arrested In US A 35-year-old Pakistani-American national has been arrested by the FBI on his arrival from Pakistan for being in contact with two UN-proscribed terror groups the ISISand the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)....
07:52, 05/04/2019

American Arrested Over 20-Acre Cannabis Plantation in Myanmar Facebook photos led the police to the large cannabis operation near Mandalay. Its supporters said it was an industrial hemp operation. The authorities said it was still illegal....
20:13, 04/28/2019

Body of missing American found below waterfalls in Germany BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a 25-year-old American tourist who went missing last month has been found in the Bavarian Alps. Garmisch-Partenkirchen police said in a statement that investigators didn’t find evidence to indicate an...
19:26, 05/04/2019

American Express to Buy Resy, a Restaurant Booking Service The deal is the card giant’s latest effort to expand into the hospitality industry, giving it the country’s biggest privately held option for reserving tables....
15:52, 05/15/2019

Have American politics stopped making economic sense? With tax season just behind us, this is the time of year when many Americans have naturally had their attention focused on pocketbook issues. And with the recent news that the economy added almost 200,000 jobs in March, showing a strong recovery from...
22:13, 05/02/2019

Yuan slides past key 6.9/dollar mark on fresh U.S.-China tensions China's yuan fell past the psychologically-important 6.9 per dollar level to its weakest in nearly five months on Friday, amid signs of an escalation in Sino-U.S. trade tensions. The Chinese currency is set for a fifth straight weekly loss and ha...
10:26, 05/17/2019

Saboteurs attack Saudi oil vessels amid Middle East tensions The government of Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a move it says could seriously affect global oil supplies....
22:13, 05/13/2019

Still a good time to stay invested despite trade tensions, says Greenwich Wealth CIO Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Investment Institute, and Vahan Janjigian, Greenwich Wealth Management, join 'The Exchange' to discuss how trade talks will impact markets and where they're investing amid the tension....
20:26, 05/08/2019

North Korea launches more missiles; U.S. seizes ship in mounting tensions North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries....
22:00, 05/09/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold prices buoyed as U.S.-China trade tensions mount Gold prices were steady on Friday, buoyed as investors shied away from riskier assets amid worries that a rift over trade between the United States and China could deepen if talks between the two fail to reach a deal....
06:39, 05/10/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil, geopolitical tensions weigh on Saudi; most Gulf markets down Saudi Arabia's stock market fell on Tuesday for the fourth straight day, weakened by a combination of lower oil prices and geopolitical tension in the Middle East, while Egypt's blue-chip index was buoyed by its largest lender. The Saudi index wa...
16:39, 05/07/2019

TREASURIES-Yields, Wall Street higher as trade tensions cool Treasury yields rose on Tuesday in sympathy with U.S. stock indexes as hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal boosted demand for risk assets after Monday's heavy sell-off....
23:13, 05/14/2019

Falun Gong's rural expansion plans stoke tensions Expansion plans for Falun Gong’s compound in upstate New York have heightened tensions with neighbors, who worry the group banned by China as a cult could harm the area’s environment and rural character. (April 30)    ...
11:25, 04/30/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold prices firm as U.S.-China trade tensions heat up Gold steadied on Thursday, with its appeal as a safe-haven for investors burnished by growing tensions ahead of key Sino-U.S. trade negotiations this week....
04:52, 05/09/2019

Defense ministry calls on North Korea to halt raising tensions South Korea's defense ministry called on North Korea Tuesday to stop escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula, expressing concern over Pyongyang's firing of multiple projectiles into the East Sea....
13:26, 05/07/2019

Nikkei tumbles to 5-week low on fears of deeper U.S.-China trade tensions Japan's Nikkei tumbled to a five-week low on Wednesday morning as fears there might be a breakdown in U.S.-China trade negotiations continued to pull down cyclical stocks....
06:00, 05/08/2019

Futures point to muted open as US-China trade tensions return U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed start to the trading day after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over threats against American technology on Wednesday....
11:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper approach to relations with Beijing....
10:00, 05/08/2019

Sleepy equity options jolted by renewed U.S.-China trade tensions Months of calm in U.S. stocks gave way to a surge in activity in the options market on Tuesday as investors spooked by escalating trade tensions between the United States and China boosted Wall Street's so-called fear gauge to the highest level in th...
22:00, 05/07/2019

Navy to deploy hospital ship amid escalating tensions in Venezuela The U.S. Navy is slated to deploy a hospital ship to Latin America next month to provide humanitarian medical support to countries hosting Venezuelans who have fled their home country, the Pentagon announced Tuesday....
00:52, 05/08/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as U.S.-China trade tensions mount Canada's main stock index fell at the open on Thursday, as anxious investors awaited the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that negotiations were turning sour as Washington readies tariffs on Chinese goods....
15:52, 05/09/2019

Vladimir Putin stirs Russia-Ukraine tensions with passport offer Just as Ukraine is set for a new leader, Russia has offered passports to millions of Ukrainians. Experts say Moscow wants to cement power over occupied areas and stop population decline — but the move is a powder keg....
20:52, 05/03/2019

Kim Jong Un wants American basketball players to visit North Korea At least it’s one way he’s on the ball! North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un begged the US to send a team of “famous basketball players” as an assist to diplomatic relations, according to a report. The quirky dictator — alre...
21:13, 05/10/2019

African American businesses grew 400% – but they still need investment | Gene Marks Minority-owned businesses received lower loan amounts and were forced to leverage their own cash, a survey found. Without capital, it’s tough to invest in the future 2018 was a great year for African American small businesses.According to a recent s...
14:26, 05/01/2019

‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders....
13:13, 05/18/2019

American start-up launches electrified classic Ford Bronco Zero Labs' re-engineered 1965 4x4 offers a 500% power increase and a five-speed manual gearbox California-based EV start-up Zero Labs Automotive has unveiled a re-engineered classic Ford Bronco with an electric powertrain.  The electric version of t...
14:39, 05/01/2019

Restrictive Mexican visas keep Central American migrants away from U.S. border Mexico has released hundreds of migrants from a detention center near Guatemala's border, but regional visitor visas keep them away from the United States....
12:39, 05/09/2019

American announces 16 new routes, including flights to Caribbean, Mexico American Airlines has announced 16 new routes, including seasonal service to Caribbean beaches and a return to Acapulco, Mexico, after eight years.        ...
20:13, 05/10/2019

African-American strippers awarded more than $3 million in discrimination case Five African American dancers will split more than $3 million awarded to them Wednesday for back pay and suffering while working in a Mississippi strip club....
02:26, 05/19/2019

Unearthed! The missing Native American city on the Great Plains Following an enigmatic map and the footsteps of an ill-fated conquistador, archaeologists may have unearthed one of the biggest pre-Columbian settlements in the US...
18:13, 04/28/2019

U.S. cyber spies unmasked many more American identities in 2018: U.S. report U.S. cyber spies last year unmasked the identities of nearly 17,000 U.S. citizens or residents who were in contact with foreign intelligence targets, a sharp increase from previous years attributed partly to hacking and other malicious cyber activity...
22:52, 04/30/2019

North Korean Ship Seized by U.S. Arrives in American Samoa (PAGO PAGO, American Samoa) — A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this American territory, where it will undergo inspections. The Wise Honest...
16:39, 05/12/2019

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer – review A detailed portrait of the late American diplomat reveals a man whose vices and virtues echoed those of his countryNear the start of his account of ending the Bosnian conflict, Richard Holbrooke, arguably the most famous US diplomat since the cold wa...
14:00, 05/12/2019

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived Saturday at the capital of this American territory...
06:26, 05/12/2019

House seeks to restore Central American aid, defying Trump A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee moved on Thursday toward restoring hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to Central America that was cut off by President Donald Trump, setting up a potential showdown with the White House....
21:52, 05/09/2019

Unseeded American Kudla upsets 5th-seeded Edmund in Munich Unseeded American player Denis Kudla upset fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Munich Open Tuesday        ...
19:26, 04/30/2019

In China, a Podcast Inspired by ‘This American Life’ Gives Voice to the Real Hundreds of thousands of listeners are drawn to the stories of ordinary people on “Gushi FM,” told with an authenticity that’s rare in China’s media landscape....
01:26, 05/13/2019

Trump’s Latin American allies want change in Venezuela, but not U.S. intervention The history of U.S. invasion and occupation in the region is long and unlamented. Even those leaders who might be happy to see President Nicolás Maduro ousted with U.S. force believe there would be a heavy price to pay among their own constituents....
18:26, 05/09/2019

American leaders of Greek Orthodox Church quit their posts The US leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church — rocked by priest sex scandals, a financial crisis, and the building debacle at the World Trade Center site — have quit. Archbishop Demetrios, 91, who has helmed the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America s...
00:26, 05/12/2019

Ireland Bars American Pastor Accused of Hate Speech In its first use of a 1999 law, the Irish government denied entry to Steven L. Anderson, an Arizona preacher accused of making anti-Semitic and homophobic statements....
19:39, 05/13/2019

American educator Khan wins prestigious Spanish prize MADRID (AP) — American educator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy online platform that offers free classes worldwide have won Spain’s Princess of Asturias award for international cooperation. The Khan Academy’s videos on YouTube have been ...
14:52, 05/08/2019

'Avengers: Endgame' tops North American box office for 2nd weekend "Avengers: Endgame" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning an additional $145.8 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday....
01:39, 05/06/2019

Iranian man given death penalty for 2012 murder of American woman TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the “Iran” daily identified the accused only...
09:13, 05/18/2019

American Gibbs pulls out of French Open after cancer diagnosis American Nicole Gibbs said on Monday she will miss the rest of the clay court season including this month's French Open after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer....
04:00, 05/14/2019

American expands at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is expanding at its most profitable airport, opening 15 new gates at Dallas-Fort Worth International. American said the gates that opened Friday in Terminal E will let it add more than 100 daily flights on i...
22:39, 05/03/2019

American Axle Q1 net income falls 53% amid program changeovers The supplier said its financial results reflected customer downtime for two of its largest programs and lower light-vehicle production in North America, Europe and China....
23:39, 05/06/2019

The State Department Is Dead Set on Stripping a Gay Couple's Son of American Citizenship The State Department appealed a February decision by a federal judge that a gay couple’s twin sons did not need to both be biological children of the American parent to be granted birthright citizenship, the Daily Beast reported. The appeal come year...
00:13, 05/08/2019

Our Man by George Packer review – Richard Holbrooke and American power An account of the major dilemmas, and egotism, of the top diplomat doubles as a dissection of America’s global statusOn the day Richard Holbrooke died, in 2010, he went to the White House in a last desperate attempt to meet Barack Obama. Holbrooke wa...
13:52, 05/02/2019

MEMA urges passage of North American trade deal The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, a major U.S. auto parts industry group, threw its weight behind President Trump's rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement, urging Congress to approve the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement "...
06:39, 05/03/2019

Rolling Stones North American tour to start in Chicago NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road after postponing their North American tour because Mick Jagger needed medical treatment . The rockers announced Thursday the No Filter tour will kick off in Chicago with two shows o...
14:13, 05/16/2019

American pie and fish and chips: Fans celebrate royal birth Fans celebrated the arrival of the latest British royal, a son born to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, by taking to the streets on Monday outside the royal castle in Windsor and Buckingham Palace......
20:39, 05/06/2019

"Victory For American Diplomacy": Mike Pompeo On UN Ban On Masood Azhar Masood Azhar being declared a global terrorist is "a victory for American diplomacy", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted today after the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief was blacklisted by the UN......
09:00, 05/02/2019

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne plan joint North American tour Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Isaak, Incubus, Rhett & Link, the Try Guys, Stone Temple Pilots and Toto announced dates for Phoenix.        ...
20:00, 05/07/2019

Maine bans Native American mascots in all state schools Maine became the first state to ban the use of Native American mascot in all of its public schools on Thursday, setting a precedent in the nationwide debate over the names and depictions of groups used by amateur and professional sports teams....
04:26, 05/17/2019

Next Stop: In Lexington, Selfies With American Pharoah, Then ‘Bourbon and Branch’ October is also racing season at Keeneland in Kentucky’s Bluegrass country, where farm visits, locavore restaurants and revived bourbon distilleries beckon....
01:26, 05/05/2019

Maine governor signs bill to ban Native American mascots AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine public schools and universities will soon ban the use of mascots and logos depicting Native Americans. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ office says the bill she signed Thursday will become effective 90 days after the Leg...
02:13, 05/17/2019

U.S. recession risk rises as U.S.-China trade tensions heat up: Reuters poll Over the last month the U.S.-China trade war has boosted the risk of a U.S. recession, say a strong majority of economists polled by Reuters, who now put the chances of that happening in the next two years at 40%....
05:00, 05/17/2019

Oil prices ease on surprise rise in US stockpiles, but Middle East tensions support Oil eased on Wednesday after closely watched data showed a surprise rise in U.S. crude stockpiles, but prices were supported by mounting tensions in the Middle East....
04:13, 05/15/2019

| Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tensions in the Gulf....
09:00, 05/16/2019

Stocks endure another turbulent day as investors remain wary of U.S.-China trade tensions The week’s volatility was ignited by tweets last weekend from Trump, who threatened to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday....
03:39, 05/10/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Trade tensions, weak oil pressure most major Gulf markets The Abu Dhabi and Dubai stock markets dropped sharply on Thursday, affected by global trade tensions and falling oil prices, which sent most Middle Eastern bourses sliding. The Abu Dhabi index fell 1.4 percent, declining...
15:52, 05/09/2019

UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ as Israel-Hamas tensions rise over rocket attack The UN Secretary-General said he was “gravely concerned” by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv....
19:39, 04/28/2019

METALS-Copper rebounds as investors seek bargains, but trade tensions weigh Copper rebounded on Tuesday as investors emboldened by solid supply-demand fundamentals sought bargains after tit-for-tat trade tariffs resumed between the United States and China triggered a fall in prices. China said on Monday it would impose h...
14:52, 05/14/2019

North Korea fires more missiles, U.S. announces ship seizure as tensions mount North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States said it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries....
05:00, 05/10/2019

US government unveils new North Korean hacking tool as tensions continue to rise The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Thursday publicly identified a new North Korean malware capable of funneling information from a victim's computer network....
04:00, 05/10/2019

Oil caught between pillar and post as US output hits record but market tensions grow Oil prices were caught between opposing forces on Thursday, squeezed by record U.S. crude oil output and surging stockpiles, but supported by global market tensions....
04:26, 05/02/2019

US STOCKS-Futures point to steep losses at open as trade tensions worsen U.S. stock index futures pointed to sharp declines at the open on Monday, as a standoff between the United States and China over their prolonged trade dispute heightened fears of a retaliatory war that could push the U.S. economy into recession....
14:52, 05/13/2019

Goldman Sachs cuts exposure to emerging markets on US-China trade tensions The investment management arm of Goldman Sachs scaled back its "overweight" exposure to emerging market assets Thursday, amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
15:52, 05/16/2019

Morningstar's newly crowned money manager of the year is 'cautious' because of trade tensions Dan Fuss, winner of the Morningstar Outstanding Portfolio Manager award, tells CNBC that the Federal Reserve is "trapped by the circumstances" as tensions between China and the U.S. increase....
21:26, 05/09/2019

UN chief urges India and Pakistan to dial down tensions in wake of Kashmir attack United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take steps to defuse tensions in the wake an attack in Kashmir late last week that left dozes of Indian security forces dead....
18:52, 04/28/2019

Trump cools trade war by lifting North American metal tariffs Steel and aluminium imports from Mexico and Canada affectedTrump pauses implementation of auto tariffs on EU and JapanThe Trump administration moved to cool the simmering trade war with its major trading partners on Friday, ending tariffs on metal im...
23:39, 05/17/2019

Women’s hockey stars demand one North American league with boycott Tired of the status quo and low pay, more than 200 of the world’s top female hockey players announced Thursday they will not play at all this year in an attempt to establish a single, economically viable professional league in North America. &#...
23:52, 05/02/2019

'The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists' Review: Finding Beauty in the Details Unlike the Hudson River School, which explored vastness and grandeur, this movement focused on works, usually modest in size, that were candid studies of scenery, frequently wooded, with sun-dappled verdure faithfully recorded down to the veins and t...
21:26, 04/28/2019

Traces of five drugs found on 1000-year-old South American ritual kit Cocaine and components of ayahuasca were detected on an ancient pouch found in Bolivia, providing evidence of hallucinogen use in pre-Columbian times...
21:26, 05/06/2019

Teen American Recruiter For Lashkar Admits To Helping Terror Group A teenage American recruiter for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has admitted in a Texas federal court that he was guilty of a conspiracy to help the terrorist organisation, according to John......
08:00, 05/09/2019

Chinese-American pride celebrated in 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad Connie Young Yu says that when her parents joined a delegation of fellow Chinese-Americans attending a 1969 event commemorating the centennial of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad, they were snubbed, upstaged by Hollywood star John Wayne....
01:13, 05/10/2019

200 Women's Hockey Players Pledge To Boycott North American Pro Leagues In an announcement today, 200 women’s hockey players—among them Team USA stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield—pledged to boycott all North American professional women’s hockey leagues until those leagues start paying players livable wages....
01:26, 05/03/2019

2 French Soldiers Killed Freeing American and 3 Other Hostages in West Africa (PARIS) — Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed four people from the U.S., France and South Korea who were kidnapped in neighboring Benin. In a statement Friday, Frenc...
16:13, 05/10/2019

African-American fashion magazine 'Ebony' photos on show in Berlin US magazines "Ebony" and "Jet" have influenced generations of black Americans. Former president Barack Obama is no exception. An exhibition in Berlin shows treasures from the archive of the magazine's publisher....
12:26, 05/03/2019

1st Woman To Land On Moon Will Be American: US Vice President Mike Pence The United States is planning another space mission to the moon, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday, asserting that the first woman to land on Earth's natural satellite will be an American....
06:52, 05/07/2019

Trump's new plan to aid American farmers faces many hurdles, says ex-USDA chief Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told CNBC that the Trump administration has "very limited options" for a new trade relief program for U.S. farmers and may require congressional authorization....
21:52, 05/10/2019

West Point to graduate record number of African American women Thirty-four cadets at West Point, the U.S. Army’s military academy, will make history as they graduate next week. This year’s graduating class boasts more African American women than ever....
02:26, 05/19/2019