• Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Iran's Top Leader Warns ‘Thugs' as Protests Reach 100 Cities

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100...

  • Joe Biden Nov 15, 2019

    Warren Says She Won't Immediately Push for Medicare for All

    Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and instead will work to oversee passage of a sweeping “Medicare for All” program by the end of her third year if elected president — a significant step away from a plan she’s long championed.

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Threat to US Elections in 2020 Is Not Limited to Russia

    Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year’s vote as well. But it’s not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns abound not only about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the...

  • David Chang Jun 22, 2019

    Ministry of Tourism in Dominican Republic: No Uptick in ‘Mysterious' Deaths of American Vacationers

    The Ministry of Tourism in the Dominican Republic said during a Friday press conference there is not an uptick in “mysterious” deaths following the recent deaths of Americans vacationing on the pristine Caribbean island.

  • Iraq Jun 15, 2019

    2020 Presidential Candidates: How the Democrats Are Trying to Stand Out

    With less than two weeks left before the first Democratic primary debate in Miami, FL., the fields’ 24 candidates are trying to define themselves to voters by highlighting variations of their past accomplishments and history, personal traits and what they want to do for the future. Hans Noel, an associate professor of political science at Georgetown University, said candidates’ image...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    Detained US Resident Freed by Iran, on His Way to Lebanon

    A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and was on his way back to his native Lebanon on Tuesday, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Redaction Nation: US History Brims With Partial Deletions

    Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, his human rights abuses and his ties to the United States. In 2003, the Defense Intelligence Agency declassified documents...

  • NEW YORK Apr 12, 2019

    Spring Blizzard Blankets Midwest States

    Heavy snow and high winds have put spring on hold in the Midwest. Minnesota drivers are being urged to stay off the roads. Highways in South Dakota littered with stranded vehicles as well, with drivers warned of road closures. In Michigan, homes near Houghton Lake are inundated by ice.

  • Associated Press Dec 21, 2018

    ‘Arrogant and Selfish': China Responds to US After Hacking Indictment

    China called the U.S. arrogant and selfish on Friday after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing trade secrets and other sensitive information from American government agencies and corporations. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying accused the U.S. of undermining other countries’ development in order to defend its own hegemony. “The U.S. is a world superpower, and it’s quite arrogant and...

  • Associated Press Dec 20, 2018

    2 Alleged Chinese Hackers Charged by US Justice Department

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong of China with hacking computer servers in the U.S. on behalf of the country’s main intelligence agency.

  • Facebook Jul 30, 2018

    Cambodia's Hun Sen Coasts to Win After Opposition Silenced

    Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term. Although 20 parties contested the election, the only one with the popularity and organization to mount a real challenge, the Cambodian National Rescue Party, was...

  • China Jun 8, 2018

    US Pulls 2 More Workers From Cuban Embassy Amid New Potential Health Cases

    The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China. The two individuals are considered “potentially new cases” but...

  • China Jun 7, 2018

    Mystery Ailment Leads US to Evacuate More From China

    A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work at the consulate in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government employees who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. The evacuations of workers in Guangzhou followed medical testing that revealed they might have been affected. State...

  • Associated Press May 24, 2018

    China Says No Reason Found for US Staffer's Sonic Condition

    No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba. “China is already conducting a careful investigation, and we have already given the U.S. preliminary feedback,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2018

    Billions on the Line for Firms as Trump Weighs Iran Pullout

    From airplanes to oilfields, billions of dollars are on the line for international corporations as President Donald Trump weighs whether to pull America out of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Regardless of where they are headquartered, virtually all multinational corporations do business or banking in the U.S., meaning any return to pre-deal sanctions could torpedo deals made after the...

  • Donald Trump Feb 8, 2018

    Pence Pouring Cold Water on Warming Ties Between 2 Koreas

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the U.S. delegation to Friday’s opening ceremonies, Pence has embarked on a set of symbolic visits designed to draw...

  • Donald Trump Jan 14, 2018

    Leaders Say Trump Presidency Is at Odds With MLK's Legacy

    The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed...

  • Associated Press Dec 15, 2017

    US Prosecutors Move to Cash in on Drug Ring's $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

    U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest a year ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when...

  • Donald Trump Dec 6, 2017

    Doctors Find Brain Abnormalities in Patients of Mysterious Cuba Embassy Attacks

    Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains....

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2017

    US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

    A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. But the alliance, which has an economy larger than Japan and Germany combined, says it won’t be able to achieve the necessary cut in greenhouse gas...

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