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The major policy shift, which the State Department said could draw hundreds of thousands of legal claims worth tens of billion of dollars, is intended to intensify pressure on Havana at a time Washington is demanding an end to Cuban support for Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. "Any person or company doing business in Cuba should heed this announcement," Pompeo said at a news conference. "Cuba's behavior in the Western Hemisphere undermines the security and stability of countries throughout the region, which directly threatens United States national security interests," he said.
Emmanuel Macron had planned to speak to the French people last night, but not like this. Barely an hour before he was to lay out his response to the concerns behind 22 weeks of Yellow Vests demonstrations, flames shot up from Notre Dame Cathedral. The president raced to the scene of the disaster after delaying his speech and vowed live on television to rebuild the 850-year-old landmark with public donations.
South Korea will become one of the first countries to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services as it rolls out on Friday the latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics' new 5G-enabled smartphone Galaxy S10. With one of the world's top smartphone penetration rates, South Korea is in a race with China, the United States and Japan to market 5G, hoping the technology will spur breakthrough in fields such as smart cities and autonomous cars, and drive up its economic growth that slowed to a six-year low in 2018. "It is meaningful that South Korean telecom companies are providing services and networks meeting South Korean customers' high standard in speed and picture...
Senator John Kennedy (R., La.) on Wednesday said the invasive behavior ascribed to former vice president Joe Biden by two women was "creepy," and suggested that the country would no longer tolerate politicians who are seen to abuse their power."This is no country for creepy old men. And it needs to stop. Do I consider it inappropriate to smell someone's hair? To get so close that I smell their hair? Yes! I mean duh! Somebody gets close enough to smell my hair they might get to smell my hair but they might lose some teeth," Kennedy told reporters on Capitol Hill. "It's inappropriate! But other than that I don't know what to say. This is no county for creepy old men. And leaning in and...
Judges confirmed by the president - 92 to date - have shown loyalty to their party which seeks to roll back decades of progressThe supreme court justices Neil Gorsuch, left, and Brett Kavanaugh were both nominated by Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/AFP/Getty ImagesMexico is not paying for Donald Trump's wall. The 2018 tax cut did not give tax relief to middle-class Americans. And no infrastructure or healthcare bills have emerged from this administration. But, the one promise that the president has kept, and perhaps the one that is of greatest importance to his base, is his selection of judges for the federal bench. The president has vowed to appoint judges who share the views and...
A 61-year-old Nebraska woman who served as a surrogate mother for her son and his husband has given birth to a baby girl. (April 2)
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is confusing his father and grandfather when it comes to his German ancestry.
The government says the legal default will be for the U.K. to leave the European Union in 11 days. Theresa May is still aiming to get her unpopular deal through Parliament and will call a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to discuss the next steps. Conservative Nick Boles, who led the move for a Norway Plus plan, made an emotional announcement in the Commons saying he's resigning from May's party.
Reacting to Pope Francis speaking out against countries building walls to keep immigrants out, Fox Business Network host Elizabeth MacDonald sounded as if she were reading from a Trump tweet, deriding the pope for being "weak on the border wall."
President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hit American consumers - in the gut.
Early on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a gray suit entered Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in for his flight to Macau. A few steps away from a Starbucks cafe and a Puffy Buffy Malaysian food stall, a woman stood in front of Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, to distract him. Carrying a backpack containing $100,000 and four North Korean passports, Kim Jong Nam had been traveling under his pseudonym "Kim Chol", police said.
A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her Indonesian co-accused was released last month. Doan Thi Huong smiled and said "I'm happy" after prosecutors presented her legal team with the new charge in a Malaysian court and they announced the details. It came after authorities last month rejected her initial request for her murder charge to be dropped entirely -- a shock decision after the attorney-general agreed to withdraw the charge against her Indonesian co-defendant, Siti Aisyah, and she walked free.
"They wanted an insurance policy against me," Trump said Wednesday in an interview on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, the president's first since Attorney General William Barr announced on Sunday that Robert Mueller had found no coordination between his campaign and the Russian government. It was treason.
Two officers were injured and a suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Inglewood, authorities said.
In a televised address to the nation, Modi said India fired a missile to knock down one of its own satellites in low Earth orbit, calling the capability crucial for national security. "India has today established its name as a space power," Modi said. The shoot-down involved an interceptor from India's ballistic missile defense program, showcasing the country's rising confidence in the technology.
The 248-181 vote Tuesday was short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Trump's first veto, as most Republicans voted against the resolution despite the public unpopularity of the emergency declaration. The vote kills Democrats' legislative effort to rein in Trump's plan to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, and it demonstrates the president's enduring influence over GOP lawmakers. "Today, congressional Democrats attempted to block the president's National Emergency Declaration - they failed," the White House said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the need.
It's not just American cars frozen in time on the Communist island.
A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing Tuesday after experiencing an engine problem as it was being ferried from Florida to California, the US Federal Aviation Agency said. "The FAA is investigating," added the agency, which grounded the Boeing 737 MAX on March 13 following two deadly accidents involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air but continues to allow the planes to be ferried from airport to airport. It was the latest setback for Boeing's flagship narrow-body plane following October's Lion Air crash and the Ethiopian Airlines accident earlier this month, which together killed 346 people.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the community of Parkland, Florida, focusing on suicide prevention programs after two survivors of a high school massacre there killed themselves (all times local):
On Monday, Yale University confirmed that one student's admission was rescinded in the wake of the Operation Varsity Blues scandal.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation.
New Zealand pushes ban on assault weapons; should America follow suit? Reaction and analysis from House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Apple stock's price target is going up. After a rough start to 2019 that included a guidance cut and multiple analyst downgrades, Apple (ticker: AAPL) stock has bounced back and appears to once again be on the right track. Investors appear optimistic about an end to the trade war with China that the company blamed for its guidance cut.