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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television interviews, emphasized the U.S. international outreach in the wake of what the U.S. says were Iranian attacks Thursday on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz . The world needs to unite," Pompeo said.
REUTERS/Leah MillisAttempting belated damage control over his statement on Wednesday to ABC News that he'd welcome negative information about his campaign opponents from foreign governments, including Russia, President Donald Trump reversed himself on Friday morning and even pretended he never said it."Of course you give it to the FBI or report it to the attorney general or somebody like that," he told host Steve Doocy during a 50-minute-long phone interview on his favorite morning show Fox & Friends.Trump's radical revision, on the morning that he was celebrating his 73rd birthday, was part of his near stream-of-consciousness musings, in which he hurled insults at House Speaker Nancy...
By CCN Markets: It's never a dull day in crypto when John McAfee is involved. The outlandish computer programmer and businessman just launched his latest venture - a crypto trading portal. Knighted as McAfee Magic, the platform is live but has already experienced a few hiccups. The site has experienced
Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack Two tankers reportedly damaged by explosions Iran: 'Suspicious doesn't begin to describe this morning' 'Highly likely Iran caused attacks,' says US official Almost 50 sailors rescued from tankers Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman early on Thursday, causing oil prices to surge and raising the already heightened tensions in the Middle East. The tankers were struck in the same area where the US accused Iran of using naval mines to sabotage four other oil ships in an attack last month. One of the tankers is carrying "Japan-related" cargo, and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneni is meeting...
President Donald Trump says that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. Trump's comments, aired Wednesday and Thursday, come as congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election continue, and they drew sharp response from his would-be Democratic rivals. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its ongoing probe.
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Rick Santorum, one of CNN's resident Trump defenders, tried with all his might Wednesday night to rally to President Trump's defense after the president openly said he'd be open to accepting dirt from a foreign country on a 2020 opponent. His excuse for Trump's outrageous statement? The president often rambles on and he was just speaking "colloquially."During a blockbuster interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Trump said there was "nothing wrong with listening" if a foreign national showed up and offered compromising material on an opponent, adding that if they "have information" he'd "take it." Suggesting it was just "oppo research," Trump said congressmen "all do it" and FBI...
In the past year, sixAmericans have passed away under mysterious circumstances
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Waze users will now have another way to issue voice commands on the navigation app: the Google Assistant.For now, it's only rolling out to Android phones in the U.S. But it will let Waze app users ask the navigation app to do things by uttering the prompt phrase: "Hey Google." For instance
The tally for crude drilling rigs in the United States slips to the lowest level since February 2018.
Andrew Harnik/APStatement as prepared for testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Collins, and distinguished members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today about lessons from the Mueller Report regarding obstruction of justice.* * *Overview of Testimony* * *The most significant finding in the Special Counsel's Report is that Russia interfered with our election in "sweeping and systematic fashion."Through that lens, I will share 2 observations about the report-What happened and why it matters.First, the conduct described in the report constitutes multiple crimes of obstruction of justice, supported by evidence of guilt...
Democrats want to talk about anything but the issues the American people care about, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley says on 'America's Newsroom.'
Opponents called for fresh protests after a massive march Sunday
President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny Donald Trump supporters stand near the border during a rally as Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California, on 5 April 2019. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Reuters The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, amid reports that key provisions in the deal, forged under the threat of trade tariffs, were mostly old commitments agreed to months ago. A surge in migration to America's southern border continues, with May marking the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal...
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SAND FIRE: Cal Fire says crews are battling a 125-acre fire that's spreading rapidly along Highway 16 in Yolo County.
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Americans tend much more toward the middle on abortion than the polarized debate on the issue would suggest, according to a new a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.Almost half the public, 47 percent, supports strict bans on abortion that would allow a mother to procure one only for a serious reason. About 9 percent say abortion should never be permitted under any circumstance, another 9 percent say it should be allowed only to save the life of the mother, and 29 percent say the procedure should be permitted only in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life is at stake.Only 18 percent said abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy, available whenever the mother...
Preliminary autopsies show that a couple and another woman at Bahia Principe La Romana died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.
The Chinese president's visit to Russia comes at a time of increased tension with the U.S., but pressure may serve to strengthen Xi and Putin's bond. Photo: Getty Images
Congress should pass laws to prevent dangerous norm-smashing by Trump and potential like-minded successors. And Mueller must talk to counteract Barr.
Under pressure from Trump, Mexico has launched a crackdown on the Guatemala border, arresting activists and holding migrants Migrants at the Mexico-Guatemala border on Thursday. Recent weeks have already seen a proliferation of immigration checkpoints in southern Mexico and police raids on migrant centers. Photograph: Marco Ugarte/AP As Donald Trump's deadline for new tariffs on Mexican imports draws near, Mexico has stepped up security along its porous border with Guatemala - deploying police and soldiers to its southern frontier and arresting prominent migration activists. Trump last week pledged to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican products on 10 June unless Mexico stops Central American...
Scott Eisen/GettyA day after he reaffirmed his support for the Hyde Amendment, Joe Biden flip-flopped and announced he can no longer stand behind the law that bars federal funds for abortion services in most cases.His reversal came at a Democratic gala in Atlanta-and after he was hammered by women's and reproductive rights organizations like Emily's List, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood.In what was reportedly a late addition to his speech, Biden cited the erosion of women's health services and new abortion restrictions in Republican-led states for his changed thinking."I can't justify leaving millions of women without the access to care they need, and the ability to exercise their...
Business groups now worry that Trump's unrelenting tariff threats could derail the USMCA.
The attorney general and commerce secretary didn't comply with a Thursday deadline to turn over documents.
What was supposed to be a day of celebration for the graduates and their families turned into chaos.
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Apple spent plenty of time on stage during its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation earlier this week discussing all of the biggest new features it added to iOS 13. This is the software that will power the majority of Apple devices out there for the year to come, so it obviously makes sense that the company wanted to spend so much time focusing on it. Of course, Apple executives could have spent the whole day on stage rattling off new iOS 13 features considering how many changes are baked into Apple's new mobile software. It's a good thing, too, considering last year's iOS 12 update was focused entirely on fixing the mess that iOS 11 made, so there weren't any novel new features to speak of....
US President Donald Trump arrived in northern France on Thursday for a second day of ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings by Allied troops. Along with his wife Melania, the US leader boarded a helicopter to fly to Colleville-sur-Mer where he and French leader Emmanuel Macron will commemorate fallen US servicemen in the invasion. Earlier in the morning, Trump had tweeted reported comments from Fox News host Sean Hannity which referred to "glowing reviews from the British media" of his trip to the UK for a three-day state visit.
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fuelling income inequality. "Despite the incredible wealth of Walmart's owners" the company pays "starvation wages," Sanders said at Walmart's shareholder meeting. Walmart's "wages are so low, many of these employees are forced to rely on government programs like food stamps, Medicaid and public housing in order to survive," Sanders said.
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has cut or canceled orders to major suppliers for components that go into its smartphones and telecom equipment following its U.S. blacklisting, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) confirmed that orders from Huawei have declined after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a ban on the Chinese firm on national security grounds, according to the report https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Huawei-crackdown/Huawei-cuts-orders-to-key-suppliers-after-US-blacklisting. Huawei has also downgraded its forecast for total smartphone shipments in the second half of 2019 by "about 20%...
Editor's Note: This article was corrected on June 5, 2019, to correctly specify which office will be closing.Nio (NYSE:NIO), billed as a Chinese version of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), is doing something Tesla can't do -- going under the protection of its government.Source: Shutterstock A new joint venture
Northam, a Democrat faced with a gun-friendly, Republican-controlled General Assembly in the middle of a legislative election year, also said he wants every lawmaker to go on record for or against his proposals during the special session, rather than avoid tough votes by quietly killing the bills in subcommittee. "The nation will be watching," the governor said, four days after Virginia Beach employee DeWayne Craddock used two semi-automatic handguns, a silencer and extended ammunition magazines to slaughter 12 people at a municipal building.
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Since the EU's law for digital services and electronic commerce "does not regulate the territorial scope of an obligation to remove information disseminated via a social network platform, it does not preclude a host provider from being ordered to remove such information worldwide," Advocate General Maciej
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board's decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson's murderous cult.
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The United States said Monday it had lost hope for human rights progress in China 30 years after the crackdown on Tiananmen Square as Beijing, in rare official comments on the bloodshed, insisted it had "immunized" itself against turmoil. "Over the decades that followed, the United States hoped that China's integration into the international system would lead to a more open, tolerant society.
The company has not received all the information about the incident from American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) and has not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from AMCA, the diagnostic information services provider said. Optum360 LLC, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc, was also notified of the breach, according to Quest's regulatory filing. Optum360 provides customer billing services to Quest Diagnostics.
Samsung has a couple of new laptops out: The Notebook 7 13'', the Notebook 7 15'' and the Notebook 7 Force. The first two are your run-of-the-mill business laptops, which look very much like Apple's MacBook Pro, while the 7 Force has an all-black design, is a bit more powerful and
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump's playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariffs on all Mexican exports to the U.S.
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is nearing a deal to buy Cypress Semiconductor Corp, valuing the U.S. chipmaker at almost $10 billion, Bloomberg reported on Sunday. Infineon will pay between ...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday aluminium exporters are complying with the terms of a deal with the United States after the New York Times reported President Donald Trump had considered imposing tariffs on Canberra. The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, said Trump
Twitter Inc has apologized for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an outcry among users. The approach of the 30th anniversary of the bloody June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square has been accompanied in China by a tightening of censorship.
Mexico's president on Saturday hinted his country could tighten migration controls to defuse U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, and said he expected "good results" from talks planned in Washington next week. Trump says he will apply the tariffs
A man was charged after police say a woman holding a "CALL 911" sign and her three children were found inside his car on Long Island.
The U.S. Defence Department is seeking new federal funds to bolster domestic production of rare earth minerals and reduce dependence on China, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern in Washington about Beijing's role as a supplier. The Pentagon's request was outlined in a report
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