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Israel bars visit by U.S. Democratic lawmakers

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:01am
Israel will bar a visit by two of its sharpest critics in the U.S. Congress, Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who planned to tour the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, the country's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.

Netanyahu says Omar and Tlaib intended to harm Israel on visit

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that barring a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar was meant to prevent them harming Israel.

Rival plans to stop no-deal Brexit clash, limiting their chances

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:58am
Opposition parties launched rival campaigns to topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson and stop him taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal, illustrating fractures in the anti-Brexit movement that make neither scheme likely to succeed.

Stocks falter, dollar recovers on renewed growth worries

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:51am
The dollar recovered from early weakness but a gauge of global equity performance edged lower on Thursday as concerns about global growth offset investor optimism over a surge in U.S. retail sales last month and strong Walmart earnings.

Wall Street mixed after strong retail sales data, conflicting trade reports

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:48am
U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses on Thursday as strong July retail sales and upbeat Walmart earnings eased fears of a recession, but mixed reports on trade and Cisco's dismal forecast kept investors on edge.

Talks break down, U.S. women's soccer team turn to court

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:31am
The female players who sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay reported that talks broke down on Wednesday and said they were now turning their attention to the courts where they are "eagerly look forward to a jury trial".

Iran's Zarif accuses U.S. of 'piracy attempt' over tanker held in Gibraltar

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:14am
Iran's foreign minister accused the United States on Thursday of attempted piracy in trying to prevent Gibraltar's release of an Iranian oil tanker.

As Hong Kong braces for protests, Chinese paramilitary holds drills across border

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:06am
Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, as China again warned against foreign interference in the city's escalating crisis and as mainland paramilitary forces conducted exercises just across the border.

Trump urges China's Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:06am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet personally with the protesters in Hong Kong, saying it would lead to an end to tensions that have seized the territory for weeks.

U.S. failed to stop release of oil tanker, says Iran envoy in London

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:01am
The Iranian ambassador in London accused the United States of desperately trying to stop the authorities in Gibraltar from releasing the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker, saying the American effort had been defeated.

Walmart's earnings beat allays worry over tariff impact for now

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:52am
U.S. retailer Walmart Inc reported strong second-quarter results and raised its earnings expectations for the year, temporarily sidestepping concerns around consumer demand in the wake of tariffs on imports from China.

Pakistan observes 'Black Day' over Kashmir with march by militant group

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:48am
Pakistan observed a 'Black Day' on Thursday to coincide with India's Independence Day celebrations, as one of the main militant groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir led a protest through Pakistan's part of the disputed region.

Israel will not let U.S. Congresswomen visit: deputy foreign minister

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:43am
Israel has decided to block a visit by U.S. Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Thursday.

Soccer: Talks break down, U.S. women's team turn to court

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:28pm
The female players who sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay reported that talks broke down on Wednesday and said they were now turning their attention to the courts where they are "eagerly look forward to a jury trial".

Hong Kong readies for more protests as Trump and others seek peaceful resolution

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:14pm
Hong Kong braced on Thursday for more mass demonstrations through the weekend, with the weeks-long crisis escalating after pro-democracy protests forced the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights this week and world leaders urging calm.

China says crew information submitted by Cathay Pacific meets requirements

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:14pm
China's aviation regulator said on Thursday that identification information submitted so far by Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd for its crew meets requirements.

Police rescued after six officers wounded in Philadelphia shootout

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:03pm
A SWAT team rescued two police officers and three civilians trapped inside a Philadelphia house with an active gunman after a shootout in which six officers were wounded, police said on Wednesday.

Global stocks routed, oil sinks as bond markets flash recession warning

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:00pm
Global stocks crumbled and oil prices extended a punishing sell-off on Thursday as an inverted U.S. bond yield curve intensified fears about a world recession.

Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 9:42pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned" about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border.

Prosecutors seek sale of luxury homes linked to stepson of Malaysian ex-PM

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 9:19pm
U.S. prosecutors are seeking to sell three luxury homes linked to the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, court documents showed, in the latest effort to recover money allegedly stolen from Malaysian fund 1MDB.