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Threats to navigation need international solution: U.S. Central Command

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:53am
Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution, U.S. Central Command said on Thursday, after three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-flagged tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

U.S. House seeks documents from companies that run immigrant detention centers

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:45am
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they have sent letters seeking documents and information from three companies responsible for detaining illegal immigrants arrested by U.S. immigration agents.

When the U.S. puts a border between migrant kids and their caretakers

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:27am
On June 12, Gerardo, a 41-year-old indigenous bricklayer from Guatemala, appeared before a U.S. immigration judge in El Paso, Texas. Since crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally two months earlier with his 14-year-old son, he had been separated from the boy and forced to wait in Mexico for his hearing.

Democrat Buttigieg unveils plan to fight racism in America

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:08am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - whose campaign has been dogged by accusations of systemic racism in his city as he struggles to gain support from African-American voters - on Thursday announced a plan to battle racial inequality in America.

UK recommends all British-flagged ships adopt a heightened security state in the Strait of Hormuz: Sky

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:01am
Britain has recommended all British-flagged ships go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed maritime industry sources.

U.S. wants 'El Chapo' in prison for life, after he hears from murder plot victim

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:47am
U.S. prosecutors said they want the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to spend the rest of his life - plus 30 years - in prison, after he hears from a victim who survived one of his murder plots.

U.S. underlying inflation firming; labor market tightening

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:29am
U.S. underlying consumer prices increased by the most in nearly 1-1/2 years in June amid solid gains in the costs of a range of goods and services, but that will likely not change expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month.

UK defense minister thanks Royal Navy for upholding international law: Twitter

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 6:58am
British defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday the Royal Navy had upheld international law by helping a merchant oil tanker pass through the Strait of Hormuz.

European startups navigate long, winding road to self-driving future

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:56pm
Far from the sunny, wide streets of Phoenix, where Waymo's self-driving taxis ply their trade, a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged, chaotic, rain-swept roads of European cities.

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:56pm
Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said.

Asia stocks gain, dollar droops as Fed chair sets stage for rate cut

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:25pm
Asian stocks gained and the dollar drooped on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reinforced prospects of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month.

Lockheed Martin to keep Pennsylvania plant open at Trump's request

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:10pm
Lockheed Martin Corp has decided to keep the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, open after U.S. President Donald Trump pressed its chief executive to continue operations, the company said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Second U.S. judge blocks Justice Department bid for new legal team in census cases

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:09pm
A second U.S. judge has rejected a Department of Justice request to replace its legal team in cases on the 2020 census as the Trump administration tries to add a contentious citizenship question.

Trump's labor chief Acosta defends Epstein plea deal, calling him 'a sexual predator'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:07pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a controversial non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls.

U.S. Air Force finds no evidence of sexual misconduct by top general

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:44pm
An Air Force investigation has found no evidence to support accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

U.S. to probe French plan to tax tech companies

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 7:30pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions.

Powell testimony, Fed meeting highlight case for 'insurance'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:33pm
A confidence shock driven partly by the U.S. trade war is at the center of an increasingly persuasive argument for Federal Reserve policymakers seriously considering cutting rates for the first time in a decade.

U.S. border agency says it is holding 200 children, down from 2,500 in May

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:26pm
U.S. border officers were detaining about 200 unaccompanied children along the southern border on Wednesday, down from more than 2,500 in May, thanks to congressional funding increases, a senior border agency official said.

'World should know,' migrant tells U.S. Congress of toddler's death

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:22pm
A Guatemalan asylum seeker left some members of a U.S. House panel visibly shaken on Wednesday with the story of her daughter's death, saying the toddler had contracted a deadly lung infection during a 20-day detention near the U.S. border with Mexico.

U.S. Fed policy-makers debate merit of a repo facility

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 4:54pm
Federal Reserve officials argued the pros and cons of a possible policy tool that allows banks to borrow from the U.S. central bank using Treasuries and other securities as collateral, minutes of the Fed's June policy meeting released on Wednesday showed.