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Iran's 'cup of poison'? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 9:53am
Anti-Western hardliners are set to sweep Iran's parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year, but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power.

WarnerMedia to reunite 'Friends' in HBO Max special

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:23am
WarnerMedia is reuniting its "Friends" cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday.

U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change in draft communique, diplomats say

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:17am
The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world's financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth.

Taliban, Afghan forces clash on first day of violence reduction period

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 8:14am
Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces clashed in parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after a week-long "reduction in violence" was announced, but the incidents did not spark immediate alarm on either side.

George Washington sought honest British workers over 'slovenly' Americans

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 6:33am
George Washington, the first president of the United States, praised the honesty of British farmers and sought to entice some to his estates because local tenants were so "slovenly", according to a handwritten letter he wrote in 1796.

MGM Resorts sued over data breach that possibly involved 10.6 million guests

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:29pm
U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International has been sued over a data breach last year, which the company confirmed earlier this week and which reportedly involved details of over 10.6 million hotel guests.

China reports fall in coronavirus cases, says economy resilient, but infections rising elsewhere

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:28pm
China reported a decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central bank predicted a limited short-term economic impact and said the country was confident in winning the fight against the epidemic.

Japan confirms four more virus cases, to close a school for two days

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:28pm
Japanese officials confirmed four new coronavirus infections on Saturday as the number of cases outside of China continued to climb.

Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:24pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, a senior administration official said, a sensitive subject for the Indian government.

'Not good enough' Warren says of Bloomberg's non-disclosure agreement pledge

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:27pm
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that his company has identified three women bound by non-disclosure agreements regarding his past conduct and that they would be released from their accords if they choose.

Bloomberg campaign builds out digital arm Hawkfish ahead of 2020 election

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:27pm
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign has pumped $25.7 million into his little-known tech company Hawkfish since the billionaire entered the race last November, according to disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.

Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:40pm
Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 9:15pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Russia on Friday to stay out of 2020 White House elections after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.

Coronavirus spreads in China prisons, Korean church as fears weigh on global markets

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:56pm
The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said, as cases climbed outside the epicenter in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy where officials announced the country's first death.

China reports 397 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on Feb.21

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:56pm
Mainland China had 397 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Feb. 21, the country's National Health Commission said on Saturday, down from 889 cases a day earlier.

Tokyo postpones training for Olympics volunteers over virus fears

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:54pm
Organizers for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have postponed training for volunteers because of the spread of the coronavirus in Japan.

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:36pm
Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into fraudulent sales practices and has admitted to pressuring employees in a fake-accounts scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday, wrapping up one of the last major investigations looming over the bank.

Fund managers look for value in high-priced consumer sector

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:31pm
Expectations that spending on items ranging from hotels to clothing will continue to rise have helped make consumer discretionary stocks the most expensive sector in the S&P 500.

South Korea reports 142 additional coronavirus cases, brings total to 346: KCDC

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:28pm
South Korea reported 142 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the nation's total to 346, according to Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus: study

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 6:49pm
A 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, traveled 400 miles(675 km) north to Anyang where she infected five relatives, without ever showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists reported on Friday, offering new evidence that the virus can be spread asymptomatically.