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Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block its oil tanker

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:13am
Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday.

UK will not escort every British-flagged ship through Strait of Hormuz: source

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:13am
Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BP-operated tanker.

Warren's new U.S. immigration policy would end border crossing as a crime

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:08am
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday announced a broad immigration policy that would decriminalize undocumented border crossing and end the use of privately run detention centers if she is elected president.

Stocks rise on firm rate-cut expectations though trade worries loom

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:46am
A broad index of stocks around the world edged higher on Thursday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations for an interest-rate cut, though concerns about global trade tensions capped gains.

Trump to announce executive action on census citizenship question

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:45am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday will announce an executive action over his administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census despite ongoing court challenges, two administration officials told Reuters.

House to hold contempt vote on Barr, Ross next week: Pelosi

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:45am
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on whether to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas over the 2020 census, House Speakers Nancy Pelosi said.

Risks aside, Trump's team sees China trade stance as strength in 2020

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:36am
As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump's advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 election, despite making concessions and having no deal in sight.

White House scraps a proposal to lower U.S. drug prices

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:34am
The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy that would have required health insurers to pass on billions of dollars in rebates they receive from drugmakers to Medicare patients.

Strengthened tropical storm Barry takes aim at Louisiana coast

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:33am
Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and headed toward an already water-logged New Orleans, where it was forecast to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday.

Gibraltar police arrest captain of detained Iranian tanker

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:23am
Gibraltar police said they have arrested the captain and chief officer of the detained Iranian Grace 1 supertanker accused of violating EU sanctions on Syria and have seized documents and electronic devices from the vessel.

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets approval for new lawyers in rape case

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:19am
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got approval from a New York judge to hire a new legal team two months before his scheduled rape trial.

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.