REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-08-13, 23:52

Hong Kong's freedoms of expression and assembly should be protected: U.S. official

Hong Kong's freedoms of assembly and expression should be protected, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, after protesters opposed to China's growing influence in the former British colony clashed ...

Hong Kong's freedoms of expression and assembly should be protected: U.S. official

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Freedoms make Hong Kong special, says UK's Hunt Britain said on Tuesday it would not compromise on its commitment to Hong Kong freedoms and cautioned China that repression was no way to solve the crisis in the former British colony....
2019-07-02, 14:52

Mass street protests are an expression of Hong Kong's identity With controls tightening over Chinese society, many Hong Kongers feel the need to protect their right to dissentIn Hong Kong, people have most of the freedoms of a democracy except the right to choose their leaders. The city’s last British governor, Chris Patten, described it as a place that enjoyed...
2019-06-13, 18:26

Britain tells China to honor Hong Kong freedoms Britain told China to honor its commitments to protect freedoms in Hong Kong on Tuesday, after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters in the former British colony....
2019-07-02, 18:13

Hong Kong activist Wong: World leaders 'must' raise our eroding freedoms at G-20 Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Friday that G-20 leaders meeting in Japan can help protect the city's freedoms by raising their concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping....
2019-06-28, 10:52

Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee protection in Germany. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, faced rioting charges for their roles in a protest that turned into a viole...
2019-05-22, 08:39

Canada supports peaceful assembly, condemns violence in Hong Kong: Freeland There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region as some residents accuse the Communist Party-ruled Chinese government of chipping away at Hong Kong's democratic rights....
2019-08-18, 02:39

China official says Hong Kong is at a 'critical juncture' Hong Kong is at a critical juncture after two months of anti-government street protests and violence there must stop, China's Hong Kong and Macau affairs office said on Monday....
2019-08-12, 11:00

Former Hong Kong Exchange Official Arrested in Graft Probe Hong Kong’s anticorruption watchdog arrested a former high-ranking official at the city’s stock exchange for allegedly rigging the approval system for companies applying to go public....
2019-06-27, 20:00

Chinese Official Warns Hong Kong Protesters Against ‘Color Revolution’ “The violence is getting more and more intense” in Hong Kong, the mainland official said just days after protests and a citywide strike resulted in clashes with the police....
2019-08-08, 11:26

China's top official in Hong Kong says Beijing backs city's leader China's top representative in Hong Kong said on Thursday the central government in Beijing maintained its support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who is grappling with the city's greatest political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997....
2019-07-11, 11:26

The Exhibit Lauded Freedom of Expression. It Was Silenced. A political battle between Japan and South Korea has spilled into the art world, with the abrupt closing of an exhibit with a statue symbolizing women forced into sexual slavery....
2019-08-05, 20:13

Hong Kong faces worst crisis in 20 years, senior Chinese official says A senior Chinese official said Wednesday that Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis in more than 20 years after months of frequently violent protests that started over a now-suspended controversial extradition law....
2019-08-07, 10:52

Chinese Official Calls Turmoil in Hong Kong Worst Since 1997 Handover “The violence is getting more and more intense” in Hong Kong, the mainland official said just days after protests and a citywide strike resulted in clashes with the police....
2019-08-07, 13:52

Hong Kong Facing Worst Crisis Since Handover, Says Senior China Official Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned to China from British rule in 1997, the head of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday amid more anti-government protests......
2019-08-08, 20:13

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation: U.S. official The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior U.S. official said....
2019-06-14, 21:13

Hong Kong Protest Updates: Senior Official Urges Demonstrators to Disperse The police used pepper spray and water cannons against thousands of protesters who flooded Hong Kong’s streets and forced the Legislative Council to suspend debate on a contentious extradition bill....
2019-06-12, 09:26

Hong Kong facing worst crisis since handover: senior China official Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday, as more anti-government protests rocked the Asian financial hub....
2019-08-07, 11:13

April Dawn Alison's photography: 'the unregulated expression of and for the self' Alison reveals a self-contained world where a deeply internalized identity is produced and seenIn April Dawn Alison’s photography, her solitude manifests an interior space where art and sexuality coincide, where a singular body represents divergent selves – creator and object, dominator and subjugat...
2019-07-17, 17:52

'We feel empowered': Saudi women relish their new freedoms New laws on travel, divorce and applying for documents have largely been embracedSaudi women have largely embraced new laws allowing them to travel, divorce, and apply for official documents without the permission of a male guardian, and claimed conservative resistance to the sweeping decrees is doo...
2019-08-03, 10:13

Crowds demand Hong Kong's top official quit after only pausing on China extradition plan Hong Kong protesters took to the streets Sunday to demand the city's top official resign a day after she suspended — but did not withdraw —contentious legislation to allow extraditions to China that opponents say must be scrapped entirely....
2019-06-16, 14:39

Hong Kong could lose special trade status if Beijing intervenes in protests: official A 1992 U.S. law affords Hong Kong preferential treatment in matters of trade and economics compared with China. Areas of special treatment include visas, law enforcement and investment....
2019-08-14, 16:00

Faith and freedoms: why evangelicals profess unwavering love for Trump The faithful have been ardent supporters who turn a blind eye to the president’s moral indiscretions in favor of agenda When Donald Trump took the stage last month at a mega-conference for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the country’s largest organization of evangelical Christians, he was granted a...
2019-07-07, 10:39

Sporting expression 'caught fire' takes on literal meaning The sporting expression "caught fire" took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel....
2019-08-19, 00:00

Kazakh vote tarnished by violations of fundamental freedoms: OSCE Kazakhstan's presidential election was tarnished by violations of fundamental freedoms such as a crackdown on public protests and voting irregularities, observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Monday....
2019-06-10, 12:00

Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay. The post Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-13, 08:39

Study details differences in gene expression among male, female mammals Most of the science looking at gender among mammals has focused on physiological differences, but new research suggests many outward-facing differences -- like height and facial hair -- are rooted in gene expression....
2019-07-19, 22:52

SwiftKey now lets you send 3D animated animal emojis that mimic your facial expression SwiftKey is embedding a new animated animal emoji feature directly into its mobile keyboard app, one that replicates a person's detailed facial expressions.Read More...
2019-07-04, 15:26

New President of top UN economic and social body to push for development financing, fundamental freedoms ‘for all’ In her inaugural speech as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Mona Juul, of Norway, underscored that the body’s mandate today remains “as relevant and compelling” as it did back in 1945 when it was tasked with “fostering international cooperation on economic, socia...
2019-07-31, 19:00

Kim Jong Un ‘very surprised’ at Trump offer to meet, calls handshake ‘expression that today is different from yesterday’ PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un ‘very surprised’ at Trump offer to meet, calls handshake ‘expression that today is different from yesterday’ The post Kim Jong Un ‘very surprised’ at Trump offer to meet, calls handshake ‘expression that today is different...
2019-06-30, 09:26

Car security: how to keep your car and driveway protected Tips & advice 26 Jun, 2019 From simple to hi-tech, we look at some of the best ways to help prevent you from having your car or its contents stolen...
2019-06-28, 11:26

Slack ups security to keeps your chats protected Slack has revealed a raft of new security upgrades as it looks to provide a secure way for businesses to share and collaborate online.The popular messaging app, which now has over over 10 million daily active users worldwide, has unveiled a number of updates aimed at making sure company data stays s...
2019-08-07, 15:00

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’, measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online This Thursday, we cover: New poverty report cites ‘vast inequalities’; measles campaign in Ebola-hit DR Congo; World Population Day; UN chief visits cyclone-ravaged Mozambique; monsoon rains cause ‘misery’ for refugees; and why the internet’s ‘essential’ for free expression....
2019-07-11, 23:00

Tuna are spawning in marine protected areas Marine protected areas are large swaths of coastal seas or open ocean that are protected by governments from activities such as commercial fishing and mining. Such marine sanctuaries have had rehabilitating effects on at-risk species living within their borders. But it’s been less clear how they ben...
2019-07-24, 19:13

Use a fitness app to track your workouts? Your data may not be as protected as you think USA TODAY Sports examined what popular fitness-tracking hardware and app companies state in privacy statements and terms of service. Is your info safe?       ...
2019-08-17, 00:26

Protected hen harriers are vanishing under suspicious circumstances A study that tracked 58 hen harriers over a decade found that most of the birds disappeared without a trace – and this was more likely to happen on grouse moors...
2019-05-21, 14:52

U.S. restores Yellowstone grizzlies to protected species list The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday restored federal protections to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, abiding by a court ruling last year that removal of the bears' threatened status violated the Endangered Species Act....
2019-07-31, 18:00

Saudi Arabia's assets are 'well protected': Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, says the global community needs to be "vigilant" and "united" against attacks on infrastructure....
2019-05-21, 15:13

The 'Funnies' Were The Wildly Modified Tanks That Protected The Allies on D-Day Of all the stories of the D-Day invasion, the most heroic—and tragic—involve the waves of Allied soldiers who waded ashore to face the enemy on the beach. Thousands of American, British, and Canadian troops, many simple riflemen, were hurled against beach defenses occupying German troops had spent y...
2019-06-06, 20:13

Wearing natural hair, braids now protected in New York A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlaws racial discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Here's what people are saying about it.        ...
2019-08-13, 23:52

Dunes at Trump golf course in Scotland to lose protected status Agency wants to remove golf course area from Forevan Links site of special scientific interestThe spectacular sand dunes at Donald Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire are expected to be stripped of their special conservation status.Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), a government conservation agency, ...
2019-06-28, 10:52

German cabinet approves bill to shoot protected wolves Until 20 years ago, wolves had been wiped out in Germany. The population is growing again. When can farmers shoot them? And how can they be protected? The government has come up with new rules....
2019-05-22, 22:52

German police: “Guardian angel” pigeon protected speeder BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment. Perhaps inspired by this week’s Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said “...
2019-05-28, 16:39

U.S. to provide licenses for sales to Huawei if national security protected The U.S. Department of Commerce will issue licenses to U.S. companies seeking to sell to Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday....
2019-07-09, 16:26

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be protected”....
2019-05-21, 15:01

The dunes at Trump's Scottish golf course may lose their protected status The sand dunes on the Trump International golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, are expected to lose their protected conservation designation, the government said Friday....
2019-06-28, 19:52

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026 Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was...
2019-05-21, 17:13

US rollback of protected areas risks emboldening others, scientists warn Trump slashed size of two protected wilderness areasPace of rollbacks for development projects acceleratingAmerica’s reputation as an international conservation leader is under threat in the wake of unprecedented rollbacks, according to the most comprehensive effort yet to track the erosion of prote...
2019-05-30, 23:52

If you aren't sure if you're protected from measles, a simple test can check your immunity Thanks to a despicable misinformation campaign by the anti-vaccine movement, measles, a disease once thought eradicated, has made a roaring comeback, with cases in 2019 having reached the highest level in 27 years, even though it's only May....
2019-05-30, 23:39

Police: ‘Guardian angel’ pigeon protected driver from getting a ticket BERLIN — Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment. Perhaps inspired by this week’s Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said: “the Holy Ghost mu...
2019-05-28, 23:00

U.S. govt to provide licenses for sales to Huawei if national security protected The U.S. Department of Commerce will issue licenses to U.S. companies seeking to sell to Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday....
2019-07-09, 16:13

Domestic Workers Aren’t Protected by Anti-Discrimination Law. This New Bill Would Change That For 16 years, June Barrett was a certified nurse assistant in Miami. For up to five years at a time, she lived in the homes of the elderly patients she cared for — waking up at 4 a.m., staying on her feet until 11 p.m., and sleeping next to a buzzer so she could be on call around the clock. As...
2019-07-15, 18:26

UK creates 'blue belt' of marine protected areas twice England's size Conservationists say protection contributes to stop of marine damaging activitiesAn area nearly twice the size of England will become a “blue belt” of protected waters after the government created 41 new marine conservation zones.The short-snouted seahorse, the ocean quahog, ross worm reefs and blue...
2019-05-31, 08:00

UPDATE 3-U.S. to provide licenses for sales to Huawei if national security protected The U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell American-made goods to China's Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, but left key questions unanswered about what products will pass muster....
2019-07-09, 20:26

UPDATE 1-U.S. to provide licenses for sales to Huawei if national security protected The U.S. Department of Commerce will issue licenses to U.S. companies seeking to sell to Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday....
2019-07-09, 16:13

After Tiananmen, the U.S. Protected Chinese Students in America. 30 Years Later, Uighurs Say It’s Time to Do the Same for Them After the crackdown on student protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, many Chinese students studying in the U.S. were fearful of returning home as authorities continued to arrest supporters of the uprising. Jian Tang, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, describe...
2019-05-31, 19:13

Miners Kill Indigenous Leader in Brazil During Invasion of Protected Land Land invasions in indigenous territories are on the rise across Brazil. Indigenous leaders say they regularly come under threat by miners, loggers and farmers....
2019-07-31, 17:39

Kentucky farmers say federally protected vultures are terrorizing livestock: report Kentucky farmers say they have little recourse against federally-protected vultures, which have increasingly been terrorizing their livestock to death....
2019-07-01, 11:26

City moving forward with protected bike lane in Brooklyn after cyclist deaths The city announced Tuesday it will finally move forward with a stalled plan to build a protected bike lane along Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue — after two cyclists were fatally hit by vehicles nearby this year. The city had been planning a pedaling path stretching four miles from Atlantic Ave...
2019-08-07, 10:26

Border agents seize nearly 350 pounds of protected fish from cargo ship in the Gulf of Mexico A group of fisherman in Louisiana could be facing jail time after border agents say they illegally reeled in nearly 350 pounds of a protected fish in the Gulf of Mexico last month. ...
2019-07-10, 02:13

Trump administration announces plan for expanded hunting, fishing access across 1.4 million protected acres The plan would open 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to outdoor sporting enthusiasts....
2019-06-06, 16:13

Buy the Best Gas Grill, And Amazon Will Pay For Assembly As far as gas grills go, the Weber Spirit II is the be-all, end-all. Now, you can get it delivered from Amazon, complete with free expert assembly, so you can focus on the rest of your barbecue preparations....
2019-05-31, 01:39

J&K Gets First Pre-Poll Alliance In Run-Up To Assembly Polls The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement headed by former bureaucrat Shah Faesal Tuesday forged a pre-poll alliance in the state with the Awami Ittehad Party led by former MLA Sheikh Abdul Rasheed....
2019-06-19, 00:00

Britain's first climate assembly: can it help fix democracy too? At meeting of randomly selected Londoners there are differing views but a respectful toneIn an airless library in north London, 56 people are trying to help fix not one global crisis but two. There are students and builders, a civil servant, an entrepreneur, a restaurateur, a support worker. There a...
2019-07-19, 18:39

UN Assembly remembers victims of violence against religion The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution designating Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief....
2019-05-29, 02:26

107 Seats In New J&K Assembly, Chief Minister To "Aid" Lt Governor The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will have a Lieutenant Governor and the maximum strength of its assembly will be of 107 seats which will be increased to 114 later, according to the bill......
2019-08-05, 20:13

UK citizens’ assembly on climate emergency announced MPs launch assembly plan but environmental activists say its conclusions must be bindingA citizens’ assembly on the climate emergency will take place this autumn to explore the fastest and fairest ways to end the UK’s carbon emissions.Six House of Commons select committees announced the assembly on ...
2019-06-20, 15:52

Nigerian ambassador is next UN General Assembly president UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Members of the United Nations General Assembly have chosen the Nigerian ambassador to the world body as its next president. They elected Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (teeh-JAH’-neeh moo-HAH’-mahd BAN-deeh) by acclamation Tuesday to preside over the 74th U.N. session for o...
2019-06-04, 22:26

California Assembly votes to cap rent increases SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly voted Wednesday to cap rent increases for many tenants as America’s most populous state faces a housing crunch. A bill, which now goes to the state Senate, would prohibit landlords from raising rent more than 7% plus inflation over the course o...
2019-05-30, 13:52

In Arunachal Pradesh's New Assembly, 20 First-Time Legislators Arunachal Pradesh has a 60-member Assembly. Eleven of the first timers are from the BJP, six from the Janata Dal (United), two from National People's Party (NPP) and one Independent....
2019-05-25, 15:13

Report: Apple to shift assembly of Mac Pro from US to China SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years. The Wall Street Journal reported the plan Friday, citing unidentified people familiar with the move...
2019-06-28, 19:00

Protests Over Restrictions For Journalists In Rajasthan Assembly The Rajasthan assembly authorities have curtailed journalists' movement inside the Vidhan Sabha premises, triggering strong protest on Thursday from the journalists covering the House proceedings....
2019-06-27, 20:00

BJP Wins All 4 Assembly Bypolls In Gujarat, Tally Crosses 100 The ruling BJP in Gujarat has won all the four Assembly seats where by-elections were held along with the Lok Sabha polls. With this, the tally of the ruling party now stands at 104 in the 182-member......
2019-05-24, 12:52

First climate assembly in UK draws up wishlist for council action Camden council officials say they intend to implement at least some of the panel’s ideasBritain’s first climate assembly culminates on Saturday when 56 north Londoners will decide on measures they want their council to enact to confront the climate crisis.Camden’s Citizens Assembly, convened to inte...
2019-07-19, 18:39

"Jai Shri Ram", "Jai Sarna" Slogans Raised In Jharkhand Assembly Slogans like "Jai Sri Ram", "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and "Jai Sarna" were raised in the Jharkhand Assembly on Wednesday when the opposition moved amendment to the 1927 Forest Act....
2019-07-24, 18:52

Rajasthan Assembly Passes Anti-Lynching Bill The Rajasthan legislative assembly on Monday passed a Bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to those convicted in cases of mob lynching leading to victim's death....
2019-08-05, 20:13

Bombardier opening new California rail-car assembly site Canada's Bombardier is opening a new facility in California that will assemble rail cars for San Francisco's rapid transit system by year's end, and potentially serve other West Coast rail projects....
2019-06-14, 20:39

Nigeria's National Assembly on lockdown after shots fired Nigeria's National Assembly was on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after shots were fired outside during clashes between police and a group of Shi'ite Muslim protesters, Reuters witnesses said....
2019-07-09, 19:00

BJP Lawmakers Sleep Over At Karnataka Assembly To Protest "Bias" Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa staged a night-long protest along with party lawmakers in the state assembly on Thursday, alleging that the Congress-Janata Dal Secular (JDS) government was trying......
2019-07-18, 21:13

"Can We Be Forced To Attend Assembly?" Karnataka Rebels In Top Court The Supreme Court is hearing the plea of 15 rebel lawmakers of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition in Karnataka who have petitioned against the state's Speaker for not accepting their......
2019-07-16, 09:26

German Protestant Church Assembly summit begins without far-right AfD This year's German Protestant Church Assembly will highlight the importance of trust in polarized times. Prominent politicians are expected to attend the summit, but the Alternative for Germany party was not invited....
2019-06-19, 21:52

BJP Wants "At Least" 75 Seats In Haryana Assembly Polls: Chief Minister After winning all the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana, the BJP is drawing up a strategy to bag at least 75 seats in the Assembly elections which is just a few months away....
2019-06-09, 20:39

Thai king opens 1st session of elected assembly since coup Thailand’s king has addressed the first session of an elected parliament since the military staged a coup in 2014, advising lawmakers to take their responsibilities seriously because their actions will affect national security and the people’s well-bring...
2019-05-24, 12:13

Pak PM Imran Khan To Attend UN General Assembly Session For First Time Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country for the first time at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, a top aide of the premier said on......
2019-06-19, 20:00

British parliament to hold Citizens' Assembly on climate crisis British lawmakers will hold a Citizens' Assembly to gather views on how to meet its newly-strengthened emissions targets, parliament announced on Thursday, in response to growing public unease over the climate crisis....
2019-06-20, 15:52

Stand By Decision, Won't Attend Assembly, Say Karnataka Rebel Lawmakers Hailing the Supreme Court direction on Karnataka political crisis, rebel Congress-JDS lawmakers camping in Mumbai said there is no question of going back on their resignations from the Assembly or......
2019-07-17, 11:13

Kamal Nath Slammed After Accused In Congressman's Murder Seen In Assembly Four months after Congress leader Devendra Chaurasia was murdered, his son received a rude shock when local television channels flashed images of the main accused sauntering around the Madhya Pradesh......
2019-07-20, 00:39

Cuomo in spat with female Assembly members over paid surrogacy law Gov. Andrew Cuomo singled out three female Assembly members by name Tuesday for holding up a vote to legalize surrogacy contracts that pay a woman for carrying someone's child....
2019-06-12, 10:26

PM Modi Likely To Attend UN General Assembly Meet In September: Report Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the US in September for the upcoming UN general assembly meeting and is likely to address Indian-Americans in Houston during his trip, community......
2019-07-12, 23:13

Assembly Polls In Jammu And Kashmir Likely Later This Year: Election Body Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be "considered" later this year and the schedule for it will be announced after the Amarnath yatra, the Election Commission said today. The annual......
2019-06-04, 19:52

UPDATE 1-Bombardier opening new California rail-car assembly site Canada's Bombardier is opening a new facility in California that will assemble rail cars for San Francisco's rapid transit system by year's end, and potentially serve other West Coast rail projects....
2019-06-14, 20:39

No Karnataka Trust Vote Today, Assembly Sleepover For BJP Lawmakers The ruling coalition in Karnataka, in danger of collapsing after multiple resignations, will not face a trust vote today with the Speaker calling it a day despite the opposition BJP insisting on a......
2019-07-18, 16:13

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Assembly Bans Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, would join California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions....
2019-06-14, 00:26

N.Y. Assembly approves bill to view Donald Trump's tax returns New York's Assembly passed a bill Wednesday giving state lawmakers access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns, giving the legislation support in both chambers of the legislature....
2019-05-22, 21:52

PM Modi To Address Annual UN General Assembly Session On September 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly or UNGA session on September 28, according to a provisional list released by the UN of the world leaders scheduled to speak at......
2019-08-01, 07:52

"Hold Assembly Elections Before End Of Year": Omar Abdullah To PM Modi Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor's Rule since the BJP ended its short-lived ruling alliance with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party last year...
2019-08-01, 17:39

Rajasthan Assembly Gives Live Coverage On YouTube After Media Boycott As the media continued to boycott the Rajasthan Assembly proceedings for the second day on Friday in the wake of several restrictions imposed on them, the officials broadcast the proceedings live on......
2019-06-29, 06:39

Assembly passes bill forcing religious groups to vaccinate A key state Assembly committee on Thursday narrowly gave thumbs up to a bill that would end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements — and the measure is expected to be approved by the Legislature before it adjourns next week. The hotly contested legislation gaine...
2019-06-14, 01:52

Bihar Assembly Adjourns As Opposition Wants Health Minister's Resignation Bihar Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday as the opposition parties shouted slogans demanding the resignation of Health minister Mangal Pandey over the deaths of more than 150 children due to acute......
2019-07-02, 11:13

Women's World Cup and Paralympics to get protected TV status like men's finals and Olympics under Labour government A Labour government would add the Paralympics and Women's World Cup to the list of key sporting events that must be broadcast on free-to-air channels....
2019-06-13, 14:39

One high school fired a gay teacher. Another school protected one. They are married to each other Joshua Payne-Elliott alleges in lawsuit that archdiocese interfered with his contractual and employment relationship with his school.        ...
2019-07-11, 20:00

‘Summon the spirit of San Francisco’, says General Assembly President on UN Charter anniversary Reaffirming faith in human rights, promoting social justice and saving the world from the “scourge of war”: just some of the founding principles of the United Nations, which appear in the Organization’s bedrock Charter, signed exactly 74 years ago in San Francisco....
2019-06-27, 18:39

Swaraj India To Fight Haryana Assembly Polls: Yogendra Yadav The Swaraj India will fight the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls, projecting the outfit as a viable alternative to the ruling BJP, party leader Yogendra Yadav said today....
2019-06-28, 01:13

NY Assembly passes bill to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants ALBANY — The New York State Assembly green-lighted a controversial bill Wednesday that would grant illegal immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license. The measure passed the Democratic-run house 86 to 47. But the legislation’s fate is uncertain the state Senate. Gov. Andrew ...
2019-06-13, 12:39

Hyundai-Kia Plans To Start Local Assembly Of Electric Cars In India The FAME 2 scheme has given electric mobility a shot in the arm and is a step in the right direction to make India a viable market for electric vehicles. Though the announcement has not given any......
2019-05-28, 06:26

In Bihar Assembly, Sushil Modi Papers Over Rift With Nitish Kumar The NDA will contest next year's Bihar assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said today - a comment seen as an effort to allay the......
2019-07-22, 22:52

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Bombardier opening new California rail-car assembly site Canada's Bombardier is opening a new facility in California that will assemble rail cars for San Francisco's rapid transit system by year's end, and potentially serve other West Coast rail projects....
2019-06-14, 22:26

California Assembly Passes Historic Bill on Cops’ Use of Deadly Force On Wednesday afternoon, the California Assembly passed A.B. 392, taking the state one step closer to a new national standard for police use of force....
2019-05-30, 02:13

Pegatron reportedly plans Indonesian iPad and MacBook assembly in June One of Apple's key contract manfacturers is said to be moving tablet and laptop production from China to Indonesia, helping Apple avoid U.S. tariffs.Read More...
2019-05-23, 17:13

New York Assembly passes bill closing 'double jeopardy' loophole The New York State Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would permit state authorities to pursue charges against a person who has received a pardon from the president....
2019-05-22, 04:26

Prepare For Assembly Polls To Dislodge Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi BJP Chief Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Saturday called upon the party workers to work hard for a victory in the Assembly elections due early next year and "dislodge" the Arvind Kejriwal government....
2019-06-01, 21:13

Britain’s first climate assembly agrees plan for council to tackle crisis Camden citizens’ proposals focus on housing, transport and green spaceBritain’s first climate assembly has agreed on 17 proposals for action to tackle the climate crisis, including installing solar panels on all available roofs and cutting fossil fuels out of local government developments.The assemb...
2019-07-21, 23:13

Gig economy: California bill granting employee status passes assembly Uber and Lyft drivers, considered contract workers, could be entitled to protections and benefits if the bill is signedThe state assembly in California passed legislation on Wednesday that would require employers to recognize hundreds of thousands of gig workers as employees and could have far-reach...
2019-05-30, 04:52

India to hold state assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir soon: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would be held soon in the state for the local assembly, two days after government's decision to end special status for the state and split it into two union territories....
2019-08-08, 20:39

Six-Term Lawmaker Vishweshwar Hegde Elected Speaker Of Karnataka Assembly BJP leader Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, a six-term Karnataka legislator and former state education minister, was today elected as Speaker of the state assembly, replacing outgoing speaker KR Ramesh Kumar...
2019-07-31, 23:52

‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told a panel to gender equality leaders on Monday....
2019-07-16, 00:26

California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from some families of victims of police shootings who said compromises in the bill’s language watered down the legislation....
2019-05-30, 06:52

Top Court Asks Karnataka Rebel Lawmakers To Meet Assembly Speaker At 6pm The Supreme Court will today hear the plea of rebel Congress-JD(S) lawmakers alleging that the Karnataka Assembly Speaker was not accepting their resignations deliberately as the political crisis in......
2019-07-11, 10:26

Will Bounce Back In 2021 Assembly Polls: Mamata Banerjee To Party Leaders Notwithstanding the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday told the party activists to work hard as she is confident of bouncing back......
2019-07-06, 00:39

Assembly Speaker Heastie won’t back felony charges for NYPD water attacks Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie threw cold water on talk of legislation that would charge thugs with a felony for drenching cops with buckets of water or other substances. Outraged Republican state lawmakers introduced the proposed law late last month following a series of dousing incidents of police ...
2019-08-07, 21:52

Amit Shah Holds Meetings With Leaders From 3 Assembly Poll-Bound States Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah today held meetings with the party's core group leaders from three Assembly poll-bound states. Party sources said Mr Shah held separate meetings with......
2019-06-09, 20:39

Apple Risks Infuriating the White House as It Reportedly Moves Assembly of Mac Pro to China Back in 2012, it was a Big Deal when Apple decided to assemble the Mac Pro in Austin, Texas. Fast forward seven years, and now it seems Apple will manufacture the new Mac Pro will be built in China, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more......
2019-06-29, 00:26

Sushil Kumar Modi Rakes Up Fodder Scam In Assembly, Leaves RJD Fuming Irregular expenditures in excess of Rs 650 crore between 1987 and 1997 - the period during which the fodder scam happened - are being scrutinized by courts probing the multi-crore-rupee scandal, Bihar......
2019-07-25, 08:13

Ajit Doval Chairs Meeting On Kashmir, Including Upcoming Assembly Polls National Security Advisor Ajit Doval chaired a high-level meeting Thursday to discuss issues concerning Kashmir, including the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra and pending Assembly election, officials said....
2019-06-07, 01:39

Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns There has been a “serious regression” in the political power of women across the world in recent years, UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa told delegates to the annual summit of women activists at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday....
2019-05-21, 14:32

Back home in Indiana: Bob Knight buys house three miles from Assembly Hall Bob Knight was fired from Indiana in 2000, but he recently bought a home near the campus in Bloomington for $600,000 after appearances in state.       ...
2019-07-12, 00:52

Assembly Speaker Heastie won’t back charging felonies for NYPD water attacks Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie threw cold water on talk of legislation that would charge thugs with a felony for drenching cops with buckets of water or other substances. Outraged Republican state lawmakers first introduced the proposed law late last month following a series of dousing incidents of p...
2019-08-07, 21:00

Karnataka Assembly Monsoon Session To Begin Today Amid Political Turmoil The 11-day monsoon session of the Karnataka legislature will begin today with the H D Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) coalition government on a sticky wicket following resignation of 18 of its......
2019-07-12, 06:26

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday....
2019-05-21, 19:13

Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on ‘peace and prosperity’ for most vulnerable The global reach of the United Nations makes it “the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress”, said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next President of the General Assembly....
2019-06-04, 19:26

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Bicycles for the environment, new leader for the UN General Assembly, UN values, Ebola, Syria and Libya This Tuesday, we cover: Bicycles in China; a new President elected for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, to start in September; vital food crops destroyed in Syria; migrants and refugees in Libya’s detention centres; Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo surpasses 2,000 cases; and...
2019-06-04, 22:26

Mother of Quebec teen shot by police presents petition for body cameras at National Assembly A petition for Quebec police officers to wear body cameras was presented to the National Assembly by the mother of a teen shot and killed by SQ officers in 2018....
2019-06-14, 00:39

High Tax On Luxury Cars Restricting Market, Preventing Local Assembly Of More Models: Jaguar Land Ro The auto industry has been going through a slump in volumes since the past eight months and sales continue to remain disappointing as we move into the ninth month of this de-growth. Luxury carmakers......
2019-07-21, 13:13

Iran tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt vows British shipping 'must and will be' be protected after tanker is boarded Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed British shipping "must and will be protected" following the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-07-20, 19:39

Boris Johnson holds talks with Irish political leaders in effort to get Northern Ireland Assembly 'up and running' Boris Johnson met political leaders in Northern Ireland today as he sought to get its assembly "up and running" to break one of the Brexit deadlocks....
2019-07-31, 17:39

Hong Kong protests: Incredible pictures show thousands line the streets of Hong Kong in protest over extradition law Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest over government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges....
2019-06-09, 23:13

China's Hong Kong office condemns 'near-terrorist acts' at Hong Kong airport China's Hong Kong affairs office condemned what it called "near-terrorist acts" at Hong Kong's airport and reiterated support for local authorities to severely punish those responsible amid an escalating crisis in the Chinese-controlled city....
2019-08-14, 10:00

iOS 13 is official, here are all the new features Apple today announced the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system – iOS 13. This happened at the company's annual developer conference, WWDC.iOS 13 is scheduled to be officially released this September, along with the launch of the iPhone 11 line.The thirteenth version of iOS remains tr...
2019-06-03, 23:13

'We could talk ourselves into a recession,' one Fed official says The economic mood in the United States has changed quickly over the past six months. At the end of last year, the stock market suffered a steep decline, consumer spending tanked, and economists were forecasting a recession around the corner....
2019-05-22, 22:26

Behold, Official Castle in the Sky Sunglasses Castle in the Sky themed sunglasses are going on sale in Japan. Muska’s tinted lenses are getting real-world recreations and Pazu’s goggles are also being reworked as glasses....
2019-05-23, 20:52

Tennis: Laver Cup becomes official ATP event The Laver Cup team event between Europe and the rest of the world is to become an official part of the ATP Tour, the governing body of men's tennis said on Friday....
2019-05-24, 13:13

The Latest: Iran official says some in US pushing for war ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Iran’s deputy foreign minister is saying that some “elements” in the Trump admin...
2019-05-29, 16:00

Top U.S. auto safety official to step down Heidi King, a key player in efforts by the Trump administration to roll back the nation's light-vehicle fuel-efficiency rules, will step down at the end of the month as acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....
2019-08-13, 01:39

EU would respond to U.S. tariffs on cars - EU official The European Union would respond with tariffs of its own if the Trump administration imposed tariffs on European car imports, a senior EU trade official said on Monday....
2019-07-22, 17:13

It’s (almost) official — Trump to announce reelection bid It’s almost official — President Trump says he’ll announce June 18 that he’s running for a second term. He’ll launch his presidential run in a 20,000-seat arena in Orlando, Florida, with First Lady Melania, Vice President Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence at his side, ...
2019-05-31, 23:52

You Can Now Have Official Pokemon Weddings In Japan ESCRIT, a Japanese company specialising in wedding ceremonies, recently teamed up with The Pokemon Company to start offering officially licensed Pokemon weddings. There are now some pictures of the first ceremony to be hold, and there is a lot to take in....
2019-05-30, 07:00

Top U.S. auto safety official to depart The top U.S. auto safety official, a key player in efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to rollback the nation's vehicle fuel efficiency requirements, will step down at the end of the month, the Transportation Department announced on Monday....
2019-08-12, 22:52

Pentax KP J Limited DSLR now official Fancy adopting the Pentax KP for your shooting but find the body a bit dull? Good news: Ricoh Imaging has confirmed its latest Pentax KP J model, just a day after images of the new DSLR leaked out.The camera, which looks set to be a Japan-only release for now, is a minor variation on the existing KP...
2019-06-13, 11:00

Aadhaar Can Be Used For Cash Transactions Above Rs 50,000: Official The Aadhaar can now be quoted for cash transactions of more than Rs 50,000 and all other purposes where traditionally income tax PAN number was a must, according to a top official....
2019-07-06, 19:00

Former top Japanese gov't official arrested in son's killing A former top Japanese government official has been arrested in his son's killing and media reports say the retired bureaucrat told investigators he had feared his reclusive son might harm others....
2019-06-03, 11:13

UN official says over 100,000 detained and missing in Syria Reports suggest that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the 8-year conflict, with the government mainly responsible, the U.N. political chief said Wednesday...
2019-08-07, 20:26

It's Official: Beyoncé Belongs in the Smithsonian Last year, Beyoncé helped make history when she approved Tyler Mitchell to photograph her for the cover of the September 2018 issue of American Vogue, making the then-23-year-old the first black photographer—and one of the youngest—to shoot the cover of the world’s best-known fashion magazine in its...
2019-08-08, 00:52

Official Gundam Sneakers Released Gundam has a long history of inspiring sneakers and sneaker colourways, but these new shoes from Chinese company 361 Degrees are the result of an official collaboration....
2019-06-18, 04:13

Former top Japanese gov’t official arrested in son’s killing TOKYO (AP) — A former top Japanese government official has been arrested in his son’s killing and media reports say the retired bureaucrat told investigators he had feared his reclusive son might harm others. Media reports had described the attacker in the stabbings of schoolchildren last week...
2019-06-03, 10:13

Mexico and U.S. try new trade fix to win over Democrats: official Mexico is working closely with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to close a loophole in the new North American trade deal, aimed at satisfying demands of U.S. Democratic lawmakers for tougher labor and environmental provisions, a senior Mexican official said....
2019-07-05, 22:52

Another Top EPA Official Is Out Amid Ethics Scandal The mastermind behind the Trump administration’s pro-coal alternative to Obama’s Clean Power Plan is out, reportedly another victim of an ethics scandal....
2019-06-27, 18:52

It's official: OnePlus TV is set to launch in September OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus TV will launch in September 2019, earlier than the 2020 release date we were anticipating. In a blog post, Lau also verified that the smart TV will initially roll out in India, and that the smartphone company is "working hard to launch OnePlus...
2019-08-20, 18:13

StarCraft Gets An Official Cartoon Makeover Blizzard is going to release a graphics pack for Starcraft: Remastered that transforms the game, giving it the look of Carbot Animations’ Starcrafts series....
2019-06-21, 05:52

Tamron makes its SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD official Tamron has confirmed full details of its previously announced SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) lens. The optic, which was announced as being under development back in February, will be made available for users of full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Nikon D850. ...
2019-06-06, 11:39

Get Your Kid Psyched About Chores by Giving Them an 'Official' Title Want to get your little kid excited about helping out around the house? Give them an official title. I tell you this as the mother of a renowned “orange monitor,” a position I gave my daughter when she was five. Her job was to alert me and her dad when we were running low on oranges, and then at the...
2019-07-13, 03:00

Official: Safety prioritized over abortion access A Missouri health official says patient safety takes priority over access to abortion after a judge holds another hearing on a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood to allow the state's only abortion clinic to keep its license. (June 5)        ...
2019-06-06, 13:39

Imran Khan Not Received By Any Top US Official At Airport Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan may have been given a diplomatic snub when he arrived in Washington on his first US trip to reboot bilateral ties that have seen a slump in recent months....
2019-07-22, 16:13

Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official It is a "misconception" to think that the Income Tax Department is snooping on social media posts related to exotic foreign tours or possession of expensive goods to check undisclosed income, a top......
2019-07-14, 19:13

BJP's Akash Vijayvargiya, Who Thrashed Official With Bat, Gets Bail BJP legislator Akash Vijayvargiya, who was arrested on Wednesday for thrashing a municipal official with a cricket bat, today got bail from a special court in Bhopal. He had earlier been sent to jail......
2019-06-29, 20:00

Europe would respond to U.S. auto tariffs, top EU official says Retaliatory measures if the United States imposed tariffs on European vehicles would result in a negative situation for both economies, the EU's new trade chief said....
2019-07-22, 19:52

CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-BRIEF-Bitauto Sees Q2 Revenue Up 5.3% To 9.2% (May 30) (Corrects fourth bullet to say Q1 diluted net income per ADS was RMB0.34 (US$0.05), not RMB0.29 (US$0.04); corrects fifth bullet to say Q1 non-gaap diluted net income per ADS was RMB1.91 (US$0.28), not RMB1.68 (US$0.25)) Bitauto Holdings Ltd:...
2019-05-31, 15:00

‘Psychological torture’ used on Julian Assange, U.N. official says Extraditing the WikiLeaks founder to the United States would threaten his human rights, said Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment....
2019-05-31, 22:26

Chernobyl is set to become an official tourist attraction, but is it safe? "Chernobyl is a unique place on the planet where nature has been reborn after a huge man-made disaster," Ukraine's president said."       ...
2019-07-15, 19:39

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call An Emirati official says a small oil tanker that’s based in the United Arab Emirates offered no distress call before switching off its tracker over two days ago in the Strait of Hormuz...
2019-07-16, 17:39

Google pushes for an official web crawler standard One of the cornerstones of Google's business (and really, the web at large) is the robots.txt file that sites use to exclude some of their content from the search engine's web crawler, Googlebot. It minimizes pointless indexing and sometimes keeps s......
2019-07-02, 01:39

Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment A former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal       ...
2019-07-10, 19:26

France seeks trade, climate or other top EU job: official France is eyeing a "strong economic portfolio" in the new European Commission such as trade or overseeing climate policy, a French official said on Wednesday....
2019-07-17, 17:52

EU to wait for official report on Iranian compliance The European Union said Monday that it will consider Iran to be complying with its obligations under a global nuclear deal up until the point scientific evidence emerges that it has breached its commitments....
2019-06-17, 22:26

China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official The European Union cannot ignore China's National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state information-gathering, as Brussels seeks rules for super-fast mobile networks, a senior EU official said on Friday....
2019-07-19, 20:39

New BMW X6 leaks ahead of tonight's official reveal Porsche Cayenne Coupe rival is seen to adopt evolutionary styling approach in new images, and is on sale later this year BMW is set to pull the covers off its new X6 late this evening, but what look like press images of the coupé-SUV have leaked out already. Published first on Instagram before a nu...
2019-07-02, 12:00

Bentley EXP 100 GT Teased Ahead Of Official Reveal The new concept car will be a zero emissions car, however, will it be all electric or fuelled by hydrogen is something that the company has not let on....
2019-07-02, 13:52

Immigration official looks to step up family deportations WASHINGTON (AP) — The new acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has signaled his agency is looking to step up deportations of families who are in the United States illegally. Mark Morgan spoke with reporters on Tuesday in his first public comments since taking over the role las...
2019-06-04, 22:26

Top immigration official: Border crossings dropping YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – The acting secretary of Homeland Security said he expected 25% fewer migrants to cross the border this month, as officials in Yuma unveiled their latest outdoor facility meant to detain children and families. Kevin McAleenan said at a brief news conference in Washington that...
2019-06-29, 22:39

Former UN official jailed for child abuse in Nepal A Canadian aid worker will serve time in jail for sexually abusing two children aged 12 and 14 in Nepal. Peter Dalglish has had a long career in the aid sector and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2017....
2019-07-09, 13:26

Chernobyl to become official tourist attraction, Ukraine says Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster which resulted in thousands of deaths, is to become an official tourist attraction, Ukraine's president has announced....
2019-07-11, 16:00

Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs, says German official The U.S. is "more likely than not" to impose automotive tariffs on the European Union in mid-November, German lawmaker Peter Beyer said after meeting with U.S. officials....
2019-07-10, 20:26

Cat filter appears during Pakistani official’s briefing PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers. A regional minister was giving a briefing that was live-streamed on social media last week when viewers noticed officials appeared as cats. Someone had left a cat filter on. Social media was quick ...
2019-06-17, 17:00

New 2019 Kia XCeed SUV revealed in official image News 5 Jun, 2019 The new Kia XCeed is the latest member of the growing Ceed family, sitting between the Stonic and Sportage in the brand’s SUV range...
2019-06-05, 20:13

It's Official: Friends Is Leaving Netflix for HBO Max in 2020 Friends will be there for you, just not on Netflix. All 10 seasons beloved Emmy-winning comedy is officially leaving Netflix at the end of 2019 and will exclusively live on WarnerMedia's new......
2019-07-10, 02:52

"He's A Novice": BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya Defends Son Who Hit Official Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has defended his son Akash Vijayvargiya - a party lawmaker - who assaulted a civic official with a cricket bat in Madhya Pradesh's Indore last week, calling him......
2019-07-01, 11:39

Finally, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens is official There's long been a 35mm f/1.8-shaped hole in Sony's FE lens line up. But now finally, after plenty of speculation that it was about to do so, Sony has confirmed the optic's existence. The FE 35mm F/1.8 is designed for Sony's full-frame Alpha models, which include the A7 III...
2019-07-09, 19:52

India says no official communication from U.S. on H-1B visa issue The Indian government is engaged with the U.S. Congress on H-1B work visas but has not heard anything official from Washington on capping such permits for Indians, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday....
2019-06-20, 13:39

Here are the official Indian prices of all iPhone 7, 7 Plus variants Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 7 alongside the iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple Watch: Series 2 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on 7th September.While the pricing of the entry level 32GB model of the iPhone 7 was revealed on 7th September itself, the pricing of the iPhone 7 Plus and th...
2019-08-08, 03:26

Indy 500 mourns Lauda but no official tributes The heartbreak of Niki Lauda's death has washed over the Indianapolis 500 paddock this week but there are no formal tributes planned to honor the three-times Formula One world champion, IndyCar said on Friday....
2019-05-25, 09:52

Steam Is About to Drop Official Support for Ubuntu Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the upcoming version of the OS will eliminate updates to 32-bit x86 components. According to Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais, the company will “e...
2019-06-24, 10:26

The Official Rules for the 2019 Cookout Season As the opening day to cookout season 2019 approaches, it is the responsibility of the Black Legislative American Cookout Council (BLACC) to keep our constituents informed of the rules for the upcoming season. These guidelines have been voted on by a panel of experts that includes:...
2019-05-25, 15:26

US official says foreign election hacking is ‘inevitable’ WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says the hacking of U.S. election systems is “inevitable” and the real question is how the country responds. Adam Hickey, a senior national security official, joined other government officials at a congressional hearing focused on how to sa...
2019-05-22, 21:39

Official: Likely tornado destroys motel in Oklahoma EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a likely tornado has destroyed a motel and caused other damage in the Oklahoma City area. Meteorologist Rick Smith in Norman says the suspected twister hit El Reno on Saturday night as a powerful storm system rolled through the state. Smith say...
2019-05-26, 11:26

Trump warns Iran of retaliation, but says he’s against war: official Tehran received a message from President Trump warning that a retaliatory attack was imminent after Iran shot down a US drone — but saying he was against war and wanted to hold discussions, according to a report. “In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk t...
2019-06-21, 17:52

Canadian right-wing party wants to end ‘official multiculturalism’ TORONTO – An upstart Canadian right-wing political party announced on Friday that “ending official multiculturalism and preserving Canadian values and culture” will be part of its platform for the Canadian federal election in October. The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) was founded in September...
2019-08-10, 02:52

US official urges MPs to reconsider Huawei role A senior US cybersecurity official used a speech in parliament to urge the UK to ban Huawei from the rollout of 5G mobile networks.Huawei has long been excluded from America’s telecoms networks on national security grounds based on fears the company is required to install backdoors that could...
2019-06-21, 16:13

"US Closely Following Legislation On Territorial Status Of J&K": Official The US is closely following India's legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday, hours after Pakistan expelled......
2019-08-08, 03:52

Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed from the agency following a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the termination violated his constitutional rights to free speech and due process....
2019-08-09, 12:00

Laver Cup getting official status from men’s tennis tour LONDON (AP) — The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men’s tennis tour. The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded to competitors. Roger Federer and his management team played a ...
2019-05-24, 09:39

Official says refinery too unsafe for investigators to enter PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal safety board looking into the fire and explosions at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast says the unit where the blasts happened remains too dangerous to access. Kristen Kulinowski is a leader of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. She calls ...
2019-06-28, 00:26

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is finally official, but only for EE customers in Britain We’ve known for months that UK carrier EE will be the first mobile operator in the world to launch OnePlus’s first 5G phone. And we’ve known it’ll all go down at some point in the second quarter of the year. Well, lo and behold, the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is already here — we...
2019-05-22, 20:13

N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV, and Its No. 2 Official Resigns The N.R.A’s top lobbyist, accused of plotting against its leader, has resigned. The group has also shut down its live broadcasting arm and severed ties with its ad firm....
2019-06-27, 23:13

Official says Pakistan to get Saudi oil on credit as of July ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says the much-anticipated Saudi oil will start flowing to Islamabad as of July, with payments deferred for three years. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh says the buy-now-pay-later deal with the kingdom, reached last October, will enable this cash-strapped Islamic nation to o...
2019-05-23, 12:39

Top U.S. antitrust official details possible arguments against big tech Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim laid out some possible antitrust arguments against big tech companies in a new speech. His office is reportedly overseeing possible investigations into Google parent company Alphabet and Apple....
2019-06-11, 20:39

Britain Postpones Brexit Vote, Says Official The British government on Thursday postponed a crucial Brexit vote scheduled for the week starting June 3, following an outcry from hardline Brexiteers over concessions made by Prime Minister Theresa......
2019-05-23, 16:52

China official wants 'equality and mutual respect' from U.S. The U.S. ratcheted up tensions with China last week by putting Huawei Technologies on a blacklist that jeopardizes its supply of American components from semiconductors to the Google software that run on its smartphones....
2019-05-23, 20:13

Audi to replace TT with new electric sports car: Official News 23 May, 2019 Audi comes clean that the car to replace the current TT will be all-electric. Our exclusive images preview how it could look...
2019-05-24, 01:00

U.K. Austerity Has Inflicted ‘Great Misery,’ U.N. Official Says In a scathing final report on the impact of budget cuts in Britain, an expert on extreme poverty compared the overhauls to the Victorian workhouse system....
2019-05-22, 19:13

Top Iranian official: Iran will 'defend against any war efforts' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday his country would defend itself against any potential war that might arise between the U.S. and Iran....
2019-05-26, 23:39

China's official digital currency is nearly ready As much as China frowns on cryptocurrency, it's happy to introduce its own form of virtual cash. The People's Bank of China has revealed that its digital currency "can now said to be ready" after five years of work. Don't expect it to mimic crypto,......
2019-08-11, 11:26

‘Gaming Disorder’ Is a Now an Official Medical Condition, According to the WHO Nearly anywhere you go, it’s easy to find children and adults alike transfixed by their phones, and while texting and social media certainly claim a big part of that attention, increasingly it’s gaming that’s drawing us in. At the World Health Organization’s World Health Asse...
2019-05-29, 11:13

There’s no official Switch exchange program, says Nintendo A Nintendo spokesperson rebuffs reports that there’s an existing exchange program for new Nintendo Switch owners to swap their newly-purchased units in for the improved model that dropped early July.A slew of reports emerged late last week indicating that the Kyoto-headquartered manufacturer ...
2019-08-19, 03:39

Work-Related Burnout Has a New Official Definition Most of us have experienced a vague sense of feeling “burned out” by work, but now there’s a specific definition for what that actually means. The World Health Organization recently updated their International Classification of Disease codes (ICD-11) to define burnout as a syndrome with three dimens...
2019-05-30, 20:13

WHO classifies 'burnout' as an official medical diagnosis While in years past it may have fallen between the cracks of medical conditions or given a different umbrella name, medical professionals can now make the legitimate diagnosis of “burnout.”...
2019-05-29, 02:00

Top trade official will meet Chinese counterpart The top U.S. trade negotiator says he will meet with his Chinese counterpart to discuss a trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies before a summit next week in Japan between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China. (June 19)        ...
2019-06-19, 20:52

Former UAW official becomes 9th person charged in corruption probe Michael Grimes is the first former union official not connected to either the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center or the union's FCA department to be charged in the widening federal investigation....
2019-08-15, 04:00

Official apologizes for comment about driving while blonde A suburban Kansas City school board president has apologized for equating treatment of blondes to racist treatment of black people during a conversation about racial diversity....
2019-05-21, 20:26

Kailash Vijayvargiya Says Not Aware Of Any Notice To Son Who Hit Official Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya today claimed he was not aware about the party issuing any show-cause notice to his legislator son Akash, who thrashed a civic body......
2019-07-06, 19:00

Mexico freezes ex-oil official’s bank accounts MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Emilio Lozoya, the former head of Mexico’s state-owned oil company. The Financial Intelligence Unit said Monday that “there were various transactions with funds that presumably did not come from legal activities̶...
2019-05-28, 16:39

US official: Russia ‘probably’ not adhering to nuke test ban WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia “probably” is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley. Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Ashley said Rus...
2019-05-29, 23:52

Feeling ‘burned out’ is now an official medical diagnosis Do you ever just feel totally burned out? I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill exhausted feeling we all endure from time to time, I mean really, really burned out? Most of us assume that a feeling of “burn-out” is just one of the many pleasures of modern lives, juggling work, family, f...
2019-05-29, 11:13

China Will Continue To Import Iranian Oil, Says Official China said Friday it would continue to import Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions on the country, a day before US and Chinese leaders are to meet to try to resolve thorny trade disputes....
2019-06-28, 18:52

Former UAW Official Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Illegal Payments A former vice president for the United Auto Workers union was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison by a U.S. district judge in Detroit Monday for accepting illegal payments from executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV....
2019-08-06, 09:00

Oak Tree Given to Trump by French President Has Died, Official Says President Emmanuel Macron said when the tree, a European sessile oak, was planted it was a reminder of the ties that bind the United States and France....
2019-06-11, 19:26

New Renault Zoe EV styling leaked ahead of official reveal Renault's redesigned electric small car will launch by the summer, and will evolve the existing themes of today's model The exterior styling of the next-generation Renault Zoe has leaked ahead of its official debut. The electric supermini, which is due to be revealed later this month, appeared on a...
2019-06-13, 20:39

Nike Is Making Official Spongebob Squarepants Sneakers While some of Nike’s recent pop-culture tie-ins have merely been inspired by something, this upcoming line of Kyries is a full and officially-licensed collaboration between the athletics company and...Spongebob Squarepants....
2019-07-17, 02:01

Mississippi investigates shooting death of official’s father JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The father of Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner has died, and authorities are investigating whether he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy. The Simpson County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday it had “an officer-involved shooting.” The Mississippi...
2019-06-07, 00:13

Former FIFA official to challenge life ban at sports court LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi will challenge his life ban from soccer for financial corruption at the Court of Arbitration for Sport next month. The court says the hearing is on July 4. Verdicts typically follow within a few months. Nyantakyi was filmed by a...
2019-06-11, 19:00

| Official! Rassie strongly revisits Cake Tin recipe Enormous faith in the 2018 Wellingtonian heroes is the big hallmark of the Bok team for Saturday’s repeat against the All Blacks in that city, writes Rob Houwing....
2019-07-24, 17:00

Mi A3 Specifications Detailed Ahead of Official Launch Today Mi A3 is set to debut in Spain at 3pm CEST (6:30pm IST), but ahead of the formal launch, hands-on coverage of the new Xiaomi phone has surfaced online....
2019-07-17, 09:52

Additional rate cut may be necessary if US-China trade war persists, former top Fed official says The rate cut would act as a sort of "cushion" for the U.S. economy as the trade dispute weighs on business and consumer confidence, former Fed official Donald Kohn says....
2019-08-02, 03:13

No-deal Brexit would be 'tragedy', EU will stick to agreement: official Any no-deal Brexit would be a "tragedy" for both the EU and Britain but the bloc will stick to the withdrawal agreement with London, a deputy head of the European Commission said on Tuesday....
2019-07-23, 13:39

The Latest: UN official says 100k detained, missing in Syria U.N. political chief says reports suggest that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict...
2019-08-07, 17:52

Brazilian Official Is Ousted After Amazonian Deforestation Dispute Brazil’s government pushed out the chief of the agency that tracks deforestation following a dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over the levels of Amazonian destruction....
2019-08-03, 14:00

U.S. to outline plans to help Venezuela after Maduro leaves: U.S. official U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will outline Washington's plans to help rebuild Venezuela in the event President Nicolas Maduro leaves - at a conference in Lima next week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday....
2019-08-02, 23:00

New Generation Hyundai i10 Official Sketches Released For Europe Hyundai Motor unveiled the next generation Grand i10 Nios for the Indian market earlier this week, and now the manufacturer has released the first official sketch of the European-spec version. To be......
2019-08-08, 18:39

The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official CARACAS – At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the door. They searched the bedroom of their suspect – Guaido’s chief of staff, Roberto Marrero – finding two military-st...
2019-06-11, 23:39

Baldur’s Gate III is finally official, coming to PC and Stadia I thought LA had its smog problem under better control. [credit: Larian Studios ] After the game's existence was hinted at months ago and all but confirmed via website source scouring last ...
2019-06-06, 22:52

UAE senior official supports investigation of "massacre" in Sudan The United Arab Emirates is concerned about the "massacre" in Sudan and supports calls for an investigation, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday....
2019-06-07, 19:39

FIFA imposes life ban on Botswana official for bribery Mooketsi Kgotlele, the former head of the Botswana Football Association, has been banned for life for accepting bribes in relation to international matches. Which games were concerned remains a mystery....
2019-07-23, 03:26

US state department’s top official for Latin America resigns Kimberley Breier becomes the fourth assistant secretary of state to depart this yearThe US Department of State’s top official for Latin America has resigned, reportedly amid disputes over immigration policy.The state department did not comment on the departure of Kimberly Breier, a former CIA analys...
2019-08-09, 00:39

Argentine ex-official sentenced in money scandal at convent A court in Argentina has sentenced a former government official to 6 years in prison for illicit enrichment after he tried to hide millions of dollars in cash at a convent....
2019-06-12, 23:39

U.S. believes Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead: official The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a U.S. official said on Wednesday....
2019-08-01, 01:39

Trump eyes former immigration official as his border czar WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s planning to name a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a border czar who’ll report directly to him. Trump tells “Fox & Friends” that Tom Homan will “probably” work from the White House...
2019-06-14, 16:01

New North Korea projectile launch detected: U.S. official North Korea appears to have carried out a new projectile launch, two U.S. official said on Thursday, adding that initial information indicated it was similar to previous tests carried out by Pyongyang....
2019-08-01, 21:52

90 Day Fiancé's Jonathan Rivera Is Now Instagram Official With New Girlfriend Making it official! Jonathan Rivera has finally shared a picture of his new girlfriend's face. The 90 Day Fiancé star, who called it quits with Fernanda Flores earlier this year,......
2019-06-13, 23:00

Top GOP official: ‘Send her back’ chants against Omar are unacceptable WASHINGTON — The “send her back” chants targeted at Rep. Ilhan Omar that broke out at a raucous President Trump rally Wednesday night were not acceptable, according to a top Republican official. “There’s no place for that kind of talk,” said Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), chairman of the Nati...
2019-07-18, 19:00

UK monarch marks official birthday with pomp and parade LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her official birthday with the annual Trooping the Color parade, a traditional display of British pageantry. About 1,400 soldiers in ceremonial scarlet coats and bearskin hats march past the queen in a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster. Royals...
2019-06-08, 17:26

Listen to Mac Miller's First Official Posthumous Track ''Time'' Mac Miller's first posthumous song has been released, nine months after his death. Anderson .Paak's band, Free Nationals, dropped the chill track 'Time" with the......
2019-06-13, 01:26

Madhya Pradesh Congress Wants BJP Leader To Apologise To Official He Hit The Madhya Pradesh Congress on Thursday demanded that BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya publicly apologise to the civic official whom he assaulted with a cricket bat last month, and to the people of his......
2019-07-18, 21:13

Blast Near Kabul University Kills 6, Injures 27: Official An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said....
2019-07-19, 09:39

China Keeps Official Yuan Rate Just Stronger Than 7 Per Dollar China set a daily anchor for trading in its currency at the weakest since 2008 but again avoided moving that official rate beyond the symbolic 7-yuan-per-dollar level....
2019-08-07, 17:00

NJ town official tried to scrub 88 no-shows from records: report A top township official in New Jersey missed as many as 88 days of work — but tried to scrub the no-shows from records, according to reports. Claims that Donna Vieiro, the township administrator of Holmdel, tried to fudge between 65 to 88 absences in 2017 came to light during a township committee me...
2019-06-14, 01:52

"US Least Protectionist, India High-Tariff Nation": Official Describing India as a "high-tariff market", US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday urged the government to execute reforms that will open up the Indian economy and market....
2019-06-14, 03:26

NMacedonia: Senior official arrested on suspicion of bribery SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s police say they have arrested a senior government official suspected of receiving a bribe of nearly 38,000 euros ($43,000) to favor a company. Police said Monday that a state secretary and former head of department in North Macedonia’s Min...
2019-06-10, 16:39

Iowa Official, 66, Says His Love of Tupac Wasn’t What Got Him Fired Jerry Foxhoven, the former director of the state’s Department of Human Services, was removed days after he sent an email celebrating the rapper to 4,300 employees....
2019-07-18, 00:00

Top NHTSA official Heidi King to leave, report says King, who was never officially confirmed to lead the agency, has been a key figure in President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obama-era fuel economy rules for vehicles....
2019-08-09, 15:39

Senior US Official Warns Against Using 5G Tech From "Totalitarian States" The United States on Tuesday urged countries to consider long-term implications of adopting 5G technology from nations that have pursued a totalitarian vision of the role of the state in peoples''......
2019-07-31, 18:52

Ravi Shastri May Keep Job As Head Coach, Says BCCI Official Team India captain Virat Kohli and some of his boys are impressed with Ravi Shastri's style of functioning and want to retain him, a cricket board official told NDTV....
2019-07-17, 13:26

Top FIFA official Boban leaving to join AC Milan ZURICH (AP) — FIFA presidential adviser Zvonimir Boban is returning to AC Milan as its chief football officer. FIFA says Boban, the deputy secretary general with responsibility for soccer issues, is leaving within days. Boban says: “I will always be grateful to FIFA President Gianni Infantino ...
2019-06-14, 15:13

Official: Germany has moral not monetary war debt to Poland Germany’s foreign minister said Wednesday the nation feels moral responsibility for the wrongs it inflicted on Poland during World War II but insisted the matter of reparations is closed...
2019-07-31, 20:52

UK in "pretty good shape" for no-deal Brexit: top official Britain is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top civil servant, said on Thursday....
2019-06-13, 19:26

U.S. welcomes Mexico immigration offers, but 'long way to go': official U.S. officials were very encouraged by Mexican immigration proposals but there is still a long way to go as negotiators begin their latest round of talks on Friday, a White House official said....
2019-06-07, 17:52

Kyle Langford’s £1,000 fine for run-in with official ‘lenient’ and ‘derisory’ • British 800m runner appeared to grab 74-year-old by throat• Toni Minichiello among coaches to criticise UKA’s punishmentUK Athletics’ decision to fine Kyle Langford, the Commonwealth 800m silver medallist, £1,000 for an incident in which he appeared to grab a 74-year-old official by the throat has...
2019-07-17, 17:13

China's Official Studio Ghibli Posters Are Excellent This month, Spirited Away will finally be officially released in Chinese movie theaters eighteen years after the movie first came out in Japan. To promote the release, artist Zao Dao created some truly wonderful posters....
2019-06-14, 13:52

Spiked seltzers are the official cocktail of summer 2019 Move over margarita, arrivederci Aperol Spritz and good riddance rosé: The official drink of summer 2019 is spiked seltzer. The low-calorie, low-carb boozy beverage, which tastes like punched-up soda water with about as much alcohol as a typical light beer, is taking over picnics, poolsides, beer ai...
2019-08-06, 23:52

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official's death Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday....
2019-08-08, 00:52

Congo Official Says 2nd Ebola Victim in Goma Has Died A man became the second confirmed Ebola case in the Congolese city of two million, and an official said there appeared to be no link between the case and a previous one announced earlier this month....
2019-07-31, 18:52

Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch before death, official says Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch when he apparently killed himself in the New York jail where he was being held on child sex trafficking charges, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the New York Post Saturday....
2019-08-11, 07:26

Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called "safe third country" for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling....
2019-06-19, 00:26

AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of Customs and Border Protection says passing emergency funding is necessary for the health and well-being of migrants crossing the border. John Sanders tells The Associated Press that Congress must act swiftly. The funding request passed a Senate committee Wednesda...
2019-06-20, 17:39

Russia 'probably' violating nuclear test ban treaty, top US official says Claim by Lt Gen Robert Ashley drew scepticism as nuclear test watchdog says monitoring system has detected nothing unusualThe head of the US defence intelligence agency has claimed that Russia has “probably” been violating the nuclear test ban treaty by carrying out low-yield tests in a remote Arcti...
2019-05-30, 00:26

US official: Must stand with Saudi Arabia as key security partner The United States must stand with Saudi Arabia as a key security partner, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday when asked about an English court ruling that Britain broke the law by allowing certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia....
2019-06-20, 18:52

USMCA's fate up to Pelosi, White House official says The fate of President Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade is entirely based on whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agrees to schedule a vote on it, a White House official said Wednesday....
2019-05-29, 21:52

Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May: Turkish official Turkey stopped purchasing Iranian oil as of May as U.S. waivers granted last November to eight buyers expired, and will continue to abide by Washington's demand that it halt all imports of crude oil from the Islamic Republic, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday....
2019-05-23, 01:01

Official: Aston Martin Valhalla confirmed as next Bond car The Aston Martin Valhalla Upcoming mid-engined supercar will star in the 25th Bond movie alongside two iconic Aston Martin classics Aston Martin has officially confirmed that the Valhalla hypercar will play a starring automotive role in the upcoming James Bond film. Rumours began to circulate ear...
2019-06-20, 20:13

Turkey's Erdogan and Trump may meet soon: Turkish official Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump may soon have a face-to-face meeting, either in Turkey or on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan next month, a senior Turkish official said on Wednesday....
2019-05-23, 02:13

Saradha Scam: CBI Questions Police Official For Over 9 Hours Police officer Arnab Ghosh, one of the SIT members that initially probed the Saradha scam, was grilled for more than nine hours by the CBI today over alleged suppression of evidence, sources said....
2019-05-29, 19:39

U.S. official: Must stand with Saudi Arabia as key security partner The United States must stand with Saudi Arabia as a key security partner, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday when asked about an English court ruling that Britain broke the law by allowing certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia....
2019-06-20, 21:00

Official linked to Olympic ticket scam set to be IOC member LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos “has served his sanction and that a warn...
2019-05-22, 20:13

AFL-CIO leadership: the two women vying to be America's top labor official Liz Shuler and Sara Nelson, both in their 40s and from Oregon, lead the undeclared race to succeed Richard Trumka at the union federationLiz Shuler and Sara Nelson have many things in common – both are from Oregon, both are in their 40s, and both are prominent labor leaders. Shuler is secretary-trea...
2019-07-08, 09:13

Official: Guatemala hasn’t agreed to be safe third country GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Cabinet official says Guatemala has not agreed to become a so-called “safe third country” for migrants seeking asylum as suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump, but it is taking steps to tackle migrant smuggling. Guatemalan Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart sa...
2019-06-19, 00:52

Ex-Labour official to defend breaking gagging order Labour's ex-head of disputes will argue whistleblowing laws allow him to give testimony to journalists on the party's handling of antisemitism allegations, Sky News understands....
2019-07-08, 23:13

Angela Merkel, Seen Trembling At Official Ceremony, Says She's "Fine" German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat....
2019-06-19, 06:13

On First Day Of School, Retired Official Stabbed To Death In California A retired administrator was fatally stabbed Monday on the first day of the school year at California State University at Fullerton, with the assailant seen fleeing the scene, police said....
2019-08-20, 18:13

Islamabad police official suspended following girl’s killing ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media. Officer Mohammad Imran says the chief, Mohammad Abbas,...
2019-05-22, 15:39

Top US trade official plans to meet Chinese counterpart WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. trade negotiator says he will meet with his Chinese counterpart to discuss a trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies before a summit next week in Japan between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China. Appearing before the House Ways and Me...
2019-06-19, 17:01

Democratic official gets party backing for Graham challenge COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top Democratic National Committee official has gotten party backing in his challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced its endorsement Thursday of DNC associate chairman Jaime Harrison. In a statement provide...
2019-05-30, 16:13

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts....
2019-05-22, 19:00

Iran uranium enrichment far beyond JCPOA limit, top official says Iran's top nuclear official said Monday Tehran has far surpassed the stockpile limit for uranium set by the 2015 agreement that sought to keep the nation from producing atomic weapons....
2019-07-08, 16:39

Iowa official who played in NFL faces gun, alcohol charges FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former NFL defensive lineman who is now a county supervisor in Iowa faces misdemeanor charges after police say he showed up drunk and armed with a pistol at a daytime board meeting. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports that police were called to the Winnebago County Courth...
2019-05-23, 02:52

Steam Finally Adds Official LGBTQ+ Tag For Games The process of finding games on Steam has become increasingly driven by a tag system. Mouse over, say, Sekiro on Steam’s front page, and you’ll see descriptor tags like “Souls-like,” “Difficult,” and “Action.” Click on one of those tags, and you’ll be taken to a hub page for that game category. But ...
2019-06-21, 05:52

The WHO makes ‘gaming disorder’ official despite industry pushback The World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend finalized the eleventh revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which now includes “gaming disorder” and “hazardous gaming” as part of its list of behavioral disorders. Naturally, t...
2019-05-29, 00:26

Think tank official suspended for Somali American comments MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story. The story with the comments from Kim Crockett, vice president and general counsel of the conservative Center of the American Experiment, was p...
2019-06-22, 05:26

Former FIFA official fights life ban for bribery in court Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has been challenging his life ban for bribery and corruption at the Court of Arbitration for Sport       ...
2019-07-04, 18:39

Cannot Advise Jews To Wear Kippah Everywhere In Germany: Official Germany's government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks....
2019-05-26, 09:26

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan's international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict....
2019-05-24, 07:39

Report: Former federal official spoke of shooting a judge CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department found that the former head of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Chicago office who stepped down last year without explanation made an “inappropriate comment about shooting a judge” during a firearms training exercise. The Justice Department’s i...
2019-06-06, 17:00

EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard - EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
2019-07-04, 14:52

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: U.S. official Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China's defense minister on the sidelines of an Asia defense forum in Singapore, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, at a time of strained tensions between Beijing and Washington over trade and security....
2019-05-24, 19:13

It's Official: The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Being Pushed to 2020 Gotta fix fast, but not that fast. Director Jeff Fowler has announced that Paramount had delayed the release of Sonic the Hedgehog by three months, to allow the visual effects team some more time to work on a character redesign. Read more......
2019-05-24, 18:26

Xiaomi reveals Redmi 7A ahead of the official launch on May 28 Xiaomi has revealed its upcoming budget phone, the Redmi 7A ahead of its official launch alongside the much awaited Redmi K20, on May 28. The 7A succeeds Redmi 6A which was launched in June 2018 and went on to become the bestselling phone across Xiaomi's catalog. Now, with the Redmi 7A, the com...
2019-05-24, 13:13

‘I felt I was living someone else’s life’: Republican Mormon official says he is gay Ivie who is married with two children and three Golden retrievers, said he felt like he was "living someone else's life." So he decided to go public with his sexuality — and years of struggle....
2019-05-24, 05:39

FBI increases focus on domestic terrorism threat: official The FBI, focused intently for years on combating terrorism from abroad, is turning more attention to home-grown, U.S. domestic violent extremists, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said on Thursday....
2019-05-24, 01:01

The Latest: Official: Beijing open to trade talks with US BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the United States and China (all times local): 6:10 p.m. China’s foreign ministry says the country is open to resuming trade talks with the U.S., but sincerity and mutual respect are needed. Spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that China hopes fo...
2019-05-23, 12:39

Olympic official reassures sports federations about cuts An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential"        ...
2019-05-23, 14:26

De Blasio says DOE official wrong for promoting pro-Carranza rally Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded Thursday that a top Department of Education official erred by urging underlings attend a political rally to support embattled Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. De Blasio described DOE Community Affairs Director Sadye Campoamor as a “fine public servant … with a lot o...
2019-06-21, 07:52

Budweiser applies to trademark “the official beer of esports” As growth industries go, it’s difficult to come up with one that appeared as suddenly and has skyrocketed as rapidly as esports. From competitive Overwatch and League of Legends play to the team-affiliated NBA 2K League, professional video gaming is going mainstream in a big way....
2019-06-27, 20:39

Over 190 Primary Schools In Srinagar To Re-Open Today: Official The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that over 190 primary schools will re-open on Monday in Srinagar, besides restoring "full functionality" of government offices across Kashmir......
2019-08-19, 08:52

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers...
2019-07-06, 10:26

US official: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog says lack of coordinated oversight of America’s spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country’s security forces. Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or...
2019-06-21, 10:26

Clashes In Four Brazil Prisons Leave 42 Dead: Official At least 42 inmates were killed in clashes in four prisons in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, a day after violence in one of the jails left 15 people dead....
2019-05-28, 02:39

New Vauxhall Corsa-e: official pics of electric hatch Vauxhall Corsa-e Battery electric version of perenially popular supermini revealed with 211-mile range Vauxhall has revealed the new full electric Corsa-e supermini, which will kickstart the brand’s electrification programme when it goes on sale next March with 134bhp and a 211-mile range. The un...
2019-05-23, 22:39

Pakistan official: At least 7 hurt in blast at Quetta mosque QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says an explosion at a mosque in restive Baluchistan province’s capital of Quetta wounded at least seven people. Abdful Razzak Cheema, deputy inspector of police, says the blast occurred during Friday prayers at the mosque in Pashtoonabad nei...
2019-05-24, 12:52

The Latest: EU waits for official report on Iran compliance TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The European Union says it will wait for scientific reports on Iran’s compliance with a nuclear deal negotiated with world powers before announc...
2019-06-17, 17:00

It's Official: Jade Cline Joins MTV's Teen Mom 2 Cast There's a new Teen Mom on the block. MTV confirmed one of the worst kept reality TV secrets: Jade Cline is now part of the Teen Mom 2 cast. Jade joins Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Houska,......
2019-06-04, 06:39

BJP Leader Who Hit Official With Cricket Bat Walks Out Of Jail, Garlanded Akash Vijayvargiya, a BJP legislator in Madhya Pradesh and son of senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, was released from jail this morning. The politician, who was arrested for thrashing a civic......
2019-06-30, 06:39

Boeing Official Played Down Scenario That May Have Doomed Ethiopian Jet Four weeks after faulty sensor data led a 737 MAX jet to crash in Indonesia last year, a Boeing executive raised and dismissed the possibility of a bird collision triggering a second disaster....
2019-05-21, 16:26

Here's Why GM Never Released an Official Nürburgring Lap Time For the C7 Chevrolet Corvette We’re just a couple of weeks away from the reveal of the all-new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, but the outgoing C7 generation Corvette will seemingly forever be haunted by its legacy of never getting an official Nürburgring lap time. So what gives?...
2019-06-29, 05:52

2019 Kia Xceed crossover: first official image released Ceed-based crossover aims to offer sportier design and hatchback handling along with SUV practicality Kia will expand its already diverse Ceed line-up with a fourth bodystyle, the Xceed crossover, which has been shown in an image ahead of its unveiling later this month. The Xceed will sit alongside...
2019-06-05, 19:26

Tamil Should Be Official Language In Central Government Offices: DMK After stridently opposing the Centre's move to impose the three-language formula, DMK chief MK Stalin on Wednesday demanded that Tamil be made an official language in all central government offices....
2019-06-05, 23:00

"Won't Intervene In Demolition": Court After BJP Leader Assaults Official The Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a stay on demolition of a house, which was in the news last week when BJP legislator Akash Vijayvargiya assaulted a civic official....
2019-07-03, 12:26

Suicide Bomber Kills Five At A Wedding In Afghanistan: Official Five people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan, an official told AFP....
2019-07-12, 10:13

Fed Official Urges Firms to Speed Shift From Libor Randal Quarles, the Federal Reserve vice chairman in charge of financial regulation, urged companies and financial institutions Monday to speed up their preparations for a looming interest-rate shift....
2019-06-04, 06:39

Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts: German official European Union member states should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the months ahead, a senior German official warned late on Tuesday, just hours before Washington launched a probe of a planned French digital tax that could trigger future tariffs....
2019-07-11, 02:13

"Unacceptable": PM Upset After Kailash Vijayvargiya's Son Hits Official A furious Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly expressed his displeasure with Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is out on bail after being arrested for......
2019-07-02, 08:39

EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard: EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
2019-07-04, 17:39

Top Intel official indicates Congress will be apprised of Barr review SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The country’s No. 2 intelligence official indicated Tuesday that the clandestine community would comply with congressional requests to inform lawmakers about the extent of Attorney General William Barr's probe into the origins of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign. ...
2019-06-05, 04:26

Official: Turkey ready against Libyan fighter’s threats ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry has said it is ready to retaliate against any attacks on Turkish vessels and interests by the forces of Libya’s Khalifa Hifter. Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said Sunday there would be “heavy” consequences to any “hostile atti...
2019-06-30, 14:00

Officers On Official Tours Should Use Trains More: Railways Chairman The Railways has instructed its general managers to ensure that their officers travel frequently by trains during official tours and submit reports on condition of coaches....
2019-06-17, 20:13

Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012....
2019-06-17, 20:52

Don't Use China In Leadership Bid: Official To British Foreign Secretary British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt should not use China in his campaign to become the next prime minister by "speaking unduly" about the country, its Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, after he......
2019-07-11, 13:13

Experts From India, Pakistan To Meet On July 14: Pak Official Experts from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday at the Wagah border to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues, Pakistan......
2019-07-11, 18:52

Red Galaxy S10e version goes official, but there's still no word on US release Almost one month after the Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ were introduced, UK carrier EE has announced that it’ll now be exclusively selling the two flagships alongside a previous unannounced Cardinal Red version of the Galaxy S10e.The new variant of Samsung’s compact flagship is, as expect...
2019-07-02, 14:52

| Purged no more: North Korean official appears at show A senior North Korean official reportedly purged after talks collapsed between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump appeared at an arts performance with the country's top brass, official media reports....
2019-06-03, 19:00

Myanmar official says runaway monk 'incited hatred' against Suu Kyi A Myanmar official on Tuesday told a court that a nationalist Buddhist monk, Wirathu, who has evaded arrest on sedition charges, "incited hatred" against leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government....
2019-06-18, 14:39

A Top North Korean Official Reappears, but With His Status Damaged Kim Yong-chol, a North Korean party vice chairman, resurfaced in the public eye this week, despite reports that he had been banished to a labor camp....
2019-06-03, 06:26

Virginia Gunman "Was In Good Standing" With His Employer, Says Official Virginia Beach Shooting: Officials trying to learn what prompted a city engineer to kill 12 people in Virginia Beach before he was shot dead by police said on Sunday investigators were examining......
2019-06-03, 01:52

Poland Frees Ex-Official Accused of Spying for China Poland released a local ex-counterintelligence official who had been detained on charges of spying for China, as Polish and Chinese ministers met in an effort to ease tensions between Beijing and one of the U.S.’s closest allies in Europe....
2019-07-09, 19:26

De Blasio taps former FEMA official as new emergency chief Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped a former official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency to head the city’s Office of Emergency Management – replacing Joseph Esposito, who was bizarrely fired in December only to show up to work the next day. Sources said Deanne Criswell, a principal at the safet...
2019-06-05, 01:39

Official: Gunman's resignation email had no sign of shooting A city official in Virginia Beach says the resignation email the gunman sent hours before the shooting at a municipal building was brief, unremarkable and didn't contain anything that foreshadowed the upcoming violence that would kill 12 people....
2019-06-03, 14:52

ICE has begun raids to round up undocumented immigrants, official says Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country....
2019-07-14, 20:39

Sweden rejects China's request to extradite former official Sweden's Supreme Court blocked the extradition of a former Chinese official wanted by Beijing on suspicion of embezzlement, ruling on Tuesday that he could face persecution if sent back to China....
2019-07-09, 12:52

Punjab Official Who Was Beaten Up While Distributing Bills, Dies A water department official in Punjab, who was assaulted last month while distributing bills at a village in the state's Sangrur district, has succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a......
2019-07-01, 22:39

The US will ask New Delhi to roll back some tariffs, Indian official says A delegation led by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Christopher Wilson, will meet Indian officials to try to re-start negotiations on the tariffs....
2019-07-12, 12:39

Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official's briefing ‘Human error’ blamed for live-streamed briefing in which officials appeared as catsIt was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.A regional minister was giving a briefing that was live-streamed on social media last week when viewers noticed officials appeared as cats. S...
2019-06-17, 17:26

Trump, Seeking Re-election Since His Inauguration, Will Now Make It Official For a man who wants to be seen as an outsider despite occupying the Oval Office, a rally Tuesday presents an opportunity to, at least for one night, turn the clock back to 2015....
2019-06-18, 21:13

Al Qaeda ‘as strong as it has ever been’ and ISIS spreading, top US counterterrorism official warns Al Qaeda and the Islamic State gained strength globally as world powers prioritized the destruction of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a top U.S. counterterrorism official warns....
2019-08-02, 01:13

Even more AMD Navi graphics cards leak ahead of official release AMD has only announced two Navi graphics cards so far, but Sapphire, a popular aftermarket graphics card manufacturer, has registered trademarks for a bunch of new graphics cards. This includes the AMD Radeon RX 5950 and AMD Radeon RX 5900 – according to a tweet from hardware leaker Komachi, ...
2019-07-01, 17:52

Chinese factory activity contracted again in July, official data indicates China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for July came in at 49.7, according to data from the Chinese statistics bureau....
2019-07-31, 22:26

Trump administration still open to Iran talks, does not see Zarif as key: official The Trump administration is not closing the door to potential nuclear talks with Iran by sanctioning Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who it does not consider a significant decision maker, a U.S. official said on Wednesday....
2019-07-31, 23:39

Senior Russian athletics official faces doping ban, says federation A senior Russian athletics official is facing a ban for a suspected anti-doping violation, the country's suspended athletics federation said on Wednesday....
2019-06-12, 19:52

The Latest: Official: 10 dead in Dallas-area plane crash DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane at a Dallas-area airport (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A town official says 10 people were killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into a hangar during takeoff at a Dallas-area airport. Addison, Texas, spokeswoman Mary Rosenbleeth says no ...
2019-07-01, 01:39

Trump decision on China tariffs depends on Xi meeting: U.S. official U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on whether to impose a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods is contingent on the outcome of his meeting this weekend with Chinese President Xi Jinping, for which no preconditions have been agreed, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday....
2019-06-27, 19:26

It’s official: ‘The Office’ is leaving Netflix in 2021 for NBCUniversal’s streamer The signs have been pointing in this direction for quite some time, and now it seems it’s official. NBC’s hit workplace comedy The Office is reportedly leaving Netflix to stream exclusively on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service starting in 2021. Don't Miss: Best Multivitami...
2019-06-27, 19:26

No plan to change South Korea-U.S. military exercise, U.S. official says The United States does not plan to make changes to a military drill with South Korea, a senior U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, despite a series of North Korean missile launches intended to pressure Seoul and Washington to stop joint exercises....
2019-08-01, 01:39

| 200 corpses found in mass grave in Syria's Raqa - official Two hundred corpses, including those of people believed to have been executed by the Islamic State group, were found near the Syrian city of Raqa, a local official and a war monitor said....
2019-07-03, 23:26

Budget 2019: Modest Rise In Military Spending Likely, Says Official In an interim budget announced in February before national elections, the government allocated Rs 4.31 lakh crore ($62.27 billion) for defence, a 6.6 per cent rise over the previous year, raising......
2019-07-03, 20:00

Lawmakers challenge Trump official on Saudi arms sale WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are grilling State Department officials over President Donald Trump’s move to sell arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional review. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York decried the move as “a slap in the face” to Congress. T...
2019-06-12, 19:13

Iran official says coal mine collapse kills 2, injures 1 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a mine collapse has killed two miners and injured another in the central province of Semnan. The Thursday report quotes Damghan Gov. Aliasghar Majd as saying: “After one of the Alborz-e Sharghi coal mine’s tunn...
2019-06-13, 17:13

U.S. doubled number of asylum seekers sent to Mexico daily: official Luis Carlos Cano, a spokesman for Mexico's national immigration agency in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, said starting Thursday some 200 asylum seekers per day were being sent back, up from 100 previously....
2019-06-15, 03:13

The Latest: Iranian official: limit breach doesn’t end deal PARIS (AP) — The Latest on talks between Europe and U.S. officials on Iran (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Iran’s U.N. ambassador says if his country exceeds limits on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal, that can be quickly reversed as soon as Tehran sees recovery in its oil and ba...
2019-06-27, 20:26

Tired of Leaks and Speculation, Google Just Dropped an Official Pic of the Pixel 4 Earlier this week, noted phone sleuth Steve Hemmerstoffer (@onleaks on Twitter) teamed up with Pricebaba to create renders of the upcoming Pixel 4 based on leaked schematics. Naturally, this got the rumor mill riled up, but now in an unprecedented move, Google decided to one up the recent fan render...
2019-06-13, 00:26

Civic Official Assaulted By BJP Leader Akash Vijayvargiya Hospitalised The Indore civic body officer attacked by BJP leader Akash Vijayvargiya with a cricket bat Wednesday has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital here, a doctor said on......
2019-06-28, 21:52

Mexican official decries 'xenophobic barbarism' after El Paso shooting A top Mexican official on Sunday condemned a shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 20 people, including three Mexicans, calling for an end to rhetoric that incites "xenophobic barbarism."...
2019-08-05, 07:00

At least 40 killed in strike on Libya migrant detention center, official says An air strike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli late on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said....
2019-07-03, 11:26

Philippine official seeks strong protest over boat sinking Philippine defense chief will recommend a strongly worded diplomatic protest after a fishing boat was hit in the South China Sea by a suspected Chinese vessel that abandoned the crew of sinking boat...
2019-06-13, 04:13

Poland must maintain judicial independence: human rights official Poland's government needs to do more to preserve judicial independence and avoid "undermining public confidence in it," the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report published on Friday....
2019-06-28, 11:00

New 2020 Ford Puma: small SUV makes official debut News 28 Jun, 2019 The new Ford Puma will sit between the EcoSport and Kuga in the brand’s SUV range, with prices expected to start just below £20,000...
2019-06-28, 11:26

US Pressuring G20 Allies To Tone Down Climate Change Language: Official Washington is pressuring allies at the G20 to reject strong climate change language in the meeting's final statement, despite furious opposition from EU countries, a French presidential source said......
2019-06-28, 18:52

At least 40 dead after migrant detention centre in Libya hit by air strike: official An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said....
2019-07-03, 03:39

Thousands of Indians flee Kashmir after security advisory: official Thousands of Indians have started leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible militant attacks in the area, a senior government official said on Saturday....
2019-08-03, 12:52

Top official says timid U.N. 'tribe' must assert itself amid political nonsense The United Nations must drop its bureaucratic timidity and stand up to its member states if it is to tackle global problems, a top U.N. official told Reuters in an interview....
2019-06-28, 09:13

China says strongly opposes Bolton meeting Taiwan official China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Beijing strongly opposes a meeting this month between U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Taiwan's national security chief David Lee....
2019-05-27, 10:13

Irish Brexit border issue cannot be solved by tech alone: former UK official No technology solution exists or can alone solve the issue of preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Britain leaves the EU, the British official who was in charge of Brexit border preparations said on Wednesday....
2019-07-03, 15:00

Official: Soldiers died by suicide at Arizona-Mexico border TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A medical examiner says two soldiers helping secure the Mexico border in Arizona died by suicide. Pima County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Greg Hess said Thursday the soldiers died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Officials say 20-year-old Pfc. Steven Hodges of Menifee, Californi...
2019-06-27, 23:26

Russian official suspended for failing to report corrupt approach Russian tennis official Svetlana Teryaeva was handed a six-month suspension and a $1,000 fine for "failing to report a corrupt approach", the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday....
2019-08-02, 20:52

DOE official who sued Carranza for ‘white bias’ gets promotion — in Westchester One of three women who sued NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza last month, charging he is biased against whites, has finally received a promotion — in Westchester County. Laura Feijoo was hired as superintendent of New Rochelle schools, it was announced Friday. Under ex-Chancellor Carmen ...
2019-06-29, 03:26

Trump official blames migrant father for drowning with daughter Ken Cuccinelli, acting USCIS head, said he wasn’t concerned photos would be emblematic of hardline immigration policyA Trump administration immigration official has blamed a migrant father for his own drowning death and that of his young daughter, which was captured in widely circulated images that ...
2019-06-28, 22:26

Boeing thinks it will complete it software update for 737 MAX by September: official Boeing Co now thinks it will complete the latest software update for the grounded 737 Max by September after new issue arose last week during a simulator test, a Boeing official said on Thursday....
2019-06-27, 23:39

After Akash Vijayvargiya, Satna BJP Leader Accused Of Assaulting Official A local BJP leader was accused of assaulting a government official in Madhya Pradesh's Satna today, two days after party legislator Akash Vijayvargiya sparked outrage by thrashing a civic body......
2019-06-28, 21:52

Russian official: G20 disagreements focus at WTO reform, climate change Work on the final G20 documents is not going easy, the group's Russia sherpa Svetlana Lukash said on Friday, naming World Trade Organization reform, information security, climate change and migration as among issues members were struggling to agree....
2019-06-28, 09:13

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda: health ministry official A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of the deadly Ebola virus in the latest outbreak of the disease, a health ministry official said on Thursday....
2019-06-13, 09:13

At least 40 killed in strike on Tripoli migrant detention center: official An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said....
2019-07-03, 07:39

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks - official The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly....
2019-07-15, 04:39

India May Touch 260 GW Renewable Energy Capacity By 2024: Official The government expects to achieve a renewable energy capacity target of 260 gigawatt (GW) by 2024, an official said on Friday, as India is seeing rapid growth in renewable capacity backed by......
2019-07-19, 15:13

Nepal jails Canadian former UN official for sexually abusing boys Aid worker Peter Dalglish, 62, sentenced for abusing two boys, aged 12 and 14A former United Nations official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal after a trial that underscored the country’s growing appeal for foreign paedophiles.Peter John Dalglish, 62, a high-profile humanitaria...
2019-07-09, 14:00

Notorious Genovese boss’ son gets prison for shakedown of union official Vinny “The Chin” Gigante’s love child, who is a reputed high-level wiseguy in the Genovese crime family, was handed a two-year prison sentence on Friday for what prosecutors described as a 16-year shakedown of a union official. The sentence for Vincent Esposito, the 51-year-old son of Gigante and th...
2019-07-20, 02:52

Brooklyn ‘ISIS sniper’ came to US from Kazakhstan through diversity lottery: official The Kazakhstan-born Brooklyn man who the feds say betrayed America — by becoming a top ISIS sniper in Syria — had come to the US through the diversity lottery, the head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services revealed in an angry tweet. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov “was born in K...
2019-07-21, 05:13

EU official sees little movement in talks with US on cutting industrial tariffs The European Union has seen little movement thus far in talks with the United States about reducing industrial tariffs, a top EU official said on Monday before meetings with U.S. officials....
2019-07-22, 17:13

Rift Over WAGs' Travel First In History Of BCCI, Says Official: Report The Committee of Administrators' decision to let the captain and coach take calls on travel schedules of the wives and girlfriends of the cricketers has not been received well in all quarters....
2019-07-22, 18:13

German government official: We're striving for agreement on EU top jobs by July 2 Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Union's top jobs by July 2 - when the new European Parliament convenes - in the hope of avoiding an institutional crisis, a German government official said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19, 16:13

UAE troop drawdown in Yemen was agreed with Saudi Arabia: official The United Arab Emirates had been planning its recent troop drawdown in Yemen for over a year and coordinated its move with key ally Saudi Arabia, a senior Emirati official said on Monday....
2019-07-08, 18:39

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers’ social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross’ comments about expecting officers to be fired over social media posts are “premature and irre...
2019-06-20, 05:39

China's Xi arrives in North Korea with senior economic official in tow Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner, as Beijing looks to bolster North Korea and perhaps jumpstart stalled talks with Washington....
2019-06-20, 07:52

Suspended MTA official caught parked in crosswalk by Post reporter An MTA supervisor who was recently suspended for running a side business on state time spent part of his Monday workday on a meandering shopping break in which he parked in a crosswalk and asked The Post to report that he was at the office. Gustavo Espinal strolled out of the NYC Transit Central Ele...
2019-07-23, 04:52

Europe would respond to United States auto tariffs, EU official says Sabine Weyand, the European Commission's director general of trade, struck a conciliatory but firm tone in remarks during her first official visit to Washington since taking on her new role a month ago....
2019-07-23, 09:39

Asus ROG Phone 2 Specifications Leaked Ahead of Official Launch Asus ROG Phone 2 has been spotted on TENAA with model number ASUS_I001DB, which earlier surfaced certification sites such as the US FCC, Wi-Fi Alliance, and 3C....
2019-07-19, 14:26

Official StarCraft mod makes the game look like a Saturday morning cartoon This is a real thing, and it can now be yours for $10 at Battle.net. [credit: Blizzard Entertainment / Carbot Animations ] Do not be deceived by the above gallery. This is not a prank or a p...
2019-07-10, 11:26

Ukraine president kicks official out of meeting over criminal record Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a regional official expelled from a meeting broadcast live on television on Wednesday because of a past criminal record....
2019-07-10, 21:13

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in 2-4 weeks - official The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restrictions on the Chinese company could move forward quickly....
2019-07-15, 03:26

Jack Hughes, Devils make it official with three-year contract He’s in the fold. The Devils inked No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract on Friday morning, a three-year pact carrying an annual average value of $3.775 million. The deal carries a $925,000 annual salary with $2.85 million in bonuses, making the pact worth a total of $11.32...
2019-07-12, 18:00

Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch Facebook Inc's top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and approvals are fully addressed....
2019-07-15, 20:52

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 leaked in ‘official’ render We may have just had our clearest look yet at the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, as what appears to be an official press render has just leaked.Shared by Android Headlines, the image matches what we’ve seen before, showing a wearable that looks a lot like the original Samsung Galaxy Watch Act...
2019-07-12, 12:26

Chinese Diplomat Deletes Tweets After 'Fight' With Obama-Era Official As Beijing faced international criticism for its continued crackdown on Uighurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region over recent days, a Chinese diplomat based in Pakistan responded by......
2019-07-16, 08:52

U.S. Navy official sees more orders for Boeing P-8A in coming months The U.S. Navy expects additional U.S. and international orders for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in coming months, which should extend production by two years to late 2025, a senior U.S. Navy official told Reuters....
2019-06-16, 15:52

Official Android Pie update arrives for US unlocked LG V40 ThinQ variant Commercially released in October 2018 with a Snapdragon 845 processor, extra-large 6.4-inch OLED screen, and a grand total of five cameras in tow, the LG V40 ThinQ was supposed to give Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 a run for its money in the ultra-high-end Android arena. But the list price was... not so g...
2019-06-17, 19:39

Ferrari lodges official FIA request for review of Vettel's penalty The Ferrari Formula 1 team has lodged a request for the FIA to review the decision to punish Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix, as predicted by Autosport...
2019-06-17, 22:39

U.S. plans different approach in leading G7 in 2020: White House official The Trump administration plans to adopt shorter communiques and generally revamp how the Group of Seven rich nations does its work when the United States leads the body in 2020, a White House adviser said....
2019-07-18, 08:39

Japan Police Official Stabbed In Possible Targeted Attack: Report A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of......
2019-06-16, 08:00

Ukraine plans to make Chernobyl an official tourist attraction For your next vacation, why not go nuclear. The area surrounding Chernobyl — the location of the most devastating nuclear accident in history — will be turned into an official tourist site, a report said. The president of Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday that will launch plans for walking trails...
2019-07-11, 01:00

UPDATE 1-Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts -German official European Union member states should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the coming months, a senior German official said late on Tuesday, following meetings with U.S. officials and lawmakers in Washington....
2019-07-10, 22:00

Pak Is China's "Vassal", Imran Khan Xi's "Jester": Ex-Pentagon Official An ex-Pentagon official, Michael Rubin, warned the United States against falling prey to Pakistan's latest bid to revive relations, stating that the South Asian country's Prime Minister Imran Khan did......
2019-07-23, 14:26

China is now a direct ‘peer’ of the U.S. on cyber, says senior law enforcement official China has grown more sophisticated in its cyber capabilities and is now considered a direct "peer" of the United States after years of lagging behind, a senior law enforcement official told Fox News....
2019-07-18, 20:39

U.S. cannot unilaterally remove Turkey from F-35 programme -Turkish defense official The United States cannot unilaterally remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme as the partnership agreement does not allow it, Turkey's head of Defense Industries Directorate said on Friday....
2019-06-21, 12:13

U.S. cannot unilaterally remove Turkey from F-35 program: Turkish defense official The United States cannot unilaterally remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program as the partnership agreement does not allow it, Turkey's head of Defense Industries Directorate said on Friday....
2019-06-21, 12:26

U.N. official: Sanctions are harming ordinary North Koreans, should be eased A United Nations human rights official said sanctions are harming the lives of ordinary North Korean citizens and called for economic cooperation projects....
2019-06-21, 13:52

Egypt's Salah fit to face South Africa - team official "Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, who missed training with a cold on Thursday, will be fit to face South Africa in their Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 match on Saturday, a team spokesman said."...
2019-07-05, 19:52

Russia to help beef up Venezuela's armed forces: RIA cites official Russia plans to take steps to strengthen Venezuela's armed forces, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday....
2019-07-05, 14:13

UK government in 'pretty good shape' for no-deal Brexit: top official Britain's government is in "pretty good shape" if it needs to leave the European Union without a transition deal on Oct. 31, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, the country's top civil servant, said on Thursday....
2019-06-13, 23:39

UPDATE 1-EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard - EU official European Union nations on Thursday voted against the EU executive's proposal for a wifi-based car standard in a blow to its backer Volkswagen , an EU official said....
2019-07-04, 14:52

Canadian official dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFO’s extradition Chrystia Freeland said move would set a dangerous precedent while Meng Wanzhou will challenge extradition requestCanada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from China’s Huawei to the US, saying it would set a dangerou...
2019-06-13, 21:26

Iran executes ex-defense ministry official on charges of spying for US Iran executed a former contract employee for the aerospace organization of the defense ministry on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency....
2019-06-23, 20:52

Monsoon Rains Cover Half Of Country, Says Weather Official Annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of India and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week, a weather department official said on Monday....
2019-06-24, 10:52

In Escalation, Iran Tests Medium-Range Missile, U.S. Official Says A military official said on Thursday that Iran had fired a Shahab-3 medium-range missile on Wednesday, but added that the test did not pose a threat to Western interests in the region....
2019-07-31, 20:52

"Gandhigiri" Of Congress After BJP Leader Hits Official In Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh, visited municipal offices and handed out roses to the officials there requesting them to get back to work and serve the people....
2019-07-04, 01:13

U.S. official says Iran removes unexploded mine from side of tanker The United States has video showing Iran's military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters....
2019-06-14, 05:52

| Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families: official Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said....
2019-06-14, 07:00

It's official: Filming has wrapped on the pilot for the Game Of Thrones prequel Today at the 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys fielded questions about such relevant topics as the controversy surrounding creative control of Big Little Lies season two, the possibility of True Detective season four (Nic Pizzolatto is still jus...
2019-07-25, 00:13

The official 'Red Dead Redemption 2' soundtrack arrives July 12th Several months after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar is ready to offer the soundtrack for its Western opus. The official album from Lakeshore Records will reach digital services on July 12th and includes its fair share of star power -......
2019-06-14, 23:13

US official: Iran shot down American drone over international airspace An American official acknowledged early Thursday that Iran shot down a US drone, saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying in international airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, contradicts information from Iran’s Revolutionary...
2019-06-20, 14:39