• San Francisco Nov 26, 2019

    Google Fires Four Staffers After Protest, Accusing Them of Data Security Breaches

    Google has terminated four employees for allegedly sharing sensitive information after weeks of internal dissent related to the mistrust of leadership. At least one of the employees was at the center of recent worker protests in San Francisco. In a memo sent to staffers on Monday, three members of Google’s Security and Investigations Team wrote that the four workers were...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

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    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    DMZ Diplomacy: Kim Accepts Trump Invite to Meet at Border

    President Donald Trump said Sunday he believes North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to meet for a handshake at the Demilitarized Zone separating the North and South, a day after issuing the unprecedented invitation and expressing willingness to cross the border for what would be a history-making photo op. Speaking to Korean business leaders before a meeting with South Korean...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Carter's Attacks on His Legitimacy

    Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Carter's Attacks on His Legitimacy

    Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Fed Leaves Its Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Future Cuts

    The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it’s prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats. The Fed kept its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%, where it’s been since December.

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    Fed Leaves Its Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Future Cuts

    The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it’s prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade conflicts and other threats. The Fed kept its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — in a range of 2.25% to 2.5%, where it’s been since December.

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2019

    Global Finance Officials Pledge to Tackle Economic Slowdown

    Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday, expressing hope the slowdown that began last year will...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Kennedy Center Honors Program Opens With Applause for Bush

    The Kennedy Center Honors program celebrating cultural achievement opened with a standing ovation for the late President George H.W. Bush as host Gloria Estefan recounted his attendance at the arts event in previous years.

  • president Dec 4, 2018

    France Suspends Fuel Tax, Utility Hikes Amid Protests

    The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called it a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a live televised address that the planned increases, which were set to...

  • president Dec 4, 2018

    Violent Protests in France Reveal a Hard-to-Heal Fracture

    A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots. Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who has been roundly blamed for the chaos, isn’t likely to mend the growing sense of social injustice. Discontent about...

  • Donald Trump Dec 3, 2018

    US, China Reach 90-Day Ceasefire on Tariffs in Trade Dispute

    The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs Jan. 1...

  • Donald Trump Dec 3, 2018

    US-China Trade Truce Seen Boosting US Stock Market

    The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year’s end, experts say. But the stock market’s wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord. “The all-clear sign hasn’t flashed yet but it’s certainly positive news,” says Mike Loewengart,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2018

    G-20 Agrees on Trade, Migration, US Goes Own Way on Climate

    Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint statement signed by all 20 member nations said 19 of them reaffirmed their commitment to...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2018

    Trumps to Attend State Funeral for George H.W. Bush at National Cathedral in DC

    Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the iconic American and former president a day after his death. Trump declared a period of national mourning and ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days, as well...

  • guard Nov 30, 2018

    Ukraine Bars Entry to Russian Males, Upping Ante in Conflict

    Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in the growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian males and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fired on three Ukrainian vessels near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Trump Says He May Cancel Putin Meeting, White House Warns Xi

    President Donald Trump cast into doubt a key component of his upcoming trip to an international summit in Argentina as he suggested Tuesday he may cancel his planned sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said he would be receiving a “full report”...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Security Concerns Arise as Argentina Hosts G-20

    Argentine authorities say that Buenos Aires will be an armored city when world leaders arrive for this week’s G-20 summit. But security failures that marred a soccer championship and deeper unrest over an economic austerity program are now raising concerns about the country’s ability to ensure safety. About 22,000 police and security agents will guard U.S. President Donald Trump and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2018

    After Dispute With Russia, Ukraine to Impose Martial Law

    Ukraine’s parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in parts of the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors. Western leaders and diplomats urged both sides to de-escalate the conflict,...

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