World

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

World

Trump balks over billions in secret China loans to poor nations

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. China has showered $10 billion on debt-laden Ecuador over the past six years for energy and infrastructure projects -- part of a global effort by Beijing to finance development in poor countries that are rich with natural resources. Yet terms on billions of dollars in Chinese...


Business

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

Britain Europe Data Privacy Small Biz

LONDON (AP) — Lisa Meyer’s hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time Meyer is focused on hairstyles, color trends and keeping up with appointments. But now she’s worried about...


Lifestyle

Iran's transgender people face discrimination despite fatwa

APTOPIX Iran Transgender

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street. Nahal recalled how she had hardly started...


World

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The gains...


World

Condemnations flow around globe after Maduro's win in Venezuela

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Venezuela’s newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro woke up on Monday to a flurry of international condemnation, threats and few congratulations. From Germany to Chile, leaders across the world said they will not recognize Venezuela’s Sunday elections as legitimate and voiced...


World

Condemnations flow around globe after Maduro's win in Venezuela

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Venezuela’s newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro woke up on Monday to a flurry of international condemnation, threats and few congratulations. From Germany to Chile, leaders across the world said they will not recognize Venezuela’s Sunday elections as legitimate and voiced...


World

In Italy, a novice prime minister may face rival puppet-masters

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The way things are shaping up in Italy, the next prime minister will have to manage two heavyweight ministers with no power base of his own. And it’ll be his first proper job in politics. Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio said Monday he’s proposed Giuseppe Conte, a 53-year-old law...


World

South Koreans blame Bolton for summit snag

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL - President Donald Trump is blaming Kim Jong Un for changing the scope of their summit talks planned for next month and will doubtless air his frustrations when he meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington Tuesday. But in South Korea, many say...


World

Trial exposes connections between cybercriminals and Russian government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In 2013, Jurijs Martisevs says, he was contacted by Russian law enforcement. The agents from the Federal Security Service, or FSB, told him the U.S. government was seeking information on him, Martisevs testified in court last week. But he said the Russians did not...


World

International outcry grows over disputed Venezuela vote

Venezuela Presidential Election-2

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A growing roster of nations condemned Venezuela’s presidential election Monday and threatened to ramp up diplomatic and economic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s already embattled government. A coalition of 14 nations from throughout the Americas, including Brazil,...


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