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Google Axes Lobbyists Amid Growing Government Scrutiny

Google has fired several of its largest lobbying firms as part of a major overhaul of its global government affairs and policy operations amid the prospect of greater government scrutiny....

Google Axes Lobbyists Amid Growing Government Scrutiny

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YouTube’s cesspool of anger and hate faces growing scrutiny Facebook and Twitter have drawn the lion's share of scrutiny for hosting objectionable content. But YouTube now occupies its own circle of internet hell.Read More...
2019-06-10 18:30

Analysts doubt feds will go 'nuclear' on big tech, but see the increased scrutiny as a growing risk Analysts say the likelihood of a "nuclear option" from regulators — like a break-up of tech conglomerates forcing them to expose search algorithms — is small....
2019-06-04 20:15

Roche's $4.3 bln Spark bid delayed again amid U.S., UK scrutiny Swiss drugmaker Roche's $4.3 billion takeover of U.S. gene therapy specialist Spark Therapeutics has been pushed back again, possibly beyond the first half, as regulators continue to scrutinize the deal for its effect on competition....
2019-06-10 09:30

Roche's $4.3 billion Spark bid delayed again amid U.S., UK scrutiny Swiss drugmaker Roche's $4.3 billion takeover of U.S. gene therapy specialist Spark Therapeutics has been pushed back again, possibly beyond the first half, as regulators continue to scrutinize the deal for its effect on competition....
2019-06-10 10:30

UPDATE 1-Roche's $4.3 bln Spark bid delayed again amid U.S., UK scrutiny Swiss drugmaker Roche's $4.3 billion takeover of U.S. gene therapy specialist Spark Therapeutics has been pushed back again, possibly beyond the first half, as regulators continue to scrutinize the deal for its effect on competition....
2019-06-10 14:30

Intuit Raises Outlook Amid TurboTax Scrutiny Intuit raised its profit and sales outlook for the year, citing strong results in the latest quarter despite mounting legislative scrutiny over the business practices of its TurboTax tax-preparation software unit....
2019-05-24 01:00

Google's Scrutiny by Justice Department Has Been Building The Justice Department’s plans to investigate Alphabet Inc.’s Google have been building over time, amid a growing public conversation about whether the government should do more to scrutinize the handful of giant tech firms that dominate the U.S. lan...
2019-06-02 17:15

Apple Touts New Privacy Features Amid Scrutiny of Tech Giants Apple sought to tout itself as a digital-privacy crusader with an anonymous login system and tools that prevent apps from tracking a user’s location, a push that is designed to further differentiate it from Google and Facebook, which have built their...
2019-06-04 06:45

U.S. regulators divide scrutiny of Amazon and Google: Washington Post U.S. antitrust regulators have divided oversight of Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, putting Amazon under the watch of the Federal Trade Commission and Google under the Justice Department, the Washington Post said on Saturday....
2019-06-02 09:45

Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley Reports say the federal government is considering antitrust probes of Google and Amazon. Big Tech could be a bogeyman for both sides in the 2020 election....
2019-06-03 15:15

U.S. regulators divide scrutiny of Amazon and Google -Washington Post U.S. antitrust regulators have divided oversight of Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, putting Amazon under the watch of the Federal Trade Commission and Google under the Justice Department, the Washington Post said on Saturday....
2019-06-02 08:45

Tech monopoly? Congress increases antitrust scrutiny on Facebook, Google, Amazon House judiciary committee launches investigation into whether current laws and enforcement are enough to address competition issuesCongress is launching a bipartisan investigation into digital markets and the tech industry, looking into giants such a...
2019-06-04 04:15

Amid growing tensions with Russia, Poland says it's going to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin Poland's defense minister says his country will buy 32 F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets. Warsaw is one of a number of European countries bulking up its defenses amid heightened tensions with...
2019-05-28 22:15

May close to abandoning Brexit bill amid growing cabinet backlash - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political events as they happen as the UK votes in the European elections 2019 and pressure continues on Theresa May to resignLunchtime summaryWhen will Theresa May resign? An analysis 5.18pm BST Here are some lines on T...
2019-05-23 18:45

Google, Facebook have tight grip on growing U.S. online ad market: report The U.S. internet advertising industry is projected to hit $160 billion by 2023 from $107 billion last year, led by fast-growing categories like mobile video with Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc firmly controlling the market, consultancy PwC s...
2019-06-05 17:30

Google, Facebook have tight grip on growing U.S. online ad market - report The U.S. internet advertising industry is projected to hit $160 billion by 2023 from $107 billion last year, led by fast-growing categories like mobile video with Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc firmly controlling the market, consultancy PwC s...
2019-06-05 16:15

De Blasio vows to reject money from lobbyists — seriously He rose to power off the generosity of high-priced lobbyists seeking access to City Hall, yet Mayor Bill de Blasio now says his pipe-dream presidential campaign won’t be accepting donations from lobbyists with business before the city and federal gov...
2019-05-29 10:30

Magazine giant Meredith quietly axes 60 employees Media giant Meredith — under pressure to reap cost savings from last year’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. — quietly axed about 60 employees, or 1 percent of its workforce, in its magazine division this week. About half the cuts unveiled on Th...
2019-06-08 05:45

Netanyahu struggles to form government amid talk of new election Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a "final effort" to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal....
2019-05-26 19:45

Putin backs Moldova’s new government amid political turmoil CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly backed Moldova’s new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival group amid a surge in political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation. In an int...
2019-06-13 11:15

Moldovan court removes president amid government crisis A Moldovan court has removed President Igor Dodon from his post after he refused to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament following a months-long political stalemate....
2019-06-09 15:45

Italy says it won't seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew....
2019-06-02 17:45

Putin backs Moldova's new government amid political turmoil Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly backed Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival group amid a surge in political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation....
2019-06-13 12:15

Imran Khan's Pak Government Tables Budget Amid Monetary Fund Bailout Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's government vowed to collect more taxes and make cuts in spending in a closely watched budget presented to parliament Tuesday, weeks after reaching a deal with the......
2019-06-11 22:45

Google says services on Huawei phones still will function amid Trump restrictions Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company’s basic services will work on them following new U.S. restrictions.        ...
2019-05-21 18:30

Google CEO defends YouTube amid hate speech controversies: 'It's a hard societal problem' Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended his company's efforts to cleanse YouTube of hate speech and misinformation as growing controversies continue to roil the popular video-sharing platform....
2019-06-10 23:45

Report: The FTC May Be Considering Closer Antitrust Scrutiny of Amazon The Federal Trade Commission is putting Amazon under “closer watch,” a move that may signify heightened interest in some kind of antitrust investigation against the online retail behemoth, the Washington Post reported on Friday.Read more......
2019-06-03 01:30

Where's Johnson? UK PM candidate criticized for avoiding scrutiny Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, was criticized on Tuesday by rivals who said the former foreign minister was avoiding public scrutiny in the contest....
2019-06-11 14:30

Austria's far-right FPÖ party under scrutiny for ties to Russia The Austrian government has collapsed over a scandal involving the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch. The far-right FPÖ party's unquestioning proximity to the Kremlin has become their undoing....
2019-05-22 07:45

Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review....
2019-06-06 01:15

Facebook Remolds Defense Team as Scrutiny Intensifies Facebook has been revamping the leadership of its defense teams in the face of what is potentially the most serious antitrust threat to the company in its 15-year history....
2019-06-07 03:30

Apple CEO says scrutiny is ‘fair’ but denies company is a monopoly Apple chief executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power. Cook, speaking...
2019-06-04 19:30

UPDATE 1-Amazon executive says company welcomes scrutiny of big tech One of Amazon.com Inc's top executives on Wednesday responded to reported information gathering by U.S. antitrust enforcers and to calls by some critics to break up the company with a simple message: we welcome any review....
2019-06-06 00:30

Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators The move by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission could result in heightened federal scrutiny of the two tech giants' business practices, according to three people familiar with the matter....
2019-06-02 18:45

Military parts supplier TransDigm draws scrutiny over prices In a letter addressed to Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine, members of the House Oversight Committee called for a comprehensive investigation into the business practices of Transdigm, an Ohio-based military equipment supplier....
2019-06-09 04:15

Florida State Is Privatizing Its Athletic Department To Shield Itself From Scrutiny Florida State University’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to establish a new organization that’ll run the school’s athletic department: The Florida State University Athletics Association. According to the Orlando Sentinel, FSU boasted that the new or...
2019-06-10 22:30

Apple CEO says U.S. scrutiny 'fair,' but rejects idea company is a monopoly Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the U.S. government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power....
2019-06-04 17:30

Tech giants face new scrutiny causing stocks to recoil Tech stocks short-circuited Monday on reports that Silicon Valley’s top companies are facing unprecedented scrutiny of their business practices by government regulators perusing anti-competitive practices. Google parent company Alphabet and Facebook ...
2019-06-04 04:45

Missing Millions Put an American-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny The American University of Afghanistan is at risk of closing after United States government investigators said they could not account for $63 million in spending....
2019-05-30 07:15

Possible flight rule violations under scrutiny in New York helicopter crash The deadly rooftop crash-landing of a helicopter in the heart of New York City in rain and fog on Monday raised immediate questions about whether the pilot, the lone fatality, violated rules governing midtown Manhattan's tightly restricted airspace....
2019-06-11 06:00

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still......
2019-05-21 15:15

Google takes another stab at Google Glass, updates the AR headsets for business customers Google improved the specs on the Glass for business. The search company gave the smart glasses an updated camera and better battery life.        ...
2019-05-21 18:30

UPDATE 2-Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
2019-06-03 04:01

'What is Google Scholar?': What you need to know about Google's database for students, researchers, and other curious minds Reuters Google Scholar is a searchable database of scholarly literature. It connects users with studies and journal articles, but that doesn't always mean you have free and full access to those articles. You might need a membership to read the full ...
2019-06-05 18:45

Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
2019-06-03 03:30

This week’s dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace Google Trips! Get a good look at it while it is still around. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google's wild ride of service shutdowns never stops. Ne...
2019-06-06 23:00

Google faces outage affecting YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite Alphabet Inc's Google is experiencing high levels of congestion in the eastern United States, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube, the company said on Sunday https://status.cloud.google.com/incident/compute/19003....
2019-06-03 00:45

Google says issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S. resolved Alphabet Inc's Google said on Sunday it had resolved the network congestion in the eastern United States that affected services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube....
2019-06-03 08:45

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all...
2019-06-02 16:15

Growing scam uses law enforcement as bait TUCSON – Carson Noel says he’s received at least 30 of the phone calls. Each one, incredibly believable. “It’s a really well prepared script and it’s just one of those things where if you are caught off guard you might f...
2019-05-22 07:15

Census: Big cities in US aren’t growing like they used to ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren’t growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show most of the nation’s largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier...
2019-05-23 11:30

So the Cast of Vanderpump Rules Is Growing Up--Now What? They grow up so slow, don't they? It's hard to believe but Vanderpump Rules just finished its seventh season in particularly dramatic fashion on Monday night, once again leaving......
2019-05-22 01:15

Get Ready for Changes to Google Drive and Google Photos Starting July 10th, when you upload photos to Google Drive or Google Photos, those images won’t automatically sync over to the other service as well....
2019-06-14 03:45

If Netflix wants to keep growing, it has to keep making content like ‘Rim of the World’ Screenwriter, producer, and director Drew Pearce once lamented to me that Hollywood has basically given up on the idea of making anything but blockbusters with insane budgets and then small art house films on the other end of the spectrum that tend t...
2019-05-26 19:30

UK has growing list of candidates trying to succeed Theresa May It’s not quite as crowded as the Democratic presidential primary, but the number of contenders to succeed Theresa May as the UK’s prime minister is growing. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Saturday became the latest candidate for the job to ...
2019-05-25 19:45

U.S. factory activity growing at weakest pace since 2016 Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in May to its weakest pace in over two years as factory managers raised concerns about a trade war between the United States and China, a national survey showed on Monday....
2019-06-03 21:30

More than a third of Europe's fastest-growing tech firms are in UK – study Government research suggests British tech ‘unicorns’ are only surpassed by US and ChinaBritain is creating more technology companies worth at least $1bn (£786m) than any other company in Europe, according to government research.It found that UK-based...
2019-06-10 11:00

Farmers Anxious After Late Start to Growing Season LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) – Wet weather has a number of Kentucky farmers feeling anxious about their corn crops this spring. Experts say some farmers may make it out of the summer ok, but others could see major losses at the fall harvest. By now, ...
2019-06-12 07:15

U.S. defense bill takes aim at China's growing influence The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that targets China on several fronts, from stemming the erosion of the U.S. military advantage against Beijing to countering the growing Chinese influence around the world....
2019-05-24 03:15

Timeline: A growing unease in Hong Kong about the future A series of steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have prompted a growing uneasiness among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend....
2019-06-11 17:30

Zachary Levi’s nerves growing before MTV Movie & TV Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi says his nerves are building each day leading up to the MTV Movie & TV Awards in what he calls the “biggest thing” he’s ever hosted. Levi knows those feelings will be amplif...
2019-06-14 15:45

Facebook says its YouTube competitor is growing, but advertisers want more details The company said Wednesday that Watch now has more than 720 million people monthly and 140 million people who spend at least one minute on the service per day. By way of comparison, YouTube says more than 1.9 billion watch video every month....
2019-06-12 22:15

Ocasio-Cortez likens growing cauliflower to colonialism She promised grassroots activism, but this is ridiculous. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken aim at cauliflower, claiming that growing the vegetable in community gardens in non-white neighborhoods is an act of colonialism. “When someone says tha...
2019-05-22 22:15

Fed says contacts worry about trade war; economy growing modestly The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday reported that its contacts at companies across the country were worried that international trade tensions could weigh on business even as economic activity picked up....
2019-06-05 22:15

Boring but necessary: 4 budgeting mistakes to avoid when growing your company It may sound boring, but careful and sensible budgeting is crucial to every growing company. Not only does successful budgeting save time and energy, but it also allows you a more thorough understanding of what about your offering and process works a...
2019-05-21 14:45

India Just Lost Its Title as World's Fastest-Growing Big Economy India’s gross-domestic-product expansion dipped below 6% last quarter, forcing it to surrender its title as the world’s fastest-growing large economy as citizens and companies held back on spending....
2019-05-31 17:15

Nationwide Injunctions Speak to Judiciary’s Growing Power, Barr Says The broad use of such injunctions illustrate how the federal district courts have undermined executive authority, the attorney general said in a speech on Tuesday evening....
2019-05-22 06:15

UK flower-growing industry in full bloom and worth £121m Homegrown stems accounted for 14% of £865m worth of flowers sold in Britain last yearThe British-grown flower industry is now worth £121m – up from £82m in 2015 – following years of decline owing to imported stems, figures reveal.Last year homegrown ...
2019-06-13 01:45

Pak-Origin UK Minister Is Latest In Growing List To Replace Theresa May UK interior minister Sajid Javid became the ninth candidate Monday to enter the race to replace Theresa May as premier, promising to "deliver Brexit" after repeated delays....
2019-05-27 23:30

Trump's escalating trade war gives heat to Putin and Xi's growing bromance It's time for Western leaders to abandon their wait-and-see attitude toward the evolution of Chinese-Russian relations and work out common strategies now to respond to this deepening relationship....
2019-06-04 01:30

China Claims It Will Restrict Its Technology in Growing Trade Dispute With U.S. (BEIJING) — China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunda...
2019-06-09 18:15

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the ...
2019-05-22 03:30

Trade Risks Prompt Growing Predictions for Fed Rate Cuts Economists are projecting that uncertainty created by the Trump administration’s actions on tariffs will prompt the Fed to cut rates later this year....
2019-06-04 15:00

OIC notes with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world: statement The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Mecca said on Saturday that it noted with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world, according to the summit's final statement....
2019-06-01 10:45

No room for cheats in Jim Ratcliffe's growing sports empire Jim Ratcliffe will pull the plug on Team Ineos or Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon record attempt with immediate effect if either is caught up in cheating....
2019-05-23 22:30

Slovenia to cull growing bear, wolf population after attacks Slovenia's government has approved the culling of dozens of bears and wolves to curb the animals' growing population following a sharp increase in attacks on domestic animals....
2019-06-12 16:30

Joe Hill dishes on ‘NOS4A2’ series and growing up with dad Stephen King When your dad is Stephen King, it makes for an unusual childhood. So it’s no wonder that Joe Hill’s novel about a killer who feeds off children’s souls has been adapted into AMC’s new horror series “NOS4A2.” “When I was 8 years old, my dad did a film...
2019-05-31 19:15

European Election Results Show Growing Split Over Union’s Future As both pro-E.U. and anti-E.U. forces seemed likely to claim some victories, the vote made clear that arguing over the future of the bloc would intensify....
2019-05-27 05:45

Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say The explosives were buried roughly three feet underground and positioned at a key choke point on a road that led to a shooting range frequented by American troops....
2019-06-14 22:30

Bluetooth harvester signals hacking group’s growing interest in mobile Enlarge (credit: ybierling.com) A Korean-speaking hacking group in operation since at least 2016 is expanding its arsenal of hacking tools to include a Bluetooth-device harvester in a move that signals the group’s growing interest in mobile devices...
2019-05-21 14:37

Clint Frazier’s silence is loudest alarm in growing Yankees problem Now Clint Frazier, normally chattier than a candy-stuffed kindergartner, has nothing to say? In that case, now the Yankees have a situation on their hands. One that will require an apology, at least, and a trade, at most. (I wouldn’t trade Frazier ju...
2019-06-03 12:45

General's growing political clout poses a risk to Sudan's transition Six weeks after a coup d'etat in Sudan, high-profile military leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo is evolving into an increasingly influential political force....
2019-05-30 14:45

Trade War Fight Song Shows Growing Anti-U.S. Sentiment in China Perhaps nothing captures the growing anti-U.S. sentiment in China better than a song about the trade war that is going viral in Beijing: “If the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits.” This privately-produced song h...
2019-05-21 14:45

Europe’s ‘green wave’ signals growing climate change concern BERLIN — Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere celebrated big gains in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate change, expressed in large-scale student protests over recent months. Pro...
2019-05-27 19:30

U.N. Atomic Watchdog Reports Iran’s Stockpiles of Low-Enriched Uranium are Growing (VIENNA) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday that Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, but reported its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing and raised questi...
2019-06-01 09:15

India Seen Losing Fastest Growing Major Economy Spot To China A Reuters survey of economists forecast growth slipped to 6.3 per cent annually in the three months ending in March, its slowest pace in six quarters...
2019-05-30 17:15

Irish PM sees growing risk of no deal Brexit, backs Weber for Commission Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he believed the risk of Britain crashing out of the bloc without any divorce agreement was growing with the British Conservatives set to choose a new leader....
2019-05-28 18:15

Fast-growing Brazil grain trader Gavilon faces tax audit - sources Commodities trader Gavilon do Brasil, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp , is being audited by Brazilian tax authorities, according to two people who asked for anonymity to discuss the confidential matter....
2019-05-31 17:45

Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes as firefighters continue to battle growing blazes Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached 200,000 acres, the province's government said Tuesday....
2019-05-22 10:45

Piracy and high seas crime growing, becoming more sophisticated, UN Security Council told International maritime crime is becoming “increasingly sophisticated” as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas and pose “immediate danger to people’s lives and safety”, the UN anti-drugs and crime chief warn...
2019-05-21 20:15

‘Growing alarm’ over Fall Armyworm advance, with cash crops ‘under attack’ across Asia The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they now threaten to cost farmers from India to Thailand, billions of doll...
2019-05-21 16:15

Iranian threat to shipping is real and growing, as US ‘smoking gun’ video evidence shows CAUGHT ON TAPE: The U.S. military released an aerial video last night that shows an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps patrol boat removing a magnetic mine from the hull of the Japanese tanker Kokuka Courageous after it apparently failed to explode....
2019-06-14 18:15

Is bitcoin growing up? Regulated futures boom as investors seek a safer ride When bitcoin was born it was a symbol of counterculture, a rebel currency with near-anonymity and a lack of regulation. A decade later, there are growing signs it's entering the establishment its creators sought to subvert....
2019-06-13 09:45

Google Home deal at Walmart: save $50 on the Google Home smart speaker Right now at Walmart, you can find Black Friday-like prices on its best selling Google Home devices. For a limited time, you can get the Google Home smart speaker on sale for $79. That's a $50 discount and the lowest price we've seen for vo...
2019-06-06 19:00

A growing number of Chinese consumers are switching from Apple's iPhone, Hong Kong paper says Huawei is winning over more and more Apple fans in China as the escalated trade tensions stoked "nationalist sentiment," according to South China Morning Post....
2019-05-23 15:30

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already ...
2019-05-21 16:15

The technology, devices, and benefits of the growing remote patient monitoring market (HON, PHG, MDT, DXCM, RMD, SENS) This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can log in and read the report here. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a healthcare delive...
2019-06-06 03:30

R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Drea Opens Up in Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Trailer: "He Cracked Me, But He Didn't Break Me" The drama is just getting started for Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. E! News has your exclusive first look at the third season of the WEtv reality show, below, featuring R. Kelly's ex-wife......
2019-05-22 18:00

Paul Feig and Veena Sud added to Quibi's growing star-studded roster of creators Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form digital service Quibi is shaping up to be a hub for some of the industry’s biggest filmmakers. (Well, let’s be real: the billion-dollar content budget probably helps.) On Sunday Katzenberg announced a f...
2019-06-12 04:45

Google Glass still exists: Meet Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. These are the safety-goggles version. [credit: Google ] Google Glass is not only a product that still ex...
2019-05-21 16:15

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to seven million people are in dire need of aid, and so...
2019-05-21 15:00

Lindsey Graham: Russia 'collusion narrative died with the Mueller report,' 'corruption' case growing The narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia "died" with the Mueller report's release, but the case alleging corruption in the origins of the probe is growing....
2019-06-12 04:45

Trash heaps in downtown Los Angeles continue growing months after multiple typhus cases: report Trash is a growing problem for residents in Los Angeles and as the garbage piles up, so do the rats, fueling concerns about flea-borne typhus, according to reports....
2019-05-22 04:30

Chris Farley’s brother recalls growing up with comic legend, shares how family healed after tragic death Kevin Farley, the younger brother of late comic Chris Farley, has come forward to share his bittersweet memories with the “Saturday Night Live” legend....
2019-05-27 12:45

Nancy Pelosi Holds Closed Door Meeting With House Democrats to Quell Growing Revolt Calling for Impeachment House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a growing swell from a group of valiant Democrats inside her own caucus who want their team to stop sitting on its hands and begin pushing for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....
2019-05-22 18:45

REGTECH REVISITED: How the regtech landscape is evolving to address FIs' ever growing compliance needs BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Regtech solutions seemed to offer the solution to f...
2019-06-08 04:15

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on 'growing up' in Hollywood together The A-list duo discuss working together in Quentin Tarantino's latest project 'Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood' about the 1960's movie industry and the Manson Family murders. (May 23)        ...
2019-05-23 12:45

REPORT: Ant Financial and Tencent are rapidly growing their financial services ecosystems — here's exactly what they offer and where we think they'll go next (TCEHY) This is a preview of the Fintech Disruptors from the East research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Fintech industry research reports. Over the past 15 years, spending in China has be...
2019-06-07 23:15

Kids aren't growing up: Shocking new poll says parents are killing kids' life skills The college admissions scandal can be linked with a pattern of over-parenting, The New York Times/Morning Consult poll shows.       ...
2019-05-21 17:45

European elections LIVE: Theresa May's Brexit plan blasted as polls show growing support for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party The latest polls show Tories are bracing themselves for an electoral slaughter on the last day of European election campaigning as traditional Conservative voters switch to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party....
2019-05-22 08:45

R. Kelly's ex-wife Drea says the singer 'cracked me': 'Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta' R. Kelly's family is still dealing with the fallout from his legal troubles and the allegations highlighted in Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series.        ...
2019-05-23 05:45

CBD Is Already Everywhere. How Will the Government Handle It? The cannabis plant contains more than 100 compounds known as cannabinoids. Of them, one–cannabidiol, or CBD–presents the U.S. with unique potential in public health and business, as well as a good deal of political and legal confusion. Th...
2019-06-06 16:30

How you and your government can tackle air pollution From walking more to reducing waste, here’s what you can do to make a difference Revealed: air pollution may be damaging every organ and cell in the bodyMost air pollution is produced by the burning of fossil fuels and waste, and this is the focus of...
2019-05-21 21:01

UK Government not doing enough to fend off cyberattacks A new report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has revealed that the UK government has not done enough when it comes to developing long-term objectives for the National Cyber Security Strategy.According to the report, the current strategy, whi...
2019-06-06 04:15

Swiss government wants further talks on accord with EU BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss government says it wants further talks with the European Union about an accord that’s intended to regulate bilateral ties between the Alpine country and the 28-nation bloc. The Swiss Cabinet said Friday that it has ̶...
2019-06-07 20:01

Moldova Has a New Government. The Old One Is Refusing to Leave. Two of Moldova’s largest parties formed a coalition to oust the third from power. Only one problem: Its officials have refused to vacate their offices....
2019-06-11 03:30

U.S. Government Bonds Pull Back U.S. government bond prices fell, as investors reassessed the balance of risks to the economy after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said policy makers “will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.”...
2019-06-05 03:15

Pentagon: 'Huawei is too close to the government' U.S. officials have long complained that Chinese intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions in revenue and threatens national security....
2019-06-07 19:45

U.S. Government Urged to Boost Technology R&D The federal government needs to do more to support the development of innovative technology as U.S. productivity falls and foreign tech hubs gain clout, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said....
2019-05-23 14:30

EU citizens denied vote to sue UK government A crowdfunding campaign to sue the British government over the denial of votes to UK-based European nationals has hit its initial target. Hundreds registered complaints after their names were crossed off voter lists....
2019-05-26 18:15

U.S. Government Bonds Extend Gains U.S. government bond prices climbed, extending their recent rally as investors remained nervous about the Trump administration’s tariff policies and signs of a slowing global economy....
2019-06-03 18:30

At Least Four Killed As Government Bus Hit In Kabul Blast At least four people were killed Monday when a bomb tore through a bus in Kabul, an official said, marking the second day straight that attackers have targeted a bus....
2019-06-03 15:15

Italy's Salvini says nothing should change in government after EU vote Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday nothing should change in the coalition government after his League party overtook its partner, the 5-Star Movement, in the European parliamentary election....
2019-05-27 02:45

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners from jails across the country in a gesture of good will as part of efforts to move a stalled peace process forward. Feroz Bashari, government media center chief, ...
2019-06-13 10:45

Nicaraguan government releases 100 jailed protesters The administration of President Daniel Ortega said all 100 face charges of "offences against security and the public peace," which have commonly been applied to participants in anti-government protests that started last year....
2019-05-21 15:15

| Sudan: Five months of anti-government protests The sit-in protest outside army headquarters in the Sudanese capital, dispersed on Monday, began in April and stayed put even after president Omar al-Bashir's ouster....
2019-06-04 02:15

Government To Order Uber, Ola To Go Electric: Report Some taxi players, like Ola, have previously tried to operate electric cars in the country, but with little success given inadequate infrastructure and high costs....
2019-06-06 22:15

US government offers $1K to adopt a wild horse In an effort to control the population of wild horses, the U.S. government is offering $1000 for anyone who adopts the majestic animals, CBS reports....
2019-05-22 03:30

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing....
2019-05-21 14:38

Mexican Economy Contracts, Testing New Government The Mexican economy contracted in the first quarter from the end of last year, a challenge for the six-month-old government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who said he expects economic growth to average 4% during his six-year term....
2019-05-24 18:30

No statement from British PM May tonight: UK government source British Prime Minister Theresa May will not make a statement later on Wednesday a government source said, responding to reports she could resign as early as this evening over opposition to her Brexit deal....
2019-05-22 19:45

U.S.'s Pompeo says Huawei is an 'instrument of Chinese government' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kept up U.S. pressure on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday, saying the Chinese tech giant takes orders from Beijing....
2019-05-29 14:15

Man’s deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported. Thursday’s finding may influence how immigration authorities target factorie...
2019-06-14 07:45

New Austrian chancellor sworn in with interim government BERLIN (AP) — Brigitte Bierlein, until now the head of Austria’s top court, has been sworn in as the country’s new chancellor at the head of an interim government that will serve until after an election expected in September. The 69-year-...
2019-06-03 15:45

An Economist Who Believes Only Government Can Save Capitalism In “People, Power, and Profits,” Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that more state involvement in the economy is part of the solution, not part of the problem....
2019-05-22 19:15

Finland's new female-powered government sworn in Finland's new center-left coalition government has been sworn, with the country's first Social Democratic prime minister in 16 years assuming office along with a Cabinet where women are in the majority....
2019-06-06 17:00

U.S.'s Pompeo says Huawei an "instrument of Chinese government" -FBN Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kept up U.S. pressure on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday, saying the Chinese tech giant takes orders from Beijing....
2019-05-29 13:00

The U.S. government has gone after Huawei. Why do so few Americans know about the smartphone giant? Just a few years ago, Huawei was ascendant in the United States, with executives spinning up plans to be “a leading smartphone brand.” That has largely come true — just not in America....
2019-05-23 00:45

PM Modi Visits Arun Jaitley Who Wants To Opt Out Of Government Prime Minister Narendra Modi today drove down to senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley's house to ask him to reconsider his decision and remain in the government, sources have told NDTV....
2019-05-29 21:30

Couple battles for son’s citizenship after barred by US government NBC NEWS – The only noticeable difference between Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks, 2-year-old fraternal twins from Los Angeles, is their hair: Ethan’s is black, Aiden’s sandy blond. But from the perspective of the U.S. government, the b...
2019-06-08 06:15

Polish government reshuffle expected following EU elections The spokesman for Polish President Andrzej Duda says there will be a major government reshuffle sometime next week following the election of several ministers to the European Parliament....
2019-05-30 17:15

Nicaraguan government to release 100 political prisoners MANAGUA — The Nicaraguan government said on Monday it had begun the process of freeing another 100 political prisoners after threats from the opposition it could abandon talks aimed at ending a political crisis and push for a general strike. The gove...
2019-05-21 22:30

Karnataka Government "Will Collapse On Its Own", Says Union Minister Seeking opposition's cooperation in the smooth conduct of the upcoming Lok Sabha session, newly-appointed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi Saturday said the government was ready for......
2019-06-02 03:15

CII Urges Government For Consultation Before Finalising EV Deadlines The CII has joined SIAM in urging the government for a proper, well-aligned roadmap, formulated in consultation with industry stakeholders, before finalising goals and timelines for electrification of......
2019-06-11 01:15

NSW government looks to grow digital skills in those not going to university There's a skills shortage, but there isn't enough of a focus on the 50% of students who don't want to go to university, according to NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education....
2019-05-23 07:00

Liz Truss calls on Government to put more money into tackling FGM Liz Truss today called on the Government to prioritise public spending on tackling female genital mutilation because of its economic impact on women....
2019-06-11 03:15

Tiananmen protests were not 'suppressed,' Chinese government says The massacre of unarmed citizens by soldiers in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, should not be referred to as "suppression," a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman told reporters Thursday....
2019-05-31 11:30

The government is serious about creating mind-controlled weapons DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using tools like genetic engineering of the human brain, nanotechnology and infrared beams....
2019-05-29 13:00

Nicaragua government releases 50 more political prisoners Nicaragua's government said Thursday it has released 50 prisoners detained in protests from jail to house arrest as an agreed-upon deadline to release all such prisoners approaches....
2019-05-31 00:00

PM Modi's Government Forms New Jal Shakti Ministry: What It Does The Jal Shakti Ministry will encompass issues ranging from international and inter-states water disputes, the Namami Gange project - which is a flagship initiative to clean the river, its tributaries......
2019-05-31 16:30

‘The UK car industry is floundering due to a lack of government support’ Opinion 12 Jun, 2019 Steve Fowler thinks car bosses rather than politicians would be better suited to dealing with the struggling UK car industry...
2019-06-12 18:15

Government announces plan to “revolutionise” parking News 30 May, 2019 New national parking data standards will allow for smoother and easier payment methods to be employed at car parks across the UK...
2019-05-30 14:30

Chinese government blocks Guardian website Censorship comes after bans on Washington Post, NBC, HuffPost and Wikipedia The Guardian’s website has been blocked in China, amid a crackdown by the country’s authorities on international news websites to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ti...
2019-06-07 23:45

New Government To Present Union Budget On July 5 The Union Budget for the current financial year will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be presented on July 5, the government announced on Friday....
2019-05-31 17:30

Could the government step in to save stricken British Steel? The loss of strategic industrial capacity – and well-paid jobs – suggests every avenue ought to be exploredTo see the Scunthorpe steelworks in action is to witness British manufacturing prowess at its most visually stunning.Huge slabs of steel, glowi...
2019-05-26 04:00

| 12 dead after gunman fires 'indiscriminately' in US government complex A municipal employee has sprayed gunfire "indiscriminately" in a government building complex in the US state of Virginia, police say, killing 12 people and wounding four in the latest mass shooting to rock the country....
2019-06-01 08:15

Mexican government sanctions two senior former Pemex officials Mexico's government announced on Wednesday it had sanctioned two senior officials at state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) from the previous administration, saying public funds had been misused in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal....
2019-05-22 21:15

Huawei is too close to Chinese government - U.S. defence chief Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property....
2019-06-01 05:15

Belgium vote likely to make forming next government tough Linguistically-split Belgium holds a national election on Sunday that polls show is unlikely to allow Prime Minister Charles Michel to renew his center-right government....
2019-05-23 13:00

Huawei is too close to Chinese government: U.S. defense chief Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the theft of intellectual property....
2019-06-01 04:15

EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government Exclusive: Campaign groups prepare legal challenge following ‘systemic denial’ of suffrageThe government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European...
2019-05-25 16:30

Hungarians protest over government overhaul of academic bodies Hungarians took to the streets of central Budapest on Sunday to protest plans to overhaul the country's leading scientific research body, which they see as part of a wider government attempt to curb academic freedom....
2019-06-02 19:30

A German border town’s Left government and AfD voters Frankurt (Oder) picked a Left mayor in 2018. In the EU elections, however, the voters went the opposite direction, opting for the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Why? DW’s Marcel Fürstenau went to find out....
2019-05-31 13:15

French government: looking 'reasonably favorably' on Renault/Fiat deal The French government is looking "reasonably favorably" on a proposed merger deal between Italian carmaker Fiat and French peer Renault, said government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye on Monday....
2019-05-27 15:45

Italy's deputy PM Di Maio says EU vote will not derail government The Italian government will carry on without a cabinet reshuffle, Italy's Deputy PM and leader of the 5-Star Movement, which saw its support slump in Sunday's European parliament elections, said on Monday....
2019-05-27 08:45

Italy's Salvini says wants government to continue, but new reforms needed Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he had no intention of bringing down the Italian government, but wanted to see the cabinet act with greater urgency and push through much-needed reforms....
2019-06-04 09:30

Former Obama officials reveal they are still talking with the Iranian government With tensions between the United States and Iran high, three officials who worked in former President Barack Obama's administration admit they have been talking with Iranian government officials in an effort to avert a war....
2019-05-31 21:30

Government must involve residents in cleanup of Nairobi rivers In Kenya, local residents need to be involved in the restoration of the Nairobi River basin says guest commentator Sam Dindi, the co-founder of 'Mazingira yetu' magazine. It's the only way for a healthy future....
2019-05-31 13:15

Scheer says a Conservative government would balance the books in 5 years Scheer also accused the Liberals of stacking a panel on a media bailout in their favour and celebrated a court ruling blocking British Columbia from restricting oil shipments into the province....
2019-05-25 07:45

Austrian president formally dismisses Kurz’s government VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s president has formally dissolved the country’s government the day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a no-confidence vote in parliament. President Alexander Van der Bellen on Tuesday then temporarily appointed th...
2019-05-28 13:30

Scientists in Hungary accuse government of research takeover BUDAPEST — Hungary’s oldest and biggest scientific institute accused the government on Wednesday of trying to take “total political control” of vital research through plans to set up a new state body to oversee funding and work. The government ...
2019-05-29 21:45

US Secretary of State says Huawei is an 'instrument of Chinese government' The United States kept the pressure on Chinese telecommunications giant and phone maker Huawei today as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the company takes direct orders from the Chinese Government.“Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese go...
2019-05-29 17:15

Austria: Top court justice to lead caretaker government BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s president says he will appoint the head of the country’s top court to lead a caretaker government until new elections in September following a video scandal that destroyed the previous government. President Alexand...
2019-05-30 15:30

Arun Jaitley, PM's "Precious Diamond", Can't Be In Modi 2.0 Government Health seems to have paused, if not ended, a four-decade-long political career of Arun Jaitley -- regarded by some as Narendra Modi's original "Chanakya", his chief trouble-shooter since 2002 when the......
2019-05-29 18:45

| 'Dangerous overcrowding' in US migrant facilities: government report A US Department of Homeland Security report warned Friday of "dangerous overcrowding" in El Paso, Texas facilities for holding just-arrived migrants, with rooms packed with more than five times the number authorised....
2019-06-02 08:45

Huawei asks court to declare US government ban unconstitutional Huawei is stepping up its fight against American bans. The tech giant has motioned for a summary judgment in its lawsuit to invalidate Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, arguing that it violates the "Bill of Attainder, Due P...
2019-05-29 20:15

In Relief For Kamal Nath Government, Mayawati Says She Won't Pull Rug The Bahujan Samaj Party today announced that it will continue to provide outside support to the Kamal Nath-led government in Madhya Pradesh, providing it with a much-needed breather in the wake of the......
2019-05-29 21:30

Viking Symbols and Runes May Soon Be Banned by the Swedish Government Depictions of the runes and Norse symbols such as Thor’s hammer may soon be banned in Sweden according to some sources. Hate groups have been using many of these symbols for years and there are stories circulating that the government is discussing wh...
2019-05-23 22:30

US diplomat Pompeo holding talks with Dutch government U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting the Netherlands for talks with his Dutch counterpart that are expected to touch on rising tensions between Washington and Tehran as well as the crisis in Venezuela and NATO funding....
2019-06-03 11:30

Government warnings can’t turn back migrants from Guatemala SAN CRISTOBAL DE TOTONICAPAN, Guatemala — Dressed in a bright orange shirt, Francisco Gomez yells and uses his arms to vigorously direct the myriad souped-up buses at the crossroads known as Cuatro Caminos, or Four Roads. This is the busy roadway one...
2019-06-02 00:30

Iranian children are dancing to pop music, and the government is furious A dance challenge by a U.S.-based Iranian singer has raised suspicions among Iran’s ultraconservatives, who said they have identified a new “political plot” by an “enemy” who is “trying different ways to create anxiety among the people.”...
2019-05-23 05:45

Hasankeyf No More: Turkish Government Submerges 12,000-Year-Old Town The destruction of the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf by the Turkish government has drawn anger and disappointment to many people all over the world. Unfortunately, the submersion of the early Mesopotamian settlement is now imminent. ...
2019-05-29 01:45

Opinion: South Africa’s new government: compromise over renewal After days of speculation, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has formed his new government. His cabinet shows a clear intent of reform, but it also shows Ramaphosa’s need to compromise, writes DW’s Claus Stäcker....
2019-05-30 18:45

Amit Shah, BJP Chief, Joins PM Modi's New Government BJP chief Amit Shah -- the architect of the party's stupendous victory that enabled it to come to power at the Centre for a second term -- became the most prominent newcomer in the government of Prime......
2019-05-30 18:00

Indian Finance Minister Jaitley opts out of new government India’s finance minister, who carried out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic initiatives including tax and welfare reforms, has decided not to join Modi’s new government to be sworn in Thursday, citing health reasons...
2019-05-29 11:15

Government Bond Yields Fall To New Multiyear Lows Investors around the world flocked to the safety of government bonds, dragging yields to 20-month lows after a Trump administration plan to raise tariffs on Mexico boosted concerns that trade tensions would curtail global growth....
2019-06-01 09:45

New Israeli government or election: Netanyahu faces deadline JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s raucous political world is on edge, counting down to a midnight deadline to see whether a new government will be formed or whether there will be an unpresented second election of the year. Backchannel negotiations are ...
2019-05-29 12:15

Netanyahu hours away from deadline for forming coalition government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a recalcitrant ally or face the possible end of a decade of combative leadership of Israel....
2019-05-29 12:15

S Jaishankar: From Government's Pointsman For China To PM Modi's Cabinet Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, a surprise pick in Narendra Modi's council of ministers, is a seasoned diplomat who was the Indian government's pointsman for China and the US....
2019-05-31 00:30

South Africa's president unveils leaner government Women fill half of positions in Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet in rejig that critics call ‘evolution, not revolution’Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a slimmed-down South African government, with women filling exactly half his cabinet positions.The recen...
2019-05-30 03:30

Government May Reduce Oil Cess To Boost Production: Report The Finance Ministry had revised the oil cess in the Union Budget 2016-17, shifting it from the specific charge of Rs 4,500 per tonne of crude to an ad valorem rate of 20 per cent....
2019-06-11 23:00

The government, the biggest cause of the student loan crisis in the US, needs to fix this problem Governments need to find the resources to help families make smarter financial decisions about college during children's high school years. That way, young people will enjoy a great education with less debt and better financial outcomes....
2019-05-21 15:15

Swiss government demands clarifications from the EU in treaty talks The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade....
2019-06-07 17:30

Bill for Brexit consultants tops £97m as government criticised The government has been criticised for a "lack of transparency" and failure to grasp expenditure details related to consultancy work it bought in preparation for the UK leaving the European Union....
2019-06-07 02:45

Italy's Salvini says coalition government won't change after EU election Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, denied he will look to change a coalition agreement in Rome if his Lega party performs well at this weekend's EU elections....
2019-05-22 00:45

Ibiza scandal: why has Austria's government collapsed? – video Austria is preparing for an election in September after a video from 2017 appeared to show the far-right vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, offering lucrative public contracts in exchange for campaign support. The country's coalition governmen...
2019-05-21 15:00

Federal government commits $73M to Toronto sewer improvements The funding will bolster $133 million in City funds already committed to reduce the amount of basement flooding over four wards in north-west Toronto....
2019-06-11 01:30

Spanish king asks socialists to form new government King Felipe has tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez with assembling a coalitionSpain’s King Felipe VI has tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez with forming a new government, a complex undertaking that will involve negotiations with diver...
2019-06-07 01:30

Government wants to ease 5G planning laws as more funding promised The UK government is pumping in more funding into the UK’s 5G testbed project and is consulting on proposals to make it easier to deploy 5G infrastructure.Culture secretary Jeremy Wright told 5G World in London that the government was committe...
2019-06-13 16:45

Revealed: UK government failing to tackle rise of serious air pollutant Investigation reveals no plan is in place to tackle increase in levels of agricultural ammonia, a gas contributing to thousands of deaths in UK aloneAnalysis: dealing with ammonia is an urgent health problemTesting reveals hotspots at UK farmsOne of ...
2019-06-13 17:30

Punjab Government To Reward Those Reporting Abandoned Borewells The Punjab government, through the Tandrust Punjab Mission, has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for anyone who reports abandoned and uncovered borewells across the state....
2019-06-13 19:15

Government increases investment in UK electric battery centre A further £28 million will be invested in UK Battery Industralisation Centre near Coventry, as a step towards a British Gigafactory The Government will invest a further £28 million in the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, which will be tasked...
2019-05-21 15:15

SBI Doesn't Need Any Capital From Government: Chairman Rajnish Kumar In March, SBI raised Rs 1,251 crore in bonds to boost its additional Tier 1 capital ratio. Its board has extended the deadline to raise Rs 20,000 crore till March next year....
2019-06-14 03:00

Exclusive: Government won't reinstate plug-in hybrid grants UK transport minister tells Autocar fully electric vehicles are the focus of future government incentives The UK government will not reinstate a grant for the purchase of new plug-in hybrid vehicles, Jesse Norman, minister of state for the Departmen...
2019-05-21 15:15

Austrian government on verge of collapse as EU election looms Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is to nominate a caretaker government. He faces a vote of no-confidence in the wake of a scandal that saw the wholesale removal of coalition party politicians....
2019-05-21 21:45

Austrian far right crashes out of government as president backs Kurz The far-right Freedom Party (FPO) quit Austria's coalition government on Tuesday after the president sided with conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz and sacked the hardline FPO interior minister....
2019-05-21 17:15

Amazon embraces U.S. government business, despite occasional controversy The head of Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of some controversial sales....
2019-06-11 06:00

European nations, Russia back new government in Moldova Five European nations and Russia have declared their support for elected lawmakers in Moldova after a court-appointed interim president dissolved parliament and called a new election...
2019-06-11 03:15

US government warns China may have access to drone data Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert warning that Chinese-made drones may be sending flight information back to their manufacturers, who could share it with third parties. According to CNN, the alert warns companies and organiza...
2019-05-21 16:30

Nonfiction: An Economist Who Believes Only Government Can Save Capitalism In “People, Power, and Profits,” Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that more state involvement in the economy is part of the solution, not part of the problem....
2019-05-21 15:45

A Year Later, U.S. Government Websites Are Still Redirecting to Hardcore Porn Dozens of U.S. government websites appear to contain a flaw enabling anyone to generate URLs with their domains that redirect users to external sites, a handy resource for cyber criminals looking to infect users with malware or trick them into surren...
2019-06-10 22:30

SpaceX launches three radar satellites for Canadian government SpaceX on Wednesday morning launched three next-generation radar satellites for the Canadian government from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched the Radarsat Constellation Mission and the previously used first...
2019-06-12 18:15

Government: 95 dead in latest massacre to hit central Mali BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government official says at least 95 people are dead following the latest massacre in central Mali blamed on tensions between ethnic militias. Interior Security ministry spokesman Amadou Sangho says the attack took place overnig...
2019-06-10 16:30

Albanian government calls no-confidence vote in president TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s governing Socialist Party has called a no-confidence vote in the president, saying it was unconstitutional for him to cancel upcoming municipal elections. Socialists’ spokeswoman Elisa Spiropali on Monday ...
2019-06-10 13:15

Austria: All far-right ministers leave government after video scandal Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) says its ministers will step down from the Cabinet. The move came as Chancellor Kurz proposed the ouster of FPÖ member Herbert Kickl as interior minister after a video scandal....
2019-05-21 15:15

Moldova parties form government, despite court rulings The courts have stepped in after two blocs signed up to an unprecendented alliance to form a government after inconclusive elections in February. The coalition said it was formed in order to rid Moldova of oligarchy....
2019-06-10 01:30

Bentley boss: government must take decisive action to drive EV take-up Adrian Hallmark believes a concerted effort, and greater incentives, are required to make UK buyers consider electric cars more widely Bentley boss Adrian Hallmark has called on the UK government and regulators to make clearer, more decisive pronoun...
2019-05-21 15:15

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 22:15

Finland's new proposed coalition government names ministers Finland's proposed new center-left coalition government has named candidates for Cabinet posts including the first-ever foreign minister from the Greens environmentalist party....
2019-06-05 19:15

Condition Of Kerala Man With Nipah Improved, Says Government: 10 Points Nipah Virus Kerala: The condition of the 23-year-old college student infected with Nipah virus and admitted to a private hospital in Ernakulam has improved, the government said today. The National......
2019-06-05 12:30

ACT eyes cloud with government-wide Oracle deal The 2019-20 territory Budget also includes building a digital health record, funding for modernising government IT, making more government services available online, and continuing the roll out of laptops to public secondary school students....
2019-06-05 08:00

Cyclone Vayu May Move Towards Gujarat Again Tomorrow, Says Government Cyclone Vayu, which was expected to make a landfall in Gujarat this week but changed its trajectory on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, could change direction again and move towards......
2019-06-15 07:15

Cyber attacks hit two thirds of UK firms in 2015, says government (credit: Norse) Two thirds of UK firms have detected security breaches on their systems over the past year, according to the latest government figures. Staggeringly, a quarter of those companies—which employ more than 250 workers—were hit by a brea...
2019-05-22 07:45

They Sued the Government Over Climate Change. A Key Day in Court Has Arrived. A federal appeals court will hear a closely watched lawsuit brought by young people to compel the federal government to take action on climate change...
2019-06-04 20:30

Zambia vs. Vedanta: Could the government be paving the way for a Chinese buyer? Zambia's largest copper mining operation, KCM, has been liquidated. Many are asking now if the country could repossess private mining operations in a bid to shore up financing amid rising debt levels....
2019-06-04 22:45

Twitter removes nearly 4,800 accounts linked to Iranian government Twitter has suspended nearly 4,800 accounts it suspected of being directly run or linked to the Iranian government. The social media giant released a transparency report that detailed recent efforts to tamp down on the spread of misinformation by ins...
2019-06-14 09:30

Record Low Inflation Expectations Bolster U.S. Government Bonds Treasury prices are rising again Friday, with the 10-year yield briefly falling below 2.08% amid an inflation sentiment reading that touched a record low....
2019-06-14 19:30

Government Made Rs 15.50 Crore From NEET Counselling Last Year The Union Health Ministry said from the 114,198 students, who registered themselves for counselling in 2018-19, a total of Rs 18,32,87,500 was collected as registration amount....
2019-06-14 16:01

Finland's Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government Finland's Greens, fresh from their best ever election result in April and part of the incoming governing coalition, named party chief Pekka Haavisto as the next foreign minister on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 22:45

Italy's Salvini says government will not collapse after EU vote: paper Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday that the government will not collapse after European parliament elections on May 26, seeking to quell fears of an imminent political crisis....
2019-05-22 09:15

Yubico recalls government-grade security keys due to bug Yubico is recalling a line of security keys used by the U.S. government due to a firmware flaw. The company issued a security advisory today that warned of an issue in YubiKey FIPS Series devices with firmware versions 4.4.2 and 4.4.4 that reduced th...
2019-06-14 09:30

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said....
2019-05-22 09:15

UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: government source Britain shares the U.S. government's assessment that Iran is to blame for two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a government source said....
2019-06-14 03:00

Israel to Hold New Elections After Netanyahu Fails to Form Government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future entered a treacherous new chapter Wednesday after he couldn’t form a coalition government and Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve and call new elections....
2019-05-30 10:15

Hong Kong extradition law: protesters rally outside government offices Citywide shutdown expected on Wednesday as hundreds of businesses call for a boycottHundreds of demonstrators have rallied outside government offices in Hong Kong, preparing to stay overnight to protest against a controversial extradition law.Hong Ko...
2019-06-12 00:15

New Government Formation, GDP Data To Guide Market Trend: Experts In terms of quarterly results, companies like Abbott India, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Emami, GAIL, Interglobe Aviation, Punjab National Bank, SpiceJet, Sun Pharma, GMR Infra, M&M and Power Finance......
2019-05-26 09:45

Government Not To Seek Funds For State-Run Bank Recapitalisation: Report In 2018-19, the government had pumped in the highest-ever infusion of Rs 1.6 lakh crore into PSBs to meet regulatory and growth capital requirements....
2019-06-11 23:00

Jaganmohan Reddy Cancels Some Projects Sanctioned By Previous Government Hours after it assumed office, the YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh today decided to cancel all projects sanctioned prior to April 1 this year by the previous N Chandrababu......
2019-05-30 20:30

Netanyahu Scrambles to Form Israeli Government as Deadline Looms Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch effort to cobble together a governing coalition before a midnight deadline, while his party advanced a vote to dissolve parliament and call for snap elections in case he falls short of a ma...
2019-05-29 20:45

Israel to hold new election after Netanyahu fails to form government Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30 07:30

Israel faces new vote as Netanyahu fails to form government Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30 14:45

Syrian government documents show reach of Assad's agencies A Washington-based Syrian watchdog says thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad's security agencies, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his secretive apparat...
2019-05-21 15:30

U.S. growth would have contracted without trillions in government, consumer debt: Gundlach U.S. growth appears to be based "exclusively" on government, corporate and mortgage debt and the economy would have contracted if the United States had not added trillions in debt, Jeffrey Gundlach,......
2019-05-21 15:45

Can't Be In Government For Health Reasons, Arun Jaitley Writes To PM Modi Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will "not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government" because of his health. The former finance minister......
2019-05-29 13:45

China reiterates support for Hong Kong government on extradition law China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government in passing an extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, the foreign ministry reiterated on Wednesday....
2019-06-12 11:30

French government cautious on Fiat-Chrysler-Renault hookup PARIS (AP) — France’s government is sounding a note of caution about a possible alliance between French automaker Renault and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Both companies are in talks about a tie-up, as major carmakers around the world try to shar...
2019-05-27 03:45

Hungarian scientists mull legal action over government controls The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets....
2019-06-12 14:30

Syrian government documents show reach of Assad’s agencies BEIRUT (AP) — A Washington-based Syrian watchdog says thousands of documents collected from abandoned Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar Assad’s security agencies, offering a rare glimpse into the inner workings of h...
2019-05-21 14:31

Sudan's government is minimizing the death toll in the Khartoum attack Two state agencies have a different, smaller, number of protesters killed than an independent panel’s countDeath tolls can be hard to calculate. Violence, whether it’s natural or manmade, can create chaos that makes counting difficult. And we rarely ...
2019-06-16 08:30

Exclusive: Thousands of security flaws found on UK government websites The Wannacry attack locked down NHS computers in 2017. Now an investigation has uncovered thousands of unpatched vulnerabilities on UK government websites...
2019-05-21 14:32

Italy junior minister quits, avoiding government clash An Italian junior minister from the right-wing League party resigned on Thursday after being found guilty of embezzlement, defusing a potential flashpoint for the fractious coalition government....
2019-05-30 18:01

Bengal Doctors' Strike Worsens, 9-To-9 Shutdown At Government Hospitals Health services in Bengal may be headed for a total shutdown today as senior doctors at the state-run hospitals join the protest called by the junior doctors. Services at the state-run institutions......
2019-06-12 07:30

Hong Kong authorities shut government offices due to protests Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-13 03:15

Arun Jaitley Tells PM He Can't Be In New Government. Read Full Letter Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will not be part of the new government, citing his health as the reason behind his request....
2019-05-29 13:45

Brazilians' view of Bolsonaro government dims further, survey shows More Brazilians disapprove of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government than those who approve, a survey on Friday showed, the first time this has happened since the former Army captain was sworn into office on January 1....
2019-05-24 15:45

UK government directs £4.6 million to tackling illegal wildlife trade Efforts to disrupt grey parrot trade in Cameroon and reduce demand for turtle products in Nicaragua are among 14 projects to win funding from the UK government...
2019-05-21 15:00

Betsy DeVos used personal email for government business: Feds In total, investigators said they identified six emails sent by DeVos on private accounts, including five that involved official agency business. The inquiry concluded that there was no evidence of "active or extensive" use of DeVos' personal account...
2019-05-21 14:45

Mexican steelmaker AHMSA says accounts 'improperly' frozen by government Altos Hornos de Mexico, one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, said on Monday that the Finance Ministry's Financial Intelligence Unit had "improperly" frozen its bank accounts....
2019-05-28 01:30

"Mamata Banerjee's Government Won't Survive Till 2021": BJP Leader Mamata Banerjee's government in Bengal will not complete its full term till 2021, a BJP leader predicts after the national election, in which his party has registered significant gains at the cost of......
2019-05-29 09:30

Maoist rebels attack Indian government forces, wounding 11 PATNA, India (AP) — Police say Maoist rebels have triggered a blast in eastern India, wounding eight paramilitary soldiers and three police officers carrying out a search operation in a forested area. Police officer D.K. Pandey says the wounded soldi...
2019-05-28 10:30

U.S. Government Denies Tesla and Uber Chinese Tariff Exemptions The U.S. is doubling down on its refusal to exempt Tesla’s and Uber’s request to dodge a 25 percent tariff on key parts for its electric cars and entire e-scooters because they are coming from China....
2019-06-14 00:45

Greek PM to propose early vote on July 7: government spokesman Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants a snap poll to take place in early July to avoid disrupting university entrance examinations, the government spokesman said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 20:15

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires government minister Santos Cruz Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday replaced his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, the presidential spokesman said....
2019-06-14 03:00

Dalai Lama, Tibetan Government In Exile Congratulate PM Modi Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on the "sweeping victory" in the Lok Sabha elections....
2019-05-25 02:45

Realty Developers Ask Government For Early Resolution Of Liquidity Crisis The liquidity crisis became apparent after infrastructure lending major IL&FS in September defaulted on few of its commercial papers, which impacted several segments, including the real estate......
2019-05-26 17:30

Meeting between envoys for Venezuela's government, opposition ends with no deal A mediation meeting between Venezuela's government and the opposition has ended without an agreement as Norway holds talks aimed at resolving both sides' long-running conflict, opposition leader Juan Guaido's office said on Wednesday....
2019-05-29 22:30

Mexico's Pemex graft sting threatens to engulf former government The impact of a first major anti-corruption drive by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spread deep into the political class on Wednesday as the probe threatened to involve top officials in the last government, including the president....
2019-05-29 22:30

Netanyahu scrambles for allies as deadline to form government looms Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrambled to cobble together parliamentary support for a coalition on Wednesday, just hours ahead of a deadline to form a new government or face the possible end of his decade of combative leadership of Israel....
2019-05-29 22:30

Turkey says Syrian government forces attacked its observation point Syrian government forces have attacked a Turkish observation point in Syria's Idlib province, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, in what it assessed to be a deliberate attack involving 35 mortar shells....
2019-06-13 10:45

Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government Nearly 4,800 accounts taken down by microblogging platformStep aims to prevent election interference and misinformationTwitter has removed nearly 4,800 accounts with ties to the Iranian government in a continuing effort to prevent election interferen...
2019-06-14 00:45

Bengal Government Reinstates Top Cops Transferred By Election Commission The West Bengal Government has reinstated Anuj Sharma as Kolkata Police Commissioner and other top police officers who were transferred by the Election Commission (EC), according to an official......
2019-05-27 16:00

Pompeo says Huawei CEO lying over ties to China government: CNBC U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government, and he believed more American companies would cut ties with the tech giant....
2019-05-24 04:15

Trade-war crop rout imperils government's bid to revive economy President Mauricio Macri needs a bumper fall harvest worth more than US$20 billion in export revenue to pick the economy off the floor and give him fuel for a re-election campaign....
2019-05-21 14:38

| Crisis Group urges 'dialogue' between Mali government, jihadists Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group think tank suggests....
2019-05-29 17:15

Government Cuts Employees' State Insurance Contribution Rate To 4% The reduced rates will take effect from July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Labour said in a release. It would benefit 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakh employers....
2019-06-14 06:30

How 'document hunters' spirited thousands of government files out of Syria Col. Anwar R. worked for Syria's intelligence services until he defected in 2012. He fled to abroad, but eventually his history caught up with him. He's one of the first big catches for investigators who have smuggled hundreds of thousands of governm...
2019-05-28 15:15

| WATCH: India's Modi sworn in ahead of unveiling new government India's prime minister Narendra Modi has launched his historic second term at a solemn ceremony in front of cheering supporters, as he prepared to unveil a drastically revamped Hindu nationalist government....
2019-05-31 03:30

Government to start posting list of troubled nursing homes WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it’ll start posting a list of some 400 troubled nursing homes , in a turnabout days after senators publicly released the “secret” document , along with a report questioning oversight of poor-qua...
2019-06-05 22:30

Queensland government workers exposed to 'gene-altering' chemical Exclusive: Medical experts say exposure to toxic fumigant EDB in fruit fly eradication program ‘likely’ to have caused illnesses • How Queensland government workers paid the price for fruit fly eradicationQueensland government biosecurity workers wer...
2019-06-04 01:30

UK government security decisions can be challenged in court, judges rule Supreme court says GCHQ’s hacking powers should be subject to judicial reviewGovernment security decisions will in future be open to challenge in the courts after judges ruled that a secretive intelligence tribunal could not be exempt from legal acti...
2019-05-22 00:45

Climate change lawsuit against US government faces major hurdle PORTLAND, Ore. — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say US energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward. Thre...
2019-06-05 00:15

Leader of Merkel's Coalition Partner Resigns, Shaking Government The future of Angela Merkel’s government was thrown into doubt after the chairwoman of the German Chancellor’s junior coalition partner resigned following the party’s worst-ever election result a week ago....
2019-06-02 13:15

German Government Sways After Social Democrat Leader Quits BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Sunday to continue with her government after the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, a junior partner in the coalition, resigned following a series of disappointing election results. In a s...
2019-06-02 23:15

Peru Congress debates ahead of confidence vote on government Peru's Congress was headed toward a confidence vote on the government on Tuesday that was summoned by President Martin Vizcarra in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass his anti-graft proposals....
2019-06-04 22:45

Moldovan parties agree to form government after months of deadlock Moldovan parties on Saturday agreed to form a government and appoint Maia Sandu, a former education minister and World Bank adviser, as prime minister with a mandate to curb the power of oligarchs in one of Europe's poorest countries....
2019-06-09 01:15

| Australia's conservatives secure majority government, projections show Australia's ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected....
2019-05-21 21:30

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore's Government Computers Hostage, and It's Not Even Close to Over On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers clai...
2019-05-23 05:30

Issue White Paper On Goa Finances: Congress To BJP-Led State Government The Goa Congress Sunday demanded a white paper on the coastal state's financial condition against the backdrop of the BJP-led government deciding to sell bonds worth Rs 100 crore....
2019-06-09 18:45

Italy: Conte threatens to quit unless government solves spat The populist coalition governing Italy must put internal differences to one side, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned. If it doesn't, the country may face early elections....
2019-06-03 23:45

German government wobbles after Social Democrat leader quits German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to continue with her government after the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, a junior partner in the coalition, resigned following a series of disappointing election results...
2019-06-02 19:00

US accuses Syrian government of fresh chemical weapon attack State department says it will respond ‘quickly and appropriately’ if use of chlorine is provenThe US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on Sunday in the north-west, warning...
2019-05-22 08:45

Government Invites Application To Make Manpower Arrangement For Lokpal The government has invited applications for the post of consultant in anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal to help it in its work, an official said today....
2019-06-06 12:45

UPDATE 1-Mexican government sanctions two former senior Pemex executives Mexico's government announced on Wednesday it had sanctioned two senior executives at state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) from the previous administration, saying public funds had been misused in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal....
2019-05-22 21:15

U.S. Government Bonds Decline as Investors Watch for Trade Signals U.S government-bond prices fell after the White House said it would grant temporary exemptions to an export blacklist against Huawei Technologies, raising hopes of a thaw in trade tensions....
2019-05-22 04:15

German government's work continues despite SPD leader's resignation: spokesman German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government continue to work earnestly and with full awareness of their responsibility despite the crisis precipitated by the resignation of a coalition party leader, a government spokesman said....
2019-06-03 13:45

Observers: Syria rebels repel government forces in northwest Syrian armed opposition and a war monitoring group say insurgents have launched an offensive against government forces on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria....
2019-06-06 18:45

Lock Her Up! Betsy DeVos Used Her Personal Email for Government Business Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, aka America’s most sinister church bake-goods saleswoman, used her email occasionally for government business and hasn’t saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday....
2019-05-22 02:45

Austria's caretaker government assumes power after video scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has vowed that his new Cabinet will probe the contents of the controversial video. But the government is already facing a no-confidence vote and may not survive next week....
2019-05-22 22:45

Huawei founder says U.S. government is underestimating company: state media The U.S. government's temporary easing of trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies bears little meaning on the company as the Chinese firm has made preparations, Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei told state broadcaster CCTV on Tuesday in an interview....
2019-05-22 02:00

County Government Council Meetings To Discuss E-Scooter Ordinance LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)–E-scooters are a topic of conversation at Lexington-Fayette Urban County  Government Council meeting. To help traffic congestion, electric scooters are being used in cities across the country, but cities like Nashville a...
2019-06-07 00:30

Hungarian government submits bill to tighten grip over scientists Hungary's government is moving to tighten its grip on the research institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, despite protests by scientists against political control of the academy....
2019-06-05 13:15

Revealed: Trudeau government welcomed oil lobby help for US pipeline push Canadian government viewed Trump’s election as “positive news” for Keystone XL and energy industryThe Trudeau government treated Donald Trump’s election as “positive news” for Canada’s energy industry and welcomed the help of Canada’s main corporate ...
2019-05-21 21:01

Climate change lawsuit vs. US government faces court test PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forwar...
2019-06-04 20:15

BJP To Find "Alternative" If Karnataka Government Fails: Sadananda Gowda The BJP as the single largest party in Karnataka would find an "alternative" if the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition collapses on its own, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda......
2019-06-04 11:15

Government watchdog finds 'dangerous overcrowding' at U.S. border facility The internal watchdog for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has urged officials to take immediate steps to alleviate "dangerous overcrowding" after it found some adult detainees being held in "standing-room-only conditions" for days or w...
2019-05-31 23:15

UPDATE 1-Amazon embraces U.S. government business, despite occasional controversy The head of Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales....
2019-06-11 07:15

A Nursing Home Chain’s Collapse Leaves the Government on the Hook The failure of the Rosewood Care Centers is the biggest default in the history of a little-known program that underpins 15 percent of the nation’s nursing homes....
2019-05-31 14:45

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an “encouraging reduction” in the level of abuse since 2016. ...
2019-05-21 19:15

6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on so...
2019-05-22 12:30

Spanish court halts government plan to exhume Franco Spain’s Supreme Court is temporarily halting the government’s plan for relocating the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco to a discreet tomb next week because judges need time to decide on appeals by the dictator’s descendants...
2019-06-04 14:15

Hungary’s Far-Right Government Has Been Getting a Boost from President Trump Ahead of E.U. Elections For months, the European Union’s leaders have waged a fierce battle against Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. They have accused him of targeting minorities and opposition media, and threatened to withdraw Hungary’s votin...
2019-05-22 13:15

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo The DR Congo has a new Prime Minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents; and what can Congolese expect of him?...
2019-05-21 17:45

Virginia Beach: 'multiple injuries' in shooting at government building Shooter has been taken into custody, police sayIncident occurred in municipal centerPolice in Virginia Beach reported “multiple injuries” in a shooting at a government building on Friday afternoon. The suspect was taken into custody.Announcing an “ac...
2019-06-01 00:01

Lawmakers Are Accusing the Government of a Cover Up in Another Migrant Child's Death A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died while in U.S. custody last September, according to CBS. The girl is the sixth migrant child who has died after being detained by the U.S. since last autumn. Her death had not been previously reported....
2019-05-23 09:45

Dutch government proposes minimum price for CO2 emissions from 2020 The Dutch government on Tuesday proposed a law that would set a minimum price for carbon dioxide emissions by electricity producers from January 2020....
2019-06-04 20:01

Defying critics, outgoing Greek government picks top judges Greece’s outgoing government has defied opposition critics by appointing new judges to the country’s supreme court, weeks before a July 7 general election...
2019-05-31 18:30

Kerala Student, 23, Infected With Nipah, Confirms Government: 10 Points A 23-year-old college student, admitted in a private hospital in Kerala's Ernakulam, has tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus, which killed 17 people in the state last year. The National......
2019-06-04 11:15

Exclusive: Zambian government has no plans to seize First Quantum - sources Zambia has no plans to seize the assets of Quantum Minerals Ltd and the copper producer intends to stay in the country despite the government's move to wrest control of a rival miner, government and industry sources told Reuters....
2019-06-11 12:45

South African government sued over coal and industrial air pollution South Africa's government has failed to tackle high air pollution levels in an area which is home to coal-fired power stations and refineries, a lawsuit filed by environmental and community groups says....
2019-06-11 02:15

At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns Latest deaths, including an Irish climber, come as others report ‘insane’ delays at the peakFour more deaths have been reported on Everest as concerns grow about the risks posed by the severe overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain this year.Kev...
2019-05-24 21:30

Two Top Uber Executives Out Amid Shakeup Uber’s operating and marketing chiefs are both leaving the ride-hailing giant, less than a month after its disappointing initial public offering, as Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi says he wants more direct control....
2019-06-08 00:45

| Far-right breakthrough amid big turnout in EU vote French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron as Eurosceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election....
2019-05-27 02:45

Bengal Government Forms Panel To Probe Destruction Of Vidyasagar Statue The West Bengal government has formed a five-member committee to look into the desecration of the bust of Vidyasagar during a BJP rally in the city earlier this month, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee......
2019-05-28 10:45

Amazon will continue selling facial recognition tech to government agencies Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2...
2019-05-27 20:15

French government hopes to ban supermarkets from destroying unsold non-food items France is examining legislation banning supermarkets and producers from destroying unsold non-food items, said Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday, as governments around the world look to cut down on waste and protect the environment....
2019-06-04 20:01

The DOJ will police Apple in the federal government's new tech antitrust push (AAPL) Getty In what's been a tidal wave of potential tech antitrust action, Apple has been added to the list of major tech companies that may soon be investigated by the federal government, according to Reuters. Reuters said on Monday that the Justice De...
2019-06-05 18:45

Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the ...
2019-06-15 22:15

Italy's League using building code to sink government: transport minister Italy's ruling League party is using its planned amendments to a new building code in order to bring down the governing coalition, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 09:30

China smog hotspot Hebei meets air standard for first time in May: government China's smog-prone province of Hebei, the country's biggest steel producing region, met a national air quality standard for the first time last month, its environment bureau said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 13:45

Teen activists face US government in crucial hearing over climate trial The suit accuses the federal government of violating young people’s constitutional rights by contributing to the climate crisisTwenty-one youth activists will face off with the US government in an Oregon courthouse on Tuesday, where their attorneys w...
2019-06-04 14:15

Italian government might ask for symmetry with Paris in FCA-Renault merger - League lawmaker Italian government will defend national interest in the FCA- Renault merger and might ask for a stake in the new global automaker to match French state holdings, a prominent League ruling party lawmaker said on Monday....
2019-05-27 15:45

Centre Seeks Report From Bengal Government On Political Violence: Sources A week after it issued an advisory to the West Bengal government to contain the political violence that has kept the state on the edge since before the national elections, the centre has sought a......
2019-06-15 16:00

Opinion: EU election result spells an uncertain future for the German government In Germany, at least, Europe-friendly parties are the winners of the EU vote. However, the SPD's defeat is so devastating that it puts Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition in danger, writes DW’s editor-in-chief, Ines Pohl....
2019-05-26 22:45

Exclusive: Idlib government chief urges defense against Assad attack Russian-backed Syrian government forces will be able to advance all the way to the Turkish border if they pierce rebel defenses in the northwest, a top opposition official said, urging Turkey to do more to shield the area from a major attack....
2019-05-27 17:45

The Federal Government Is Still Trying to Kill Young Activists' Climate Change Lawsuit Climate change, which may actually end us all much sooner than anticipated, will nevertheless have the biggest adverse effect on the generation of kids growing up now. So obviously, the federal government is trying to disappear a lawsuit filed by a g...
2019-06-05 06:45

Syrian government steps up air strikes in northwest, seizes small town Syrian government forces pounded positions in the northwest of the country on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the heaviest day of air strikes since launching a major campaign against the rebel-held territory nearly four weeks...
2019-05-26 21:45

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Invites Pema Khandu To Form Government Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra on Monday invited BJP leader and chief minister-designate Pema Khandu to form the next government in the state, sources in the party said....
2019-05-27 20:15

Centre Asks Government Departments To List Special Appointments On Website All central government departments have been asked to make public the details of compassionate appointments under consideration on their website, a senior official said Tuesday....
2019-05-28 10:45

Israel faces prospect of new elections as Netanyahu struggles to form government Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs Avigdor Liberman, his former defense minister with whom the Israeli leader has had a tempestuous history, to form a majority after coming out ahead in last month's elections....
2019-05-28 15:15

UPDATE 2-Mexico's Pemex graft sting threatens to engulf former government The impact of a first major anti-corruption drive by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spread deep into the political class on Wednesday as the probe threatened to involve top officials in the last government, including the president....
2019-05-29 23:15

In jolt To Sharad Pawar, Government Stops Dam Water Diversion To Baramati The Maharashtra government has decided to stop diversion of water from a dam to Pune's Baramati area, the bastion of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, and move the supply to some of the state's scarcity-hit......
2019-06-13 09:45

| WATCH: Hong Kong government will not withdraw extradition bill: leader Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader has said she had no plans to withdraw a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal....
2019-06-10 07:30

Israel faces second election in months as Netanyahu fails to form government Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30 05:01

Israel to hold second election after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form new government Benjamin Netanyahu appeared headed for a record fifth term as Israel's prime minister just six weeks ago. But the conservative Israeli leader's future is now in doubt after he was unable to form a governing coalition.    ...
2019-05-30 05:30

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then the government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
2019-06-10 08:15

Israel calls snap vote after Netanyahu fails to form government Israel is to hold its second election this year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30 07:30

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
2019-06-10 13:01

95 people massacred and 19 missing in Mali village "terrorist" attack, government says Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in an ethnic Dogon village in the latest massacre to destabilize central Mali, government officials said.        ...
2019-06-10 21:45

Government To Present Full-Year Budget On July 5: Farm Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government stepped up farm support and reduced the tax burden for the middle class in its interim budget in February, which was presented ahead of the elections which......
2019-05-31 18:45

At Least 95 People Killed During Overnight Massacre in Central Mali, Government Official Says (BAMAKO, Mali) — Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in an ethnic Dogon village overnight in the latest massacre to destabilize central Mali, a government official said Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the att...
2019-06-11 00:15

New Zealand court orders government to reconsider first China extradition decision New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the government to reassess its decision to extradite a man to China to face murder charges due to human rights risks....
2019-06-11 06:45

Editor in Chief of Major News Website Just Learned How the U.S. Government Works Imagine, if you can, becoming the GLOBAL EDITOR IN CHIEF of Business Insider (and INSIDER, a venture I still couldn’t define for you) without knowing one of the most basic facts about how American government works....
2019-05-30 19:30

More than half of opioid abusers are also binge drinkers, government data shows More than half of opioid abusers are also frequent binge drinkers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report Tuesday that highlights the case for stemming alcohol abuse to curb the opioid epidemic....
2019-06-11 10:15

No Mention Of File Number: Madhya Pradesh Government Tells RTI Applicant The Madhya Pradesh government has asked an RTI applicant to provide details like file number and date to get information on appointments of non-government officials in the chief minister's office. The......
2019-06-09 21:45

UPDATE 1-Mexico president's Pemex sting threatens to engulf former government The impact of a first major anti-corruption drive by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spread deep into the political class on Wednesday as the probe threatened to involve top officials in the last government, including the president....
2019-05-29 21:00

Australia to achieve 50% renewables by 2030 without government intervention, analysis finds RepuTex modelling suggests surge in state schemes and rooftop solar will reduce wholesale prices, making gas- and coal-fired power less competitive Australia is on track to achieve 50% renewable electricity by 2030 even without new federal energy pol...
2019-05-28 20:45

Israel Edges Toward Snap Elections as Netanyahu Struggles to Form Government Israel moved closer to snap polls as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggled to form a government from a fractious group of secular and religious parties after April’s elections....
2019-05-28 21:00

Danish leader sees slow talks to form government after vote win The leader of Denmark's Social Democrats said on Thursday she would launch talks to form government, although she expected it would take time, after a center-left election victory put her on course to become the country's youngest ever prime minister...
2019-06-06 17:15

Government watchdog: Trump aide Conway should be fired for political comments A U.S. government watchdog agency on Thursday recommended Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, be fired for repeatedly violating U.S. law with political comments while serving in the White House....
2019-06-13 19:15

| Malawi president accuses opposition of wanting to 'overthrow government by force' Malawi President Peter Mutharika accused the opposition which has rejected the outcome of last month's election of wanting to "overthrow the government by force"....
2019-06-07 21:30

Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds....
2019-06-13 15:45

Finland's center-left coalition concludes talks to form new government Five center-left parties concluded talks on Sunday to form a new government in Finland, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne, set to become the first leftist prime minister for 20 years, said on Twitter....
2019-06-02 21:30

After Fiat-Renault Merger Implodes, Fingers Point to French Government Talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault to create one of the world’s largest automakers ran into a familiar problem in France: the government itself....
2019-06-07 00:30

Finland's center-left coalition concludes government talks: PM candidate Finland's center-left coalition partners on Sunday concluded their talks to form a new government, the chairman of Finland's election-winning Social Democrats Antti Rinne said on Twitter....
2019-06-02 19:30

Modi Government Working To Digitally-Empower Country By 2022: Ajit Pai India is pursuing bold strategies to achieve the ambitious goal of universal Internet access by 2022, a top Indian-American official has said, highlighting the challenges in building broadband......
2019-06-13 15:15

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form new government Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is at stake as he has until midnight to form a coalition government. If the premier fails, he is expected to push parliament to hold snap elections....
2019-05-29 16:15

Tinder required to provide user data to Russian government: report The Russian government on Monday reportedly announced that the dating app Tinder is required to release user data to state intelligence agencies in an effort to control online activity....
2019-06-03 21:15

China condemns violent behavior in Hong Kong, supports government China's foreign ministry said on Thursday the central government strongly condemns the violent behavior of protesters in Hong Kong and supports the government there....
2019-06-13 10:45

Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut down Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people remained on the streets to protest a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators....
2019-06-13 10:45

Belgian king appoints two advisers to find path toward coalition government Following an inconclusive election that laid bare Belgium's longrunning divisions, King Philippe has asked Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and former deputy Prime Minister Johan Vande Lanotte to look into the conditions required for forming a coalit...
2019-05-30 22:45

San Francisco homeless, drug problems won't be 'solved by government', Larry Elder says The drug abuse and homeless problems in cities like San Francisco will not be solved by government actions because they are "moral" and "spiritual" problems, according to conservative radio host Larry Elder....
2019-05-21 14:31

British Steel enters insolvency after rescue talks with government fail Steelmaker directly employs 5,000 people and thousands more in the supply chainBritish Steel has entered insolvency, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and endangering thousands more in the supply chain after talks with the UK government failed to r...
2019-05-22 12:15

Baltimore: government computers crippled by attack as hackers demand bitcoin Attack on city computers prevents employees from sending email and knocked out bill pay websites, as hackers demand $76,000Hackers have seized control of government computers for the city of Baltimore, demanding ransom and leaving the city locked out...
2019-05-22 19:30

Venezuela's ambassador to Italy resigns, blaming government's lack of money Isaías Rodríguez says US sanctions against Caracas means he cannot afford to carry out his dutiesThe Venezuelan ambassador to Italy has resigned, saying his government’s financial difficulties have made his job impossible.In a letter addressed direct...
2019-05-21 15:00

Quake won't immediately change Groningen gas output plans: government spokesman A 3.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Dutch region of Groningen on Wednesday will not immediately alter current plans for gas production there, a government spokesman said....
2019-05-22 19:45

The future of Italy's coalition government remains uncertain despite reassurances from Salvini Tensions between the two parties have heightened in recent months as the campaign for seats in the Brussels and Strasbourg-based parliament has crescendoed....
2019-05-22 11:15

Government Think Tank Proposes Electrifying Motorbikes, Scooters In 6-8 Years: Report The Indian government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels....
2019-05-23 22:15

U.S. Government Admits Another Migrant Child Died Under Its Care—8 Months After the Fact The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) confirmed on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from Guatemala died while in U.S. custody last year, bringing the total number of known migrant child deaths to six in the last eight months. Democrats a...
2019-05-23 22:15

Austrian Chancellor Calls for Top Minister’s Ouster, Deepening Government Chaos Austria’s chancellor called for the dismissal of his interior minister, a member of the Freedom Party, leading the far-right party’s other ministers to quit the government....
2019-05-21 15:00

Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial A blustering bureaucrat fills a form out with your personal details and hands you a badge declaring you an inspector qualified to police Communist-run Cuba's cultural sector under a controversial new decree....
2019-05-21 17:15

German government plane 'gremlin' strikes again, delays foreign minister Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ran late for a trip to Bulgaria after a fault was found with an engine on his government plane. The aging fleet that carries top German politicians has faced a litany of problems....
2019-05-21 15:15

NITI Aayog To Submit Action Plan To New Government On Private Investment NITI Aayog is working on the economic agenda for the new government where the focus will be on achieving long term sustainable growth and boosting private investments in the country, the think tank's......
2019-05-22 23:15

U.S. states want federal government to forgive disabled veterans' student loans Attorneys general from 47 U.S. states on Friday called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to forgive more than $1 billion of student loans burdening more than 42,000 veterans who became permanently disabled through their military service....
2019-05-24 23:30

League leader says Italy government to focus on its priorities after EU vote: paper Italy's coalition government won't fall after this week's vote for the European parliament but will have "to do a number of things" which are priorities for the right-wing League party, its leader, Matteo Salvini, was quoted as saying....
2019-05-24 09:30

Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt District court judge Brian Morris rules Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences before pushing aheadA federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that the Trump...
2019-05-21 21:01

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rights violations by the nation’s security agencies....
2019-05-22 04:30

Controversy grows over PEI government’s treatment of long-time foster parents They were awarded as outstanding foster parents in New Brunswick but, after moving, and continuing to foster in Prince Edward Island, they say they've been stymied....
2019-05-21 14:45

Botswana government ends ban on elephant hunting, citing conflicts with humans The Botswana government has lifted a ban on hunting elephants, citing conflicts between humans and the gentle giants. The country is home to the largest amount of elephants in the world....
2019-05-24 02:30

New measles cases down amid vaccine push The city is gaining ground in its battle against the measles outbreak gripping Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, health officials said Tuesday — as they announced the closure of a tenth school for not complying with vaccination requirements. “We’...
2019-06-12 05:15

More patients diagnosed amid Legionnaires’ outbreak GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus. Franklin County’s health department said Tuesday that’s ...
2019-06-05 00:45