- Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing JD.com CEO in rape case
- Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:58:36 -0400 - Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China's e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc.
- China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary
- Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:46:37 -0400 - China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.
- U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report
- Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:34:09 -0400 - U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West.
- U.S. arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:38:46 -0400 - U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.
- Pompeo says nothing's changed on North Korea talks: 'It'll be my team'
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:35:24 -0400 - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks.
- Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies: suicide note
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:12:08 -0400 - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies.
- Egyptians to vote on changes that may see Sisi in power to 2030
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:07:57 -0400 - Egyptians vote this weekend on constitutional changes that will potentially allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of Egypt's powerful military.
- EU's Juncker: there is still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:03:46 -0400 - There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure.
- On Good Friday, pope hears harrowing stories of human trafficking
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:50:26 -0400 - Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants, denouncing leaders with "armored hearts" who exploit their plight for political gain.
- California couple sentenced to life in prison in severe child abuse case
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:44:09 -0400 - A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after the pair pleaded guilty to charges stemming from grim, headline-making accusations they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family's home, prosecutors said.
- Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:42:57 -0400 - The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.
- Mueller report strengthens resolves on both sides of political spectrum
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:35:15 -0400 - After months as volunteer activists demanding that U.S. President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O'Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448-page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality.
- Boeing 737 MAX joint governmental review will begin April 29: FAA
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:10:44 -0400 - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that a joint governmental review of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on April 29 and will include 9 other aviation regulators from around the world.
- Top Democrats in Congress reject Barr's proposal to limit Mueller report access
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:50:41 -0400 - Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Friday rejected Attorney General William Barr's proposal to allow them access to a less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report.
- Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:49:35 -0400 - Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe's findings hit President Donald Trump's poll ratings.
- Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:25:57 -0400 - A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.
- Slain Northern Irish journalist, 29, was 'inspiring thinker'
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:25:57 -0400 - A year after moving to Londonderry, celebrated young Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee wrote about how she looked forward to "better times ahead and saying goodbye to bombs and bullets once and for all".
- Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'largest march in history' to oust Maduro
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:23:17 -0400 - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power.
- Trump lawyers reviewed Mueller report for 10 hours before it was made public
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:22:02 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyers spent at least 10 hours reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election before it was made public, two of the lawyers told Reuters on Friday.
- Man who mailed white powder to Trump's sons gets probation
- Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:59:08 -0400 - A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation after admitting he mailed threatening letters filled with a suspicious white powder to several prominent people, including U.S. President Donald Trump's sons.