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First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:02:10 -0400 - Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan.
Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:00:01 -0400 - The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.
Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:55:24 -0400 - France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday.
Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:41:36 -0400 - Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by consumer advocates and some lawmakers who called for stricter regulation.
Equifax consumers face uphill battle for claims
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:41:36 -0400 - Consumers affected by the massive Equifax Inc data breach in 2017 will not reap any windfalls from the credit reporting company's $700 million U.S. settlement announced on Monday, but may face a cumbersome process to get compensation.
Trump administration proposed rule would cut 3 million people from food stamps
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:29:30 -0400 - The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.
North Carolina 'bathroom bill' settlement approved
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:20:15 -0400 - Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.
Trump sues House panel to block it from getting his state tax returns
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:00:51 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns.
Hong Kong police criticized over failure to stop attacks on protesters
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:55:40 -0400 - Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train station over the weekend.
Horrifying moments as Hong Kong journalist live-streams being attacked
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:44:45 -0400 - A man in a pink shirt and jeans is seen hitting out at people with a stick over the barrier of a train's passenger gantry. In the next moment, he runs at the camera and starts hitting the person behind it.
'Guatemala has not been good': Trump threatens tariffs, fees on migrant cash
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:38:19 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.
Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:30:58 -0400 - Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site.
Sales to emerging markets a bright spot for Harley Davidson
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:17:06 -0400 - Harley-Davidson Inc on Tuesday reported stronger sales in China and other Asian markets and said U.S. sales should improve in the second half of the year, positive news that offset a cut to its full-year motorcycle forecast and sent shares up 5.3 percent.
Britain's new leader Johnson: 'We are going to get Brexit done'
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:16:06 -0400 - Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.
UK's Johnson poaches Sky executive to burnish business credentials
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:16:06 -0400 - Boris Johnson has poached senior Sky boss Andrew Griffith as his business adviser in one of his first appointments before moving into Downing Street, tasked with repairing relations with the corporate sector ahead of Brexit.
'Different kind of guy': Trump sees kindred spirit in Boris Johnson
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:16:06 -0400 - They have signature strawberry blonde hair styles. They like to throw rhetorical bombs with little regard for the political consequences. And they both have a celebrity style that generates headlines.
Stocks rise on upbeat earnings, sterling drops on Brexit prospects
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:57:43 -0400 - A host of strong earnings boosted U.S. stocks on Tuesday and world stocks edged higher in anticipation of central bank easing, while sterling fell after Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the leadership of Britain's Conservative Party, clearing the way for him to become prime minister.
Puerto Rico officials seek to search governor's phone amid protests, scandal
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:38:09 -0400 - Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism.
Israel demolishes Palestinian homes near West Bank barrier
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:29:48 -0400 - Israeli forces demolished a cluster of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of protests and international criticism.
Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:23:14 -0400 - More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."


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