Month: January 2018

Romania looks for third PM in seven months

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats met Tuesday to nominate a new prime minister after power struggles within the party forced out the impoverished EU country’s second premier in seven months.

US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America’s side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy.

FBI warned Kushner on Murdoch ex-wife: report

US counterintelligence officials warned President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch might be using their friendship to benefit Chinese government interests, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close.

UAE to file international complaint over Qatar flight ‘interception’

The UAE will lodge a complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization after Qatari jets came within little more than three kilometers of Emirati passenger flights, its civil aviation chief said Tuesday.

Bitcoin prices fall as South Korea says ban still an option

Prices of bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was still possible.

Berri calls for cancelling Oslo peace accords

Speaker Nabih Berri Tuesday called for annulling the Oslo peace accords in light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Turkey jails two for life over murder of female Syrian refugee, baby

A court in northwest Turkey has sentenced two Turkish men to life in jail over the murder last year of a Syrian woman and her 10-month-old baby in a double killing that shocked the country, media said Tuesday.

U.S. report detailing new Russia sanctions to be issued on Jan.29 – TASS

A U.S. report detailing new sanctions against Russia will be published on Jan. 29, the TASS news agency cited U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman as saying Tuesday.

EU’s ‘hearts are still open’ to Brexit reversal: Tusk

European Union President Donald Tusk said Tuesday that the bloc’s “hearts are still open” to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion that Brexit could be reversed.

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump’s first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.

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