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Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:13:33 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally.
U.S. imposes sanctions on three Chinese accused of fentanyl trafficking
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:11:04 -0400
The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three Chinese men accused of illegally trafficking fentanyl, acting three weeks after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of reneging on pledges to stem a flood of the highly addictive synthetic opioid into the United States.
Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:06:51 -0400
The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer.
Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:02:03 -0400
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination.
Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:56:21 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards.
Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:52:52 -0400
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit.
Citigroup, BNP caught up in U.S. case against Huawei CFO: documents
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:52:20 -0400
U.S.-based Citigroup Inc and French bank BNP Paribas are caught up in the U.S. criminal case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, according to newly available documents.
Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:51:02 -0400
President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by canceling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff.
Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:29:27 -0400
Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as U.S. policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rates as sharply as markets were wagering.
Mexico says concerned over Trump plan for longer detention of migrant children
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:22:01 -0400
Mexico's Foreign Ministry expressed "concern" over a U.S. plan to permit extended periods of detention for migrant children and adolescents in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Trump calls Danish leader's statement on selling Greenland nasty
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:01:30 -0400
President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed offense over the Danish prime minister's statement that selling Greenland was "absurd," adding that a U.S. purchase of the autonomous Danish territory was just an idea.
Frontline view: Making the case for violence in Hong Kong protests
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:53:12 -0400
Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the city's freedoms.
Postcard from HK frontline: Why a student throws bricks at police
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:53:12 -0400
Pun, 22, was still at the Hong Kong airport on the morning of Aug. 14 after a night of clashes with police, when protesters also controversially harassed two mainland Chinese and caused all flights to be canceled for the day.
Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:39:03 -0400
Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:39:03 -0400
The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next.
Pompeo speaks with Danish foreign minister after Trump cancels visit
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:45:47 -0400
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Denmark's foreign minister on Wednesday and praised U.S.-Danish security cooperation, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a visit to the Nordic country because it rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland.
Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:43:54 -0400
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media.
Hong Kong protesters clash with police, angry at lack of prosecutions after subway mob attack
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:33:06 -0400
Thousands of Hong Kong residents held a sometimes scrappy anti-government protest on Wednesday at a suburban subway station that was attacked by a mob last month, angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence.
Target shares surge on same-day delivery boost
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:59:09 -0400
Target Corp beat expectations for earnings and raised its full-year outlook on Wednesday as its investments in same-day delivery and pick-up services increased traffic to its website and stores, sending shares 19% higher.
Wall Street rises as Target, Lowe's results point to consumer confidence
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:44:31 -0400
Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand, and held gains after minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers had debated a more aggressive interest rate cut.