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Trade war, Brexit stoke debt and dollar, hit stocks and sterling
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:58:36 -0400
Resurgent trade tensions, concern over the outlook for corporate America and the growing risk of a chaotic Brexit in the United Kingdom curtailed appetite for equities on Wednesday and stoked demand for "safe" government bonds.
U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:57:48 -0400
U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf.
U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:50:38 -0400
The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.
From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:35:33 -0400
When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long war with the United States.
U.S. to 'support efforts' by South Korea, Japan to end worsening dispute
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:33:45 -0400
The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.
Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:23:39 -0400
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.
U.S. judge expected to put Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' behind bars for life
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:11:56 -0400
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday in what is likely one of the last chapters in a decades-long career.
After two escapes, 'El Chapo' may go to Supermax prison to avoid a third
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:11:56 -0400
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, has escaped twice from maximum security prisons in Mexico, once by digging a mile-long tunnel from his cell.
Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:11:56 -0400
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, is expected to be sentenced to life in a U.S. prison on Wednesday.
Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:10:10 -0400
An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."