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.
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact
with Japan, a decision that could escalate a dispute over history and trade
and undercut security cooperation on North Korea.
Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the 2020
Democratic presidential race last week, said on Thursday he will run for a
Senate seat in the state instead.
An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading
towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean.
Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order
in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewelers sought the
rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed
no sign of let-up on Thursday.
Imposing surveillance, fear and repression, Cuba helped Venezuela revamp
its armed forces and military intelligence service. Reuters reveals how two
agreements, undisclosed since 2008, let Havana remake Venezuela’s security
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell
sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a
manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward
recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to
a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 17.
U.S. manufacturing industries recorded their first month of contraction in
almost a decade amid concern about whether the U.S.-China trade conflict
would tip the economy into a recession, a private survey showed on
China has partially lifted restrictions on imports of gold, bullion
industry sources said, loosening curbs that had stopped an estimated
300-500 tonnes of the metal worth $15-25 billion at current prices from
entering the country since May.
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The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil
from global markets daily as a result of Washington’s decision to reimpose
sanctions on all purchases of Iran’s crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo said on Tuesday.
Donald Trump has once again suggested that his administration is
considering ways to deny citizenship to children of undocumented immigrants
born in the United States, which is a right laid out in the US
Syrian regime forces took full control of a key northwestern town
Wednesday, surrounding rebel-backing Turkish forces at a nearby observation
post, a war monitor said.
A Yale professor sexually assaulted five students over decades, according
to a report, which had investigated the professor’s behavior in 1994 but
failed to stop him.
A death row inmate who always maintained his innocence has been executed
for the abduction, rape and murder of a student more than 20 years ago.
Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in
the Texan city of Huntsville for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa
After nearly 18 years of conflict in Afghanistan, the situation has become
so dire that the US is negotiating to withdraw its forces from the country
with the terrorist organization it originally invaded to destroy following
the 9/11 attacks.
Beijing accused Ottawa of worsening bilateral relations after Canadian
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to stand up to China amid deepening
diplomatic and trade disputes.
Dozens of migrants who disembarked on Italy’s Lampedusa island were again
in limbo Wednesday as a European deal to redistribute them failed to
materialize and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge
fine for rescuing them.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that other countries must assume the
battle against Islamic extremists as the US negotiates a withdrawal from
Afghanistan. He also warned Europeans to take back nationals captured
fighting for the Islamic State, or he will release them back to their
Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international
nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not
tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on
Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro said he had been in
talks with the Trump administration for months, even as the US ramped up
Qantas will run test services of its planned 19-hour flights to determine
whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys.
Russia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the
International Space Station (ISS). The robot, named Fedor (Experimental
Demonstration Object Research), is the first ever sent into space by
A powerful Iran-backed paramilitary force in Iraq has said it holds the US
responsible for a series of blasts at its bases in recent weeks. Abu Mahdi
al-Muhandis said the force would use “all means at its disposal” to prevent
and deter future attacks. The US and Israel have not commented.
Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for
criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while
changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”
According to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, relationships are
incompatible if there is a $36,000 or more salary disparity between
Mid-Day Snapshot · Aug. 22, 2019
Headlines – 8/22/2019
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