Embattled Venezuelan president offers to hold talks with opposition
Nicolas Maduro olive branch comes as opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido calls for general protests on Wednesday
Venezuela opposition urges walkouts to pressure Maduro
Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela on Wednesday, just a day after the embattled socialist administration barred Guaido from leaving the country while he is investigated for anti-government activities. The man challenging Maduro's claim to the presidency is urging ...
US considering allowing lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated properties
If Title III goes into effect, it will likely dash foreign investment that Cuba has been seeking to drum up to support its beleaguered state-dominated economy
Iran state TV’s English channel says anchorwoman held in US
A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service has been arrested by the FBI after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV's Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, comes as ...
EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing "its resources to the most significant and impactful cases." But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the ...
Trump administration considers easing restrictions on drones
New rules on flying drones at night or over crowds would eliminate need to obtain waivers in most cases
Court backs curbs on transgender military service
Federal court rules in favor of Trump policy to limit transgender service members
Trump EPA says limits on mercury emissions from coal plants not necessary
Environmentalists said the move was favorable for the coal industry and could increase health hazards
Several thousand migrant children in U.S. custody could be released before Christmas
Controversial policy required extensive background checks of all adults living with sponsors of migrant children, move could lead to faster release of migrant minors from shelters
US Advocates of Isolating Iran Say Trump’s Sanctions to Get Tougher
Sanctions hitting Iran's energy and banking sectors
As US sanctions resume, Iran starts annual air defense drill
Iran has kicked off air defense war games as the United States re-imposed all American sanctions that were lifted under the nuclear deal with world powers. State TV broadcast footage of Iranian air defense systems and anti-aircraft batteries in the maneuvers underway Monday and Tuesday across a vast stretch of the ...
US construction spending flat in September
Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government projects. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the flat reading for September followed a 0.8 percent rise in August. The strength last ...
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