Venezuela opposition urges walkouts to pressure Maduro

America 01/30/19, 00:45

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 ...

Iran state TV’s English channel says anchorwoman held in US

World 01/16/19, 10:39

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

U.S. 01/15/19, 02:34

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 ...

As US sanctions resume, Iran starts annual air defense drill

World 11/05/18, 01:51

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

Business 11/01/18, 10:18

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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