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Venezuelan streets quieter than usual after opposition strike call
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:37:27 -0400 - Venezuela's streets were quieter than normal on Tuesday, but some businesses remained open despite an opposition call for a national strike to protest economic measures announced by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:36:58 -0400 - Microsoft Corp charged that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. Senate and conservative American think tanks, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.
U.S. imposes fresh sanctions for Russian cyber-related activity
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:36:58 -0400 - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two Russians, one Russian company and one Slovakian firm for what it said were their actions to help another Russian company avoid sanctions targeting Russia's malicious cyber-related activities.
Colorado man charged in murder of family claims wife strangled kids
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:35:41 -0400 - A Colorado oil worker charged with murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters told investigators following his arrest that he killed his wife after she strangled the children, court documents showed on Monday.
Jury in Manafort case begins fourth day of deliberations
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:34:54 -0400 - Jurors began their fourth day of deliberations on Tuesday morning in the fraud trial of Paul Manafort, who ran the presidential campaign of Donald Trump at pivotal moments of the 2016 election.
Eyeing U.S., Iran says to boost military might, unveils new fighter jet
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:33:48 -0400 - Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also unveiled a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.
Actions better than words, says Russia after Trump offer
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:29:17 -0400 - The Kremlin said on Tuesday it welcomed statements by U.S. President Donald Trump indicating a desire to cooperate with Russia, but that it would welcome concrete steps to improve relations more.
U.S. officials threaten more economic pain if Russia does not change
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:28:23 -0400 - Washington is prepared to impose more economic pain on Russia if it does not change its behavior, Trump administration officials told a Senate hearing on Tuesday, as U.S. lawmakers pushed for stronger measures to counteract what they see as "malign" Russian activities.
U.S. sanctions Russian firms, vessels over North Korea oil transfers
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:23:50 -0400 - The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of U.N. restrictions.
Israeli army orders criminal inquiry into killing of two Palestinian teens in Gaza
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:20:56 -0400 - Israel's military said on Tuesday it would launch a criminal investigation into two incidents in which its troops shot dead Palestinian teenagers taking part in protests along the Gaza border.
'Punch to the face': Czechs mark half-century since Soviet invasion
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:18:56 -0400 - Fifty years ago Soviet tanks rolled into Prague to crush the Czechoslovak Communist government's democratic reforms, ushering in a bloody occupation whose lessons many Czechs fear have been forgotten.
Serbia may reintroduce compulsory military service: president
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:09:19 -0400 - Serbia might reintroduce compulsory military service, nine years after abolishing it, to help improve the combat readiness of its army in the Balkans, where tensions occasionally flare, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday.
Russian firm says it is baffled by addition to U.S. sanctions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:05:44 -0400 - The head of Russian company Vela-Marine Ltd, targeted on Tuesday by U.S. sanctions for allegedly helping another Russian company circumvent sanctions, said he did not understand why his firm was being designated.
Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:05:14 -0400 - Taiwan vowed on Tuesday to fight China's "increasingly out of control" behavior after Taipei lost another ally to Beijing when El Salvador became the third country to switch allegiances to China this year.
American cuts second U.S.-China flight; cites fuel cost, competition
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:03:52 -0400 - American Airlines is cutting a route from Chicago to Shanghai, cancelling the second direct flight from the U.S. city to China in four months, the carrier said on Tuesday, citing higher fuel costs and a "competitive environment."
Pope to meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland as scandal jars Church
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:56:58 -0400 - Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday, as scandals in several countries mire the Catholic Church in its worst credibility crisis in more than 15 years.
Trump's Fed attack sees dollar dive and emerging markets rally
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:46:46 -0400 - Critical comments by U.S. President Donald Trump about the country's central bank saw the dollar fall for the fourth straight day in its worst spell since March, boosting emerging market stocks and currencies in the process.
Exclusive: Britain extends lead as king of currencies despite Brexit vote
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:44:32 -0400 - Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world's top two financial centers even after Brexit.
Exclusive: Trump demands Fed help on economy, complains about interest rate rises
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:39:13 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was "not thrilled" with the Federal Reserve under his own appointee, Chairman Jerome Powell, for raising interest rates and said the U.S. central bank should do more to help him to boost the economy.
Tsipras declares 'day of liberation' after Greece exits bailout
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:37:35 -0400 - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.

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