- Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:49:03 -0400 - Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:44:13 -0400 - U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone.
- Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy: Tweet
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:44:13 -0400 - Iran said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top officials in the country permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.
- UK's Johnson warns EU against any 'Napoleonic' tariffs in no-deal Brexit
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:43:12 -0400 - Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.
- Britain's new prime minister will be announced on July 23
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:42:06 -0400 - Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday July 23, the Conservative Party said on Tuesday.
- Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:41:29 -0400 - New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.
- U.S. will keep looking to do more Iran sanctions: envoy
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:40:53 -0400 - The United States will continue with its maximum pressure campaign against Iran until Tehran changes its behavior, and will look for ways to impose even more sanctions, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told Reuters on Tuesday.
- Iran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, says foreign minister
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:40:23 -0400 - Iran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday, according to the IRIB news agency.
- AbbVie to buy Botox-maker Allergan in $63 billion deal
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:35:08 -0400 - Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan Plc for about $63 billion, grabbing control of by far the biggest name in medical aesthetics to help reduce its reliance on blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira.
- House panel seeks contempt citation against Barr, Ross over Census
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:30:26 -0400 - The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee on Tuesday moved to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for defying lawmakers investigating the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
- Turkey will lose F-35 warplane if Russia arms deal goes ahead, U.S. says
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:27:16 -0400 - The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.
- UK PM frontrunner Johnson explains his favorite pastime - making buses
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:21:46 -0400 - Britain's Boris Johnson said on Tuesday his passion is to make buses out of old wooden crates, explaining how he paints passengers "enjoying themselves" on their environmentally friendly transport.
- UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:19:00 -0400 - Britain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.
- Hong Kong activists crowdfund for anti-extradition bill voice at G20
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:15:22 -0400 - Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million ($640,606) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.
- Britain says Hong Kong fate is a litmus test for China
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:15:00 -0400 - Britain said on Tuesday the future of Hong Kong was a litmus test for China and urged an independent investigation into the violence that followed protests in the former British colony against a bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
- SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:12:49 -0400 - SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted.
- U.S. to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan in Bahrain, though details remain vague
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:06:56 -0400 - The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out.
- Bolton sees U.S. pressure on Iran leading it to new talks
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:40:11 -0400 - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton predicted on Tuesday that Washington's pressure campaign against Iran would lead it to enter negotiations.
- Turkish court releases U.S. Consulate worker from house arrest
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:33:49 -0400 - A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to release U.S. Consulate employee Nazmi Mete Canturk from house arrest on health grounds but said he could not leave the country during his trial.
- NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response
- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:31:52 -0400 - NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region.