07/16/2019

Capo no more, Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ set to learn sentence

Former drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pictured in January 2016 following his recapture, faces sentencing for flooding the United States with tons of cocaine, marijuana and other drugs over a quarter century (ALFREDO ESTRELLA)Mexico City (AFP) – As a child living in poverty in Mexico, he ped

07/16/2019

New Zealand PM ‘utterly’ disagrees with Trump tweets

Ardern met Trump in 2017 and replied to his comment that she ’caused a lot of upset in her country’ by saying ‘no one marched when I was elected’ (Marty MELVILLE)Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s x

07/16/2019

Trump under fire for attacks on Democratic congresswomen

US President Donald Trump stepped up his attack on four Democratic lawmakers, saying if they are not happy in the United States, “they can leave” (Nicholas Kamm)Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday aft

07/16/2019

US judge slashes jury award in Roundup cancer case

A jury concluded that it was more likely than not that Monsanto weed-killer Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a California man (SCOTT OLSON)San Francisco (AFP) – A US judge on Monday slashed punitive damages a jury ordered Monsanto to pay in a Roundup cancer trial, saying the sum was too high

07/16/2019

El Chapo expected to get life sentence from US judge

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — seen here in a photo released in 2014 by Mexican authorities — is expected to spend the rest of his life in a US federal prison (HO)New York (AFP) – After a dramatic decades-long run as one of the world’s most notorious druglords, there is little suspense abo

07/16/2019

‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix tipped to sweep Emmy nominations

“Game of Thrones” enraged fans with its final season, but experts still expect the HBO fantasy epic to dominate Emmy nominations one last time (Angela Weiss)Los Angeles (AFP) – “Game of Thrones” and Netflix are tipped by TV industry watchers to dominate Tuesday’s Emmy nominations as Hollywood gears

07/16/2019

Fuel leak halted blastoff for Indian rocket: reports

The launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission was dramatically postponed just under an hour before liftoff (ARUN SANKAR)Sriharikota (India) (AFP) – A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said

07/16/2019

Worsening world hunger affects 821 million, says UN

A malnourished child receiving treatment at a hospital in Yemen: a UN report said more than 821 million people worldwide suffered from hunger in 2018 (-)United Nations (United States) (AFP) – More than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday —

07/16/2019

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07/16/2019

Pentagon gets 3rd acting chief since Mattis — temporarily

Mark Esper stepped down as acting US defense secretary Monday while his nomination for the permanent secretary’s job is considered in the US Senate (Chip SOMODEVILLA)Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump’s administration named its third acting defense secretary in seven months on Monday, unde

07/16/2019

UN concerned at US limits on Iran FM’s access

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, seen here in June 2019, is heading to the United Nations after the United States issued him a visa but restricted his movements (ATTA KENARE)United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United Nations voiced concern Monday after the United States imposed u

07/16/2019

Trump: a history of inflammatory and ‘racist’ statements

US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019 (Nicholas Kamm)Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump drew fresh accusations of racism Monday after he attacked four ethnic-minority

07/15/2019

Eyeing 2020 vote, Trump doubles down on xenophobic tweets

US President Donald Trump stepped up his attack on four Democratic lawmakers, saying if they are not happy in the United States, “they can leave” (Nicholas Kamm)Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump, shrugging off criticism from Democrats and even some members of his Republican Party, stepped

07/15/2019

Auto union vows to look closely at Ford-VW alliance

An Argo AI test vehicle is parked in front of the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the self-driving vehicle that will be key to the alliance with VW (JEFF KOWALSKY)Detroit (AFP) – The United Auto Workers said Monday it will take a close look at the Ford’s alliance with the Volkswagen as the

07/15/2019

Twitter revamps website in bid to mimic mobile app

Twitter is revamping its website as part of an effort to boost its user base (LOIC VENANCE)San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter on Monday began rolling out an overhauled version of its website, making it more similar to the mobile version of the one-to-many messaging platform.The revamp to the Twitter page

07/15/2019

S&P reaffirms Deutsche Bank ratings after restructuring

People leave Deutsche Bank’s Manhattan headquarters with white envelopes that are reportedly their exit papers on July 8, 2019 in New York City (SPENCER PLATT)New York (AFP) – S&P reaffirmed Deutsche Bank’s credit ratings on Monday, calling a restructuring plan “necessary,” while noting that the ban

07/15/2019

US lets in Iranian FM but limits him after sanctions vow

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, seen here in June 2019, is heading to the United Nations after the United States issued him a visa but restricted his movements (ATTA KENARE)Washington (AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was giving interviews Monday in New York after t

07/15/2019

Neo-Nazi in Charlottesville attack gets another life sentence

James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was given another life prison sentence for killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 29 others when he drove his car into a crowd that was protesting racism and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 (HANDOUT)Washington (AFP) – The American neo-Nazi who r

07/15/2019

Two alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein call on judge not to grant bail

Annie Farmer (L) and Courtney Wild (R), who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, asked a New York judge not to grant the disgraced financier bail (Johannes EISELE)New York (AFP) – Two women who said they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein on Monday called on the judge handling th

07/15/2019

Facebook needs ‘very high standard’ for Libra coin: US Treasury

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook will need to show its new digital currency Libra won’t damage the financial system (NICHOLAS KAMM)Washington (AFP) – Facebook must meet “a very high standard” before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steve

07/15/2019

Trump to congresswomen: ‘If you’re not happy here, you can leave’

US President Donald Trump doubled down on his tweets, accusing a group of progressive congresswomen of hating America (Nicholas Kamm)Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, saying if they’re not happy in the United Sta

07/15/2019

Limited hangover for AB InBev after beer IPO goes flat

The share price for the beer giant behind Stella Artois and Budweiser, AB InBev, its CEO Carlos Brito pictured in a file image, showed limited spillover from a shock decision to call time on what would have been the year’s largest stock sale (DIRK WAEM)Brussels (AFP) – The share price for the beer

07/15/2019

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Migrants being detained by Department of Homeland Security officials in June 2019 after crossing into the United States from Mexico: a new rule announced by the White House Monday says most migrants will be automatically ineligble for asylum (MARIO TAMA)Washington (AFP) – The Trump administration mo

07/15/2019

Shelters full, hopes dim for migrants in Mexico seeking US asylum

People live in tents in the crowded Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico (Eduardo Jaramillo Castro)Tijuana (Mexico) (AFP) – The giggles of children at play are about the only pleasant thing about a dark, crowded and stifling warehouse in Mexico that is home to some 150 migrants waiting