Chinese telecoms giant ZTE is helping Venezuela build a system that monitors citizen behavior through a new identification card. The "fatherland card," already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond.
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Trump to decide on Homeland Security chief 'shortly': report
President Donald Trump said he would make a decision on the future of U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen soon, the Daily Caller reported on Wednesday, with speculation rampant he would soon replace her.
Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.
U.S. farmers scramble to contain trade-war damage, find new markets
Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four fellow farmers in greeting some unlikely visitors.
S&P 500 down for fifth day as Apple, bank stocks fall
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 dropping for the fifth session in a row, as Apple Inc continued to lead a retreat in technology stocks and financials were hit by fears that sector-wide regulations would no longer be eased.
Exclusive: Saudi Arabia's PIF eyes stake in U.S. movie studio Legendary - sources
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF is exploring the acquisition of up to a $700 million stake in Legendary Entertainment, the U.S. movie studio behind films such as "Jurassic World" and "Interstellar", according to people familiar with the matter.
Bitcoin drops to one-year low as slump persists; ethereum down sharply
Bitcoin fell to a more than one-year low on Wednesday, breaching a key support level of $6,000 and causing a wave of selling in the digital currency and other crypto assets in what has been a prolonged market slump that began early this year.
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Oilfield services company Baker Hughes , majority owned by General Electric Co , said a previously announced share offering was priced at a discount of 3.4 percent, sending shares of both companies lower on Wednesday.
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