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China orders U.S. Chengdu consulate shut; protesters jeer Houston closure

Jul 24 2020

BEIJING/HOUSTON China on Friday ordered the United States to close its consulate in Chengdu in response to a U.S. order for China to shut its Houston consulate, where staff packed up belongings watched by jeering protesters amid a sharp deterioration in relations between the world's two largest economies. | Video

Anti-communist protesters heckle staff emptying China's consulate in Houston

Jul 24 2020

HOUSTON Chinese staff departed China's Houston consulate to a jeering crowd on Friday after the U.S. government ordered the building closed, calling it a hub for spying on American companies and researchers.

Chesapeake Energy's bankruptcy delivers hit to reeling pipeline, service firms

Jun 28 2020

HOUSTON Chesapeake Energy Corp's bankruptcy will pile more pain onto leading energy service and pipeline companies whose revenues were already being slammed during the latest collapse in oil prices, according to energy analysts and corporate filings.

Virus surges in U.S. South, West; Pence cancels campaign events

Jun 28 2020

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Five states hit record daily highs for coronavirus cases on Saturday, and Vice President Mike Pence canceled planned campaign events in hard-hit areas as the virus surged in the U.S. South and West, halting economic reopening plans. | Video

Texas mayor orders curfew, as states hard-hit by COVID-19 backtrack on reopening

Jun 27 2020

HOUSTON, June 27 A small city on the outskirts of Houston, Texas has instituted a curfew starting Saturday night due to surging cases of the novel coronavirus, the latest move by officials in some southern and western states to backtrack on their reopening plans.

U.S. court tosses $1.4 billion judgment against former Venezuelan oil minister

Jun 11 2020

HOUSTON A federal judge in Texas set aside a $1.4 billion default judgment against a former Venezuelan oil minister, ruling he was not properly notified of the lawsuit, but said the U.S. company that alleged fraud and bribery can move ahead with the case.

U.S. court tosses $1.4 bln judgment against former Venezuelan oil minister

Jun 11 2020

HOUSTON, June 11 A federal judge in Texas set aside a $1.4 billion default judgment against a former Venezuelan oil minister, ruling he was not properly notified of the lawsuit, but said the U.S. company that alleged fraud and bribery can move ahead with the case.

Protests "to change the whole wide world" following Floyd's funeral

Jun 10 2020

HOUSTON, June 10 Protesters will take to the streets across the United States again on Wednesday one day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.

George Floyd hailed as 'cornerstone of a movement' at funeral; family calls for justice

Jun 10 2020

HOUSTON George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as "an ordinary brother" transformed by fate into the "cornerstone of a movement." | Video

Americans begin to surface from isolation as states ease clamp-downs

May 02 2020

HOUSTON Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and other restrictions imposed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

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