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World News6 minutes ago

Venezuelan 100 bolivar notes thrown by people in a trash bin are seen at a gas station of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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.

World News6 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

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.

World News6 minutes ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

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.

World News7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

Politics8 minutes ago

Defense attorneys Kevin Downing (C), Richard Westling (2nd L) and Thomas Zehnle speak at the end of the third day of jury deliberations in the trial against Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman who is facing bank and tax fraud charges, in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., August 20, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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.

World News9 minutes ago

A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

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.

World News14 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

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.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

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.

World News19 minutes ago

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.

World News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Palestinians react as tear gas was fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

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.

Business News24 minutes ago

Bond investors remained cautious on longer-dated U.S. government debt on Monday before the Wednesday release of the Federal Reserve's minutes on its July 31-Aug. 1 policy meeting, a J.P. Morgan survey showed on Tuesday.

World News24 minutes ago

A man looks at a picture, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion into former Czechoslovakia, placed on a street in Liberec, Czech Republic, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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.

Business News31 minutes ago

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany August 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann

Europe needs to set up payment systems independent of the United States if it wants to save the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that was abandoned by President Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.

World News34 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

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.

World News37 minutes ago

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.

World News38 minutes ago

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda attend a signing ceremony to establish diplomatic ties between the two countries, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

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.

Business News39 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

American Airlines <AAL.O> 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."

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Farmer Jan Hug controls the watering system of his apple plantation during hot weather near Guettingen, Switzerland August 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.

Technology News42 minutes ago

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two former top executives at Endurance International Group Holdings Inc for allegedly inflating operating metrics, the regulatory agency said on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

The stage from where Pope Francis will deliver mass is seen under construction in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, August 16, 2018. Picture taken August 19, 2018. Picture taken August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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.

World News6 minutes ago

Venezuelan 100 bolivar notes thrown by people in a trash bin are seen at a gas station of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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.

World News6 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

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.

World News6 minutes ago

A Russian flag is seen on a laptop screen in front of a computer screen displaying cyber code. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

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.

World News7 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Obama administration's 2015 landmark net neutrality rules and reject the Trump administration's efforts to preempt states from imposing their own rules guaranteeing an open internet.

Politics8 minutes ago

Defense attorneys Kevin Downing (C), Richard Westling (2nd L) and Thomas Zehnle speak at the end of the third day of jury deliberations in the trial against Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman who is facing bank and tax fraud charges, in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., August 20, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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.

World News9 minutes ago

A view of the newly unveiled Iranian fighter jet in Tehran, Iran August 21, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

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.

World News14 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

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.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

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.

World News19 minutes ago

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.

World News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Palestinians react as tear gas was fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

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.

Business News24 minutes ago

Bond investors remained cautious on longer-dated U.S. government debt on Monday before the Wednesday release of the Federal Reserve's minutes on its July 31-Aug. 1 policy meeting, a J.P. Morgan survey showed on Tuesday.

World News24 minutes ago

A man looks at a picture, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion into former Czechoslovakia, placed on a street in Liberec, Czech Republic, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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.

Business News31 minutes ago

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany August 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann

Europe needs to set up payment systems independent of the United States if it wants to save the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that was abandoned by President Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.

World News34 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic attends a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo

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.

World News37 minutes ago

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.

World News38 minutes ago

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda attend a signing ceremony to establish diplomatic ties between the two countries, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China August 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

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.

Business News39 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

American Airlines <AAL.O> 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."

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Farmer Jan Hug controls the watering system of his apple plantation during hot weather near Guettingen, Switzerland August 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject more help for farmers and other proposals for agriculture in a referendum next month, saying they would send food prices rocketing and hurt the economy.

Technology News42 minutes ago

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two former top executives at Endurance International Group Holdings Inc for allegedly inflating operating metrics, the regulatory agency said on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

The stage from where Pope Francis will deliver mass is seen under construction in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, August 16, 2018. Picture taken August 19, 2018. Picture taken August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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.

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