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Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

08 January 2019 – The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.  Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number...

5 missing as US Marines crash off Japan coast

5 Missing As US Marines Jets Mid-Air Collide Off Japan Coast

06 December 2018 – A U.S. Marines FA-18 jet and KC-130 tanker plane collided and crashed off the western Japan coast early this morning, with five of the seven...

CIA lay murder blame on Saudi Crown Prince

CIA Lay Blame On Saudi Crown Prince

05 December 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump and senators were seen leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel and said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince...

Former US president George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

Former US President George H.W. Bush Dies Aged 94

03 December 2018 – George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of...

US stock indexes edge higher after a big gain

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

28 November 2018 – Stocks wobbled last night as large high-dividend stocks rose and smaller companies sank. Major indexes were coming off big gains the day before. Big health care...

Japanese government to lift age restrictions on US beef

Japan Government To Lift Age Restrictions On US Beef

15 November 2018 – A research panel of Japan’s food safety commission said today that safety would be assured even after the removal of import restrictions on U.S. beef...

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

Pompeo wants thorough Saudi probe on missing journalist

17 October 2018 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Saudi leaders yesterday to conduct a “thorough” probe into the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago....

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

15 October 2018 – Saudi Arabia yesterday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible...

Rising interest rates send US stocks crashing

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

05 October 2018 – U.S. stocks tumbled last night as this week’s spike in U.S. interest rates rippled through global markets. Investors sold high-flying technology and internet stocks and the Nasdaq...

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

03 October 2018 – Retailers sank last night after Amazon said it will raise hourly wages for U.S. employees, and smaller companies continued to stumble. Several big industrial companies rose,...