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NEW YORK, June 24 — “Tax us more!” was the message today from about 20 super-wealthy Americans who urged presidential candidates to back higher taxes on the wealthiest to confront climate change...
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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WASHINGTON, June 23 — President Donald Trump’s renewed focus on what he calls “unfair” exchange rates could presage a new global battlefield that has the potential to do great damage to the wo...
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Thousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong today to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the financial hub into a poli...
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The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Google’s YouTube violated rules about collecting data on and advertising to children, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Mexico yesterday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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JUNE 14 — I recently listened to a podcast of The Ezra Klein Show featuring United States Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren who talked about the various plans she wants to implement...
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US President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it would not happen on his watch and possibly taking away ...
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The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providi...
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WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits and other steps now restricted by Chinese law.
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ROGERS, June 5 — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting today to advocate for workers' rights as the retailer battles mounting pressure to hi...
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WASHINGTON, June 4 — Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and ot...
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Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 — The US Department of Justice is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Internet titan Google, the Wall Street Journal reported today.
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US President Donald Trump said Friday he would announce his bid to run in the 2020 presidential election next month, Anadolu Agency reported.
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Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias.
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Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc have agreed to help boost the security of Canada's October election by removing fake accounts and cracking down on bots, a top government official said.
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OTTAWA, May 28 ― Canada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement yesterday just three days ahead of US Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning t...
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Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of US President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according t...
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Videogame makers including Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc might have to block young players from buying some features or else face bans under a bipartisan measure proposed by Republican Josh Hawley.
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President Donald Trump abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers yesterday on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is eng...
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NEW YORK, May 22 — The US administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology, the New York Times reported yesterday, deepening worries...
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Accounts tagged 'hatetrump' and 'ihatetrump' are part of a coordinated campaign to undermine US President Donald Trump that has emerged on social media site Instagram, an independent study has revealed.
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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said on May 17 that a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing the sector and suggested that such a move could help rivals in China.
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WASHINGTON, May 20 — US President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agre...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said his tariffs on Chinese goods are causing companies to move production out of China to Vietnam and other countries in Asia, and added that any agreement with China cannot be a "50-50" deal.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 ― Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said yesterday a breakup of big US technology would not address “underlying issues” facing the sector and suggested that ...
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Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40 percent saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, ac...
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Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory memo that is likely to carry significant weight in a pending case against the company and could prevent drivers from joining a union.
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PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission must stand firm in restricting election campaigning by ministers, even if the Prime Minister calls for a relaxation of such guidelines, says electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0.
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TORONTO, May 15 — Mexico is closing in on a deal to repeal US President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum, a senior Mexican official said yesterday, potentially moving a step nea...
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WASHINGTON, May 15 — Drivers for ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc are independent contractors and not employees, the general counsel of a US labour agency has concluded, in an advisory mem...
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that US officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has g...
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Democrats are reluctant to impeach US President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker s...
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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Justice Department announced on Friday (May 10) it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel "Pras" Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly know...
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The US Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, and former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and for conspi...
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WASHINGTON, May 11 ― The US Justice Department announced yesterday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as ...
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The U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday it had charged former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and wealthy Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as "Jho Low," for conspiring to steer illegal foreign campaign funds into the 2012 presidential election
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Facebook Inc co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg's former college roommate Chris Hughes urged US regulators to break up the social media company in a New York Times opinion piece on May 9.
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Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes has called for the break up of the social network in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
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WASHINGTON, May 9 — Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break-up of the world’s largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York...
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A Democratic-led House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold US Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election...
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WASHINGTON, May 9 ― Under pressure from President Donald Trump, General Motors Co said yesterday it was in talks to sell an idled northeast Ohio plant to a cash-strapped electric truck-building comp...
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WASHINGTON, May 8 — US President Donald Trump said today he would be happy to keep tariffs on Chinese imports in place, adding that China is mistaken if it hopes to negotiate trade later with a Demo...
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Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users’ privacy.
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With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg met with US lawmakers on Capitol Hill on May 7 to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officials said.
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PETALING JAYA: Legal experts have questioned the likelihood of Pakatan Harapan (PH) fulfilling its pledges to limit the prime minister’s post to two terms and separate the functions of the attorney-...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's businesses lost a total of more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994, according to the New York Times, which said it obtained printouts from Trump's official Internal Revenue Service tax transcripts
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Washington: Jobs are now growing at a faster rate in Trump country than they are in the Democratic-leaning urban and coastal areas that long had been a main driver of the US economic expansion.
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Amazon.com Inc, seeking to portray itself as a job creator fuelling small-business innovation rather than an out-of-control corporate beast that needs to be tamed, said it helped mom-and-pop companies create 1.6 million jobs in 2018, up from 900,000 the year before.
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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.
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MEXICO CITY, April 30 — Mexico’s Senate approved a bill to strengthen the rights of trade unions yesterday, one of the final steps towards enacting a law that Democratic US lawmakers have insisted...
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Amazon.com Inc topped its own previous record on lobbying in the first quarter as it came closer to winning a controversial US$10bil (RM41.31bil) Pentagon cloud contract and outspent Alphabet Inc’s Google for the first time in more than a decade.
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US House Democrats are divided over whether to proceed directly to impeach President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, but they can still hold Trump accountable without...
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Mexico said on Saturday it had “deep concern” about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citi...
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Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, US state of Indiana, officially announced his presidential bid on Sunday, reported the Xinhua news agency.
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WASHINGTON, April 12 — The head of the International Monetary Fund yesterday panned an idea gaining currency in US left-wing circles that Washington could borrow much more aggressively without harmi...
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US Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the “black box“ of tech companies’ artificial intelligence much the same way the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks.
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Republican senators on April 10 said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution.
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CROSBY, April 11 — In the US oil heartland yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the signing of two executive orders to accelerate the construction of oil and gas pipelines, dismaying environm...
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In a sharp turnaround from past elections, the country's largest tech firms have emerged as some of the biggest boogeymen of the 2020 Democratic primary, with candidates vowing to crack down on or even break up companies that the party's past White House hopefuls once pointed to as icons of American ingenuity.
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WASHINGTON, April 10 — President Donald Trump will issue two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub today seeking to speed gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he l...
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Prospects for a national US law to protect consumers’ online data are looking brighter.
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NEW YORK, April 9 — The US economy is strong and Wall Street has reformed practices that contributed to the financial crisis a decade ago, chief executives of some of the largest US banks said in pr...
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The world's major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October's elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabinet minister in charge of ensuring a fair vote said on April 8.
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The world’s major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October’s elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabin...
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WASHINGTON, April 5 — US President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to impose tariffs on car imports from Mexico unless it does more to stop illegal migrants and drug trafficking, his latest warnin...
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A Connecticut woman said Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, becoming the second person in three days to accuse the former vice president of...
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NEW YORK, March 29 — Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan, who became the target of criticism over the handling of a damaging scandal, is stepping down from his post “effective immediately”, th...
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Civil society organisations providing humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees are being targeted as the world faces a crisis of global compassion.
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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, and did not present enough evidence to warrant charging Trump with obstructi...
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US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed 'caliphate', but the jihadists remain a threat from sleepe...
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WASHINGTON, March 20 — The White House yesterday predicted brisk US growth of about three per cent would continue for more than a decade if Congress enacts President Donald Trump’s economic agenda...
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British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union, setting the stage for Prime Minister Theresa May to renew efforts to get her divorce dea...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia can use the returning Islamic State (IS) recruits to study the mindset of militants, said counterterrorism expert Andrin Raj.
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Malaysians who had joined terror groups abroad and their families will be allowed to return home, provided they agree to undergo one-month rehabilitation programme run by the government, the police sa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 ― Malaysians who left the country to fight for global terror network Islamic State (IS) can now return if they are willing to meet the government’s conditions, Counterterror...
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Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining residents of its cold, besieged encampment to m...
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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as go...
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KUALA LUMPUR: As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) crumbles, some Malaysians who went to fight for the terror organisation in Syria and Iraq want to return.
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Instagram co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom said the government should decide what problem it’s trying to solve before it moves to break up giant tech companies.
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Facebook on March 11 pulled and then later restored ads by Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren calling for tech giants to be broken up.
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NEW YORK, March 12 — The New York attorney general's office is looking into ties between Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank and several Trump Organisation projects, the New York Times reported late ye...
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The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines je...
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LETTER | Anyone who calls himself or herself a feminist, claims to be concerned about the welfare and rights of women, or holds a portfolio that involves the welfare of women must uphold the rights of...
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NEW YORK, March 10 — With an increasing number of US businesses no longer accepting cash, Philadelphia — the City of Brotherly Love — is taking a stand to protect the so-called “unbanked” an...
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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) paused military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants holed up in the group's final enclave in eastern Syria, expecting more civilians to be evac...
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WASHINGTON, March 9 — When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday, official Washington will likely have a quick look, shrug and move on, marking another stage in the quiet...
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NEW YORK, March 8 — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if elected US president to promote competition in the tech sector.
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From breaking into computers to paying for a megaphone, Russian efforts to undermine the US political system have been spelled out in detail by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has described an ela...
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Some of US President Donald Trump’s closest advisers, including his daughter Ivanka, were missing from a list of people that Democratic lawmakers sought documents from on Monday for a corruption inv...
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NEW YORK, March 3 — Long out of favour in the United States, the idea of taxing rich individuals and corporations to pay for healthcare or to combat inequality is gaining ground among Democratic pol...
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Michael Cohen, the former "fixer" and personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump, plans to testify on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time about a leak of emails that would hurt his Democratic ...
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The US House of Representatives yesterday voted to block the national emergency declared by US President Donald Trump regarding border security.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a summit with US President Donald Trump where they will try to reach an agreement on a North’s Korean pledge to give up its nuclear ...
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The new frontier of campaign tech is a loosely regulated world in which simply downloading a weather app or game, connecting to WiFi at a coffee shop or powering up a home router can allow a data broker to monitor your movements with ease, then compile the location information and sell it to a political candidate who can use it to surround you with messages.
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Two Democratic US senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that alleged the company scammed children into spending money on its platform.