Britain to Set Historic Brexit Process in Motion

Wall Street Journal - 11 godzin 36 minut temu
The U.K. is set to make official its planned exit from the EU, starting on an unprecedented path to reshape its relationship with its closest allies in some of the most complex negotiations the country has ever undertaken.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Planned Russian Exercises Sow NATO Worries

Wall Street Journal - 13 godzin 20 minut temu
Western military commanders are concerned that large-scale Russian military exercises near the Baltic states in September pose heightened risks for a miscalculation that could lead to a crisis, allied officials said.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

North Korean Defectors Learn Capitalism the Hard Way

Wall Street Journal - 13 godzin 32 minuty temu
Seoul helps North Korean arrivals with scant financial know-how to avoid fraudulent schemes.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Preparing New Nuclear Test

Wall Street Journal - 14 godzin 2 minuty temu
Satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be preparing to test another nuclear device as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

In Raqqa, Signs of Faltering Islamic State Rule

Wall Street Journal - 14 godzin 15 minut temu
Hundreds of Islamic State loyalists in recent days have fled the group’s de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa, where emptying streets and a lack of water and electricity point to the extremists’ crumbling control.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Swipe by Swipe, Chinese Smartphone Users Flock to Risky Investments

Wall Street Journal - 14 godzin 16 minut temu
U.S. companies have long imagined the potential of crowdsourcing, but it’s actually happening in China. A million companies in China have turned to the internet to raise money, but losses by mom-and-pop investors are piling up.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

U.K. Government Rejects Move for Another Scottish Independence Vote

Wall Street Journal - 14 godzin 49 minut temu
A vote in Scotland’s parliament in favor of pursuing a second referendum on Scottish independence was quickly rebuffed by the U.K. government in London.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Charges Against Hong Kong Activists Prompt Public Criticism

Wall Street Journal - wt., 03/28/2017 - 21:03
Criminal charges against pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, filed right after this weekend’s election, have prompted public criticism and a denial from Hong Kong’s newly elected leader that the timing was delayed to help her.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

U.S. Commander Says 'Fair Chance' U.S. Had a Role in Iraq Deaths

Wall Street Journal - wt., 03/28/2017 - 18:01
American airstrikes in Mosul likely played some part in the deaths of dozens of civilians earlier this month, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Tuesday, adding that militants also likely were using them as hostages and human shields.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Panic spreads in Iraq and Syria as reported civilian deaths rise sharply in U.S. strikes

Washington Post - wt., 03/28/2017 - 17:30
As ground forces and a U.S.-led coalition close in on the Islamic State’s two main urban bastions, families describe cowering in basements for weeks as bombs rained down around them while others desperately try to flee before an offensive begins.
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Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

Washington Post - wt., 03/28/2017 - 17:30
President Trump signed an executive order that instructs federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions and lift multiple other environmental rules. The order sends an unmistakable signal that just as President Barack Obama sought to weave climate considerations into every aspect of the federal government, Trump is hoping to rip that approach out by its roots.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

Trump administration sought to block Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

Washington Post - wt., 03/28/2017 - 17:30
According to letters reviewed by The Post, former acting attorney general Sally Yates was told earlier this month by the Justice Department that the Trump administration considers much of her possible testimony to be barred from a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege. The administration's position is likely to anger Democrats who say the House investigation is being damaged.
Kategorie: U.S. Media

With Obamacare repeal less likely, Medicaid expansion gains new momentum

Washington Post - wt., 03/28/2017 - 17:30
House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to keep pushing for an overhaul to the health-care system, but for the 19 states that never expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the calculus has quickly changed.
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