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junio 06, 2015
Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two...

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Rep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. Des Moines is not located in King’s district.

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

The Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.

Brexit deal defeat makes 'softer, later' exit more likely: Goldman Sachs

Brexit deal defeat makes 'softer, later' exit more likely: Goldman Sachs

A vote in Britain's parliament on Tuesday crushing Prime Minister May's deal to leave the European Union has made a softer, later Brexit, or even no Brexit at all, slightly more likely, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday. "We think the prospect of a disorderly 'no deal'...

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to...

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Representatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 -- a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used...

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins 2020 Race for President

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins 2020 Race for President

She joins a Democratic primary field that is growing more and more crowded

Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died

Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died

Alfred K. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code using the Dine language.

U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry. "I'm looking...

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has broken a lengthy silence to hit back at criticism levelled at the Chinese telecoms giant by western countries in recent months, claiming that the firm is not aiding Beijing in espionage. Mr Ren, who has not spoken to the foreign press since 2015, said that his...

Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopened

Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopened

Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who attended the meeting, reacts to the democrats actions on 'Your World.'

William Barr defends Robert Mueller and says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Trump as next Attorney General

William Barr defends Robert Mueller and says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Trump as next Attorney General

William Barr has told Congress that he would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling from political pressure, despite his past criticism of the inquiry. Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next attorney general was grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee on...

Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online controversy

Close shave: Gillette ad sparks online controversy

A commercial for the Gillette razor brand that supported the #MeToo movement and called on men to change their behavior has triggered a heated controversy online. The broadcast of the spot, which was released Sunday and lasts just under two minutes, has earned the brand praise from those who see...

Plans revealed for a massive atom smasher that dwarfs the Large Hadron Collider

Plans revealed for a massive atom smasher that dwarfs the Large Hadron Collider

The famous Large Hadron Collider, an insanely massive particle accelerator that's helped scientists crack some of the most deeply hidden mysteries of the universe, is about to be dwarfed by an atom smasher that's much bigger and more powerful. European physicists have just unveiled their...

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase CEO, said that the partial government shutdown could sap all growth from the U.S. economy.

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow

The senior U.S. defense intelligence official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, did not predict that China's military, known as the People's Liberation Army (PLA), would take such a step but said such a possibility was the top worry as China expands and modernizes its...

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, but you might not realize it from the photos. The exterior styling is so familiar that it would be easy to overlook the extensive re-engineer...

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Snowstorms to be followed by Arctic outbreak in eastern half of nation

Following a pair of snowstorms into this weekend, the coldest air so far this winter season has its sights set on the eastern half of the nation.

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

This kid had the most relatable reaction ever

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court...

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?

What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?

The disruption triggered by the strike that began Monday in the nation's second-largest school district could set back thousands of other children with developmental disabilities who need special education and consistency, parents told USA TODAY.

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard early on Wednesday morning as security officers engaged the assailants at the Dusit Hotel on the outskirts of the city center, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper reported.

What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra

What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra

It's the return of the almighty Supra, but this Japanese car has a German flair.

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Here's some bad news for those looking forward to the season 3 premiere of “Stranger Things”: The demogorgon isn't the only thing on the rise. Netflix is planning to boost prices for all of its m...

'It is her, I 100 percent think it is her': 911 call of Jayme Closs' escape released

'It is her, I 100 percent think it is her': 911 call of Jayme Closs' escape released

Douglas County Emergency Management releases the 911 call after Jayme Closs was found 88 days after she was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin.

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

May said she was "disappointed" by Corbyn's decision and stressed that "our door remains open". Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out a "no deal" and...

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

McDonald's Corp has lost its rights to the trademark 'Big Mac' in a European Union case ruling in favour of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac's.

Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story

Correction: Venezuela-Maduro's Challenger story

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about the head of Venezuela's congress, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the family name of Juan Requesens.

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

A data connectivity issue with Southwest Airlines phones and computer systems Tuesday resulted in delayed flights to and from BWI.

Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Girlfriend to Death Has Criminal History

Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Girlfriend to Death Has Criminal History

Utah police say a man stabbed his girlfriend to death in a domestic violence incident and then turned himself in at a South Salt Lake hospital.

Poll shows federal workers don't prefer a border wall to getting paid

Poll shows federal workers don't prefer a border wall to getting paid

The president has claimed repeatedly that many federal workers directly impacted by the partial U.S. government shutdown support his demand for a border wall. But a new poll of government employees shows that few actually do.

Infiniti debuts EV concept in Detroit as precursor to first fully electric vehicle

Infiniti debuts EV concept in Detroit as precursor to first fully electric vehicle

While Infiniti was set to debut a snazzy new EV concept on Monday -- which it eventually did -- the QX Inspiration concept never actually made it to the press conference due to technical complications. Considering that this particular model's functionality turned out to be a bit unpredictable...

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

A toddler, still strapped into a car safety seat, survived a fall out of a moving vehicle this week on a Minnesota road—providing a chilling reminder of the importance of proper car seat installa...

Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

The Palestinians will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations even though such a move will be blocked by the United States, the Palestinian foreign minister said Tuesday. The Palestinians have the status of non-member observer state at the world body and full membership would...

Apple, Amazon called out for "incorrect" Taiwan, Hong Kong references

Apple, Amazon called out for "incorrect" Taiwan, Hong Kong references

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. The Chinese Academy of Social...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

PG&E ex-CEO receives $2.5 million in severance as company announces plans for bankruptcy

The ex-PG&E CEO resigned Sunday ahead of the utility's impending bankruptcy due to potential liability for its role in recent California wildfires.

You’ll want to eat this giant M&M cookie right out of the pan

You’ll want to eat this giant M&M cookie right out of the pan

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address while shutdown continues

Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address while shutdown continues

Donald Trump was told to delay his State of the Union address by the most senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday until after the government shutdown was over. Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, wrote to Mr Trump demanding that he either push back the January 29 speech or...

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched...

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