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Australia recognises Juan Guaidó as Venezuela president

Australia recognises Juan Guaidó as Venezuela president The Kremlin has not contacted Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and has no plans to do that, Peskov told reporters. Guaido, the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress, has won wide global support and has offered amnesty to soldiers who join him. [Full Article...]

Huawei charged with fraud and money laundering

Huawei charged with fraud and money laundering USA authorities accuse Ms Meng of playing a lead role in the scheme to use subsidiaries to conduct business in Iran in violation of USA sanctions against Tehran. The Huawei case has set off a diplomatic spat with the three nations, which has threatened to complicate ties between the United States and Canada. [Full Article...]

Half of Americans have no confidence in Trump

Half of Americans have no confidence in Trump According to the poll, only 28 percent of Americans say the nation is headed in the right direction, which is the lowest percentage on this question during Trump's presidency. The poll by ABS News and The Washington Post suggested 64 percent of Americans do not have trust in Trump to make the right decisions for the country. [Full Article...]

Saudi government to spend 100bn riyals on industry plan

Saudi government to spend 100bn riyals on industry plan The National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP), which will be inaugurated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud late on Monday, includes four domains for investment: energy , industry, mining, and logistics, said the report. [Full Article...]

Tim Marshall on the political crisis in Venezuela

Tim Marshall on the political crisis in Venezuela According to a series of video he posted on Twitter, over the weekend Maduro visited the 41th Armored Brigade at Fort Paramacay, as well as the Naval Base Agustín Armario, in the city of Puerto Cabello, located in the north-central state of Carabobo. [Full Article...]

Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

I am seriously thinking of running for president. The report has Democratic operatives anxious that such a candidacy could smooth Mr. Trump's path to reelection by siphoning votes from the Democratic challenger. "Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people a... [Full Article...]

Facebook tricked kids, parents to spend money on free games

Facebook tricked kids, parents to spend money on free games One Facebook employee, Danny Stein, wrote: "In almost all cases the parents knew their child was playing Angry Birds , but didn't think the child would be allowed to buy anything without their password or authorisation first". In some instances, the children did not even realise that they were spending money from their parents' cards. Allegedly, one employee, named in the documents as Tara St... [Full Article...]

NYC Truck Driver Comes Forward as Lone $298M Powerball Winner

NYC Truck Driver Comes Forward as Lone $298M Powerball Winner He didn't think much of it. until two days later, when a fellow trucker called him. Johnson works across the street from the gas station where he bought his ticket. "I'm rich! I'm not going to work anymore"'. As for his first purchase? His was the third consecutive New Yorker to win a 2018 lottery drawing. David Johnson, who won the December 26, 2018 drawing with the numbers 5-25-38-52-67, and... [Full Article...]

Asia stocks gain, euro struggles after dovish European Central Bank

Asia stocks gain, euro struggles after dovish European Central Bank The dollar was also helped by investors looking for safety after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States and China are "miles and miles" from resolving trade issues even though there is a fair chance the two countries will get a deal. [Full Article...]

Potential Venezuelan oil sanctions could impact Louisiana

Potential Venezuelan oil sanctions could impact Louisiana US gasoline inventories jumped to a record high in the most recent week even as refiners cut back activity, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday, while crude stocks rose sharply. Guaido is considering naming a board to state-run PDVSA's US subsidiary, Citgo Petroleum, in a gambit to generate revenue for the opposition. The U.S. [Full Article...]

California Investigation Finds PG&E Blameless In Massive 2017 Wine Region Wildfire

California Investigation Finds PG&E Blameless In Massive 2017 Wine Region Wildfire Earlier this month, PG&E announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection, which in recent days has emerged as a likely two-year process that would need to balance the claims of Camp Fire victims, company shareholders and others. Lawsuits against the company over the wine country fire, additionally, did not appear to be going away. The Tubbs Fire on October 8, 2017 burned 36,807 acres (14,89... [Full Article...]

United States gov't shutdown ends, but border issue remains

United States gov't shutdown ends, but border issue remains Trump has for two years promised his supporters a wall to stop the tide of illegal immigration coming from the USA southern border. Throughout, the two sides issued mutually exclusive demands that have blocked negotiations from even starting: Trump had refused to reopen government until Congress gave him the wall money, and congressional Democrats had rejected bargaining until he reopened gove... [Full Article...]

Oil prices slip as slowdown worries offset outlook for lower supply

Oil prices slip as slowdown worries offset outlook for lower supply Maduro gave USA diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. But fresh data on surging USA fuel stocks and worries about U.S. Mars oil's premium to benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude jumped to $7 a barrel on Wednesday, the highest level in five years. [Full Article...]

How Much Will It Cost You — Hulu Price Drop

How Much Will It Cost You — Hulu Price Drop Can Hulu Snag Some of Netflix's Subscribers? If you want Hulu's full catalog without advertising, it'll still cost you $11.99 a month. Unlike Hulu, Netflix has global reach - and with that, about 139 million paid subscribers overall . What Does the Future Look Like Now? "The extra cash will help to pay for Netflix's huge investment in original shows and films and finance the heavy debt it h... [Full Article...]

CBOE Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Application — Newsflash

CBOE Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Application — Newsflash In a statement , the SEC noted that Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. withdrew the proposed rule change to list and trade shares of SolidX Bitcoin shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust . This is one of the longest shutdowns of the United States government ever in history. Van Eck also stated that they had been in discussions with the SEC on a number of subjects - issues related to B... [Full Article...]

Australia's jobs report beats, unemployment falls to 5%

Australia's jobs report beats, unemployment falls to 5% Whilst the number of employees increased by 292,000 to 27.5 million, the number of self-employed people went up by 81,000 to 4.85 million (or 14.9 per cent of people in work). Western Australia, on the other hand, recorded the highest unemployment rate at 6.3%. Although the halcyon days of strong wage growth are unlikely to be seen for quite some time, there's very little to dislike about the De... [Full Article...]

Most TSA workers at MSP showing for work, even without pay

Most TSA workers at MSP showing for work, even without pay The airport has a staff of about 600 TSA workers who typically screen about 34,000 people per day. Representatives said employees are not able to perform critical tasks, while others are working without paychecks. "If we can get them paid and some semblance of normalcy in their lives". On Tuesday, unscheduled absences were 7.4 percent, TSA said. Across Michiana, restaurants like Chicory Ca... [Full Article...]

Popular Valentine's Day candy unavailable this year

Popular Valentine's Day candy unavailable this year The candy should be back on the shelves in 2020. According to candystore.com , the conversation hearts candy took the crown as the most popular candy for the 2018 holiday season. Sweethearts' hold some level of sentimental value for most people in the US. Everyone's favorite powdery Valentine's candy is no more. They've been a crucial part of American romance since 1866 when the Necco wafer f... [Full Article...]

Huawei will unveil world's first 5G foldable smartphone next month

Huawei will unveil world's first 5G foldable smartphone next month A charity founded by Britain's Prince Charles said on Thursday it's not accepting any more donations from Huawei, the latest setback for the Chinese telecom giant as it battles allegations it's a cybersecurity risk. "Vodafone and Huawei are long-term strategic partners that have worked together since 2007", said a spokesman by email. While there have been rumours that Huawei's next premium smart... [Full Article...]

BuzzFeed to cut 15% of jobs in latest digital-media retrenchment

BuzzFeed to cut 15% of jobs in latest digital-media retrenchment BuzzFeed is set to layoff 15 percent of its staff, The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday. It is unclear whether the BuzzFeed cuts will affect the United Kingdom arm of the company , which was founded in 2013, and laid off a third of its editorial staff in cuts previous year. [Full Article...]


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