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by | May 31, 2019 | 06:22

US national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that naval mines " almost certainly from Iran " were used to attack the tankers, and warned Tehran against conducting new operations. Iran rejected the accusation, calling it "laughable". The US has accused Tehran of being behind the at least three attacks this month, which as well as the attack on ships off the UAE and the pipeline bombing included a rocket strike near the US Embassy in Baghdad.

by | May 31, 2019 | 05:53

A Tuesday press release from the Department of Energy authorizing new natural gas exports referred to the gas as " freedom gas ", a signal of how the Department views domestic natural gas production as a tool to spread prosperity and liberty.

by | May 31, 2019 | 03:28

The president said the tariffs would be lifted "if the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico", which will "be determined in our sole discretion and judgment ". "Mexico's passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States", the president wrote in statement late Thursday.

by | May 30, 2019 | 21:27

For riders with bad scores, Uber has some tips, which include using "polite behavior, avoiding leaving trash in the vehicle and avoiding requests for drivers to exceed the speed limit". Uber is launching a campaign to educate the community about its ground rules. Uber claims the changes are to create an environment for both riders and drivers that is safe, respectful, and positive.

by | May 30, 2019 | 13:16

The motion's aim is to get the court to throw out Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act , which singles out Huawei and ZTE by name. Chief legal officer Song Liuping said yesterday that Huawei was exploring options, including "administrative and judicial means" to challenge the blacklisting .

by | May 30, 2019 | 09:26

China accounted for 80 per cent of rare earth imports between 2014 and 2017 by the United States, which has excluded them from recent tariffs along with some other critical Chinese minerals. China's Communist Party newspaper warned the United States on Wednesday that the country was ready to use rare earths to strike back in their bitter trade war, saying in an extremely strongly worded commentary "don't say we didn't warn you".

by | May 29, 2019 | 22:09

Trading in Alibaba shares averaged $2.2 billion (€1.97 billion) a day in the first quarter of this year, according to Refinitiv data, compared with the total average daily turnover on the Hong Kong exchange of $12.9 billion (€11.5 billion) in the same period.

by | May 29, 2019 | 11:26

Even after the statement from Air Canada reporting that systems were starting to come back, many passengers complained on Twitter of ongoing issues with the check-in system and the call centre. Vancouver International Airport is advising passengers to monitor the Air Canada website for flight information. "My whole day is shot tomorrow", he said.

by | May 29, 2019 | 00:33

The health and beauty chain is reviewing its portfolio of almost 2,500 shops as its USA parent company attempts to cut $1bn (£790bn) in costs worldwide, partly to offer customers lower prices and better services. A spokesman said: "We now do not have a major programme envisaged, but as you would expect we always review underperforming stores and seek out opportunities for consolidation".

by | May 28, 2019 | 23:15

FedEx has allegedly diverted two parcels destined for Huawei addresses in Asia to the United States. The Chinese telecoms giant said that FedEx had also attempted to reroute two other packages from Hanoi in Vietnam destined for Huawei's offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

by | May 28, 2019 | 21:29

Two of the dead were identified as Ondina Castro De La Cruz, 47, and Mayelin Brito-Castro, 32. One of the 4-year-old children was taken by Bennington Ambulance to the Wyoming County Community Hospital for head injuries and died about an hour later, the sheriff's office said.

by | May 28, 2019 | 20:57

Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceuticals and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter both announced the settlement Sunday in separate statements. "Teva has not contributed to the abuse of opioids in Oklahoma in any way". Nearly 400,000 people have died from an overdose involving prescription or illicit opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

by | May 28, 2019 | 20:25

The fortune of Jeff Bezos was estimated by Forbes magazine to be $131 billion this year. "My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful", Bezos wrote. "We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky breaks we can never fully understand", MacKenzie Bezos , who finalized her divorce in April and reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion, said in a statement.

by | May 28, 2019 | 19:23

While the cabinet will see some new additions, there will be plenty of familiar faces when ministers are sworn in on Wednesday, with several key MPs retaining their positions following the Coalition's successful election campaign. "Incredibly honoured to be the first Aboriginal Minister for Indigenous Australians", Wyatt tweeted. Paul Fletcher becomes the minister for communications, cyber safety and the arts, while Anne Ruston will join cabinet as the minister for family and social services.

by | May 28, 2019 | 11:08

Presidents of Sri Lanka, France, Russia and prime ministers of Israel and Bangladesh will be invited for the occasion, according to Indian media. "Government of India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member States for the swearing-in ceremony".

by | May 28, 2019 | 07:22

Northeast Police said an officer in the area heard a loud scream from across the Walmart parking lot on Friday evening. The officer responded and quickly found the cause of the scream. The man said in a Facebook post that he was bitten once while untangling the creature. "I am in no way a snake specialists or a snake charmer I was just simply offering to help".

by | May 28, 2019 | 07:17

Ralya Elementary School, 5645 School St., Haslett. A ceremony will take place at 9 a.m.at the Gary-New Duluth Veterans Memorial, Commonwealth Avenue and Stowe Street. Navy in 1978 at the age of 17 and retired as a master chief petty officer in 2009. Guest speakers Dixie Elaine Hayes from the North Yarmouth Historical Society and Joseph Reagan from Easterseals Maine will do the unveiling.

by | May 27, 2019 | 16:09

The combination would be carried out as a merger transaction under a Dutch parent company, with shares in the new group listed in Paris, Milan and NY. Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard reportedly presented plans for an FCA-Renault merger to French finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Friday. FCA-Renault, like nearly every possible automotive pairing, had been studied intermittently for years by dealmakers.

by | May 27, 2019 | 14:00

A separate source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Renault board will meet on Monday morning at 0800 local time (0600 GMT) to discuss the issue. Fiat Chrysler said Monday it is planning to merge with Renault in a deal that would create the world's third largest vehicle manufacturer. Fiat said the planned cost savings would not depend on plant closures.

by | May 27, 2019 | 09:17

Richard Yu , the head of Huawei's consumer business, said in an interview with CNBC on May 22 that the company's operating system could be ready for use in China by the end of the year, and for global markets early next year. So, to me, the card that they are going to play back that matters more to us than anything else is they (China) own rare earth. Here's a look at the Huawei product lines that could be impacted.