TOPNEWSBYUSA.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-06-12 05:34

Eugene Bird, diplomat who roved the Middle East, dies at 94

He spent two decade in the Foreign Service seeking to foster peace in a region that seemed forever to resist it, and later promoted a two-state solution to the Israeli-Pa...

Eugene Bird, diplomat who roved the Middle East, dies at 94

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Man 'who assaulted people in middle of east London road' dies after being arrested at ExCeL centre A man who attacked people in the street before running towards an east London conference centre has died after being restrained by security staff and police....
2019-07-31 19:00

Senate confirms ex-Air Force General Stilwell as top diplomat for East Asia The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department's top diplomat for East Asia, a post that had remained unfilled for more than two years despite major challenges in the region....
2019-06-13 22:34

US sends 1,000 more soldiers to Middle East The US says 1,000 extra troops would be deployed to counter Iran's threatening behavior. It also released images that it says provide further proof that Tehran was responsible for attacks in the Gulf of Oman....
2019-06-18 06:17

'The conflict in the Middle East is Iran vs. everyone else' Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, is a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His most recent book is "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" (2018)....
2019-06-22 09:34

Oil inches up amid Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East, but an overall weaker demand outlook kept a lid on gains....
2019-07-23 09:17

The F-35 has already freaked out Iran and changed everything in the Middle East No conversation about the world's massive political and economic changes since 2015 is complete without mentioning the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, writes Jake Novak....
2019-07-18 16:51

Turkey's Erdogan says 'never possible' to consider U.S. plan for Middle East: NTV Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was "never possible" for Turkey to positively consider the $50 billion U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, broadcaster NTV reported on Monday....
2019-07-01 05:34

US diplomacy pushing Middle East towards war, says ex-UK minister Alistair Burt sums up Donald Trump’s policy in the region as ‘hit them in the nuts first’America’s “hit them in the nuts first” diplomacy is helping put the Middle East on a dangerous trajectory towards a regional war, Alistair Burt, the UK’s ministe...
2019-05-31 14:01

Eni expands its Middle East presence with new exploration Eni reached accords for exploration in two areas of Oman, one in partnership with BP, a day after it announced new exploration in Bahrain and the UAE....
2019-07-11 16:51

Oil Jumps After Tanker Attacks in Middle East Crude prices climbed sharply after an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz, where over a third of the world’s shipped oil passes through....
2019-06-13 19:51

Can the Middle East escape its ‘1914 moment’? A single Iranian or U.S. attack by rocket, drone or limpet mine could set off a spark akin to the assassination that convulsed Europe in war in 1914, a new report warns....
2019-08-06 04:17

Trump says he will send 1,500 troops to Middle East U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East, mostly as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with Iran....
2019-05-24 19:00

Opinion: The price of the EU's inaction in the Middle East As the EU has adopted a noticeably more pragmatic stance towards Arab autocrats, shifts in the balance of power within this strategically vital region are ­triggering realpolitik, says DW's Loay Mudhoon....
2019-05-23 06:17

US Preparing To Send More Troops To Middle East: Report The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two US officials......
2019-06-18 09:17

Don't Open "Pandora's Box" In Middle East: China Warns US China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with......
2019-06-18 12:17

Don't open 'Pandora's Box' in Middle East, China warns The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark nuclear deal....
2019-06-18 08:34

Trump Sends 1,500 Troops to Middle East Because We're Not Going to War With Iran President Trump proclaimed earlier this month that he wasn’t going to war with Iran. Then, in less than fortnight, Trump is now sending some 1,500 troops to the Middle East after a series of barroom-style confrontations about who can end what and whe...
2019-05-25 00:00

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East for 'protection' against Iran Both President Trump and the Pentagon stressed that they were not seeking to engage in a military conflict with Iran. Trump has been trying to pressure Tehran into negotiating a new nuclear deal....
2019-05-24 23:34

Defense chief: U.S. may send more troops to Middle East Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the Trump administration is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to combat rising tensions with Iran....
2019-05-24 13:34

The White House's Middle East Meetup Is Already a Mess Since shortly after joining the Trump administration, Jared Kushner has made it his personal mission to solve the Gordian Knot that is the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Let’s check in on how that’s going....
2019-06-18 04:34

Stocks struggle, oil jumps on Middle East tensions European stocks lingered on Monday, hamstrung by dialled-down expectations for a larger U.S. rate cut this month, while escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted oil prices and rising fears for a no-deal Brexit haunted the pound....
2019-07-22 15:34

Iran says it won't wage war, U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, sounding a note of restraint after the United States announced more troop deployments to the Middle East....
2019-06-18 12:00

Pentagon plan could send 10,000 troops to the Middle East In a plan that is set to be presented to the White House on Thursday, up to 10,000 more U.S. service members would be deployed to the Middle East as tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high....
2019-05-23 06:00

Trump doubts U.S. needs to send more troops to Middle East President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not think additional U.S. troops are needed in the Middle East to counter Iran, casting doubt on a Pentagon plan to bolster forces in the region....
2019-05-24 01:34

Oil rises on tensions after Middle East tanker attacks Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
2019-06-17 05:17

Oil prices climb as Middle East tensions simmer Oil prices advanced on Monday as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying "significant" sanctions on Tehran would be announced....
2019-06-24 09:00

Stocks Slip Amid Middle East Tensions U.S. stocks meandered lower in quiet trading Friday as tepid economic data and rising tensions in the Middle East added to concerns over growth and trade....
2019-06-15 03:34

EU's Mogherini cautions against 'dangerous adventures' in the Middle East The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for all sides, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday....
2019-07-13 23:00

On Women’s Rights, Uneven Progress in the Middle East Saudi Arabia has lifted its restrictions on women traveling abroad, the most notable weakening yet of the country’s notorious guardianship system. It marks another advance for gender equality, more than a year after the kingdom ended the world’s only...
2019-08-02 19:51

John Gunther Dean, US diplomat haunted by Cambodia, dies WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran American diplomat who was haunted by his role in the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Republic has died. John Gunther Dean was 93. Dean’s family says he died June 6. Altho...
2019-06-11 23:17

Oil climbs as Middle East tensions offset demand worries Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday after steep losses a day earlier, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, even as concerns that slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand cast a cloud....
2019-07-20 02:34

Middle East Company Sues Nissan Over Distribution Partnership A Middle East company owned by a friend of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has sued the Japanese auto maker, seeking damages of $386 million in connection with a distribution agreement....
2019-06-18 22:51

Pentagon plan could send up to 10,000 troops to the Middle East: U.S. officials U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defences against potential Iranian threats....
2019-05-23 03:34

India sending warships to the Middle East to protect shipping The Indian Navy is sending two warships to the Gulf of Oman to protect the country's shipping in the wake of a series of attacks on tankers there in the past six weeks....
2019-06-22 00:00

How U.S. Allies in the Middle East are Responding to Rising Tensions with Iran U.S. allies in the Middle East have held back from a full-throated endorsement of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that it is “unmistakable” Iran perpetrated a June 13 attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Despite a ...
2019-06-19 01:34

U.S. Shale Producers Benefit as Oil Disruptions Plague Middle East Oil supply disruptions in hot spots around the world are putting pressure on the cost of buying and shipping crude. But the turmoil is benefiting U.S. shale producers, whose oil fields and tankers are partly filling the void....
2019-07-22 15:17

The Trump Administration has conflicting goals in the Middle East, expert says Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins ...
2019-06-15 02:34

Trump Approves Modest Increase of About 1,500 Troops in the Middle East President Trump decided to deploy about 1,500 additional American troops to the Middle East to provide protection for American service members already there, officials said Friday....
2019-05-24 18:17

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran....
2019-06-18 02:34

Trump Considering Sending More Troops to Middle East to Protect U.S. Forces There The acting defense secretary, who briefed White House officials on the military options, gave no indication of how many troops are under consideration....
2019-05-23 22:01

Sri Lanka bombings: Suspected ringleader arrested in Middle East One of the main suspects behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has been extradited to the country. More than 250 people were killed in a string of attacks at churches and hotels across the island....
2019-06-14 20:17

Kremlin calls for restraint in Middle East after U.S. troop move The Kremlin called for restraint from all sides in the Middle East on Tuesday and said it did not want to see destabilizing moves in the region after the United States announced it would deploy more troops there....
2019-06-18 12:00

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of ...
2019-06-18 03:51

A Novice Player Gets a Painful Lesson in Middle East Peacemaking Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a rough debut as Middle East peacemaker, ending the first trip by a Japanese leader to Iran in 41 years with the U.S.-Iran conflict even more volatile than before....
2019-06-14 21:51

Mnuchin defends Kushner's $50 billion plan for the Middle East Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended accusations that a U.S.-drafted economic solution to bring about Israeli-Palestinian peace has little chance of success....
2019-06-27 22:51

Europe stocks gain; oil jumps on Middle East tensions European stocks struggled higher on Monday, shrugging off dialed-down expectations for a big U.S. rate cut this month, while escalating tensions in the Middle East boosted safe-haven assets and oil prices....
2019-07-22 13:00

Why Is Trump Sending More Troops and Firepower to the Middle East? That’s Classified The Trump Administration has spent the past month ringing alarm bells over what it has called “troubling, escalatory and dangerous” behavior by Iran. Yet government officials have shown very little evidence to the American public about th...
2019-05-25 05:34

Iran Slams U.S. After Middle East Troop Buildup Is Announced Tehran responded with a threat of “two new secret weapons” after the Trump administration pushed ahead with arms sales and promised to deploy extra forces....
2019-05-25 16:01

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a solution could not be imposed on Palestinians....
2019-06-09 20:51

Oil prices ease, but Middle East tanker attacks support Oil declined on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session when prices were boosted after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude flows through one of the world's key shipping routes....
2019-06-14 03:34

Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah pledged on Friday to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as "the deal of the century."...
2019-06-01 00:51

US Blames Iran For "Blatant Assault" On Oil Tankers In Middle East The perilous contest between the United States and Iran for influence in the Middle East escalated dramatically on Thursday as two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait......
2019-06-14 05:17

Taiwan's CPC sees little impact after tanker attacked in Middle East Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said on Friday it was still accessing the damage to a tanker it had charted to carry fuel from the Middle East that was suspected to have been attacked, while the company expected little impact to its supplies....
2019-06-14 12:17

Kushner Promotes Peace Plan During Middle East Trip President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, tried to breathe life into Middle East peace efforts with meetings in Israel and Arab countries, as administration officials suggested the plan wouldn’t guarantee full statehood for Pale...
2019-08-01 18:00

Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ ignores reality in the Middle East The Trump administration's solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be unveiled later this month in Bahrain— and a critical UN program for Palestinian refugees may be at risk....
2019-06-21 12:51

U.S. envoy for Iran traveling to Middle East: State Department U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," the State Department said....
2019-06-19 22:17

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region’s oil import-dependent economies...
2019-06-14 17:01

Taiwan's CPC says naphtha tanker hit by suspected attack in Middle East An oil tanker carrying fuel from the Middle East for Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp was suspected to have been attacked earlier on Thursday, the company said....
2019-06-13 13:51

Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, Stoking Fears of Conflict Two oil tankers on Thursday morning were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial oil transport route that sits between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, echoing a similar attack last month and stoking fears about escalating tens...
2019-06-13 19:00

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. actions threaten Middle East stability U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc including Russia and India on Friday....
2019-06-14 11:00

Buttigieg: It’s ‘not a good sign’ that US is sending 1,500 troops to Middle East Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg took a swipe at White House national security adviser John Bolton as he blasted the Trump administration’s decision to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East....
2019-05-27 07:51

Iran Crisis or ‘Circus’? A Weary Middle East Wonders A sudden profusion of incidents and warnings has stirred fears that the Trump administration is trying to gin up a flawed case for war, like the Bush administration did in Iraq in 2003....
2019-05-21 14:51

Automation Anywhere sees growing demand for digital workforce in Middle East The uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or bots by businesses in the Middle East has been slow but they are on the path to make large-scale deployments, an industry expert said.Bot is a piece of software with artificial intelligence (AI) tools...
2019-07-16 16:00

US Deploys More Troops To Middle East, Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of......
2019-05-25 02:17

Jared Kushner Visits Middle East To Press US Peace Plan US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is visiting the Middle East, the White House said Tuesday, signaling a fresh push on a long promised but yet to be delivered peace plan for the......
2019-05-29 03:51

Trump Middle East Peace Plan Calls for $50 Billion in Investment The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan would marshal $50 billion in investments over 10 years for the Palestinian territories and some neighbors. The blueprint makes no mention of some of the most difficult issues of the conflict....
2019-06-23 19:51

Oil prices jump as downed U.S. drone stokes Middle East tensions Oil prices climbed around 3% on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the Middle East as a U.S. official said one of the country's military drones was shot down by an Iranian missile....
2019-06-20 09:34

Trump doubts he needs to send more U.S. troops to Middle East to counter Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he doubted that the United States needs to send more U.S. troops to the Middle East to counter Iran as he prepared to meet Pentagon officials to discuss it later in the day....
2019-05-24 01:34

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and the Middle East Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the African continent and is gearing up for an initial public offering in China. Now, its Chinese peer Vivo is...
2019-07-31 18:17

US Troops In Middle East Boost "Threat To International Peace": Iran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media reported....
2019-05-25 12:00

NYT's book on 'Trump's assault on immigration,' Kushner in the Middle East, D-Day dogs Surprise! Not. The New York Times' White House crew are going after President Trump’s immigration policy. In a Facebook brag, they announced the submission to Simon & Schuster of a new book titled, Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration H...
2019-07-15 19:34

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
2019-05-25 02:34

Oil edges higher on US inventory decline, escalating Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, extending gains as rising tensions with Iran fueled concerns about supply disruptions and as U.S. inventory data showed a much bigger than expected drop in crude stockpiles....
2019-07-24 07:00

Euromoney Middle East Awards for Excellence 2019 winners revealed Arab Bank named Middle East’s best bank in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019; EFG Hermes scoops regional investment banking award; Accad recognised for outstanding contribution to finance....
2019-06-28 10:17

U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
2019-05-24 23:51

Japan won't contribute ships to U.S. Middle East maritime force: Mainichi Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from Iran, but it may send patrol aircraft, said the Mainichi newspaper, citing unidentified government sources....
2019-08-02 07:00

Trump's Middle East envoy faces resistance at U.N. Security Council A plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians cannot rely on global consensus, inconclusive international law and "unclear" United Nations resolutions, U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, ...
2019-07-24 01:51

Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran....
2019-05-24 20:51

Trump approves Pentagon plan to send 1,500 more U.S. troops to Middle East President Trump has approved the Pentagon’s plan to send roughly 2,000 more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, U.S. officials told Fox News on Friday....
2019-05-24 19:51

Bernie Sanders refuses to apologize for not supporting wars in Middle East Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he’d never apologize for refusing to support wars in the Middle East, saying that he was right about past wars going back to Vietnam and would continue to oppose war with Iran. The Vermont ...
2019-05-24 19:34

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional US troops will be deployed to the Middle East – mostly in a protective role — amid escalating tensions with Iran. “We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of t...
2019-05-24 19:34

The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
2019-05-24 18:51

European stocks set to open lower as Middle East tensions linger European stocks are set to open lower Monday as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to stoke fears of a military confrontation in the Middle East....
2019-06-24 08:34

U.S. to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that the 1,500 troops would have a “mostly protective” role as part of a build-up that began this month in response to what the U.S said was a threat from Iran, without providing details or evidence....
2019-05-24 22:17

Etisalat aims to stay ahead of its Middle East peers in 5G race UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat is investing more than AED 4b in rolling out 5G network base stations this year in a bid to stay ahead of its Middle East peers.Etisalat, which operates in 15 markets across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, is the...
2019-07-11 09:34

Woman gives birth on Middle East Airlines flight with help from plane’s crew A Middle East Airlines-Air Liban passenger recently gave birth during a flight traveling between Qatar and Lebanon, safely delivering a baby daughter with the help of cabin crew....
2019-07-31 21:51

Pentagon to present plans to send 10,000 more troops to Middle East, officials say Plans aim to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats as tensions between the countries continue to simmerUS officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to be...
2019-05-23 02:17

Oil prices rise after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
2019-06-17 07:17

Mahmoud Abbas blows his chance at achieving peace in the Middle East JERUSALEM — The contrast is striking. President Trump, after threatening to obliterate North Korea, develops a “friendship” with Kim Jong Un, exchanges warm personal letters and makes history by stepping inside North Korea. Meanwhile, Palestinian lea...
2019-07-03 13:00

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East, citing 'hostile behavior' by Iran Tensions between countries on the rise after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on oil tankersThe US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to “hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups”, Patrick Shanah...
2019-06-18 05:00

U.S. to deploy 1,000 additional troops to Middle East as tension with Iran escalates Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when two oil tankers were attacked, more than a year after President Donald Trump announced Washington was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-06-18 03:34

REFILE-Taiwan's CPC sees little impact after tanker attacked in Middle East Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said on Friday it was still assessing the damage to a tanker it had charted to carry fuel from the Middle East that was suspected to have been attacked, while the company expected little impact to its supplies....
2019-06-14 13:17

Oil prices climb after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
2019-06-17 10:01

US Treasury yields continue to slide as Middle East tensions escalate U.S. government debt prices continued to rise Friday morning as investors flock to perceived safe havens amid fears of a military standoff between the U.S. and Iran....
2019-06-14 10:34

Stocks end the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks finished the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iran reportedly seized two British tankers. That took some of the luster away from Microsoft's strong earnings report, which sent the company's shares...
2019-07-20 01:17

U.S. Senator Graham: attacks on ships in Middle East coordinated by Iran Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian government and the ayatollah....
2019-05-22 03:51

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were...
2019-06-18 01:51

Controversy Around Netflix's Jinn Highlights a Cultural Divide in Jordan and the Middle East In the opening scene of Netflix’s first Arabic-language series, Jinn, a young woman named Mira (Salma Malhas) kisses her boyfriend, shares her plans of going to a party, and comments on how another male student is an “asshole.” On most American shows...
2019-07-10 22:51

Pentagon will send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter potential Iran threat The Pentagon will send additional American troops, drones and fighter jets to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran....
2019-05-24 19:51

U.S. Troop Buildup in the Middle East Is a Threat to Peace, Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Iran’s foreign minister said an order by the U.S. president to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East was “extremely dangerous” and threatening to international peace and security. “Increased U.S. presence in our regi...
2019-05-26 02:34

Motorsport Network expands in Middle East and North Africa with joint venture Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the global destination for automotive and motorsport fans, is delighted to announce further expansion in the Middle East and North Africa region, with the creation of a Joint Venture with Tr...
2019-06-27 18:51

Barclays names Gruber as chemicals head for Europe and Middle East: source Barclays has named Gabriel Gruber as the new head of its chemicals banking team for Europe and the Middle East as it seeks to win more business after advising the likes of Evonik on their recent disposals, a source familiar with the matter said....
2019-06-19 16:51

UPDATE 5-U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
2019-05-25 03:01

Oil steadies as Middle East tensions counter demand worries, set for weekly fall Oil prices steadied on Friday after steep losses in the previous session, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, but weighed by concerns slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand....
2019-07-19 21:17

U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif A U.S. move to send troops to the Middle East after accusing Tehran of being behind attacks on tankers in the region is "extremely dangerous ... (for) international peace", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying....
2019-05-25 10:51

Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued in the Middle East....
2019-07-12 05:51

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace: Iran's Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was "extremely dangerous" for peace....
2019-05-25 12:51

Oil near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday, hovering near six-week highs, as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued to simmer in the Middle East....
2019-07-12 05:34

Potential for attacks on Americans in Middle East "put on hold": acting Pentagon chief Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while the threat from Iran in the region remains high, the potential for attacks on Americans had been "put on hold."...
2019-05-21 17:34

Pompeo confronts dual crises as he begins trip to Middle East, Asia The secretary of state will meet with Saudi and UAE officials to discuss the Iran crisis, talk about trade with India, and focus on North Korea in Japan and South Korea....
2019-06-23 23:34

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say Trump's Middle East peace plan will fail Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that Washington's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan was doomed to fail and that the Palestinian resistance movement would respond firmly to those who proposed such deal....
2019-05-29 18:51

Oil prices extend gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices advanced on Friday amid tensions in the Middle East after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone and on hopes for a drop in U.S. interest rates that may stimulate global growth...
2019-06-21 04:17

Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday....
2019-05-23 09:34

Bella Hadid Apologizes For Spreading ''Hate'' About the Middle East In a Major ''Misunderstanding'' Bella Hadid is apologizing for a major miscommunication that led to the viral hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist. On Monday, the model took to Twitter to set the record straight on her beliefs......
2019-06-18 06:17

Oil gains as Middle East Gulf tensions flare, Libya oil field shut Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East and after Libya reported the shut down of its largest oil field....
2019-07-22 06:51

Pentagon Will Present Plan to Send Thousands More Troops to Middle East, Officials Say WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats. The officials say no decision has been made a...
2019-05-23 02:34

Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday....
2019-05-23 01:17

Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plans or risk war with Iran Russia told the United States on Tuesday that it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East or risk war with Iran....
2019-06-18 12:00

Oil rises on Middle East Gulf tensions; Libya field resumes output Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East Gulf, although gains were capped as Libya resumed output at its largest oil field....
2019-07-22 09:51

Quds rallies in Iran condemn Trump's Middle East peace plan Iranian protesters have burned effigies of Donald Trump and trampled Israeli flags as part of annual rallies marking Quds Day. The marches come as the US prepares to unveil a long-awaited plan for the Middle East....
2019-05-31 19:17

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. intelligence streams, from Iran and its proxy groups....
2019-05-24 03:34

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which U.S. officials blamed on Iran....
2019-06-18 03:17

Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures Talk of Middle East peace is in the air again, as politicians are set to gather in Bahrain to launch the latest in a long line of initiatives to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....
2019-06-23 03:51

Oil gains as Middle East Gulf tensions flare, Libya field shut Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East and after Libya reported the shut down of its largest oil field....
2019-07-22 08:51

Iran's Rouhani says Middle East situation calls for closer ties with Russia: RIA The Middle East situation requires closer ties between Iran and Russia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a China-led security bloc summit on Friday, according to the Russian state news agency RIA....
2019-06-14 14:51

Jared Kushner unveils Middle East peace plan to inject $50B into Arab nations The Trump administration is dangling a $50 billion carrot as the opening gambit for its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. The White House rolled out a suite of 179 business and infrastructure projects Saturday that presidential advisor and son-in-law ...
2019-06-23 04:51

U.S. sanctions policy threatens Middle East security: Iran deputy foreign minister Washington's sanctions policy threatens the security of the Middle East, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday, according to a statement on the ministry's website....
2019-05-27 16:51

Oil advances amid concerns in the Middle East, but weak demand outlook caps gains Oil prices edged higher on Thursday amid lingering Middle East tensions and after U.S. crude stocks dropped more than expected, but gains were stemmed by a fragile demand outlook amid more signs of slowing global economic growth....
2019-07-25 06:17

US futures fall amid worries over Middle East tensions and weak China data U.S. stock futures were lower on the final trading day of the week, with investors monitoring attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and reacting to economic data out of China....
2019-06-14 10:00

Qatar will support any Middle East peace plan approved by Palestinians: foreign minister Qatar will accept any Middle East peace plan that is acceptable to the Palestinians, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, warning that any U.S.-led solution cannot be imposed on Palestinians....
2019-06-09 19:17

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thur...
2019-08-03 23:51

The Middle East and Africa have 'huge upside' in digital transformation: Abu Dhabi Global Market The Middle East and Africa have seen many changes in terms of digital transformation, but there's still "huge upside," and financial technology firms are looking for opportunities there, according to Abu Dhabi Global Market....
2019-06-28 08:51

Trump envoys Kushner, Greenblatt in Middle East to seek support for peace plan Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a U.S. delegation on stops in the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June workshop aimed at helping the Palestinians, a White House official said on Tuesday....
2019-05-28 20:34

Trump dances with danger in Middle East by deploying aircraft carrier and a peace plan In the Persian Gulf, a US aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, lurks off the Iranian coast, sending out a message of aggression. Meanwhile, in the Levant, the administration of US President Donald Trump starts to roll out his version of a widel...
2019-05-26 06:51

Kushner unveils economic part of 'deal of the century' Middle East peace plan US scheme bids to create 1m new jobs for PalestiniansWorkshop in Bahrain held amid widespread scepticismThe White House has unveiled a $50bn Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal aimed at supporting its much-anticipated but still unrelea...
2019-06-22 20:34

UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying ‘Gordian knot’ of Middle East conflict and instability Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the Organization’s deep engagement in a “surge of diplomacy for peace,” to “untie the Gordian...
2019-05-21 14:32

Oil prices hold steady amid Middle East tensions, weak economic data Oil prices steadied on Tuesday, caught between rising tensions in the Middle East and signs that economic growth is being hit by trade tensions between the United States and China....
2019-06-18 03:34

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-06-08 13:00

Oil extends gains amid Middle East tensions, U.S.-China trade deal hopes Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, extending sharp gains from the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on continued tensions in the Middle East after tanker attacks there last week....
2019-06-19 03:51

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional deployments might be required to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, amid 'credible' threat from Iran.        ...
2019-05-24 18:51

Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran....
2019-06-18 13:00

Trump is provoking a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. What could go wrong? | Simon Tisdall The president is riding roughshod over international treaties to make a killing – no matter who gets killedHow grimly galling, as Donald Trump ostentatiously marks today’s 75th anniversary of one of the world’s biggest battles, that he is so ready to...
2019-06-06 14:17

White House's Kushner to finalize Palestinian economic plan on Middle East tour - official White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official s...
2019-07-22 00:34

Exclusive: White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West...
2019-06-22 18:51

Iran tensions: 1,500 US troops head to Middle East as Trump seals $7bn Saudi arms sale White House downplays prospect of conflict but blames Iran for tanker bombings and Iraq attackThe US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said is an e...
2019-05-25 15:17

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran....
2019-06-24 10:01

Sending thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran threat would be offensive and defensive: Gen. Jack Keane Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane says the proposal to send thousands of troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran is both offensive and defensive in nature, with Trump administration seeking to force Iran to a negotiation table....
2019-05-23 18:51

Iran crisis: US-registered planes barred over parts of the Middle East amid tensions after drone strike The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s top long-haul carriers, who already have been battered by Trump’s travel bans targeting a group of predominantly Muslim countries.       ...
2019-06-21 10:51

Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting “I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love. I understand the perception of that,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in his most unvarnished comments on the plan to date....
2019-06-03 02:00

Kushner-Trump Middle East peace deal could be in trouble after Netanyahu is forced to call fresh election Jared Kushner’s visit to Jerusalem to promote his Middle East peace plan could be losing steam and credibility as Israel heads into an unprecedented second election following Benjamin Netanyahu's inability to form a government by Wednesday night's de...
2019-05-31 06:51

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Cross Roads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble The administration’s plan could end up becoming a vehicle to resurrect the political fortunes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and protect those of President Trump....
2019-06-01 20:00

White House invites Trump business allies to forum in search for a Middle East 'deal of the century' The meeting is part of Trump's plan to strike the "deal of the century" for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Colony Capital's Tom Barrack will attend....
2019-06-06 19:51

Persistent threat of war, unilateral actions, continue to erode prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thur...
2019-06-20 19:51

UNC under investigation for possibly 'anti-Semitic' conference about Middle East The school is being investigated for its conference titled "Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities."        ...
2019-06-19 03:00

US to send 1,000 extra troops to Middle East as Iran envoy warns of 'serious confrontation' Tehran has warned it is heading for a "serious confrontation" with the United States as the Pentagon prepares to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
2019-06-18 15:34

Horse dies of suspected heart attack in middle of race at Maryland track Follow the Petals had taken the lead in her race at a Maryland horse track on Sunday when moments later the 5-year-old animal died of a suspected heart attack....
2019-06-19 17:51

Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency’s report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization’s flags Ebola-response funding ...
2019-06-21 03:51

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have ‘extensive’ effect on human settlement...
2019-08-02 22:17

2nd victim dies from shooting at East Texas plumbing company CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a second person injured during a shooting last week at an East Texas plumbing company has died. Liberty County Justice of the Peace Ralph Fuller says David Grubbs died at a hospital Saturday after being shot at...
2019-06-04 23:51

Steve Cannon, Whose Townhouse Was an East Village Salon, Dies at 84 A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering conversation....
2019-07-16 19:34

East Lansing High assistant baseball coach dies after throwing batting practice East Lansing High School assistant baseball coach Ed Outslay collapsed after batting practice. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.        ...
2019-05-22 22:34

Mayor Larry Bird 'literally rooted against Larry Bird his whole career' There is a mayor in Hesperia, California named Larry Bird and he has rooted against Larry Bird — and for Magic Johnson — his entire life.        ...
2019-06-04 15:17

80-year-old Eugene Palmer added to FBI’s Most Wanted list A New York man who allegedly gunned down his daughter-in-law nearly seven years ago has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, officials announced Wednesday. Eugene Palmer, 80, is accused of shooting Tammy Palmer with a shotgun at th...
2019-05-29 18:51

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia to be labor secretary President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to nominate Gene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, to be labor secretary....
2019-07-19 04:00

Re-Cycle: When Eugène Christophe wore the Tour's first yellow jersey "One hundred years after the introduction of the first yellow jersey, the latest in our historical Re-Cycle series looks back at the creation of one of the most iconic symbols in the world of sport. Felix Lowe delves into the origins of the fabled ma...
2019-07-19 01:00

Trump Plans to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job Mr. Scalia, the son of Antonin Scalia who worked in the Bush administration, is expected to bring a pro-business approach and stability to the Labor Department....
2019-07-19 02:17

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia to Serve as Labor Secretary President Trump intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as secretary of labor, sources said, tapping a well-known figure in labor policy after the resignation of Alex Acosta....
2019-07-19 06:17

Labor Secretary Pick Eugene Scalia Has Strong Antiregulation Record n Eugene Scalia, the Trump administration has found a potential secretary of labor with an established record of pursuing limits on government regulation of business....
2019-07-19 20:17

Trump Says He Will Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Following Alex Acosta’s Resignation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary. Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He is a partner in the Washington office of the Gibson, Dunn ...
2019-07-19 07:17

Pride: YouTubers Eugene Lee Yang, Elle Mills, and others discuss viral coming out videos During Pride month, YouTube vloggers Nikita Dragun, Elle Mills, Ingrid Nilsen and Eugene Lee Yang talk about what inspired them come out on YouTube.       ...
2019-06-19 19:00

Trump Labor nominee Eugene Scalia fought OSHA ergonomics rules from their beginning Trump labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia fought Occupational Health and Safety Administration ergonomics regulations even before they were official....
2019-08-16 16:00

Trump labor nominee Eugene Scalia played key role changing rules on tipping President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, private sector lawyer Eugene Scalia, had a key role in one of the most controversial issues in workplace law in recent years: control over the tips workers receive from customers. Scalia, son of...
2019-08-11 12:34

Eugene Scalia, Trump's labor nominee, frustrated Obama's agenda with mastery of legal minutiae President Trump’s nomination of Eugene Scalia to lead the Labor Department would put one of the private-sector attorneys most responsible for frustrating the Obama administration’s labor policy agenda in charge of the current administration’s agenda....
2019-07-20 10:34

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia, son of Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia, as labor secretary Reuters President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweets that Scalia "is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with ...
2019-07-20 00:34

Labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia faces conflict of interest problem in labor lawyer brother Labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia may be obligated to recuse himself from some agency litigation, ethics experts say, because his younger brother John is a high-profile management-side lawyer involved in cases before the agency....
2019-07-25 07:00

Ontario Minister Apologizes For Calling Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk "A Fucking Piece Of Shit" And "A Fucking Loser" Ontario’s Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod has apologized for accosting Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a Rolling Stones concert last weekend about the team’s poor record in recent years. Melnyk recounted the event to the Ottawa Citiz...
2019-07-06 23:51

A Bird Done a Shit Look, I’m not above laughing at crude and rude comedy. I’ve been known to enjoy, on occasion, what you might call “toilet humor.” I laughed at this, and if you’ve got a soul in your body, you will too....
2019-06-13 23:00

Trump's use of tariffs could get 'out of control,' former US diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threats to slap tariffs on Mexico may cause relations between the two neighbors to spiral "out of control," former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman said Tuesday....
2019-06-04 11:00

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely ​​​​​​​Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs....
2019-05-22 13:34

Ex-Filipino top diplomat says he’s being held at HK airport MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says he was barred from immediately entering Hong Kong and held at the airpor...
2019-06-21 05:34

CBOE ELECTS SIX INDIVIDUALS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS; Public Directors James Boris, Carole Stone and Eugene Sunshine and Industry Directors Benjamin Londergan, William Power and Jonathan Werts All Re-Elected Chicago, November 20, 2008 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that in its annual election held today, Thursday, November 20, the membership elected six individuals to the CBOE Board of Directors to fill expired and vacant positions...
2019-05-24 01:51

We Must Act Against Terror For Fruitful Talks With India: Ex-Pak Diplomat Supporting India's determination that "talks and terror" cannot go together, a former top Pakistani diplomat has said another high-level meeting between the two countries would be fruitless unless......
2019-06-12 12:17

Diplomat lists Central Park South co-op for $2.5M The honorary consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Mexico, Nadine Karachi-Estrada, and her husband Fernando Estrada, are listing their two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at 150 Central Park South for $2.49 million. It is also available as a rental asking $...
2019-06-13 11:17

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country’s foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal. The officials said on Monday that Khaled al-Yamani...
2019-06-10 20:17

Early bird Oosthuizen gets eagle at U.S. Open Mild-mannered Louis Oosthuizen is not prone to getting too excited on the golf course, but he made an exception for an early eagle at the U.S. Open on Thursday....
2019-06-14 04:17

The Latest: Bird says Raptors have ‘great chance’ to win TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday’s Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Larry Bird says Kawhi Leonard is “playing as good as anyone’s ever played in this...
2019-05-31 01:17

The Best Birding Apps to ID and Track Your Bird Sightings iOS and Android: Bird watching sounds like the perfect opportunity to put down your phone and experience nature, but phone apps can be a big help in identifying birds and recording your sightings. The blog BirdWatchingBuzz has named the five best bir...
2019-06-14 18:51

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail....
2019-05-25 23:00

Storm's Bird out indefinitely with injured knee Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in her left knee and is out indefinitely, the team announced. Bird has been part of all three Storm championship teams....
2019-05-21 19:51

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs        ...
2019-05-21 19:34

Putting a bird feeder in your garden really does help wildlife A long term study in the UK suggests that in urban areas, populations of birds that use bird feeders have increased while those of other species remain unchanged...
2019-05-21 18:34

Iranian President Slams U.S. Sanctions on Top Diplomat Iran’s president slammed a U.S. decision to sanction his top diplomat as “childish,” saying it undermined the prospect of talks to defuse escalating tensions between the two countries....
2019-08-01 14:17

Bird beefs up new escooter with a 50% larger battery Bird's new escooter design -- the Bird Two -- features a battery that's 50% larger than that of its predecessor, plus a seamless and durable design.Read More...
2019-08-01 16:17

5 years later, Flappy Bird is still the best mobile game Flappy Bird is back thanks to Flappy Royale, which is available to play for free online right now. Somehow this is still the best mobile gaming has.Read More...
2019-07-16 05:17

It would be 'very hard' for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen again: Former US diplomat The Chinese embassy in the U.S. says others shouldn't interfere in its domestic situation and that "China's human rights are in the best period ever."...
2019-06-04 11:00

The Latest: Iran summons UK diplomat over tanker position DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Iran has summoned the British ambassador after London agreed with the U.S. conclusion that Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Om...
2019-06-15 21:51

Bird Scooters Looking For Several Hundred Million More Dollars to Piss Away The Information got their hands on Bird’s presentation to current investors and the overall picture is not pretty. The e-scooter company, currently valued at $2.3 billion, is low on cash after losing $100 million in the first quarter of 2019. This de...
2019-07-11 20:51

Russia summons U.S. diplomat in Moscow in protest over visa row Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to teachers at an international school in Moscow, the Russian foreign ministry said....
2019-07-18 18:51

Bern FE eight-car pile-up an "accident waiting to happen" - Bird Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird says that the opening-lap eight-car pile-up at the first corner of ABB FIA Formula E's Swiss E-Prix was an "accident waiting to happen"...
2019-06-23 18:00

| Zimbabwe summons US envoy in protest over sanctions on diplomat Zimbabwe has summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest US travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military crackdown that left six civilians dead last year....
2019-08-04 00:17

Pompeo criticizes China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries....
2019-08-02 07:00

New study takes a bird’s-eye view of the Nasca Lines Enlarge (credit: Masaki Eda) At first glance, one of the most famous figures of Peru's Nasca Lines looks like a fairly generic hummingbird. But the details of the drawing—and those of several other ancient drawings, paintings, and sculptures of ani...
2019-06-20 23:17

Overflowing Great Lakes threaten bird species Trouble is brewing for the piping plover, already one of the Great Lakes region’s most endangered bird species, as water levels surge during a rain-soaked spring that has flooded large areas of the Midwest. (June 17)     &#...
2019-06-17 08:51

Bronze Age Bird Beak Burials Found In Russia The bizarre find of a skeleton with what seems to have been a collar or armor constructed from birds beaks has Russian archaeologists scratching their heads as to the function and meaning of the attire. ...
2019-05-30 03:00

'Executed' North Korean diplomat is alive, sources say The North Korean diplomat who South Korea's largest newspaper said had been executed by firing squad is alive and in state custody, according to several sources familiar with the situation....
2019-06-04 12:51

Bird is adding a shareable electric motorcycle to its fleet Bird, the company that rents out electric razor scooters, is adding an electric motorcycle to its fleet of micro-mobility vehicles. The Bird Cruiser is described as a "seated electric vehicle," which can carry up to two adults at a time. You'll ...
2019-06-04 17:17

Bird Launching E-Bike Type Deal This Summer Bird, the mobility company known for its shared electric scooters, announced it will roll out a new “seated electric vehicle” this summer. The thing’s a little hard to categorize, but it’s somewhere along the e-bike/seated scooter spectrum. The Verge...
2019-06-04 21:51

‘Executed’ North Korean diplomat is apparently still alive Reports of the death of North Korea’s special envoy to the United States — who South Korean media claimed was executed for the failed Hanoi summit — were greatly exaggerated. Kim Hyok Chol is in state custody while being investigated for his in...
2019-06-05 20:17

U.S. will 'do what it can' to help resolve South Korea-Japan dispute, diplomat says Washington "will do what it can do" to help defuse a political and economic dispute between its allies South Korea and Japan, the top U.S. diplomat responsible for Asia policy said during a visit to Seoul on Wednesday....
2019-07-17 10:17

Bird's purchase of Scoot lets it back into San Francisco You knew it was just a matter of time before there was further consolidation in the e-scooter world. Bird is acquiring Scoot in a move that both describe as a matter of "scale" -- that is, it'll help them take on heavyweight rivals like Lime. Sc...
2019-06-12 22:17

Brexit ‘shambles’ has ruined UK reputation, says senior diplomat Outgoing high commissioner in Singapore says Britain seen as divided and ‘careless of truth’Scott Wightman, Britain’s outgoing senior diplomat in Singapore, has said Britain is now seen worldwide as a country beset by division, obsessed with ideology...
2019-06-12 18:17

Man caught at JFK smuggling finches for bird-singing competitions A Connecticut man tried smuggling nearly three dozen live finches from Guyana through JFK Airport so he could sell them for use in high-stakes Big Apple bird-singing competitions, federal officials said....
2019-06-18 00:51

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media stated....
2019-07-17 17:51

EU top diplomat says Europe will try to make sure 'escalation is avoided' between US, Iran The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, insisted the world's largest trading bloc has a crucial role in the diffusing of military tensions between the United States and Iran....
2019-06-20 22:34

Iran's top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer Iran's foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan's offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump should make his intentions clear about any talks with Iran through actions, not words....
2019-05-28 11:00

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds If there*s a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it*ll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running....
2019-05-31 19:34

This Delightful Bird Rhythm Game Is Also An Entire Musical Songbird Symphony is the touching tale of an orphaned chick who sets off on an adventure to find his true family, discovering a wonderful little combination rhythm/platforming game along the way. His name is Birb. It’s a good name....
2019-08-02 01:51

New study deciphers the success of alien bird species Thanks to a new study, researchers are beginning to understand what makes alien species and why some places are more susceptible to invaders than others....
2019-06-21 04:34

In Dramatic Video, Girl On Rollercoaster Gets Hit On The Head By Bird Rollercoasters are usually not for the faint-hearted, but one girl in Australia got more than she bargained for when a bird hit her in the face mid-ride....
2019-08-01 15:00

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat Officials described the foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who worked closely with the Obama administration, as part of a “propaganda arm.”...
2019-08-01 01:01

US diplomat Pompeo holding talks with Dutch government THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting the Netherlands for talks with his Dutch counterpart that are expected to touch on rising tensions between Washington and Tehran as well as the crisis in Venezuela and NATO...
2019-06-03 11:51

Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the capital of Iraq's northern Kurdish region, local security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said....
2019-07-17 19:17

State Department: Top U.S. diplomat in Africa to visit Sudan The United States top diplomat in Africa will be going to Sudan this week to ease tensions between the ruling military and opposition forces, the State Department said....
2019-06-11 09:00

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
2019-05-28 03:17

Russia: U.S. diplomat Jon Huntsman leaving after failed policies Russian officials say the failure of U.S. policies are responsible for the resignation of ambassador Jon Huntsman, a day after he said he's leaving the post this fall....
2019-08-07 18:34

Bird saves German motorist from speeding fine Help came from above for one German motorist whose car was snapped by a speed camera in the western German town of Viersen. Police decided not to impose a fine because the driver's face was obscured by a passing bird....
2019-05-28 03:51

Bird strike may have triggered software issue in second 737 Max crash Investigators might know what triggered the software panic aboard an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max before its fatal crash, and it could be something Boeing considered months earlier. Unnamed officials talking to the Wall Street Journal claim that US av...
2019-05-21 22:00

Warframe’s Gas City Is Now Stalked By A Giant Robotic Bird The Ropalolyst stalks the Corpus Gas City on Jupiter occasionally feasting on the metropolis’ machinery as if the place were made of worms. Part of Warframe’s latest update, the Jovian Concord, the gigantic bird comes from an ancient race of AI terra...
2019-05-23 18:17

This South American potoo bird can camouflage itself as a branch This photo shows nature's best camouflage trick as the common potoo bird, snapped in Colombia's Utría National Park, stays still so long it becomes invisible...
2019-06-28 12:17

There’s A Flappy Bird Battle Royale Game Now, And It’s Good Flappy Royale, released today in beta on mobile and PC by game designers Orta Therox, Em Lazer-Walker, and Zach Gage, seems like a lot of things: clever, opportunistic, a joke. But it’s also fun....
2019-06-28 15:00

Sue Bird Has A Knee Injury And The Storm Look Totally Screwed The defending champion Seattle Storm are going to have an awful hard time repeating in 2019. Not only is reigning MVP Breanna Stewart going to miss this year after tearing her Achilles, but now, veteran leader Sue Bird will be out for most, if not al...
2019-05-22 00:17

US aviation officials think a bird strike was factor in 737 Max crash U.S. aviation officials believe a bird strike may have led to the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max in March, according to a person familiar with the matter....
2019-05-21 16:00

US would be 'stupid' to treat China as an enemy, senior diplomat says A senior Chinese diplomat told an international forum in Beijing Monday there could be "disastrous" consequences if the US treats China as an "enemy."...
2019-07-09 11:51

‘Exotic’ bird was really just seagull covered in curry powder An exotic-looking bright orange bird baffled staff at a UK animal rescue center — until they realized it was a regular seagull covered in curry powder. The Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital said last week it had “no idea what to expect”...
2019-07-08 23:17

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran's top diplomat The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:30 a.m....
2019-05-28 11:00

Angry mob attacks men for killing an endangered bird in Germany An angry crowd attacked two men suspected of killing a capercaillie, an endangered bird, in southern Germany. The men said the bird had threatened them and they merely defended themselves....
2019-08-11 21:00

US and China row over 'dangerous' Hong Kong reports on diplomat The US has slammed Chinese-backed media in Hong Kong for their reports on a US envoy who met pro-democracy activists. China is trying to frame mass protests in Hong Kong as being fueled by the West....
2019-08-11 02:34

Kim Darroch: urbane diplomat who knew how to throw a party Darroch’s Washington soirees were places to be seen – especially for members of Trump administrationSir Kim Darroch earned the post of UK ambassador to the US after serving as a close adviser to the governments of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David C...
2019-07-11 01:17

UK’s Jeremy Hunt calls Trump ‘disrespectful’ over diplomat row British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt lashed back Tuesday at President Trump, calling his remarks about the UK’s US ambassador and Prime Minister Theresa May “disrespectful and wrong.” “@realDonaldTrump friends speak frankly so I will: these co...
2019-07-09 21:51

| Bird hits consecutive centuries as SA U19s fall short Jonathan Bird continued his form with a second century of the series as the SA under-19s were defeated in the penultimate Youth ODI against Pakistan....
2019-07-06 03:34

Bird Announces Electric Moped That Can Injure Two Riders at the Same Time Bird is about to launch a new way to get seriously injured. It is similar to the current means the company provides for riders to get seriously injured, except with the new vehicle, riders can get seriously injured with their friends. Read more......
2019-06-04 21:00

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi city, officials say Attack on restaurant in Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil leaves at least one deadAt least one Turkish diplomats has been killed in a shooting that took place in the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media have said....
2019-07-17 15:17

France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region, a presidency official said....
2019-06-19 21:00

Seoul says hiding North Korean diplomat has left Italy South Korea’s spy agency has told lawmakers that a North Korean diplomat who went into hiding in Italy last year is now under protection outside the country...
2019-08-01 10:17

Belarusian diplomat shot by neighbor in Turkey over personal dispute ANKARA/MINSK – A Belarusian diplomat was shot and wounded by his neighbor in the Turkish capital Ankara late on Wednesday, Ankara’s governor said, adding that the shooter had later committed suicide. Alexander Poganshev was attacked by his neig...
2019-07-25 02:17

Flightless bird three times the size of an ostrich used to roam Europe A huge flightless bird called Pachystruthio dmanisensis lived in eastern Europe 1.8 million years ago, just when hominins first entered the continent from Africa...
2019-06-27 21:00

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with “biomimicry” technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution....
2019-07-20 02:34

Giuliani meets with former diplomat as he continues to press Ukraine inquiries President Trump’s personal lawyer has been seeking to sow doubts about the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election....
2019-05-25 03:17

Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat at Restaurant in Northern Iraq (IRBIL, Iraq) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara’s consulate and one Iraqi civilian, Turkish officials...
2019-07-17 23:34

Seattle's Sue Bird undergoes surgery on left knee Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her left knee; no word on whether she can return this season        ...
2019-05-30 20:00

Turkish jets bomb Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killing Turkish warplanes have struck a mountainous region near the Iraq-Iran border, where a Kurdish separatist group is known to operate. Ankara blames them for Wednesday's killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil....
2019-07-19 16:00

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat’s death Turkey’s defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there...
2019-07-19 14:51

Jeremy Hunt suggests career diplomat should replace Kim Darroch Brexit party chair, whose partner is the journalist who revealed leaked cables, called for a pro-Brexit envoyJeremy Hunt has suggested a career diplomat should replace Sir Kim Darroch as ambassador to Washington as the row over leaked diplomatic cabl...
2019-07-14 17:51

Boris Johnson calls Kim Darroch a 'superb diplomat' – video Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become prime minister, has called Kim Darroch a 'superb diplomat' after the UK ambassador to the US resigned in a furore over leaked memos. Darroch quit after Donald Trump labelled him 'stupid' and 'wacky' following ...
2019-07-11 01:17

France sends top diplomat to support Iran nuclear deal France has sent a top diplomat to Iran in an effort to shore up support for the fading 2015 nuclear agreement, with plans to urge leaders to scale back uranium enrichment "without delay."...
2019-07-10 16:17

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
2019-06-14 14:51

Boeing dismissed chance of 'bird strike' that may have caused second 737 Max crash US investigators believe bird collision may have triggered crashEthiopian Airlines crash occurred months after Lion Air disasterBoeing officials, shortly after the first fatal crash of its 737 Max jet, played down the likelihood that a bird strike co...
2019-05-21 18:51

Ex-Diplomat S Jaishankar, Expert On China, Takes Over Foreign Ministry The country's new foreign minister was welcomed to his post by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who was MoS in the External Affairs Ministry, and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar...
2019-05-31 14:51

Warrior on court, diplomat off it, classy Barty eases into week two Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships but the world number one has also managed to calmly dodge a rash of potential controversies in week one....
2019-07-07 05:51

Follow the Bird Lady! Cinderella costume parade – in pictures Christopher Wheeldon is bringing his in-the-round Cinderella ballet to the Royal Albert Hall in London, complete with 370 costumes. We went behind the scenes for English National Ballet’s final preparations Continue reading......
2019-05-25 13:17

Fossil of 'super bird,' three times larger than ostrich, discovered Researchers have recently discovered the fossils of one of the largest birds that ever lived, estimating it weighed nearly 1,000 pounds and stood more than 10 feet tall....
2019-06-28 02:51

Baby bird takes its own Uber to Utah wildlife rescue OGDEN, Utah — A local wildlife rescue is giving a good Samaritan five stars for his creative approach to saving an abandoned baby bird. Staff were surprised, to say the least, when a tiny, dehydrated bird arrived at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center...
2019-07-11 09:00

China's top diplomat says ties with Australia 'unsatisfactory' after meeting with Payne Wang Yi criticises ‘relaunch’ of China-Australian relations as Marise Payne defends Huawei banThe progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been “unsatisfactory”...
2019-08-03 08:17

US hits back at China for targeting diplomat in Hong Kong State department condemns ‘dangerous’ reports identifying US envoy after supposed meeting with activistsOfficial Chinese media reports about a US diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement “have gone from irresponsibl...
2019-08-10 07:34

Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells grown in a lab - a key step towards making genetically-altered chickens that could halt a human flu pandemic....
2019-06-03 17:34

Unique Bird With Bizarrely Long Toe Found Fossilized in Amber Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. ...
2019-07-12 18:51

UAE diplomat says Sudan turning page on Muslim Brotherhood rule The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday Sudan was turning over the page of being ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood....
2019-08-04 12:17

Iran's top diplomat in UK summoned over seizure of Stena Impero tanker UK foreign secretary expresses ‘extreme disappointment’ over action to Iranian counterpart The British government has summoned Tehran’s top diplomat in London and warned UK ships to temporarily avoid the strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-f...
2019-07-20 21:51

U.S.-Russia Ties at Most Dangerous Point in Years, Says a Top Moscow Diplomat Relations between the U.S. and Russia are at their most dangerous point in years, said a top Russian diplomat, with the two rivals locked in a stalemate over how to revive an important Cold War-era arms treaty and President Vladimir Putin blaming Was...
2019-06-11 21:17

Fossil of 99m-year-old bird with unusually long toes found Ancient bird’s foot is so distinctive palaeontologists declare it a new speciesThe fossilised remains of a bizarre, ancient bird that had middle toes longer than its lower legs have been found in a lump of amber from Myanmar.The elongated toe resembl...
2019-07-11 20:34

Chinese Diplomat Deletes Tweets After 'Fight' With Obama-Era Official As Beijing faced international criticism for its continued crackdown on Uighurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region over recent days, a Chinese diplomat based in Pakistan responded by......
2019-07-16 16:51

Ferrari drops Bird for Molina in GTE line-up over FE clash uncertainty Sam Bird has been replaced in Ferrari's World Endurance Championship line-up as a result of the continuing uncertainty over date clashes with his Envision Virgin Racing Formula E programme...
2019-08-13 18:17

German diplomat tells U.S., EU: don't use agriculture to block trade deal The United States and European Union should use common sense to move forward with formal negotiations about a trade agreement, instead of allowing disagreements over agriculture to block progress, a senior German diplomat told Reuters....
2019-07-08 21:51

Not Even a Fire-Loving Bird Can Handle Climate Change's Heat Fire is central in the world of black-backed woodpeckers, to the point that the birds pick cavities in recently burned trees to make their nests. But new research suggests that even these fire enthusiasts aren’t able to handle the inferno climate cha...
2019-08-07 01:34

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Surging water levels are making matters worse for a Great Lakes shorebird that’s already on the endangered list. Piping plovers build nests and raise their young on beaches around the lakes. Coastline development has sh...
2019-06-17 08:00

Murder Mystery breaks Bird Box's Netflix viewing record Adam Sandler comedy was watched by 31m accounts in its opening weekend, according to streaming giant’s own figuresAdam Sandler’s latest film in his eight-movie deal with Netflix has broken the streaming giant’s record for opening weekend views.Murder...
2019-06-19 17:17

Turkish diplomat killed in Iraq's Kurdish capital, Irbil At least one diplomat has been killed in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish zone. An unknown gunman was reported to have fired at a group dining in a restaurant....
2019-07-18 01:00

Jason Schwartzman bravely takes on Big Bird on Lip Sync Battle We all have our favorite epic Lip Sync Battles to look back on: Sir Ben Kingsley versus John Cho, Jimmy Fallon against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Devil Wears Prada foes (and real-life friends) Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. But this week LSB aims for...
2019-05-29 22:00

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks A senior German diplomat is in Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington....
2019-05-23 12:00

Bird seen feeding cigarette to chick is a wake-up call: ‘People just don’t care’ When Karen Mason went to St. Pete Beach in Florida last week, she had planned to spend a quiet evening protecting nesting birds on the shore, something she does two or three times a week during nesting season. But what started off as a typical visit ...
2019-06-29 05:00

IAF Praises Quick-Thinking Pilot Who Jettisoned Fuel Tanks After Bird Hit The Indian Air Force (IAF) praised the pilot of a Jaguar aircraft that had a narrow escape in Ambala on Thursday for his prompt action that not only saved the fighter jet from damage but also the......
2019-06-29 10:00

U.S. diplomat says United States won't intervene in Japan-South Korea dispute The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia urged Japan and South Korea to settle a dispute over Japanese export restrictions through dialogue and said the United States did not plan to intervene, NHK reported on Friday....
2019-07-12 14:34

Trump administration sanctions Iranian diplomat; Feinstein derides 'mistake' The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a move that comes amid escalating tensions between Tehran and the west and could erode an already fraught relationship. ...
2019-08-01 08:34

Heartbreaking Pics Show Bird Feeding Cigarette To Baby Chick A mother bird at a beach in Florida was spotted feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt. The heartbreaking scene was clicked by Largo resident Karen Mason, who shared the pictures on Facebook....
2019-06-28 15:51

A ‘Beech Bonanza’ Boosted the Population of This Critically Endangered New Zealand Bird A rare New Zealand bird once thought to be extinct is having its most successful breeding season in years. The kākāriki karaka, also known as the orange-fronted parakeet, is having an “epic” breeding season due to a “beech...
2019-07-19 10:51

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. ...
2019-05-21 14:51

Bird in Florida spotted feeding baby chick cigarette butt A mother bird at a beach in Florida was spotted feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt, prompting one woman to remind beachgoers this summer to clean up after themselves. A Largo, Fla. resident, who identified herself as Karen Mason online, shared t...
2019-06-29 15:01

Body pulled from Danube river south of Budapest: Korean diplomat Hungarian authorities have pulled a body from the Danube river more than 100 kilometers downriver from Budapest, the South Korean embassy's Defense Attache Shun-Keun Song told reporters on Monday....
2019-06-03 16:00

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi weren’t satisfied with USA Basketball’s schedule. So they changed it. The new program is aimed at increasing competition and generating exposure before the Olympics, and will help keep some top players in the United States....
2019-08-16 18:34

Air Force Thunderjet hits bird, drops three dummy bombs over Florida An A-10C Thunderbolt II jet was struck by a bird and dropped three dummy bombs used for training over northern Florida, the plane's home base in central Georgia said late Monday....
2019-07-02 17:51

German diplomat's 'likes' of anti-Israel tweets provoke anger Germany's envoy to the Palestinian territories is being probed after he "liked" tweets that criticized the Jewish state. The heart icon was clicked for several posts, including footage of an attack on Israeli soldiers....
2019-07-19 16:00

Bird adds new vehicle to its fleet: a two-seater electric bicycle with an LCD screen. Bird, which operates in more than 100 cities around the globe, plans to add a seated electric vehicle that can accommodate up to two adults to its fleet....
2019-06-05 01:17

Senior EU diplomat, back from Iran, shows support for nuclear deal The EU's second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc's support for the nuclear deal between world powers with Iran, including via the use of a new payment system for barter-based trade designed to circumvent U.S. sanctions....
2019-06-16 23:51

India-US Defence Deals Clear And Transparent, Top US Diplomat Tells NDTV At a time when defence deals with other countries have come under immense scrutiny in India, United States Consul General in Mumbai told NDTV there have been no questions when it comes to defence......
2019-06-29 10:00

Woman claims to find dead, petrified bird in canned spinach A Pennsylvania woman preparing dinner for her family last week was shocked when she allegedly opened a can of veggies only to find a dead and petrified bird at the bottom of the can. Cherie Lyons says she was making dinner in her Franklin County home...
2019-06-20 23:51

U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement....
2019-08-09 02:00

Video: How high-flying Bird's 2018/19 FE title charge fell apart For the first time in the history of ABB FIA Formula E, Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird heads to a season finale without a chance to win a title...
2019-07-11 17:51

I hope Jeffrey Epstein sings like a bird. And if some Democrats go down, so be it | Jill Filipovic Holding people accountable for abusing girls should be nonpartisan. Sadly, in the Trump era of lowered expectations, we can’t count on thatI hope Jeffrey Epstein sings like a bird.The wealthy and well-connected financier and registered sex offender w...
2019-07-09 19:17

First Giant Bird Found In Europe Lived Alongside Early Humans Experts in Crimea have found a fossil of a gigantic bird, that lived some 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago. The find demonstrates that giant birds once made their home in Europe and reveals for the first time that they lived north of the equator. ...
2019-06-28 02:51

Russian plane makes emergency landing near Moscow after bird strike A Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing in a corn field near the capital Moscow shortly after take-off on Thursday after birds were sucked into both its engines, the airline and air transport agency said....
2019-08-15 08:17

Boycott North Korea's 'inhumane' mass gymnastic displays, says ex-diplomat Defector calls on European tourists and online viewers to shun cultural displays that take children out of schoolThe highest-ranking official to defect from North Korea has called for Europeans to stop being an audience for the “child exploitation” i...
2019-05-30 16:34

U.S. diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions....
2019-07-17 10:17

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliament for the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil....
2019-07-20 23:34

A secretive marsh bird faces existential threat from rising seas Louisiana wetlands are eroding faster than almost anywhere in the world – and endangering the wildlife that call them homeBiologists crouched in the mud squint past their headlamps at the secretive marsh bird.They have tramped through tall cordgrass ...
2019-05-30 09:00

Openly gay reporter presses Iran's top diplomat on death penalty for homosexuals "Why are homosexuals executed in Iran because of their sexual orientation?" asked Paul Ronzheimer, the Berlin-based chief correspondent for the tabloid Bild....
2019-06-12 22:34

Senior China diplomat says more U.S. tariffs incorrect way to resolve trade dispute Threatening more tariffs on Chinese goods was not a correct or constructive way to resolve the U.S.-China trade dispute, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would slap a 10% tariff on the remaining...
2019-08-02 06:34

US Calls China "Thuggish Regime" For Singling Out Diplomat In Hong Kong A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's......
2019-08-09 12:34

Scientists discovered a massive 11-foot bird that would have weighed as much as a polar bear Roadwork broke open a cave on the Crimean Peninsula in 2018 which allowed scientists to discover the bone of a giant, flightless bird. The femur (or thighbone) was an unusual bone to find in Europe. "We don't have enough data yet to say whether it wa...
2019-06-28 10:34

UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticizing police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a "dangerous road to tread"....
2019-07-13 15:17

Trump administration names veteran diplomat Donald Booth as envoy for Sudan The United States on Wednesday named veteran diplomat Donald Booth as its envoy to Sudan amid an international push for a peaceful transition after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir....
2019-06-13 02:51

Solo Uber ride for orphaned baby bird to Utah rehab center An orphaned baby bird traveled to a wildlife rehabilitation center — all by itself — after a group of drunk friends who encountered it ordered the animal an Uber, as they were unfit to drive....
2019-07-07 18:00

France sends top diplomat to Iran as Europe urges uranium enrichment cutback France dispatched a top diplomat to Iran Tuesday while joining Germany and Britain in calling for the Tehran regime to scale back its recent uranium enrichment activities "without delay."...
2019-07-09 23:34

A bright orange bird was rescued from the highway. Turns out it was just a seagull covered in curry A bright orange bird was rescued in England. Vets soon discovered the 'exotic' bird was just a seagull covered in curry or turmeric.        ...
2019-07-08 20:00

A Senior German Diplomat Is in Iran Trying to Convince Tehran to Stick to the Nuclear Deal (BERLIN) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mid...
2019-05-24 00:34

US diplomat accuses Russia of Stalin-era attitude for discouraging English language courses A U.S. diplomat has rebuked the Russian government for discouraging Russian citizens from participating in English language courses operated by the State Department....
2019-06-11 01:00

Pompeo grants visa to Iran’s top diplomat to visit New York but limits his movements Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was given a visa to honor U.S. commitments to the United Nations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview....
2019-07-15 04:51

Turkish diplomat is among three people shot dead in Kurdish capital: security officials At least three people including a Turkish diplomat were killed in a shooting on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, Kurdish security officials and Turkey's foreign ministry said....
2019-07-17 15:51

Georgia Southern QB Has Charges Dropped After Cops Mistook Bird Poop For Cocaine Georgia Southern starting QB Shai Werts was charged on July 31 for misdemeanor cocaine possession after cops in Saluda County, South Carolina pulled him over for speeding and then tested a white substance on the hood of his car. If you’re wondering w...
2019-08-09 23:00

Uber, Bird loses bid for U.S. tariff relief on Chinese-made bikes, scooters The U.S. Trade Representative's Office rejected Uber Technologies Inc's request for relief from 25% tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bicycles, according to a May 29 letter....
2019-06-14 00:00

U.S. Calls Beijing ‘Thuggish Regime’ for ‘Harassing’ American Diplomat Who Met Pro-Democracy Activists The State Department Thursday accused the Chinese government of leaking personal information about a U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong, including the names of her children. Pro-Beijing newspaper Ta Kung Pao published details about the U.S. consular official...
2019-08-09 12:34

Senior Chinese diplomat urges India and Pakistan to avoid unilateral actions China is gravely concerned about situation in Kashmir, senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday, following a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Foreign Ministry said....
2019-08-09 17:00

Bird snaps up Scoot, letting its electric scooters return to the streets of San Francisco Bird, a giant in the burgeoning electric scooter market, has bought smaller company Scoot, enabling its two-wheelers to return to the streets of San Francisco.The likes of Bird and Lime didn't endear themselves to the authorities when they flood...
2019-06-13 15:17

Chinese reports on U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong 'have gone from irresponsible to dangerous': State Department Official Chinese media reports about a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement "have gone from irresponsible to dangerous" and must stop, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Friday....
2019-08-10 06:34

Trump is sanctioning Iran's top diplomat and it will likely make it harder to avoid military conflict Reuters The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it's sanctioning Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Zarif, who was educated in the US, is considered to be one of the more moderate members of the Iranian government and this could open the ...
2019-08-01 10:34

Sue Bird’s injury lets her attend World Cup final, see Megan Rapinoe, USWNT Sue Bird has missed the entire WNBA season thus far due to knee surgery. The good thing about it is that she can get to Lyon, France for the Women’s World Cup final to watch her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe, and the US Women’s National Team....
2019-07-05 19:17

Disney guest suffered traumatic brain injury after bird attack: suit A Florida woman is suing the Most Magical Place On Earth, claiming it knew that seasonal nesting birds were a threat to Disney resort guests but refused to do anything about them — which led to her being attacked and injured. “If there’s a comp...
2019-05-29 08:51

U.S. diplomat Stilwell keen to discuss Iran, North Korea with Japan officials The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Thursday he was looking forward to talking with Japanese officials about subjects including Iran and North Korea, in his first trip to the region since taking up his post last month....
2019-07-11 16:00

Iran to scale back nuclear deal compliance unless Europe moves: diplomat Iran may further scale back compliance with its nuclear deal soon unless European countries shield it from U.S. sanctions through a trade mechanism, the head of Tehran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations was quoted as saying on Sunday....
2019-06-23 14:17

Woman Suffers Injuries After Bird "Dive-Bombed" Her, Sues Disney World A woman is suing Walt Disney World Resort after she says she was "dive-bombed" by a bird, sustaining severe head and neck injuries, according to her lawyer and the lawsuit....
2019-05-30 07:17

Small bird seen swooping over N.S. forest helps naturalists bring halt to logging The province's minister of lands and forestry announced today that he's ordering an investigation into a proposed harvest in about 80 scenic hectares of mixed forest between two lakes in Annapolis County....
2019-06-15 15:51

Chick flick: cockatoo gives anti-nesting spikes the bird in viral video Footage shows Australian parrot breaching building’s defences with delightFootage capturing a rebellious sulphur-crested cockatoo’s triumph over bird guard spikes has gone viral on Facebook. Continue reading......
2019-07-05 07:17

Mother Bird Stops Moving Tractor To Protect Eggs. Touching Video Is Viral A touching video clip, which shows a small bird stepping in front of a tractor to stop it from moving towards her eggs, has gone viral on social media....
2019-07-12 07:17

Georgia Southern’s Shai Werts arrested in bizarre cocaine-bird poop case A college quarterback claims a white substance on his car that tested positive for cocaine is actually bird poop. Shai Werts, a junior at Georgia Southern, was arrested on July 31 after being pulled over for driving 80 mph and having a white powder o...
2019-08-06 21:00

Sandra Bullock reveals she made 'Bird Box' for her kids during MTV Movie & TV Awards acceptance speech When Netflix released "Bird Box" — starring Sandra Bullock — in December, the horror movie set a new record for the streaming giant, becoming the most-watched film within the first seven days of its release. Now, the 54-year-old actress is revealing ...
2019-06-18 08:34

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: The Blue Bird Flew Away: A Reflect Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: The Blue Bird Flew Away: A Reflection On Gentleness And Kyoto Animation • I Really Want To Play Outer Wilds But I’m Playing So Many Other Games • Question Of The Day: Fast Food Go-Tos ...
2019-07-31 18:51

United Arab Emirates Diplomat Says Evidence Shows Tanker Attacks Were ‘State-Sponsored’ NICOSIA, Cyprus — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaye...
2019-06-15 16:34

Turkish diplomat describes physical and sexual abuse in detainment, Ankara dismisses as “baseless” A growing chorus of international bodies and human rights activists are calling on authorities to investigate allegations of horrific sexual, physical and psychological torture of Turkish diplomats while in custody....
2019-06-12 01:34

Bird in Florida spotted feeding baby chick cigarette butt: 'Absolutely disheartening' A mother bird at a beach in Florida was spotted feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt, prompting one woman to remind beachgoers this summer to clean up after themselves. ...
2019-06-28 02:51

A Bird Strike Caused an Air Force Plane to Accidentally Drop Three Training Bombs on Florida According to the FAA, over 14,000 bird strikes happen every year at US airports. Most of the time they’re inconsequential, occasionally they can cause a lot of damage, but things could have been especially catastrophic on Monday when a bird strike ca...
2019-07-04 22:51

Georgia Southern’s Shai Werts cleared of drug charges after bird-poop defense Prosecutors in South Carolina dropped charges of cocaine possession against Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts on Thursday, according to ESPN. Werts was arrested on July 31 after police discovered what they suspected was cocaine on the hood of h...
2019-08-10 06:34

US calls China ‘thuggish regime’ for targeting American diplomat who met Hong Kong protesters Anger at release of diplomat’s personal information as Hong Kong police bring back police chief who handled 2014 Occupy protestsA US official has described China as a “thuggish regime” for disclosing personal details about a US diplomat who met stude...
2019-08-09 10:00

WNBA star Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe's girlfriend, says calling President Trump out is necessary Sue Bird, the WNBA star and girlfriend of World Cup hero Megan Rapinoe, talked about using a platform to make a positive difference.       ...
2019-07-23 01:17

German diplomat Heiko Maas visits Iran to save 2015 nuclear deal German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visited Iran Monday to express support for the 2015 nuclear agreement Berlin helped broker with the United States and four other nations....
2019-06-10 21:51

Bizarre, exotic orange bird discovered on England highway turns out to be seagull soaked in curry If you spotted a bright orange bird chilling on the side of the road you’d probably do a double-take and then check your coffee to make sure it’s not laced with a hallucinogenic substance. Drivers in England recently spotted just such a b...
2019-07-08 21:17

Sue Bird's knee surgery means she can attend World Cup final in support of Megan Rapinoe Sue Bird says reaction is mostly positive to her article on Players' Tribune website about girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and US play at World Cup.       ...
2019-07-04 03:51

‘You Are a Racist Disgrace.’ Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice Chides ‘Ignorant’ Diplomat on Twitter (Bloomberg) — Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington. In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about di...
2019-07-15 18:00

Giuliani reportedly met with a former Ukrainian diplomat amid push to gather information on Trump's political opponents J Pat Carter/AP President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani reportedly met with a controversial former Ukrainian diplomat in an effort to gather information on Trump's political opponents. The Washington Post reported that Giuliani confirmed but w...
2019-05-26 01:17

England vs Wales clash is final chance for World Cup hopefuls to catch the eye of early-bird Eddie Jones England face Wales at Twickenham on Sunday in the first of four warm-up matches to prepare for the World Cup but, in truth, their road to Japan started four years ago....
2019-08-09 19:00

Ex-Obama staffers mock 'chief diplomat' Ivanka Trump, compare her to Claire Underwood from 'House of Cards' Former White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor and former Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes attacked Ivanka Trump on their "Pod Save The World" podcast Thursday and said her status as a diplomat is killing America's global reputation...
2019-07-11 22:51

Airbus designed a plane prototype to look like a 'bird of prey' – take a look Airbus is working to inspire the latest and greatest in flight innovation – and using a "bird of prey" conceptual design to do so.       ...
2019-07-23 16:17

Big Bird, Elmo and more 'Sesame Street' muppets were D.C. tourists this weekend It's road trip season and your favorite "Sesame Street" characters are checking out some of the best tourist spots around the country.       ...
2019-06-10 18:00

Wait, is 'Angry Birds 2' actually good? Critics admit the sequel is bird-tastic fun Critics can't help but laugh at the antics in "The Angry Birds Movie 2," which has a menacing, ice-ball hurling eagle named Zeta (Leslie Jones).        ...
2019-08-14 20:51

The Middle of an Unsettled Stretch While we’re seeing a little more dry time today, we are still stuck in the middle of a very unsettled pattern. Scattered thundershowers will continue this evening. Tomorrow will bring a few more breaks in the action. The weekend won’t be ...
2019-06-06 20:51

How to Survive the Middle Seat Are you currently being jabbed in the midriff by the elbows of dueling strangers? You must be seated in a middle seat on a flight. And we are sorry....
2019-06-05 02:51

'It was the yellow beak that gave it away': Pennsylvania woman finds dead bird in canned spinach A Pennsylvania woman said she discovered a surprise at the bottom of her canned spinach. Del Monte says it's investigating.        ...
2019-06-19 21:00

‘Is 55 Too Old to Go on Tinder?’ What Dating Looks Like for the Middle-Aged I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about dating apps lately. There are 2 a.m. texts like: “Is 55 too old to go on Tinder?” And existential laments like: “I thought I was just leafing through photos but it turns out I was sw...
2019-08-07 11:34

Are you in the middle class? Here's one way to know your status One way to know if you have middle class status is having the ability to borrow money, if you need to, at affordable rates of interest.       ...
2019-06-17 01:34

Teach Your Kid That Every Task Has a Beginning, Middle and End If I’m trying to help my six-year-old daughter Maggie become a more organized thinker, my instruction seems to be coming too late. “There are board game pieces everywhere,” I’ll tell her, having noticed the scene hours after she’s fled it and moved o...
2019-08-13 14:51

Study: Hypertension in middle-age may lead to dementia People between age 54 and 63 with blood pressure readings above 140/90 Hg, and saw their readings drop below 90/60 Hg later in life, have an increased risk of dementia, according to a study published Tuesday....
2019-08-13 17:51

Many Teens Check Their Phones in Middle of Night Teenagers are so attached to their smartphones that more than a third of them wake up in the middle of the night and check the devices, according to a new survey....
2019-05-29 09:34

Walmart Turns to VR to Pick Middle Managers The country’s largest employer is using a VR skills assessment as part of the selection process to find new middle managers, hoping to limit inherent bias in hiring decisions, increase diversity and reduce turnover in a tight labor market....
2019-06-30 15:34

A new design might make airplane middle seats better A new design could help airplane middle seats a little bit better. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard has the story.       ...
2019-07-20 03:51

‘Walkers are middle aged, hikers are cool’ No longer just an activity for older people with sticks, rambling in the countryside is catching on with a new generationDeep in the English countryside on a golden midsummer evening, 16 young people have gathered to plot the night’s entertainment. P...
2019-07-14 22:17

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia (Reuters Health) - Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan....
2019-08-09 23:34

Thomas: No regrets over middle finger at Carroll Ravens safety Earl Thomas said he stands by flipping the middle finger to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll in a September game after going down with a broken leg....
2019-07-25 07:34

No one wants the middle seat on airplanes. This design could change that The S1 design from the Colorado-based startup, Molon Labe Seating, features three economy seats in a staggered layout, putting the middle seat slightly behind the aisle and window seats, and at a slightly lower height....
2019-07-20 05:34

Being a sober mom in the middle of a wine mom culture is isolating I wasn’t quite sure when I finally decided to quit drinking. But I did know one thing: I couldn’t parent little kids with three or four glasses of wine in my system....
2019-07-15 17:17

Video: 10 F1 drivers who were dumped in the middle of the season Red Bull has become synonymous with mid-season driver changes during its time in Formula 1, but the ruthless seat-swapping did not begin when it arrived in the championship...
2019-07-31 19:01

As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle European leaders want desperately to preserve the nuclear deal, which they see as critical to regional security, but are powerless to stop the escalations that threaten it....
2019-06-18 15:51

Red Bull Is Shaking Things Up In The Middle Of The F1 Season Max Verstappen has been the star of Red Bull Racing this year, and perhaps the entire Formula One field. He’s a breath of unpredictability, and success, in a sea of Mercedes team dominance. His teammate Pierre Gasly has been kind of the opposite, ...
2019-08-13 02:51

Books to Ease the Transition to Middle School In Pablo Cartaya’s ‘Each Tiny Spark,’ Carolyn Mackler’s ‘Not if I Can Help It’ and Kristin Mahoney’s ‘The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School,’ kids navigate the toughest crossing....
2019-08-10 20:34

Fear not, parents: Your middle kids are going to be just fine. Our kids’ desires for engagement and attention fluctuate based on their age, personality and how a given day happens to be going. But are these things also impacted by birth order? Not necessarily, experts say....
2019-07-02 18:34

My time tracking Apollo 11 from a tiny island in the middle of the sea As Apollo 11 sped to the moon, the Earth turned behind it, and Mission Control in Houston would lose the ability to communicate directly with the spacecraft. NASA needed tracking stations — 14 in total, dotted around the planet — to keep in contact. ...
2019-07-18 03:17

First day of summer looks likes middle of winter in Colorado, Montana The summer season in Northern Hemisphere officially arrived Friday, but there were some regions in the United States that apparently didn't get the memo and spent the first day of summer trapped in a winter wonderland....
2019-06-23 00:51

Middle schools can help prevent teen dating violence (Reuters Health) - Middle schools that offer a comprehensive dating violence prevention program in every grade may have fewer youth involved in abusive relationships, a U.S. study suggests....
2019-06-06 00:17

The Middle Ages weren’t as sexist as Game Of Thrones would have you believe As a medievalist, I was and am all about Game Of Thrones. A TV show set in a world that draws heavily from the Middle Ages, but with dragons? Yes, please. And while early seasons saw Game Of Thrones’ female characters badly mistreated by men, later s...
2019-05-24 21:51

Is Trump planning another tax cut? If so, it won’t help middle class Americans much The White House is working to adjust the capital gains tax rules that would help wealthy investors much more than regular Americans.       ...
2019-06-28 22:00

A whole new world: does the new Aladdin fetishise Middle Eastern culture? Guy Ritchie’s new film evokes a fantasy Arabia, following Hollywood’s long tradition of problematic stereotypes A new Aladdin movie means a return to Hollywood’s perennial Arab problem, which in this case boils down the awkwardness of setting a famil...
2019-05-21 17:00

Man who won $30M lottery while in middle of divorce ordered to share winnings PONTIAC, Mich. — A suburban Detroit man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife. The Michigan appeals court says a marriage isn’t over until it’s over. It means...
2019-06-21 09:34

Sad Super Bowl icon becomes middle school principal Kevin Dyson may have come up a yard short in one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history, but he never let up on his pursuit of education — his own and that of others. Nearly 20 years after nearly climbing to the top of the football worl...
2019-05-27 03:00

Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class Wages stalled but costs haven’t, so people increasingly rent or finance what their parents might have owned outright. The unreachable goal for some: becoming a homeowner....
2019-08-01 18:34

Bail Plea Of Odisha Lawmaker, In Middle Of 'Sit-Ups' Row, Deferred A local special court deferred hearing of a bail petition of ruling Biju Janata Dal MLA Saroj Kumar Meher and sent him to jail on Monday for allegedly forcing a tribal engineer do sit-ups....
2019-07-02 03:00

Rays' Brosseau goes from undrafted to middle of MLB lineup The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays think they have found another hidden gem in Mike Brosseau, an undrafted infielder from Oakland University in Michigan who signed for $1,000 and bolted to the big leagues       ...
2019-07-18 21:51

New airplane design will make middle seats great A new design could help airplane middle seats a little bit better. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard has the story.       ...
2019-07-22 19:51

How a Real Estate Concept From the Middle Ages Can Still Backfire The value of fractional real estate has long been debated. Critics see it as a hustle, while supporters say it is a smarter way to use a vacation home....
2019-06-08 07:17

Middle aged money mules used by criminals to launder cash Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas....
2019-06-18 15:34

Viral debate: Should middle-seat airplane passengers hog both armrests? The internet is up in arms over this airplane etiquette question: “Does the person sitting in the middle seat on the airplane get both armrests?” Twitter users are offered two response choices: “Definitely” and “No way.&...
2019-06-08 00:34

Tim Tebow gets in the middle of skirmish between Mets, Yankees Triple-A teams New York's baseball rivalry trickled down to Class AAA over weekend, with the Syracuse Mets and Scranton RailRiders having multiple incidents.        ...
2019-05-28 18:17

Maintaining or starting exercise in middle age tied to longer life (Reuters Health) - Even if they were inactive during their younger years, middle aged and older adults who get at least the minimum recommended amount of exercise each week may live longer than their sedentary counterparts, suggests a large UK study....
2019-07-17 21:34

Caught in the Middle of #MeToo: Unions That Represent Accusers and Accused From the shop floors of factories to ballet’s grandest stages, unions are rethinking how they balance their responsibilities in sexual harassment cases....
2019-05-21 15:01

Ronald Acuña Jr. Gives Gravity The Middle Finger, Robs Home Run Ronald Acuña Jr. has been an absolute stud for the Braves as of late, and even when his team hasn’t been performing to the best of their abilities, he still finds a way to remind the folks at home just how much better he is compared to the bums aroun...
2019-08-17 01:00

Call Of Duty Pro’s Controller Stops Working In The Middle Of The Finals Sometimes a controller breaks and it’s frustrating. Sometimes a controller breaks and you’re forced to remap buttons in the middle of a tense come-from-behind win at a major Call of Duty tournament with $200,000 on the line....
2019-07-24 02:17

'I belong to me': What happens in Middle America when the pools, churches, and bars all close FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. — Between Fayette Avenue and the Monongahela River in Fayette City used to be the local swimming pool. The old sign for Crystal Pool, with a Coca-Cola advertisement atop, still looms over the lot, which is now a junkyard....
2019-08-14 20:51

Coco Gauff in middle of Wimbledon doubles text breakup Coco Gauff Mania has cost one player her Wimbledon mixed doubles partner. British tennis star Harriet Dart said her playing partner Jay Clarke texted to let her know that he would instead be playing with Gauff, the 15-year-old American who has taken ...
2019-07-05 02:34

We are in the middle of the great American department store shakeout—and there's no stopping it The pressure facing Macy's, Nordstrom and J.C. Penney is the same: as the retail industry has transformed over the past few decades, department stores' greatest strength, size and scale, have become their greatest weakness....
2019-08-13 19:17

Moroccan Soccer Player Tries To Quit In The Middle Of A Preseason Ass-Kicking Turkish side Fenerbahce took on German giants Bayern Munich in a preseason friendly yesterday. Things did not go well for the Fenerbahce players, who were dominated throughout the game and lost 6-1. That performance earned them plenty of boos from th...
2019-08-01 00:17

IHOP is changing names and putting a pancake in the middle of a burger IHOP is highlighting its burgers again by launching three new ones – and calling them "pancakes." It's a reference to last year's IHOb stunt.        ...
2019-06-04 05:00

Neither the first-born nor the favorite: The life of middle child Eric Trump Brian Snyder / Reuters Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's middle child, may not be as glamorous as his sister Ivanka, nor as outspoken as his brother Don Jr., but he is an integral part of the Trump family. The 35-year-old is an executive vice pre...
2019-07-18 05:00

Democrats’ Tax Cuts Target Middle Class More Than Trump’s, Study Says A liberal think tank concluded that plans from the 2020 contenders Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Michael Bennet would cost less than the 2017 tax cuts while lifting incomes more for low- and middle-income workers....
2019-05-22 14:34

Letter From Former Middle School Teacher Accused Principal Of Bullying ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/Anderson County News)– A letter written by a former middle school teacher accused of threatening to cut off a student’s genitals in 2017 has surfaced this week. The letter was obtained by the Anderson County N...
2019-06-06 00:51

Bernie Sanders says there's no middle ground on eliminating private insurance As Kamala Harris equivocates on her position on healthcare, Bernie Sanders has thrown down the gauntlet: Either you support the elimination of private insurance, or you aren't really for "Medicare for all."...
2019-06-29 02:34

CC Sabathia in middle of more Yankees-Rays bad blood as benches clear There’s been no shortage of bad blood between the Yankees and Rays this season — stemming back to last year — and it briefly flared up after the top of the sixth on Tuesday night when CC Sabathia and Avisail Garcia had to be separated. Sa...
2019-07-17 04:00

Bryce Harper gets Cubs fans’ middle fingers with great trolling If Bryce Harper isn’t exactly thrilling Phillies fans just yet, he’s flat enraging Cubs fans. A day after showing off his arm with a gun-down at the plate from the right field, the Phillies’ $330 million man used his right arm again...
2019-05-22 17:17

Rachel Dolezal reveals that she's bisexual in the middle of Pride Month Rachel Dolezal, the woman who "self identifies" as black and stepped down from a senior NAACP post in 2015, says on social media that she's bisexual.        ...
2019-06-18 03:34

'Uncertainty is our middle name': Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris isn't worried about trade war "I think the world can live with some trade friction, it's not the end of the world," Nassef Sawiris, the billionaire CEO of OCI N.V, told CNBC in Abu Dhabi....
2019-06-18 13:51

Colombia leader hits out at 'hypocrisy' of middle-class cocaine users Iván Duque decries social acceptability of drug that inflicts environmental and social damage on producersMiddle-class cocaine users are inconsistent hypocrites if they fail to recognise the environmental and social damage their drug use is inflictin...
2019-06-17 23:51

Raytheon nabs $110M contract for cybersecurity for Middle Eastern country Raytheon Co. announced a $110 million contract on Monday to develop and deploy cybersecurity equipment for an unnamed country in the Middle East North Africa region....
2019-07-17 00:00

Bronx middle school teacher allegedly raped 13-year-old student A Bronx middle school teacher is accused of raping a 13-year-old student four times and attempting suicide by downing over-the-counter medication while the cops were looking for him, sources told The Post. Jonathan Pol, 28, a teacher at the Mott Hall...
2019-05-29 19:51

India's Coffee King Struggled to Flourish Off an Elusive Middle Class The apparent suicide of V.G. Siddhartha, the entrepreneur behind India’s Cafe Coffee Day, was a reminder of the difficulties for companies counting on the country’s consumers....
2019-08-03 09:51

Good Boys' Molly Gordon reminisces about her middle school shenanigans Molly Gordon is having a bit of a moment. The actress popped up in the excellent Booksmart earlier this summer, and now she’s playing the teen tormenter of three more-innocent-than-thou middle schoolers in the new Good Boys. The A.V. Club talked to h...
2019-08-17 12:34

Facebook Scrambles for a Middle Ground on Misleading Video of Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies. This week, she became the subject of an unusual viral video intentionally slowed down to create the...
2019-05-25 03:51

Dogs stuck in the middle of the canine social ladder show more aggression For dogs stuck on the middle rungs of their social ladder, life is especially tough. Dogs in the middle of the pack -- not top dog, not the runt -- tend to behave more aggressively toward one another....
2019-07-04 01:51

Tiger Woods falls apart in middle of his round, finishes with 7-over 78 at British Open Tiger Woods’ quest for 16th major championship victory got off to a rough start at the British Open. Woods finished the first round with a 7-over 78.        ...
2019-07-19 02:17

Bronx middle school teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student A Bronx middle school teacher who allegedly forced himself on a 13-year-old student has been charged with rape, police said Thursday. Jonathan Pol, 28, a teacher at the Mott Hall Community School, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Jacobi Hospi...
2019-05-31 00:51

Glitch Reveals Popular Young Streamer Is A Middle-Aged Woman Qiaobiluo Dianxia, also known as “Your Highness Qiaobiluo,” was racking up followers and donations on DouYu, a Chinese live-streaming platform. The photos she uploaded and the short clips she posted showed a young woman, leading her growing number of...
2019-07-31 18:51

Warren dodges over whether she would raise taxes on middle class to fund 'Medicare for all' Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren ducked a question during the second round of debates Tuesday about whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to fund "Medicare for all."...
2019-07-31 20:00

The west turns a blind eye to Middle Eastern violence at its own peril | Dr Amr Darrag In failing to hold Egypt and Saudi Arabia to account over the deaths of Giulio Regeni and Jamal Khashoggi, the west is making a rod for its own backThe parents of Giulio Regeni, the Italian doctoral student murdered in Cairo three years ago, last wee...
2019-05-25 15:17

Mystery at Tour de France as Rohan Dennis vanishes in middle of race BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France — In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops. Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Roh...
2019-07-19 20:00

Physical un-fitness linked with depression, anxiety in middle-aged women (Reuters Health) - Mid-life women with weak upper and lower body fitness may be more prone to depression and anxiety, a study from Singapore suggests....
2019-06-19 02:17

Georgia Southern's Shai Werts cleared of cocaine charges after contending 'it's bird poop' Georgia Southern QB Shai Werts was cleared of cocaine charges after he contended to arresting officers that the substance on his car was "bird poop."       ...
2019-08-10 03:00

Iran tanker seizure: Diplomat summoned after Jeremy Hunt warns Iran is on a 'dangerous path' after two ships seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions...
2019-07-20 18:17

Boston Museum of Fine Arts acts over middle schoolers' racism claim Staff member alleged to have told students ‘no watermelon’Officials say staffer recalls saying ‘no water bottles’ The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has banned two people and vowed to change protocols for its guards after minority middle school studen...
2019-05-25 15:17

David Fincher helped Brad Pitt rehearse for a middle-aged renaissance In Quentin Tarantino’s recent Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Brad Pitt plays Cliff Booth, stunt double, driver, and all-purpose best-friend-for-hire for fading actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). As he cruises through 1969 Los Angeles, running err...
2019-08-13 18:51

Watch: Police probe illegal stunts performed in middle of Texas intersection Police in Texas are investigating a group of stunt drivers who illegally took over a busy intersection to perform dangerous stunts and set off fireworks....
2019-08-08 00:34

10 times the normally mild-mannered Roger Federer went wild in the middle of a tennis match Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images Roger Federer is a relentless title-winning tennis player. He's admired for his on-court elegance and his off-court demenour. But he's not always polite. There are also times he's smashed his racket, sworn at an...
2019-08-09 00:00

South Africa’s Middle Class Sours on Mandela’s Party, Tainted by Corruption President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing to win back the support of black middle-class voters in Wednesday’s election, but many are outraged over the endemic corruption in the African National Congress....
2019-05-21 16:51

How 'Bay Area refugees' shook up the city long considered California's 'middle child' As thousands of tech workers move in, Sacramento is enjoying its moment in the sun – but the clouds are gatheringPhotographs by Salgu WissmathJoan Didion, the patron saint of California, once managed to summarily dismiss and define her hometown with ...
2019-07-02 11:51

Exclusive: Hong Kong police "trapped in the middle" by polarizing extradition bill Several senior Hong Kong police officials feel caught between a rock and a hard place as city leader Carrie Lam tries to ram through contentious extradition laws that have triggered violent clashes between police and protesters....
2019-06-14 14:51

Caledonian Sleeper cancels service in middle of night as problems with new trains continue Caledonian Sleeper passengers had to leave the train's double beds and comfort seats for a replacement bus to Scotland after the service was cancelled mid-journey during the night....
2019-06-12 13:00

As A Formerly Decent Middle School Athlete, I Can Relate To This 13-Year-Old Who Won The European Diving Championships This week in Ukrainian diving news: 13-year-old diving prodigy Oleksii Sereda has captured gold in the 10-meter European Diving Championships in Kiev, a historic feat I would definitely be significantly more impressed with if I too had not enjoyed at...
2019-08-14 11:51

East: Could this be the year for Harbaugh and Michigan? Can the Wolverines get over the hump? How will Ohio State adjust to life after Urban Meyer? Is Penn State ready to be elite? We answer those questions and more about the Big Ten East....
2019-07-18 18:51

CBP seizes pot, meth east of Lukeville TUCSON – Federal authorities say they have arrested five suspected drug smugglers, and seized several backpacks containing drugs in the desert about 30 miles east of Lukeville. U.S. Border Patrol agents worked with the assistance of a CBP helic...
2019-07-20 02:01

11-year-old boy shot in leg in East Harlem An 11-year-old boy was shot in the left leg by a stray bullet in East Harlem Sunday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened at 3:22 p.m. near the intersection of Madison Ave and E. 108th Street, cops said. Police sources told The Post the boy w...
2019-07-22 00:51

Welcome to the NFC East, the NFL’s new black-and-blue division In a pass-first league, the Redskins, Eagles, Cowboys and Giants have paired run-first offense with stout defenses, making the NFC East something of a throwback....
2019-08-04 02:17

Middle school students allegedly added bodily fluids to food served to teachers Ohio middle school students could be charged after allegedly adding urine and semen to a home ec project that was eaten by their teachers.        ...
2019-05-21 20:51

Very good boy crashes high school graduation, ‘waters’ the plants in the middle of class photo Graduation is a big day in the life of a high school student. It’s the final step in a journey that takes years and regardless of what lies beyond — be it college, technical training, or a plunge into the workforce — it’s caus...
2019-05-26 20:17

'Fantasy World': Biden knocks Harris promise of Medicare for All without middle-class tax hikes Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said that it would be impossible to pay for 'Medicare for All' without raising taxes on the middle class, taking aim at Kamala Harris' claim that the plan could be paid for with a Wall Street tax....
2019-07-25 00:51

Teeth help scientists trace evolution of great white shark family to Middle Jurassic By surveying the composition of great white shark teeth, researchers were able to trace the evolutionary origins of the mackerel shark family, Lamniformes, to a small benthic shark from the Middle Jurassic....
2019-07-05 20:51

East side burglary caught on camera TUCSON — Cale Lamoreux was at work Wednesday when he believes a man broke into his east side home just before 1:30 p.m. The video shows the break in was caught on camera. “He saw a target of opportunity and he walked in and got a prize,&#...
2019-06-07 11:00

27-year-old man dead in East Harlem shooting A 27-year-old man died Sunday after being shot in the chest in East Harlem, cops said. The shooting, which cops said appeared to escalate from a domestic dispute, occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a housing complex on East 102nd Street and 1st Avenue. The...
2019-05-26 18:00

Big East return is ‘jolt’ UConn basketball has been looking for Connecticut returning to the Big East may give the conference more of its old-school feel. In the least, it should help the Huskies return to national relevance. No longer will UConn be forgotten once the conference season begins, as it plays the lik...
2019-06-28 16:17

Man who gunned down ex-girlfriend in East Village sentenced The man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend during a busy morning commute in Manhattan in 2017 was sentenced to 18 years to life for the slaying on Thursday. Vincent Verdi, 63, pleaded guilty in May to fatally shooting Elizabeth Lee-Herman on Coope...
2019-06-21 08:34

Man arrested for robbing east side CVS at knifepoint TUCSON – The suspect of an armed robbery at an east side pharmacy was identified, located and arrested by Tucson Police Department, authorities reported Thursday afternoon. Last week, TPD reported on its Twitter page about an armed robber who a...
2019-06-21 07:00

17-year-old killed in east side shooting TUCSON – Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy after being involved in an east side shooting incident Sunday afternoon. According to Tucson Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 7300 block of East Marigol...
2019-05-28 01:00

UConn returning to Big East comes with major question The whispers have been there for a while now — that as strong as the new Big East Conference has been, it could use another quality men’s basketball program. Connecticut made perfect sense. The Huskies are expected to return to the conference, source...
2019-06-23 00:34

Who makes playoffs in wide open NFC East? SportsPulse: Lorenzo Reyes takes a deep dive into the NFC East and tells us why each team may or may not makes the playoffs.       ...
2019-07-15 18:00

Reports: UConn on verge of rejoining Big East The University of Connecticut's basketball programs could rejoin the Big East Conference as early as the 2020-21 season, multiple outlets reported Saturday....
2019-06-22 21:34

UConn May Return to the Big East and Some Familiar Rivals The move for the 2020-21 academic year could be announced as soon as next week, according to a conference official who was not authorized to speak about it publicly....
2019-06-23 00:51

Rammstein: Sons of East German punk Till Lindemann and his five colleagues weren't inactive before founding their band Rammstein. They all grew up in the GDR's punk and underground scene — a subversive tradition that still influences them today....
2019-07-31 18:34

Suspect sought in east side robbery TUCSON – Tucson Police Department is on the lookout for a man who reportedly robbed a store on the east side. According to TPD, the suspect reportedly stole from a TJ Maxx. Detectives need the community's help identify this suspect who rob...
2019-06-05 06:17