As U.S. sanctions scare away the world's largest shippers from Venezuela's oil industry, new players are willing to brave the heightened risks and help keep socialist leader Nicolás Maduro afloat, according to a new report.
Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press | PostedJul 13th - 5:15am
An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company's technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide.
Brexit moved back to the front-burner of British politics on Monday, months after COVID-19 knocked it out of the headlines, with the government launching a new public information campaign to prepare the nation for departure.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press | PostedJul 13th - 3:54am
until about a week ago. Daily reported deaths in the U.S. have increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University's seven-day rolling average. That's still well below the heights hit in April, but researchers are expecting deaths to rise for at least some weeks still as infections soar.
Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse.
The CEO of telecoms company BT has warned it may take a decade to remove Huawei equipment from Britain’s wireless infrastructure if the U.K. government follows the U.S. in dumping the telecom provider from its networks.
Oscar Wells Gabriel Ii, Associated Press | PostedJul 13th - 1:05am
It's been a treasured game for many youngsters for decades. And now an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. title has fetched a decent-sized fortune at auction. During an auction this past Friday, an anonymous bidder bought a sealed Super Mario Bros. game for $114,000. Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, says the price eclipses the previous record for a video game, which was $100,150. That was paid earlier this year for a sealed title of the same game. The latest Super Mario Bros. copy was part of a collection of video games from the 1980's and 1990's that sold to various buyers for a total of nearly $700,000. Other titles in the batch included “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!,” a 1987 game inspired by the former former heavyweight boxing champion. It sold for $50,400.
Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as traders start off a busy week for company earnings reports on a positive note. The S&P 500 index rose 0.8% in early trading Monday, following similar gains in Europe and even bigger gains in Asian markets. Major U.S. banks are among the big companies announcing their latest quarterly results this week, which are expected to be down sharply overall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Early gains were led by technology companies, while safe-play sectors like utilities lagged behind. Bond yields rose. The market rallied Friday at the end of a shaky week.
Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split between rival, warring factions.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | PostedJul 12th - 10:22pm
Despite a barrage of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, the new chief of U.S. global media is plowing ahead with changes to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters that are heightening concerns about their future as independent news organizations.