Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 11:06am
The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham," vowing to take quick action to ramp up economic and diplomatic pressure on President Nicolas Maduro's beleaguered government.
The U.N. envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich country's "perverse economic model" based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods "must be shattered" to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.
John Raby, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 10:40am
Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates West Virginia's "sore loser" law.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 9:46am
Stocks are solidly higher Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make major progress in trade talks. The Chinese government says it will buy more goods and services and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. postponed tariffs on up to $150 billion in goods from China after the two sides made "meaningful progress" toward a new trade agreement. Industrial companies and banks are making some of the biggest gains.
Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | Posted
May 21st - 9:22am
Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Sophie Marceau are leading campaigns for mandatory cameras in French slaughterhouses and a ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens as France's parliament prepares to debate a food industry bill Tuesday.