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Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments, U.S. Says

George Washington did it, so Donald Trump can, too.<p>That’s the Justice Department’s take on why the 45th president isn’t violating the U.S. …

Donald Trump

Government seeks dismissal of suit over Trump's businesses

Justice Department lawyers sought the dismissal Friday of a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.<p>In papers filed in Manhattan federal court, the government said none of the plaintiffs had suffered an …

Donald Trump

British Airways cabin crew suspend four-day strike

<b>British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike.</b><p>Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits.<p>BA had said the crew's pay and rewards are in line with competitors but Unite said the action was about benefits not being …

Cabin Crew

A CEO who turned down a $500-plus million buyout offer describes how he made the decision

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti knows the difficulty of this kind of decision: he turned down an acquisition offer from Disney in the final hour, walking away from a big buyout and taking a risk on his startup.<p>The risk and hard work required to avoid failure are key points of the startup …

Startups

Former Twitter CEO Compares Meeting With President Trump to Waterboarding

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that attending President Donald Trump’s meetings with Silicon Valley leaders is like waterboarding yourself.<p>“If …

Donald Trump

Election 2017: Minority government 'may support sterling'

<b>The likelihood of a minority Conservative government could stave off a further fall in sterling when trading begins on Monday, according to analysts.</b><p>Prime Minister Theresa May is in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to support her administration.<p>The Tories lost their Commons majority in …

United Kingdom

China: U.S. Military Report Driven by 'Cold War Thinking'

Beijing has criticized a report publicized by the Pentagon this week that assesses China's military capabilities, accusing the U.S. of distorting the …

Interrogating the Qatar Rift

We can gain some glimmers of understanding of what is motivating these Arab governments to act against Qatar, but little sympathy.The article …

Middle East

US officials credit Russia for calming tense situation in Southern Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> US officials are crediting Russia with helping calm the situation in southern Syria, where the US has had to launch several airstrikes against Iranian backed Shia militias and pro-regime fighters in recent days.<p>Pentagon spokesman US Navy Captain Jeff Davis stated: "Russia has been very …

Middle East

Trump Is Destroying His Own Administration's Policies

The Cabinet and National Security Council are developing sensible strategies. But they don’t survive contact with the president.<p>Remember the iconic <i>New Yorker</i> cover with Manhattan as the towering center of the world, all else minuscule, nothing between the Atlantic and Pacific coastal cities? …

Trump to reveal new Cuba policy in speech next Friday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is expected to reveal his administration's new policy toward Cuba in a speech in Miami next Friday, according to two US officials.<p>Trump is due to roll back portions of the Obama-era policies softening relations with Cuba, CNN reported in May. Officials …

Cuba

What Jeremy Corbyn And The UK Election Should Teach Hillary Clinton -- And Democrats

Democrats must choose between being the party of the Good Aristocrats and the party that fights Authoritarians.<p>The international left is hailing the stunning performance of U.K. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn in Thursday’s election as a political and ideological victory. It’s easy to understand …

Middle-class

German defense minister eyes EU fund to boost military

The EU's new defense fund could be used for drone development, better aircraft and officer training, Germany's defense minister has said. Ursula von …

BIDEN: I knew a month before Election Day that Hillary would lose key battleground states

Reflecting on the vicious 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Biden said he knew a month before Election Day that Clinton would lose key battleground states, based on his assessment from his own campaigning in those states, Politico's Alex Isenstadt reported.<p>Clinton gave up …

Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month

WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims …

Africa

May removed Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill 'under threat of leadership bid'

Angry Tories demanded advisers resign over ‘worst election campaign in living memory’, while Labour say PM cannot duck responsibility<p>• General election 2017 - latest updates • Support the Guardian’s journalism by becoming a monthly supporter or making a one-off contribution<p>Theresa May has given in …

Elections

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Peer-Reviewed

Brazilian President Michel Temer acquitted of illegal campaign funding

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been acquitted of accepting illegal donations during the campaign he ran with impeached leader Dilma Rousseff.<p>The Superior Electoral court voted four to three in Temer’s favour, allowing the President to remain in office.<p>The accusations revolved around Dilma …

Afghanistan: US soldiers 'killed by commando' in Achin district

<b>Three US special forces soldiers have been shot dead by an Afghan colleague during an operation in eastern Afghanistan, US officials say.</b><p>A spokesman for the governor in Nangahar province said an Afghan commando had opened fire on the US troops during a joint operation in Achin. He was shot dead in …

Afghanistan

Japan's Royal Household Faces Major Challenges in Line of Succession

TOKYO — It’s a slice of history that carries a sheen of glamour and a dusting of a fairy tale: The world’s oldest continuous monarchy, dating back to 660 B.C., boasts a royal seat known as the Chrysanthemum Throne and a princess set to marry a commoner.<p>But the story of Japan’s monarchy has a …

Japan

London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

<b>The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a 7.5 tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say.</b><p>But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van from a DIY store instead.<p>The men drove into pedestrians on the bridge before …

Extremism

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal in principle with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday to prop up the Conservative government, stripped of its majority in a disastrous election.<p>The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also …

United Kingdom

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress.<p>Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional …

Donald Trump

Anti-Muslim rallies across US denounced by civil rights groups

So-called ‘anti-Sharia’ rallies across almost 30 US cities come as hate crimes on the rise, prompting criticism and counter-protests<p>A wave of anti-Muslim rallies planned for almost 30 cities across the US on Saturday by far-right activists has drawn sharp criticism from civil rights groups and …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Defends Twitter Use as Aides Urge Him to Cut Back

WASHINGTON — President Trump — under pressure to cut back on 140-character cannonades — shot back Tuesday morning with two tweets defending his use of social media and slamming “fake” news organizations for trying to deny him his political sword and shield.<p>“The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to …

Donald Trump