Pompeo discusses Iran with Gulf allies amid escalating crisis6/24/2019 3:06:50 PM U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone.
Washington seeks to rally its allies as Tehran says cyber attacks failed6/24/2019 3:06:50 PM Iran said on Monday U.S. cyber attacks on its military had failed, as Washington sought to rally support in the Middle East and Europe for a hardline stance that has brought it to the verge of conflict with its long-time foe.
Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top U.S. adviser says6/24/2019 3:04:28 PM U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile programs, as well as its support for proxies, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.
Supreme Court invalidates law banning foul language trademarks6/24/2019 3:03:12 PM The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.
U.S. records 33 new measles cases, raising year's total to 1,0776/24/2019 2:50:09 PM The United States recorded 33 new measles cases last week, bringing the number of confirmed cases this year to 1,077 in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday.
Wall Street edges higher as tech offsets healthcare loss6/24/2019 2:40:38 PM U.S. stocks posted slight gains on Monday, as technology stocks more than offset a decline in healthcare sector, while investors awaited a high-stakes meeting between U.S. and Chinese leaders at the G20 summit later this week.
Oman denies conveying U.S. message to Iran over downed drone6/24/2019 2:06:09 PM Oman on Monday denied reports that it had conveyed a message from the United States to the Iranian government over the downing last week of an American unmanned drone.
U.S. Supreme Court takes up insurers' $12 billion Obamacare dispute6/24/2019 1:57:52 PM The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion under an Obamacare program aimed at encouraging them to cover previously uninsured people after the healthcare law was enacted in 2010.
Trump says other countries should do more to protect oil tankers6/24/2019 1:56:42 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that other countries, including China and Japan, should protect their own oil tankers in the Middle East.
Beyond the rainbow: Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall6/24/2019 1:50:18 PM Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples.
Bristol-Myers plans to divest Celgene's psoriasis drug6/24/2019 1:46:55 PM Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Monday offered to divest Celgene Corp's psoriasis treatment Otezla to allay concerns raised by the U.S. competition regulator, and pushed back the closing of their $74 billion deal.
Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win6/24/2019 1:04:12 PM Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.
Kushner's economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection6/24/2019 12:50:19 PM Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.
Hong Kong should consult widely on extradition bill: U.N. rights boss6/24/2019 12:38:36 PM United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged authorities in Hong Kong on Monday to "consult broadly" before passing or amending an extradition bill that triggered weeks of protests, or any other legislation.
Hong Kong activists renew protest against extradition bill6/24/2019 12:38:36 PM More than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want scrapped.
Democrat O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on affluent U.S. families without military members6/24/2019 12:28:37 PM Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans.
U.S. plan will not lure Lebanon into settling Palestinians: parliament speaker6/24/2019 12:22:06 PM Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees, its parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday.
U.S., Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan6/24/2019 12:09:30 PM Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't plot attacks from Afghan soil, sources said on Monday.
G20 nerves hit Europe stocks; dollar slips to three-month low6/24/2019 12:09:16 PM European stocks stumbled and the dollar hit three-month lows on Monday as hopes waned for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks at this week's G20 meeting and fears of an escalation in Iran tensions flared up.
Pompeo says he discussed Gulf maritime security with Saudi king6/24/2019 12:06:50 PM U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a tweet on Monday he had discussed heightened tensions in the region with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a meeting in Jeddah.