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The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than many countries, study says

According to the study written by Boston University professor Neta Crawford, the Defense Department is the world's single largest consumer of oil.  &...

The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than many countries, study says

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The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Portugal, study finds Pentagon released 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other warming gases in 2017, research showsThe United States creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialized countries such as Swede...
03:26, 06/13/2019

Illegal Ozone-Depleting Gases Traced To China: Study Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists said Wednesday....
23:13, 05/22/2019

China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds Levels of ozone-depleting gas spiked when air from industrialised areas of China arrived, say researchersIndustries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international t...
18:26, 05/23/2019

Childhood circumstances have improved in 173 countries: study At least 280 million children across the globe are better off today than they were two decades ago, according to Save the Children. However, a quarter of the world's youngsters are still denied a safe childhood....
06:39, 05/29/2019

Study: For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050 The following announcement was released jointly by MIT and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30...
23:26, 05/01/2019

About half of China's loans to developing countries are 'hidden,' study finds China's lending to other countries has surged in the past decade, causing debt levels to jump dramatically, and as much as half of such debt to developing economies is "hidden," a new study has found....
15:00, 07/12/2019

Pentagon study: Russia outgunning U.S. in race for global influence A divided America is failing to counter Moscow's efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in 'political warfare.'...
13:13, 06/30/2019

Report: Pentagon study reveals sexual assault cases in military are on the rise A study by the Pentagon reveals that cases of sexual assault in the military ranks has increased 38% from 2016 to 2018.        ...
21:52, 05/02/2019

Training a single AI algorithm emits as much CO2 as five American cars Processing data takes a lot of power, and researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amhurst have found that training a single machine learning algorithm can emit as much carbon dioxide as five average American cars do during their entire life...
12:00, 06/07/2019

Rise in ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China Foam insulation factories in China are responsible for a mysterious increase in CFC production, according to a new study. The gases, which damage the Earth's ozone layer, were supposed to be phased out by 2010....
05:13, 05/23/2019

Banned Ozone-Destroying Gases Are Coming From China, Scientists Say A new study has determined that the mysterious source of ozone-destroying gases that have increased in the atmosphere recently is eastern China. Last year, scientists discovered that chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, were increasing d...
07:52, 05/23/2019

Rogue Chinese factories damaging ozone with use of illegal gases In May 2018, a startling study revealed that there was an "unexpected and persistent increase" of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere. At the time, scientists could not pinpoint the exact location of the ozone-depleting gas, but subsequent m...
07:26, 05/24/2019

Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won't Be Way More Of Those! Earth is getting hotter, which is bad news for a lot of reasons. One new reason hotter temperatures are bad news: diesel engines spew far more toxic particles when the temperature rises about 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), according to a new stu...
04:39, 09/12/2019

How the Smithsonian Prevents Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit From Slowly Destroying Itself With Harmful Gases Short of entombing it in a giant resin block like a prehistoric mosquito trapped in amber, the Smithsonian’s conservators can’t stop Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit from slowly breaking down over time. But, as Adam Savage discovered, they have come up wit...
07:00, 08/01/2019

What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions? Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric power. But a new study by MIT and the Ford Motor Company finds that depending on the location, in some cases an eq...
18:26, 08/26/2019

Scientists set out how to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 Strong civil society movements are needed to ramp up pace of change, says studyGreenhouse gas emissions could be halved in the next decade if a small number of current technologies and behavioural trends are ramped up and adopted more widely, researc...
05:26, 09/19/2019

Curbs on Methane, Potent Greenhouse Gas, to Be Relaxed in U.S. If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipelines....
15:39, 08/30/2019

A Greenhouse Large Enough to Feed the Eastern Seaboard AppHarvest, the largest greenhouse in the United States, will begin shipping 45 million pounds of fresh produce annually to grocery stores when it opens next summer....
16:52, 09/03/2019

UK proposal would eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 The UK is setting firmer environmental targets in the wake of large-scale climate protests. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed legislation that would cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 -- the "first major economy to do so," s...
23:13, 06/12/2019

UK costs to cut greenhouse emissions 40% higher than thought: FT Britain's government has estimated that the cost of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 could be 40% higher than one given by official climate advisers, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing a finance ministry letter....
13:26, 06/07/2019

Canadian cannabis group snaps up UK greenhouse A giant Canadian cannabis producer has agreed its maiden foray into the British market by buying a vast Lincolnshire greenhouse in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds....
17:00, 07/04/2019

U.N. modernizes guidance for greenhouse emission estimates A United Nations climate change panel updated on Monday guidelines for governments to estimate greenhouse gas emissions so the most up-to-date scientific research is included....
05:39, 05/13/2019

White House aide who touted greenhouse gas to step down A White House aide who had insisted that carbon dioxide emissions were good for the planet and tried to form a panel questioning climate science used in U.S. military and intelligence reports will step down this week, a nonprofit group he co-founded ...
02:13, 09/12/2019

Greenhouse gas intensity decreasing at Suncor, CNRL: report Recently released data from Canada's two largest oil and gas producers, Suncor and CNRL, show the same thing: their greenhouse gas emission intensity levels continue to trend downward....
07:26, 07/23/2019

Trump EPA Moves to Gut Clean Air Act by Deregulating a Major Greenhouse Gas On Thursday, the Trump administration announced plans to roll back an Obama-era regulation to cut methane emissions from power plants and fossil fuel infrastructure. Read more......
19:39, 08/29/2019

China says its greenhouse gas emissions soar over 50% from 2005 to 2014 As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, China is obliged to submit its carbon emissions data on a regular basis....
11:26, 07/15/2019

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions climb on rising LNG output Australia's greenhouse gas emissions rose in the year through March largely due to increased liquefied natural gas output, the government said on Friday, adding that without LNG, the country's emissions would have fallen....
06:26, 08/30/2019

E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipelines....
10:00, 08/29/2019

Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S. states, according to a report from the Associated Press....
21:52, 06/19/2019

Manitoba lowers target for greenhouse gas emission reduction plan Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires has cut the target of Manitoba's greenhouse gas emission reduction plan to less than half its original target....
22:26, 06/11/2019

American unions have been decimated. No wonder inequality is booming | Steven Greenhouse Something urgent needs to be done to give America’s workers more say in our politics so that their voices are not dwarfed by billionaires, writes Steve GreenhouseCongress hasn’t raised the minimum wage in a decade, the longest stretch without such an...
19:26, 08/15/2019

"China's Greenhouse Targets At Risk Amid Trade War With US": Top Official China's greenhouse gas emission targets are at risk as a result of the trade war with the United States, which has put Beijing's coal-reliant economy under heavy pressure, a senior climate official......
12:26, 08/30/2019

Queensland coalmine increases greenhouse gas emissions without penalty, FOI reveals Under a policy that promised to put a limit on industrial pollution, Anglo American was given the green light to increase annual emissionsAn Australian coalmine has nearly doubled its greenhouse gas emissions in two years without penalty under a Coal...
01:54, 08/13/2019

Chinese think tank urges government to impose greenhouse gas caps An influential Chinese think tank is calling on the government to set absolute caps on climate-warming greenhouse gas to ensure the country is on course for emissions to peak by the end of the next decade....
02:39, 08/15/2019

Oil giants face shareholder pressure on climate emissions, greenhouse gas targets Major oil company investors are starting to use their voting rights to speak out against a lack of climate action. Shareholders in Shell and Equinor have already had their say, now BP is in the spotlight....
23:00, 06/11/2019

Canadian greenhouse labor shortages worsened by growing cannabis producers Canada's labor-strapped greenhouse vegetable and flower growers are ramping up efforts to keep and recruit more workers in the face of pressure from the country's budding cannabis industry, farm groups say....
22:39, 07/29/2019

China greenhouse gas emissions soar 50% during 2005-2014: government data China's climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions hit 12.3 billion tonnes in 2014, up 53.5% in just a decade, the environment ministry said on Monday, citing the country's latest carbon "inventory" submitted to the United Nations....
05:00, 07/16/2019

To secure pro-worker legislation, hold politicians' feet to the fire | Steven Greenhouse Unions should draw up a Contract for the American Worker and make it clear they will only support candidates who endorse itDonald Trump will no doubt tell the world he deserves to be re-elected because the economy is “the best ever”. Never mind that ...
09:00, 06/10/2019

Oil giants face shareholder pressure to act on climate emissions, set stricter greenhouse gas targets Major oil company investors are starting to use their voting rights to speak out against a lack of climate action. Shareholders in Shell and Equinor have already had their say, now BP is in the spotlight....
13:52, 05/20/2019

EPA moves to eliminate federal curbs over methane, a potent greenhouse gas contributing to climate change The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule Thursday that would eliminate the direct federal regulation of methane emissions from oil and gas operations in a major rollback of an Obama administration policy to combat climate change....
04:39, 08/30/2019

Dear Delta Airlines: video games and beer cannot compete with joining a union | Stephen Greenhouse The airline is telling employees that unions take money they could spend on entertainment instead. Will anyone really fall for that anti-union tactic?In its latest offensive to beat back unionization, Delta Airlines displays total contempt for labor ...
16:52, 05/11/2019

Our food system accounts for a whopping 37% of greenhouse-gas emissions, a UN report found. But it could also offer a solution to the climate crisis. Mark Hirsch/Getty Images The way we use land — for farming, mining, logging, and raising livestock — accounts for 23% of human-produced greenhouse gas emissions, a new report from the United Nations has found. The report calculated that ...
16:52, 08/08/2019

Study study suggests anorexia linked to metabolic disorder Anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about weight, might be at least partly linked to a metabolic disorder -- and not purely psychiatric as previously thought -- according to new research....
06:13, 07/17/2019

UK passes law to bring greenhouse gas emissions to 'net zero' by 2050 A target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero" by 2050 has become law, making the UK the first major economy to legislate to end its contribution to global warming, the Government said....
10:13, 06/27/2019

Countries with hardly any tourists Parisian bridges are weighted down with copycat "love locks," while visitors crowd cheek-to-jowl into Barcelona churches and Dubrovnik's historic center. In Italy, attempts to manage the impact of tourism range from segregating visitors to fines for ...
19:26, 08/16/2019

The countries with the most vacation days 24/7 Tempo reviewed data from the Center for Economic Policy and Research among other sources to compile our list.        ...
20:52, 07/25/2019

Keep out! The 100m² countries – in pictures Rubén Martín de Lucas pokes fun at the arbitrary nature of borders – by creating small geometric shapes and then living in themMinimal Republics is part of Circulation(s) European young photography festival, Paris, until 30 June Continue reading......
23:00, 05/01/2019

Countries doing the most (and least) to protect the environment 24/7 Wall St. created an index to measure environmental performance by country using data from Yale University and the World Bank.        ...
15:39, 07/14/2019

These are the 25 richest countries in the world 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the gross national income (GNI) per capita of nearly 200 nations to identify the 25 richest countries.       ...
04:39, 07/08/2019

The 30 least densely populated countries To identify the least densely populated countries on Earth, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the United Nations 2019 World Population Prospects.        ...
17:00, 07/11/2019

10 most expensive countries to hail a cab Western European countries and Japan are not home to cheap taxis. Click forward to see the 10 most expensive cab rides in the world.       ...
04:26, 06/29/2019

These countries produce the most CO2 emissions 24/7 Wall St. ranked countries emitting the most carbon dioxide, based on territorial emissions of CO2 in 2017 according to the Global Carbon Project.        ...
19:39, 07/14/2019

Countries doing the most to protect the environment 24/7 Wall St. created an index to measure environmental performance by country using data from Yale University and the World Bank.        ...
19:00, 07/16/2019

25 countries that love to visit America the most Which countries love visiting America the most? 24/7 Tempo identified them (think Canada, UK) using data from the National Trade & Tourism Office.       ...
17:00, 07/25/2019

These are the best countries for tourists to visit in 2019, according to the WEF The World Economic Forum ranked 140 countries based on their appeal to tourists, but warned that many countries were nearing a tourism "tipping point" that threatened to overwhelm or damage their resources....
22:39, 09/04/2019

US still outdoes all other countries for national pride Americans more likely than any other nationality to say their country is ‘best in the world’More than 40% of Americans say they “strongly dislike” the president, 70% say elected officials are “crooked”, and 64% say the country “is divided between ord...
09:13, 05/09/2019

How countries are protecting themselves from attacks in space The United States is one country that has identified space defence as a national security priority. But what are the specific threats it faces in space?...
02:13, 07/17/2019

10 countries with the most software developer talent With developers accounting for some of the most in-demand job positions, companies should look toward these 10 countries for top talent, according to Diffbot....
05:26, 07/31/2019

iOS 13 Will Finally Support NFC ID Scanning in a Few Countries iPhones have had NFC chips since the iPhone 6, but previously, Apple only allowed NFC to be used for making purchases with Apple Pay. But in iOS 13, Apple is expanding the use of NFC to other apps, and even though iOS won’t officially be available un...
23:00, 06/17/2019

How Countries Keep Testing the EU’s Fiscal Rules The European Union requires all 28 member states to maintain sound public finances, no matter their size or national challenges. But infractions generally don’t result in real punishment, and smaller countries sometimes complain that the biggest econ...
16:26, 06/04/2019

Countries with the top 20 fastest-growing populations 24/7 Tempo reviewed the 2018 World Population Data Sheet to identify the countries with the fastest growing populations.        ...
17:39, 07/10/2019

Countries with the fastest-growing populations 24/7 Tempo reviewed the 2018 World Population Data Sheet produced by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).        ...
17:00, 07/11/2019

Cities, not countries or corporations, should regulate AI A consensus is emerging about what the rules for AI should be, at least in rough outline. But it's still unclear who will do the regulating.Read More...
07:13, 06/09/2019

The 30 least densely populated countries in the world To identify the least densely populated countries on Earth, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the United Nations 2019 World Population Prospects.        ...
17:39, 07/10/2019

Coinbase doubles down on expansion, now available in 103 countries Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has just announced that it now offers trading in over 100 countries, after adding support for a further 50 countries. It’s also doubling down on its USDC stablecoin, making it available in 85 countries. In an announce...
19:26, 05/14/2019

These 15 countries control the world’s oil The 15 countries with the largest proven oil reserves span five continents and control between 12.8 billion barrels to 303.2 billion barrels of oil.        ...
13:13, 05/22/2019

US is considering duties on countries that undervalue their currencies The U.S. Commerce Department said its proposed rule would amend the normal countervailing duty process to include new criteria for currency undervaluation....
13:26, 05/24/2019

13 countries where being gay is legally punishable by death Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 70 countries. Some of them, including six nations that are members of the U.N., impose the death penalty.        ...
20:52, 06/13/2019

The 25 countries that love to visit America the most Which countries love visiting America the most? 24/7 Tempo identified them (think Canada, UK) using data from the National Trade & Tourism Office.       ...
07:00, 07/25/2019

No Two Countries Understand Each Other So Well As India And Bhutan: PM No two countries in the world understand each other so well or share so much as India and Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday as he emphasised that New Delhi and Thimphu are such......
13:26, 08/18/2019

The 13 countries outside the US that produce the most NBA draft picks Frank Franklin II/AP The 2019 NBA draft will be held on Thursday, June 20. Once again, NBA teams will select players from around the world, a testament to the worldwide popularity of the sport. Over the last decade, no country outside the United Sta...
07:00, 06/18/2019

Trump Tells Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From The attack, which was widely established as a racist trope, appeared to be meant for four progressive freshmen who have clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Only one was born outside the United States....
17:00, 07/15/2019

"Go Fix Countries You Came From": Trump's Tweet Attack On Congresswomen US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe....
21:13, 07/14/2019

Was Worried About India Lagging Behind Other Countries: S Jaishankar External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday batted for promoting nationalism to deal with challenges like terrorism and said the country now has both vision and leadership, which were lacking......
20:52, 07/06/2019

US produces far more waste and recycles far less of it than other developed countries US represents 4% of the world’s population but produces 12% of municipal solid waste, a stark contrast with China and IndiaThe US produces far more garbage and recycles far less of it than other developed countries, according to a new analysis by the...
02:26, 07/04/2019

Trump Tells 4 Congresswomen To "Go Back" To Their Countries, "Fix" Them President Donald Trump said Sunday that four minority, liberal congresswomen who have been critical of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested......
04:39, 07/15/2019

Samsung Galaxy Fit goes on sale in select countries Three months after being officially revealed the Galaxy Fit is finally making its way to select markets. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be worldwide roll-out, at least not for the moment, and we don't even know if Samsung will eventually make th...
06:00, 06/01/2019

Spotify now has a Lite app for Android users in 36 countries Spotify has just launched a Lite version of its Android app that’s designed to work well on low-end devices and spotty connections. The app comes in at under 10MB, and is set to stream tunes at ‘Basic’ quality by default, which the company says shoul...
08:26, 07/09/2019

Migrants stalemate ends as six EU countries agree to take them in Malta has agreed to let 356 migrants aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea, to disembark after six European countries agreed to accept them all....
16:26, 08/23/2019

EU countries extend welcome to Eleonore migrants without Italy Five EU member states have said they agree to receive the 104 migrants aboard the German charity rescue boat. The EU will schedule a special meeting in autumn to discuss possible migrant distribution mechanisms....
22:26, 09/03/2019

A recession in Germany could mean economic damage for these countries Data out Monday showed the manufacturing sector in Germany has weakened over the last couple of months, adding to other gloomy indicators, with economists considering whether a recession is on its way....
18:00, 06/28/2019

The most welcoming countries to expats, from Spain to Australia Expats are people living outside of their native country. The reasons they are doing so include jobs, education and for love and family.       ...
21:26, 08/01/2019

UN probing 35 North Korean cyberattacks in 17 countries U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear program — and are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the coun...
01:52, 08/13/2019

Why are countries failing on their promise to stop deforestation? Despite a pledge in 2014 to halve deforestation by 2020, the area of forest destroyed annually has increased by more than 40 per cent globally in the past five years...
01:13, 09/13/2019

Countries with the widest gaps between the rich and poor 24/7 Wall St. analyzed data involving 42 countries from the OECD to identify the those with the widest gaps between the rich and the poor.        ...
15:52, 05/28/2019

These Countries Follow the 'Six Month Rule' for Passports If you have any international travel planned, you’re going to want to check the expiration date on your passport right away. Of course, you know better than to try and cross borders with an expired passport, but many countries require a six month buf...
22:00, 06/05/2019

Oil price spike will be 'quite harmful' to some countries: Investor Frank Tsui of Value Partners says the situation in the oil market seems "manageable" unless there is more military action in Saudi Arabia. He also weighs in on the Chinese property market....
10:39, 09/17/2019

The world’s 2 most expensive countries are islands The most expensive countries in the world, according to new cost-of-living indices, are the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean and Bermuda.       ...
17:00, 07/25/2019

The IMF is hurting countries it claims to help | Mark Weisbrot The fund’s loan agreement with Ecuador will worsen unemployment and poverty When people think of the damage that wealthy countries – typically led by the US and its allies – cause to people in the rest of the world, they probably think of warfare. Hu...
22:00, 08/27/2019

GTA Online’s New Casino Won’t Let Players In Some Countries Gamble The most recent Grand Theft Auto Online update added a large new casino into the game, allowing players to buy chips, gamble and win big or lose everything. This casino has been teased in GTA Online for years, and many players were excited to jump on...
10:26, 07/25/2019

Businesses can now accept PayPal through Google Pay in 24 countries In all 24 countries where PayPal's integrated with Google Pay, businesses can now optionally accept PayPal with Google Pay through their apps or websites.Read More...
22:39, 06/20/2019

Fed PickShelton Says Other Countries Are 'Cheating' by Devaluing Currencies One of President Trump’s latest picks for the Federal Reserve Board, conservative economic commentator Judy Shelton, said foreign countries are devaluing their currencies to prop up their economies....
12:39, 08/02/2019

On the Border: Two Cities, Two Countries, Common Ground Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, are sister cities with shared history. The effect of the wall between them has been profound, but connections endure....
18:00, 05/20/2019

Instagram expands hidden ‘like’ test to more countries Instagram is expanding its ‘hiding likes’ test in several more countries. The company says the test hopes to “focus on the photos and videos you share, and not how many likes they get.” The goal is to make users feel less judged. Currentl...
00:39, 07/19/2019

U.N. Investigating 35 North Korean Cyberattacks in 17 Countries UNITED NATIONS — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear program — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providi...
09:00, 08/13/2019

These countries are launching a paperless travel program A pilot project that seeks to enable passengers to fly between the Netherlands and Canada using their mobile phones, instead of passports, was launched at the Montreal airport on Wednesday. The Known Traveller Digital Identity platform will be tested...
01:13, 06/27/2019

G20 countries should raise Khashoggi killing: U.N. expert The U.N. executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend should press Saudi Arabia to take "full responsibility" for what she called the state murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
20:00, 06/26/2019

These 15 countries have the widest gaps between rich and poor To study income inequality, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed data from 42 countries to identify those with the widest gaps between the rich and the poor.        ...
15:52, 05/28/2019

Oil producing countries would like to see higher prices from where they are now, expert says Jason Bordoff, professor and director at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy and former adviser to President Obama, discusses oil prices and the global energy industry....
19:13, 09/06/2019

Countries with widest gaps between rich, poor 24/7 Wall St. analyzed data involving 42 countries from the OECD to identify the those with the widest gaps between the rich and the poor.        ...
22:52, 05/31/2019

Instagram is expanding its hidden 'Like' test to more countries Instagram launched an experiment for Canadian users in April to try and find out whether hiding Like counts can benefit its users. While the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform hasn't shared its results with the public yet, it's now expan...
09:52, 07/18/2019

Child advocacy group: Kids in 173 countries better off now A children’s advocacy group says youngsters in all but three of the 176 nations it evaluated have a better chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage than at any time in 20 years...
04:00, 05/29/2019

28 countries the US government doesn’t want you to visit The State Department’s travel advisories are intended to keep Americans aware of potential terrorist attacks, civil unrest and crime in other nations.       ...
22:52, 06/25/2019

NBA Finals broadcast to more than 200 countries, thanks to one 40-foot truck The NBA world feed truck is packed with equipment to put together one live broadcast that is shared by all of the league's game providers around the world....
18:39, 06/03/2019

180 countries — except US — agree to plastic waste agreement After 12 days of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, countries have agreed to treat plastic as hazardous waste. Germany is considering a ban that would go even further....
07:39, 05/11/2019

Google faces privacy complaints in European countries Google's privacy woes are set to increase after campaigners on Tuesday filed complaints to data protection regulators in France, Germany and seven other EU countries over the way it deals with data in online advertising....
14:52, 06/04/2019

Indian Packaged Food And Drinks Unhealthiest Among 12 Countries The survey conducted by George Institute for Global Health ranked Indian packaged food products lowest among the various food items analysed. Packaged foods from the UK were found to be healthiest,......
14:26, 08/23/2019

European countries among gloomiest in developed world – poll Global survey reveals a public worried about living standards and the future of the planetEuropean countries are among the gloomiest in the developed world, with citizens pessimistic about their national prospects, their youth and the world in genera...
21:39, 05/03/2019

UK refines Digital Sales Tax as more countries adopt levy Britain has altered its plan for a tax on the UK sales of online giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to prevent them from being double-taxed in cross-border transactions as other countries introduce similar levies....
16:26, 07/11/2019

EU countries agree to share out Ocean Viking migrants Six European Union countries have agreed to take in the 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff in the bloc over migration across the Mediterranean....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Bumrah 1st Asian To Pick 5-Wicket Hauls In These 4 Countries Jasprit Bumrah ran through the West Indies top-order in the second innings of the first Test in Antigua on Sunday as he bagged his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests....
02:00, 08/27/2019

Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From The president’s attack, which Democrats slammed as a racist trope, was meant for four progressive freshmen who have clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Only one was born outside the United States....
16:52, 07/14/2019

Countries agree on protections for over a dozen shark species GENEVA — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appe...
12:00, 08/27/2019

Countries vote to protect endangered mako sharks Mako sharks have practically disappeared from the Mediterranean, and their numbers have plunged in other seas, too. Japan and China opposed a global initiative to save them from extinction but most countries endorsed it....
21:13, 08/25/2019

Trump tells freshman Dems to ‘go back’ to their countries ​President Trump suggested the freshman Democrats who have been feuding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should “go back” to their countries to fix their governments, saying “you can’t leave fast enough.” ​”So inter...
17:52, 07/14/2019

UN food agency boosting aid given to four Central American countries The World Food Program says it’s planning to nearly quadruple the number of people that the UN agency helps in four central American countries affected by drought....
02:00, 08/10/2019

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in MediterraneanThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said European countries have made progress on plans to redistribute refugees rescued in the Mediterranean, efforts criticised...
11:52, 07/23/2019

EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism-Macron Some 14 member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday....
20:13, 07/22/2019

3 Countries Cut Rates as World Braces for More Trade War Turbulence Central banks in India, Thailand and New Zealand cut interest rates in what one analyst called “defensive action” amid fears of worsening U.S.-China tensions....
22:00, 08/07/2019

U.S. ready to target other countries for supporting Venezuela's Maduro U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said Washington was ready to impose sanctions on any international company doing business with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a sharp escalation of U.S. pressure on the leftist leader....
22:39, 08/06/2019

Data privacy regulators in GCC countries get more muscles to flex Authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are looking to tighten their data privacy laws and give more teeth to regulators after the introduction of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Privacy regulations around th...
23:39, 08/04/2019

Ex-New Yorkers visited 30 countries, 40 states before choosing new home Which big city could possibly live up to the Big Apple? For travel writers and former NYC residents Ashlea Halpern and Andrew Parks, it was not a place they thought they’d land. “Andrew and I both work in media, so we used to feel like we had to be i...
00:13, 05/15/2019

UN urges countries to cut ties with Myanmar, calls for prosecution The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar’s armed forces, a UN fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top generals to be prosecuted for abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority....
02:26, 05/15/2019

Malaysia To Send Plastic Waste To Developed Countries That Sent It There Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on......
18:13, 05/21/2019

Report: U.S. opioid prescribing rates higher than other countries About 79 percent of patients who felt pain during hospital visits in the United States received opioid prescriptions, which is nearly 30 percent higher than in other countries, a new study shows....
21:52, 07/25/2019

The EU is reportedly stripping 5 countries of some market access rights The European Commission will remove some market access rights from five countries this week in a move that could affect the UK after Brexit, the Financial Times reported....
08:39, 07/29/2019

Ted Cruz bill would speed FDA approval of drugs OK'd in other countries Drugs and medical devices that have been authorized in other developed countries would face fast-track approval in the U.S. under a bill introduced Thursday by Ted Cruz....
02:13, 07/19/2019

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament: ITALY Italy's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, ha...
16:13, 05/26/2019

Investors should look at these countries which have benefited from the trade dispute, analyst says Andrew Gillan of Janus Henderson Investors says he likes markets in the Philippines and Indonesia, and explains why it's difficult to invest in Vietnam despite its attractiveness....
06:52, 07/18/2019

Trump tells Democratic congresswomen to 'go back' to 'fix' countries they came from U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist....
19:39, 07/14/2019

Trump tells congresswomen to 'go back' to their 'original' countries Donald Trump has been criticised over "racist and disgusting" remarks he made about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds....
20:52, 07/14/2019

Google Maps now shows speed limits in more than 40 countries Almost six years after Google’s purchase of the Waze navigation app, one of the features previously exclusive to the latter now appears to be a staple of Google Maps in more than 40 countries around the world. Google has confirmed to various tech out...
18:00, 05/30/2019

Sri Lanka May Waive Visa Fee Indefinitely For 48 Countries: Minister Due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka with arrivals expected to hit the 3-million mark by the end of the year, the government announced on Friday that might waive off the......
03:26, 08/17/2019

Caf boss Ahmad paid expenses for same days but different countries Confederation of African Football president Ahmad received at least two sets of expenses, claiming to be in different countries, for the same nine-day period during the 2018 World Cup....
19:13, 07/15/2019

African swine fever continues spreading through 18 countries Serbian officials this week confirmed that African swine fever has infected hogs in their nation, making it the 18th country battling the incurable disease....
03:00, 08/15/2019

US Rules Out Sanction Exemptions To Countries From Iranian Oil Import The US has ruled out giving any exemption from its punitive sanctions to countries, including India, for buying oil from Iran, saying America's maximum pressure campaign was working and the Trump......
14:52, 05/29/2019

Malaysia Is Shipping 3,300 Tons of Garbage Back to the Countries It Came From We, humans, do love our plastic. From our morning yogurt to our evening takeout, all this plastic feels impossible to avoid. The thing is, well, this plastic needs to go somewhere. Malaysia, a major plastics importer, is one of those somewheres. But ...
06:39, 05/29/2019

Julian Assange Could Face Extradition Requests From 2 Countries. What Happens Next? With WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange likely about to face two separate extradition requests — one already made by the United States on hacking charges, another likely from Sweden related to a recently reopened rape case — his future is l...
04:39, 05/15/2019

United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges The countries may increase their climate goals, but the United Nations says that to avert extreme warming, an “exponential increase in ambition” is needed....
23:39, 05/28/2019

Instagram is now hiding like counts in Australia, Canada and five other countries It began in Canada in May and now it’s spreading. Immediately after changes to the photo-sharing platform were announced in April, Instagram began hiding the total number of likes on posts in Canada as a test. The design change meant that...
03:13, 07/18/2019

Countries are turning off the internet to stop violence. Does it work? Governments are increasingly shutting down access to the internet in an effort to curb organised violence. But evidence shows it usually makes things worse...
18:13, 07/31/2019

Uber braced for bumper tax bill as IRS and other countries investigate Taxi app firm’s ‘transfer pricing positions’ under examinationUS, UK, Netherlands and India reviewing company’s taxesUber is under investigation by US and foreign tax authorities, the company confirmed on Tuesday, saying it could face charges in key ...
18:52, 06/04/2019

G20 Countries Agree on Approach to Shut Down Big Tech's Tax Loopholes Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Fukuoka, Japan reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to “compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants” such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, Reuters reported—with a particular ...
02:00, 06/10/2019

Is Trump’s America Tougher on Asylum than Other Western Countries? President Trump’s plan to bar migrants from seeking asylum in the United States is similar to a scheme employed by Australia since 2012. Europe tried a comparable scheme in 2016, but it didn’t work....
00:13, 09/15/2019

Richer countries show lower trust in vaccines According to a survey on public attitudes, the French have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, with 33% saying immunization is unsafe. The skepticism for vaccines is generally high in other developed countries too....
17:26, 06/19/2019

My Europe: Balkan countries joining the EU — unwanted or unwilling? How serious are the Western Balkans in their stated wish to join the European Union? The issue of EU integration is frequently used by local elites to consolidate their own power, writes Ivaylo Ditchev....
17:00, 07/08/2019

China is lowering tariffs on other countries amid trade war with the US As Beijing has raised duties in response to the Trump administration's tariff announcements, it lowered trade barriers for exporters around the world....
18:52, 06/19/2019

Italy says migrants on German rescue ship to be taken in by EU countries German rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has been in a tense standoff with Italian immigration authorities over dozens of rescued migrants. Italy says EU countries have offered to take in some of the 40 migrants still on board....
03:00, 06/29/2019

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran and the US are also seen as less likely to use their influence for good than they were 10 years agoThe United States has joined Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran in a rogue’s gallery of countries perceived as li...
04:39, 06/20/2019

EU, South American Countries Reach Agreement on Trade The European Union and South America’s Mercosur customs union clinched a deal that forges a trade bloc of 780 million people after 20 years of contentious negotiations....
11:00, 06/29/2019

The Fed's rate cut may hurt US retirement security. These countries offer more Lower interest rates could make it more difficult for retirees to earn income on their investments. A new ranking takes a look at which countries offer the most retirement security — and the U.S. doesn't even crack the top 10....
23:39, 09/19/2019

Bulletproof Jackets Manufactured In India Sent To 100 Countries: PM Modi Accusing the UPA government of not being serious on national security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Congress-led regime had in 2009 ignored the demand of 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets......
16:53, 09/19/2019

Iran Says Ready To Work For Yemen Peace With UN And Other Countries Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, after weekend attacks on Saudi oil......
13:26, 09/16/2019

Hopper expands price predictions to 270,000 hotels in 230 countries Hopper, which uses AI and machine learning to predict travel rates, is expanding its hotel price predictions to roughly 270,000 properties around the globe.Read More...
22:39, 06/20/2019

G20: Theresa May urges countries to raise climate ambitions Prime minister calls on others to embrace UK’s net zero emissions target to tackle crisisTheresa May has urged countries to be more ambitious in tackling the climate crisis after Donald Trump reiterated his determination to ditch the Paris accord.The...
11:26, 06/29/2019

G20 countries agree to close tax loopholes for tech companies Tech giants are already finding themselves on the hook for more taxes in parts of Europe, but there could now be a much more coordinated effort to have them pay up. Reuters says it has obtained a Group of 20 draft communiqué revealing an agre...
02:39, 06/10/2019

The double-edged sword of countries that allow menstrual leave You know how periods can make you feel absolutely awful — and some women suffer from excruciating pain thanks to menstruation that can impact their ability to even get out of bed? And on the flipside of that, you know how if a dude asks you if ...
21:13, 05/02/2019

More and More Countries Agree on This Climate Change Goal. But Will It Work? As lawmakers around the world debate how best to fight climate change, one goal is rapidly becoming standard: net-zero emissions by 2050. That means that greenhouse gases would be dramatically reduced — most likely by using a combination of swi...
22:39, 06/21/2019

Countries must unite to fight digital deception | Ann M Ravel The global epidemic of disinformation is an urgent threat to democracies around the world. We must present a united frontMost people are aware of the digital deception that occurred in the 2016 and 2018 US elections. Opaque online advertising, politi...
09:39, 07/05/2019

U.S. will sanction any countries that import Iranian oil: special envoy The United States will sanction any country that imports Iranian oil and there are no exemptions in place, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Friday....
15:52, 06/28/2019

Understanding of LGBT realities ‘non-existent’ in most countries, says UN expert Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday. ...
01:39, 06/13/2019

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Now Available in India, 143 More Countries Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now available in India and 143 additional countries and territories, including the likes of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan,......
07:13, 06/24/2019

WHO: Four European countries lose measles eliminated status Four European countries previously declared to have eliminated measles have lost their coveted status as the highly contagious disease surges within their borders, a branch of the World Health Organization said....
12:26, 08/29/2019

Two European countries could be the big winners from the US-China trade war, Barclays says France and Germany could be the biggest beneficiaries in an escalation in trade tariffs between the U.S. and China, Barclays economists have projected....
16:52, 06/18/2019

Facebook redesigns app, rolls out dating service to 14 more countries Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a redesigned app and rolled out its dating feature to 14 more countries as it tries to boost user-engagement on its social network....
20:13, 04/30/2019

US attack on WHO 'hindering morphine drive in poor countries' Claims have hurt efforts to help people around world in acute pain, say palliative care expertsAn attack on the World Health Organization (WHO) by US politicians accusing it of being corrupted by drug companies is making it even more difficult to get...
10:13, 09/18/2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ in Cardinal Red launched in select countries Samsung recently introduced the Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 and S10+, but rumor has it, a Galaxy S10e of the same color might be released on the market as well. If you haven't yet bought Samsung's newest flagship, you might want to check the Cardinal Red...
08:00, 06/06/2019

These 5 countries are busy prepping for a post-Brexit world The British Parliament is trying to avert a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31. But these countries are bracing for the economic worst-case scenario of a no-deal departure....
00:52, 09/06/2019

EU court orders countries take hard line on air quality The European Union's top court ruled on Wednesday that cities needed to act if pollution levels were exceeded in a single black spot rather than based on an average across a region, taking a hard line in a case brought by Brussels residents....
18:52, 06/26/2019

Brazil lifts visa requirement for citizens of four new countries Good news for tourists who hail from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Brazil is allowing visitors from those four countries to come for a vacation there visa-free....
01:52, 06/17/2019

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' rolls out to 25 more countries If you were disappointed at being left out of the initial Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launch, don't worry -- there's a good chance you can play now. Niantic's augmented reality sorcery is now available on Android and iOS in 25 more co...
23:00, 06/22/2019

WHO: Four European countries lose measles-eliminated status Four European countries previously declared to have eliminated measles have lost their coveted status as the highly contagious disease surges within their borders, a branch of the World Health Organization said....
22:00, 08/29/2019

Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors From the US-China trade war through to the problems affecting Germany, Brazil, the UK and moreStock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and n...
10:13, 08/16/2019

EU car wifi plan delayed as countries await legal advice The European Commission's plan for a wifi-based standard for cars endorsed by Volkswagen faces a two-month delay as EU countries wait for legal advice on the proposal, giving a glimmer of hope to backers of the rival 5G technology....
19:13, 05/10/2019

West African countries choose new 'ECO' single trade currency As part of its plans to make Africa a more integrated continent, leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted the name 'ECO' for a planned single currency to be used in the region....
18:26, 07/03/2019

Nearly all the world's countries sign deal to prevent plastic waste – except US Deal will improve handling of plastic waste and prevent it from getting washed or dumped into oceans and rivers, UN saysAlmost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal to improve the way they deal with plastic waste and prevent so much of it f...
23:00, 05/10/2019

China willing to meet reasonable rare earth demand from other countries China is willing to meet reasonable demand for rare earths from other countries, but it would be unacceptable that countries using Chinese rare earths to manufacture products would turn around and suppress China, its commerce ministry said....
11:52, 05/30/2019

G7 countries to simulate first cross-border cyber attack next month PARIS — Leading Western industrial powers will for the first time jointly simulate a major cross-border cybersecurity attack on the financial sector next month, French officials said on Friday. The exercise, organized by the French central bank...
23:39, 05/10/2019

Group ranks best and worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia are the worst countries in Europe for LGBTI rights, according to a new assessment from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association....
15:52, 05/14/2019

Nordic countries best for young families, Germany among top 10 — UNICEF report Young mothers get up to 85 weeks of paid time off in Estonia and only 8 weeks in Switzerland. Five European countries offer no paternity leave at all....
16:39, 06/13/2019

Facebook Dating Expands to 14 More Countries, Gets a Secret Crush Feature Facebook Dating will now be available in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Uruguay, and Vietnam....
10:00, 05/01/2019

Countries reach deal to stop ‘epidemic’ of plastic in oceans Roughly 180 countries agreed to amend the Basel Convention to make global trade in plastic waste more transparent and better regulated, while also ensuring that its management is safer for human health and the environment....
05:13, 05/11/2019

Mexico says U.S. migration deal could draw in other Latin American countries MEXICO CITY — Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict migration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into their efforts, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Monday. Foreign...
05:00, 06/11/2019

Instagram Begins Hiding Likes in More Countries 'To Remove Pressure' Instagram started hiding "likes" on its platform in Australia, Brazil and several other major markets Thursday, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on......
10:26, 07/18/2019

Iran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the region’s security and foreign forces were not needed, state TV reported, repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region....
11:26, 08/14/2019

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election BRUSSELS (AP) — Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots in European Parliament elections. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year’s elections, which are taking place over four days...
13:39, 05/25/2019

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reveal....
14:13, 05/02/2019

Carrefour boss rules out exiting more countries after China deal Carrefour boss Alexandre Bompard said he had no plans to exit other countries after the French supermarket retailer agreed to sell a majority stake in its Chinese operations to electronics retailer Suning.com....
12:13, 06/25/2019

Trump Calls On Countries to Protect Own Ships in Strait of Hormuz President Trump called upon countries to protect their own ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and questioned why the U.S. has provided such protection for years “for zero compensation.”...
18:00, 06/24/2019

PM Modi Invites G20 Countries To Join Coalition On Disaster Resilience Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited the G20 countries to join a global coalition on disaster resilience, saying disasters require quick and effective remedial measures as they invariably affect......
14:13, 06/29/2019

Mexico says other Latam countries could share burden of tackling migration to U.S. Mexico and the United States might consider additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, including measures to bind Brazil and Panama into efforts to combat the issue, Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday....
19:13, 06/10/2019

US-China tensions are threatening an undersea internet cable between the two countries In yet another byproduct of continued tensions between the US and China, a national security review is reportedly scrutinizing an undersea internet cable between the US and China that’s supported by both Google and Facebook — potentially ...
00:52, 08/30/2019

U.N. council pushes Libya truce, tells other countries to stay out The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned a deadly air strike on a migrant detention center in Libya, called for the warring parties to commit to a ceasefire and urged other countries not to intervene or exacerbate the conflict....
02:52, 07/06/2019

Four Countries Challenge Beijing To Naval Drills In The South China Sea In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a Philippine patrol vessel in......
13:39, 05/09/2019

32 countries work to harmonize 5G security plans at Prague conference As 5G technology rolls out across the globe, Western and Asian governments are developing network security plans; China and Russia were not invited.Read More...
20:00, 05/03/2019

US beef exports could increase if Trump signs deal with EU countries President Trump will announce a deal Friday to sell more American beef to EU countries, economic adviser Larry Kudlow said — a win for the administration as the trade war with China intensifies. “America has great beef. We’re selling more,” Kudlow sa...
20:39, 08/02/2019

North Korea: Weapons like ‘active volcano’ that could set countries ‘on fire’ North Korea is promoting its latest weapons in state media, while slamming a statement from members of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday....
22:00, 08/29/2019

Airbus signs amended A400M deal with buyer countries Airbus said on Friday it had signed an agreement with European buyer countries for a revised contract for its delayed A400M military transporter plane....
11:39, 06/14/2019

U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel: envoy The United States may review its ties with countries it deems as being anti-Israel after what a U.S. envoy said on Sunday was a shift in policy toward equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism....
19:26, 05/05/2019

Japan Is Among the Hardest Countries for Working Mothers. These Families Want to Change That. Men in Japan do fewer hours of domestic work than in any other wealthy nation. Mothers and fathers there told us how they’ve managed to buck the norm....
14:50, 04/28/2019

Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen....
03:13, 05/20/2019

Sensor Tower: Pokémon Masters is No. 1 for iPhone downloads in 27 countries Pokémon Masters launched today, and the mobile game has become a fast hit. The Pokémon app is already No. 1 for iPhone downloads in 27 countries.Read More...
03:00, 08/30/2019

Countries vote to ban trade in endangered otters coveted as pets Two species to be classed as most at risk after ownership craze fuelled by social mediaA trade ban is looming for two endangered otter species after 100 countries voted to increase protections following a social media-fuelled craze for acquiring the ...
00:26, 08/27/2019

Trump Goes Full Racist and Tells Congresswomen to Go Back to Their Own Countries What little subtlety remained in Donald Trump’s tendency to project his own racism, misogyny, and hate was obliterated this fine Sunday morning, and what’s left is the naked face of a monster occupying the White House....
20:39, 07/14/2019

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report More than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990, say researchersClimate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis.The study reveals that more than 1,300 lega...
09:13, 07/04/2019

U.S. rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role in crafting policies governing the polar region, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday before a meeting of the gro...
07:39, 05/03/2019

These 15 countries, as home to largest reserves, control the world’s oil The 15 countries with the largest proven oil reserves span five continents and control between 12.8 billion barrels to 303.2 billion barrels of oil.        ...
13:13, 05/22/2019

190 Countries Adopt Delhi Declaration On Climate Change At UN Meet The world needs to consider land-based solutions for climate action and biodiversity to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement, said the Delhi Declaration adopted by over 190 countries on......
22:52, 09/13/2019

Countries Are Racing To Moon's South Pole, ISRO Explains Why Chandrayaan 2 Enters Moon Orbit: Chandrayaan 2 is India's most ambitious space mission to date. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) explains why lunar mission is important for India and other......
09:26, 08/20/2019

Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countriesWhen Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madis...
13:00, 06/09/2019

Tinder Lite brings the dating app to countries with limited data Tinder is finally ready to take the wraps off its lightweight dating app. The company has formally unveiled Tinder Lite for Android, a version of the service designed for areas with limited data and lower-cost phones. It still has the familiar swip...
20:13, 07/10/2019

China and Russia top Apple’s list of countries demanding app takedowns Nearly a dozen countries demanded that Apple remove allegedly illicit apps from the App Store during the second half of last year, and it largely complied.Read More...
21:13, 07/03/2019

First-ever WHO global report on epilepsy highlights care gap in poorer countries More than seven in 10 people with epilepsy in developing countries are not getting the low-cost care they need, and UN health experts said on Thursday this could lead to a “significantly higher” risk of death among sufferers than in industrialized na...
00:13, 06/21/2019

Republican Arizona state senator says US will 'look like South American countries' soon Republican Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen believes the U.S. will soon "look like South American countries" because immigrants entering the U.S. and low birth rates among white people are contributing to a lack of cultural assimilation....
15:39, 07/28/2019

G7 Countries Commit $40 Million to Help Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires (PORTO VELHO, Brazil) — The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help fight raging wildfires in the Amazon and protect its rainforest, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treat...
12:26, 08/27/2019

Impact of high debt levels on least developed countries ‘cannot be overstated’, says UN  The impact of high levels of debt on development efforts “cannot be overstated”, the head of the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) told a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting on least developed countries (LDCs) on Saturday....
17:26, 04/28/2019

Big ideas for the Pentagon, going nowhere Armed Services Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants to slam the revolving door shut on retired military officers and senior Pentagon bureaucrats going to work for the same defense contractors they did official business with on behal...
06:26, 06/07/2019

Coinbase’s crypto debit card launches in 6 more EU countries, despite user problems Following its launch in the UK in April, Coinbase is rolling out its cryptocurrency debit card to more European countries, despite users reporting numerous problems. The cryptocurrency exchange will be launching its Coinbase Card in six more European...
12:13, 06/12/2019

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday....
06:52, 05/16/2019

Central European countries block EU moves towards 2050 zero carbon goal Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic refuse to sign up to text that activists already viewed as too vagueA trio of central European countries have blocked the EU from inching closer to a net-zero carbon emissions target for 2050.European leaders meetin...
01:00, 06/21/2019

Japan Is Among the World’s Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others. Police said the man sprayed sprayed an unidentified liquid accelerant before starting th...
10:26, 07/19/2019

Texas deploys 1,000 more troops to border after arresting migrants from 52 countries this month The Republican governor of Texas announced Friday the deployment of an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border because, he said, Border Patrol lacks the resources to deal with the number of people being taken into custody....
04:52, 06/22/2019

Daily on Healthcare: Ted Cruz bill would speed FDA approval of drugs OK'd in other countries Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
18:00, 07/19/2019

"Oceans Are Rising": Students Lead Global Climate Strike Across Countries Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit adopt......
11:52, 09/20/2019

Over 180 countries -- not including the US -- agree to restrict global plastic waste trade The governments of 187 countries have agreed to control the movement of plastic waste between national borders, in an effort to curb the world's plastic crisis -- but the United States was not among them....
08:52, 05/12/2019

Mexican foreign minister says Mexico will meet with 19 countries over migration plan Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico would meet with 19 countries in the coming weeks in an attempt to boost support for a plan to stem illegal migration toward the United States....
16:26, 06/21/2019

Iran Says Foreign Oil Tanker "Smuggling Fuel" To Arab Countries Seized Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab states, Iran's state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard of the tanker had......
12:26, 08/04/2019

Tinder launches LGBTQ safety feature in countries with discriminatory laws Tinder will be launching "Traveler Alert" in approximately 70 countries around the world which have laws "effectively criminilazing LGBTQ status."        ...
19:13, 07/24/2019

India Among 17 Countries Facing "Extremely High" Water Stress: Report India is among the 17 countries, which are a home to a quarter of the world's population, facing "extremely high" water stress, close to "Day Zero" conditions when the taps run dry, according to a......
11:26, 08/06/2019

Mike Pompeo urges other countries to help protect tankers after Gulf attacks Secretary of state says shipping security was not exclusively a US problem and stresses that Trump does not want war with IranThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has called on other nations to help safeguard tanker traffic in the Persian Gulf fol...
23:39, 06/18/2019

Countries Agree to Limit Sale of Wild Elephants From Zimbabwe and Botswana (GENEVA) — Countries have agreed to limit the controversial sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, to the delight of conservationists but the dismay of some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts say the Tuesday vo...
06:52, 08/28/2019

As swine fever spreads, Asian countries cull millions of pigs In Vietnam, where officials report the disease has spread to larger-scale farming facilities, some 2.8 million pigs, representing about 10 percent of the nation's herd, have been culled. China, the world’s top pork producer, has culled about 1.1 mill...
17:00, 06/30/2019

Global gag rule linked to abortion rise in African countries that accept US aid Study finds Trump-backed policy led to increase in pregnancies and reduction in use of modern contraceptivesA US government policy that restricts funding to organisations that conduct or support abortions has been linked to a 40% increase in terminat...
05:26, 06/28/2019

G7 countries to simulate cross-border cyber attack next month: France Leading Western industrial powers will for the first time jointly simulate a major cross-border cyber security attack on the financial sector next month, French officials said on Friday....
17:39, 05/10/2019

Google Maps speed limits and radar locations arrive in 40 countries After running limited tests in the US and elsewhere, Google Maps is rolling out speed limit warnings and both fixed and mobile radar locations in over 40 countries, Google has confirmed to TechCrunch. The features are borrowed from Google-owned Waze....
15:13, 05/30/2019

Malaysia leader: Wealthy countries dumping trash here is ‘grossly unfair’ TOKYO — The practice of advanced countries such as the US, Canada and Japan sending their non-recyclable waste to poorer countries is “grossly unfair” and should stop, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday. Mahathir comments during ...
19:26, 05/30/2019

Countries failing on climate face 'Green political muscle': OECD Politicians who fail to act on climate change will pay the price electorally, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a climate speech on Wednesday, criticizing some governments for going the wrong way....
23:52, 07/03/2019

Guatemala rounds up dozens of immigrants to send back to their home countries Guatemala authorities rounded up 96 people as part of an operation to identify unqualified migrants trying to go to the United States and return them to their countries of origin....
00:52, 07/06/2019

Countries that allow Huawei infrastructure could lose access to U.S. intelligence data: Pompeo The U.S. raised said Friday that countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data....
15:26, 05/31/2019

What is it like to report news from other countries? Emma Graham-Harrison tells us about her role The Guardian’s foreign affairs correspondent explains why it is so important that journalists have the freedom to do their job all over the world. Continue reading......
15:39, 08/21/2019

Freed from elevator, pope names new cardinals from Muslim, developing countries After being trapped in an elevator due to a power outage, Pope Francis made it to his weekly Angelus prayers. There, he announced 13 new cardinals from the periphery of the church, some of whom have worked with refugees....
02:13, 09/02/2019

Asylum seekers from 100 countries in detention face shrinking chance of bond The decision to detain asylum seekers indefinitely as the courts work through a backlog is focused on Central Americans at the U.S.-Mexico border. But those from more than 100 other countries also are being detained....
05:26, 05/04/2019

Indonesia is returning tons of ‘contaminated’ waste back to developed countries The 49 containers at Batam port near Singapore will be returned to Australia, the US, France, Germany and Hong Kong after inspections showed their contents violated Indonesian laws on the import of hazardous and toxic waste....
19:52, 07/09/2019

Raise taxes on firms that harm nature, OECD tells G7 countries Report calls for change of priorities and culture to avert catastrophic biodiversity lossGovernments need to ramp up investment in nature restoration and raise the tax burden on companies that degrade wildlife, according to recommendations made to th...
19:39, 05/07/2019

Countries back plan to create 'free flow' of data across borders It might become easier to shuttle data across borders in the future. A total of 24 countries have signed a statement supporting the Osaka Track, a plan from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would create rules for a "free flow" of data while re...
08:26, 06/30/2019

Climate emergency trend gains traction in German-speaking countries Dozens of cities across the world have declared a climate emergency. Now, students behind the school climate strikes are bringing the movement to Switzerland and Germany. But what does that mean exactly?...
16:26, 05/01/2019

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries' rubbish....
14:52, 05/28/2019

Countries see Japan’s trash-to-energy plants as solution to garbage woes Countries in Southeast Asia struggling with garbage, some of it imported from developed countries, are turning their attention to Japan's trash-to-energy technology....
22:13, 06/25/2019

AOC unloads on Trump after he tells progressive congresswomen to 'go back' to home countries New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, fresh from a bitter public spat with top House Democrats, unloaded on President Trump Sunday afternoon after he suggested that unnamed progressive congresswomen "go back" to their own "corrupt" and "crime infes...
01:39, 07/15/2019

To counter China's growing influence, the US is reaching out to some of the Pacific's smallest countries Reuters The US and its partners have sought to counter China's rising influence around the world. In the Asia-Pacific, Washington has turned its attention to some of the smallest countries in the region, which are also being courted by Beijing. Visi...
16:26, 08/28/2019

4 Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable When we asked people around the world what sort of financial burden they bore for their higher education, we heard how much it varies from country to country....
12:13, 05/28/2019

EU, South American countries agree on draft free trade treaty The European Union and the Mercosur bloc of South American countries have agreed on the draft text of a free-trade deal. Both sides have been negotiating the agreement for almost 20 years....
23:52, 06/28/2019

Health Canada’s drug safety warnings not consistent with other countries’: report Health Canada issued warnings for only half of drug-safety issues identified in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, a new report finds....
16:39, 05/01/2019

| 70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons Seventy countries urged North Korea on Friday to scrap its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and related programs, decrying the "undiminished threat" posed to world peace....
13:52, 05/11/2019

The Pentagon Wants Your Thoughts About AI but May Not Listen Some folks in Silicon Valley are vocal about limiting the use of AI in warfare, but the Defense Department is under no obligation to heed any recommendations....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Why The Pentagon Wouldn’t Even Want Greenland Late last week, America’s attention was successfully diverted from unsettling economic news by the latest shiny bauble: news that President Donald Trump has discussed the idea of buying Greenland. The fact that Greenland was never for sale aside, own...
12:00, 08/22/2019

Pentagon to put up shelter for at least 7,500 migrants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the Depar...
01:00, 05/23/2019

Southeast Asia Doesn’t Want to Be the World’s Dumping Ground. Here’s How Some Countries Are Pushing Back The global trash trade has reached a turning point; wealthier nations have long shipped their plastic waste to the developing world to be processed, but in recent months, some nations in Southeast Asia have begun sending the exports — much of i...
12:13, 06/03/2019

UN conference agrees better ways for Global South countries to work together on sustainable development The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40, concluded on Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a political declaration agreed by more than 160 Member States renewing the global commitment in the promotion and i...
14:50, 04/28/2019

Trump accuses European nations of ‘refusing’ to take back ISIS prisoners from their countries President Trump on Tuesday accused European nations of “refusing” to take back ISIS prisoners who originally were from their countries, as he said decisions are “being made” as to what to do with the nearly 2,000 ISIS fighters captured in the final a...
20:39, 04/30/2019

Tinder launches new safety feature for LGBTQ users when traveling to 70 countries where being gay is still illegal Reuters Dating app Tinder has unveiled a new 'traveler alert' aimed at LGBTQ users who may face danger when traveling abroad to countries with discriminatory laws in place. The feature will trigger a safety update giving users the choice of keeping ...
19:39, 07/25/2019

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon diox...
22:26, 07/12/2019

World Bank downgrades global growth forecasts, poorest countries hardest hit The World Bank has lowered its expectations of global economic growth for this year in a new report. It says that, although the picture for poorer countries is expected to stabilize in 2020, economic momentum remains weak....
23:00, 06/05/2019

The 10 Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Will Experience Population Booms in the Coming Decades Climate scientists have long warned that the impacts of climate change will hit less developed regions in the global south harder and earlier than wealthier parts of the world. A major consequence of that trend, analysis of the U.N.’s latest po...
17:52, 07/11/2019

Call of Duty: Mobile beta starts for Android and iOS players in select countries Officially unveiled two months ago, Activision's Call of Duty: Mobile is now available in beta to Android and iOS players in select territories, the publisher announced recently. Along with the beta program, Activision revealed the most important gam...
08:00, 05/19/2019

Rich countries aren't stopping climate change. Can poor nations save themselves? Tall and stony-faced, with a long and bitter history of fighting for democracy, Tongan leader Akilisi Pōhiva is not someone you'd expect to break down in tears at an intergovernmental summit....
20:39, 09/10/2019

Wheels24.co.za | SEE: Fuel price hikes - Here's how much neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol Fuel prices have increased again in South Africa putting more strain on motorists and the local economy. Here's what neighbouring African countries are paying for petrol....
02:52, 06/15/2019

22 countries sign letter calling on China to close Xinjiang Uyghur camps More than 20 countries, including Japan and the United Kingdom, have issued a joint statement condemning China's mass detention of Uyghur and other minorities in the country's Xinjiang region....
09:13, 07/11/2019

‘Extinction crisis’ pushes countries to agree stronger protection for global wildlife At-risk wildlife that is facing a “growing extinction crisis” received a boost on Wednesday, as countries wrapped up a marathon meeting in Geneva, by agreeing to increased protection measures and more sustainable trade in animals and plants across th...
00:00, 08/29/2019

Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of square miles of the jungle....
04:52, 09/07/2019

North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China's actions in Xinjiang Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in...
06:52, 07/15/2019

Global Tech Ties Fray in Nationalist Shift as Countries Use Trade as a Stick Japan’s restrictions on exports to South Korea are prompting Seoul to move toward more self-reliance, the latest evidence of a nationalist shift in the technology industry....
17:39, 07/03/2019

Merck CEO sees legal challenge if U.S. adopts drug pricing based on other countries Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted....
00:26, 06/21/2019

Merck CEO sees legal challenge if U.S. adopts drug pricing based on other countries Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted....
23:52, 06/20/2019

Countries must co-ordinate to reveal shell company owners, fight money laundering: U.K. MP "What you've got to try and do is make sure they can't move it without being spotted," said John Penrose, a U.K. MP and point person on anti-corruption....
02:52, 06/03/2019

A look at the global fintech landscape and how countries are embracing digital disruption in financial services This is a preview of the “Global Fintech Landscape” premium research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Business Insider ...
13:00, 08/14/2019

Tinder’s new safety feature hides profiles of LGTBQ+ people in discriminatory countries Yesterday, Tinder announced the release of its new feature, “Traveler Alert,”  which aims to protect its LGTBQ+ users when they travel to countries where they may be at risk. The safety feature automatically hides users’ profiles, including sexual or...
10:39, 07/25/2019

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries | Mohammad Khatami The US president should resist the pressure from his advisers and de-escalate the explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf• Mohammad Khatami was president of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1997 to 2005Twenty-one years ago, on my recommendation, the ...
20:39, 07/22/2019

Trump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work. State Department officials are irritated that the Department of Homeland Security is meddling in diplomacy and they question whether Guatemala is capable of accepting thousands of asylum seekers....
04:39, 08/03/2019

8 countries stay in FIFA race to host 2023 Women's World Cup Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the first 32-team Women's World Cup in 2023, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out       ...
17:39, 09/03/2019

Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw from Pentagon job U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense secretary....
23:39, 06/18/2019

300 LeT Terrorists Active In Afghanistan: Pentagon At least 300 fighters from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), designated a global terror organisation by the US and the UN, are active in war-torn Afghanistan, a pentagon report has said....
01:26, 05/24/2019

Pentagon gets 8.8% discount in $34 billion F-35 jet deal The U.S. Department of Defense has a "handshake" agreement with Lockheed Martin Co to cut 8.8 percent from the price of its latest order of F-35A fighter jet, shaving a year from the time frame in which each aircraft will cost less than $80 million, ...
21:52, 06/10/2019

Pentagon plans to put up shelter for at least 7.5K migrants WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon says it will build temporary shelter at the U.S.-Mexican border for at least 7,500 adult migrants who have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. The Pentagon announced Wednesday that the...
02:52, 05/23/2019

Pentagon: 'Huawei is too close to the government' U.S. officials have long complained that Chinese intellectual property theft has cost the economy billions in revenue and threatens national security....
03:00, 06/08/2019

It’s Esper’s Pentagon now. Job one is getting more civilians in top posts CONFIRMED!: There will likely be a little extra spring in his step as Mark Esper ascends the stairs at the Pentagon’s River Entrance around 7:30 this morning. Esper coasted to easy confirmation on a strong bipartisan 90-8 vote on the Senate floor jus...
22:39, 07/24/2019

Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He said the U.S. goal is to "build international consensus to this international problem." (Jun...
02:26, 06/15/2019

Long Pentagon briefing drought about to end RED-LETTER DAY: The last time a U.S. defense secretary took the podium in the Pentagon briefing room alongside the joint chiefs chairman to face the cameras and take reporters’ questions was exactly one year ago today: Aug. 28, 2018....
22:52, 08/28/2019

| Pentagon assigns another $1.5 bn for border wall The Pentagon says it was diverting another $1.5bn for new barriers to stop illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border, following the authorisation of $1bn....
20:52, 05/11/2019

Tipping guide: What to offer tour guides, drivers, servers and hotel staff in 25 countries Find out the customary amount to tip hotel staff, restaurant servers, tour guides, and taxi drivers in 25 countries – and where it's not expected.       ...
23:13, 08/09/2019

Trump to meet religious persecution victims from 17 countries, including China: White House U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday was set to meet with survivors of religious persecution from 17 countries, including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar, the White House said....
22:52, 07/17/2019

Countries 'overreact' by linking rainforest fires to approval EU-Mercosur pact: Brazil minister Countries like Ireland and France "overreact" when they link the recent fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to the final approval of a trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur bloc, Brazil Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias tol...
05:13, 08/27/2019

Malaysia to return 3,300 tons of waste back to several countries, including US, citing illegal dumping Malaysia has vowed to send back 3,300 tons of plastic waste to countries, including the United States, that it says illegally dumped the non-recyclable garbage after a ban in China forced cargo ships to reroute their trash to nearby developing countr...
21:26, 05/28/2019

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday...
14:47, 04/28/2019

Peace operations benefit from improved cooperation between the UN and troop-providing countries, says peacekeeping chief Cooperation between the UN Secretariat; Security Council; and countries contributing troops and police to peacekeeping operations; is “a crucial factor” to enhancing those operations, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Wednesday....
01:52, 07/11/2019

Graham unveils bill to end asylum claims at US border, return minors to home countries Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would end asylum claims from Central America at the border and return unaccompanied minors to their home countries -- a targeted effort to tackle the escalating migration crisis....
20:26, 05/15/2019

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to 'open the gates,' allow Syrian refugees to leave for Western countries The president of Turkey said Thursday he would be forced to “open the gates” and allow a route for Syrian refugees to travel into western Europe unless a deal is reached with the U.S. by the end of the month to help resettle migrants in a so-called “...
15:52, 09/05/2019

Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under users’ posts will no longer be visible. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced on Wednes...
23:13, 07/18/2019

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11:00, 05/14/2019

Tipping guide: What to offer drivers, tour guides, servers and hotel staff in 25 countries Where is tipping expected? Where will tipping get you funny looks? And how much is the right amount? We've got your guide to tipping in 25 countries.       ...
23:13, 08/09/2019

Mike Pompeo overruled his own experts to keep Saudi Arabia off the US's list of countries that use child soldiers Reuters/Leah Millis/Pool Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intervened to keep Saudi Arabia off a list of countries that used child soldiers. The accusation against Riyadh stems from Saudi-led coalition's involvement in Yemen, and Pompeo's actions have ...
01:13, 06/20/2019

The Leaders of These Sinking Countries Are Fighting to Stop Climate Change. Here’s What the Rest of the World Can Learn The journey to the Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is arduous. It requires a flight across the Pacific to the nation’s remote international transit hub, a 140-mile connection on a rickety 19-seat plane to a smaller island, an hourlong drive past ...
00:00, 06/14/2019

Trump team turns to overlooked countries to blunt China's cruise missile threat It’s not often that America's top diplomat plans a major trip to a city of 4,600 people, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came with a gratifying message for his hosts....
01:26, 08/13/2019

eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) after an outbreak of the disease in neighboring South Africa....
13:52, 06/17/2019

Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official....
02:00, 07/24/2019

Would Be Great for the Pentagon to Hold a Press Conference Right About Now There are a few pressing questions facing the United States military and foreign policy apparatus right now. On Sunday, the Trump administration announced that it was dispatching the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group to the Middle East “to ...
03:52, 05/07/2019

Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum The large number of acting officials has slowed decisions, handicapped the department in policy disputes, and unduly empowered the White House, former officials say....
15:52, 05/02/2019

Pentagon still struggles with military kid sex assault cases The Defense Department is rolling out big changes to how it responds when the children of service members sexually assault each other — and the rollout has been uneven. Tens of thousands of military kids live and go to school on U.S. bases worldwide....
10:39, 06/12/2019

Pentagon to get its third acting defense secretary of the year Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will assume the role of acting defense secretary this month for as long as it takes the Senate to confirm or reject the nomination of Army Secretary Mark Esper to become President Trump’s second defense secretary....
22:52, 07/09/2019

Trouble for the Pentagon: The Troops Keep Packing On the Pounds Even though it has gone as far as eliminating fried food and sugary drinks from ships, a new study found that 22 percent of sailors now qualifies as obese. The other services have seen climbing rates too....
01:26, 09/05/2019

Yes, Richard Spencer is now temporarily in charge of the Pentagon. Yes, Richard Spencer is now temporarily in charge of the Pentagon. No, not that Richard Spencer, though you could be forgiven for being momentarily confused given how things are going. Per Chris Geidner, the acting SecDef is Wall Street banker Richar...
16:13, 07/16/2019

KBR wins $530 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC, a unit of KBR Inc, has been awarded a $530 million contract for U.S. Marine Corps prepositioning program logistics services in support of Blount Island Command, the Pentagon said on Friday....
23:39, 05/31/2019

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US Exclusive: the high-altitude balloons promise a cheap monitoring platform that could follow multiple cars and boats for extended periodsThe US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altit...
21:26, 08/02/2019

The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat Biometric identification has become part of everyday life. We've got facial recognition in airports, cars that can be unlocked just by looking at them, technology that detects a person's unique way of walking, and of course the ubiquitous f...
15:13, 06/27/2019

Mark Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief Mark Esper was sworn in as secretary of defense Tuesday after being confirmed by the Senate, filling a Cabinet role that's been vacant since James Mattis' departure nearly seven months ago....
15:26, 07/24/2019

US Stance On Iran ''Deterrence, Not About War'': Pentagon Chief The US defence chief said President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to deter Iran but not start a war, after he briefed members of Congress....
05:13, 05/22/2019

Pentagon: Cost of F-35 fighter plane program up by $25B The cost of the U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program rose by $25 billion in 2018, the Pentagon said in a report, because of Block 4 upgrades, integration of nuclear weapons and deployment costs....
00:39, 08/06/2019

Open up U.S. market, EU says in riposte to Pentagon threat U.S. fears about losing European defense contracts are unfounded, Brussels told Washington on Thursday after the Pentagon demanded the European Union curtail a new military pact that it sees as a potential threat to NATO....
20:26, 05/16/2019

US Launches New Pentagon Command For Space Warfare President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space Thursday, as American military chiefs see China and Russia pressing hard to erode the US advantage in the newest......
02:00, 08/31/2019

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash....
22:00, 05/16/2019

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away....
07:52, 07/10/2019

TransDigm to repay $16 million for overcharging the Pentagon Aircraft component maker TransDigm Group said on Friday it had agreed to repay $16 million to the Pentagon after it was admonished last week during a hearing on its billing practices....
22:26, 05/24/2019

Trump says he's looking closely at Amazon contract with Pentagon President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon's contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
20:13, 07/18/2019

KBR wins $530 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC, a unit of KBR Inc, has been awarded a $530 million contract for U.S. Marine Corps prepositioning program logistics services in support of Blount Island Command, the Pentagon said on Friday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; ...
01:26, 06/01/2019

Trump commemorates 9/11 attacks at Pentagon ceremony President Trump speaking Wednesday at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon said the 9/11 terrorist attacks are “seared into our souls” and offered the family members of those killed on that day 18 years ago “our unwavering loyalty.&#...
19:00, 09/11/2019

KISS frontman gives rare Pentagon briefing As the frontman of KISS, Gene Simmons occupies rarefied air — a rock star who entertains arenas filled with adoring fans. On Thursday, Simmons joined another exclusive club, conducting only the second on-camera press briefing at the Department of De...
07:39, 05/19/2019

Pentagon to send $250M in weapons to Ukraine The Department of Defense plans to send $250 million in military equipment to Ukraine to assist in building up the country's military capabilities as it continues to counter Russian-backed forces in its eastern provinces....
06:52, 06/20/2019

Warren proposes new ethics rules at the Pentagon WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is releasing a new proposal to overhaul ethics rules at the Pentagon that would impose a four-year timeout before top Department of Defense officials could join the contracting industry. Warren’s new plan come...
15:13, 05/16/2019

The Pentagon is taking on ISIS 'clandestine insurgency' The remnants of the Islamic State have returned to the group's insurgent roots since the destruction of its land caliphate earlier this year, but it may be regrouping to make another land grab, the Pentagon says....
23:26, 09/18/2019

Pentagon shifts $1.5B to fund border wall The Pentagon authorized another $1.5 billion to be shifted to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Friday....
05:39, 05/11/2019

Pentagon approves 320 more personnel to Mexico border The U.S. military said on Monday it would send about 320 Defense Department personnel to the border with Mexico in roles that would increasingly put them in contact with migrants, including driving them in vehicles and "monitoring" their welfare....
03:13, 04/30/2019

Pentagon sending more troops to Southwest border The Pentagon says the acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, has approved a plan to send about 320 more troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to provide additional support, such as driving Customs and Border Protection vehicles to transport migrants...
04:13, 04/30/2019

The Pentagon is Without a Chief as the U.S. Faces Many Global Threats WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary.The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial deployment of troops to the ...
13:52, 06/21/2019

US military construction projects in 23 states, 21 countries, 3 territories affected by fund diversion to border wall A senior defense official detailed  the military construction projects which will be affected by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's approval to difert $3.6 billion in military construction funding to build or repair 175 miles of wall along the souther...
07:26, 09/05/2019

Trump targets freshman congresswomen, Pelosi on Twitter, tells progressives to 'go back,' 'help fix' home countries President Trump squared off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and progressive freshman congresswomen Sunday on Twitter, telling the new lawmakers to "go back" to their countries of origin to fix the corruption plaguing those nations before they lecture...
01:39, 07/15/2019

Richard Gere boards humanitarian ship carrying 121 migrants amid standoff with European countries Richard Gere on Friday boarded a Spanish humanitarian ship that has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea for more than a week because no European government will welcome the 121 migrants on board....
22:00, 08/09/2019

Gun violence in America prompts Amnesty International and a growing list of countries to issue travel warnings Amnesty International and countries including Uruguay and Venezuela have warned travelers about gun violence in the United States. They weren't the first....
15:13, 08/08/2019

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the rule of law, especially in the humanitarian field...
14:53, 04/28/2019

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure ‘path towards durable peace’: UN chief As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres tol...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Pakistan predicts Indian 'false flag' attack that triggers face-off with 'nuclear-armed countries' Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the prospect of nuclear war with India while calling for international assistance in a territorial dispute with his larger democratic neighbor....
06:26, 08/23/2019

Senate committee backs Hyten for Pentagon post The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed General John Hyten to be the second-highest ranking U.S. military official, a day after he denied sexual assault allegations against him....
11:00, 08/01/2019

Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday....
07:39, 05/03/2019

Pentagon: No more punishment for ambush that killed U.S. troops in Niger No further disciplinary action will be taken against soldiers in response to ambushes in Niger two years ago that killed four Green Berets, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday....
15:39, 06/06/2019

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....
03:52, 05/23/2019

ERAPSCO awarded $1.04 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton Corp and a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics, was awarded a $1.041 billion U.S. defense contract on Thursday to produce air-launched, expendable sonobuoys used in anti-submarine warfare, the Pentagon said....
02:26, 07/19/2019

GAO report: Pentagon spent nearly $1B on improper travel payments The Department of Defense incorrectly distributed nearly a billion dollars in travel fees over a three- year period, a General Accounting Office report said....
01:52, 08/17/2019

Pentagon's Cloud Project Under Fire as Award Nears The Pentagon plans to award a long-awaited cloud-computing contract next month, but the huge program—expected to cost up to $10 billion—faces mounting complications from congressional scrutiny and a court challenge....
16:52, 07/07/2019

Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan as Pentagon Chief The decision followed a monthlong ethics investigation that found that Mr. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, had not acted improperly in official meetings when discussing military contractors....
23:52, 05/09/2019

Shakeup in U.S. Navy leadership adds to Pentagon churn A surprise shakeup in the U.S. Navy's leadership this week added to some of the biggest churn in memory at top levels of the Pentagon, where positions ranging from the secretary of defense to the heads of military branches have seen jolting turnover....
22:26, 07/08/2019

Pentagon looks for new vendors to replace F-35 parts made in Turkey The Defense Department is seeking new parts suppliers for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to replace those coming from Turkey should it buy a defense system from Russia....
20:00, 05/13/2019

Leidos wins $445 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Leidos Holdings Inc has been awarded a $445 million contract for U.S. Air Force information technology services, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)...
01:39, 09/04/2019

Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 billion Pentagon contract U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
23:00, 07/18/2019

Congress threatens to ground funding if the Pentagon can't get more F-35 parts Congress is threatening to restrict funding for the Pentagon's acquisition office unless it comes up with a new plan to address the chronic shortage of spare parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter....
15:13, 06/06/2019

Pentagon, North Korea cut off talks for return of US war dead The US Department of Defense has suspended negotiations with North Korea for the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War, in a sign that relations between the two countries may once again be on the ebb. The Pentagon&...
22:00, 05/08/2019

Amid USS McCain controversy, Pentagon says military will not be politicized The Pentagon has told the White House that the U.S. military will not be politicized, a U.S. official said on Sunday, in response to a controversy after officials directed the United States Navy to keep the USS John S. McCain out of sight during a re...
05:13, 06/03/2019

What Is the S-400? The Russian Missile System in Turkey That Irks the Pentagon Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 missile defense system could give Russian technicians access to technology in U.S. warplanes that Turkey wants to buy....
23:52, 07/12/2019

Pentagon plans 'war-cloud' computing system for the military The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure will store and crunch vast amounts of classified data and let the military use artificial intelligence to speed up war planning....
19:26, 07/12/2019

Pentagon shifts another $1.5 billion for Trump’s border wall (CNN) — The Pentagon has diverted an additional $1.5 billion in Defense Department funds from various accounts in order to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Friday. He said the m...
05:13, 05/11/2019

Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Co...
04:52, 05/11/2019

Pentagon Builds Deterrent Force Against Possible Iranian Attack The Defense Department is deploying an antimissile battery, a limited step taken in part because an intelligence analysis concluded that Iran is trying to provoke the United States into overreacting....
03:00, 05/11/2019

Pentagon informs White House the military must not be politicized Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan informed the White House that the U.S. military must not be politicized, following a move by aides to President Trump to obscure the USS John S. McCain from Trump's view during a presidential visit to Japan....
03:00, 06/03/2019

Raytheon wins $534 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Raytheon Co has been awarded a $534 million contract to produce forward-looking infrared thermal viewers used by Army tank commanders to select targets, the Pentagon said on Friday....
11:39, 08/24/2019

Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment in support of President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown....
23:26, 07/17/2019

US Approves Possible $8 Billion Fighter Jet Sale To Taiwan: Pentagon The US State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress....
00:26, 08/21/2019

Pentagon approves an additional 20 miles of border wall Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has approved an additional 20 miles of 30-foot high barriers for the southern border, a section of wall that is being paid for by previously repurposed Pentagon funds....
02:52, 08/28/2019

Pentagon pursues commercial cloud for mobile devices If a US Army infantry unit, engaged in massive mechanized warfare, were suddenly ambushed by a large number of enemy fighters attacking from multiple angles -- location information or intelligence about air support would hinge almost entirely upon ti...
22:13, 05/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Trump says he's looking closely at Amazon contract with Pentagon U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon's contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies....
21:52, 07/18/2019

Pentagon: 2,100 more troops headed to U.S.-Mexico border in Texas An additional 2,100 troops, including 1,100 active-duty service members and 1,000 Texas National Guard soldiers, will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border "in the next several weeks," the Pentagon announced....
19:00, 07/18/2019

US Against Any Country Purchasing Russia's S-400 Defence System: Pentagon The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is against any country purchasing military equipment, including the S-400 missile......
12:52, 07/18/2019

Navy searches for its next chief amid upheaval at the Pentagon The sudden retirement of Adm. William Moran, who was already confirmed by the Senate to be the next chief of naval operations and was set to take over Aug. 1, has set off a scramble to find a new CNO....
16:52, 07/10/2019

Pentagon investigating whether Navy hid USS McCain from Trump in Japan Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said his chief of staff is investigating reports that the White House ordered the USS John McCain be hidden or obscured from view during President Donald Trump's visit to Japan....
17:39, 05/30/2019

Boeing wins $500 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon Boeing Co has been awarded a $500 million contract for providing F-15QA aircrew and maintenance training to Qatar's air force, the Pentagon said on Wednesday....
00:52, 08/29/2019

Shanahan’s nomination comes as the Pentagon chief ‘spins a lot of plates’ SHANAHAN GETS THE JOB: Patrick Shanahan learned yesterday afternoon during a visit to the White House that after serving more than four months as acting defense secretary, he’ll be nominated by President Trump to keep the job....
15:00, 05/10/2019

Pentagon chief focuses on China despite Mideast tensions Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived Wednesday in Asia on a high-profile weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that China is the administration’s main foreign policy priority...
18:13, 05/29/2019

The Latest: Trump to nominate Esper to lead Pentagon WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Pentagon leadership (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will nominate Mark Esper to be the next U.S. defense secretary. Esper, who is currently Army secretary, is scheduled to take over as actin...
04:13, 06/22/2019

Huntington Ingalls wins $687 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc's Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $687 million contract for work on the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)...
23:39, 06/12/2019

U.S. says China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: Pentagon chief The United States says China is destabilizing the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponizing the global commons"....
10:26, 08/04/2019

US Says China Destabilising Indo-Pacific: Pentagon Chief The United States says China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and "weaponising......
12:26, 08/04/2019

BAE Systems wins $495 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon BAE Systems has been awarded a $495 million U.S. defense contract for receiver/processors and high band receivers in support of the ALR-56C Digital Upgrade, the Pentagon said on Thursday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)...
00:00, 09/20/2019

UPDATE 3-Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official....
01:26, 07/24/2019

Pentagon warns EU against blocking U.S. companies from defense pact A new European military pact risks shutting American companies out of defense contracts and undermining NATO, the United States has told the European Union, hinting at possible retaliation....
18:13, 05/14/2019

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Pentagon chief The Senate confirmed Mark Esper to be secretary of defense Tuesday, filling a Cabinet role that's been vacant since James Mattis' departure nearly seven months ago....
21:52, 07/23/2019

The Pentagon Has a Device That Can Use a Laser to Identify Someone Based On Their Heartbeat Walking around the world anonymously is becoming increasingly more difficult as surveillance tech is developed to identify us by our faces, our gait, and now, our heartbeat.Read more......
22:13, 06/28/2019

SAIC wins $950 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Science Applications International Corp has been awarded a $950 million contract to supply a variety of items to the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Pentagon said on Friday. (Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)...
10:13, 09/07/2019

Pentagon says US will defer to Saudis on whether to blame Iran for attack The United States will allow Saudi Arabia to decide if there is enough evidence to accuse Iran of conducting last week’s drone and missile strike that crippled two Saudi oil production facilities, the Pentagon says....
23:39, 09/19/2019

Trump says Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract should be investigated. Again. The president said on July 18 that he had received numerous complaints about a not-yet-awarded Pentagon cloud computing contract that could go to Amazon Web Services....
10:13, 07/19/2019

Pentagon unveils Jim Mattis' secretary of defense portrait Before leaving as acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan made sure former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' Pentagon portrait was put in place inside the Defense Department's headquarters....
04:52, 06/22/2019

Pentagon funding German university research: Report The Pentagon reportedly funds projects ranging from finding a substitute to a common military explosive to tracking whales. Some of the research has dual commericial and military use....
04:13, 06/23/2019

Pentagon Says It Spent $184,000 in 2 Years at Trump’s Scotland Resort The House Oversight and Reform Committee released the figure amid criticism from Democrats about spending taxpayer money at properties owned by the president....
22:13, 09/18/2019

Pentagon Weighs Sending More Military Assets to Mideast The Pentagon is considering sending additional antimissile batteries, another squadron of jet fighters and added surveillance capabilities to the Middle East to shore up the military’s regional presence in the wake of last weekend’s attack on Saudi A...
23:13, 09/19/2019

Lockheed Martin wins $562 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $562 million contract for sales of Army tactical guided missiles to Bahrain, Poland and Romania, the Pentagon said on Monday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)...
04:13, 06/25/2019

Pentagon awards $646 million border wall contract The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a $646 million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona....
23:39, 05/15/2019

Iran in focus as new Pentagon chief heads to NATO Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior U.S. official said....
10:39, 06/25/2019

Pentagon identifies U.S. soldier killed in Kabul attack The Department of Defense on Friday identified a U.S. soldier killed earlier in the week in a Kabul, Afghanistan, car bomb attack as Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz....
05:00, 09/08/2019

Lockheed Martin wins $405 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $405 million U.S. defense contract for large diameter rocket motors, associated missile body flight articles and support equipment for Army Intermediate Range Conventional Prompt Strike Weapon System flight tes...
02:13, 08/07/2019

BAE Systems wins $495 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon BAE Systems has been awarded a $495 million U.S. defense contract for receiver/processors and high band receivers in support of the ALR-56C Digital Upgrade, the Pentagon said on Thursday....
09:39, 09/20/2019

House bill targets illicit use of Pentagon networks Bipartisan legislation introduced Tuesday in the House seeks to stop the use of Department of Defense computer networks for sharing child pornography....
23:39, 07/02/2019

Boeing wins $6.5 billion U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Boeing Co has been awarded a $6.5 billion U.S. defense contract for Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kits, spares, repairs and technical services, the Pentagon said on Friday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)...
11:52, 06/15/2019

Pentagon to Set Up Marketplace Linking Suppliers With Trusted Investors The Pentagon plans to mandate stronger cyber defenses for its suppliers and help bolster the balance sheet of some financially struggling vendors amid concern China could exploit their weakness to access critical technologies....
20:26, 06/17/2019

Pentagon announces more US troops, but 'not thousands' more, will deploy to Mideast The U.S. will deploy more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran's increasingly aggressive behavior in the region, top military officials said Friday night....
16:52, 09/21/2019

Pentagon agrees to reallocate $3.6B for border wall projects The Pentagon approved the reallocation of $3.6 billion of defense funding to President Donald Trump's plan for an expanded physical border along the U.S.-Mexico border....
04:00, 09/04/2019

Video of Iran shooting down US drone released by Pentagon The smoke trail of a U.S. drone that was shot out of the sky over Strait of Hormuz can be seen in a video released by the Pentagon on Thursday as tensions escalated over what military officials described as an "unprovoked attack."...
01:13, 06/21/2019

Pentagon to divert $3.6B in funds from various projects toward border wall The defense secretary on Tuesday approved a border-wall spending plan that will divert funds from more than 100 military construction projects to earmark $3.6 billion for constructing a wall on the southern border with Mexico. The plan to allocate mo...
13:13, 09/04/2019

Cisco Systems wins $724 mln U.S. defense contract -Pentagon Cisco Systems Inc has been awarded a U.S. defense contract with a ceiling of $724 million for Cisco Smart Net Total Care Joint Enterprise License Agreement II, the Pentagon said on Monday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)...
02:52, 06/18/2019

| Pentagon frees $3.6bn for wall construction on Mexican border The US Defence Department said it was freeing up $3.6bn in funds budgeted for other projects to build a wall on the Mexican border as ordered by US President Donald Trump....
23:52, 09/04/2019

Attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was 'sophisticated,' Pentagon says The Pentagon on Thursday said the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were "sophisticated" and represented a "dramatic escalation" in tensions within the region....
15:26, 09/20/2019

President Trump Discusses Climate Change With Prince Charles and Blames Other Countries for Inaction, Despite U.S. Emissions Surge President Donald Trump and Prince Charles discussed climate change during the President’s state visit to the U.K. this week. But Trump continued to dismiss dire concerns about climate change, faulted other countries for inaction and defended th...
23:00, 06/05/2019

Delhi Declaration: Countries agree to make ‘land degradation neutrality’ by 2030, a national target for action A major UN conference on fighting desertification agreed on Friday to make the Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving “land degradation neutrality” (LDN), a national target for action....
01:26, 09/14/2019

Pentagon to brief on response to Russian missile system delivery to Turkey The Pentagon said on Friday that senior defense officials would hold a press briefing on the Pentagon's response to Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system....
18:00, 07/12/2019

Cisco Systems wins $724 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon Cisco Systems Inc has been awarded a U.S. defense contract with a ceiling of $724 million for Cisco Smart Net Total Care Joint Enterprise License Agreement II, the Pentagon said on Monday....
07:00, 06/18/2019