Civil, Transit Workers Strike, Bringing Paris to a Standstill
French civil workers are staging a strike Thursday to protest President Emmanuel Macron's push for a series of controversial reforms, union workers are reporting.
John Dowd Resigns as Trump’s Lead Lawyer in Mueller Probe
John Dowd resigned as President Donald Trump’s lead attorney countering Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as the inquiry into possible collusion in the 2016 election intensifies.
Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe
The Trump administration plans to announce sanctions against China on Thursday after determining that the country is encouraging the theft and transfer of intellectual property from US businesses.
China Considering Tariffs On US Agricultural Imports: Trade War Coming?
A global trade war is looming large as President Donald Trump gears up to announce tariffs on Chinese imports Thursday. The slated move is said to impose up to $60 billion in new duties on Chinese goods mainly targeting China’s high technology sector and intellectual property products to curb theft of U.S. technology, White House administration officials said this week.
Online Sex-Trafficking Measure Clears Congress, Goes to Trump
Congress passed a bill to combat online sex trafficking that has split the tech industry, bringing one of the first measures to weaken legal protection for websites closer to becoming law as Big Tech faces a mounting backlash in Washington.
Mexico’s Presidential Race Is Tightening, Poll Suggests
Mexico’s presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is leading by only 5 percentage points in the latest opinion poll, a sign the race may be getting tighter as the July election draws near.
Ex-S. Korean President Lee arrested over corruption scandal
South Korean ex-President Lee Myung-bak was arrested and jailed early Friday over a range of corruption allegations, becoming the latest in a series of disgraced leaders embroiled in scandals and other problems after leaving office.
Peru’s Wise-Man President Toppled by Corruption He Had Pledged to End
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns before impeachment, after videos.
U.S. to Shield Europe, Australia, Brazil From Steel Tariffs
The U.S. will shield a list of allies including Europe, Australia, South Korea, Argentina and Brazil from steel and aluminum tariffs that take effect on Friday, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
House GOP to Push Farm Bill Linking Food Stamps to Job Training
House Republicans will pursue a law reauthorizing food assistance and farm subsidies without Democratic support after negotiations over changes to the so-called food-stamp program broke down, the chairman of the chamber’s Agriculture Committee said.
Turkey Gives Its Aggressive TV Censor Control Over the Web
Turkey’s parliament approved a new law on Wednesday that allows its radio and TV watchdog to vet Internet broadcasts, granting the government the ability to intervene against content by producers including Netflix.
YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub
YouTube has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns and their accessories.