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Jailed British-Iranian Aid Worker in Iran Starts Hunger Strike, Husband Says

A British-Iranian aid worker jailed in Tehran has begun a hunger strike to demand release, her husband said Saturday, adding...

Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

Diplomats: Europeans Weigh Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro

Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on...

Daybreak Africa

Daybreak Africa

Each morning, Daybreak Africa looks at the latest developments on the continent, starting with headline news and providing in-depth interviews,...

US Official Urges Ending Kosovo Trade Taxes Against Serbia

US Official Urges Ending Kosovo Trade Taxes Against Serbia

A U.S. State Department official has called for an end to Kosovo’s taxes on Serbian goods so that European Union-mediated...

Virginia City to Divest Budget Funds From Fossil Fuels

Virginia City to Divest Budget Funds From Fossil Fuels

Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have voted to divest the city’s operating budget investments from any entity involved in the production...

Boris Johnson to EU: I Won’t Pay Unless Deal Improved

Boris Johnson to EU: I Won’t Pay Unless Deal Improved

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is stepping up his campaign to be Britain’s next prime minister by challenging the European...

Amazon Set to Begin Drone Package Delivery

Amazon Set to Begin Drone Package Delivery

The giant e-commerce technology company, Amazon, has announced that it expects to start delivering orders to shoppers’ homes by drones...

US Recruits Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

US Recruits Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Online data is at risk. Hackers are getting smarter and companies across the globe are facing a shortage of trained...

Trade Experts Unruffled About Rare Earth Minerals Supply

Trade Experts Unruffled About Rare Earth Minerals Supply

Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for...

G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech

G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 gathered Saturday to brainstorm ways to adapt global finance to an age of...

With Mexico Deal Done, US Urges China to Resume Trade Talks

With Mexico Deal Done, US Urges China to Resume Trade Talks

One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to...

Federally Insured Banks Largely Off-Limits to Cannabis Business

Federally Insured Banks Largely Off-Limits to Cannabis Business

In May, Arkansas became the latest state to cash in on the sale of medical marijuana. Lines of people wrapped...