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donald-trump2-113018_20sep19.jpg Following President Donald Trump's orders, the Treasury Department announced Friday that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank in response to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend. The Treasury Department claims Iran's Central Bank has provided billions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, its Quds Force, and its terrorist proxy, Hizballah.

martinscorsese-sept20.jpg The Visual Effects Society (VES) is to honor Martin Scorsese with Lifetime Achievement Award. VES, the global film industry's professional honorary society, announced that it is granting the award to the Academy, DGA and Emmy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the Annual VES Award

billdeblasio-092019.jpg New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he is pulling out of the race to get Democratic party nomination for 2020 presidential election. The 58 year old politician revealed his decision in an interview with MSNBC. "I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election. "And it's clearly not my time. So I'm going to end my presidential campaign," he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." De B

joshhawleymarkzuckerberg-sept20.jpg Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a known critic of Silicon Valley's tech giants, urged Mark Zuckerberg to sell Instagram and WhatsApp in order to escape regulatory threats. But in his meeting with a handful of senators on Capitol Hill Thursday, the Facebook chief executive rejected the call. Hawley revealed the content of "a frank conversation" he had with Zuckerberg on Twitter Thursday. Howley said he

truckscarbonpollution-092019.jpg The Trump administration announced its plans to implement nationwide uniform fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for automobiles and light duty trucks. The new rule aims to prohibit states from imposing their own stricter standards. As a first step towards finalizing the proposed Safer, Affordable, Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, the Department of Transportation's National Hi

flag1-sept20.jpg POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed to honor those who were Prisoners Of War(POW) and those who are still Missing In Action (MIA). On the third Friday of every September, people in the United States commemorate this day to proclaim to POW/MIA as well as their families that "you are not forgotten".

trumpobama-sept19.jpg President Donald Trump's average job approval rating across major polls in the United States this week has surpassed what his predecessor Barack Obama received in the corresponding period eight years ago.

foreignpopulations-sept19.jpg Home to 51 million migrants, the United States is hosting the largest number of international migrant populations in the world, a new UN report says. It is also one of the top three countries towards which most migrant journeys are taking place. The other top migrant destinations are Germany and Saudi Arabia. The latest data on the world's migrant population were released by the United Nation's

usappleimportduty-sept19.jpg In the wake of India's steep hike in import duty of U.S. apples hitting the farmers hard, a top Republican Congressman has appealed to the Trump administration to press the Indian government to reduce the tariff to the "pre-retaliatory rates." In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Rep Dan Newhouse sought to elevate Washington apple access in India by decreasing the tari

trump9-sept_18sep19.jpg Claiming the move will lead to safer and less expensive cars, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he is revoking California's authority to set its own vehicle emission standards. Trump revealed the news in a series of posts on Twitter, saying he is eliminating California's waiver under the Clean Air Act that allowed the state to set tighter emissions standards.

robertobrien-091819.jpg President Donald Trump has named Robert O'Brien, a hostage Negotiator, as the new National Security Adviser. The President made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. "I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O'Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor". Trump tweeted t

trump3-102518_18sep19.jpg President Donald Trump revealed in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that he has ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose additional sanctions on Iran. The announcement follows the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, with the U.S. pointing the finger at Iran.

edwardsnowden-sept18.jpg On Tuesday, when Edward Snowden published his memoir, the U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit against the former CIA employee who leaked the country's top secret intelligence data, saying he violated the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA. The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book, titled "Permanent Record", without submitting it to the national security and int

americanvoters-sept18.jpg Climate Change will be one of the factors that decide who will win the next U.S. presidential election, according to a poll conducted by CBS among a cross section of American voters. The issue is influencing Democrats more than Republicans. It is the most pressing issue for Democrats after health care, the poll shows. 72 percent of Democrats who took part in the poll say climate change is very i

bentapley1-sept17.jpg South China giant salamander has been identified by researchers as possibly the largest amphibian ever lived. Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander - one of which they suspect is the biggest of around 8000 amphibians alive in the wor

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