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caroleghosn-jun17.jpg Carole Ghosn, wife of the jailed former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, has appealed to President Donald Trump to use his good offices to press Japan for a fair trial for her husband. Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo in November over allegations that he under-reported his salary and transferred personal investment losses to Nissan. Ghosn is awaiting trial on charges of financial crimes relating to his ha

philadelphia-061719.jpg One person was killed and five others injured in a shooting spree at a graduation party in Philadelphia Sunday night. Reports quoting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the gunman stormed the party that was being held in a park in the Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood, and started firing at the crowd of 60. Ross said that four of the victims were aged between 15 and 17, who suffe

trumpsjob-jun17.jpg Fifty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove of Donald Trump's performance as US President, according to the latest national survey conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal. There is a two percent fall in approval rating for Trump when compared to last month, from 46 percent to 44 percent . Americans' approval of the president's job performance is marginally down after former special co

sarahanders-jun14.jpg After serving for two and a half years as an astute presidential spokesperson, Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House. Her surprise departure was announced by Trump on Twitter Thursday. "Our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," he tweeted. He described Sanders as

gulfofoman-jun14.jpg The United States blamed Iran for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and released a video which purportedly shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard on the scene of the incident. But Iran categorically denied the allegation. Iranian vessels were on a rescue mission in the gulf Of Oman, according to a statement published by Iran's Foreign Ministry. A Norwegian and a Japanese

cancercausing-jun14.jpg The Environmental Working Group stated that cancer-causing contents were found in children's cereals and other snack products widely used in the United States. Major food companies like General Mills and Quaker still sell popular children's breakfast cereals and other foods that contain troubling levels of glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, the non-profit activis

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from rejecting a job applicant because of a failed marijuana test. The new law signed by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak earlier in June makes it illegal for employers to reject job applicants based on the results of a marijuana screening test. The...

kellyanneconway-061319.jpg Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway should be removed from federal service for numerous violations of the Hatch Act, according to the Office of Special Counsel. Special Counsel Henry Kerner urged President Donald Trump to fire Conway in a letter sent Thursday, calling her disregard for the Hatch Act's restrictions on federal employees engaging in political activity "unacceptable."

donaldtrump-061319.jpg President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election but now suggests he would be willing to accept damaging information about his opponent from a foreign government to remain in the White House.

mexicanpresidential-jun13.jpg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested that the proceeds from the sale of a presidential plane used by his predecessor can be utilized to fund the government's efforts to block the flow of US-bound migrants on its border with Guatemala. A luxurious jet that former President Enrique Pena Nieto bought in 2012 for $218 million is on sale along with 130 other government-owned aircraf

nodeadline-jun13.jpg US President Donald Trump said he has not set a deadline for imposing 25 percent import duty on Chinese goods that are not affected by levies already. The Trump administration had already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, ranging from semi-conductors to furniture, that are imported to the United States. And earlier this month, he issued a fresh threat of imposing

football-jun12.jpg The United States began title defence with the biggest ever victory in the FIFA Women's World Cup by crushing Thailand 13-0. It was the seventh win in a row for the US women, who are the current holders and three-time champions. Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina was the biggest winning margin in the Women's World Cup so far. Alex Morgan, who is playing her third world cup, was the star Tuesday

usirantensions-jun12.jpg Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran with the mission of finding ways to ease tensions between the United States and Iran. Abe's visit to Iran, the first Japanese leader to do so since 1978, comes on the 90th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two Asian countries. Abe is scheduled to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday, and

woodstock50-050719.jpg Woodstock 50 once again appears to be on shaky ground after the event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1969 festival lost its planned venue along with its second producer.

mobileinternet-jun11.jpg People around the world will spend an average of 800 hours using the Internet on mobile phones this year, and the total will rise to 930 hours by 2021, according to a study conducted by media agency Zenith. "While television remains the dominant medium, Internet consumption led by mobile shows the fastest growth," the study says. Television viewing is estimated to fall slowly to 165 minutes a da

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