Monthly Archives: July 2017

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales, including to person on terrorism list

Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s black list of people and entities associated with terrorism. In its quarterly financial report filed July 28, the Seattle e-commerce giant revealed that it had sold about $300 worth of consumer goods to someone designated

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Analysis: Can a president at war with both Republicans and Democrats govern?

From the start of his unconventional campaign two years ago, Trump has been more of a populist than a Republican, from his combative style to his protectionist stance on trade. His ability to reach voters drawn by his personal appeal rather than his party affiliation has been a source of political strength and possibility in a nation where allegiance to

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Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government more power

AP account You are following AP Top News Sports Entertainment Oddities Travel Technology Lifestyle Business U.S. News Health Science International News Politics Add more topics Trending Donald Trump New York Crime Russia Shootings North Carolina Michael Pence Florida Fires Alabama Caracas International News Venezuela Latin America Caribbean Nicolas Maduro Constitutions AP Top News Venezuela: more than 8 million grant government

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Low energy LED lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches | Daily Mail Online

Energy-saving lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on, an expert has warned. Professor Arnold Wilkins, professor of psychology at the University of Essex, said the flickering of the unpopular lights is stronger than for traditional lightbulbs. While

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Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called what he said was Qatar’s demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. “Qatar’s demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive and a declaration of war against

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ISIS fighter’s wife reveals plight of teenage brides | Daily Mail Online

Physics student Islam Mitat was a bright young woman with the world at her feet. Aged 20, the pretty, fashion-obsessed brunette had been married for three months when her British husband, Ahmed, told her that he had a surprise for her. He said he was applying for papers that would allow her to live in the UK. Mitat was overjoyed.

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Next Up for GOP Congress: Raising the Debt Ceiling – WSJ

Republicans are leaving town for an August recess after a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When they return in September, they’ll have just 12 working days to avert another big problem. In a letter to lawmakers Friday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, needed to be raised by Sept. 29

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