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NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Authorizing Release Of State Tax Returns

The law, which takes effect Monday, requires the state's tax commissioner to provide NY state tax returns to Congress upon request from the House Ways and Means...


House prepares subpoenas of top White House officials in Trump probe

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider authorizing subpoenas this week to compel testimony from a dozen current and former Trump admini...


US, China move to restart trade talks

But US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to revive negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan on June 29...


Air France says planned French eco-tax would be 'extremely penalizing'

Germany, Italy and some Nordics nations also have ticket taxes. France announced Tuesday it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to 18 euros per fl...


Boeing reports no new orders for 737 Max amid grounding

Airbus is on track to overtake Boeing in commercial plane deliveries for 2019 after outpacing its USA rival at mid-year following the 737 MAX grounding, acco...


ICE, FBI use license photos for facial-recognition scans

The FBI did not comment directly, but referred the U.S. paper to a previous statement made by its deputy assistant director in defence of facial recognition ...


United Kingdom ambassador disinvited from White House dinner

Secret cables from Darroch leaked to British tabloid the Daily Mail revealed that the ambassador had described Trump's administration as " dysfunctional " and...


Mitch McConnell facing 2020 challenge from former fighter pilot

McGrath also reprises one element of her first video , pointedly noting that when, as a 13-year-old girl, she wrote to McConnell to make the case that women sh...


Billionaire and Former Presidential Candidate Ross Perot Dies At Age 89

Bush, remains one of the most successful third-party bids in American history. Although Perot did not win a single Electoral College vote, he was the most suc...


Jeffrey Epstein: Billionaire formally charged with sex trafficking

Epstein said at the time his encounters with alleged victims were consensual and he believed they were 18 when they occurred. The U.S. Attorney for the Southe...


Scientists discover cockatoo has 14 distinct dance moves

But that was merely the start. And while the study notes that other parrots can dance, it's not immediately clear how birds learn to do so. All told , the ...


Death of toddler on cruise ship a 'preventable tragedy' family's attorney says

Chloe fell to her death from deck 11 of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship , Freedom of the Seas , while it was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico , on Sunday, a...


Billionaire Tom Steyer Changes His Mind And Is Now Running For President

An environmentalist and advocate for the movement to impeach Mr Trump, he has donated millions to liberal causes. "Corporate money has corrupted our democracy...


United States says latest Taliban talks ‘most productive’ so far

The first day of the landmark intra-Afghan peace dialogue in Doha , Qatar ended on Sunday with positive messages from the participants. Suhail Shaheen, the...


Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will back Remain in second Brexit referendum

Politicians from across the political divide have said that Labour still isn not doing enough to stop Brexit . The British Finance Minister Phillip Hammo...


'Significant downsides' to no-deal Brexit - Gauke

The BBC said an investigation it had carried out found some party members had received two ballot papers, citing one party insider as estimating that more than ...


Ross Perot: billionaire who ran for president dies aged 89

Dallas Morning News broke the story by describing how Perot has been battling leukemia since February and almost died earlier in the year from a secondary infec...


Trump derides United Kingdom ambassador as 'wacky', 'stupid'

Trump on Monday said he would "no longer deal" with Darroch, claiming "he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S". One of Darroch's cables, a collecti...


Michelle Obama Gave Her Naturally Curly Hair Ombre Highlights

On defining her role: "I would have to earn my grace and I knew I would have to quickly define myself and I want all young girls out there to know - we all str...


Trump touts administration's environmental record

EPA data show huge improvements in air quality in recent decades since the imposition of landmark environmental regulations like the Clean Air Act and Clean Wa...


Russia flight ban for Georgia starts, more restrictions loom

The protesters demanded Gabunia's resignation, and Rustavi 2 temporarily shut down due to safety concerns. Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, ...


Taliban Talks to Resume Today After 2-Day Intra-Afghan Summit

Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! Reuters' report came on the same day that Taliban jihadis met with representatives of Afghanistan society, i...


European Union to lift Russian Federation sanctions when Minsk accords implemented Tusk

Relations between Ukraine and Russian Federation have been very stiff since Moscow's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and its assist for armed sepa...


IVF 'mix up': U.S. couple say they gave birth to wrong children

The clinic says on its site that it has "fulfilled the dreams of tens of thousands of aspiring parents" in over 22 countries. A NY couple is suing a Califo...


Trump ramping up criticisms of Fox, usually a friendly venue

President Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack on the media focuses on Fox News, although it's hardly the first time he's found fault with the network whe...


Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs is a "large-scale murdering enteprise" that should be investigated by the United Nations...


UAE Says Reducing Troops In War-Torn Yemen, Moving To "Peace Plan"

The conflict in Yemen broke out in late 2014 when Houthi rebels seized much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa. The official confirmed that UAE tr...


Washington approves $2.2bln sale of tanks, Stinger Missiles to Taiwan

U.S. lawmakers have 30 days to object to the sale but are unlikely to do so. The deal had been stalled for some time amid concerns that the USA government was...


Would-be African astronaut dies in road crash

As reported by BBC , Mandla had been in Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, for a week where he went through various tests in preparation for the sub-orbital flig...


Ilhan Omar to Pelosi: ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

Earlier on Sunday, Tlaib , in an appearance on ABC's "Face the Nation", told anchor Martha Raddatz that Pelosi should respect the fact "that 650,000 peop...


Eric Swalwell Drops Out of Presidential Race, Tom Steyer Steps In

He maintained that his short-lived presidential run was "not a vanity project" and argued that he had succeeded in pushing the Democratic front-runners to suppo...


Passersby mistake bird doused in curry for exotic species

While this might have been a first for Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital , it isn't a first for the UK. "He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turme...


Trump Speech on Environment Doesn't Pass Smell Test with Activists

Radical environmental plans would not make the world cleaner, according to Trump - who pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord - but rather, he...


Trump warns Iran over nuclear breaches

President Donald Trump, who withdrew the US from the nuclear deal over a year ago and re-imposed crippling economic sanctions on Iran, almost bombed the country...


Pelosi, AOC Clash over Reach of Progressives’ Influence

Ocasio-Cortez's remark was prompted by a comment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., who was quoted in The New York Times on Saturday criticizing t...


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