Maduro says dollar transactions in Venezuela are an 'escape valve'

Published: 2019-11-17 20:09:08 UTC

[Reuters] Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Sunday that dollar transactions, which have been growing in the country in recent months, are an "escape valve" that could help the economy in recession, amid U.S. sanctions and ongoing currency controls.

Greece remembers the brutality that felled its dictatorship

Published: 2019-11-17 19:59:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] The anniversary of a student uprising acts as a test-run for new police freedom to enter university campuses.

Europe Is Adding Jobs at the Expense of Job Security—and Workers Are Fuming

Published: 2019-11-17 19:58:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Rise of temporary work without benefits changes how people live, spend and vote; ‘garbage jobs’

HP rejects Xerox's $33.5 billion offer to buy the company

Published: 2019-11-17 19:38:14 UTC

[Reuters] HP Inc said on Sunday it had rejected an offer from printer maker Xerox Corp to buy the personal computer maker.

Adam Schiff is bringing a prosecutor’s sensibility to impeachment hearings

Published: 2019-11-17 19:35:09 UTC

[The Washington Post] Schiff’s North Star is not excitement but credibility.

Sen. Johnson says whistleblower’s sources ‘exposed things that didn’t need to be exposed’

Published: 2019-11-17 19:27:00 UTC

[The Washington Post] “This would have been far better off if we would’ve just taken care of this behind the scenes,” the Wisconsin Republican said Sunday on NBC News’s “Meet the Press.”

'They had shot the boys in the head'

Published: 2019-11-17 19:23:49 UTC

[BBC News] British Special Forces have been accused of covering up the killings of four young Afghans in 2012.

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

Published: 2019-11-17 19:22:58 UTC

[Reuters] Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the biggest economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.

Don Jr. is on a mission to recruit Trump culture warriors

Published: 2019-11-17 18:38:48 UTC

[Politico] He’s working to translate the combative, anti-liberal MAGA ethos for internet-savvy nonboomers.

How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ on Medicare for All

Published: 2019-11-17 18:09:00 UTC

[The New York Times] Health care had not been a driving issue for the Massachusetts senator. But the expansive $20.5 trillion package could come to define her candidacy anyway.

Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk' - NY Times

Published: 2019-11-17 18:08:28 UTC

[Reuters] Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely African-American church on Sunday as he weighs a presidential …

Pelosi has 'no idea' if impeachment inquiry will wrap by year's end

Published: 2019-11-17 17:53:05 UTC

[Politico] Democrats aren’t committing to a firm timeline for the investigation of President Donald Trump.

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster North Korea peace effort

Published: 2019-11-17 17:51:15 UTC

[Reuters] The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.

Trump defends Biden over 'rabid dog' jibe

Published: 2019-11-17 17:48:46 UTC

[BBC News] In a surprising tweet, Donald Trump suggests North Korea's rant against Joe Biden went too far.

The party of lying liars

Published: 2019-11-17 17:45:31 UTC

[The Washington Post] Lying is everywhere.

Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

Published: 2019-11-17 17:39:48 UTC

[Reuters] Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes.

Trump is ‘healthy as can be,’ White House press secretary says after doctor visit

Published: 2019-11-17 17:36:52 UTC

[The Washington Post] White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said it is “absolutely not” true that the president’s visit to a doctor Saturday was anything other than a routine physical exam.

Hong Kong police threaten to use live bullets as standoff with protesters escalates

Published: 2019-11-17 17:26:51 UTC

[Reuters] Hong Kong police threatened on Monday to use live bullets if "rioters" used lethal weapons and committed other acts of violence, after the latest flare up during five months of anti-government protests in the Chinese ruled city.

U.S. Struggles to Crack Down on Chinese Efforts to Recruit Scientists

Published: 2019-11-17 17:09:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Officials see an indictment against a University of Kansas professor as a possible blueprint for prosecutions

A radio host criticized Trump on the air. He was fired mid-show, he says.

Published: 2019-11-17 17:02:04 UTC

[The Washington Post] “I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line," Silverman said on Twitter.

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