WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on imprisoned dissidents

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight detainees it says are political prisoners held by the communist government. In an open letter to Cuba’s foreign minister released on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Cuba had refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries about the eight, who he said … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US demands answers from Cuba on imprisoned dissidents

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP lawmakers grill Google CEO on perceived bias

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Google CEO before Congress (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Republican lawmakers are grilling Google CEO Sundar Pichai on what they perceive as a bias against conservative viewpoints on the search giant’s services. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he’s concerned Google’s business practices may have been influenced by employees’ political bias … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP lawmakers grill Google CEO on perceived bias

PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11 billion

PARIS — Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 10 billion euros ($11 billion), the government said Tuesday. In parliament, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe went to bat for Macron’s measures, calling them “massive” and proof that he “has heard the anger.” After … Continue reading PARIS | France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11 billion

MOSCOW | Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist

MOSCOW— Kremlin officials and Russia’s opposition on Tuesday gathered to pay tribute to Russia’s most prominent human rights activist, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died at age 91. Alexeyeva, a staunch and uncompromising rights advocate, made a name for herself in the 1960s and ’70s protesting the treatment of Soviet political prisoners. She returned to Russia in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist

MOSCOW | Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest. Putin said Tuesday that when he asked Russian intelligence services for information about 30-year-old Maria Butina, he was told “no one knows anything about her.” U.S. prosecutors … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 5:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters for talks with Council President Donald Tusk, as part of a bid to win backing from EU leaders so she can sell her Brexit deal to the U.K. Parliament. … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

MINNEAPOLIS | Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege that Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients’ prescriptions and seeking payment from Medicaid. Massachusetts is among several states that prohibit pharmacies … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim

LOS ANGELES | CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer

LOS ANGELES— CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million. Shows on Television City sound stages include “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Price is Right.” They will continue to be based there for at least five more … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer