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United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver remarks to the media at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, September 17, in the Treaty Room at the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. The pickup time for video cameras is 4:30 p.m. for the C Street Lobby. The final access … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo To Deliver Remarks to the Media

Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

MOSCOW — Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including … Continue reading Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort’s luxuries

ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified Wednesday on the second day of his financial fraud trial. The testimony was aimed at bolstering prosecutors’ argument that Manafort … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Judge raps prosecutors over testimony on Manafort’s luxuries

U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2018 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will host a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Friday, September 21, at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC. This committee serves the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2018 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date

SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor’s net profit down 14 percent on strong won

SEOUL, South Korea  — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its net profit for the second quarter fell 14 percent over a year earlier due to the South Korean won’s strength against the U.S. dollar. South Korea’s largest automaker said its April-June net income was 701 billion won ($626 million), compared with 817 billion won a … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Hyundai Motor’s net profit down 14 percent on strong won

MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MILAN  — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat’s founders, the Agnelli family, announced in a statement Marchionne’s death after complications from surgery in Zurich. “Unfortunately what we feared has … Continue reading MILAN  | Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Venezuela congratulates Mexico’s leftist victor

MEXICO CITY — The Latest on Mexico’s presidential election (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Venezuela’s socialist government is welcoming the election of Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has spent most of the past dozen years trying to shake off allegations he’d steer Mexico toward a Venezuelan model. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has sent … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Venezuela congratulates Mexico’s leftist victor

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Police are arresting about two dozen protesters who sat down and blocked a street outside the U.S. attorney’s office in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Officers began the arrests … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Los Angeles police calmly arrest protesters