international

April 20, 2019

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto present

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts.
April 20, 2019

420 Day: Who Started The Marijuana Celebration Ritual, and Should Weed be Legalized?

Cannabis—a way of life for some and a controversial topic for others. But there's no doubt that it has the potential to affect everyone in the U.S., whether it's the politicians debating legalization or cancer patients trying to get medicinal marijuana.
April 20, 2019

Red Sox commerce Swihart to Arizona for minor leaguer

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded catcher Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with international bonus pool space for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson.
April 20, 2019

Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other Neighbors

Iraq was set to host a historic meeting involving all of its neighbors, including representatives from top Middle Eastern foes Iran and Saudi Arabia, who have not had formal ties for years.
April 20, 2019

Microsoft faces down a brand new declare that pro-diversity hiring isn’t honest to white males

Microsoft employees have been using an internal message board to criticize the company’s pro-diversity efforts, referring to the hiring of women and minorities as “discriminatory” against white and Asian men, according to a report from Quartz. Microsoft has left these threads untouched, drawing criticism from other employees who feel the company talks up its diversity and inclusion efforts, but takes little meaningful action to reinforce them at a cultural level.
April 20, 2019

Pompeo dismisses NKorea’s rejection of him as US negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump’s top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
April 20, 2019

Mitt Romney Launches Scathing Attack on Donald Trump, Says He’s ‘Sickened’ by ‘Dishonesty’ of President

Republican Senator Mitt Romney offered a scathing criticism of President Donald Trump and his campaign associates Friday, saying he was “sickened” by their “dishonesty” after reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.
April 20, 2019

Should Graduate Students be Paid Like Employees? Students Across Campuses Push for Living Wage

Graduate students across America are forming unions, holding protests and in some cases getting arrested to draw attention to their cause. What is it they’re after? In many cases, it’s a livable wage.
April 20, 2019

Army Veterans Who Protested for Better Benefits from China's Communist Party Jailed

A number of retired soldiers from the world's largest standing army have been jailed for their role in rare protests pushing the ruling Chinese Communist Party to deliver better veteran benefits.
April 20, 2019

Ethiopian-Israeli Musician Imanuel Releases New Album of Unity

It’s a cold, gray January Sunday in Paris, but the small music studio in the working-class immigrant neighborhood of Ivry is heating up with cups of Berber coffee and rounds of  “Sport International,” as the recording artist Imanuel (Emanuel Yerday) lays down a violin track on the song. Muctaru Wurie works magic at the keyboard and mixer, the violin is sidewinding and taut, and the music is jumping.