Mar 22 2019 Trump to Nominate Stephen Moore for Fed Board

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board.
Moore, a well-known and often polarizing figure in Washington political circles, served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. In that role, he helped draft Trump’s tax [...]


Mar 22 2019 How US States Are Richer Than Some Foreign Nations

The United States is an economic powerhouse.
As the largest economy in the world, the U.S. produced $20.5 trillion worth of goods and services — known as its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — in 2018. That’s impressive when you consider that the total GDP for the entire world was about $80 trillion in 2017.
In fact, every [...]


Mar 22 2019 Student Accused in Professor’s Death, Claims Blasphemy

A student in Pakistan stabbed his professor to death earlier this week after accusing him of committing blasphemy and promoting un-Islamic culture at a college in southern Punjab’s Bahawalpur city, according to law enforcement officials.
The student, Khateeb Hussain, attacked his English professor, Khalid Hameed, with a knife Wednesday at Government Sadiq Egerton College.
The attacker was [...]


Mar 22 2019 Families Bury Dead After New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Thousands of people gathered Friday for a mass funeral in a cemetery in New Zealand where 26 of the 50 victims of a mass shooting at two mosques last Friday were buried. The youngest victim buried was 3 years old.
Family members used shovels and wheelbarrows to bury their loved ones.
Earlier Friday, thousands of New Zealanders [...]


Mar 22 2019 Program Reunites S. Sudanese Separated During War

Tens of thousands of civilians who fled the South Sudanese city of Malakal during fighting that broke out in 2013 are slowly returning home.
The town still bears scars from South Sudan’s five years of conflict. Bullet holes litter the walls of the buildings that remain standing. People are starting new businesses in the wrecked shells [...]


Mar 22 2019 Watchdog: US Agency Error Exposes 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors to Fraud

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) said FEMA had shared financial records and other sensitive information of people [...]


Mar 22 2019 Lawmakers Call for Release of Full Report on Russia Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by President Donald Trump, drawing calls from lawmakers for the report to be released.
Mueller handed the report Friday to the Justice Department, headed by Attorney General William Barr, who is now [...]


Mar 22 2019 Sources: EU Expert to Urge Monitoring 5G Risks, Not Huawei Ban

The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to ban Huawei Technologies, four people familiar with the matter said Friday.
European digital chief Andrus Ansip will present the recommendation Tuesday. While the guidance does not have legal force, [...]


Mar 22 2019 Pakistani PM Receives National Day Greetings from Indian Counterpart

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sent him “greetings and best wishes” on the eve of Pakistan’s national day. The message came several weeks after the two nuclear-armed rival nations nearly went to another war over the Kashmir territorial dispute.
Khan tweeted that the Indian prime minister told him it [...]


Mar 22 2019 Could Venezuela Crisis End Hezbollah’s Presence There?

As the political and humanitarian tumult in Venezuela unfolds, analysts say illicit activities by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the South American country could be disrupted.
Since the beginning of the crisis in January, many observers have been wondering about the future of the Lebanese militant group and its activities in Venezuela, particularly with growing U.S. [...]