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Sri Lanka leader appoints Cabinet, brother will lead finance
| November 22nd, 2019  2:05 AM
Sri Lanka leader appoints Cabinet, brother will lead finance
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president on Friday appointed a 16-member interim Cabinet and allotted finance and other ministries to his brother, the new prime minister. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected last week, also said he would call a parliamentary election as early as allowed. The parliamentary term ends next…
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Senators press Amazon over doorbell camera security concerns
Senators press Amazon over doorbell camera security concerns
November 20th, 2019  7:01 PM

A group of U.S. senators is questioning Amazon about the security of its Ring doorbell cameras following reports that some Ukraine-based employees had access to video footage from customers’ homes

Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches
Australian bank Westpac faces massive fine for breaches
November 20th, 2019  5:33 AM

Major Australian bank Westpac faces a massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing act

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision
‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision
November 18th, 2019  8:40 PM

A new lawsuit details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors

Donald Trump, Eddie Rispone
AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet
November 16th, 2019  1:03 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s distorted assault on ex-ambassador’s record jolts impeachment hearings

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Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm
November 16th, 2019  10:12 AM

Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon
Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon
November 15th, 2019  3:12 AM

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly

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Amazon appeals $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft
November 14th, 2019  7:59 PM

Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision

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Amazon to protest $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft
November 14th, 2019  6:40 PM

Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision

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Amazon protests Pentagon’s award of a $10B cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing ‘unmistakable bias’
November 14th, 2019  6:22 PM

Amazon protests Pentagon’s award of a $10B cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing ‘unmistakable bias’

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20
Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20
November 12th, 2019  6:51 PM

A top House lawmaker has announced that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings

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Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill
November 12th, 2019  6:21 PM

The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill

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Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter
November 12th, 2019  11:31 AM

Impeachment hearings come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business, adding to complications in passing a budget and a trade deal

Czechs to sign deal to buy 12 US military by year's end
Czechs to sign deal to buy 12 US military by year's end
November 12th, 2019  10:35 AM

The Czech defense minister says the government is planning to sign a deal with the U.S. government by year's end to purchase 12 military helicopters

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
November 12th, 2019  7:42 AM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

Sam Rainsy
Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracy
November 12th, 2019  3:54 AM

Cambodian exiled opposition leader says the European Union's consideration of lifting trade privileges will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy in Cambodia

Najib Razak
Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case
November 11th, 2019  10:48 PM

A Malaysian judge has ordered ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter his defense at his first corruption trial linked to looting at the 1MDB state investment fund

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After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
November 11th, 2019  3:25 PM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
November 11th, 2019  10:57 AM

Energy Secretary Rick Perry influenced Ukraine's energy policy as its new government sought military aid from the US to defend against Russian aggression and Trump's allies were ramping up efforts to spur an investigation into Joe Biden

Stef Blok, Jacek Czaputowicz
EU labors to keep nuclear deal alive after new Iran moves
November 11th, 2019  10:02 AM

EU foreign ministers are affirming their support for the Iran nuclear deal after the Islamic Republic began enrichment work at its Fordo site in a fresh act of defiance that seems likely to spell the end of the international pact

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Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story
November 9th, 2019  4:03 PM

Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story

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US has new plan for notifying Americans of election meddling
November 8th, 2019  6:25 PM

The government says it has a new procedure in place for notifying victims of cyberattacks during the 2020 presidential election

Pam Bondi
White House impeachment hire Bondi winding down foreign work
November 8th, 2019  4:45 PM

Even as she prepares to defend President Donald Trump against accusations that he pressured a foreign government to aid his re-election campaign, former Florida state Attorney General Pam Bondi has her own entanglements

Dudley Devine
Huawei founder says US sanctions not his toughest crisis
November 7th, 2019  11:51 PM

The 75-year-old founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei says its troubles with President Donald Trump are hardly the biggest crisis he has faced while working his way from rural poverty to the helm of China's first global tech brand

House Democrat criticizes Mississippi chicken plant raids
House Democrat criticizes Mississippi chicken plant raids
November 7th, 2019  5:10 PM

A U.S. House committee chairman says it's "disappointing" that President Donald Trump's administration is selectively enforcing laws to apprehend immigrant workers who are in the U.S. illegally but not prosecute employers

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