UN official: 700 people died in Syrian camps for IS families

The U_N_ counterterrorism chief says his office received information that 700 people died recently in two camps in northeast Syria where about 70,000 mainly women and children connected to Islamic State fighters are detained in “very dire conditions.” By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press July 10, 2020, 5:30 AM 3 min read UNITED NATIONS — […]

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IMF urges ‘equity-like’ government support for virus-hit firms

© Reuters. International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath takes questions at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath urged governments to shift to “equity-like” support from one focused on loans as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged damage […]

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With 1 million-plus Illinoisans out of work, Pritzker taps new Employment Security chief: ‘These are not normal times’

Kristin Richards, a veteran chief of staff to two Illinois Senate presidents, will replace Tom Chan as director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. | LinkedIn Complaints have been constant and steady during the pandemic as the department processed more 1,361,036 claims for unemployment benefits from March 1 through May 30. That’s nearly 11.5 times the […]

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IMF’s chief economist urges ‘equity-like’ government support for virus-hit firms

© Reuters. International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath takes questions at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington TOKYO (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday governments must shift to “equity-like” support from one focused on liquidity provision as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged harm […]

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Harley-Davidson cuts 500 jobs in latest round of layoffs

Harley-Davidson on Thursday said it will lay off 500 employees this year as part of new Chief Executive Jochen Zeitz’s efforts to revive the struggling motorcycle maker. As part of the overhaul, Chief Financial Officer John Olin will leave the company effective immediately. Darrell Thomas, treasurer, will become interim chief financial officer, it said. Harley-Davidson’s […]

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Tesla ‘very close’ to next step in self-driving, Elon Musk says

Tesla is “very close” to bringing its self-driving car tech to the next level, chief executive Elon Musk said Thursday. In remarks made via video message at the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Musk said that he is “confident” that Tesla will achieve “the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy” this year, […]

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Tesla stock surge may lead to $1.7B payday for Elon Musk

Tesla’s supercharged stock rally has put a $1.7 billion payday within arm’s reach for Chief Executive Elon Musk. Shares of the electric automaker have soared 40 percent in the past week, and with a market cap of $253 billion, Tesla blew past Toyota as the world’s valuable car company. More important for Musk, however, is […]

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Chief Justice Roberts Was Hospitalized Last Month With a Head Injury

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sustained a head injury last month that required a night at the hospital, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. “The chief justice was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for […]

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Chief Justice Roberts injured head in fall last month, was hospitalized

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after injuring his forehead in a fall near his home, Fox News has confirmed. After the injury, Roberts’s head was covered in blood, a source told The Washington Post, which first broke the story. Roberts fell while taking a walk […]

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Chief Justice John Roberts hospitalized on June 21 after fall near Maryland home, Supreme Court confirms

Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts was hospitalized last month with a forehead injury after he fell while walking near his Maryland home, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court confirmed Tuesday night. The 65-year-old Roberts “was treated at a local hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in […]

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Many countries may need debt restructuring after pandemic fallout: IMF chief economist

© Reuters. International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath takes questions at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many countries may need debt restructuring in the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist said Tuesday. Gita Gopinath told […]

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Mulvaney warns Trump will face ‘headwinds’ if election turns into ‘referendum’ on himself

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a blunt assessment of President Trump’s chances in November’s presidential election, saying the president should hope it doesn’t turn into “a referendum” on himself. “If the president can go back to drawing those contrasts between him and [former Vice President] Joe Biden — that becomes a […]

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Hong Kong leader claims new national security law is not ‘doom and gloom’ despite TikTok pulling out

Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam said Tuesday the new national security law imposed by China does not spell all “doom and gloom” despite TikTok announcing it will abruptly pull out of the territory. “Surely, this is not doom and gloom for Hong Kong,” Lam, the territory’s Beijing-backed leader, said at her weekly press conference, […]

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Private dinner kicks off latest Brexit talks

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost 5 are seen at start of the first round of post -Brexit trade deal talks By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Top British and European Union negotiators will dine at Number 10 Downing Street later on […]

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Private dinner kicks off latest Brexit talks between Britain, EU

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Prime Minister’s Europe adviser David Frost 5 are seen at start of the first round of post -Brexit trade deal talks By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Top British and European Union negotiators will dine at Number 10 Downing Street later on […]

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Mark Meadows says there will not be a ‘national mandate’ on wearing masks

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday said a national mandate to wear masks or face coverings “is not in order,” as states experience a surge in cases of the novel coronavirus amid their phased reopening. Meadows was asked Monday during an interview with “Fox & Friends” whether there should be a federal […]

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The Swamp Is Coming From Inside Trump’s Campaign

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of the arms maker Raytheon, under pressure to overcome a congressional hold on major sales in the fall of 2018, wanted to sit down with one of the few people who could solve the problem — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. But the State Department would not schedule the meeting. […]

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Coty changes CEO again, hires former L’Oreal executive

Coty on Thursday named former L’Oreal executive Sue Nabi as chief executive officer, the cosmetics maker’s fifth since its multibillion-dollar deal with Procter & Gamble nearly five years ago. The company’s shares, which have lost more than 60 percent this year, rose about 5 percent in early trading, although they were up only 1.1 percent […]

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Roberts drifts away from conservative bloc, angering Republicans and exciting the left

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ role as the court’s new swing vote has become abundantly apparent in recent weeks, as he has been the deciding justice in several high-profile 5-4 decisions in which he sided with the court’s liberal bloc — providing hope for Democrats and angering Republicans. The jurist kept court watchers on their […]

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John Roberts Was Already Chief Justice. But Now It’s His Court.

WASHINGTON — In a series of stunning decisions over the past two weeks, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has voted to expand L.G.B.T.Q. rights, protect the young immigrants known as Dreamers and strike down a Louisiana abortion law. In all three decisions, he voted with the court’s four-member liberal wing. Those decisions heartened progressives […]

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Elon Musk pleads with workers to help Tesla break even

Tesla chief Elon Musk in an internal email called on employees to work hard to allow the electric-car maker to break even in the second quarter despite the coronavirus pandemic. The rallying cry has become a familiar theme in recent quarters at Tesla, with Musk calling on employees to quickly build and deliver vehicles at […]

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