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Pompeo Violated Ethics Rules While Secretary of State: Watchdog

Mike Pompeo, while secretary of state, improperly asked a political appointee to carry out personal tasks, a watchdog said in a report published Friday. Pompeo and his wife, Susan, made over 100 requests to employees in the State Department’s Office of the Secretary, including the unnamed appointee, for work of a personal nature, such as […]

U.S. senators urge Biden to condition Brazil Amazon aid on results

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner April 16, 2021 By Valerie Volcovici and Jake Spring WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Over a dozen Democratic senators on Friday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to withhold financial assistance to Brazil unless […]

DOJ Sues Roger Stone for Nearly $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes

The Department of Justice on April 16 filed a lawsuit against veteran political operative Roger Stone and his wife to recover nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes and interest. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The action was requested and authorized by the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service […]

Russia, retaliating against Washington, asks 10 U.S. diplomats to leave

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographical Society via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia April 14, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS April 16, 2021 By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Friday asked 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in […]

Pandemic destroyed fewer U.S. businesses than feared, Fed study shows

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. flag flutters outside the Brookville Hotel, closed permanently due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Abilene, Kansas, U.S. October 10, 2020. REUTERS/Arin Yoon/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Fewer than 200,000 businesses in the United States may have failed during the first year of the COVID-19 […]

NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander, with 2024 goal

FILE PHOTO: Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo April 16, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) -NASA said on Friday it has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to […]

Huawei defense to ask Canada court for delay in CFO’s extradition hearings

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Moira Warburton VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The defense team for Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, will ask a Canadian court to delay upcoming […]

‘Simple Photoshop’: how a Pakistani counterfeiter may have aided Russian trolls

FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid the cascade of U.S. sanctions imposed Thursday on Russian cybersecurity companies and officials alleged to be operating on […]

Morgan Stanley reveals $911 million Archegos loss as profit jumps

FILE PHOTO: A view of the Morgan Stanley London headquarters at Canary Wharf in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo April 16, 2021 By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall and Noor Zainab Hussain (Reuters) -Morgan Stanley lost nearly $1 billion from the collapse of family office Archegos Capital Management, the bank said on Friday, muddying […]

Biden: Congress ‘Must’ Pass Gun-Control Bills After Indianapolis FedEx Shooting

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned a deadly shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and again called for the passage of gun-control laws in Congress. The president called the shooting, which left eight people dead, the “latest in a string of tragedies” involving guns, and ordered flags to be flown half-staff at the White […]