New policy puts revenue squeeze on China’s payments giants

New policy puts revenue squeeze on China’s payments giants

The era that saw China’s mobile payments providers making handsome interest returns on client money has officially ended. Starting this week, non-bank payments companies must place 100 percent...
May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

May battles to keep Brexit on track after no-confidence win

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving...
Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf...
Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran’s Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent...
Senators introduce federal sports gambling bill

DOJ Issues New Ruling on Online Gambling

The U.S. Justice Department’s decision to expand a federal prohibition on internet gambling will cast a pall on the industry as businesses and state lotteries evaluate the...
Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an...
Republicans taking no-mercy approach to even longshot 2020 Democrats – Fox News

Republicans taking no-mercy approach to even longshot 2020 Democrats

Even lesser-known prospective Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls are already facing a withering barrage of criticism from the Republican establishment, foreshadowing a historically fierce and competitive campaign season as higher-profile potential nominees like former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris wait in the wings.Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and Hawaii Rep.…
Rare calico lobster found at Maryland market, donated to aquarium

Rare calico lobster found at Maryland market, donated to aquarium

A rare calico lobster was discovered at Ocean City Seafood in Silver Spring, Maryland last month. (Ocean City Seafood)The life of a rare calico lobster was spared last month when a seafood market owner in Maryland thought it was "special" — but it was much more special than they thought.The lobster, discovered by the owner…
Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain

Contabilizei raises $20 million to ease Brazilians’ tax pain

Online tax filing and accounting service, Contabilizei, has raised $20 million in a new round of financing led by Point72 Ventures, the early stage investment arm associated with hedge...

The Latest: Prosecutors in Poland raise charges to murder

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): ...

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