Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

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Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty.In Sunday’s test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more than 500 kilometers…

After 45 years, G-7 endures despite the Trump tweets

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — For the 45th year in a row, seven of the most powerful people in the world will get together for an informal summit that has weathered everything from the Cold War through the global financial crisis to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.Despite ups and downs, the Group of Seven remains…

Overstock.com shares tumble after CEO’s cryptic comments about “Deep State”

Shares of online retailer Overstock.com sank this week after CEO Patrick Byrne issued an unusual statement referring to the “Deep State.”In the statement, Byrne suggested that in 2015 he helped the federal government with investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and into a probe involving Hillary Clinton.The company’s stock fell 36% over…

Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK case

HONG KONG (AP) — The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong said Friday that local staff would not be allowed to leave the city on official business, following the detention of a British Consulate worker in mainland China.It didn’t say whether the travel restriction was related to the detention of Simon Cheng Man-kit, who went missing…