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New Iraqi Battle Has Odd Twist for US

October 16, 2017 |

Iraqi Kurds voted for independence from Iraq last month, and one tangible result of the vote emerged Monday: Iraqi forces moved in. Baghdad, which considered the referendum illegal, is worried about losing control of the oil-rich Kirkuk region in the north. As a result, state-backed militias seized two oil fields…
Newser

China’s Battle Against Fugitive Guo Wengui Spills Into Washington

October 7, 2017 |

A high-stakes game of cat and mouse between Beijing and an exiled Chinese businessman spilled over into Washington this week.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Chinese Fugitive Guo Wengui Amasses War Chest to Battle Beijing

October 4, 2017 |

Guo Wengui said he has set aside $ 150 million to advance his vocal campaign against the Communist Party and fight Beijing’s attempts to discredit him.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Target to Boost Minimum Wages in Battle for Workers

September 25, 2017 |

Target said it is raising its minimum wage to $ 11 an hour starting next month and to $ 15 an hour within three years, as the retailer competes to fill low-wage jobs in a tighter labor market.
WSJ.com: US Business

Carell Brings His ‘A Game’ in Battle of the Sexes

September 22, 2017 |

Battle of the Sexes takes viewers back to 1973 and the Houston Astrodome, the setting of the famous exhibition tennis match between feminist icon Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), then 29, and chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), then 55. As viewers learn, the game wasn’t the only thing at stake…
Newser

Alexa and Siri Escalate Battle of Virtual Assistants

September 2, 2017 |

Apple and Amazon.com are bolstering the teams that run their Siri and Alexa virtual assistants, part of a string of recent moves by technology giants to step up competition in an area seen by many as the future of computing.
WSJ.com: US Business

Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

August 21, 2017 |

China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Uber’s Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle

August 19, 2017 |

Uber’s former chief executive said Benchmark Capital is engaged in a personal attack that threatens to further damage the company and called for the legal dispute to be settled in arbitration.
WSJ.com: US Business

CNN

Attack triggers battle at Iraq Embassy in Kabul

August 1, 2017 |

Several gunmen were reported killed after they attacked the Iraqi Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Monday morning.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Charlie Gard’s Parents Fighting One Last Battle

July 25, 2017 |

Charlie Gard’s death seems inevitable, but what is yet to be decided is how it will occur, with the infant’s parents and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital still at odds. A lawyer says Connie Yates and Chris Gard, who on Monday ended their legal battle to move their 11-month-old son…
Newser