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Iran defends execution of gay people

The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defending the policy of execution for gay people. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter....

Iran defends execution of gay people

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Tennessee detective's church sermon calls for execution of LGBTQ people Knox County Sheriff's Office detective Grayson Fritts made references to his law enforcement role during the sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church.        ...
18:48, 06/12/2019

Cracker Barrel Tells Pastor His Church Is Not Welcome After Sermon Calling for Execution of Gay People A Cracker Barrel restaurant in Tennessee turned away a pastor who preached anti-LGBT sermons, including that gay people should be executed by the government. Grayson Fritts, a Tennessee pastor who is also a detective at the Knox County, Tennessee She...
06:32, 06/20/2019

‘Many People Agree With Me.’ Trump Defends Racist Tweets About Congresswomen (WASHINGTON) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. Condemnation ...
17:16, 07/15/2019

President Trump Defends ‘Very Fine People on Both Sides’ Remarks After Biden Featured Them (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump was asked Friday about his 2017 comments, when he said there were “very fine people on both sides...
10:48, 04/28/2019

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland defends use of private jets in TV interview, denies calling people 'demons' A Texas-based televangelist is facing scrutiny following a recent TV interview in which he defended his use of three private jets and referred to the public as “a bunch of demons” that he needed to avoid while preparing his sermons....
05:00, 06/02/2019

Matt Gaetz defends bipartisan plan to block Trump from using military force against Iran without congressional approval Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, typically a staunch supporter of President Trump, on Tuesday defended his bipartisan plan that would block the president from using military force against Iran without congressional approval....
20:16, 07/09/2019

Iran says it refrained from blowing up US plane carrying 35 people Iran refrained from blowing up an American plane with 35 people on board that was accompanying the unmanned drone the Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down, an Iranian commander said Friday. “With the US drone in the region there was also an Amer...
10:00, 06/21/2019

Trump stopped attacks against Iran after learning 150 people might die President Trump said in a string of tweets that the reason he scrapped planned military strikes against Iran was because he learned that dozens of Iranians would die....
13:16, 06/21/2019

Iran Arrested 17 People Accused of Being CIA-Trained Spies Iran, locked in a worsening political standoff with Western powers, has handed down death sentences to several nationals accused of being part of a CIA-trained spy network uncovered earlier this year, an official said on Monday. Seventeen people were...
08:32, 07/22/2019

Iran claims arrest of 17 people spying for the US and CIA, some executed Iran now claims it’s arrested 17 U.S. spies, some of whom have already been executed. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the details.        ...
18:48, 07/22/2019

Would Go To Iran If Needed, Directly Speak To People: Mike Pompeo USSecretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was willing to go to Iran for talks amid tensions between Tehran and Washington, but also called on Japan, Britain and other nations to join a maritime force......
03:32, 07/26/2019

Trump denies Iran arrested 17 people accused of being U.S. spies U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday categorically denied that Iran had arrested 17 people whom Tehran accused of being CIA spies and had sentenced some to death, calling the reports "totally false."...
07:00, 07/22/2019

People Aren't Buying the American War Machine's Pitch for War With Iran If national security advisor John Bolton is Ahab, war with Iran has long been his Moby Dick. Now, Bolton’s dream of a new, disastrous conflict feels closer than ever to becoming reality....
06:48, 05/15/2019

Trump administration's message to the world on Iran: 'Don't do business with these people' President Trump signals the U.S. won't stand for Tehran's "support of terrorism" and threats to restart its nuclear program, Energy Secretary Rick Perry tells CNBC....
08:16, 05/07/2019

Trump says rejected killing people to retaliate for Iran drone strike President Donald Trump said on Friday he was about to approve strikes against Iran for the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone, but didn't like the idea of killing people in retaliation, according to an interview with NBC News....
11:32, 06/21/2019

May Unleash Terror Such, People Would Forget Al Qaeda: Imran Khan On Iran Cautioning the United States about any misadventure against Iran, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said any action on the lines of Iraq could be much worse and people would "forget......
23:16, 07/23/2019

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif did not directly deny that gay people have been executed in Iran and instead cited a need to respect “moral principles."...
06:16, 06/12/2019

Trump gives Huawei a "stay of execution" Last year, when ZTE was in the midst of an Export Ban that prevented it from obtaining needed parts and components from the U.S., President Donald Trump surprised everyone with a tweet that called for the Commerce Department to lift the ban. Trump wr...
21:32, 05/20/2019

EU says planned execution will contradict commitment at UN COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union says Sri Lanka’s move to resume executions would directly contradict the country’s commitment to maintain a 43-year moratorium on death penalty at the U.N. General Assembly last year. In statem...
21:48, 06/27/2019

FX: The rise of quality execution analysis A combination of regulatory requirements and commercial imperatives are driving interest in quality execution analysis (QEA), a subset of transaction cost analysis (TCA) that is a vital component in measuring FX best execution....
11:32, 04/28/2019

Man convicted in 4 killings set for execution in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in a quadruple killing after a dispute over a pickup truck is set to be executed in Alabama. Forty-one-year-old Michael Brandon Samra is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at the...
23:32, 05/15/2019

Tennessee governor won’t intervene in execution NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he will not intervene in this week’s scheduled lethal injection of a Tennessee inmate. Lee made the announcement Tuesday, saying that he came to the decision after “prayerful and delib...
16:16, 05/14/2019

August execution set for Florida killer who targeted gay men TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer in Florida who authorities say targeted gay men is scheduled to be executed later this summer. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a death warrant Tuesday for 57-year-old Gary Ray Bowles. The execution is set for Aug....
18:16, 06/11/2019

Witness: Inmate prays, sings during execution A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago prayed and sang hymns as he was put to death Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. Don Johnson, 68, was executed via lethal injection for the 1984 suffocation of his wife, Connie Johnson. (May 17)  &#...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Prosecutors can’t seek execution in case against immigrant _____ PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled, a judge ...
19:00, 07/06/2019

Bahrain urged to halt imminent execution of two men UN official issues last-minute appeal amid reports pair may be executed in next 24 hoursA last-minute appeal to stop the imminent execution of two men in Bahrain has been issued by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Agnès Callamard,...
11:00, 07/26/2019

Trial over Arkansas’ use of execution drug nearing end LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal trial over Arkansas’ use of a sedative in lethal injections is wrapping up in Little Rock following testimony from the state’s prisons director. Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley testified W...
10:00, 05/02/2019

Inmate, 19 at age of crime, seeks execution reprieve MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate’s attorney has asked the governor to halt his Thursday lethal injection. Michael Brandon Samra was 19 when he participated in the 1997 slayings of four people, including two children. Samra’s atto...
12:16, 05/11/2019

Christopher Lee Price’s execution to move forward in Alabama An Alabama inmate whose life was extended by a court battle over his death warrant. is now set to be executed by lethal injection. Christopher Lee Price, who was sentenced to death in the 1991 slaying of pastor Billy Lynn, has been scheduled to be ex...
12:32, 05/30/2019

Man faces execution for killing wife decades ago in Memphis NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution in Tennessee. Sixty-eight-year-old inmate Don Johnson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening f...
23:32, 05/15/2019

Ethics case dropped against judge over execution protest LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas disciplinary panel has dismissed an ethics case against a judge who faced the possibility of removal from the bench for participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from u...
09:32, 06/12/2019

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution, source says Murtaja Qureiris, the 18-year-old who had been facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, has been spared execution and sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a source familiar with the matter....
05:00, 06/16/2019

Hundreds of North Korean 'execution sites' identified A human rights group claims to have identified 323 public execution sites in North Korea where the state has carried out its aggressive use of the death penalty. ...
14:48, 06/10/2019

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama....
12:16, 05/17/2019

Court refuses to block Alabama execution set for Thursday MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing to block Alabama’s bid to execute an inmate convicted of killing a country preacher with a sword. The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on Wednesday refused a stay requested by 46-year-old ...
17:48, 05/29/2019

| SA U19s to focus on team spirit, execution in third Youth ODI South Africa under-19s opening batsman Andrew Louw says the team must back each other and trust in their plans in the effort of turning the series around against Pakistan....
21:00, 06/26/2019

U.S. federal death row inmate challenges January execution Lawyers for one of five federal prisoners scheduled by President Donald Trump's administration for execution have launched a two-pronged legal effort to prevent the government from carrying out the lethal injection slated for January....
16:00, 08/15/2019

German politician's death 'execution,' says civic head Germany's Cities Association head has termed the recent death of a senior politician in Kassel as an "execution." The federal ombudswoman for victims of a decade-old neo-Nazi murder series wants past case files reopened....
07:48, 06/21/2019

Georgia carries out 1,500th U.S. execution since penalty was reinstated Georgia on Thursday carried out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated, by putting to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996....
00:00, 06/21/2019

'I wanted to look him in the eye': serial killer's survivor witnesses execution Lisa Noland, who helped police capture Bobby Joe Long, was 17 when he abducted herA woman who survived an attack by a notorious Florida serial killer, and helped police to capture him, watched on Thursday evening as he was put to death for his crimes...
17:00, 05/24/2019

Judge OKs execution of South Dakota man in 1993 slaying RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has signed off on the execution of a man convicted of stabbing a former co-worker to death during a doughnut shop burglary in 1993. Judge Robert Mandel granted a motion Tuesday for a November execution for...
17:48, 06/25/2019

Georgia to carry out 1,500th U.S. execution since capital punishment reinstated Georgia is scheduled on Thursday to carry out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was legally reinstated, when it puts to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996....
07:00, 06/20/2019

U.S. checking reports of North Korean envoy's execution: Pompeo The United States is attempting to check on reports that a senior North Korean official involved in Pyongyang's non-proliferation talks with Washington has been executed, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday....
03:48, 05/31/2019

Louisiana DA seeks August execution date for child murderer LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor is seeking an August execution date for a convicted child rapist and murderer in what would be the state’s first execution in almost 10 years. The American Press reports that the C...
09:16, 06/14/2019

Ahead of execution, Tennessee killer Donnie Johnson says he was a 'monster' The state of Tennessee will execute death row inmate and convicted killer Donnie Johnson Thursday night, a day after he called himself a "monster" and asked for forgiveness....
21:00, 05/16/2019

Arkansas judge asks to handle execution-related cases again LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor’s mansion two years ago is asking the state Supreme Court to allow him to handle execution-related cases again. Pulaski Coun...
09:16, 06/25/2019

The Latest: Georgia high court declines to halt execution JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia man who killed two women nearly 25 years ago (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A Georgia man convicted of the 1994 killings of his ex-girlfriend and another woman has asked the U.S. Su...
17:00, 05/02/2019

"They Like To Blame Kim Jong Un": Trump On North Korean Execution Reports U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to cast doubt on news reports of North Korean executions as part of a purge in the aftermath of a failed Hanoi summit and lamented that North Korean......
12:16, 06/06/2019

Saudi teenager could face execution for joining protests as child Murtaja Qureiris, 18, is on trial for charges including ‘sowing sedition’, says AmnestyA young Saudi man, arrested when he was 13, could face execution for taking part in Shia-led protests as a child, Amnesty International has said.Murtaja Qureiris, ...
18:16, 06/10/2019

The Latest: Georgia high court declines to stop execution JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia prisoner for a 1996 killing (all times local): 4 p.m. The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected two court challenges by a death row inmate and declined to stop his scheduled evening ...
13:48, 06/20/2019

Georgia execution is 1,500th since U.S. reinstated capital punishment in 1976 Georgia on Thursday carried out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated, by putting to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996....
00:00, 06/21/2019

U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017....
08:32, 07/17/2019

Supreme Court explains reasoning for earlier execution rulings In an unusual move Monday, Supreme Court justices issued followup opinions explaining rulings earlier this year on death row inmates seeking to have spiritual advisers in the execution chamber with them....
18:48, 05/13/2019

Facebook CEO says delay in flagging fake Pelosi video was 'execution mistake' Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appeared to show the Democratic Representative slurring and tripping throu...
18:32, 06/26/2019

Gucci to Fund Project to Save Rome’s Historic Rock of Execution Gucci is one of the most famous fashion brands in the world. The Italian company has announced that they are funding a restoration project in the heart of Rome. ...
06:32, 06/07/2019

Saudi teenager faces execution for alleged crimes committed as a child Murtaja Qureiris, 18, faces a raft of charges stemming from his participation in anti-government protests, including some that date back to when he was 10-years-old....
09:00, 06/10/2019

Grisly details emerge in Utah couple’s execution-style murders The 12-year-old boy who survived a roadside robbery that killed his Utah stepfather and mother in Mexico recounted graphic, new details of their execution-style murders, according to a report. Paul Nielsen, his wife Janet Vasquez and her son, Kevin, ...
11:16, 07/29/2019

Stephen Nicholson gets 33 years for ‘execution-style’ murder of Lucy McHugh A UK monster accused of stabbing a 13-year-old girl “execution-style” because she threatened to reveal that he had been sexually abusing her has been sentenced to at least 33 years behind bars....
12:32, 07/19/2019

Hundreds of North Korean public execution sites identified: survey North Korea conducts public executions to incite fear among the public, a rights group said on Tuesday in a report pinpointing at least 323 sites used by the government for capital punishment....
09:32, 06/10/2019

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses claim North Korea has carried out public executions as it continues to arbitrarily and aggressively use the death penalty to intimidate its citize...
10:16, 06/10/2019

Utah couple visiting Mexico killed execution-style in front of son A Utah couple visiting Mexico was gunned down in front of their 12-year-old son — execution-style — after they failed to stop at a roadblock, reports say. Paul Nielsen, 52, and Janeth Vázquez, 43, were on their way to a beach resort last week when th...
00:00, 07/24/2019

Police arrest man accused of pulling trigger in Brooklyn gang execution The accused triggerman behind a brutal gang execution in Brooklyn has been apprehended after nearly two months on the lam, the NYPD announced Monday. Donaven McDay, who was long suspected to be the man who fired the shot that killed 21-year-old Tyqua...
14:00, 05/13/2019

Nancy Pelosi Video Flagging Delay An 'Execution Mistake': Facebook CEO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appeared to show the......
03:00, 06/27/2019

Hundreds of North Korean execution sites identified, says rights group South Korea-based group says it has found more than 300 such sites after interviewing more than 600 defectors A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of sites where witnesses say North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicia...
01:48, 06/11/2019

New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers First disclosed in January 2018, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks have opened the floodgates, leading to extensive research into the speculative execution hardware found in modern processors, and a number of additional attacks have been published in ...
12:32, 05/14/2019

Lion King remake review: Roaring visuals, but the execution is a hairball Enlarge / You would not like Adult Simba when he's angry. (credit: Disney) You have definitely seen The Lion King before. That sentence applies to both the 1994 Disney classic and next week's CGI-filled remake. This new version, premiering worldwid...
06:00, 07/12/2019

Appeals court halts Texas execution of man convicted of double homicide A federal appeals court has halted an execution scheduled for Thursday of a man convicted of raping a woman and then killing her and her boyfriend with the help of a group of friends 13 years ago....
11:00, 08/15/2019

Cracker Barrel bars church event over LGBT execution remarks KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cracker Barrel said it won’t host an event by a Tennessee church whose pastor was a detective who preached that the government should execute gay people. The restaurant chain said Tuesday on Twitter that it’s not affiliated with Al...
15:00, 06/19/2019

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalt...
08:48, 06/11/2019

Report of North Korean execution prompts skepticism and concerns about gaps in knowledge A Seoul-based newspaper claimed that North Korea had executed its chief nuclear negotiator. But South Korean news outlets have a spotty record on reporting purges and state-ordered killings by Pyongyang....
17:32, 05/31/2019

Millions of machines affected by command execution flaw in Exim mail server Enlarge (credit: Michael Theis / Flickr) Millions of Internet-connected machines running the open source Exim mail server may be vulnerable to a newly disclosed vulnerability that, in some cases, allows unauthenticated attackers to execute commands...
20:00, 06/06/2019

Hundreds of North Korean Public Execution Sites Have Been Identified, Rights Group Says (SEOUL, South Korea) — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the deat...
20:16, 06/10/2019

North Korea's public execution sites numbering in the hundreds identified in new report Over 300 sites in North Korea have been identified being the location of public executions carried out by the hermit kingdom, sometimes drawing hundreds of forced spectators as the part of a campaign to intimidate citizens, according to a report rele...
14:00, 06/11/2019

Madhya Pradesh BJP's Postcard Drive Seeks Fast Execution Of Child Rapists Madhya Pradesh BJP Tuesday launched a drive under which postcards will be sent to the Chief Justice of India seeking setting up of fast track courts to hear appeals of those sentenced to death for......
13:00, 06/11/2019

In bid to stop teen execution, Austria moves to shut Saudi-founded faith center Austria's government plans to shut down a Saudi Arabian-founded center for religious dialogue in Vienna in an attempt to prevent the execution of teenager Murtaja Qureiris....
00:00, 06/14/2019

U.N. report: Saudi Arabia is responsible for ‘premeditated execution’ of Jamal Khashoggi A United Nations report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says the murder was a quote, “deliberate, premeditated execution.” Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that story.        ...
06:32, 06/19/2019

Zuckerberg admits Facebook made an 'execution mistake' in its handling of doctored Pelosi video Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network made an “execution mistake” in its handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that went viral on the platform....
10:32, 06/27/2019

Utah couple visiting Mexico fatally shot execution-style after failing to stop at checkpoint A Utah couple that failed to stop at a police checkpoint in Mexico were ordered to get out of their car and were fatally shot execution-style in front of their 12-year-old son, several published reports say.The son also was shot, but survived....
12:48, 07/23/2019

India, China Sign 4 Agreements To Strengthen People-To-People Ties India and China on Monday signed four agreements to strengthen cultural and people-to-people ties. The agreements were signed after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart......
06:02, 08/12/2019

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested ....
14:00, 06/17/2019

Biracial rapper pulls out of festival after learning white people charged $10 more than people of color A biracial rapper pulled out of a Michigan music festival after she learned that white people would be charged twice the amount to attend than "people of color."...
10:48, 07/07/2019

Black Keys new album, ‘Let’s Rock,' inspired by Tennessee's execution of Edmund Zagorski The Nashville rock duo has named their album 'Let's Rock' after the last words spoken by Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski in 2018.        ...
12:32, 04/28/2019

Why cat people and dog people's personalities match those of their pet People's personalities often have more in common with their dog or cat than their friends, and now we know why owners and their animals are such a purr-fect match...
09:16, 07/05/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug breakthrough, French fighters face Iraq execution; Europe pushed on stranded migrants and Aden update Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been ‘limiting brutality’ for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed to repatriate nationals on death row in Iraq; ‘Ra...
21:00, 08/13/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the 2015 international pact....
17:00, 05/09/2019

Iran's foreign policy is to confront American hegemony: Iran vice president Iran's foreign policy is to confront American hegemony and protect multilateralism, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday, adding that its reduction of commitments under a nuclear deal could be reversed if other parties upheld their s...
03:48, 07/29/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation....
17:16, 06/13/2019

Iran drone strike: Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
08:00, 06/20/2019

Trump Suggests Iran Mistakenly Shot Down a U.S. Drone. Iran Says It was Very Much on Purpose President Donald Trump downplayed the likelihood of U.S. military action against Iran after a military drone was shot down Thursday during a reconnaissance mission in the Middle East, the latest test of an escalating conflict that the President is se...
17:32, 06/20/2019

U.S. prepared to talk to Iran with 'no preconditions', Iran sees 'word-play' The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
13:32, 06/02/2019

Iran tanker in standoff with West heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S. An Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, and Iran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain it....
01:16, 08/19/2019

Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site....
08:00, 07/23/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces....
04:32, 05/17/2019

Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions: Iran foreign minister Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement on the Iranian foreign ministry website....
15:00, 07/13/2019

Iran is ready to negotiate but not if negotiations mean surrender: Iran president Iran is ready for "just" negotiations but not if they mean surrender, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, without saying what talks he had in mind....
03:00, 07/24/2019

America is trying to create 'Iran phobia': Iran's defence minister The United States is trying to create "Iran phobia", Iran’s defence minister Amir Hatami said on Friday, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA)....
05:16, 06/21/2019

"Firing One Bullet At Iran Will Set Fire To US Interests": Iran General Iran warned the United States on Saturday that any aggression against the Islamic republic would have serious consequences for US interests across the Middle East....
04:16, 06/22/2019

US Won't Dare Attack Iran: Iran Revolutionary Guards Commander The United States and its supporters do not dare attack Iran because of its "spirit of resistance", a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Wednesday as saying....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Trump's "Genocidal Taunts Won't End Iran," Says Iran Foreign Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries....
12:32, 05/20/2019

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route....
02:48, 07/20/2019

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: 'That will be the official end of Iran' Trump's threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in recent weeks....
17:32, 05/19/2019

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
19:32, 06/14/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
11:32, 06/20/2019

This Free People Apparel Isn't Free, People, But It's Cheaper Than Usual Ultimate boho brand Free People’s effortlessly cool, vintage-y styles don’t come without some heavy lifting on the part of your wallet. But today, flower children should head over to Nordstrom Rack, where Free People clothing and lingerie is marked w...
12:00, 05/09/2019

Iran is not looking for war with any country: Iran army chief Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency....
00:16, 07/08/2019

War with Iran is the mother of all wars: Iran president War with Iran is the mother of all wars, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV, warning once again that shipping might not be safe in the Strait of Hormuz oil waterway....
00:48, 08/06/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
09:48, 06/20/2019

R&A executive defends pay gap between Opens R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers defended the sizable gap between purses for The Open Championship and the Women's British Open, even as reporters peppered him with questions about the disparity during a news conference on Wednesday....
09:00, 07/17/2019

Tommy Frank defends in Sheffield Tommy Frank returns to the scene of his Commonwealth coronation, writes Paul Wheeler The post Tommy Frank defends in Sheffield appeared first on Boxing News....
12:00, 07/02/2019

Jay-Z defends NFL-Roc Nation deal, talks Kap Jay-Z said he still supports former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but now is focused on action. "Everybody knows I agree with what you're saying [in Kaepernick's underlying message]. So what are we gonna do?"...
16:32, 08/14/2019

Schwarzenegger defends 102-year-old who is being evicted Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor and former governor of California, on Sunday reportedly reached out to the 102-year-old Los Angeles woman being booted from her apartment where she lived for 30 years so the landlord’s daughter can move in....
21:32, 05/26/2019

'It was necessary': PM defends sacking Gavin Williamson Theresa May has defended her decision to sack Gavin Williamson as defence secretary after an inquiry found "compelling evidence" that he leaked information from the National Security Council (NSC)....
19:00, 05/03/2019

Rich people hunt people who we're assuming aren't rich in teaser for Blumhouse's The Hunt One of our most anticipated flicks of the year might be The Hunt, a Blumhouse thriller that, like the Purge franchise before it, appears to have the 1% in its satirical crosshairs. Billed as an exploration of the “escalating aggressiveness between th...
08:16, 07/15/2019

The Londoner: Pammy defends her friend Julian Pamela Anderson speaks out in defence of Julian Assange / Swastika graffiti found in parliamentary lift / Nigel Lawson's foreign property woes / Renée Zellweger stirs Bridget Jones speculation...
06:32, 05/22/2019

The Latest: Lam defends police, says violence must stop Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has defended law enforcement actions after protesters prompted an airport shutdown with calls to investigate alleged police brutality...
20:32, 08/12/2019

Jay-Z defends NFL deal with Roc Nation, talks Kaepernick A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, he explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he’s also interested in working with the league to make substantial cha...
07:32, 08/15/2019

Corbyn defends Labour's bid for both leavers and remainers Polls suggest his party could be squeezed into third place in the European electionsJeremy Corbyn has given a robust defence of Labour’s decision to try to appeal to both leavers and remainers in this Thursday’s European elections.With an Observer po...
07:16, 05/19/2019

Trump defends clinicians’ right to refuse to do abortions WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions. President Donald Trump made the announcement Thursday during a speech in the Whi...
10:00, 05/02/2019

NFL notebook: Jay-Z defends NFL deal, talks Kaepernick Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter defended the entertainment deal his company, Roc Nation, made with the NFL this week during a press conference with commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday in New York amid criticism that the deal contradicts Carter's support of ...
20:00, 08/14/2019

Mom of twins left to die in hot car speaks out, defends husband "I will never get over this loss and I know he will never forgive himself for this mistake," said Marissa Rodriguez in a statement to NBC New York of her husband, Juan....
06:48, 07/29/2019

F.B.I. Director Defends Spying Accusations: ‘That’s Not the Term I Would Use.’ The comments put the head of the F.B.I. in direct conflict with Attorney General William P. Barr, who has said he is reviewing the bureau’s investigation....
09:16, 05/07/2019

On eve of festival, Cannes defends its record on women Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux defends the festival’s record on female filmmakers on eve of the opening of the 72nd edition of the lavish festival...
12:48, 05/13/2019

Jon Gruden defends Antonio Brown’s OTA absence The Browns aren’t the only team dealing with a high-profile receiver who has attendance issues. Just ask the Oakland Raiders. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was not present for the start of organized team activities on Tuesday. Head coach Jon Grud...
04:00, 05/22/2019

Yankees’ Clint Frazier Defends His Silence “I didn’t feel like I needed to stand in front of everyone and explain myself,” Frazier said of avoiding reporters on Sunday, when he struggled defensively. His decision clashed with team standards....
21:32, 06/04/2019

"He's A Novice": BJP's Kailash Vijayvargiya Defends Son Who Hit Official Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has defended his son Akash Vijayvargiya - a party lawmaker - who assaulted a civic official with a cricket bat in Madhya Pradesh's Indore last week, calling him......
02:16, 07/01/2019

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Defends Lauren After She's Mom-Shamed Over Going Out Last Wednesday, The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Luyendyk welcomed their first child, daughter Alessi Ren Luyendyk. A week later, mom went out for lunch and left her with grandma.......
10:00, 06/06/2019

National Theatre defends asking lesbians to leave bar Women claim staff did not ‘like the T-shirts we are wearing’ but NT says the action was ‘a result of a series of disturbances’The National Theatre has become embroiled in a bitter war of words after a group of lesbian friends was refused service in t...
11:16, 07/06/2019

Liam Fox defends UK ambassador to US in row over leaked memos Trade minister says Kim Darroch is ‘held in high regard’ as Farage calls for his sackingWhat the ambassador is reported to have said about TrumpBritain’s ambassador to the US has done nothing wrong and is held in high regard, the international trade ...
07:32, 07/08/2019

Trump defends clinicians' right to refuse to do abortions The Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions....
14:48, 05/02/2019

DePaul professor defends pro-Israel op-ed, says he 'will not be silenced' A DePaul University professor censured over an Op-ed he wrote defending Israel told Tucker Carlson Wednesday he “will not be silenced” despite protests from students and faculty....
00:48, 05/02/2019

United Technologies Defends Raytheon Deal United Technologies executives defended their deal-making strategy and slightly raised their 2019 outlook as strength in its aerospace business outshined other businesses in the second quarter....
09:48, 07/23/2019

U.S. veteran defends goal celebrations against Thailand Veteran U.S. forward Carli Lloyd defended her World Cup team mates on Friday after widespread criticism of their exuberant goal celebrations during the 13-0 trouncing of Thailand....
09:32, 06/14/2019

Conway defends Mexico tariffs, says not a ploy White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Donald Trumps use of tariffs against Mexico, says it's not a distraction from other issues. (May 31)        ...
20:16, 05/31/2019

Boeing Chief Defends 737 MAX Design Work CEO Dennis Muilenburg rejected criticism of how the plane maker designed a 737 MAX flight-control system that accident investigators have implicated in two fatal crashes of the jetliner....
14:16, 04/29/2019

Bucs GM defends picking 2nd kicker in 4 drafts Despite getting burned after trading up to pick kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round in 2016, the Buccaneers decided to spend a fifth-round pick on Utah kicker Matt Gay in this year's draft....
10:16, 04/28/2019

Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final        ...
13:16, 05/26/2019

Rep. Tlaib defends comments about Palestine, the Holocaust Rep. Rashida Tlaib has defended her controversial comments about having a “calming feeling” when she thinks about Palestinians offering a “safe haven for Jews” after the Holocaust. The Michigan Democrat, one of two Muslim women in Congress, drew fire...
06:32, 05/14/2019

SEC defends pace of VW lawsuit after emissions scandal The SEC says it was challenged by "long delays by VW in producing documents and other information." Volkswagen says it cooperated fully with the SEC investigation....
06:00, 07/09/2019

Joe Biden defends Obamacare, attacks Trump Joe Biden is defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Trump but also some Democrats who want to replace the current system with a fully government-run model. Biden, in Iowa, also blasted President Trump's character. (Jul...
23:16, 07/15/2019

California congressman defends war crimes suspect Rep. Duncan Hunter, an advocate for pardoning a Navy SEAL who has been charged with war crimes, said he is guilty of doing one of the things Eddie Gallagher is accused of during his own time in the Marines.“Eddie did one bad thing that I’m guilty o...
00:16, 05/27/2019

BMW CEO defends record after first automaking loss in decade BMW is struggling alongside many other carmakers with a downturn in demand and record spending after years of growth. BMW investors have voiced criticisms, but there is little risk of a revolt....
08:16, 05/16/2019

Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialism Bernie Sanders mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical. (June ...
18:48, 06/12/2019

Ben Carson defends Trump over ‘go back’ tweets ​WASHINGTON – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson ​on ​Sunday defended President Trump against accusations of racism. “He is not racist at all,” Carson told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “He lived in New York. Jesse Jackson gave ...
18:32, 07/21/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Iran on 'dangerous path' after two ships seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions...
03:48, 07/20/2019

Iran claims arrest of 17 CIA spies; Pompeo: Iran has 'long history of lying' Iran claims its authorities arrested 17 spies recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the Middle East nation's nuclear and military sites.        ...
18:48, 07/22/2019

Gruden defends AB; calls helmet 'personal' issue Jon Gruden defended his star wide receiver on Saturday, calling his frostbitten feet a "total accident" and saying his helmet situation is a personal matter....
00:16, 08/11/2019

Valentina Shevchenko defends UFC flyweight title vs. Liz Carmouche Valentina Shevchenko avenged her first career loss and defended her UFC women's flyweight belt against Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14.       ...
06:01, 08/11/2019

Facebook defends not pulling controversial video of Pelosi Facebook released a statement on Friday amid concerns about its decision not to remove an altered video that went viral and appeared to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slurring her words....
16:32, 05/25/2019

Callaway defends Cano after latest running gaffe The Mets aren't hitting, and another lapse by slugger Robinson Cano raised questions about how hard they're trying following Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Marlins....
15:32, 05/19/2019

Acosta defends his handling of Epstein plea deal Labor Secretary Alex Acosta held a news conference Wednesday to defend his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein saying he tried to avoid a deal allowing the wealthy financier to "walk free." (July 10) ...
14:00, 07/10/2019

Jo Brand: BBC defends comedian over battery acid joke The BBC has defended Jo Brand against claims she incited violence with a joke about throwing battery acid during a radio show, saying panellists are often "deliberately provocative" but "not intended to be taken seriously"....
03:16, 06/13/2019

US Cop Defends Officer Seen On Video Bashing Car Window To Drag Man The St. Ann Police Department in Missouri is being scrutinized after video was posted online of one of the agency's officers aggressively apprehending a man during a traffic stop....
20:32, 05/08/2019

Trump defends China tariffs, saying US is in 'fantastic' position President Trump defended his China trade policies Tuesday, posting a series of tweets defending his tariffs as beneficial to the U.S. economy. He argued both that the tariffs gave the United States important leverage and that they are lucrative on th...
07:00, 05/14/2019

Germany's Merkel defends talk of 'European champions' German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her government's advocacy of creating "European champions" in business in the face of sharp criticism from the country's main industry lobby group....
04:16, 06/04/2019

Trump Defends Immigration Raids As "Good Deterrent" President Donald Trump on Friday defended controversial mass raids that led to the arrest of 680 undocumented migrants in the southeastern United States, saying they were an effective way to thwart......
16:48, 08/09/2019

| Johnson defends Josephs after Clever Boys shocker AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson says goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs did play poorly in the 3-0 defeat to Wits though the responsibility for the loss is shared by the team....
01:48, 08/10/2019

Trump defends trade war with China, says US is in ‘fantastic position’ President Trump on Tuesday defended his trade war with China as tensions mounted this week, saying it was a model for US negotiations with other nations and that Washington is in a “fantastic position.” “China buys MUCH less from us than we buy from ...
06:32, 05/14/2019

Megan Rapinoe defends her national anthem protests US women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe defended her decision to kneel during the national anthem in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, conceding that she was aware the protest would make “people uncomfortable.” “I t...
08:48, 07/10/2019

Trump defends China trade negotiations, says U.S. 'in much better position' U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his trade war with China as tensions escalated this week, saying it was a model for U.S. negotiations with other countries....
04:16, 05/14/2019

Mnuchin defends using tariffs to solve security problems The White House has had no problem leveraging its economic heft to bring other countries to heel — and it may do so, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC....
04:32, 06/10/2019

Pelosi calls Kushner a 'slumlord' as she defends Cummings Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a shot at Jared Kushner Thursday as she defended Rep. Elijah Cummings after days of attacks from President Donald Trump. Pelosi, a Baltimore native, said instead of focusing his ire on Cummings, Trump should look within hi...
12:48, 08/01/2019

Nigel Farage defends Ann Widdecombe over gay therapy comments Brexit party leader criticises ‘hounding’ of MEP by media and politiciansNigel Farage has defended the Brexit party MEP Ann Widdecombe, after she suggested science might one day produce an answer to being gay.The Brexit party leader also claimed that...
06:00, 06/04/2019

Trump defends stance on China trade after new tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that things are going well with China, insisting U.S. consumers are not paying for import taxes he has imposed on goods from that country although economists say Americans are footing the bill....
13:16, 08/03/2019

| Kohli defends leaving out new star Pant for World Cup India picked veteran Dinesh Karthik over rising talent Rishabh Pant for the World Cup because of his composure under pressure, captain Virat Kohli says...
03:32, 05/15/2019

Jeremy Corbyn defends Labour's position on Brexit The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn has said: "There has to be an agreement with the European Union and there then has to be a public vote."...
12:00, 05/27/2019

Comey defends FBI's investigation in response to NYT 'spying' report Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday defended the bureau actions alleged in a New York Times report released a day earlier that says an informant portrayed a research assistant in order to investigate a Trump foreign policy adviser in 2016....
08:32, 05/04/2019

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss defends GM Rob Pelinka Los Angeles Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss reiterated she has full confidence in general manager Rob Pelinka after his recent confrontations with former Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson....
14:00, 06/25/2019

Hamilton defends his 'Britishness' ahead of home race Lewis Hamilton defended his 'Britishness' at his home race on Saturday, against a backdrop of tens of thousands of fans flying the flag for the most successful racing driver the country has ever seen....
12:16, 07/13/2019

Axe body spray defends LGBTQ pride on Twitter In a tweet that has since gone viral, Axe, the popular body wash and spray brand, defended LGBT Pride and gay rights. Pride Month began in June.        ...
09:32, 06/06/2019

Apple defends App Store amid mounting criticism Apple Inc on Wednesday publicly defended its App Store from mounting criticism over its treatment of rivals in a new blog post detailing its functions and guidelines....
12:16, 05/29/2019

Former HP Boss Defends Comments About Predecessor Over Autonomy Deal Meg Whitman, the former boss of HP, said she was happy to throw her predecessor Leo Apotheker "under the bus" in a moment of anger over the acquisition of Autonomy....
06:48, 06/06/2019

Southgate defends England's style despite another defeat Gareth Southgate is not abandoning England's new ball-possession style despite another semifinal elimination and another missed chance to end a title drought        ...
06:32, 06/07/2019

Pompeo jabs at China's 'bad behavior', defends U.S. tariffs U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday decried "decades of bad behavior" from China that have hampered free trade, laying out a case at a Southeast Asian forum for Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing....
23:16, 08/01/2019

Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second consecutive win in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course....
05:16, 07/15/2019

De Blasio defends landmarking of Strand Bookstore building Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday tried to rewrite the narrative on the controversy surrounding a landmark designation of the iconic Strand Bookstore, claiming he knows better than its third-generation business owner, who’s concerned the ruling could...
07:00, 06/13/2019

Buffett Defends Berkshire Amid Lagging Performance Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has underperformed the S&P 500 for a decade, forcing Warren Buffett into a position he rarely resides: on the defensive.At the company’s annual meeting, he urged investors to keep the faith....
16:32, 05/05/2019

Stung by Trump, U.S. Republican defends his impeachment remarks Justin Amash, the first Republican in the U.S. Congress to say openly that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses, on Monday fired back at critics, including Trump....
17:00, 05/20/2019

Kolasinac defends Ozil 'after knife gang attack' "Saed Kolasinac appeared to come to the rescue of Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil after he was reportedly chased in his car by knife-wielding assailants."...
14:00, 07/25/2019

Springfield successfully defends World TeamTennis title The Springfield Lasers successfully defended their World TeamTennis title, rallying to beat the New York Empire 20-19 at Orleans Arena        ...
03:48, 08/04/2019

DOJ defends Mnuchin’s refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns The Justice Department released an opinion Friday defending Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s refusal to comply with a House Democratic subpoena for six years of President Trump’s personal and business tax returns....
15:48, 06/14/2019

In Japan, Trump Defends Kim Jong Un and Attacks ‘Low IQ’ Joe ‘Bidan’ As his constituents back home headed into a long Memorial Day weekend, Donald Trump continued his track record of embarrassing himself on the world stage by praising a brutal dictator and attacking an American political opponent....
11:00, 05/26/2019

‘Regrets is not what I do’: Pelosi defends her comments about four House women The House speaker said she was not sorry about comments she made this weekend that Democrats say were dismissive of four liberal freshmen and their border bill vote....
09:16, 07/10/2019

Facebook defends decision not to ban fake news from politicians Facebook says it wasn't its job to stop fake news circulated by actual politicians in the months leading up to Australia's federal election. The nation's Labor Party suffered resounding losses this spring, which some are linking to the...
13:48, 08/02/2019

Nets’ Joe Harris defends ‘misunderstood’ Kyrie Irving LAS VEGAS — Joe Harris was around from the start of this Nets’ rebuild, the first full season under GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson. He remembers getting plucked off the NBA scrap heap and onto the league’s worst team. So, yes, three years lat...
04:16, 07/09/2019

"Called Me Indian Spy": Pak Minister Defends Slapping Journalist A popular Pakistan broadcast journalist said Monday he had officially complained to police about being assaulted by a government minister, who responded by saying it was "an unfortunate incident"....
12:00, 06/17/2019

Dish's Ergen Defends Company's Wireless Plans Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen defended the company’s expansion into phone service, as questions about how it will pay for the wireless ambitions have weighed on Dish’s stock price....
15:16, 08/06/2019

‘Nothing Happened, Ever’: General Defends Himself Against Sexual Assault Claims Gen. John E. Hyten, who has been nominated to be the Pentagon’s No. 2 military official, said he did not sexually assault a subordinate colonel at the United States Strategic Command....
10:48, 07/30/2019

De Blasio defends Richard Carranza’s race agenda Mayor Bill de Blasio passionately defended city Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s race agenda Monday night, claiming a nine-member bipartisan coalition of city and state pols “should be ashamed of themselves” for demanding Carranza be fired if h...
23:16, 06/17/2019

India's Modi Defends Decision to Clamp Down on Kashmir Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first public comments since his government’s move to end the autonomy of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir, dismissed concerns about lasting unrest and said the new status would help the economy and b...
11:48, 08/08/2019

Occidental Chief Defends Anadarko Deal to Shareholders Occidental Petroleum Chief Executive Vicki Hollub defended her aggressive and ultimately successful pursuit of Anadarko Petroleum in her first public remarks to investors after striking the $38 billion deal....
12:48, 05/10/2019

Kamala Harris defends varying healthcare answers: There's a 'their' there Kamala Harris claims she misunderstood the question Thursday when she seemingly re-endorsed the idea of forcing Americans off their private insurance in favor of a government option....
12:16, 06/28/2019

SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
21:48, 07/08/2019

YouTube CEO says 'sorry,' but defends hosting videos with homophobic slurs YouTube, like Facebook and other online services, is facing growing scrutiny over material that shows violence, promotes hatred or is objectionable in other ways....
22:32, 06/10/2019

Gold comfort for Warner as he defends Pan Am decathlon title While a successful defense of his Pan Am Games decathlon title on Wednesday was the result Damian Warner had been aiming for, the chilly conditions meant it was not the world championships 'warm-up' the Canadian was expecting....
10:48, 08/08/2019

The Latest: Islamic summit defends Palestinian statehood The world’s largest organization of Islamic nations has completed a summit in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca with leaders and delegates from 57 states emphasizing their support for a Palestinian state...
21:32, 05/31/2019

White House defends new tariffs on Mexican goods White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president's decision to impose new tariffs on Mexican goods as a way to pressure the government to stem the flow of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border. (May 31)    &#...
13:32, 05/31/2019

VW defends launch of high-priced 'mass-market' EV VW said its ID3 will be an electric car "for the millions and not the millionaires." But the ID3 will not be immediately become a car for the masses because the launch edition of the Golf-sized hatchback costs more than the entry version of the midsi...
05:16, 06/18/2019

Chris Broussard Gets In His Car, Loudly Defends Himself From Kevin Durant At some point on Wednesday, as nationwide support for the meteor intensified, Fox Sports scoopster Chris Broussard balanced his phone on the dashboard of his car and defended himself from Kevin Durant’s attacks on his credibility. At the end of the d...
12:16, 05/23/2019

Amazon defends UK role as 'clicks and mortar' pop-ups launch Amazon's UK boss has defended the online retailer's role in the UK economy while launching the first in a series of pop-up shops for firms using its marketplace....
03:32, 06/03/2019

Biden Defends Eastland Remarks but Omits Some History In defending his comments about working with segregationists, Joe Biden cited his record on civil rights and his relationship with Ted Kennedy. But he didn’t address his opposition to busing....
14:16, 06/21/2019

Zomato Criticised For Halal Tag For Restaurants: Defends Stand A day after Zomato clapped back to a customer for refusing to take food from a 'non-Hindu' rider, it faced flak for putting halal tag on restaurants. Zomato has clarified that the halal tag was......
07:16, 08/01/2019

German government defends planned immigration laws Angela Merkel's government presented its long-awaited draft immigration law to the Bundestag — and got plenty of criticism from all political sides in return. Reforms to attract skilled workers aren't enough for some....
14:16, 05/09/2019

U.K. Defends Ambassador Over Alleged Memos Critical of Trump The U.K. Foreign Office defended its ambassador to the U.S. after a British newspaper published what it said were leaked diplomatic cables to London critical of President Trump....
17:32, 07/07/2019

Trump Defends Health Workers’ Right To Object To Abortions WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce the ne...
05:00, 05/03/2019

Tony Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory in the American Century Championship for his second straight victory in the celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course       ...
18:00, 07/14/2019

Former Philippine police general defends killing of toddler in drug war A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs shrugged off the killing by police of a three-year-old girl in a sting operation....
00:16, 07/05/2019

Enforcer of Philippine drug war defends police killing of toddler A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs shrugged off the killing by police of a 3-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying on Thursday the world was not perfect and "shit happens"....
00:48, 07/05/2019

Burger King Parent Defends Strategy as Growth Cools Restaurant Brands International, the parent of Burger King, is under pressure from investors to show it has a plan to boost sales at its restaurant chains....
20:16, 05/15/2019

Nancy Pelosi defends Joe Biden over racist senator comments WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday, calling him “authentic” and saying comments he made about working with two segregationist senators were simply him showing that he has “worked across the...
12:00, 06/20/2019

Pence defends Trump's ban on pride flags at US embassies as 'right decision' Administration stopped US embassies flying LGBTQ flag‘When it comes to the flagpole … one American flag flies’US vice president Mike Pence has defended the Trump administration’s decision to prohibit US embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on...
05:48, 06/11/2019

Modi hails 'one nation' India as he defends Kashmir move India's prime minister has defended his move to strip the people of Kashmir of their special status, saying it represented "one nation, one constitution"....
07:00, 08/15/2019

Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts is condemning his treatment by a Texas sheriff's deputy who is heard on dash-cam video referring to him as a "big black male" during a March traffic stop       ...
15:32, 07/12/2019

Pa. state Dem defends himself following backlash after harassing anti-abortion protester Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims is incurring heavy backlash on social media after posting a livestream that went viral of him confronting an elderly woman who was protesting outside a Planned Parenthood clinic....
19:48, 05/07/2019

‘Game of Thrones’ The Mountain defends his World’s Strongest Man title The last time we saw The Mountain on “Game of Thrones,” he was hurtling to his death in a giant fireball at the end of a fight with his brother, the Hound, in King’s Landing. Since then, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, the 6-foot-9, 441-pound actor who pla...
06:32, 06/17/2019

UEFA defends Europa League final ticket allocation They're two of the English Premier League's best supported clubs, separated by less than 13 kilometers -- but both Arsenal and Chelsea will have to travel over 4,000 km away from home to play the Europa League final....
11:16, 05/10/2019

Trump says in 'no rush' for China trade deal, defends tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was in "absolutely no rush" to finalize a trade agreement with China as negotiators from both countries prepared to continue talks in Washington, in a sign that discussions could go past this week....
07:00, 05/10/2019

Trump defends his latest China tariffs with an eye on the 2020 election Facing political pressure over his widening trade war with China, President Donald Trump goes on the offensive against Joe Biden and proposes a plan to help farmers....
15:48, 05/10/2019

Philippine drug war enforcer defends police killing of toddler A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs on Thursday shrugged off the killing by police of a 3-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying the world was not perfect, and "shit happens"....
03:48, 07/04/2019

F.A.A. Chief Defends Boeing Certification Process at House Hearing Daniel Elwell said the process by which Boeing employees inspected their own aircraft, including the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max airplane, was “a good system.”...
11:32, 05/15/2019

After protests, Alamos CEO defends Turkish mine project against 'misinformation' Canada-based Alamos Gold has pre-paid for the reforestation at its mine project in western Turkey, its chief executive told Reuters amid growing criticism, adding that it was impossible for cyanide to leak into the environment as protesters fear....
04:16, 08/07/2019

Kim Kardashian's Personal Trainer Defends Her Physique at 2019 Met Gala Kim Kardashian is not about to let a few haters steal her shine. The E! reality star and KKW Beauty mogul turned heads tonight at the 2019 Met Gala, where she arrived alongside Kanye......
21:48, 05/06/2019

Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A. Responding to the agency’s stern rebuke, Vas Narasimhan, the company’s executive, tried to reassure investors that Novartis did not intentionally deceive the F.D.A. while seeking approval for its $2.1 million gene therapy....
11:16, 08/07/2019

Woods defends his lack of golf ahead of British Open Tiger Woods has shrugged off concerns about his lack of golf heading into this week's British Open, saying he needs to carefully manage the remaining years of his career....
06:32, 07/16/2019

CBS defends 'Bull' renewal after Michael Weatherly harassment controversy CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series "Bull" after settling a sexual harassment claim against its star Michael Weatherly, saying the actor "owned" and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza Dushku....
15:48, 05/15/2019

Lawyer defends pervy gym owner by likening him to ‘hands-on’ Joe Biden A defense attorney put his foot firmly in his mouth Friday while arguing for leniency for a gym owner convicted of sexually abusing two of his customers — by likening him to the infamously touchy-feely Joe Biden. “He’s a hands-on person,” lawye...
08:32, 07/13/2019

Mike Pompeo Decries China's 'Bad Behaviour', Defends US Tariffs U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday decried "decades of bad behaviour" from China that have hampered free trade, laying out a case at a Southeast Asian forum for Washington's escalating......
00:16, 08/02/2019

Acting homeland security secretary defends border conditions _____ WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday defended conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of crowded and unsanitary conditions that have heightened debate about President Donald Trump’s ...
17:00, 07/07/2019

Cummings defends Baltimore, invites Trump on tour of city House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., invited President Trump to visit his district amid an ongoing controversy in which the president denounced conditions in Baltimore....
16:16, 08/07/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board defends plan as way out of bankruptcy Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Monday defended a new agreement with creditors, saying it will result in an affordable and sustainable debt level and allow the U.S. commonwealth to exit bankruptcy next year....
14:00, 06/17/2019

Former acting ICE chief defends administration response to border crisis Former acting Immigration and Customs Director Ron Vitiello defended President Donald Trump's response to the influx of migrants at the southern border in an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer....
14:32, 07/04/2019

Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas Vice President Mike Pence toured two Border Patrol facilities on Friday, later saying they were “providing care that every American would be proud of.”...
19:00, 07/13/2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends Brett Kavanaugh, says he's a 'very decent' man Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday said Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a "very decent" person. "My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals," Ginsburg said. Ginsburg has criticized the chaotic confirmation proces...
11:48, 07/26/2019

Times editor defends paper's coverage of transgender issues Former journalist tells tribunal she faced discrimination at paper because she is transJohn Witherow, editor of the Times, has rejected allegations his newspaper publishes inaccurate, biased articles that are hostile to trans men and women.Witherow w...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Alyssa Milano says she is 'pro-life,' then defends abortions for women in certain 'circumstances' Actress/activist Alyssa Milano defended her "sex strike" on Tuesday night and insisted that she and every "human on the planet" are "pro-life" despite advocating for abortions. ...
20:32, 05/14/2019

Trump defends Mexico migration deal and pledges more detail U.S. President Donald Trump defended his administration's deal with Mexico against criticism that there were no major new commitments to stem a flow of Central American migrants crossing into the United States, and said on Sunday more details would s...
13:16, 06/09/2019

Cannes Film Festival defends award to 'imperfect' Delon Cannes Film Festival organizers on Monday defended handing an honorary prize to French screen legend Alain Delon, saying the actor, who has courted controversy with his views on women and homosexuals, was "not perfect" but entitled to his opinions....
13:48, 05/13/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
23:16, 07/08/2019

Film Academy defends decision to expel Roman Polanski The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has filed a defense of its decision to expel director Roman Polanski last year, saying he was given a fair opportunity to challenge the decision....
08:16, 06/12/2019

Labor Secretary Acosta defends Epstein plea deal U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday praised the new case against financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges and defended the role he played as a federal prosecutor in reaching a plea deal with Epstein that has been criticized as t...
13:00, 07/10/2019

‘Game of Thrones’ Mountain defends his World’s Strongest Man title BRADENTON, Florida — The last time we saw The Mountain on “Game of Thrones”, he was hurtling to his death in a giant fireball at the end of a fight with his brother, the Hound, in King’s Landing. Since then, Hafthor Julius Bjo...
07:48, 06/16/2019

Catalan leader defends push for independence on final day of trial Former vice-president pleads for political solution to crisis as landmark rebellion trial endsThe former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras has used the last day of landmark proceedings against him and 11 other separatist leaders to defend the fa...
12:16, 06/12/2019

U. of Arizona president defends men's basketball coach Sean Miller University of Arizona President Robert Robbins gave head men's basketball coach Sean Miller a vote of confidence as an FBI investigation into college basketball lingers over the program....
14:32, 05/09/2019

Lawmaker Defends Bihar Minister Who Asked "How Many Wickets?" During Meet Bihar lawmaker Dinesh Chandra Yadav today defended colleague and state health minister Mangal Pandey for asking reporters the cricket score during a press conference held yesterday to discuss the......
05:00, 06/18/2019

Jachai Polite’s ex-coach defends Jets’ ‘big-time steal’ Chris Rumph first saw Jachai Polite play at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2015. Rumph was an assistant at the University of Florida at the time, and the Gators were looking at Polite initially as a tight end. Then, Rumph saw Polite ...
19:32, 05/08/2019

Amanda Knox Defends Her Innocence on First Trip to Italy in Eight Years Amanda Knox, the American college student who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of murdering her British roommate in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007, made a passionate defense of her innocence during her first visit to Italy in eight years....
04:16, 06/16/2019

Renault Chairman Defends Attempt to Merge With Fiat Chrysler Renault Chairman Dominique Senard defended his attempt to merge the company with Fiat Chrysler, saying it would have built a European car maker with the scale to compete with the growing power of Chinese auto makers....
18:00, 06/12/2019

Trump defends adviser Conway, won't fire her over political comments President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, a day after a federal watchdog accused her of breaking U.S. law by making political statements in her official role and called for her ouster....
12:16, 06/14/2019

ATP roundup: Basilashvili defeats Rublev, defends Hamburg title Fourth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia defeated Russia's Andrey Rublev on Sunday to win the Hamburg European Open, successfully defending his title....
20:48, 07/28/2019

Verizon Adds Wireless Customers, Defends Early 5G Service Verizon Communications added more wireless customers in the second quarter than some analysts expected as the carrier stepped up its promotions and pushed to bring faster 5G wireless service to more cities....
07:16, 08/01/2019

Original voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’ defends casting of Halle Bailey TODAY – Mermaids stick together! Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, is defending the casting of Ariel in the live-action remake of the animated classic. Jodi Benson, Halle Bailey/ AP Disney recently announce...
12:00, 07/09/2019

U.S. Justice Department defends Trump's executive privilege assertion The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday defended Trump's use of executive privilege to withhold U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report from House Democrats, but said it should not prevent Mueller from testifying before lawmakers....
10:48, 05/08/2019

Justin Turner Defends Pitcher Who Just Plunked Him From Overreacting Umpire The Dodgers beat the hell out of the Phillies Monday night, ripping off a six-run fourth inning and cruising to a 16–2 victory. But that doesn’t mean the late innings were entirely without drama: for one thing, the Phillies used a position player as ...
22:48, 07/15/2019

USA's Alex Morgan defends tea-cup celebration before World Cup final – video The USA forward Alex Morgan says the criticism of her goal celebrations at the Women's World Cup is an example of the double standards put on female players. Morgan caused a stir when she pretended to drink tea after scoring for USA against England i...
07:16, 07/05/2019

Cuomo defends wanting upstate budget director on MTA board Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday batted back criticism of his push to change MTA board rules to install his out-of-town budget director on the panel — insisting the appointment is OK because his pick used to live in the city. State law says MTA boar...
17:16, 06/17/2019

Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly' Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his environmental record and said he would release the "totality" of his climate change plan "very shortly," after Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused him of not being aggress...
19:00, 05/14/2019

Joe Biden defends Obama against debate attacks: 'He was a great president. We don’t say that enough' Joe Biden offered his strongest defense yet of former President Barack Obama after Democratic rivals criticized his former boss's policies during a two-night debate in Detroit....
20:16, 08/01/2019

Microsoft defends planned partner program changes, but many aren't buying it Microsoft's talk about priorities and a changing partner market as reasons for dropping internal use rights for its products isn't sitting well with many of its resellers....
09:48, 07/11/2019

Trump defends tariff strategy, China says 'not afraid' of trade war U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the use of tariffs as part of his trade strategy while China vowed a tough response if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions amid ongoing negotiations....
16:16, 06/11/2019

McConnell defends Burr amid Trump Jr. subpoena fallout Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr on Tuesday, signaling that the embattled Republican chairman will be able to stay the course on his committee’s subpoena for Donald Trump Jr.“None of us tell Chai...
13:32, 05/14/2019

Tesla Defends Its Safety Claims As It Maybe Faces A Wider Investigation Tesla stands by its safety claims despite repeated questions from America’s auto safety regulator, General Motors looks at investing in EV charging infrastructure, Ford recalls some new SUVs and more for The Morning Shift of Thursday, August 8, 2019....
10:48, 08/08/2019

On Politics: Acosta Defends His Role in Epstein Plea Deal Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary, said he had faced a tough decision in 2008, when he oversaw Jeffrey Epstein’s prosecution and approved a lenient sentence....
00:32, 07/11/2019

Pelosi defends Baltimore, her childhood home, against Trump's attacks U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended Baltimore, the city where she grew up, against repeated verbal attacks by President Donald Trump, and she charged that the president's own son-in-law was a "slumlord" there....
15:48, 08/01/2019

Trump defends his creditworthiness after report says Deutsche Bank ignored red flags A series of tweets Monday marked the latest chapter in Trump's decadeslong effort to refute published reports that his previous financial problems have rendered him an undesirable client for some of Wall Street's biggest banks....
11:00, 05/20/2019

‘It bothers me’: Guardiola defends Man City’s spending after Klopp’s jibe • City broke own transfer record for Rodri this summer• Liverpool and City meet in Community Shield at WembleyPep Guardiola has dismissed Jürgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City live in a “fantasia land” where they can spend £200m every year as he ...
11:16, 08/02/2019

Biden Defends Obama Legacy After It Was Bruised in Democratic Debate Mr. Biden has used his association with Barack Obama to burnish his candidacy, but in Wednesday’s debate that legacy drew some criticism from fellow Democrats....
13:16, 08/01/2019

‘All I have done, no credit!’ Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal Mexico agreed to expand program that keeps migrants seeking asylum in the US in Mexico as their claims are processed The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, amid reports that key provisions in th...
09:48, 06/09/2019

Alex Acosta defends his handling of Jeffrey Epstein case US Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on Tuesday defended his controversial handling of child sex-abuse allegations against Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago and said the new charges lodged by Manhattan federal prosecutors could “more fully br...
09:48, 07/09/2019

London Zoo Defends Return of Late-Night Parties Among the Animals Activists say the mix of alcohol and music at the event, which is intended to bring visitors closer to the wildlife and raise conservation funds, is inappropriate....
10:00, 06/10/2019

Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as 'very decent, very smart individuals' Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night defended Associate Justices Brett Kavanuagh and Neil Gorsuch as "very decent" and "very smart" individuals, after one of her former law clerks suggested new nominees to the high court lack ...
16:00, 07/25/2019

Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger defends ex-Wells Fargo CEO Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger is defending Wells Fargo’s recently departed Chief Executive Tim Sloan — saying he never should have resigned. “He’s a very good bank lender,” Munger said of Sloan, who stepped down in March amid a slew of consumer...
23:16, 05/02/2019

Trump defends cost of Independence Day event, says it will be ‘very little compared to what it is worth’ The president took to Twitter to respond to growing concerns about an a “Salute to America” that will include displays of military hardware and flyovers by an array of jets, including Air Force One....
12:48, 07/03/2019

Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second consecutive day during a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government....
04:48, 05/06/2019

Barra defends GM plan to sell Ohio plant to EV company GM CEO Mary Barra, meeting on Capitol Hill with members of Ohio's congressional delegation, argued that GM's plan to sell the Lordstown plant to a little known electric vehicle company was thoroughly vetted and had a chance of success....
12:48, 06/05/2019

Dominic Raab defends calling feminists ‘obnoxious bigots’ The potential future PM says he does not want ‘double standards’ in equality debateToday’s politics news - live updatesTory leadership race: the favourites to replace MayDominic Raab has defended his claim that feminists are some of the most obnoxiou...
10:32, 05/26/2019

Conway defends Trump over renewed criticism over Charlottesville comments White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Trump on Sunday over renewed criticism of his comments following the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Va. – arguing that the president had “condemned white nationalism” and that his words fol...
12:00, 04/28/2019

Protest leader defends 'teammates' over invasion of HK govt building An activist spearheading protests in Hong Kong has defended "teammates" who stormed a government building in the city, as he warned opposition to a controversial extradition bill was far from over....
08:16, 07/02/2019

Tokyo Govenor defends cost of hosting 2020 Olympics "Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has defended the cost of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, saying the Paralympics in particular would build a legacy by creating better accessibility for Japan\u0027s rapidly aging society."...
08:00, 07/18/2019

Mnuchin defends Kushner's $50 billion plan for the Middle East Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended accusations that a U.S.-drafted economic solution to bring about Israeli-Palestinian peace has little chance of success....
07:32, 06/26/2019

Exclusive: GM CEO defends plan to sell Ohio plant to startup General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker's plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio, arguing the plan to sell the plant to an electric vehicle start-up was thoroughly vetted and had a chance of success....
13:32, 06/05/2019

Biden defends civil-rights record after U.S. debate attack A day after coming under attack by fellow presidential candidate Kamala Harris in a debate, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record on Friday, arguing that the fiery exchange did not reflect his “lifetime commitment to civil rights.”...
14:32, 06/28/2019

Cuomo — at odds with AOC — defends backing Katz in Queens DA race Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his endorsement of Melinda Katz for Queens District Attorney in a proxy battle with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is backing an insurgent Democratic socialist candidate, Tiffany Caban....
20:32, 06/04/2019

Mauricio Pochettino defends medical staff after Jan Vertonghen injury • Vertonghen briefly returned to pitch after clash of heads• Pochettino: ‘The medical staff are the bosses’Mauricio Pochettino defended his medical staff at Tottenham after the club’s 1-0 Champions League semi-final, first-leg defeat to Ajax was over...
07:32, 05/01/2019

Barr Escalates Criticism of Mueller Team and Defends Trump The attorney general blamed the special counsel’s office for unforeseen delays in the release of the Mueller report that prompted him to summarize its findings in a widely criticized letter....
13:32, 05/31/2019

Canada vows to defends its business in Cuba as U.S. opens way for lawsuits Canada vowed on Friday to defend its businesses operating in Cuba after U.S. President Donald Trump lifted a ban on American citizens filing lawsuits against investors working on the island nation....
17:48, 05/03/2019

Raiders GM Mike Mayock defends Richie Incognito signing The Oakland Raiders signed veteran offensive lineman Richie Incognito despite a litany of off-field incidents, and GM Mike Mayock defended the move.        ...
02:16, 05/29/2019

Biden defends civil rights record during NAACP appearance Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden defended his civil rights record on Wednesday, reminding a crowd of black leaders of his close relationship with Barack Obama while backing away from his work on the 1994 crime bill....
15:00, 07/24/2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge defends Fleabag from poshness criticisms Writer says defining series as being ‘for posh girls’ undermines storyPhoebe Waller-Bridge has responded to criticism that Fleabag is “for posh girls”, insisting such arguments “undermine the story” and that people from a wide range of backgrounds re...
13:48, 07/03/2019

Jared Kushner defends not telling FBI about Trump Tower meeting ​Top White House adviser Jared Kushner lashed out at people playing “Monday morning quarterback” who criticized him for not reporting to the FBI a meeting he had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in 2016. “Let me put yo...
09:48, 06/03/2019

Park Police officer defends actions in fatal shooting ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Park Police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway is defending his actions as self-defense. Lawyers for Lucas Vinyard filed their first response Wednesday in...
09:00, 06/27/2019

FIFA defends VAR ahead of women's World Cup quarter-finals "FIFA on Wednesday defended its VAR review system, saying referees had reached a 98% accuracy rate in decision-making during the group stage of the women\u0027s World Cup in France."...
10:48, 06/26/2019

Barr Defends Handling of Mueller Report Against Withering Rebukes Attorney General William P. Barr faced blistering criticism from Democrats about his characterizations of the Mueller report, but told the Senate Judiciary Committee he had been truthful....
20:00, 05/01/2019

Apple defends its removal of habit-breaking apps from the App Store With the growing ubiquity of smartphones in everyday life, it’s unsurprising that users are forming bad habits and even addictions with their devices that ultimately affect their mental wellbeing. In response, there have been a number of ...
21:16, 04/28/2019

The Latest: Trump defends meeting, North Korea efforts SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his decision to stage an historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone t...
22:16, 06/29/2019

Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defense of his relationship with China on Monday, insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but an avoidance of conflict....
07:00, 07/22/2019

Anjelica Huston defends Woody Allen and Roman Polanski Actor says she would work with Allen again ‘in a second’ and that Polanski had ‘paid his price’ for his behaviourActor Anjelica Huston has come out in defence of under-fire film-maker Woody Allen, and expressed sympathy for other controversial entert...
06:00, 05/02/2019

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan over use of private jets Singer reveals he paid for a flight for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son ArchieSir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their use of private jets, revealing that he had paid for a flight for them and their son Archi...
19:16, 08/19/2019

Cesar Azpilicueta Defends Chelsea Youngsters After Jose Mourinho Jibes Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta insists Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount will live up to their potential following their 4-0 thrashing at Manchester United....
19:00, 08/12/2019

EPA chief defends biofuel waivers in meeting with farm senators: sources The head of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency defended his agency's expanded use of waivers exempting refineries from the country's biofuel law during a closed-door meeting with farm state senators last week, arguing the program has had no ne...
12:48, 07/30/2019

UEFA defends Baku Europa League final after Arsenal letter "UEFA have defended their decision to stage the Europa League final in Baku following a letter from finalists Arsenal, who sought an explanation from European soccer\u0027s governing body because of the inconvenience caused to their travelling fans."...
07:00, 05/17/2019

Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia • Promoter says negative publicity could help viewing figures • Amnesty International has criticised choice of venueAnthony Joshua is “very comfortable” with staging his heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, despite growing ...
17:32, 08/12/2019

Joshua promoter defends Saudi fight as game changer for boxing Anthony Joshua's promoter has defended a decision to stage the Briton's heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia and said it could change boxing forever....
18:32, 08/12/2019

Valentina Shevchenko defends flyweight title with finishing kick for the ages at UFC 238 Valentina Shevchenko knocked Jessica Eye out cold with an amazing kick in the second round of their flyweight title fight at UFC 238.       ...
01:48, 06/09/2019

Kamala Harris, Seeking a Campaign Jolt, Defends Record as Prosecutor Trying to stand out in a crowded and fluid Democratic field, Ms. Harris, the former California attorney general, took on the critics of her record as a prosecutor....
05:00, 06/09/2019

Jill Biden defends husband Joe after Kamala Harris debate attack Jill Biden on Monday jumped to her husband’s defense after Sen. Kamala Harris criticized him about his record on race during the first Democratic presidential debate. The former second lady said during a CNN interview that the California lawmak...
23:00, 07/08/2019

Couple defends ‘dangerous’ Instagram photo of sexy train stunt “Are you really ready to die for a pic?” That’s what one Instagram user asked after seeing a photo of Belgian couple Camille and Jean kissing while dangling out of a moving train in Sri Lanka. They posted the dangerous-looking shot on May 2 on ...
19:32, 05/16/2019

Fox & Friends Idiot Defends the Language Trump and the El Paso Gunman Both Love to Use The man who traveled across Texas to kill Latinx people is racist. The man who campaigned for president by calling Mexicans drug dealers and rapists is racist. And yet, being that it is a day that ends in y, our favorite Fox & Friends assholes co...
10:48, 08/06/2019

The Little Mermaid's original Ariel defends Halle Bailey against racist backlash Just last week we learned that Halle Bailey, one-half of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle and supporting star on Grown-ish, has been cast in the title role of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Many rightfully praised the studio for cast...
11:48, 07/09/2019

Dave Brailsford defends Ineos backers with protests due at Tour de Yorkshire • Team Ineos principal: ‘I’m very comfortable with the situation’• Environmental protesters are expected to line the routeSir Dave Brailsford defended the new owners of his cycling team as Team Sky formally became Team Ineos on Wednesday. The new-loo...
07:32, 05/01/2019

Acosta defends Epstein plea deal as Dems call for his resignation Alex Acosta defended his handling of a controversial plea deal with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Tuesday as the top three Senate Democratic leaders called on the labor secretary to resign. Acosta took to a Twitter offensive on Tuesday, sayin...
10:00, 07/09/2019

Hong Kong leader defends police, dodges protesters’ demands Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended law enforcement actions after protesters prompted an airport shutdown with calls to investigate alleged police brutality...
20:32, 08/12/2019

Katie Pavlich defends Trump for defending himself, calls out MSNBC's Scarborough Is there a double standard for President Trump in his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich says there is and criticized Democrats and the media for favoring Pelosi and defended the president for defending h...
16:48, 05/24/2019

8chan Owner Defends Speech Forum in Wake of El Paso Shooting The owner of online forum 8chan defended his company against the internet-services provider that effectively took it offline and against attempts to silence platforms of speech....
15:16, 08/06/2019

Original ‘Little Mermaid’ defends Halle Bailey as Ariel amid backlash The original Ariel agrees Halle Bailey is fit for life under the sea. Jodi Benson — who voiced Ariel in the 1989 hit “The Little Mermaid” — publicly applauded Disney for casting the black singer in the live-action rendition of the film af...
16:32, 07/09/2019

Abby Wambach defends USA's 13 goals against Thailand in World Cup opener The U.S. Women's National Team opened Group F play with a rout of Thailand, causing many to accuse the team of running up the score.       ...
19:32, 06/11/2019

Tammy Bruce defends Tiger Woods against critics: 'I'm glad that he's not conforming' Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce defended golf legend Tiger Woods Tuesday after critics expressed dismay that he appeared with President Trump to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week....
03:32, 05/08/2019

Blasted by Democrats, Barr defends clearing Trump on obstruction of justice Under pressure from Democrats, Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his decision to clear President Donald Trump of criminal obstruction of justice by attempting to impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry and criticized ...
12:00, 05/01/2019

Jeremy Hunt defends Donald Trump's attack on Sadiq Khan Foreign secretary says he agrees 150% with sentiment of tweet quoting Katie Hopkins Today’s political developments - live updatesJeremy Hunt has vigorously defended Donald Trump for quoting the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins in an attack on the ...
08:48, 06/17/2019

‘Trying to destroy careers’: Ravel Morrison defends Berahino from Johnson criticism • Former England defender said Berahino ‘had wrong mentality’• Striker expected to join Zulte Waregem after Stoke releaseRavel Morrison has hit out at Glen Johnson after the former England defender criticised Saido Berahino for having “the wrong atti...
10:16, 08/08/2019

Comey defends Obama's handling of Russian interference, knocks Republicans Former FBI Director James Comey defended President Barack Obama's handling of Russian interference during the 2016 election, placing more blame on Republican lawmakers for not wanting to disclose Russia's involvement to the public sooner. ...
19:00, 05/09/2019

DNC Chair Perez defends free healthcare for illegal immigrants: ‘This is not a handout’ A key issue that has come up during the Democratic primary season whether those who enter the United States illegally should be eligible for free health care, and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is fully endorsing it....
09:16, 06/30/2019

Amid Criticism, Trump Defends Mexico Deal Avoiding Tariffs STERLING, Va. (AP) — With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramps...
03:48, 06/10/2019

Captain defends her decision to force rescue boat into Italian port Carola Rackete says act of ‘disobedience’ in Lampedusa was necessary to avert tragedy An NGO rescue boat captain who has risked jail time after forcing her way into Lampedusa port in Italy with 40 migrants onboard has defended her act of “disobedienc...
10:00, 06/30/2019

Sarri Defends Benching Hazard In Chelsea Europa League Stalemate Maurizio Sarri raised eyebrows with his decision to leave Eden Hazard out of the starting line-up, but he said he had no choice but to rest the Belgian star....
23:16, 05/02/2019

Salesforce's Marc Benioff defends Tableau deal: They 'didn't want our cash' "Tableau didn't want our cash — they wanted our equity, because they know that the real value here is in the company that we're creating together," Benioff tells Jim Cramer in an interview....
16:32, 06/10/2019

U.S. Homeland Security secretary defends conditions at migrant detention centres He said everyone in the chain of command is worried about the situation of children detained at the border. He said that on June 1, his department had 2,500 children in custody, including 1,200 who had been there for more than three days....
15:00, 07/07/2019

Trump Defends Mexico Deal Amid Criticism That Promises Aren’t New STERLING, Va. — With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criticized him for overselling a deal that mostly ramp...
04:48, 06/10/2019

Trump defends tariff threat against Mexico, calls it ‘beautiful thing’ President Trump called tariffs a “beautiful thing,” credited his use of them with forcing Mexico to reach a deal with the US on immigration and predicted the duties will also pressure China to give in on trade. Trump defended employing ta...
11:32, 06/10/2019

Barr defends clearing Trump on obstruction of justice in Senate testimony Barr defended his decision to step in and clear the president of obstruction of justice after Mueller's report presented evidence on both sides — but didn't reach a conclusion....
09:32, 05/01/2019

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Defends Border Facility Conditions WASHINGTON — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is defending conditions at U.S. Border Patrol stations following reports of unsanitary conditions. McAleenan says there is an “extraordinary challenging situation” at t...
10:48, 07/07/2019

Deontay Wilder defends title with first-round destruction of Dominic Breazeale Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) wipes out challenger in 137 secondsAmerican says rematch with Fury, Joshua fight will happenWilder defends title with first-round KO of Breazeale – live!It was a return to business as usual for Deontay Wilder on Saturday night...
21:00, 05/18/2019

Priyanka Chopra Defends Meghan Markle and Calls Her a Victim of Racism Feud? What feud? Priyanka Chopra has nothing but nice things to say about her longtime "stunning" friend Meghan Markle, and is one of her biggest defenders. Since her relationship......
11:00, 06/02/2019

Swimming: Australia defends 'confidentiality' amid Jack doping uproar Australia's peak anti-doping authority has defended its use of "confidentiality agreements" to suppress details of doping cases amid a storm of criticism over the handling of swimmer Shayna Jack's failed drug test....
15:16, 07/29/2019

Warren Buffett defends Kraft, says Wells Fargo made 'big mistakes' Warren Buffett on Saturday signaled his commitment to Kraft Heinz Co and defended his actions toward Wells Fargo & Co, two of the largest investments at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc, despite mistakes at both that have caused many investors to sour on t...
15:16, 05/04/2019

Nicholas Sparks defends diversity record at school after emails leak Author of The Notebook and school’s co-founder says emails to former headmaster are ‘not news’ ahead of trial in AugustBestselling romantic novelist Nicholas Sparks has rejected claims that he fostered an anti-LGBT environment at a school that he co-...
09:00, 06/17/2019

Amanda Nunes defends bantamweight title again with TKO victory over Holly Holm Amanda Nunes made another successful bantamweight title defense by scoring a TKO victory over former champ Holly Holm at UFC 239.       ...
00:32, 07/07/2019

Former FBI official defends investigation of Russia probe's origins: 'When you leak, you have an agenda' Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the Russia probe's origins was "entirely appropriate" and brought hope for finally getting to the bottom of a controversy that dominated the country's attention for two years....
13:32, 05/17/2019

Pence defends barring rainbow flag at US embassies during pride month Vice President Mike Pence said it was “the right decision” by the Trump administration to deny requests to fly rainbow flags during gay pride month, according to a new report. Pence confirmed a recent report by NBC News that found the US Department o...
06:16, 06/11/2019

Rory Stewart defends UK aid target and vows to tackle climate 'emergency' New development minister mounts staunch defence of 0.7% commitment and says DfID will keep spending on climate changeRory Stewart, the new secretary of state for international development, has reiterated his support for the government’s commitment to...
07:48, 05/02/2019

Diplomat who helped launch Russia probe speaks out, defends role Former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, in an extensive interview, spoke out on his mysterious role in triggering the launch of the Trump-Russia probe -- while seeming to push back on suggestions that his fateful 2016 meeting with then-Trump adv...
10:00, 05/10/2019

Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course......
14:16, 07/06/2019

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained....
18:16, 07/18/2019

"We The Family... ": Robert Vadra Defends Rajiv Gandhi Amid BJP Attack Robert Vadra, husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, came to the defence of his father-in-law Rajiv Gandhi at a time when the BJP has been dragging the name of the former prime minister while......
06:32, 05/10/2019

College Board CEO defends SAT 'adversity score,' tells underprivileged students, 'We can see you' College Board CEO David Coleman defended the SAT “adversity score” on Fox News' “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, saying  the messaging behind the new criteria is to say “we can see you” to students from low-income or “demanding circumstances.”...
21:48, 05/17/2019

Volvo r&d chief defends 'Big Brother' steps to reach safety goal Volvo's decision to limit the top speed in its new models has sparked reaction that is 80 percent positive or neutral and 20 percent negative, says the automaker's r&d chief....
04:00, 05/10/2019

Vatican defends confessional secret as sexual abuse crisis stings The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia and elsewhere to force them to do so in cases of sexual abuse....
11:16, 07/01/2019

Bernie Sanders defends Medicare for All, denounces healthcare industry donations Sen. Bernie Sanders called on his fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to reject all campaign donations from the healthcare industry during a speech defending his Medicare for All plan Wednesday....
00:48, 07/18/2019

Apple defends iPhone ‘unauthorized’ battery warning as a safety feature iPhones running iOS 12 and later now indicate battery replacements with 'unauthorized' parts, an Apple-defended practice that has irked indie repair shops.Read More...
13:00, 08/14/2019

Trudeau defends system for appointing judges after conflict of interest claims Trudeau's minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs is reportedly linked to five of the last six federally appointed judges in New Brunswick....
13:32, 07/04/2019

Trump defends China trade battle, vows deal will happen In a series of new tweets, President Trump kept up his "America First" agenda in support of hefty tariffs and called on U.S. companies to back him by shifting business away from China. But he softened his tone on soybeans and other agricultural produ...
10:00, 05/14/2019

Frydenberg defends decision to query if he had power to weaken grasslands protections Former environment minister says Angus Taylor made inquiries on behalf of farmers in his electorateJosh Frydenberg has defended a decision when he was environment minister to query whether he had the power to water down federal protections for critic...
03:17, 07/06/2019

Cohen defends chicken stunt aimed at Barr, says it was planned night before The Tennessee congressman who dug into a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken last week during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in an effort to take a swipe at Attorney General William Barr, who was absent, responded to critics in an interview Sunday ...
02:00, 05/06/2019

Labor Secretary Acosta defends handling of Jeffrey Epstein case Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended himself Wednesday against charges that he mishandled a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, refused to apologize to the accused perv’s victims and pointed the finger...
12:48, 07/10/2019

Trump official defends herself after arguing migrant children don’t need soap and blankets Sarah Fabian, an attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, drew widespread outrage after an edited video of her arguments in front of a federal court last week went viral....
09:48, 06/26/2019

Trump defends China trade negotiations, vows deal will happen U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his trade war with China as tensions escalated and markets extended their losses, promising a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon, even as fears escalated about a protracted battle....
05:16, 05/14/2019

Maluma's rep defends his controversial Mother's Day kiss on the lips as 'a cultural thing' Maluma’s representative defended the Columbian singer after some fans criticized an Instagram photo of him kissing his mother in honor of Mother’s Day, explaining that the gesture is “a cultural thing.”...
03:32, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Navy prosecutor defends leak probe in SEAL case SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the court case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A military prosecutor has downplayed an effort to track emails of lawyers defending a Navy SEAL charged with murder. Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak...
14:00, 05/30/2019

Acosta Defends His Role in Brokering Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary, rebuffed calls for his resignation by Democrats, who criticized his decision as a prosecutor in 2008 to accept a lenient sentence for Mr. Epstein....
17:00, 07/10/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusation Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he denies....
16:16, 06/05/2019

Texas superintendent defends decision to hire Art Briles as head coach A Texas superintendent on Tuesday defended the decision to hire former college football head coach Art Briles to lead a high school football program....
05:32, 05/29/2019

Pep Guardiola defends Manchester City’s spending after Jürgen Klopp’s jibe • City broke own transfer record for Rodri this summer• Liverpool and City meet in Community Shield at WembleyPep Guardiola has dismissed Jürgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City live in a “fantasia land” where they can spend £200m every year as he ...
08:48, 08/02/2019

Judi Dench defends work of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein Actor condemns alleged behaviour but says stars’ work should not be forgottenDame Judi Dench has spoken out about her sadness at seeing her friends Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey shunned from the big screen.Despite condemning their behaviour publi...
06:16, 06/25/2019

Manchester City defends anti-Liverpool chant amid criticism Manchester City has denied accusations that the anti-Liverpool song sung by the first-team during its title celebrations referred the Hillsborough disaster or Sean Cox -- a Reds fan who suffered life-threatening injuries after an attack outside Anfie...
08:48, 05/15/2019

Facebook Defends Decision to Leave Fake Nancy Pelosi Video Up, Because of Course They Do By now, everyone who has seen or heard of the widely circulated video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seem intoxicated is fake. YouTube took down uploads of the video, a call which seemed like a no-brainer to most....
22:48, 05/26/2019

Bluebird CEO defends $1.8 million gene therapy price — 'It's really thinking about it differently' Bluebird Bio's $1.8 million gene therapy, Zynteglo, is the second most expensive drug in the world behind Novartis' $2.1 million gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy....
13:00, 06/14/2019

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain is defending its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the “brotherly Palestinian people.” The Pa...
05:00, 05/21/2019

Gen. Keane defends Trump negotiating with Taliban: 'Truth is we always negotiated with terrorists' Retired General Jack Keane criticized the conditions included in President Trump's proposed deal with the Taliban but told "America's News HQ" on Saturday that he didn't think there was anything wrong with negotiating with the terrorist group....
01:48, 08/04/2019

Pink Fiercely Defends Picture of Her Kids Running in Holocaust Memorial Pink is calling out critics of her recent Instagram photo. On Sunday, the superstar singer took to social media to post a series of pictures from her family's time in Berlin, Germany.......
21:16, 07/14/2019

Cricket Committee Member Defends Kohli On "His Opinion" About India Coach Virat Kohli had said during the press conference before the team's departure for the West Indies that he and the team would be happy if Ravi Shastri is retained as head coach....
07:16, 08/01/2019

President of International Association of Fire Fighters defends Joe Biden endorsement The largest firefighting union in the country is endorsing Joe Biden for president because of his long-standing support of firefighters, the union’s leader said Monday as he defended the endorsement....
12:00, 04/29/2019

Trump defends attack on Nancy Pelosi and rips Russia ‘hoax’ President Trump declared Friday that he was justified in attacking Nancy Pelosi because she fired first, asserted that his administration would get to the bottom of the Russia “hoax” and said he hadn’t decided whether to pardon accused US war crimina...
22:48, 05/24/2019

Ancient War Goblin Henry Kissinger Defends Olympics In Los Angeles Times Every global-scale sporting event exists in a strange standoff with itself. On one side is the inevitable bloat and graft and soul-deep cynicism that animates every such event—the neighborhoods flattened or surveilled or otherwise punished for sittin...
13:00, 06/27/2019

Philippines senator defends police over toddler’s death in drug raid: ‘S--- happens’ A Philippines senator who was police chief during President Rodrigo Duterte’s notorious drug war, has been criticized for dismissing the death of a toddler during a police raid, saying “s--- happens”....
09:00, 07/05/2019

MotoGP Barcelona: Marquez defends Lorenzo over multi-rider crash Catalan Grand Prix winner Marc Marquez says his Honda MotoGP team-mate Jorge Lorenzo "was not out of control" when he caused a multi-rider crash on lap two of Sunday's race...
10:00, 06/16/2019

Trump defends handling of economy, China at New Hampshire campaign rally President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and trade war with China as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election - that he has made the economy great again....
14:00, 08/16/2019

De Blasio defends Carranza against ‘outrageous’ anti-white bias lawsuit Mayor Bill de Blasio defended Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, calling allegations in a $90 million lawsuit that he demoted white Department of Education officials in favor of less-qualified colleagues of color “outrageous.” “I ...
13:48, 05/31/2019

Donald Trump defends tariffs on Mexico as stock markets reel After 5% tariff announced, president tweets ‘Mexico has taken advantage of the US for decades’Donald Trump has defended his decision to impose new tariffs on Mexico as stock markets worldwide were rattled by fears of an escalation in trade tensions.“...
09:48, 05/31/2019

Canadian theater chain defends screening anti-abortion film The head of Cineplex Entertainment is defending the decision to show an American anti-abortion movie in the face of strong criticism from some abortion rights groups...
17:00, 07/09/2019

Bill Barr defends claim that ‘spying did occur’ on Trump campaign Attorney General William Barr dug his heels in over declaring that “spying did occur” on President Trump’s 2016 campaign — saying in a new interview that it’s a “perfectly good English word.” Barr continued t...
07:00, 05/31/2019

"Not Knee-Jerk Anti-Congressism": Yogendra Yadav Defends His Remarks After stirring a debate with his provocative remarks on the future of the Congress party, Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav today doubled down on his assertion that the grand old party is "an obstacle......
17:16, 05/20/2019

'Every player deserves some respect': Bayern's Kovac defends Perisic signing Bayern criticised for not landing first-choice targetsKovac: ‘It is too easy to always criticise someone’Bayern Munich have completed the loan signing of Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic with an option to buy the Croatian winger at the end of the season...
09:00, 08/13/2019

Philippines senator defends police over toddler's death in drugs raid Ronald dela Rosa says ‘shit happens during operations’ after three-year-old girl killedA senator who oversaw the most violent period in the Philippines’ war on drugs has dismissed the killing of a three-year-old girl in a police drug operation as col...
02:48, 07/05/2019

Amid Anti-Hindi Uproar, BJP's Tejasvi Surya Defends "Misunderstood" Plan The new Modi government's National Education Policy 2019 Draft has alarmed leaders from southern states, particularly Tamil Nadu, who believe it makes the learning of Hindi mandatory, something the......
11:00, 06/02/2019

Trump signs order strengthening Buy American Act, defends tweets targeting progressives President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to increase the government's use of American-made products during his annual Made in America showcase....
19:00, 07/15/2019

McSally defends keeping military commanders involved in sexual assault cases Sen. Martha McSally on Sunday defended keeping military commanders involved in sexual assault matters and deciding which cases proceed, despite opposition from lawmakers who believe military prosecutors outside the chain of command should instead rev...
12:32, 05/26/2019

Bernie Sanders defends campaign staff salaries after accusations of 'poverty wages' Bernie Sanders defended his campaign's treatment of staffers and said he was “very proud” to lead the first U.S. presidential campaign to have unionized workers -- one day after The Washington Post reported the campaign’s field staff were complaining...
09:00, 07/20/2019

Embattled Alex Acosta defends Epstein deal amid calls for his resignation The episode reignited this week when federal prosecutors in New York brought a new round of child sex-trafficking charges against the wealthy hedge fund manager....
07:48, 07/11/2019

Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook defends Jeremy Kyle and says he saved her life Ex-EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook has said she would not be alive without the help of Jeremy Kyle as she spoke about her appearance on the now-cancelled ITV show....
11:48, 05/15/2019

Trump defends China tariffs as trade war leaves allies and opponents in bind Trump’s hardline stance against China puts Republicans in an awkward position, while Democrats are splitDonald Trump again defended tariffs on Monday as his dogged, often self-contradictory pursuit of a trade war with China put allies and opponents a...
12:00, 05/13/2019

Trump administration defends pushing migrant asylum seekers back into Mexico Justice Department lawyers urged a federal appeals court to allow continuation of the Migrant Protection Protocols program, a critical aspect of Trump’s immigration policy....
11:00, 07/11/2019

CBS Defends Bull Renewal Following Sexual Harassment Settlement Against Star Michael Weatherly (NEW YORK) — CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series Bull after settling a sexual harassment claim against its lead Michael Weatherly, saying the actor “owned” and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza ...
19:32, 05/15/2019

Justin Langer defends decision allowing Steve Smith to resume batting • Australia coach says ‘he passed all of the tests’ to continue• Smith struck on the neck by a fierce Jofra Archer deliveryJustin Langer defended Australia’s decision to let Steve Smith resume his innings on the fourth day at Lord’s just 40 minutes a...
23:32, 08/17/2019

Trump defends cabinet member Acosta embroiled in Epstein sex-abuse case U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a decade-old sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, but said he, too, would look into...
13:48, 07/09/2019

Justice Department lawyer defends herself after viral video on child migrant treatment WASHINGTON — A Justice Department lawyer who argued in court that the federal government wasn’t legally required to provide soap and toothbrushes to detained migrant children in some conditions is defending herself after video of the exchange went vi...
23:16, 06/25/2019

Rodríguez Larreta defends Macri: 'In Argentina, we choose candidates, not Wall Street' President Mauricio Macri's successor as Mayor of Buenos Aires criticises business leaders and markets as exchange rate volatility rattles confidence....
10:48, 04/28/2019

Pompeo defends deal with Mexico amid criticism, calls it 'diplomacy at its finest' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Monday that President Trump’s assertion that the U.S.’s recent deal with Mexico regarding immigration and the border was a success....
17:48, 06/10/2019

German cookie heiress defends family's Nazi-era forced labor policy Backlash is growing after an heiress to a German biscuit empire shrugged off the hardship suffered by dozens of people forced to work in her family's business under Nazi rule....
11:32, 05/15/2019

Chirlane McCray defends ThriveNYC mental health program as questions mount First lady Chirlane McCray defended her embattled mental health program, ThriveNYC, on Thursday morning. “Thrive is spread over many agencies, so it can be a little difficult to understand who is doing what,” McCray told PIX 11 TV. The Po...
14:48, 05/09/2019

SoulCycle, Equinox Investor Defends High-Price Trump Fundraiser After Backlash Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins and an investor in Equinox gyms and SoulCycle, defended his decision to hold a Donald Trump fundraiser, saying he likes to “engage directly and support the things I deeply care about.” After r...
17:48, 08/07/2019

10 Years Later, Eric Dane Defends His Infamous Nude Tape With Rebecca Gayheart Regrets, Eric Dane has had very few. The actor says so in a new interview with Glamour, which delves into his controversial role on HBO's Euphoria and how it compares to the real......
17:48, 08/01/2019

Citigroup CEO defends bank's sponsorship of event honoring controversial Brazilian president Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat defended the bank's sponsorship of an event honoring Brazil's controversial president Jair Bolsonaro saying the company spends "a lot of time" making sure people understand the company's support of the LGBT...
10:00, 05/02/2019

Witness defends Raptors prez Masai Ujiri as battery charge looms SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors will decide whether to charge Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri with misdemeanor battery after he was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face while trying to join his team on the court to ce...
11:48, 06/15/2019

FAA chief defends grounding Boeing 737 Max later than other nations, worries problem took a year to discover Boeing 737 Max had a cockpit warning light problem that took a year for FAA to learn, acting administrator Daniel Elwell told a US House committee.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

State Department Defends Saudi Arms Sales Before Hostile House Panel R. Clarke Cooper, a top State Department official, defended the use of an emergency declaration to sell arms to Saudi Arabia against Congress’s will....
17:48, 06/12/2019

Cameron Norrie defends Nick Kyrgios over late withdrawal from French Open • Kyrgios pulls out before first-round clash, citing illness• Norrie will now play French qualifier Elliot BenchetritNick Kyrgios, who pulled out of the French Open on Friday through illness, three days before his match against Cam Norrie and a few d...
13:48, 05/24/2019

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa....
11:00, 08/18/2019

Biden campaign defends former VP after debate, calls civil rights record 'unassailable' MIAMI--Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign defended the 2020 hopeful Thursday night after his heated exchange with Kamala Harris following controversy over his comments on segregationist senators, saying his civil rights record is “unassailabl...
02:00, 06/28/2019

Biden Defends Record on Race Before a Black Audience at Rainbow-PUSH Convention A day after getting spanked on the issue of race during the second night of the Democrats’ presidential primary debate, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his civil rights record Friday before an African-American organization, at the Rev. Jesse...
19:32, 06/28/2019

The Bachelorette's Tyler Cameron Defends Hannah Brown After Being Shamed for "Dry Humping" Contestants Tyler Cameron may deserves a rose after this exchange. As Hannah Brown continues to face headlines for her season as The Bachelorette, one potential suitor is coming to her......
13:16, 06/26/2019

Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter bombings claimed by Islamic State....
09:32, 05/16/2019

Taking heat from critics, Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialist views U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, under fire for his democratic socialist views, defended his philosophy on Wednesday as a natural extension of former President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and accused his Republican critics of "corporate ...
21:00, 06/12/2019

In Newly Released Deposition, OxyContin Owner Defends Response to Reports of Abuse A deposition of Richard Sackler, an owner of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, from March offers a rare window into his current views on the opioid epidemic amid litigation seeking to hold the company accountable for the crisis....
23:00, 05/25/2019

Newcastle close in on Emil Krafth as Matt Ritchie defends ‘honest’ Ashley • Swedish right-back set to complete £5m move from Amiens• Ritchie says he ‘does not understand’ Newcastle fan unrestNewcastle’s long pursuit of a right-back appears to be reaching a conclusion with Sweden’s Emil Krafth close to completing a £5m move...
16:48, 08/07/2019

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Role in Epstein Plea Deal Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his role in handling Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal negotiations as the U.S. Attorney in South Florida in 2008, saying that “facts are being overlooked” and he acted to make sure Epstein d...
17:00, 07/10/2019

The Nightingale director Jennifer Kent defends 'honest' depiction of rape and violence The Babadook creator’s new film set in 1825 Tasmania has become the flashpoint of this year’s Sydney film festival. Warning: contains spoilersThe Babadook director Jennifer Kent has defended her new film The Nightingale as an “honest and necessary de...
01:48, 06/11/2019

Donald Glover Defends Halle Bailey Amid The Little Mermaid Casting Backlash Donald Glover is rallying behind Halle Bailey amid criticism over her casting in Disney's upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action reboot. Last week, debates were sparked online after......
12:48, 07/10/2019

Tristan Thompson Addresses ''Wrong Doings'' and Defends Khloe Kardashian From ''Backlash'' Tristan Thompson is setting the record straight for the final time. In heated tweets from Wednesday, the NBA star addresses whether or not he was in a relationship with ex-girlfriend......
18:48, 07/31/2019

Trump official defends Wayfair bed sale to border camp. How else can they keep kids comfortable? "Those who are protesting Wayfair's sale of beds for unaccompanied alien children need to ask themselves what the alternative should be to keep the children comfortable," HHS spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said....
09:32, 06/27/2019

Wendy Williams defends Ayesha Curry, slams women who cheat with married men Williams defended Ayesha Curry, the wife basketball star Steph Curry, for controversial comments she made on "Red Table Talk."        ...
10:00, 05/10/2019

Pelosi defends laws allowing migrants to seek asylum from home country Calling America “part of a global society,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended laws that allow illegal immigrants to seek asylum in the US — but added that she could back a change in policy that would have more migrants make the request from their o...
11:00, 07/11/2019

Mike Pence Takes a Baseless Shot at AOC and Defends Concentration Camps All in One Speech Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration’s liason to the Christian right, spoke today at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel, a right-wing evangelical group whose support for Israel is tied to the belief that the country will...
12:48, 07/08/2019

Labor Sec. Alex Acosta defends controversial deal with 'predator' Jeffrey Epstein Labor Secretary Alex Acosta — who as a prosecutor cut a deal that spared financier Jeffrey Epstein of federal charges a decade ago — is answering reporters' questions about Epstein....
16:16, 07/10/2019

CNN's Brian Stelter defends Avenatti coverage, his past praise as a 2020 'contender' CNN's chief media correspondent and "Reliable Sources" anchor Brian Stelter defended the overwhelming coverage disgraced anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti received when making his debut as the legal representation of porn star Stormy Daniels. ...
16:48, 05/24/2019

Barr defends clearing Trump on obstruction, chides 'snitty' Mueller letter Under pressure from Democrats, Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his decision to clear President Donald Trump of criminal obstruction of justice by attempting to impede Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry and criticized ...
13:48, 05/01/2019

PGA Championship 2019: Brooks Koepka defends title despite back nine troubles at Bethpage Brooks Koepka has made history in winning his fourth Major championship in two years at the PGA Championship, but it was a much bumpier ride than anticipated as Bethpage Black showed it's teeth on the final day....
19:48, 05/19/2019

Kaitlyn Bristowe Fiercely Defends Bachelorette Hannah Brown Against Slut-Shaming Kaitlyn Bristowe is sticking up for her fellow Bachelorette Hannah Brown. The season 11 star came to the Alabama native's defense on Tuesday after a Twitter user noted "women are......
09:32, 07/03/2019

John Daly defends Trump amid allegations president cheats at golf Champion golfer John Daly defended President Trump on Tuesday over allegations the commander-in-chief is one of the most prolific cheaters when he plays a round of golf....
08:32, 08/14/2019

WRAPUP 4-Warren Buffett defends Kraft, says Wells Fargo made 'big mistakes' Warren Buffett on Saturday signaled his commitment to Kraft Heinz Co and defended his actions toward Wells Fargo & Co, two of the largest investments at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc, despite mistakes at both that have caused many investors to sour on t...
14:48, 05/04/2019

Nike Defends Pulling 'Betsy Ross' Sneaker as Arizona Governor Withdraws Aid Nike Inc. said it was “proud of its American heritage” and was committed to creating jobs in the U.S. after Arizona’s governor said he was withdrawing financial incentives the state had promised the sneaker giant to open a plant because of its decisi...
14:32, 07/02/2019

Frazer Clarke defends trainer McCracken after Anthony Joshua shock defeat Frazer Clarke on why Rob McCracken is the right trainer for Anthony Joshua The post Frazer Clarke defends trainer McCracken after Anthony Joshua shock defeat appeared first on Boxing News....
12:16, 06/04/2019

Trump defends deal with Mexico to stem migrant flows, prevent tariffs President Trump on Saturday defended his agreement with Mexico that sees the country take tougher measures on illegal immigration in exchange for the U.S. dropping plans to impose tariffs on importants -- promising that Mexico “will try very hard” an...
07:32, 06/08/2019