Edition:
United Kingdom

Eric Beech

Israel's Mizrahi Tefahot to pay $195 million in U.S. tax case settlement

12 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd, Israel's third-largest bank, admitted to helping clients evade U.S. taxes and agreed to pay $195 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday, culminating a five-year investigation.

UPDATE 2-Israel's Mizrahi Tefahot to pay $195 mln in U.S. tax case settlement

12 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM March 12 Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd, Israel's third-largest bank, admitted to helping clients evade U.S. taxes and agreed to pay $195 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday, culminating a five-year investigation.

U.S. Senator McSally, an Air Force veteran, says she was raped by a superior officer

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force, said on Wednesday she had been raped by a superior officer but did not report it because she blamed herself and did not trust the system. | Video

Trump moves to scrap trade privilege for India, Delhi plays down impact

05 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States. | Video

Manafort asks judge for sentence far below the maximum -court filing

26 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked a federal judge in Washington on Monday to impose a prison term "significantly below" the statutory 10-year maximum, saying he was remorseful for his misdeeds and facing deteriorating health.

UPDATE 3-Pompeo talks with North Koreans postponed, but South says second Kim-Trump summit on track

07 Nov 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Nov 7 A meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials set for Thursday in New York has been postponed, the U.S. State Department said, but South Korea said the delay will not derail a second North Korea-U.S. summit.

Ex-U.S. NSA employee sentenced to prison for exposing secrets

25 Sep 2018

A former U.S. National Security Agency employee was sentenced in a federal court in Baltimore on Tuesday to 5-1/2 years in prison, after pleading guilty last December to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify

19 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday. | Video

Trump says 'too bad' after Cohen audio recording released

25 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed disbelief that his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen would have taped conversations with him, a day after an audio recording of a conversation between the two men was aired on U.S. television. | Video

China vows to hit back over U.S. proposal for fresh tariffs

12 Jul 2018

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a move that rattled global markets. | Video

World News