Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Politics

All category news

  • Chris Froome regains Tour de France lead over Fabio Aru after Stage 14

    15 July 2017 4:12 PM

    Chris Froome retook the Tour de France overall lead from Fabio Aru as Australian Michael Matthews won Stage 14 on Saturday. Froome, eyeing his fourth Tour de France title, finished seventh in Saturday’s stage, one second behind Matthews. Aru was 30th, 26 seconds behind Matthews. Froome came into the day six seconds behind Aru after ceding the lead to the Italian

  • Sony’s 4K Android TVs will soon work with Amazon Echo devices

    13 July 2017 8:25 PM

    So you can turn your TV on with your voice Sony’s latest 4K, HDR-equipped TVs, those powered by Google’s Android TV software, will soon be compatible with some Amazon Echo devices, Sony announced today. The feature should roll out as part of a firmware update sometime this month, and it will give users of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices the ability

  • Mithali Raj: India captain becomes leading ODI run-scorer in history

    12 July 2017 11:45 AM

    India captain Mithali Raj has become the leading run-scorer in women's one-day international cricket. Raj reached 6,028 runs by scoring 69 in India's World Cup group-game defeat by Australia at Bristol on Wednesday. The 34-year-old passed former England captain Charlotte Edwards' tally of 5,992. Raj, who made her debut in 1999, was playing her 183rd ODI and averages

  • What leverage does the US have in the Gulf dispute?

    11 July 2017 9:31 PM

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the region to push for an end to the worst crisis to hit the GCC in decades. The US secretary of state has visited Qatar on the second stop of his Gulf tour. He was in Kuwait on Monday, which has been mediating in the stand-off between Qatar and its neighbours. The US hopes to negotiate a resolution to the diplomatic

  • US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian

    9 July 2017 10:48 PM 20

    Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to let passengers take laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights. Both carriers said they had worked with US officials to tighten security checks on flights from Kuwait and Jordan. The US imposed the ban in March on direct flights from eight mainly Muslim countries to address

  • U.S. concerned Arab dispute with Qatar may intensify: State Department

    7 July 2017 1:25 AM 3

    WASHINGTON The United States is increasingly concerned that a rift between Qatar and other Arab states is at an impasse and could drag on for a long time or intensify, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. Underscoring U.S. concerns about a crisis involving key allies in the Middle East, the department said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans

  • Seeking Commuters to Help Report on New York Transportation Woes

    3 July 2017 10:02 PM 30

    The New York Times, unfortunately, cannot physically be on or near every rail line to report when mishaps happen. That’s where we need your eyes and ears. • Do you ever text or post on social media during your commute to provide updates about delays or other episodess? If you answered yes to two or more of those questions, you are whom we are looking

  • 8 moments in Richard Petty's 80 years

    3 July 2017 5:42 PM 1

    NASCAR’s original seven-time champion and its all-time wins leader turned 80 on Sunday. In honor of Petty’s 80 years on earth, let’s remember eight of the biggest moments in his career. 8. His final start: The last years of Petty’s career weren’t much of a highlight compared to the rest of his accomplishments. Petty went winless in his final eight seasons

  • Bombings in Syria Capital Kill at Least 18

    2 July 2017 7:51 AM 24

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — A series of car bomb blasts shook the Syrian capital, Damascus, early Sunday, killing at least 18 people and highlighting security gaps in parts of the country controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, according to an opposition monitoring group. A suicide bomber blew up the car he was driving near the heart of Damascus after being surrounded

  • Gunman dead after Bronx Lebanon hospital shooting

    1 July 2017 12:22 AM 17

    Attacker, a former employee, killed one person and wounded six others before he was found dead by police. A former employee of a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building, killing one doctor and wounding six other people before fatally shooting himself, officials said. The gunfire broke out at 2:50 pm local time on Friday