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U.S. Sanctions Additional Iranian Banks

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration Thursday blacklisted 18 Iranian banks that remain unsanctioned under its economywide pressure campaign. The push weeks before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election aims to sever the few financial connections Tehran still has to the world by effectively blacklisting the entire sector. Most of Iran’s financial sector has already been sanctioned, including…

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, a Paragon of Persian Music, Dies at 80

When Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Iran’s most celebrated contemporary singer, threw his widespread popularity behind pro-democracy protesters in 2009, he was neither arrested nor forced to flee the country like many of his countrymen. Instead, such was his stature in the Islamic Republic that it was Mr. Shajarian who told state media to stop broadcasting his voice.…

North Korea Loves Military Parades—Will Kim Jong Un Bring Out the Big Guns?

SEOUL—North Korea’s first military parade in two years is expected to feature throngs of spectators and plenty of propaganda, but the most closely watched element will be what, if any, new weapons leader Kim Jong Un puts on display for the world. The grandiose event, a Saturday celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the ruling…

Putin Loses His Footing in Russia’s Backyard

MOSCOW—A series of crises in Russia’s neighbors is upending the Kremlin’s plans for deeper economic and defense ties with the former Soviet republics, leaving a vacuum for regional competitors such as China and Turkey to exploit. Russian President Vladimir Putin has long tried to strengthen economic and defense relations across Eastern Europe and Central Asia,…

Saudi Staycations Lay Bare Obstacles to Kingdom’s Tourism Drive

UMLUJ, Saudi Arabia—Ahmad Hamid usually spends his summers partying in London nightclubs. Stranded at home in Jeddah this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, he and his friends opted instead to vacation a short drive away in this ancient village on the Red Sea coast. “We spent our days island hopping and snorkeling, and at…

Women More Likely to Face Housing Insecurity in Pandemic-Led Recession

SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The pandemic-led recession is disproportionately hurting women in the workforce and is more likely to threaten their housing security. A new Zillow analysis finds women are more likely than men to be unemployed, renters and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic, thereby increasing their risk of becoming severely cost-burdened by…

Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple...

Microsoft last month officially added a key feature to Game Pass, its Netflix-style subscription library of Xbox games: The ability to stream many of the included games to any Android smartphone or tablet. Notably, Apple's iPhone and iPad were absent from the launch. Apple has said it doesn't allow apps for streaming services such as…

ENTERPRISE VIDEO CONFERENCING: Here’s how five software providers are positioning their platforms amid the pandemic-driven shift to remote work

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here.The following is a preview of one Connectivity & Tech report, the Enterprise Video Conferencing Report. You can purchase this report here.The first half of 2020 saw video conferencing platforms become…

Facing Congressional investigation, Postmaster General DeJoy hires a consulting and PR firm with deep Trump administration ties

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hired a consulting firm with ties to President Trump to represent him after the House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into his private business. The investigation follows a Washington Post report that the longtime Republican fundraiser may have violated campaign fundraising law. Patomak Global Partners was founded by Paul Atkins, a…

How to get a refund on your PS4 using the chat support feature on the PlayStation website

You can get a refund on your PS4 for a PlayStation Store purchase through the PlayStation website's customer support chat. You'll have the best chance of getting a refund if you request it within two weeks of your purchase, and haven't downloaded or opened it. Once you answer a few preset questions, a live PlayStation…

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Packers on receiving end of pass interference call late in NFC Championship, fans erupt on social media

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away with a 31-26 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon.It will be the first time the Bucs play in the Super Bowl since 2002.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMHowever, with under 2 minutes to…

Aaron Rodgers on crucial call to kick late field goal down 8 points: ‘I didn’t have a decision on that one’

Aaron Rodgers had the ball in his hands down the wire as the Green Bay Packers were looking to tie the NFC Championship or at least get even closer to the lead late in the game.Rodgers, on 3rd-and-goal with 2:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, threw an incomplete pass to Davante Adams. Rodgers may have…

Trump adviser claims former president has no plans for third political party

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly dropped plans to create a third political party and will instead focus his energies on helping Republicans win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms, Fox News has learned. Since leaving the White House, speculation has mounted as to what Trump’s presidential plans may be. He has…

Flashback: Nancy Pelosi praised unionists storming Wisconsin State Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone on record praising the storming of the Capitol as an "impressive show of democracy in action" -- the 2011 invasion of the Madison, Wis., state capitol, that is.Pelosi's previous comment's resurfaced following the disturbing assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month at the hands of a right wing-mob who…

Tom Brady after NFC title win: ‘Who would have thought a home Super Bowl for us’

Tom Brady will be making his 10th Super Bowl appearance when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in 2 weeks.Brady, despite throwing three interceptions, helped Tampa Bay beat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 to win the NFC Championship. It’s Tampa Bay’s first conference title since the 2002 season.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe 43-year-old…
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