From reality TV to U.N., Trump to wield Security Council gavel
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:24:14 -0400
He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred in a reality television show, but on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security Council to denounce Iran for what it sees as its malign regional behavior.

Rouhani says Iran ready to confront U.S. after military parade attack
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:53:00 -0400
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab allies, a day after an attack on an Iranian military parade killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

Iran Guards vow vengeance against military parade attackers: statement
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:53:00 -0400
Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to take "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance against attackers at a military parade who killed 12 of their comrades and 13 others, in a statement carried by Iranian news agencies.

OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump's call for immediate boost to oil output
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:40:53 -0400
OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crude output, effectively rebuffing U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for action to cool the market.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:02:52 -0400
When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away.

Iran summons UAE envoy over parade attack comments: state TV
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:42:10 -0400
Iran's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the United Arab Emirates' charge d'affaires over comments made about a military parade attack that killed 25 people, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, state television said.

Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 218
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:34:26 -0400
(This new version of the story corrects number of dead in lede.)

Snuff out 'any whiff' of resurgent anti-Semitism, pope says
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:29:31 -0400
Pope Francis said on Sunday that society should be vigilant for "any whiff" of resurgent anti-Semitism, calling for new generations to be taught the horrors of the Holocaust.

PM May, EU leaders need to look at room for movement on Brexit: UK lawmaker
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:24:47 -0400
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals seem to have no life left in them and the government and European leaders need to look at what room for movement there is in negotiations, a senior pro-EU lawmaker from her Conservatives said on Sunday.

UK opposition Labour plans to give workers a third of seats on company boards
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:24:32 -0400
Britain's main opposition Labour Party would require large companies to reserve at least one third of the seats on their boards for workers, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday.

UK government on verge of collapse: opposition Labour deputy leader
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:20:05 -0400
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is on the verge of collapse and there could be another national election soon, the opposition Labour Party's deputy leader Tom Watson said on Sunday.

In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:04:39 -0400
Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country's onshore industry for decades.

Timeline: Shell's operations in Nigeria
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:04:39 -0400
Royal Dutch Shell pioneered Nigeria's oil and gas industry and remains a major investor in the West African country. But over the decades it has come under fire over spills in the Delta region and struggles with oil theft, corruption and oil-fueled violence.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:34:46 -0400
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

Maldives' vote expected to keep hardline Yameen in power
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:38:27 -0400
The Maldives voted on Sunday in an election in which hardline President Abdulla Yameen is expected to cement his grip on power but which opposition and international groups have criticized for a lack of transparency and suppression of dissent.

Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:44:03 -0400
Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

U.N. chief urges Myanmar government to free Reuters journalists
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:18:58 -0400
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release two imprisoned Reuters journalists as soon as possible.

Explainer: Why nuclear disclosure is key first step in North Korea's denuclearization
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:15:22 -0400
New pledges made last week by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to curb his nuclear weapons program may have opened the door to further talks with Washington, but just how much impact would they have on the North's nuclear arsenal?

Comcast outbids Fox with $40 billion winning offer for Sky
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:53:52 -0400
Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group.

All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:09:46 -0400
Hong Kong's controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China.