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UPDATE 1-Trump calls media report about whistleblower complaint 'Fake News'

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:21:16 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted as "Fake News" a media report that he made a promise to a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint from a U.S. intelligence official. "Vi....
Nigerian court orders firm that won $9 bln case against government to forfeit assets

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:17:40 -0400

A company awarded more than $9 billion in an arbitration case against Nigeria has been ordered by a court in the capital Abuja to forfeit its local assets to the government. The order comes after two....
Democrats' drug pricing proposal 'dead on arrival' in Senate: leading Republican

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:16:07 -0400

Senator John Thune, who guides votes as the Republican whip, said the plan would be "dead on arrival" if it passed the Democrat-led House of Representatives and went to the Senate. "It sounds like it....
UPDATE 1-'Mad Max,' Canada's populist candidate, has a score to settle and it could shape the election

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:15:25 -0400

Maxime "Mad Max" Bernier, one of the most right-wing figures ever seen in Canadian federal politics, has a score to settle and nothing to lose - a potent mix that could shape the outcome of next month....
NEWSMAKER-The ex-professor out to remake Tunisian politics

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:13:34 -0400

A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an obscure form of democracy might soon become the most unlikely leader in the Arab world. ....
Russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish Putin from the Kremlin

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:13:00 -0400

Russian police on Thursday arrested a Siberian shaman who had become a media curiosity after embarking on a long trek to Moscow which he had promised would culminate in him driving President Vladimir ....
UPDATE 1-Austrian parliament votes to oppose EU-Mercosur pact

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:09:25 -0400

VIENNA/BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Austrian lawmakers have voted to oppose a proposed free trade pact between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc of four South American countries, highlighting ....
UPDATE 1-Armani sees airy spring for Emporio line, Fendi picks earthy tones in Milan

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:09:22 -0400

Italian designer Giorgio Armani chose a light breezy silhouette for his Emporio Armani line at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, picking soft colours and loose cuts for the brand’s spring line. Armani,....
Lawyer: Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:08:26 -0400

Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, an autocrat who led his country for 23 years before being toppled by bloody protests that unleashed a wave of revolt across the Arab world, died Thur....
Watchdog says global oil consortium hurting South Sudan

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:06:08 -0400

The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the actor George Clooney and co-founder of The Sentry watchdog group told The ....
Canadian PM Trudeau's brownface picture scandal deepens as other images emerge

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:04:33 -0400

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface picture scandal deepened on Thursday as other images of him emerged wearing dark make-up only hours after he had apologized for what he characterized....
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:03:31 -0400

Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 y....
CO2 goals to complicate PSA, Renault labor talks

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:03:24 -0400

Renault and PSA Group face a potential stand-off with French workers worried that an industry drive to meet EU emissions targets will fuel demands for concessions in upcoming labor negotiations. Re....
UPDATE 1-U.S. to withdraw and withhold funds from Afghanistan, blames corruption

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:02:35 -0400

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States would withdraw about $100 million earmarked for an energy infrastructure project in Afghani....
Trump calls media report about whistleblower complaint 'Fake News'

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:02:32 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted as "Fake News" a media report that he made a promise to a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint from a U.S. intelligence official. "Vi....
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:00:00 -0400

Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 y....
Why Trump had a wad of cash in his back pocket

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:57:47 -0400

“I don’t carry a wallet because I haven’t had to use a credit card in a long time,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One. “I do like leaving tips to the hotel. I like to carry a little something.”....
CO2 goals to complicate PSA, Renault labour talks

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:57:00 -0400

Renault and PSA Group face a potential stand-off with French workers worried that an industry drive to meet EU emissions targets will fuel demands for concessions in upcoming labour negotiations. Ren....
UPDATE 1-Digital sports platform DAZN reaches distribution deal with Comcast

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:53:44 -0400

Media and communications company Comcast Corp has agreed to a distribution deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group, further blurring the line between traditional television operators and t....
'I've got one!' Hunting neon scorpions in the Arizona desert

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:48:26 -0400

As the setting sun left a yellow tinge on dirt-colored cactuses as far as the eye could see, park ranger Anna Roberts gave us a lesson on what we were about to hunt. The most hazardous in the United ....
Wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn dies at age 80

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:48:18 -0400

Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the congressman's office. Rep. Clyburn skipped several recent public e....
Senate postpones consideration of Trump nominee Issa for trade role

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:47:43 -0400

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Jim Risch said on Thursday he had postponed consideration of Darrell Issa, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, to be director....
Houston airport at full ground stop as 'nightmare' rainfall, flash flooding wreak havoc in Texas

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:46:00 -0400

Dangerous flash flooding is wreaking havoc in Texas with the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumping massive amounts of rain overnight and into the morning. The severe weather prompted a full groun....
#NotWorthLess highlights the battle for equality behind the scenes in Hollywood

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:45:48 -0400

A social media movement took Twitter by storm this week in #NotWorthLess, as people from the entertainment industry spoke out about pay inequity in Hollywood and the urgent need for change. This move....
FACTBOX-List of scandals and missteps involving Canada's Trudeau

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:45:46 -0400

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberals are in deep political trouble after the emergence of a photo of him in brown face, has experienced a number of scandals and missteps since taking....
FOREX-Dollar mixed, euro higher after hawkish central bank shift

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:44:15 -0400

The U.S. dollar was mixed on Thursday morning, weaker against the euro, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, but stronger versus the Antipodean currencies after a slew of central bank decisions came ....
Woman convicted in texting suicide case seeks parole

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:42:59 -0400

The Massachusetts woman sentenced to 15 months in jail for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life is asking for early release. Michelle Carter is scheduled to appear on ....
3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:40:49 -0400

Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have now apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney. Councilwoman Rob....
UPDATE 2-Tunisia's ousted president Ben Ali dies in Saudi exile-lawyer

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:37:21 -0400

Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland, his family lawyer said. "Ben Ali just died in Sau....
Court suspends key permits for planned Minnesota copper mine

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:34:56 -0400

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by suspending two key permits for a planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine ahead of a hearing next month. The appeals court put Po....
UPDATE 2-Amazon vows to being carbon neutral by 2040; will buy 100,000 EVs

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:34:46 -0400

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the online retailer to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said it would order 100,000 electric delivery vehicles as part of that p....
Trump sues Manhattan district attorney Vance over subpoenas

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:34:44 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday over subpoenas issued by the state prosecutor's office. A copy of the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court w....
The Latest: UK's Supreme Court aims to rule early next week

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:34:08 -0400

Britain's Supreme Court says it is aiming to hand down its judgment in a landmark legal challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament early next week. The European Commission s....
U.S. Senate postpones consideration of former congressman Issa for trade role

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:33:17 -0400

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Jim Risch said on Thursday he had postponed consideration of Darrell Issa, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, to be director....
Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:32:55 -0400

A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes. Checked gingham is mak....
Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:32:26 -0400

Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of p....
Sex crime suspect says underage girl's family attacked him

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:31:22 -0400

A Louisiana man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old said he was beaten by the girl's family after they caught the two together. News outlets report 18-year-old Javionne Thomas is charged with fe....
US STOCKS-Microsoft drives S&P 500 near record high

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:30:26 -0400

Gains in Microsoft shares pushed the benchmark S&P 500 within striking distance of its record high, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected but played down hopes of further mone....
COLUMN-Oil traders reassess interruption of Saudi output: Kemp

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:29:07 -0400

Brent oil futures prices have gyrated wildly as traders have tried to assess the impact of last week's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure on the actual availability of crude. Brent's six-mo....
UPDATE 1-Sterling edges higher after cbank decision, volatility rises

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:26:35 -0400

The pound edged higher on Thursday after the Bank of England kept policy rates unchanged, as widely expected, with broad dollar weakness lifting the British currency slightly. All nine members of the....
Kelly Clarkson warns fans not to try to kiss her on the cheek when they meet her

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:25:54 -0400

Kelly Clarkson warns fans not to try to kiss her on the cheek when they meet her originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comHere's a public service announcement from Kelly Clarkson: if you'r....
UPDATE 1-Green bond rise may slow as EU states seek more clout over greenwashing

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:25:25 -0400

European Union standards to define green investments are likely to face delays, because many of the bloc's governments want more time to assess them, EU officials said, a move that may undercut climat....
At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:25:15 -0400

Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100. This time, his landing zone was in the Netherlands. Strapped to a younger parachut....
Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:24:18 -0400

Three days of rains in the Houston area stranded motorists on flooded roads, confined people to their homes and prompted the evacuation of at least one hospital, according to media reports, local offi....
Torrential rains from storm Imelda submerge parts of southeast Texas

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:22:06 -0400

Dangerous flash floods inundated parts of southeastern Texas on Thursday as Tropical Depression Imelda dumped the last of its rains, with the National Hurricane Center predicting rain totals up to 35 ....
Banker tells German fraud trial he made millions from 'astronomical' trades

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:13:04 -0400

A British investment banker at the centre of Germany's biggest fraud trial told judges on Thursday he earned millions of euros from deals involving "astronomical" trades that prosecutors say were a me....
Jurors side with diocese in pregnant Missouri teacher's suit

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:09:11 -0400

Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, because she was pregnant, unmarried and refused to have an abortion. After eight hours o....
Prague to resurrect forgotten land in the shadow of its spires

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:06:11 -0400

Known as the city of a hundred spires, Prague's gothic cathedrals, cobblestone streets and hilltop castle towering over the river create a picture-perfect tourist dream. Now Prague authorities are ai....
2020 Vision Thursday: Why Kamala Harris is struggling in the polls

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:05:31 -0400

Pundits have been speculating about the state of Sen. Kamala Harris's campaign ever since one of her staffers accidentally left an internal briefing memo that included the phrase “summer slump” at....
Prague to resurrect forgotten land in the shadow of its spires

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:00:00 -0400

Known as the city of a hundred spires, Prague's gothic cathedrals, cobblestone streets and hilltop castle towering over the river create a picture-perfect tourist dream. Now Prague authorities are ai....