Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites14 Sep, 2019
The attack also likely will heighten tensions further across the wider Persian Gulf amid a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
Migrant escaping Libya torture: We will go to Europe or die13 Sep, 2019
“Even if the water is not good, we said ‘today we will go to Europe, or we die,’” Diallo recalled.
7 questions heading into 10-candidate Democratic debate12 Sep, 2019
The lineup in Houston will be different but the dynamic familiar: Former Vice President Joe Biden will fight to preserve his front-runner status as a crowded stage of lower-tier candidates scrap for attention and momentum any way they can.
18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/1111 Sep, 2019
A crowd of victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began Wednesday with a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m. — the moment when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.
UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful11 Sep, 2019
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the government’s action was illegal “because it had the purpose of stymieing Parliament.”
Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat10 Sep, 2019
Opponents accuse him of trying to avoid democratic scrutiny. What is usually a solemn, formal prorogation ceremony erupted into raucous scenes as opposition lawmakers in the House of Commons chamber shouted “Shame on you” and held up signs reading “Silenced.”
Scrapping Afghan summit, Trump makes US even less predictable10 Sep, 2019
After his three made-for-television summits with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, and as he voices openness to meeting Iran's leadership, Trump showed like never before that he is eager to talk to US adversaries by inviting the Taliban, the Islamist militants who have been fighting US troops for nearly two decades in Afghanistan.
British Airways grounds nearly all flights as pilots strike09 Sep, 2019
In a statement Monday, the airline said it had “no way of predicting how many (pilots) would come to work or which aircraft they are qualified to fly.”
US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning08 Sep, 2019
Officials have identified about 450 possible cases, including as many as five deaths, in 33 states. The count includes newly reported deaths in California, Indiana and Minnesota. No single vaping device, liquid or ingredient has been tied to all the illnesses, officials said. Many of the sickened — but not all — were people who said they had been vaping THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its high. Many are teens.
Iran now using advanced centrifuges, violating nuclear deal07 Sep, 2019
Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have risen in recent months, with mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran shooting down a U.S. military surveillance drone, and other incidents across the wider Middle East. Iran separately seized another ship and detained 12 Filipino crewmembers, state television reported Saturday.
Zimbabwe's former leader Mugabe dies at 9506 Sep, 2019
Mugabe ruled the Southern African country for nearly four decades until being ousted in 2017.
Huawei debuts latest advanced chipset for smartphone06 Sep, 2019
Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Richard Yu, showed off the Kirin 990 chipset at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin on Friday. Optimized for new 5G networks and packing 10 billion transistors into its fingernail size, the Kirin 990 will be the brain powering the Mate 30 phone.
Cracks in Saudi-UAE coalition risk new war in Yemen06 Sep, 2019
The UAE dominates the south through the militias it arms and finances, which run bases and authorities independent of the government. In 2017, the militias integrated under the Southern Transitional Council, or STC, which seeks the return of the independent state that existed in the south until 1990. In the new eruption of violence, the STC denies it seeks immediate secession or Hadi’s removal. But it demands the purge of “terrorists” it says have allied with Hadi, referring to the Muslim...
Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses05 Sep, 2019
Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have been growing since Trump’s pullout from the nuclear deal, which saw Tehran agree to limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Trump subsequently re-imposed old sanctions on Iran and created new ones, going as far as targeting Iranian officials like Zarif and Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
Global shares rise amid optimism on US-China, Brexit05 Sep, 2019
Investors were rattled by previous reports that officials were struggling to agree on a schedule for talks originally planned for this month, worried that the U.S.-China trade war and a slowing global economy could tip the U.S. into a recession.
Taliban suicide bombing kills 10 near US Embassy in Kabul05 Sep, 2019
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been shown the U.S.-Taliban deal but not allowed to keep a copy, has insisted that the election must not be delayed. He seeks a second term and what he calls a strong mandate to negotiate with the militant group on the country’s political future. He has rejected talk of an interim government, an idea that has gained such traction in Kabul that many other presidential candidates have barely campaigned.
Defiant UK lawmakers move to bar ‘no deal’ Brexit04 Sep, 2019
“To deliver Brexit like this is to create a poison pill which for 40 years will divide this country straight down the middle,” former Conservative Party leadership candidate Rory Stewart told the BBC. “If you are going to deliver Brexit at all, try to do it legally, constitutionally and with consent.” Johnson accused his opponents of undermining the government’s attempt to strike a new divorce deal with the EU, and said he would seek a general election if the lawmakers succeed this week,...
Indian moon mission’s landing module separates from orbiter02 Sep, 2019
The module will attempt India’s first moon landing on a relatively flat surface on Sept. 7 to study previously discovered water deposits. The roughly $140 million mission is known as Chandrayaan-2, the Sanskrit word for “moon craft.”
Iran warns of ‘strong step’ from atomic deal if no new terms02 Sep, 2019
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was in Moscow, while his deputy was to travel to Paris with a team of economists Monday in a renewed diplomatic push.
UK’s reputation takes global hit with Parliament shutdown01 Sep, 2019
In parts of the world where Britain’s parliamentary system and adherence to the rule of law provided a model to emerging nations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brusque decision to shut down Parliament for crucial weeks ahead of the looming Brexit deadline is seen by some as proof that Britain, too, can be subject to a power grab.