• Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

    By Ron Bousso and Timothy Gardner LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses…

  • Cleverly Yours

    My “mom uniform” has changed ever-so slightly from everyday jeans to my newfound love… joggers!

  • Western countries say endorse unity government for Libya

    France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Britain and the United States on Friday endorsed a national unity government in Libya as proposed by the United Nations to end the conflict between two rival governments in the war-torn country. "Delays in forming a unity government will only prolong the suffering of…

  • China says U.S. human rights report biased

    A U.S. congressional commission's criticism of China's human rights record did not "accord with the facts", the Chinese government said on Friday, the latest friction over a long-running thorn in relations. The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China said on Thursday that it saw in China…

  • Is Russia trumping US in Syria? Pentagon is of two minds

    US officials see Russia as getting itself involved in its own Iraq War – or more accurately, a reprise of its disastrous intervention into Afghanistan in the 1980s. Recommended: How much do you know about the Islamic State? “If we’re joking about Russians getting dragged into the quagmire, well,…

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  • Mass shootings or everyday violence: Where should campus gun debate focus?

    A shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff early Friday morning has added another side to an already tense and multi-faceted debate. As opposed to recent high-profile shootings – including the shooting spree at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., last week that left…

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  • No matter who holds the speaker's gavel, the game has changed

    Whoever House Republicans nominate as their new speaker – be it the much clamored-for Paul Ryan or anyone else – the levers for uniting their conference are fewer and fewer. It feels like a brave new world in the People’s House. In the short span of two weeks, the right flank has muscled out both…

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  • Why does Gaza have a cafe just for women?

    Gaza's new women-only cafe aims to support Palestinian women by giving them a safe venue to meet in a culture that values a woman's privacy. With support from her father and husband, she decided to open some kind of business that would promote and support fellow Palestinian women. "I thought…

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  • Lorenzo takes Japan Prix pole, Rossi second

    Jorge Lorenzo will start from pole in Sunday's Japan Grand Prix, having held off his Yamaha teammate and championship leader Valentino Rossi, who will start second. Injured defending champion Marc Marquez will share the front row with the Yamaha duo, coming in 0.426sec after Lorenzo. Rossi, who…

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Goose-stepping soldiers marched in front of a smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a lavish military parade Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party and trumpet Kim's third-generation leadership. The parade kicked off what is expected…

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  • N. Korean soldiers parade in massive anniversary celebration

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Goose-stepping soldiers marched in front of a smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a lavish military parade Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party and trumpet Kim's third-generation leadership.

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  • Canada parties split on security, anti-IS air strikes

    Canada could curb its counterterrorism efforts, including airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, if Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Tories are defeated in October 19 elections. The New Democrats said they would end the military mission, while the Liberals said they would…

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  • The Latest: Kim Jong Un appears at N. Korea military parade

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The latest on the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea's ruling party (all times local).

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  • Iranian, Kazakh films win major award at Busan festival

    Two productions which paint vastly different portraits of modern existence have taken home the major award at Asia's most prestigious film festival, with judges praising both for their ability to celebrate life. Iranian director Hadi Mohaghegh's "Immortal" and "Walnut Tree" from Kazakhstan's…

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Goose-stepping North Korean soldiers marched through Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday in a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's ruling party and trumpet the leadership of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un. The parade kicked…

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  • 1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.

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  • International help arrives to tackle Indonesia fires

    International help to assist Indonesia in combatting forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze has begun to arrive on Sumatra island, an official said on Saturday. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency, said a Bombardier amphibious…

  • Presidents Cup Capsules

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Capsules of Saturday's matches at the Presidents Cup:

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