• Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles - Tasnim

    An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were within range of Iranian missiles after the U.S. accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants, raising tensions in the Middle East. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked

  • AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier
    Associated Press

    AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier

    As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel's next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a country that feels perpetually under siege. With piercing blue eyes and the reserved

  • Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election
    Associated Press

    Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

    A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday'

  • Reuters

    Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles - Tasnim

    An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers were within range of Iranian missiles, a day after Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked two Saudi Aramco plants. “Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers in a distance

  • RIP GOP review: how Democrats can usher fall of the house of Trump
    The Guardian

    RIP GOP review: how Democrats can usher fall of the house of Trump

    Stanley Greenberg makes key points about Republican decline – but the president’s opponents face tough challenges tooDonald Trump speaks to the media at the White House. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesNearly 35 years ago, the pollster Stanley Greenberg took a hard look at Macomb county, Michigan

  • Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit
    AFP

    Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

    Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK's current leader Boris Johnson in extracts of his memoirs published Sunday, accusing him of only backing Brexit to further his own career. Damningly, he also said that Johnson privately believed there should be a

  • Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm
    Associated Press

    Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

    Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Bahamas to support

  • Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations
    Associated Press

    Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

    In viral social media videos posted over the past week, the entrepreneur alleged large-scale misuse of public funds in the building of luxurious hotels, presidential palaces and a tomb for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's mother, who died in 2014. El-Sissi was responding to claims by contractor

  • AP source: Otto Warmbier's parents to have dinner with Trump
    Associated Press

    AP source: Otto Warmbier's parents to have dinner with Trump

    President Donald Trump planned to have dinner Saturday with the parents of an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea. An administration official said Trump was to host the parents of Otto Warmbier, who was convicted of trying to steal a propaganda

  • UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks
    AFP

    UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk. "It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for

  • Lindsey Graham Says U.S. Should Consider Iran Attack That Would 'Break Regime's Back'
    HuffPost

    Lindsey Graham Says U.S. Should Consider Iran Attack That Would 'Break Regime's Back'

    "Iran will not stop their misbehavior until the consequences become more real," the senator said after a drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.

  • What's Worse Than Corrupt Billionaires? Socialism
    Bloomberg

    What's Worse Than Corrupt Billionaires? Socialism

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- What’s worse than billionaires who bribe government officials? The “Gangnam Left,” stock pickers may say.The term, and subject of a book by Chonbuk National University professor Kang Junman, is a dig at South Korea’s wealthy elite who advocate socialist policies, such as boosting

  • What's Worse Than Corrupt Billionaires? Socialism
    Bloomberg

    What's Worse Than Corrupt Billionaires? Socialism

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- What’s worse than billionaires who bribe government officials? The “Gangnam Left,” stock pickers may say.The term, and subject of a book by Chonbuk National University professor Kang Junman, is a dig at South Korea’s wealthy elite who advocate socialist policies, such as boosting

  • Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions
    ABC News

    Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for a massive attack on a critical Saudi oil facility that has put the region on high alert. Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen claimed responsibility for the assault, which was conducted using drones and hit the world's largest oil processing

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-UK's Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows Oct. 31 Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the unruly comic book character The Incredible Hulk late on Saturday in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31. The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Johnson said he would

  • Trump Lends Saudi Crown Prince U.S. Support In Phone Call After Attack
    HuffPost

    Trump Lends Saudi Crown Prince U.S. Support In Phone Call After Attack

    A fiery drone strike disrupted oil production at two giant Saudi facilities over the weekend. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran.

  • Saudi Arabia Drone Attack Is a Strike at Oil’s Future
    Bloomberg

    Saudi Arabia Drone Attack Is a Strike at Oil’s Future

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- We’re about to find out just how laid back the oil market really is. It has shrugged off sanctions on Iran, exploding tankers and drones getting shot down over the Strait of Hormuz. But this weekend’s strike against Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq processing facility – perhaps the single

  • Saudi Arabia Drone Attack Is a Strike at Oil’s Future
    Bloomberg

    Saudi Arabia Drone Attack Is a Strike at Oil’s Future

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- We’re about to find out just how laid back the oil market really is. It has shrugged off sanctions on Iran, exploding tankers and drones getting shot down over the Strait of Hormuz. But this weekend’s strike against Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq processing facility – perhaps the single

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 3-U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed credit for

  • Reuters

    UK's Johnson says "huge" progress made on N.Irish backstop

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said huge progress had been made on resolving the Northern Irish backstop sticking point in Brexit talks, in a newspaper interview in which he likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk. "There's a very, very good conversation going

  • As Saudi Arabia Burns, Pompeo Blames Iran—and Trump Makes a Lame Claim About Killing Bin Laden’s Son
    The Daily Beast

    As Saudi Arabia Burns, Pompeo Blames Iran—and Trump Makes a Lame Claim About Killing Bin Laden’s Son

    ReutersOn Saturday morning, even as Saudi oil facilities blazed from an unprecedented drone attack, world markets braced for a huge surge in prices, and the prospects of war with Iran loomed large on the smoke-filled horizon, the White House, weirdly, confirmed information leaked in July to the effect

  • Reuters

    Former Conservative minister Gyimah joins Liberal Democrats over Brexit

    Former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah has joined the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat party, barely a week after being expelled from the Conservative grouping in parliament over his opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans. Gyimah was one of 21 Conservative legislators kicked

  • Bloomberg

    Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Possible U.S.-Israel Defense Pact

    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the possibility of moving forward with a U.S.-Israeli mutual defense treaty during a phone call on Saturday.The two leaders would continue discussing the possible treaty after Israel’s general election on Tuesday

  • White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation
    Associated Press

    White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

    The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump

  • Associated Press

    Trump backs a Netanyahu priority ahead of Israeli election

    President Donald Trump gave a boost Saturday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu days before he faces his fiercest political test in more than a decade. Trump publicly expressed support in a tweet for moving forward with discussions on a U.S.-Israel mutual defense treaty, embracing a Netanyahu