• The Latest: Official downplays imminent action against Iran
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Official downplays imminent action against Iran

    A top White House official is downplaying the threat of imminent action against Iran after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" following a drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies.

  • U.K. and EU Plan to Start Meeting Daily: Brexit Update
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    U.K. and EU Plan to Start Meeting Daily: Brexit Update

    (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Boris Johnson skipped a planned press conference with his Luxembourgian counterpart Xavier Bettel, which was set up close to a group of mostly British ex-pat protesters. In his absence, Bettel called Brexit

  • Associated Press

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands has filed new charges including terrorism and intentional homicide against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday announced that a judge has confirmed

  • Bloomberg

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Be Released From Hospital on Monday

    (Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro will be released from hospital on Monday, according to a note published by his doctors and a spokesman for the presidency.The president will return to Brasilia, but Vice President Antonio Hamilton Mourao will remain in charge for two more days, presidential

  • Bloomberg

    Saudi-Led Yemen Coalition Says Iran Weapons Used in Oil Attacks

    (Bloomberg) -- A Saudi military official said Monday that preliminary findings show that Iranian weapons were used in the devastating attacks on Aramco facilities but stopped short from directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the strikes.The strikes did not originate from Yemen, Turki al-Maliki, a

  • Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack
    Associated Press

    Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

    Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom's oil production and sent crude

  • Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites
    AFP

    Yemen rebels threaten new attacks on Saudi oil sites

    Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, who claimed responsibility for devastating weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, threatened Monday to carry out more strikes and urged foreigners to stay away. "We assure the Saudi regime that our long hand can reach any place we want at any time we choose

  • Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority north shuts down to support rally
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    Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority north shuts down to support rally

    Shops were shut in Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil-majority north on Monday in support of a rally demanding an international probe into alleged atrocities during the nation's civil war and an end to reported state-sponsored efforts to change the ethnic balance of the Tamils' traditional homeland

  • EU downbeat after Johnson-Juncker Brexit talks
    AFP

    EU downbeat after Johnson-Juncker Brexit talks

    Britain has not proposed any workable alternatives to its Brexit withdrawal agreement, the EU said Monday after talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ended without a breakthrough. It said the meeting between Johnson and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker failed to yield any alternative

  • Reuters

    Germany to extend halt on arms exports to Saudi - government source

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's government will extend a halt on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, a German government source said on Monday, pointing to the war in neighbouring Yemen and the Social Democrats' refusal to drop opposition to lifting the moratorium. Merkel's conservatives and their

  • Reuters

    Trump questions Iran's denial of blame over Saudi attacks

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday questioned Iran's claim that it had nothing to do with weekend attacks on a giant oil plant in Saudi Arabia that have cut off 5% of global crude output. "Remember when Iran shot down a drone, saying knowingly that it was in their 'airspace' when

  • Trump news – live: President accuses Iran of telling ‘very big lie’ after attack halves Saudi oil production and defends Kavanaugh amid calls for impeachment
    The Independent

    Trump news – live: President accuses Iran of telling ‘very big lie’ after attack halves Saudi oil production and defends Kavanaugh amid calls for impeachment

    Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities.The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

  • Bloomberg

    Cameron Should Have Paid Attention to Merkel’s Brexit Warnings

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Perhaps the biggest problem with Brexit is that a constantly changing lineup of British negotiators just won’t listen to what their European Union counterparts keep telling them over and over. Instead, they hope the EU will suddenly cave in to their demands at the 11th hour – because

  • Bloomberg

    Cameron Should Have Paid Attention to Merkel’s Brexit Warnings

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Perhaps the biggest problem with Brexit is that a constantly changing lineup of British negotiators just won’t listen to what their European Union counterparts keep telling them over and over. Instead, they hope the EU will suddenly cave in to their demands at the 11th hour – because

  • The New York Times

    Congress Targets Chinese Train Maker Over Spy Fears on Subway

    CHICAGO -- America's next fight with China is unfolding at a glistening new factory in Chicago, which stands empty except for the shells of two subway cars and space for future business that is unlikely to come.A Chinese state-owned company called CRRC Corp., the world's largest train maker,

  • Bloomberg

    Higher Flight Costs Coming in Germany to Curb Climate Pollution

    (Bloomberg) -- Germany’s main political parties are coalescing around proposals to increase the cost of flying, potentially doubling the tax on short-haul flights to slash greenhouse gas pollution.Alarmed that the country is falling short of emissions-reductions pledges it made under the Paris Agreement

  • Associated Press

    Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected

    Sudan's Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. Authorities say 16 of Sudan's 18 provinces have been affected by heavy rains

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Kremlin warns against 'hasty conclusions' over attacks in Saudi Arabia

    Russia on Monday urged countries in the Middle East and outside the region not to draw "hasty conclusions" on who staged the attacks on Saudi oil facilities. A senior U.S. official said earlier that evidence from the attack, which hit the world's biggest oil-processing facility, indicated

  • Israeli PM vows to annex 'all the settlements' in West Bank
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    Israeli PM vows to annex 'all the settlements' in West Bank

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election. Locked

  • China bans pigeons and drones in Beijing ahead of 70th anniversary
    The Telegraph

    China bans pigeons and drones in Beijing ahead of 70th anniversary

    Beijing skies will be clear for the next few weeks as authorities have banned flying kites, drones, pigeons and balloons as the capital prepares for enormous celebrations to mark 70 years of Communist Party rule on Oct 1.  Any airborne activities that could affect flight safety – including sending lanterns

  • Next Trump Tariffs May Soon Hit Europe’s Luxury Exporters
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    Next Trump Tariffs May Soon Hit Europe’s Luxury Exporters

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump’s latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of American-bound whiskeys, wine, Champagne

  • Bloomberg

    Trump Is Cornered by the Saudi Drone Attacks

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- A small squadron of drones — and possibly cruise missiles — penetrated Saudi Arabia’s air defenses on Saturday, laying waste to a significant, valuable portion of two of the world’s most essential oil processing facilities. Amid worries about the impact of the strikes on global

  • Bloomberg

    Trump Is Cornered by the Saudi Drone Attacks

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- A small squadron of drones — and possibly cruise missiles — penetrated Saudi Arabia’s air defenses on Saturday, laying waste to a significant, valuable portion of two of the world’s most essential oil processing facilities. Amid worries about the impact of the strikes on global

  • UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide'
    Associated Press

    UN mission accuses accountability for Myanmar 'genocide'

    A special U.N. fact-finding mission has urged that Myanmar be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority. The mission said the threat of genocide continues for an estimated 600,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar living in "deplorable&

  • Associated Press

    N. Korea says talks with US could resume in a 'few weeks'

    North Korea said Monday that diplomatic talks with the United States could resume in a "few weeks," but that it will not consider abandoning its nuclear weapons unless external threats are fully removed. A statement Monday attributed to a North Korean foreign ministry official said potential