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Japan rescuers wade in muddy waters to find typhoon survivors
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 03:21:03 -0400
Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, as officials warned of more rain later in the day.
UK PM Johnson to set out post-Brexit law and order drive in Queen's Speech
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:39:19 -0400
Queen Elizabeth will on Monday announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain's justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit plans.
U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:32:23 -0400
The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of an expanding Turkish offensive while Syria's army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian army deploys to town in country's northeast after Kurdish deal
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:32:05 -0400
Syrian army troops entered the town of Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria, state media reported on Monday, after Damascus reached an agreement with the Kurdish-led forces controlling the region to deploy into the area to counter an attack by Turkey.
EU must consider Turkish arms embargo, call for end to Syria offensive: France
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:29:23 -0400
European Union foreign ministers must again condemn Turkey's offensive in Syria, call for an arms embargo on Ankara and request that the United States hold a meeting of the coalition against Islamic State, France's foreign minister said on Monday.
Kurdish official: deal with Damascus covers deployment, political talks later
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:23:16 -0400
A top Syrian Kurdish official said a "preliminary military" deal with Damascus is limited to the army's deployment along the border and the two sides will discuss political issues later.
Saudi visit showcases Putin's growing Middle East influence
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:14:46 -0400
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalize on growing influence borne of military advances in Syria, strong ties with regional rivals and cooperation on energy policy.
Canada's Trudeau vows to forge ahead with campaign after security threat
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:11:09 -0400
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that he will not change the way he is campaigning ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election after a security threat forced him to wear a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday.
White House reporters condemn fake video showing Trump killing press
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:50:57 -0400
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) condemned on Sunday a video that depicted a fake image of U.S. President Donald Trump slaughtering members of the news media, shown at a gathering of his supporters.
WeWork opens new sites at breakneck speed despite cash-burn concerns
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:07:52 -0400
WeWork has opened almost as many new locations in the last 3-1/2 months as it did in the whole first half of this year, likely accelerating the speed with which the office-sharing company is burning through cash as increasingly hard-nosed investors scrutinize its prospects for going public.
As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:55:18 -0400
President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.
Asian shares get trade lift, let down by China data
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:54:48 -0400
Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, though investors remained wary of the damage already done to the global economy.
Turkey's lira flat after Trump threat of 'powerful' U.S. sanctions
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:54:44 -0400
Turkey's lira stood at 5.8985 against the U.S. dollar on Monday, little changed from Friday's close, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on "powerful" sanctions against Turkey over its offensive into northeastern Syria.
Factbox: By the numbers: Japan's Typhoon Hagibis compared to killer 1958 storm
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:49:46 -0400
Typhoon Hagibis, which means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog and made landfall on Japan's main island of Honshu on Saturday evening, could be the worst storm the country has experienced since 1958, the government said.
One person wounded in shooting at Miami-area shopping mall
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:55:01 -0400
Gunfire at a shopping center near Miami on Saturday left one person wounded and SWAT teams searching the mall for suspects, but police said they encountered "no active shooter" at the scene, according to official reports on Twitter.
Hong Kong gears up for pro-democracy rally after latest weekend of unrest
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:46:24 -0400
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan a rally on Monday evening after another weekend of unrest that saw protesters hurl petrol bombs and police reply with tear gas and rubber bullets, as violence in the Chinese-ruled city shows no signs of letting up.
Blizzard Entertainment cuts punishment for HK gamer in protests row
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:46:24 -0400
Blizzard Entertainment has reduced the punishment that it dealt out to a Hong Kong-based Hearthstone esports player for his public support of pro-democracy protests in the city, after its decision sparked controversy among players and the public.
Deadly Los Angeles wildfire burns with subdued fury after change in weather
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:21:47 -0400
Firefighters have tightened their grip on a deadly Los Angeles wildfire burning with subdued fury on Sunday after extremely dry desert winds that had stoked the flames gave way to moister, gentler breezes blowing in from the Pacific.
France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:54:48 -0400
France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias.
Kosgei shatters Radcliffe's world record, Cherono wins men's race
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:37:51 -0400
Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record but former Alberto Salazar coached athletes, including Mo Farah, were never a factor in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.