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Indonesian survivors desperate to flee disaster zone as death toll climbs

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:30am
Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian camp.

Fast and serious: Vietnam's first domestic car manufacturer bets big

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:18am
At a time when auto companies in the developed world are facing a squeeze on their profits from cash-rich tech firms, Vietnam is betting car-making can be a ticket t o a more prosperous economy, just as it was for the likes of Japan and South Korea.

North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:15am
Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South's defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula.

In Trump win, Canada, U.S. deal saves NAFTA as trilateral pact

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:20am
The United States and Canada forged a last-gasp deal on Sunday to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico, rescuing a three-country, $1.2 trillion open-trade zone that had been about to collapse after nearly a quarter century.

Factbox: Details of the new North America free trade deal

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 2:44am
The United States and Canada forged a last-gasp deal on Sunday to salvage a three-country, $1.2 trillion open-trade zone agreement with Mexico that had been about to collapse after nearly a quarter century.

Indonesia says it needs more heavy equipment, rescuers in quake zone

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 2:21am
Indonesia's disaster agency said more heavy equipment and rescue personnel were needed to help recover bodies after Friday's quake and tsunami disaster.

Sunk costs: Airports taking action against rising seas, storms as climate changes

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 2:15am
Global airport operators, faced with rising sea levels and more powerful storms as the climate changes, are starting to invest in measures including higher runways, seawalls and better drainage systems to future-proof immovable assets.

Fiat Chrysler set to unveil new management structure

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 1:06am
Fiat Chrysler's new boss Mike Manley is expected to unveil his revamped management team on Monday which will aim to keep the carmaker independent and a contender in the industry's race to develop self-driving and electric cars.

Canada, U.S. making 'lots of progress' as NAFTA talks near deadline

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:37pm
With time fast running out, Canadian and U.S. negotiators "made lots of progress" on Sunday on a renewed NAFTA but had still not settled tough issues such as American tariffs and access to Canada's dairy market, an official and sources said.

SEC’s focus on U.S. corporate bosses pays off with Musk settlement

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:36pm
A high-profile settlement with Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk exemplifies a recent push by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go after executives and not just their companies, securities law experts said.

Tesla's SEC deal provides ammunition for U.S. probe, investor lawsuits

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:36pm
Tesla Inc's settlement with U.S. regulators will help soothe investors calling for more oversight of Chief Executive Elon Musk, experts said, even as it gives ammunition to short-sellers pursing separate cases and to a probe by the Justice Department.

Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 4:43pm
Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Four in 10 believe allegations against Kavanaugh, three in 10 do not: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 4:42pm
Four in 10 Americans believe sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while three in 10 do not and the rest do not know, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that split largely along party lines.

Macedonia leader vows to press on with name change despite referendum failure

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 4:38pm
Macedonia's prime minister pledged on Sunday to press on with a vote in parliament to change the country's name to resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece, despite failing to secure the 50 percent turnout at a referendum required to make it valid.

Macedonia name referendum fails to reach turnout threshold: election commission

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 3:54pm
A referendum to change the name of Macedonia failed to secure the 50 percent turnout required to make the vote valid, the head of the election commission said on Sunday.

White House adviser Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:44pm
Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that she was the victim of sexual assault and that women who survive such experiences should be heard.

Main Iraqi Kurdish party says it may reject regional election result

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 1:59pm
One of the dominant Kurdish parties in northern Iraq said it might not recognize the results of Sunday's parliamentary election and then appeared to backtrack, injecting uncertainty into a region demoralized by a failed independence bid.

Indonesia mourns as death toll from quake jumps to 832

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 1:49pm
The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday, with authorities fearing the numbers will climb as rescuers grappled to get aid to outlying communities cut off from communications and help.

Trump to be briefed on NAFTA talks progress on Sunday: U.S. source

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 1:36pm
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House adviser Jared Kushner planned to brief President Donald Trump on Sunday on progress in talks between Canadian and U.S. officials on NAFTA, a U.S. source familiar with the discussions said.

Iran foreign minister blasts Trump officials over consulate closure

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 1:22pm
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday denied that his country was responsible for increased threats against a U.S. consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra.