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May's Brexit plan goes pop after 'humiliation' by EU, British media says

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an informal summit in Salzburg.

No major statement is planned by UK PM May on Friday: BBC political editor

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be delivering a major statement on Friday, the BBC's political editor said amid speculation from lawmakers in her Conservative Party that there would be an announcement.

Where are the 'good days'? Challenges mount for India's Modi

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:58am
Narendra Modi swept India's 2014 general election with the slogan "Achhe din (good days) are coming".

Flooding on the horizon for South Carolina, a week after Florence

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:44am
Residents in Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, will prepare on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people.

China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:41am
Hong Kong's first bullet train glides out of a sleek harborfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising fears for some for the territory's cherished freedoms.

Brexit is a warning to populists with simple solutions: Latvian foreign minister

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:37am
Brexit is a lesson to populists everywhere not to promise simple solutions that turn out more difficult than expected, Latvia's foreign minister said, adding that Britain and the EU had no choice but to keep working for an amicable divorce deal.

EU, Britain must treat each other like loving hedgehogs: Juncker

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:23am
The European Union and Britain should treat one another like two hedgehogs in love who do not want to hurt each other, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Austrian newspapers.

UK minister says PM May did not miscalculate at Salzburg EU summit

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:23am
British Prime Minister Theresa May did not miscalculate in negotiations with European Union leaders at this week's informal summit in Salzburg, housing minister James Brokenshire said on Friday.

'Pretence' of UK PM May's Brexit plan has to stop: Scotland's Sturgeon

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:21am
British Prime Minister Theresa May must stop pretending that her plan for the UK to leave the EU, known as Chequers, can work and she must stop the clock on the Brexit withdrawal process, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:15am
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said.

China urges U.S. to withdraw sanctions on Chinese military

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:30am
China's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it strongly urged the United States to withdraw sanctions on the Chinese military, after the Trump administration imposed the penalties for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia.

Caterpillar leans on old playbook to cope with Trump tariffs

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:09am
Six months into the U.S. tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, Caterpillar Inc is finding that one of the best ways it can protect profits is a cost cutting strategy that is more than two years old.

Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas in Florence's aftermath

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:47pm
Flooding from rain-swollen rivers was expected to worsen across the Carolinas on Thursday and the next couple of days in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which killed 36 people in three states, forecasters said.

Over 84,000 without power in North Carolina after Florence

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:47pm
More than 84,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina were still without power on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Florence which hit the state's coast on Sept. 14, according to local power companies.

Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:37pm
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met.

Kavanaugh's accuser ready to testify under certain conditions: New York Times

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:37pm
A lawyer for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, told a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday that Ford would be prepared to testify next week if the terms are fair and her safety is ensured, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:10pm
A 26-year-old woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said.

NAFTA deal not yet in sight, Canada stands firm on auto tariffs

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:01pm
Canada and the United States showed scant sign on Thursday of closing a deal to revamp NAFTA, and Canadian officials made clear Washington needed to withdraw a threat of possible autos tariffs, sources said.

North Korea's Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearization: South Korea's Moon

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:50pm
North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

Industrials lead Dow to record high; tech boosts S&P, Nasdaq

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:44pm
Trade-sensitive industrial stocks led the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record closing high on Thursday, the last of Wall Street's main indexes to fully regain ground since a correction that began in January. All three major U.S. indexes closed higher as trade worries subsided. Technology companies led the Nasdaq higher, along with the S&P 500, which also hit a new closing high.