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Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:51pm
Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's ousted Saudi-backed government.

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:33am
Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers - sources

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:13am
The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.

Court documents show U.S. seeks seizure of Iranian tanker violating sanctions

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:48am
Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:47am
A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:31am
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Hong Kongers rally against government under stormy skies

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:19am
Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hanging

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:15am
New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 9:19am
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 8:03am
Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 7:16am
Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.

India eases some curbs in Kashmir, including fixed line phone use

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 6:59am
Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug. 5.

'You can still sense the love': Baby boomers revel at Woodstock 50 years on

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 5:13am
Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture.

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 2:57am
The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar.

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 2:22am
The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any formal peace talks.

Australian police tell Chinese to keep peace after scuffles at rally over Hong Kong

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 2:15am
Police in Melbourne issued a warning on Saturday after small scuffles erupted between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protest movement during a rally attended by several hundred people from the city's Chinese community on Friday evening.

Alibaba and the $15 billion question: Amid Hong Kong's protests, when to list?

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 1:07am
Hong Kong's political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China's biggest e-commerce company is now considering several timetables.

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:46am
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.

Exclusive: U.S. to extend Huawei's partial reprieve on supply curbs - sources

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:24pm
The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, sources familiar with the situation said.

North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again: KCNA

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:14pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.