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Saudi attacks threaten U.S. gasoline price hikes, particularly in California

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:17pm
U.S. motorists most likely to feel the hit from rising gas prices following the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities are on the West Coast, which accounts for nearly half of all of U.S. crude imports from the kingdom.

Hong Kong reopens after violent weekend of clashes and protests

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:47pm
Hong Kong's businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol bombs outside government headquarters.

Ric Ocasek, singer for The Cars, dies at 75

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:01pm
Ric Ocasek, the idiosyncratic lead singer and chief songwriter of the 1970s and 80s hook-heavy hitmakers The Cars, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 75.

'Very difficult' for China's economy to grow 6% or faster: Premier Li

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:30pm
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is "very difficult" for China's economy to grow at a rate of 6% or more because of the high base from which it was starting and the complicated international backdrop.

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in new letter: report

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:10pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.

Trump rebuffs Kavanaugh impeachment calls after new sexual misconduct report

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:57pm
U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Democrats' calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report involving sexual misconduct allegations, encouraging Kavanaugh to sue for libel and suggesting the Justice Department could "rescue" him.

Trump says 'incorrect' he is willing to meet Iran with 'no conditions'

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:20pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to play down the chances that he might be willing to meet with Iranian officials, saying reports that he would do so without conditions were not accurate.

As talks falter, UAW calls first national strike against GM since 2007

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:19pm
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight on Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.

U.S. 'locked and loaded' after attacks on Saudi Arabia: Trump

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:15pm
The United States believes it knows who was behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and is "locked and loaded," but is waiting for verification and for a Saudi assessment of responsibility before deciding how to proceed, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday.

Trump urges GM, UAW to resolve contract dispute

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:10pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union should "get together and make a deal." Trump tweeted about five hours before the union is set launch its first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.

Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties – sources   

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:07pm
Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the general election in May, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Explainer: Attack on Saudi leaves world without spare oil capacity

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 6:06pm
The strike on the heartland of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including damage to the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility, has driven oil prices to their highest level in nearly four months.

Trump authorizes release of U.S. oil reserves if needed because of Saudi attacks

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:15pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he authorized the release of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) if needed in a quantity to be determined because of Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

UK PM Johnson: Progress in next few days key to Brexit deal chances

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:08pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the next few days would be key to his chances of securing a Brexit deal, and that an agreement with the European Union was still his aim and still possible.

UAW calls first nationwide strike against GM since 2007

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:37am
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.

Iran rejects U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:36am
Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles.

U.N. chief condemns Saudi attacks, calls for restraint

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:36am
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and called on those involved to prevent escalation.

U.S. won't rule out Trump-Rouhani meeting after blaming Iran for Saudi attacks

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:33am
The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

Factbox: Attacks, incidents heightening Gulf tensions since May

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:32am
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output.

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:25am
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up.