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UAW says no GM contract extension, union leaders to meet Sunday

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 7:29pm
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said late on Saturday it would not extend its contract with General Motors Co and would decide on a course of action at a meeting of union leaders in Detroit Sunday morning that could result in talks resuming or possibly workers going out on strike.

UAW will not extend GM contract, but no decision on strike

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 6:49pm
The United Auto Workers said late on Saturday that it will not extend its contract with General Motors Co that was set to expire in hours, but would continue to work pending a meeting of senior union officials.

UK's Johnson, likening himself to Incredible Hulk, vows Oct. 31 Brexit

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 5:05pm
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the unruly comic book character The Incredible Hulk late on Saturday in a newspaper interview where he stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31.

After U.S. court ruling, Honduran newlyweds among migrants clinging to asylum dream

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 4:40pm
Led by a dream of marrying on U.S. soil, a young Honduran couple traveled thousands of miles from their home in the port city of La Ceiba, narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Mexico before seeking asylum across the border in Texas.

Saudi energy minister says attacks partially halted Aramco production

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 4:38pm
Saudi Arabian energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Sunday that attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities have partially halted crude and gas production from the world's top oil exporter.

Companies ask judge in U.S. opioid trial to recuse himself

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:53pm
Major drug wholesalers and retailers facing a massive lawsuit for allegedly fostering the nation's opioid crisis asked the judge hearing the case to recuse himself on Saturday.

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:34pm
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend.

U.S. says committed to well-supplied oil markets after attack on Saudi plants

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:03pm
The White House said on Saturday that the United States was committed to keeping oil markets well-supplied in the wake of an attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group.

Snowden says he hopes France will grant him asylum

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 2:51pm
Former U.S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum, according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast on Monday.

Trump tells Saudi leader U.S. ready to help protect Saudi security: SPA

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 1:52pm
U.S. President Donald Trump told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that Washington was ready to cooperate with the kingdom to protect its security, following drone attacks on Saudi oil plants on Saturday, state news agency SPA reported.

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:36am
Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturday.

Houthi drones hit Saudi oil heartland, sources say crude flows disrupted

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:23am
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports.

Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:19am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster Netanyahu's re-election bid just days before Israelis go to the polls.

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:07am
Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

UK condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:51am
Britain condemned a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday, and said that Yemen's Houthi rebel group should stop targeting Saudi civilian and commercial infrastructure.

Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:46am
A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayap├│ tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the Amazon rainforest.

Hong Kong police break up scattered clashes between rival protesters

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:28am
Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, seen becoming hurricane

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:11am
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend.

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:00am
The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said.

Overshadowed by U.S. corruption probe, UAW, GM near contract deadline

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 9:59am
A federal corruption probe of top union officials stirred growing uncertainty about collective bargaining talks on Saturday, as the current labor contract between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors Co was set to expire at the stroke of midnight.