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Trump administration takes aim at International Criminal Court, PLO

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:14pm
The Trump administration on Monday threatened tough action against the International Criminal Court should it try to prosecute Americans for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan and said the PLO's office in Washington would be closed for seeking to punish Israel through the court.

Dallas grand jury to examine police officer's fatal shooting of neighbor

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:46pm
Texas prosecutors will convene a grand jury to investigate and possibly change a manslaughter charge against a Dallas police officer who fatally shot a man in his apartment last week, as the victim's mother demands more answers.

Julie Chen, wife of departed CBS CEO, takes time off from 'The Talk'

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:38pm
TV host Julie Chen, the wife of former CBS Corp Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, said on Monday she was taking a few days off from daytime show "The Talk" to spend time with her family.

U.S., Europe optimism helps global stock index dodge trade war dread

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:27pm
An index of global stock markets rose on Monday for the first time in eight trading sessions on optimism about policy from Italy to the United States, dodging anxiety about the U.S.-China trade war.

Iran ordered to pay $104.7 million over 1996 truck bomb attack: U.S. judge

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:12pm
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Monday ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a June 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. military personnel, though it is unclear when and how the plaintiffs might collect.

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:11pm
Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform.

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina kept in jail

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:58pm
A U.S. judge on Monday firmly rejected a bid by accused Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from jail pending trial, calling her a "very real" flight risk, and granted a prosecution request for a gag order in the high-profile case.

U.S. MMA fighter Jeff Monson elected to local council in Russia

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:40pm
U.S. mixed martial arts fighter Jeffrey Monson, granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in May, was elected on Sunday to the council of deputies of a small city just outside Moscow, official election results showed on Monday.

Exclusive: Venezuela signs oil deals similar to ones rolled back under Chavez - document

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:32pm
Venezuela has agreed to hand over at least seven oil fields to little-known companies that will be paid to boost output through contracts similar to ones rolled back under late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, according to two sources and an internal document.

Sweden faces complex coalition talks after far-right gains

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:20am
Sweden faced weeks of uncertainty after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs emerged in a dead heat from an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigrant platform.

Volkswagen investors seek $11 billion damages over dieselgate scandal

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:17am
Volkswagen went on trial on Monday to face investors seeking 9.2 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in compensation, arguing the carmaker should have informed shareholders earlier about its diesel pollution scandal.

CBS CEO Moonves resigns amid new allegations of sexual misconduct

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:15am
Leslie Moonves, the top executive at CBS Corp since 2006 and a major figure at the broadcast network and media company for more than two decades, resigned on Sunday amid a new wave of allegations against him of sexual assault and harassment.

Hurricane Florence to become major hurricane soon, forecasters say

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:14am
Hurricane Florence strengthened early on Monday, packing maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 kph), and forecasters warned that it is "expected to become a major hurricane very soon" as it churns toward the U.S. East Coast.

House Republicans target more tax cuts as elections near

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:11am
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to unveil another round of tax cuts this week, hoping to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections.

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:06am
A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.

Spotlight on Alibaba CEO Zhang as Jack Ma starts retirement countdown

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:43am
Unlike his charismatic boss, Jack Ma, Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang isn't usually one to grab the limelight, let alone make kung fu movies with superstars or dance in public.

Man arrested after seven wounded in Paris knife attack

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:38am
French police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday, police and judicial sources said on Monday, adding there was no initial indication the incident was linked to terrorism.

World shares face longest losing streak since January 2016

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:25am
World shares were flirting with their longest run of declines since early 2016 on Monday, hit by rising anxiety about the U.S.-China trade war and another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve later this month.

Florence to become a major hurricane Monday morning: NHC

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:24am
Florence is expected to become a major hurricane on Monday morning and to remain one through Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down in one year, hand baton to CEO Zhang

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:14am
Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman in one year to concentrate on philanthropy and education, passing on the reins to trusted lieutenant Daniel Zhang.

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