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Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. for halting funds to U.N. agency

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 2:24pm
Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency, warning that it would lead to more poverty, anger and instability in the Middle East.

Jordan says U.S. move to halt U.N. refugee agency funding fuels radicalism

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 2:24pm
Jordan said on Saturday it regretted a U.S. decision to halt funding to a United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, saying it would only fuel radicalism and harm prospects for Middle East peace.

Far-right, anti-fascist protests end peacefully in German city

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 2:22pm
German police in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday halted a march by far-right groups protesting last weekend's fatal stabbing of a man, allegedly by two migrants, after a few dozen anti-fascist demonstrators tried to barge toward the crowd.

Iran rejects Reuters report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 1:29pm
Iran on Saturday rejected a Reuters report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq, saying it aimed to hurt Iran's ties with neighbors, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.

Demonstrators call on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 1:22pm
Dozens of people marched through Myanmar's largest city Yangon on Saturday, calling on the government to release Reuters journalists on trial for allegedly collecting state secrets, and to demand press freedom.

Israeli minister praises U.S. funding cut for U.N. refugee agency

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:33pm
The United States' decision to cut funding for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees is a "realistic view of the situation and supports Israel's position", a senior Israeli minister said on Saturday.

Amsterdam stabbing suspect had 'terrorist' motive, officials say

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:28pm
An Afghan man shot by police at Amsterdam's central station on Friday after stabbing two American tourists had a "terrorist" motive, city officials said on Saturday.

Out of Sorrell's shadow, Mark Read poised for top job at ad giant WPP

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:49am
The unassuming Mark Read will embark on the unenviable role of running WPP this week, tasked with reshaping a group at the center of seismic industry change following the departure of the world's most high profile advertising boss Martin Sorrell.

McCain motorcade departs U.S. Capitol en route to cathedral

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 8:48am
A motorcade bearing the body of Senator John McCain departed the U.S. Capitol and was en route early on Saturday to the Washington National Cathedral for a memorial to be attended by political leaders, but not by President Donald Trump.

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. sanctions counter-productive: TASS

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 5:06am
U.S. sanctions against Russia are counter-productive but Moscow is ready for dialogue once the U.S. side is ready for talks with mutual respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, TASS state news agency reported.

U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 4:13am
The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration.

Obama, Bush to eulogize former political foe McCain at cathedral service

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:55am
Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will lead mourners on Saturday in a service for the late John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero whose bids for the White House were dashed by the two men.

North Korea preparing toned-down military parade: analysts

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:52pm
Satellite imagery shows North Korea is poised to stage another military parade amid new worries that diplomatic efforts on denuclearization are stalling, though analysts say it is unclear whether it will showcase any of the country's largest ballistic missiles.

Aretha Franklin's gospel roots celebrated at Queen of Soul's funeral

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:05pm
A Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on Friday as family, friends and fans of Aretha Franklin bid rousing farewell to the Queen of Soul at a funeral that featured tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:39pm
The funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday also briefly became an impromptu forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues critical to the African American community.

Apple self-driving car rear ended during road testing

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:22pm
An Apple Inc self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company's Silicon Valley headquarters this month, the company said in an accident report posted on Friday that confirmed the iPhone maker is still in the race to build autonomous vehicles.

FBI arrests New Mexico compound members on new charges

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:03pm
Five residents of a New Mexico compound were arrested on Friday by the FBI for violating firearms and conspiracy laws in what one of their lawyers described as a "bad development" for the group, who are accused of planning anti-government attacks.

U.N. Palestinian refugees agency voices regret, surprise at U.S. halting funds

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:28pm
A U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees said a U.S. decision on Friday to halt funding was disappointing and surprising, and rejected the U.S. assertion that its programs were irredeemably flawed.

No time for new North Carolina voting maps, groups tell court

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:27pm
Groups who successfully sued North Carolina over Republican-constructed congressional maps that a court ruled to be illegally drawn for partisan purposes said on Friday there is not enough time to put in place new lines ahead of the November elections.

Disney World workers reach tentative agreement on wages

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:01pm
Walt Disney World workers have reached a tentative agreement with parent Walt Disney Co regarding wages, union body International Brotherhood of Teamsters said on Friday.