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China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:36am
China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after traveling from France to his home country.

Chill in the air as Pompeo meets Chinese counterparts in Beijing

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:35am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi aired their grievances in the open on Monday during a brief visit to Beijing by Washington's top diplomat, amid worsening relations.

Local gun groups flex muscle in state politics, sidestepping the NRA

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:30am
When Missouri Senate Bill 656 was introduced in 2016, it was relatively modest legislation that proposed capping the amount county sheriffs could charge for a concealed handgun permit.

Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:16am
London's High Court on Monday blocked an attempt to bring legal action against Alphabet Inc's Google over claims it had collected sensitive data from more than 4 million iPhone users although it said the company's actions had been "wrongful".

Economics of climate change win Nobel Prize for U.S. duo

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 6:01am
Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting economic theory to take better account of environmental issues and technological progress, shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday.

Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 5:51am
The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says.

Children trickle back to school in Indonesia quake city to find friends

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 5:33am
Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and to help gather data on how many will be coming back 10 days after a major earthquake and tsunami hit their city.

Google welcomes UK court block on claim over data collection

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 5:21am
Google welcomed a decision on Monday by London's High Court to block an attempt to bring legal action over claims it had collected sensitive data from 4 million iPhone users in England and Wales.

Haiti quake kills at least 14, aftershock jolts nervous residents

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 5:03am
An earthquake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country.

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate works on a coalition

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 4:02am
The main political adviser to Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said he will work Monday to stitch together alliances with individual lawmakers to ensure a runoff victory for the former Army captain.

U.N. warns world must take 'unprecedented' steps to avert worst effects of global warming

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:32am
Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as well as the loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday.

Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into missile, nuclear sites

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:26am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ready to allow international inspectors into the North's nuclear and missile testing sites, one of the main sticking points over an earlier denuclearization pledge.

Victims in horrific limo crash were friends, family headed to birthday party

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:22am
Two pairs of newly weds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another were among the 20 victims when a stretch limousine taking passengers to a surprise birthday party crashed in upstate, New York, according to media reports on Monday.

UBS goes on trial in France over alleged tax fraud

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:17am
Swiss bank UBS Group AG , its French unit and six top executives go on trial on Monday after a long-running investigation into allegations they helped wealthy clients avoid taxes in France.

Bolsonaro transforms tiny Brazil party into congressional powerhouse

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:33am
Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro turned his party from a footnote in a crowded Congress into a national behemoth on Sunday, underscoring a seismic shift in Latin America's biggest nation as voters raged against the political establishment.

Factbox: U.N. report on keeping global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:27am
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on Monday saying temperatures were likely to rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues at its current pace.

Pompeo says North Korea's Kim ready to allow inspectors into nuclear, missile sites

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:21pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ready to allow international inspectors into the North's nuclear and missile sites.

Right-winger leads Brazil election, heading for run-off

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 6:22pm
Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro took a commanding lead in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, but the contest was likely to extend to a second round of voting between him and leftist former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, according to exit polls and initial results.

New York limousine crash kills 20 in deadliest U.S. vehicle accident since 2009

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:48pm
Twenty people were killed in rural upstate New York when a limousine collided with another vehicle, New York State Police said on Sunday.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un says talks with Pompeo 'productive and wonderful': KCNA

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:23pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday as "productive and wonderful," state media KCNA said on Monday, striking a positive tone compared with a previous state media stance when talks were stalled.