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Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite policy doubts

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:31pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his candidacy on Sunday for a ruling party leadership election he is expected to win, despite low expectations for his economic policies and doubts over his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Mexico, U.S. closing in on NAFTA deal, talks to resume Monday

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:17pm
U.S. and Mexican trade negotiators are close to squaring away bilateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and will resume talks on Monday morning, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday.

U.S.-Mexico NAFTA talks to continue Monday: minister

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 9:12pm
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday evening that bilateral negotiations with the United States over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were advancing and that talks would continue on Monday.

Gunman kills two at video game tournament in Florida

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 8:38pm
A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police said.

Musk's U-turn on Tesla deal could intensify his legal, regulatory woes

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 5:20pm
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's decision to abruptly abandon a plan to take his electric carmaker private will not resolve his mounting regulatory and legal woes, and may even make them worse, some securities lawyers said.

Gunman kills four at video game tournament in Florida

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 5:12pm
A gunman killed four people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire at a video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, police and local media said.

Former top Vatican official says pope should resign over abuse crisis

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:48pm
A former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign, in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider.

John McCain, war hero and 'maverick Republican', dies at 81

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:19pm
U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran for president in 2008 as a maverick Republican and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday. He was 81.

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:02pm
French President Emmanuel Macron's government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms as weaker than expected growth puts pressure on the budget deficit, the prime minister said on Sunday.

Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 3:07pm
U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as "The Odd Couple," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Lost in Yonkers," died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representatives said.

Facts about U.S. playwright Neil Simon

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:48pm
U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who reigned on Broadway through five decades and made an impact on Hollywood as well, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representatives said.

Mexico, U.S. likely 'hours' away from agreement on NAFTA: minister

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:43pm
U.S. and Mexican trade negotiators are "hours" away from squaring away bilateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) but work with Canada is likely to stretch into September, a top Mexican official said on Sunday.

Mexico minister says can't declare NAFTA victory yet

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:43pm
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Sunday that he couldn't yet declare victory in bilateral talks with the United States over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Myanmar court to deliver verdicts on jailed Reuters reporters

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:41pm
A court in Myanmar is set to hand down verdicts on Monday in the case of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents.

Zimbabwe's president takes oath as U.S censure hangs over vote

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:09pm
Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency on Sunday, as he took the oath of office following a divisive election that U.S. observers said had called the country's democratic credentials into question.

Pope begs forgiveness for 'state of shame' inflicted on Ireland

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:52am
Pope Francis on Sunday begged forgiveness for the multitude of abuses suffered by victims in Ireland at the hand of the church over decades as he concluded a tour of the once deeply Catholic country watched by parishioners and protesters.

North Korea newspaper blasts 'double-dealing' U.S. after Pompeo's trip canceled

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:46am
North Korea's state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of "double-dealing" and "hatching a criminal plot" against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly canceled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:30am
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to bring peace and safety to Iraq and areas in Syria not under Turkish control and said terrorist organizations in those areas would be eliminated.

Chinese authorities say Didi bears 'unshirkable responsibility' for passenger's death

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:14am
China's police and transport ministry said on Sunday the country's largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing had "unshirkable responsibility" for a ride-sharing passenger being raped and killed by a driver in the eastern city of Wenzhou.

Eight die in Chicago fire, including six children

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 9:50am
A fire on Chicago's West Side early Sunday morning killed eight people, including six children, and critically injured two others, a fire official said.

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