Government And Politics

Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

Oct 18, 2018

Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Some critics see a double standard.

Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

Oct 18, 2018

The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected.

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

Oct 18, 2018

President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER."

World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on rates

Oct 18, 2018

Stock markets are mostly lower on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.

UK official challenged at conference on sex abuse

Oct 18, 2018

A demonstrator has confronted U.K. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt at a conference on sex abuse in the aid sector, complaining that women speaking out about such abuse were not being heard

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

Oct 18, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles autocrats

China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Oct 18, 2018

China regrets U.S. withdrawal from UN treaty on international postage

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 18, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

Oct 18, 2018

China's politically sensitive yuan sinks further after US currency report

Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graft

Oct 18, 2018

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has detained former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a case linked to misappropriation of funds in a welfare group

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