Friday, September 20, 2019

World

Canada’s Trudeau Faces Backlash Over Brownface Photo From 2001

Toronto - Confessing a "massive blind spot" in his thinking, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a photo surfaced of him in brownface at a...

Iran: No Trump-Rouhani Meeting Scheduled During UN General Assembly

Tehran - Iran said on Monday that President Hassan Rouhani will not meet with U.S. President Donald Trump next week at the U.N. General Assembly, even though Washington has repeate...

Big Global Climate Protests On Friday Get Union Support

Berlin - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend thei...

BDS Co-Founder Omar Barghouti To Speak At Labour Party Conference Festival

London - Palestinian activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti will speak on a panel at an event taking place alongside the British Labour Party Conference. Bar...

Energy prices Spike After Saudi Oil Attack, US Blaming Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Global energy prices spiked on Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on r...

Trump: US Locked and Loaded for Response to Attack on Saudis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a r...

Attack on Saudi Oil Sites Sparks US-Iran Tension, Spike in Oil Prices Anticipated

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel reg...
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1997 file photo, Khaled al-Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco, watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia. According to an assessment published Monday, April 1, 2019, by Moody's Investors Services, the net profits of Saudi Aramco reached $111 billion last year. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)

Iran Dismisses US Allegation It Was Behind Saudi Oil Attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an o...

Saudi Arabia: Drone Attacks Knocked Out Half Its Oil Supply

Dubai - Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting ...

British Trade Unions Reaffirm Support For Boycotting Israel

United Kingdom - The leaders of British trade unions, which for years have expressed support for various forms of boycott against Israel, passed a motion seen as endorsing the meas...

China To Lift Punitive Tariffs On Some US Products

Beijing - China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the...

Trump Administration Assures ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign On Iran In Force

Washington - The Trump administration assured on Thursday that its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran will continue, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amid mixed si...

Putin, Netanyahu Meet Before Israeli Parliamentary Election

Moscow - Ahead of Israel's early parliamentary election next week, Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin has an interest in who wins power. Putin spoke Thursday at t...
FILE - Aerialist Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope during a promotional event in midtown Manhattan, with the Empire State Building behind him, in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -/File Photo

Dare Devils Walk Across Rope 1,000ft Above Moscow to set a new Guinness World Record

In an attempt to break the world record for tightrope crossing between urban buildings, a group of adrenaline junkies set up a tightrope between two of Moscow's tallest towers, all...

Saudis Condemn Israeli PM’s West Bank Annexations Plans

Jerusalem - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election vow to annex parts of the West Bank as a "very dangerous escalation," addin...

US Drops 40 Tons Of Bombs On ISIS-‘Infested’ Island In Iraq [VIDEO]

Baghdad - The U.S.-led coalition says American warplanes have dropped 36,000 kilograms (40 tons) of bombs on an Island in the Tigris River "infested" with members of the Islamic St...

North Korea Confirms 2nd Test Of Multiple Rocket Launcher

Seoul, SKorea - North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un observed the test-launch of a super-large multiple rocket launcher, the latest in a series of weapons tests performed ...

UK Opposition Rages At Johnson After He Suspends Parliament

London - Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedente...

Zarif Says Israel & US ‘Want’ War, After Getting Busted With Seceret Nuclear Site

Tehran - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “crying wolf” after Netanyahu revealed the existence of a previ...

Canadian Government Will Appeal Court Ruling Against West Bank Wines

Montreal - The Canadian government said it would appeal a federal court ruling that wines made in the West Bank cannot be labeled a “Product of Israel.” A July 29 ruling by the ...