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UK says Brexit could mean less warning of falling space junk

LONDON (AP) — It turns out the consequences of Brexit may not be confined to Earth.<p>The British government said Thursday that the U.K. may get less warning of falling space debris if the country leaves the bloc without a divorce agreement.<p>The news was one of the more eye-catching items in a …

Downing Street

Leaked video: Google execs bemoan Trump election in 2016

A recently leaked video from 2016 shows Google executives lamenting the election of Donald Trump, who has accused the company of doctoring search results for his name.<p>The video , posted on the Breitbart website, shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin saying that the elevation of Trump was not …

U.S. Politics

Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

<b>Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia.</b><p>China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in "Vostok-2018", with many Chinese armoured vehicles and aircraft. Mongolia is also sending some units.<p>The last Russian …

Cold War

Tesla is restocking and lowering the price of its wireless charging battery bank

<b>Product update:</b> Tesla is bringing back its wireless charger for smartphones with a slightly more reasonable price. Early adopters will enjoy the same …

Wireless Charging

Tesla begins "immediate deliveries" of Model 3 as it aims for Q3 sales targets

<b>Why it matters:</b> Tesla wants to increase its Model 3 sales figures before the end of the third quarter, and that means getting the vehicles to …

Tesla

Vatican promises 'clarifications' to pope cover-up claims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is preparing the "necessary clarifications" about accusations that top Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal, Francis' top advisers said Monday.<p>In a statement, Francis' nine cardinal advisers …

Pope Francis

Cryptocurrency is actually terrible for battling inflation, data shows

Cryptocurrency is often floated as a failsafe for floundering economies. When faced with economic instability, blockchain evangelists are often quick to prescribe Bitcoin (or some other altcoin) as a means of alleviating hyperinflation by being more stable than the local currency.<p>But which is best …

Bitcoin Cash

Political instability facilitates resurgence of Islamic State in Iraq

<b>Simona Foltyn:</b><p>Another chapter in the war against ISIS has begun. At dawn, these soldiers from the emergency response division head out on a special …

Middle East

CBS chief executive Les Moonves is departing amid probe into allegations of sexual misconduct

Leslie Moonves, the powerful longtime chairman and chief executive of CBS, will resign his position in the wake of sexual-assault allegations, concluding a whirlwind six weeks that saw him fall from a perch as one of the country’s most respected media titans.<p>The company announced the news in a …

Wall Street

China vows to respond if U.S. takes new steps on trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will respond if the United States takes any new steps on trade, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after President Donald Trump warned he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States.<p>On Friday, Trump said he was ready to levy …

China

North Korea's Kim sets denuclearization time line, prompting thanks from Trump

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un has given his first time line for denuclearization, aiming for the end of U.S. President Donald Trump's first term, Seoul officials said on Thursday, prompting thanks from Trump who said they would "get it done together".<p>Kim and South Korean …

North Korea

'Microwave weapons' eyed as likely source of mystery ailments for US diplomats in Cuba, scientists say

A team of scientists has singled out what it claims left U.S. diplomats in Cuba sickened by mysterious ailments and symptoms in recent months, according to a new report.<p>Douglas H. Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times …

Cuba

Trade Trumps U.S. Jobs, And Rising Stress In Spain And Italy Is More Important Than The PMI

<b>The first week of a new month features the US jobs data.</b> It is the most important economic report of a new month. It sets the broad tone for much of …

Economy

After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers.<p>Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military …

Military

Argentina IMF deal could mean reversal of Macri's grain tax cuts

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - As Argentina drafts plans to cut its budget deficit to convince nervous investors it can pay its debts, President Mauricio Macri is under increasing pressure to reverse one of his signature policies, cutting farm export taxes.<p>Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne promised to …

Economy

Scoop: Netanyahu asked U.S. to cut aid for Palestinian refugees

Around two weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu privately conveyed a message to the White House stressing that Israel's position …

Israel

Qatar plans to invest billions of dollars in Germany: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Qatar plans to invest billions of dollars more in Germany and will broaden its focus to the country’s medium-sized companies, business newspaper Handelsblatt said in a report due to be published on Monday.<p>Citing diplomatic and company sources, the paper said that the Qatar …

Deutsche Bank

Egypt unveils plan to build glitzy new capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the pyramids, Tahrir Square and the Nile. Egypt is ready to ditch Cairo and build a shiny new capital if the government has its way.<p>Fed up with pollution, traffic gridlock, a packed population with soaring rents and creaking infrastructure, Egypt is teaming up with a developer in the …

Maine inn is all yours for $125 and 200-word winning essay

If owning a lakeside bed and breakfast is your dream, here's your chance. For just $125 and a 200-word essay, the Center Lovell Inn in Maine could be all yours.<p>Innkeeper Janice Sage is running an essay contest to select the new owner. It's kind of a tradition. In 1993, Sage became the owner of the …

ISIS By the Numbers: Foreign Fighter Total Keeps Growing

World<p>The number of Westerners who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS continues to grow, according to U.S. officials, and has now reached 3,400. But the same officials hope that recent military successes against ISIS, and a series of initiatives by Western governments, will reverse …

Ancient site of Khorsabad 'attacked by Isil' as coalition strike on Syria oil refinery kills 30

Iraqi minister concerned over demolition of third ancient site in northern Iraq by Islamic State jihadists<p>Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.<p>Adel Shirshab, the …

Islamic State conflict: Iraqi forces 'push into Tikrit'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1152000/1152389_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537769116_1079f9c677b4f67fe2f2e3f5c079d44f<p><b>Iraqi government forces are advancing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State (IS) militants to fall back to the city centre, officials</b> …

Shia Islam

Obama’s odd series of exaggerated gun claims

By Glenn Kessler<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>“What we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries. I mean by like a mile. And most of that is attributable to the easy, ready availability of firearms, particularly</i> …

Guns

Reddit CEO faces blistering questions during gender discrimination trial

SAN FRANCISCO—A high-stakes gender discrimination lawsuit that has made waves in Silicon Valley took a sharp turn Tuesday as defendant Ellen Pao went …

Gender Discrimination

Associated Press News

Saudi Cleric Says Driving Hurts Women's Ovaries

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Women are fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia right now, but one conservative cleric …

UN inspectors prepare to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons cache

A 20-strong international team of engineers, chemists and paramedics leave the Netherlands for Syria on Monday to embark on the most hazardous mission in the history of disarmament: to dismantle one of the world's biggest chemical weapons arsenals, during a civil war, under extreme deadline …

An Obama-Rouhani Handshake Is 'Too Complicated' for Iran Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update 5:30 p.m.:</i> Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, now committed to an Obama handshake-free UN …

Stocks Sell Off Hard On Debt Ceiling Showdown After Rallying On Obama's UN Speech

In an action packed day, U.S. stocks tumbled into the open but quickly rallied in early trading as President Obama took the floor at the United Nations to address the General Assembly to speak of possible diplomatic efforts with Syria and Iran. Investors had already digested a moderate slowdown in …

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani insisted Tuesday that his country is not a danger to the Middle East or the rest of the world, and that he’s ready to work with the United States “to manage our differences.”<p>“Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or to the region, in ideals or in actual …