• Torn by Brexit, Labour to vote on way out of the crisis
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 17 minutes ago
    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party prepared to vote Monday on a new Brexit strategy that could unite its warring factions and avoid a potential drubbing in early polls. Britain is hurtling toward its October 31 departure from the European Union without an exit agreement and facing the threat of border…
  • Thomas Cook collapse: Operation begins to bring home 150,000 stranded holidaymakers
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 41 minutes ago
    Thomas Cook collapses as thousands left stranded abroad FTSE 100 dipped by 0.2% on Friday, registering its first weekly loss in three Dow closed down 0.6 percent at 26,935.07 Oliver Gill: The airline bosses who will welcome Cook's fall ​Thomas Cook has collapsed into liquidation, a failure that consigns the most iconic name…
  • Iran Demands a $15 Billion Credit Before Resuming Talks With Trump and EU
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 2 hours ago
    Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily BeastForeign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday that Iran would not resume talks with President Donald Trump and his administration until a French plan to credit Tehran $15 billion goes into full effect.“The credit we are talking about is not a charity. We are a…
  • France says top issue is de-escalation _ not US-Iran talks
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 2 hours ago
    France’s top diplomat said Sunday the most pressing issue following attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil installations is not a potential meeting between the leaders of the United States and Iran but whether it’s possible to de-escalate the current “dangerous” situation. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a news conference…
  • 'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 3 hours ago
    The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance. Growing fear of military…
  • Markets face major risks over lax climate forecasts, top investors warn
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 3 hours ago
    Financial markets risk major disruptions by relying on business-as-usual forecasts that underestimate the impact of climate-change policies that are expected to abruptly tighten next decade, a leading group of investors has warned. The report by the U.N.-backed Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI), representing investors with $86 trillion of assets under…
  • At UN General Assembly, Iran and US historically at odds
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 3 hours ago
    Iran has often commanded center stage at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, turning the organization’s headquarters into an arena for arguments over the Persian Gulf’s daily complexities and hostilities. As Tehran’s leadership prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, there are fears that a wider conflict,…
  • Trump visits 2 key states with leaders of India, Australia
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 3 hours ago
    President Donald Trump’s run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a recycled paper factory being opened by…
  • US emphasizes diplomacy in standoff with Iran
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 4 hours ago
    The United States said Sunday it will make its case against Iran at the United Nations this week, insisting it wants to give diplomacy “every opportunity to succeed” in the wake of a devastating attack on a vital Saudi oil complex. Setting the stage for President Donald Trump’s address to…
  • UK opposition Labour to vote on Brexit stance
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 5 hours ago
    Britain’s Labour Party will on Monday decide between two possible Brexit policies: to campaign to remain in the European Union at a second referendum or defer a decision on what stance to take until after an election, a Labour source said on Sunday. The unexpected decision to put two possible…
  • Billions of euros, millions of jobs: Europe's carmakers warn on no-deal Brexit
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 5 hours ago
    A month before Britain is due to quit the European Union, the bloc’s car-makers have joined forces to warn of billions of euros in losses in the event of a no-deal Brexit with production stoppages costing 50,000 pounds a minute in Britain alone. Britain is scheduled to quit the EU…
  • Pompeo to meet with Russia's top diplomat Lavrov at UN
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    New York (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will on Friday meet with top Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the state department announced Sunday.
  • Johnson Takes Bid for Brexit Deal to New York as Clock Runs Down
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 5 hours ago
    (Bloomberg) — Boris Johnson will start a week of intense diplomacy on Monday, as he tries to push for a Brexit deal on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The U.K. prime minister will hold meetings with all the key players — German Chancellor Angela Merkel,…
  • U.K. Labour Pledges to Fund Elderly Care as Brexit Splits Harden
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 5 hours ago
    (Bloomberg) — Labour treasury spokesman John McDonnell will seek to reunite the U.K.’s main opposition party behind a pledge to guarantee free adult social care after a weekend of splits over Brexit.Labour’s National Care Service will provide older people with free help for daily tasks, including getting out of bed,…
  • Eyeing elections, Britain's Labour plan care spending boost
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 5 hours ago
    Britain’s opposition Labour Party will on Monday set out a 6 billion pound per year plan to help look after elderly people, as it pitches its economic agenda for a socialist-run country at the party’s annual conference. Labour is hoping to use the Brexit chaos engulfing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s…
  • Trump heads to UN amid tensions with Iran, questions over call with Ukrainian leader
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 6 hours ago
    President Donald Trump will join leaders from around the world as they converge in New York City this week for the United Nations General Assembly, an annual high-profile diplomatic gathering. “I think for President Trump at the U.N., the hope is the third time is the charm,” said Jon Alterman,…
  • Iran 'ready to release' British-flagged  tanker
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 6 hours ago
    Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker detained by Iran on July 19, will be released soon, an Iranian maritime official said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. The Stena Impero was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations, two weeks…
  • Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 6 hours ago
    * Whistleblower scandal swirls over Washington * Q&A: What is the Trump-Ukraine scandal about?Donald Trump, his aides and allies went on the offensive on Sunday, over what the president claims is un-investigated corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.In return, the Democratic chair of the House intelligence committee…
  • Chinese journalists will have to pass a government test on Marxism and President Xi Jinping to be granted press passes
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 6 hours ago
    'Pilot tests' will be issued to Chinese journalists starting next month via an app to test their loyalty to President Xi Jinping to get press passes.
  • UPDATE 2-France says main priority is to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 6 hours ago
    France’s foreign minister said on Sunday his country’s main aim at this week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran and that a meeting between their presidents was not the top priority. “The meeting between (U.S.) President (Donald) Trump and (Iranian) President (Hassan)…
  • Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 7 hours ago
    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Arab parties backed a candidate…
  • World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 7 hours ago
    Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. As if to underscore the seriousness of the problem, the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization released a science report Sunday showing that in the last several years, warming, sea level…
  • Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 8 hours ago
    President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region. “Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region,” Rouhani said before a…
  • Iran's president warns America to 'stay away' as it unveils long range missiles that could strike US bases
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 8 hours ago
    Iran’s president has warned American and other foreign forces to “stay away” from the region, as Tehran paraded long-range missile capable of reaching American bases.  Hassan Rouhani said the presence of such troops in the Gulf has always brought “pain and misery”, in a speech made at an annual military…
  • Retired British colonel helps secure release of Iranian soldier held by Somali pirates
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 9 hours ago
    An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates was freed because he was dying of malnutrition, a former British army officer who helped negotiate his release has said. Three other Iranian hostages remain in Somalia. "This guy was dying – he looked like a skeleton. He was bleeding internally. He had severe…
  • Tapper Corners Mnuchin: Wouldn’t You Find it Inappropriate if Obama Asked Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Kids?
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 9 hours ago
    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin found himself in a rhetorical trap of his own making on Sunday when CNN’s Jake Tapper cornered the treasury chief as he defended President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.During his appearance on…
  • Career diplomat to represent US at UN climate summit
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 9 hours ago
    As world leaders head to New York for a climate summit called by the United Nations, the United States will be represented by a career diplomat. Marcia Bernicat, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs, “will represent the United States at the…
  • Iraq officials: New strike targets military base, no damage
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 10 hours ago
    An Iraqi security official and a militia commander say a new airstrike has targeted a military base in the western Anbar province. The airstrike was the latest in a series of unclaimed strikes on weapons depots and bases of Iran-backed militias in Iraq. The Popular Mobilization Forces blame the string…
  • 'We do want a peaceful resolution to this': Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Iran
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 10 hours ago
    'We do want a peaceful resolution to this': Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Iran originally appeared on abcnews.go.comAs tensions continue between the United States and Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "We do want a peaceful resolution to this. That is our objective."In his interview with ABC's "This…
  • 'Coherent strategy' with allies needed on Iran: Former Defense Secretary Mattis
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 10 hours ago
    Iran is “continuing to do what they’ve done for nearly four decades now,” former Defense Secretary James Mattis told ABC’s “This Week,” and the Trump administration needs to “build trust that we have a coherent strategy” on Iran following the country’s alleged Sept. 14 attack on Saudi oil facilities. “They…
  • Labour's Brexit Splits Risk Undermining Party Ahead of Election
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 10 hours ago
    (Bloomberg) — U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is struggling to keep his party together as senior members demand an unambiguous commitment to staying in the European Union before a general election expected in the fall.Corbyn said his party is pledging to hold a second referendum on Brexit if it’s elected…
  • The Latest: Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 10 hours ago
    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament has endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister. With that nod, Gantz looks to edge by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu in the number of lawmakers who will endorse him. Representatives of the Joint List of Arab parties told President Reuven Rivlin…
  • Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    UNITED NATIONS — This is the world we live in: Punishing heat waves, catastrophic floods, huge fires and climate conditions so uncertain that children took to the streets en masse in global protests to demand action.But this is also the world we live in: A pantheon of world leaders who…
  • UN Secretary-General: 'Climate is becoming an electoral issue'
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    The United Nations (UN) is intending to push countries to act on climate change, and believes that the global sentiment is ripe for states to further commitments.
  • A Crackdown on Islam Is Spreading Across China
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    YINCHUAN, China — In China's northwest, the government is stripping the most overt expressions of the Islamic faith from a picturesque valley where most residents are devout Muslims. Authorities have destroyed domes and minarets on mosques, including one in a small village near Linxia, a city known as "Little Mecca."Similar…
  • Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    Iran’s president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal. Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at…
  • Can We Make Destroying the Amazon a Crime Against Humanity?
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    Since August, as vast stretches of the Amazon rainforest were being reduced to ashes and outrage and calls for action intensified, a group of lawyers and activists who have been advancing a radical idea have seen a silver lining in the unfolding tragedy: One day, a few years from now,…
  • Standoffs With Iran Test Trump's Resolve to Use Military Force
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    WASHINGTON — By the time President Donald Trump met with congressional leaders on the afternoon of June 20, he had already decided to retaliate against Iran for shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone. But for once, he kept his cards close to the vest, soliciting advice rather than doing all…
  • British expats take to streets in Spain to protest Brexit uncertainty
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    Dozens of Britons took to the streets of Malaga in southern Spain on Sunday to raise awareness of their uncertain future once the UK leaves the EU.  The group of protesters held up placards which said "No Brexit" and "They're trying to make us leave the EU," while many were…
  • British press spun 'positive' Brexit meeting with Boris Johnson: EU leader
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 11 hours ago
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said his meeting last week with British PM Boris Johnson regarding the looming Brexit deal deadline was "positive," despite negative reports from the British press.
  • Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 12 hours ago
    Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 percent covered by forest, with $150 million (136 million euros) to battle deforestation, according to…
  • North Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 12 hours ago
    A mother and son who defected from North Korea are believed to have died of starvation after their bodies were uncovered two months after they were last seen. The women who were mourning were North Korean defectors who had never met the deceased before but they claimed the same death…
  • Tanzania rebuked by WHO amid suspicion of covering up Ebola cases
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 12 hours ago
    The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency. The statement Saturday says Tanzania's government "despite several requests" has not…
  • Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 13 hours ago
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. Johnson is likely to be dogged by Brexit throughout his three-day trip to…
  • UPDATE 3-Pompeo says U.S. mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 13 hours ago
    The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defense,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Speaking to Fox News Sunday, Pompeo added that he was confident U.S. President Donald Trump…
  • Iran rejects prospect of talks with Trump at UN and says country ready to resist 'militarily'
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 13 hours ago
    Iran’s top diplomats have said they will not enter into negotiations until the US stops its campaign of “maximum pressure” on Tehran, making bilateral talks between leaders attending the meeting of United Nations General Assembly this week highly unlikely.Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told The Independent that “maximum pressure”…
  • Sudan's new PM launches probe into protesters' deaths
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 13 hours ago
    Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country’s pro-democracy uprising. According to the protesters, at least 128 people were killed and hundreds wounded when security forces violently dispersed the protesters’…
  • Israel begins cutting Palestinian electricity, citing debts
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 14 hours ago
    Israel’s national electric company says it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank due to a financial dispute. The Israel Electric Co. said Sunday that it took the step because the Jerusalem District Electricity Co., the Palestinians’ main power distributor, has debts of roughly…
  • Germany's Greens promise to strengthen climate plan after protests
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 15 hours ago
    Germany’s Greens said on Sunday they planned to use their strength in the upper house of parliament to sharpen a government climate protection package that disappointed many activists. The party’s Winfried Kretschmann – the popular premier of Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of Germany’s richest and most industrialised states – said the package…
  • Corbyn Gambles on Keeping Referendum Stance Open: Brexit Update
    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - 15 hours ago
    (Bloomberg) — U.K. opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would hold a second referendum on Brexit by June if it wins a majority in a general election this year — but wouldn’t say which way he would vote. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said there will need to…