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China is trying to navigate through multiple challenges after its trade war with the United States sparked a blistering sell-off in domestic stock markets and a steep decline in the yuan versus the dollar, heightening worries about its growth outlook. "I am not concerned about that destabilizing our markets," Mnuchin said in an interview with Reuters in Jerusalem at the start of a Middle East visit and after data on Friday showed a cooling U.S. economy. It marked the weakest year-on-year quarterly gross domestic product growth since the first quarter of 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis.
ABC News' Paula Faris is on the campaign trail with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke as they vie for the U.S. Senate in Texas.
SYDNEY (AP) - The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has had her schedule cut back during her first royal tour, after a hectic start to her visit to Australia and the South Pacific with husband Prince Harry.
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):
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ABC News' Paula Faris sat down separately with Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, who are competing for Cruz' U.S. Senate seat in Texas, to discuss the midterm elections, among other topics.
Turkey vowed on Saturday that it would not allow any cover up in the Jamal Khashoggi case after Saudi Arabia admitted its operatives had killed the journalist but insisted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, was not involved. After more than two weeks of protesting its innocence, Saudi Arabia changed course and said that Mr Khashoggi, 59, died during "a fist fight" inside the Saudi consulate on October 2. The kingdom said it had arrested 18 Saudis in connection with the killing and sacked General Ahmed al-Assiri, the deputy intelligence chief, and Saud al-Qahtani, a close aide to Crown Prince Mohammed. Saudi officials insisted that the crown prince had no knowledge of the...
Thousands of migrants making their way towards the United States remain stuck on a river crossing between Guatemala and Mexico without food or water. The migrants, part of a caravan of around 4,000 people, have vowed to remain there until Mexican authorities grant them entry into the country despite conditions on the bridge worsening with a growing pile up of rubbish and no bathrooms. Tensions flared on the Suchiate river crossing late on Friday when the migrants attempted to force their way across the border and Mexican riot police threw tear gas at the crowd. Meanwhile, many Hondurans, mostly men, swam across the river and remain on the riverbank on Saturday, on the Mexican side of...
Turan Kışlakçı reads a statement outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Friends and colleagues of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have resumed their vigil outside the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul where he was killed two weeks ago to mourn his death and demand those responsible be bought to "true justice". After more than two weeks of stubborn denials from Saudi Arabia that it had anything to do with the dissident journalist's disappearance, statements carried on the Saudi state news agency in the early hours of Saturday morning finally acknowledged he had died as the result of a "fistfight" inside the consulate on 2 October.
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Iranian Revolutionary Guard aerospace division chief Amirali Hajizadeh declared Tuesday that Iran had boosted the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles up to 700 km, or 435 miles, Reuters reports, capable of hitting "any vessel or ship" at that range.
Trump said he was waiting for a full report on what had happened to Jamal Khashoggi from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whom he sent to Saudi Arabia and Turkey to meet with officials over the disappearance. Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was critical of the authoritarian kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and his body removed. Turkish sources have told Reuters the authorities have an audio recording indicating Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.
Republicans could make another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act if
Porsche has released a base price for the revised Macan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters.
Wages were frozen in the last contract, which ended on Sept. 1, as the Pittsburgh-based company was suffering losses from a slump in the domestic steel prices. Trump's restrictive trade policy, coupled with a strong economy, has sent domestic steel prices soaring, helping U.S. Steel post a near 60 percent increase in pretax profits in the June quarter. The deal, which needs to be ratified by 16,000 workers across the country, comes days after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called steelmakers to share the profits from high steel prices with their workers.
Philadelphia police say the child's caregiver is a suspect.
President Donald Trump called Stormy Daniels "Horseface" on Tuesday,
Authorities said a motive was not clear.
Many members of the U.S. Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with ally Saudi Arabia, have issued strong criticism of the kingdom since Khashoggi's disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Graham put the blame directly on the crown prince, who is known by his initials, MbS, and said he planned to share his views with the president and advocate suspending arms sales. "Nothing happens in Saudi Arabia without MbS knowing it," he said in an interview with Fox News.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed a torrent of tweets redoubling his
North Korea released a South Korean who illegally crossed the border into the North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday, as relations between the two sides show a steady thaw. A 60-year-old man who entered North Korea last month was repatriated through the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, the ministry said. All South Korean nationals are required to seek approval from the ministry before contacting North Koreans or traveling to the North. The ministry said it was investigating how and why the man reached the North, thanking Pyongyang for returning him "from a humanitarian standpoint".
BANGKOK (AP) - Police in Thailand said Tuesday that they have dismissed a 19-year-old British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence.
Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister Jody said in a statement announcing his death. In recent years, Allen was known as the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, and part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders, along with a variety of business and charitable ventures.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.
Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported on Monday. Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom's Istanbul consulate to sort out marriage paperwork on October 2. Turkish officials have said they believe he was killed, a claim Saudi Arabia denies.
Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans' relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the U.S. president. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago to get marriage documents. Turkish officials say they believe he was murdered there and his body removed.
Donald Trump will probably try to do the minimum required to quiet the uproar over Jamal Khashoggi.
By James Oliphant PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line. Her matchup with Republican Martha McSally appears to be tightening at the same time that some voters are casting their ballots with the start of early voting in the state. ...
(The Oct. 1 story corrects to reflect country of birth was El Salvador, not Honduras) By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador's military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass. His homilies had blasted the U.S.-backed military dictatorship while voicing solidarity with the poor, making him a Latin American human rights icon. Romero critiqued the military government and armed leftist groups alike.
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words. Republican Scott Wagner is trailing well behind incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf in the polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election, and the video posted on Wagner's campaign Facebook page was part of an acrimonious battle in one of most populous US states. "Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you'd better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes," Mr Wagner said in the video. A...
IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday she was "horrified" by reports about the fate of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi but still plans to attend an economic meeting in Riyadh this month. As questions swirl over the fate of Khashoggi -- a Saudi critic who has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 -- some big business names and media outlets have pulled out of the Kingdom's second Future Investment Initiative.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, was speaking a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan after the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS. Russia is now under pressure to prove its space program is safe and received a boost on Friday when NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said he had full confidence in Russian-made Soyuz rockets and expected U.S. astronauts to fly on them again.
Canada will soon become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis -- with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure. From October 17, Canadians will be allowed to grow, possess and consume marijuana for recreational purposes -- five years after Uruguay passed pioneering legislation on the issue. A $400 million tax revenue windfall is forecast as a result -- with the provinces, municipalities and federal government all getting a slice.
I never want to understand the kind of fear that the families of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound for a six-month stay on the International Space Station when their rocket malfunctioned, forcing an abort of the mission and sending Hague and Ovchinin on an extreme ride back to Earth within the crew capsule. Hague and Ovchinin are safely back on Earth after the abort, during which they likely experienced the force of seven times Earth's gravity. SEE ALSO: NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space New photos posted by NASA show...
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida.
Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on nearly $200 billion of Chinese imports and then threatened more levies if China retaliated. China then hit back with tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. imports. Washington announced the nuclear technology controls a day after the U.S. Justice Department said it had arrested and indicted a spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage.
The Supreme Court in the northwestern US state of Washington on Thursday ended use of the "racially biased" death penalty and immediately converted all death sentences to life imprisonment. Washington, where there have been no executions since 2010, becomes the 20th state in which executions are banned. The death penalty is not unconstitutional "per se," but it is "invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," the state's top court unanimously ruled.
Britain was forced to ground all 16 of its new F-35 fighter jets after the US government discovered that a faulty fuel tube was behind a crash last month. Checks were being carried out to see whether the F-35s, the most advanced fighter jet ever created, have the same tubes as those which were used in the plane which went down. The US government announced on Thursday that flights of the jet would be paused as a precaution, prompting Britain and other military allies such as Israel to follow suit. It is an embarrassing development for the F-35 programme, the largest and most expensive weapons project of its type in the world. The planes are designed to be the next generation of fighter...
Remember the candy George W. Bush gave to Michelle Obama at John McCain's funeral? There's more. She shares the hilarious story.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him, state television (ETV) reported. ETV said the meeting had ended with "an agreement", but did not give details of the outcome. In addition to asking for pay rises, the soldiers asked Abiy to "review the structure and operations of the military", ETV said.
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At least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been arrested over the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, following the disappearance of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "In most cases, their arrests have never been officially confirmed and no official has ever said where they are being held or what they are charged with," RSF, which defends press freedom around the world, said in a statement. Cases included that of Saleh al-Shihi, a journalist whose arrest was only confirmed in February when his family learned he had been sentenced to five years in prison, RSF said.
Donald Trump Jr. tried to make a joke linking disgraced former Democratic
New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh dove into his new job Tuesday, shrugging off the controversy over his nomination and firing off a handful of questions at his first hearing, a case on prison reform. A handful of protesters rallied outside the court in opposition to the conservative justice, who was confirmed on Saturday by the Senate by a razor-thin margin after weeks of partisan rancor. "We will not forget!" the group shouted -- a reference to the accusations of sexual assault that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's nomination, allegations that the 53-year-old strongly denied.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia's vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighbouring Syria, despite Moscow's decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defence missiles. Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases on the Supreme Court as he promises to be "an independent and impartial justice." ABC News' Stephanie Ramos reports.