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World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall
  • World
  • 2018-09-25 06:02:42Z

It said unemployment is now over 50 percent - and over 70 percent among Gaza's youth. The World Bank cited various factors, starting with Israel's decade-long blockade against the territory's militant Hamas rulers, for the precarious downturn.

S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize
S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize
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  • 2018-09-25 05:47:49Z

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthesia on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award. Evan Atar Adaha's Maban hospital in the South Sudanese town of Bunj serves more than 144,000

Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passenger
Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passenger

Police say the 30-year-old is accused of touching a female passenger while she was sleeping on a flight from Hobby Airport.

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack
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  • 2018-09-25 02:43:06Z

Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro accusedthe right-wing governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico on Monday of helping "terrorists" who tried to kill him during a drone attack in early August. The three countries refuted Venezuela's accusations that they were linked to

Iran, major powers labor to keep nuclear deal afloat
Iran, major powers labor to keep nuclear deal afloat
  • World
  • 2018-09-25 02:38:34Z

U.S. President Donald Trump decided in May to abandon the pact and to restore economic sanctions on Iran, including those that seek to force the OPEC member's major oil customers to stop buying Iranian crude. In a statement after a meeting of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, the

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran
The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports
  • World
  • 2018-09-25 02:31:12Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):

U.S. approves $330 million military sale to Taiwan
U.S. approves $330 million military sale to Taiwan
  • World
  • 2018-09-25 02:30:51Z

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, the Pentagon said on Monday. U.S. military sales to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its territory, is an irritant in the relations between the

China hopes Britain doesn
China hopes Britain doesn't take sides, respects South China Sea sovereignty
  • World
  • 2018-09-25 01:25:47Z

China hopes that Britain can stand by its position of not taking sides in the South China Sea and earnestly respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Chinese government's top diplomat told Britain's foreign minister. Beijing expressed anger after a British Royal Navy warship

Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.

The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby
The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):

Haddad gaining ground on Bolsonaro in Brazil: opinion poll
Haddad gaining ground on Bolsonaro in Brazil: opinion poll
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 23:56:12Z

Brasília (AFP) - Leftist candidate Fernando Haddad is gaining ground in Brazil's presidential election campaign, with a poll showing Monday that he would beat right-wing frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro in a second round runoff. Bolsonaro remains out in front with 28 percent, but Haddad -- with 22 percent

School District Reaches $11.5M Settlement with Victims of Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted Students
School District Reaches $11.5M Settlement with Victims of Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted Students

A Colorado school district has reached a $11.5 million settlement to five female victims of former Prairie Middle School teacher Brian Vasquez, the district said in a letter to parents on Monday.

Honduras president laments U.S. aid cuts, eyes role of China
Honduras president laments U.S. aid cuts, eyes role of China
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  • 2018-09-24 23:51:44Z

The bulk of migrants stopped trying to cross the border are now from those three violent and impoverished Central American nations. Since Trump became president, Hernandez said the United States had shown great willingness to work on combating street gangs known as maras that have menaced Central America

Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?'
Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?'

The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre

Trump on Twitter (Sept 24) - U.S.-Korea Agreement, UNGA
Trump on Twitter (Sept 24) - U.S.-Korea Agreement, UNGA

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - "Remarks by President Trump at 'Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem' Event" #UNGA http://45.wh.gov/FaDM6c [1017 EDT] - Today, we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together! #UNGA [1255 EDT] - It was my great honor to welcome and meet with President @moonriver365 Jae-in of South Korea today, in New York City! http://45.wh. ...

Man Accused of Killing Former Girlfriend Claims She Took Her Own Life
Man Accused of Killing Former Girlfriend Claims She Took Her Own Life

A Tennessee man accused of killing his former girlfriend pleaded guilty when he faced a judge for the first time Monday morning.

Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack
Wails, vows of revenge at Iran funeral after parade attack

AHVAZ, Iran (AP) - Amid wails and vows of revenge, thousands of Iranians on Monday attended a mass funeral service for victims of a weekend attack targeting a military parade that killed at least 25 people.

U.S.
U.S.' Mattis looks for 'way ahead' after China scraps military talks
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 22:27:51Z

Mattis traveled to China in June in an attempt to deepen military-to-military dialogue with Beijing, even as Sino-U.S. trade tensions climb and anxiety in Washington grows over China's modernization of its armed forces and its increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea. "

Susan Collins: 'I Do Not Believe' Kavanaugh Would Repeal Roe v. Wade
Susan Collins: 'I Do Not Believe' Kavanaugh Would Repeal Roe v. Wade

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has once again indicated that she trusts Brett

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office
Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.

20 Easy Lemon Chicken Recipes That Will Bring The Flavor
20 Easy Lemon Chicken Recipes That Will Bring The Flavor

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina
10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) - More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence.

What Kavanaugh case means for 'innocent until proven guilty'
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 21:23:08Z

In the Senate standoff over confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, two paradigms are hurtling toward each other in a clash: the age-old legal standard that someone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the new #MeToo social norm that accusers of sexual assault should be believed. Recommended: Kavanaugh hearings: Does panel need 'protocol' for sexual assault allegations? A confirmation hearing is not a criminal trial.

Equities drop as US-China trade row deepens
Equities drop as US-China trade row deepens

Stocks fell Monday across the globe as US tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports kicked in, clouding the global economic outlook with prospects of an intensified trade war between the world's top economies.

Twitter Freaks Over Chaotic Day Of Rod Rosenstein News And It's Only Monday
Twitter Freaks Over Chaotic Day Of Rod Rosenstein News And It's Only Monday

The Twitterati were foaming at the mouth Monday morning when multiple outlets

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent back to jail
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent back to jail
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 20:44:46Z

MOSCOW (AP) - Immediately after being released from jail at the end of a 30-day sentence, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained again on Monday and ordered to spend 20 more days behind bars.

Facebook Content Moderator Says Job Gave Her PTSD, Sues Company
Facebook Content Moderator Says Job Gave Her PTSD, Sues Company

Imagine the worst, most traumatic content the internet has to offer. Now

US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria
US warns Russia over missile defense for Syria

NEW YORK (AP) - The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a "major mistake" and should be reconsidered. It also says U.S. forces will not leave Syria until Iran leaves.

Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea
Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 20:11:21Z

President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be announced "pretty soon" and the location had yet to be determined. Trump, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the United Nations, said: "Chairman Kim has

15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World
15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World

Mattis dismisses Iran revenge threat, says U.S. not in attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge against those behind Saturday's deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege U.S. involvement. Asked whether Iran's threat gave him any concern, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, it does not. We've been very clear that they shouldn't take us on like that. And I am hopeful that cooler, wiser heads will prevail. ...

Trump lawyers seek to toss Stormy Daniels
Trump lawyers seek to toss Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump are going to court Monday to urge a judge to toss out porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money agreement following their alleged affair.

Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A Lifetime Judgeship If He Doesn't Get On The Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A Lifetime Judgeship If He Doesn't Get On The Supreme Court

If Brett Kavanaugh doesn't reach the Supreme Court because of sexual assault

Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story
Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story

In a story Sept. 23 about the legacy of Bill Cosby, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote from Keon McGuire, an education professor, to Jon Francois, a radio deejay.

6 Siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Urge Voters to Back Opponent in Wild Political Ad
6 Siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Urge Voters to Back Opponent in Wild Political Ad

Gosar claims his brothers and sisters have turned against him over his support for President Trump.

Brexit tensions and the two 'i-words'
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 19:17:00Z

Crunch time is coming for Brexit, Britain's decision to end its decades-long membership in the European Union. The economics of Brexit are daunting enough. The IMF said last week that there will be "costs" for the UK even if that process goes smoothly - something far from certain, given rising Brexit tensions in recent days both between Britain and the EU and in Britain's domestic political arena.

Kavanaugh Tells Senate He Won't Withdraw Nomination Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Kavanaugh Tells Senate He Won't Withdraw Nomination Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Brett Kavanaugh said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing" his

Syria faces perpetual war unless Russia extends ceasefire, France warns
Syria faces perpetual war unless Russia extends ceasefire, France warns

France has warned Syria faces a future of perpetual war unless Russia agrees to turn the one-month ceasefire in Idlib into a wider UN-endorsed political agreement. The French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, issued the warning at the start of a week of summit meetings at the UN general assembly, where the US national security adviser, John Bolton, also raised the prospect of an endless, grueling conflict, vowing not to pulling US forces out of Syria before Iranian troops and their allies.

The key to recovery from a sports scandal
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 18:40:47Z

 Two of the biggest scandals in recent sports history were back in the news last week. Each in its own way continues to provide a lesson on how contrition is a necessary step toward redemption. The larger of the two scandals was the serial sexual abuse of girls and women by the team doctor for USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.

17 Easy French-Inspired Recipes That Anyone Can Make
17 Easy French-Inspired Recipes That Anyone Can Make

Breakfast with Tom Donohue: 'real trade war' would harm economy
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 18:31:20Z

Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce, is an old friend of the Monitor's. But don't call Mr. Donohue old. And certainly don't suggest, even after his 21 years as the Chamber's president and CEO, it may be time to retire.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests
Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 18:08:28Z

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded dozens of others on Monday taking part in a protest near the border between Israel and Gaza, Gaza health officials said. The Israeli military said thousands had taken part in the demonstration, throwing burning tires, rocks and explosive devices

At UN, a less restrained Trump expected to double down on America First
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 18:07:47Z

If all eyes will be on President Trump when he rises to the podium of the gold-and-green-marbled United Nations General Assembly auditorium Tuesday morning, it is in part for reasons that have been true since the UN arose from the ashes of World War II. First, because the president of the United States leads the most powerful nation on earth.

Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack
Iran warns U.S. and Israel of revenge after parade attack
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 17:58:02Z

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and he said they should expect a devastating response from Tehran. In the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, thousands packed the streets to mourn the victims of Saturday's assault, many chanting "Death to Israel and America". Twelve members of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were among the 25 dead.

Russia boosts Syria air defence in plane row with Israel
Russia boosts Syria air defence in plane row with Israel
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 17:55:49Z

Moscow on Monday announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria as the Kremlin squabbled with Israel over who was to blame for the downing of a Russian plane in the country last week. Russia said it would supply the Syrian army with an S-300 air defence system and would jam radars

Brett Kavanaugh Hits Back at Accusers in Fiery Letter: 'I Will Not Be Intimidated Into Withdrawing'
Brett Kavanaugh Hits Back at Accusers in Fiery Letter: 'I Will Not Be Intimidated Into Withdrawing'

"The last-minute character assassinations will not succeed," he wrote.

Hundreds Of Yale Students Protest Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation
Hundreds Of Yale Students Protest Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation

Hundreds of Yale Law students are demanding a full, fair and impartial

Rouhani warns U.S. on sanctions, does not rule out talks
Rouhani warns U.S. on sanctions, does not rule out talks
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 17:24:44Z

In May, U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran and announced sanctions against the OPEC member. Washington is pushing allies to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero and will restore sanctions on Iran's oil sales in November. Under the accord, most

Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accusers
Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accusers

At 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee

Readers write: Examination of US democracy, Nigerian zoo, Fourth of July coverage
  • World
  • 2018-09-24 17:14:55Z

The July 27 Monitor Daily article "A system under stress: Is US democracy showing real cracks?" is by far what I've found most enlightening on that matter. Take our geography quiz. The July 27 Monitor Daily article "A system under stress: Is US democracy showing real cracks?" is a very well-written

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