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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.
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
Police say the 30-year-old is accused of touching a female passenger while she was sleeping on a flight from Hobby Airport.
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
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
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):
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 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 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.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):
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
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.
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
The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre
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. ...
A Tennessee man accused of killing his former girlfriend pleaded guilty when he faced a judge for the first time Monday morning.
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.
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. "
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has once again indicated that she trusts Brett
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Twitterati were foaming at the mouth Monday morning when multiple outlets
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.
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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.
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
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. ...
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.
If Brett Kavanaugh doesn't reach the Supreme Court because of sexual assault
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.
Gosar claims his brothers and sisters have turned against him over his support for President Trump.
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.
Brett Kavanaugh said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing" his
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
"The last-minute character assassinations will not succeed," he wrote.
Hundreds of Yale Law students are demanding a full, fair and impartial
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
At 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee
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