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Rouhani says Iran ready to confront U.S. after military parade attack

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab allies, a day after an attack on an Iranian military parade killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.


All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China.



Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo: airline

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - A Delta Air Lines plane flying from Shanghai to Seattle made an emergency landing in the Japanese capital on Sunday for an equipment check, a Delta customer service representative said.


Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.



Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - A growing number of Asian manufacturers of products ranging from memory chips to machines tools are moving to shift production from China to other factories in the region in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports.


In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country’s onshore industry for decades.



Cavalli raises hemlines in body conscious show in Milan

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Short and wrapping designs that highlighted the body’s form and movement marked out Roberto Cavalli’s dynamic spring-summer 2019 collection in a runway full of energy on Saturday at Milan Fashion week.


Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer, lederhosen, sausages

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Thousands of visitors, many of them dressed in traditional lederhosen or dirndl corseted dresses, descended on Munich on Saturday for the start of the annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival.



Anderson beats Djokovic again in Laver Cup as Team World hits back

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 - Kevin Anderson took down Novak Djokovic for a second straight night as Team World rallied to win the final two matches and reel Team Europe’s lead back to 7-5 after the second day of the Laver Cup in Chicago on Saturday.


Murray to end season after playing in Shenzhen and Beijing

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - Andy Murray will end his season after playing in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next two weeks to be "in the best possible shape" for the Australian Open in January," the Scot said on Saturday.




Pro-Brexit movement splinters in fight against PM May's exit plan

The grassroots campaign to steer Britain into a more radical departure from the EU is at a crossroads: time is short, and the self-styled "People's Army" of activists that was a driving force in bringing about Brexit is splintering.

23 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


From reality TV to U.N., Trump to wield Security Council gavel

He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred in a reality television show, but on Wednesday President Donald Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security Council to denounce Iran over accusations of meddling in the Middle East. Trump is able to preside over the 15-member council as the United States holds the monthly rotating presidency, which coincides with the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week.

23 Sep 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


Swedish parliament to elect new speaker

The Swedish parliament will elect a new speaker, which could affect government talks after the September 9 election. The election produced no clear winner and with the traditional left and right blocs virtually tied the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats could gain influence.

While the speaker holds little formal power he or she is responsible for facilitating government talks and could play a role in what is likely to be complicated negotiations to form a new government.

24 Sep


UK PM May due to speak to cabinet on Brexit

British PM May due to hold a cabinet meeting on Brexit after the EU rejected her so called Chequers plans.

24 Sep


CANCELLED: Opening statements scheduled in the second trial of Paul Manafort

The prosecution and the defense make their opening statements in the second trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

24 Sep


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United States for UN General Assembly

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visits the United States for the UN General Assembly meetings between Sept. 23-27.

24 Sep



Bill Cosby's fall from grace shows power of #MeToo movement

Comedian Bill Cosby, once known as America's Dad, will be sentenced to prison this week for drugging and sexually assaulting a former friend in 2004. His conviction, the first of a celebrity since the #MeToo movement began exposing sexual misconduct by some of the most powerful men in entertainment and other fields, demonstrates how much the world has changed, after he spent decades essentially shrugging off similar allegations with few consequences.

23 Sep 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT


TENTATIVE - U.S. Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault are called to testify in the Senate, pushing back a key vote in the judge's confirmation process.

24 Sep


Ex-presidents launch new report - ‘Regulation – the responsible control of drugs’.

Influential group of former presidents from around the world launch new report lobbying for countries to push ahead with legalizing and regulating their recreational and medicinal narcotics markets. The group began advocating for a less prohibitive approach to managing the global drug problem several years ago and has been consistently ahead of the curve as public policy evolves toward decriminalization in many countries.

24 Sep



Canada PM to speak to media, set to be pressed on NAFTA deadlock

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to the media and is set to be pressed on stalled talks to renegotiate NAFTA. U.S. officials say Washington may press ahead alone with Mexico on forging a new North American Free Trade Agreement if Canada does not agree to a deal quickly.

23 Sep 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


African fertilizer conference in Cape Town

Fertilizer conference focused on Africa, where investment opportunities and updates on projects across the continent is in spotlight as farmers look to increase crop yields.

24 Sep


Looming debt repayments pose challenge for Egypt

Egypt faces a delicate task meeting upcoming debt repayments and raising new funds amid emerging market turbulence.

24 Sep


Fed hike to make cash inviting, end era of stocks as the only game in town

When the Federal Reserve raises U.S. interest rates this week, as is widely expected, it will formally end the era of stocks as the only game in town.

24 Sep


FOCUS-As China builds biotech sector, cash floods U.S. startups

Enthusiasm from Chinese investors has inflated the size of U.S. biotech funding rounds and quickening the pace that companies can raise money. But events of the past month suddenly have brought a sobriety to the party in China’s biotech and healthcare investing sector.

23 Sep 21:00 ET / 01:00 GMT



Green Carpet Fashion Awards will be held at La Scala in Milan

Sunday September 23, Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia 2018. This year's awards will be held at La Scala in Milan. Cindy Crawford, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Donatella Versace, Ellie Goulding, Elle Macpherson and Armie Hammer expected to attend.

24 Sep 20:00 ET / 00:00 GMT


Gucci at Paris Fashion Week

Gucci presents its latest ready-to-wear collection for Spring/Summer 2019 at Paris Fashion Week.

24 Sep

First Published: 2018-09-23 00:14:26
Updated 2018-09-23 12:01:07

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