- Exclusive: Iran-backed militias deployed snipers in Iraq protests - sources
Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during the Iraq?s deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters.
- Amnesty urges Hong Kong to probe bloody attack on pro-democracy leader
Rights group Amnesty International has urged Hong Kong authorities to urgently investigate a bloody attack on the leader of one of the biggest pro-democracy groups in the Chinese-ruled city, ahead of a march planned for the weekend.
- Hong Kong legislative session adjourned amid protests and heckling
Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, with several escorted from the chamber for the second day in a row.
- Trump leaves Turkey, Syria 'to argue it out' and clashes with U.S. House Speaker
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."
- Trump warns of 'devastating' sanctions if U.S.-Turkey meeting fails
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States was "going to try to work it out" with Turkey regarding its assault into northeastern Syria, but U.S. sanctions would be "devastating" if discussions with Ankara do not go well.
- SDF commander: Trump did not oppose deal with Damascus to fend off Turkish offensive
U.S. President Donald Trump did not object to an agreement cut between Kurdish-led forces and the Syrian government to protect Syria from a Turkish offensive, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazloum Kobani said on Wednesday.
- Trump warned Erdogan in letter: 'Don't be a tough guy' or 'a fool'
U.S. President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey's incursion into Syria, "Don't be a tough guy" and "Don't be a fool!"
- Asian shares pause after five-day rally, Brexit in focus
Asian stocks barely moved on Thursday as soft U.S. retail sales data raised fears about the health of the world's largest economy, sucking the steam out of a five-session rally, while hopes of a Brexit deal kept sterling volatile.
- Drug firms offer to settle U.S. opioid suits with $50 billion package: sources
Five drugmakers and distributors are offering $22 billion in cash as well as drugs and services they value at $28 billion to resolve lawsuits alleging the industry fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
- Factbox: All the president's men - Supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal
President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.
- One person is missing in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower
Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe - and may never do.
- Exclusive: WeWork owner creates committee to decide on financing lifeline - sources
WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
- Boston pension votes to fire money manager Fisher, withdrawals surge toward $1 billion
The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.
- U.S. House Intelligence chairman says impeachment transcripts to be public
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
- U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals
The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done too little to halt a surge in migration.
- Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said.
- Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.
- UAW, GM leaders have a deal to end strike, now workers will decide
General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday for a new four-year labor deal, moving closer to ending a costly month-long strike that shut down GM's most profitable factories in a test of wills over the future of U.S. auto industry jobs.
- Timeline: GM reaches tentative labor deal with UAW union to end strike
General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement for a new labor deal to end a month-long nationwide strike by about 48,000 hourly workers, the union said on Wednesday.
- Old, corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: Chemical Safety Board
An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said on Wednesday.