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U.S. sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro
The United States imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife and several of his top allies on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump urged members of the United Nations to support a "restoration of democracy" in the once-booming OPEC nation.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:09:28 -0400)

Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names
Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:47:12 -0400)

Pope says Church 'spared no effort' to fight abuse recently
Pope Francis, facing clergy sex abuse scandals in several countries, said on Tuesday that the Roman Catholic Church has "spared no effort" to tackle the problem in recent years.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:26:15 -0400)

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by 1MDB investigators
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, arrived on Wednesday at the country's anti-graft agency for a second round of questioning over a corruption probe at state fund 1MDB.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:22:40 -0400)

Nike profit tops targets but margins disappoint some
Nike Inc topped first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but a small rise in gross margins and no change in its 2019 forecast despite the launch of a successful ad campaign was not enough for some investors, sending shares down 4 percent after hours.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:09:53 -0400)

CBS names Richard Parsons interim chairman of board
CBS Corp on Tuesday named Richard Parsons, a former Time Warner Inc chief executive, as interim chairman of its board as the company renews its push to merge with Viacom Inc .
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:08:43 -0400)

Trump calls allegations against Kavanaugh a 'con game'
President Donald Trump, fighting to shore up his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a divided Senate, on Tuesday called sexual misconduct allegations against the judge "a con game being played by the Democrats."
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:59:07 -0400)

Oil prices drop, Brent moves further away from four-year high
Brent oil edged further away from a four-year high on Wednesday and U.S. crude fell, after the U.S. said it would ensure crude markets are well supplied before sanctions are re-imposed on Iran and as President Donald Trump criticized high prices.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:23:08 -0400)

Asian shares hover below three-week high as Fed rate hike looms
Asian shares barely budged on Wednesday, lacking traction as U.S. bond yields edged near a seven-year peak ahead of a widely expected rate hike by the Federal Reserve and as international oil prices rose to four-year highs.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:13:12 -0400)

U.S. says Canada not making concessions needed for NAFTA deal
Canada is not making concessions needed to reach a deal with the United States for a trilateral NAFTA pact and is running out of time before Washington proceeds with a Mexico-only agreement, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:00:41 -0400)

Thousands told to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into South Carolina
Thousands of people in the Georgetown, South Carolina, area were urged to evacuate their homes on Tuesday as rainwater unleashed by Hurricane Florence surged down rivers, threatening to submerge some neighborhoods under 10 feet of water.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:53:16 -0400)

Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault
Bill Cosby was marched out of court in shackles on Tuesday after a judge branded him a "predator" and sentenced him to between three and 10 years in prison for sexual assault, capping the downfall of the once-beloved comedian known as "America's Dad."
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:47:00 -0400)

Above the Russian Arctic Circle, prisoners of Putin's pension reform
Russian railway worker Andrey Bugera had a singular goal: get to pension age so he can leave the polluted, frigid coal mining town above the Arctic Circle where he works and move south to live out even a brief bit of retirement in comfort.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:17:58 -0400)

Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage
U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a "weakness of intellect."
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:02:51 -0400)

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input
Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:39:57 -0400)

Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions
White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400)

Trump praises North Korea's Kim but says sanctions must stay for now
U.S. President Donald Trump praised North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for his courage in taking steps to disarm, but said much work still had to be done and sanctions must remain in place on North Korea until it denuclearizes.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:14:38 -0400)

Energy shares rise on higher oil; dollar slips as policy tightening eyed
Energy stocks climbed on Tuesday as oil prices surged above $81 a barrel, but U.S. shares ended lower as chipmakes fell on ratings downgrades and rate-sensitive shares lost ground ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:24:15 -0400)

Suspending Korea exercises caused slight dip in readiness: U.S. general
The Pentagon's nominee to be the next commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Tuesday that a decision to suspend some joint exercises between South Korea and the United States was a "prudent risk" but had caused a "slight degradation" in military readiness.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:59:46 -0400)

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, would be confirmed to the lifetime position.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:57:38 -0400)

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