World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:42:11 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.
MH17 shot down by missile brought into Ukraine from Russia
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:39:25 -0400
The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, announcing about 100 people were being investigated for playing "an active role" in the disaster. Saying they had "irrefutable evidence" that the BUK missile system was used to blow the Malaysia Airlines plane out of the sky, investigators also confirmed the device was fired from a field in a part of eastern Ukraine then controlled by pro-Russia separatists. The findings of the Dutch-led probe stopped short of directly accusing Moscow of involvement in the tragedy in July 2014, and both the rebels and Russia issued fresh statements denying any responsibility.
Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national security
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:38:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Congress to adopt a landmark 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security.
The Latest: Medical group head tells UN of Aleppo horrors
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:36:36 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):
Senate rejects Obama veto of Saudi Sept 11 bill
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:35:32 -0400
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected on Wednesday President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government. The measure next goes to the House of Representatives, which is due to vote later on Wednesday. If two-thirds of House members also support the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," it would be the first veto override of Obama's eight-year presidency.
Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:32:20 -0400
Apple will be setting up its London headquarters in the boiler room of the Battersea Power Station, a London landmark that has long defined the skyline on the south bank of the River Thames. The building ...
Senators vote to override Obama's veto of 9/11 bill
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:32:16 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:30:21 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends.
Polish prime minister fires finance minister in overhaul
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:30:08 -0400
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative prime minister on Wednesday fired her finance minister and is gave his duties to the country's deputy prime minister as part of a government restructuring.
Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:29:55 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.