U.S. to raise Iranian missile test at U.N.: State Department
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:09:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it appeared Iran's missile test over the weekend violated U.N. Security Council resolutions and that Washington would raise the incident at the United Nations. (Reporting by David Alexander)
Justices hear arguments over life sentences for teenagers
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:02:55 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — People serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers were looking to the Supreme Court Tuesday for signals about whether they will have a chance to seek their freedom.
France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:02:08 -0400
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' military and economic ties.
Islamic State urges jihad against Russians, Americans: audio
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:57:49 -0400
The hardline Islamic State group called on Muslims to launch a "holy war" against Russians and Americans over what it called their "crusaders' war" in the Middle East, according to an audio message distributed by their supporters on Tuesday. "Islamic youth everywhere, ignite jihad against the Russians and the Americans in their crusaders' war against Muslims," the speech by Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani said. The United States and Russia are carrying out airstrikes in Syria, which they say are targeting Islamic State.
NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:56:14 -0400
For the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game.
Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:55:47 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.
EU applauds calm in Guinea vote, calls for transparency
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:55:11 -0400
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — European Union observers on Tuesday commended voters in Guinea for their enthusiasm and peaceful conduct during a presidential election despite logistical problems, and called for transparency as the electoral commission finalizes the results of the first round.
Heroes' welcome for Japan's 'Brave Blossoms' on Tokyo return
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:51:57 -0400
Japanese rugby players received a heroes' welcome on their return home Tuesday after their stunning England 2015 campaign boosted the popularity of a sport still unfamiliar to many locals. Although they failed to make it through the qualifiers, Japan came away with three victories -- including an astonishing win over South Africa in their opening game. After the team flew back to cheers from fans gathered at Haneda airport, coach Eddie Jones hailed the Brave Blossoms as "new sporting heroes".
Taylor Swift leads American Music Awards nominations
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:51:12 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations Tuesday, and if she wins everything she's up for, the singer will become the most-honored female artist in the show's history.
Bond actor seeks to erase spectre of mines in Cyprus
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:45:43 -0400
Daniel Craig's latest mission has taken him to Cyprus but not as super spy James Bond, as a UN advocate for the elimination of landmines. The 47-year-old British actor -- best known for his role in the 007 series -- was visiting the divided Mediterranean island on his first mission since being named the UN's Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards in April. Coming less than two weeks before the release of the latest Bond blockbuster "Spectre", Craig's two-day visit saw him watching deminers at work in an active minefield.
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