At odds over Brexit, UK nations hold 'frustrating' talks on common stance
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:43:10 -0400
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating". May says that while the devolved governments of the UK's three smaller nations should give their views on what the terms of Brexit should be, they must not undermine the UK's strategy by seeking separate settlements with the EU. "I don't know what the UK's negotiating position is because they can't tell us," Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said after talks at May's Downing Street office.
The Latest: Trump criticizes US agricultural regulations
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:42:56 -0400
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Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for Mosul
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:38:53 -0400
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage. By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials. The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls.
Indians embrace underdog role in World Series against Cubs
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:37:55 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) — Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year's World Series.
Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:36:54 -0400
Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State group on Monday despite the US-led coalition unleashing an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive. Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters were moving forward in several areas, AFP correspondents on various fronts said, but the jihadists were hitting back with shelling, sniper fire, suicide car bombs and booby traps. IS has also attempted to draw attention away from losses around Mosul with attacks on Iraqi forces elsewhere in the country, the latest coming on Sunday near the Jordanian border.
The Latest: UNHCR soon to have shelters for 150,000 people
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:35:22 -0400
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):
Time Warner CEO Bewkes could get $32 million from AT&T merger
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:35:11 -0400
(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes could walk away with a $32 million payout if the media company completes its $85 billion merger with AT&T Inc .
US stocks jump on wave of deals and gains for tech companies
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:31:10 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday following a series of corporate deals. The largest by far is AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, but investors aren't sure if the combination will happen. Aerospace company Rockwell Collins agreed to buy B/E Aerospace. Technology companies are making the largest gains.
China's HNA Group to acquire 25% stake in Hilton
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:26:12 -0400
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group will acquire a 25 percent stake in international hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc, the companies announced Monday, another move expanding HNA's presence in the sector. HNA, an aviation and shipping group, announced in April that it had agreed to acquire Carlson Hotels Inc, which owns the Radisson and Park Plaza brands. "This investment is consistent with our strategy to enhance our global tourism business, and we look forward to working together on new initiatives that leverage our respective strengths," Adam Tan, vice chairman and CEO of HNA Group, said in a statement.
Migrants risk it all in deadly gamble for better life in US
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:23:41 -0400
The two teens had trekked in the Sonoran Desert's searing heat for four days and were lost and almost out of water when border patrol agents in Arizona spotted them. Now, hours after being deported back to Mexico, 19-year-old Rodriguo and his 17-year-old brother Jose sat quietly on a recent evening in El Comedor, a shelter in the town of Nogales within sight of the US border and its promise of a sweeter future. Around them, some 60 other freshly deported migrants from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala waited, forlorn, for the evening meal served by charity workers.
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