Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ U.S. spending plan over border funds

Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ U.S. spending plan over border funds

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter before departing the White House in Washington, US on September 19. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, September 20 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the Republican-led Congress for not including money for his proposed border wall in its spending bill as lawmakers pushed their plan […]

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERGEN, Norway, September 20 (Reuters): From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover […]

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak presents the 2018 budget at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (REUTERS File Photo)   KUALA LUMPUR, September 20 (Reuters): Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received […]

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungarian judge Erik Mezolaki listens as the defendant lawyer Peter Barandy delivers closing arguments in the case of Syrian-Cypriot Ahmed Hamed accused of illegally crossing the border and playing a part in a riot at Hungary’s border with Serbia in September 2015, in Szeged, Hungary on September 20. (REUTERS Photo)   SZEGED, Hungary, September 20 […]

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May talks to the media as she arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria on September 19. (REUTERS Photo)   SALZBURG, Austria, September 20 (Reuters): EU leaders lined up on Thursday to tell Theresa May she needs to give guarantees on the […]

Israel to improve coordination with Moscow over Syria after plane crash

Israel to improve coordination with Moscow over Syria after plane crash

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Gaza’s Kerem Shalom crossing, the strip’s main commercial border terminal on July 22, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   JERUSALEM, September 20 (Reuters): Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to “deconflict” them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it of “irresponsible and […]

Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, ask U.N. to take action

Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, ask U.N. to take action

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON/JERUSALEM, September 20 (Reuters): Iran asked the United Nations to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and […]

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

The Facebook logo is reflected on a woman’s glasses in this photo illustration taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration   SAN FRANCISCO, September 20 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites […]

Hungarian foreign minister accuses U.N. rights experts of spreading lies

Hungarian foreign minister accuses U.N. rights experts of spreading lies

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on September 19. (REUTERS Photo)   GENEVA, September 19 (Reuters): Hungary’s foreign minister lashed out at what he called “biased, pro-migration” U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, accusing them of spreading lies about his country and saying Budapest had […]