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  • In Corbyn's book, all is beyond good and evil
    In Corbyn's book, all is beyond good and evil 3 hours ago

    If Corbyn does win, Labour may not survive much longer in its current form. More »

  • Iran deal will survive in Congress despite opposition
    Iran deal will survive in Congress despite opposition 6 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the Republican Party is now on track to get through Congress. More »

  • Biden testing political waters in Florida
    Biden testing political waters in Florida 8 hours ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. More »

  • 13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN
    13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN 9 hours ago

    More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms. More »

  • Obama expected to press Saudi King on conflicts in Syria, Yemen
    Obama expected to press Saudi King on conflicts in Syria, Yemen 9 hours ago

    US President Barack Obama will host Saudi Arabia's King Salman in their first and long-delayed White House summit Friday, with clashing views on Middle Eastern crises coming to the fore. More »

  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday
    10 Things to Know for Thursday 9 hours ago

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More »

  • Obama to assure Saudi king of U.S. help to counter Iranian threat
    Obama to assure Saudi king of U.S. help to counter Iranian threat 10 hours ago

    By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will assure Saudi King Salman of the U.S. commitment to help counter any Iranian security threat, White House officials said on Wednesday, despite concern among Gulf allies that a new nuclear deal could empower Tehran in the region. Obama, hosting Salman on Friday on the king's first U.S. visit since ascending to the throne in January, will seek to allay the fears of Washington’s most important Arab partner that the lifting of sanctions on Iran would allow it to act in destabilizing ways. The White House talks will come less than two weeks before a possible U.S. congressional vote on the nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran, Riyadh’s regional rival. More »

  • Obama secures Iran deal victory in Senate: what changed Democrats' mind … 12 hours ago

    From the start, Sen. Chris Coons had grave misgivings about the Iran nuclear deal. The Democrat from Delaware, a key undecided vote, read every page of the 159-page document – and reread them – plus the classified annexes. Recommended: How much do you know about Iran? More »

  • White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
    White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal 12 hours ago

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord. More »

  • Express proprietor Richard Desmond: 'I want to run the National Lottery …
    Express proprietor Richard Desmond: 'I want to run the National Lottery … 13 hours ago

    Richard Desmond, the former proprietor of Channel 5 and various other publications, including OK!, has revealed his desire to run the National Lottery when its current contract expires in 2023. In a freewheeling conversation to promote his memoirs at London's JW3, Desmond also revealed why he doesn't trust the Tories or Labour, thinks immigration is out of control - and once wanted to be a cantor. Desmond, in conversation with Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard was appearing to promote his memoirs, "The Real Deal." However, living up to his reputation as an outspoken maverick, his topics ranged far and wide, at one point even screening a video of US Defence Secretary John Kerry getting a grilling from the Armed Services Committee over the Iran nuclear energy deal - possibly to signify his disapproval of a deal which many believe could endanger Israel. More »

  • Iran: Cars of 'poorly veiled women' to be confiscated by police
    Iran: Cars of 'poorly veiled women' to be confiscated by police 13 hours ago

    Iranian women are being warned against driving with loosely held veils or no head covering. Women found driving without the appropriate head covering will have their cars seized, according to a police official on 2 September. According to the head of Tehran's traffic police, General Teymour Hosseini, once a woman's car is seized, court permission will be required to retain the car. More »

  • Obama to discuss Yemen humanitarian situation with Saudi king - White House 13 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will tell Saudi Arabia's King Salman that he is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, the White House said on Wednesday. A civil war in Yemen escalated in March when a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia intervened to roll back the hold of Iran-allied Houthi militia over much of the country and to reinstate the government from its exile. Obama will urge all sides of the conflict to avoid civilian casualties, White House officials told reporters on a call ahead of Salman's visit to Washington on Friday. ... More »

  • Obama Gets Votes To Keep Iran Deal Intact
    Obama Gets Votes To Keep Iran Deal Intact 13 hours ago

    President Barack Obama has secured the necessary votes to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress. Senator Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat, became the crucial 34th vote on Wednesday when she announced her support for the deal. Mr Obama has vowed to veto the resolution if it passes. More »

  • Obama gets Iran deal win as Democrats amass enough votes
    Obama gets Iran deal win as Democrats amass enough votes 14 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and Israel's government. More »

  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes
    Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes 14 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. More »

  • White House welcomes Senate support of Iran nuclear deal 14 hours ago

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it's encouraged that more than a third of the Senate has announced support for the nuclear deal with Iran. More »

  • IS Claims Deadly Double Bombing In Yemen
    IS Claims Deadly Double Bombing In Yemen 14 hours ago

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least 20 people at a Yemeni mosque. A suicide bomber, named by the militants as Quay al-Sanaani, detonated his device inside the mosque in the country's capital, Sanaa. It is the latest attack by the country's Islamic State affiliate. More »

  • In Nordics, many refugees encounter a paradise lost 14 hours ago

    By Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero STOCKHOLM, Sep 2 (Reuters) - Sweden may have one of Europe's most generous immigration regimes but there is flip side - one of the poorest records among wealthy industrialised nations of integrating newcomers, especially thousands of refugees, into its labour force. "I didn't come to Sweden for the welfare. Born in Saudi Arabia to Somalian parents, Musse arrived in Sweden in January 2014 and got permanent residency two months later. More »

  • Oil turns higher as Wall Street rally offsets inventory rise
    Oil turns higher as Wall Street rally offsets inventory rise 15 hours ago

    By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices ended nearly 2 percent higher on Wednesday in volatile trade as rallying equities on Wall Street pulled crude up from lows after futures sank on concerns about global oversupply. "Looks like risk-on trade with a rising tide lifting all boats," John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York, said. Also providing lift was a rally in Canadian synthetic crude prices. More »

  • Climate: World failing to meet 2C target, say analysts
    Climate: World failing to meet 2C target, say analysts 15 hours ago

    Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. More »

  • Iran Deal Could Be Obama Legacy's Saving Grace
    Iran Deal Could Be Obama Legacy's Saving Grace 15 hours ago

    In 2009 I reported on a fresh-in-the-job President Barack Obama's first state visit to Russia. In a speech about Russia his words could just have easily been about his own US foreign policy ideology. The US imposed sanctions on Russia after it annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine. More »

  • Islamic State claims bomb attack on Yemeni mosque, 28 reported dead 16 hours ago

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Islamic State's Yemen branch claimed responsibility for two bombings at a mosque in a northern district of the capital Sanaa that media run by the Houthi militia said killed at least 28 people and wounded 75 on Wednesday. The al-Mo'ayyad mosque, run by the Houthis in the al-Jarraf neighbourhood of Sanaa, has previously been targeted by the ultra-radical Islamic State, who regard the Iran-allied Houthis as heretics. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said in a text message that the first explosion was caused by a suicide bomber in the al-Mo'ayyad mosque, followed by a car bomb blast that targeted medics outside the building. More »

  • Iran militia burns 'enemy' flags outside ex-US embassy
    Iran militia burns 'enemy' flags outside ex-US embassy 17 hours ago

    Students from Iran's Islamic Bassij militia on Wednesday set fire to American, British and Israeli flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran, AFP journalists said. More »

  • A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal 17 hours ago

    Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. More »

  • Iran nuclear deal: Obama gains right to veto resolution of disapproval as 34 …
    Iran nuclear deal: Obama gains right to veto resolution of disapproval as 34 … 17 hours ago

    US President Barack Obama officially received the 34 votes in the Senate to overrule a possible Republican-led resolution against his nuclear deal with Iran. Democratic senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in history, announced her support for the deal on 2 September. Mikulski stated she thought the deal was far from perfect but said: "I have concluded that this Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb. More »

  • Suicide bomber, car bomb hit mosque in Yemeni capital - sources 18 hours ago

    A suicide bomber detonated himself near a mosque in a northern district of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, and shortly afterward a car bomb exploded among worshippers fleeing the mosque, a security official and medical sources said. A civil war in Yemen escalated in March when a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia intervened to roll back the hold of Iran-allied Houthi militia over much of the country and to reinstate the government from its exile in Riyadh. More than 4,500 people have been killed in the war in Yemen. More »

  • Obama gains enough Senate support to protect Iran deal 18 hours ago

    US president secures support of 34 senators, enough to block any attempt by Congress to scupper nuclear deal with Iran. More »

  • IRAN VOTE COUNT 18 hours ago

    Graphic shows support in U.S. Senate for Iran deal; 1c x 4 inches; 46.5 mm x 101 mm; More »

  • Kerry hopeful Israeli-Palestinian talks can be relaunched
    Kerry hopeful Israeli-Palestinian talks can be relaunched 18 hours ago

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he believes Middle East peace talks can be relaunched, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to resume direct talks with the Palestinians. More »

  • Car bomb kills 10 in coastal stronghold of Syria's Assad 18 hours ago

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Latakia has so far been largely spared the violence that has ravaged Syria during more than four years of civil war in which about a quarter of a million people have been killed. In recent months, rebel attacks on government-held neighbourhoods in the capital Damascus and in Aleppo city have risen, with dozens of civilians killed or wounded. More »

  • Qatar feels heat ahead of World Cup qualifier
    Qatar feels heat ahead of World Cup qualifier 18 hours ago

    Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country's last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years later. More »

  • EU antitrust regulators approve Shell acquisition of BG Group
    EU antitrust regulators approve Shell acquisition of BG Group 19 hours ago

    European Union antitrust regulators have given the go-ahead for Royal Dutch Shell to buy competitor BG Group, which will lead to the creation of one of the richest and biggest oil companies. The EU commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, found that the £47bn (€64bn, $72bn) acquisition would not prevent fair competition in the oil market. Approval from the EU regulator is the third hurdle jumped by Shell, which was given the go-ahead from regulators in the US in June and was recently approved by watchdogs in Brazil. More »

  • Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red Cross
    Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red Cross 19 hours ago

    A gunman killed two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the war-torn country Wednesday, the aid group said, condemning the attack as "appalling" and "brutal". More »

  • OPEC oil output in Aug falls from record on Iraq disruption - survey
    OPEC oil output in Aug falls from record on Iraq disruption - survey 19 hours ago

    By Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in August from the highest monthly level in recent history, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as disruptions to flows on Iraq's northern pipeline halted supply growth from the group's second-largest producer. Largely stable output from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries indicated they are not wavering in their focus on defending market share instead of prices. OPEC supply fell in August to 31.71 million barrels per day (bpd) from a revised 31.88 million bpd in July, according to the survey, based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants. More »

  • Kerry seeks support for Iran nuclear deal 19 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing the Obama administration's campaign for public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal to Philadelphia. More »