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BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 17, 2019
Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran - US officials
The drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities were fired from southern Iran, US officials say.

Saudi oil output to recover in two or three weeks after attack: sources (Reuters World News)

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
Macron worried attack on Saudi oil may hurt moves to ease U.S.-Iran crisis: diplomats
An attack on Saudi oil installations that halted half the kingdom's output could harm French diplomacy meant to avert feared U.S.-Iranian conflict, diplomats said after President Emmanuel Macron's top envoy held talks in Saudi Arabia.

NewsweekSep 17, 2019
Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Blasts Trump's Foreign Policy as 'Saudi Wish List'
Actions such as withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal have resulted in a Middle East foreign policy by Trump as something that's "essentially become a Saudi wish list," Ben Rhodes said.

Senator Blames Trump's Decision to 'Walk Away' from Iran Nuclear Deal for Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks (Newsweek)
Iran rules out talks as Trump blames Tehran for Saudi oil attack (Reuters World News)

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 17, 2019
26 Dead After Blast at Rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
The suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan missed Mr. Ghani, officials said. A separate attack in Kabul killed 22 people. The Taliban claimed both.

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally (Reuters World News)

NYT Middle EastSep 17, 2019
What's at Stake in Israel's Elections
Israelis vote on Tuesday in the second election in five months. Could this be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last stand?

CNBC World NewsSep 17, 2019
The surprising issue that could decide Israel's 'do-over' election between Netanyahu and Gantz
The race between Netanyahu and Gantz to lead Israel seems to be all about defense and security. But there's another factor that could decide the election, writes Jake Novak.

Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day (Reuters World News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 17, 2019
Afghanistan war: Taliban bombs election rally and Kabul square
One of the attacks was on an election rally where President Ashraf Ghani was due to speak.

MSNBC Int'l NewsSep 17, 2019
Blast kills 26 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. NBC News could not confirm the claim and the Taliban often exaggerates claims in the wake of attacks.

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
Warning of election 'disaster', Israel's Netanyahu battles for survival
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster".

NPR Topics: NewsSep 17, 2019
As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work, Some Leave Their Homestead
The Amish country of Lancaster, Pa., is changing as only about a third of the fast-growing religious group still farm. Most Amish heads of household work in businesses and construction these days.

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
Pence says attacks against U.S. allies and global energy supply will fail
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States was evaluating evidence on the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and stands read to defend its interests and allies in the Middle East.

BBC Front PageSep 17, 2019
Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East?
The offensive use of drones has grown significantly in recent years, nowhere more so than in the Middle East.

NPR Headline NewsSep 17, 2019
Bombing At Afghan President's Campaign Rally Kills At Least 26
The attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, occurred as President Ashraf Ghani was making a rare personal appearance. Due to security concerns, he gives many speeches through his laptop.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 17, 2019
For G.M. Workers, U.A.W. Strike Is Chance for Overdue Reward
Union members are pushing for what they see as a fair share of the company's hefty returns, a decade after its bankruptcy, as negotiations continue.

FT.com - EuropeSep 17, 2019
Johnson wished to ‘evade control' by MPs, Supreme Court told
Hearing aimed at assessing whether UK prime minister acted lawfully in suspending parliament

UK's Johnson will act if court says parliament suspension was unlawful: lawyer (Reuters World News)

NewsweekSep 17, 2019
How to Watch Rugby World Cup in USA: Dates, TV Channel, Live Stream
The ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup gets underway in Japan on Friday, with New Zealand still the team to beat.

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
Top court to rule on British PM Johnson's suspension of parliament
Britain's top court met on Tuesday to consider whether a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was illegal.

BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 17, 2019
England's Youngs wants World Cup pride at third time of asking
Ben Youngs wants England to write a new chapter at the World Cup in Japan after the disappointments of the 2011 and 2015 campaigns.

NPR Topics: NewsSep 17, 2019
Gates Foundation Says World Not On Track To Meet Goal Of Ending Poverty By 2030
The foundation has just released its annual report on progress toward the "Sustainable Development Goals." The conclusion: Inequality is rampant. And it's time for some hard choices.

BBC Front PageSep 17, 2019
Supreme Court: PM 'entitled' to suspend Parliament, judges told
The Supreme Court hears the PM saw MPs as an "obstacle" to Brexit, but a government QC says he was within his rights.

ABC NewsSep 17, 2019
Congress weighs legislation to back Hong Kong protests, with local activists' backing
Congress is weighs legislation to support Hong Kong protests, with local activists urging U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to take action.

Hong Kong reopens after weekend of clashes, protests (Reuters World News)
Eight hurt after Hong Kong train derails at rush hour; operator to investigate (Reuters World News)

FT.com - EuropeSep 17, 2019
Saudi oil attack highlights Middle East's drone war
Region particularly vulnerable to cheap and nimble weapon that evades air warning systems

BBC News Front Page | WorldSep 17, 2019
The Cars singer Ric Ocasek died in his sleep, says family
The rock frontman had been recovering from surgery and died of heart disease, adds the coroner.

Ortis case linked to Vancouver firm that supplied secure cellphones to international criminals (CBC Top Stories)

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the two leaders.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 17, 2019
Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator, Is Dead at 75
A pioneering and award-winning newswoman for ABC News, she was named a ‘Living Legend' by the Library of Congress.

NYTimes GlobalSep 17, 2019
A Nazi Design Show Draws Criticism. Its Curator's Comments Didn't Help.
The exhibition's detractors say that a man who derided museums as too feminine and politically correct may not be taking the right approach to overseeing the sensitive items on display.

NPR Topics: NewsSep 17, 2019
In South Korea, Anguish Over Deaths Of North Korean Defectors Who May Have Starved
A mother and her young son were found dead in July, apparently of starvation. The case has refocused attention on the circumstances of defectors, who often struggle to start new lives in the South.

NYTimes GlobalSep 17, 2019
Hard-Liners in Iran See No Drawback to Bellicose Strategy
Trying to win sanctions relief, officials in Tehran believe they can lash out against American allies without suffering serious penalties, analysts say.

ABC NewsSep 17, 2019
Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
Veteran ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.

NPR Topics: NewsSep 17, 2019
Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down
In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.

Reuters World NewsSep 17, 2019
Explainer: Brexit deal emerging or not? Latest in Britain-EU talks
The European Union has pushed back against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's assertion that a new Brexit deal was in the making.

UK will work energetically on Brexit deal, PM Johnson tells Merkel: spokesman (Reuters World News)

ABC NewsSep 17, 2019
WATCH: GM strike continues after new negotiations fail
United Auto Workers officials told ABC News they are nowhere near reaching a deal with General Motors.

MSNBC Int'l NewsSep 17, 2019
Was Boris Johnson's Parliament's suspension illegal?
The court is not expected to rule immediately, but a judgment could come at the end of this week or early next week.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 17, 2019
The Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than G.M.
How teachers, hotel workers and supermarket cashiers inspired 50,000 General Motors workers to go on strike.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 17, 2019
Who Really Attacked Saudi Arabia?
Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility, but Saudi and American officials have pointed fingers at Iran.

CBC Top StoriesSep 17, 2019
Suicide bombing kills 24 at Afghan president's rally
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31, officials said. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief.

NYT Middle EastSep 16, 2019
Saudis Say Oil Facilities Were Hit With Iranian Weapons
U.S. officials have blamed Iran for the attacks, which slashed Saudi production. Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are backed by Iran, claimed responsibility.

Int'l Herald TribuneSep 16, 2019
A Brexit Protest, Reporters With Questions, but No Boris Johnson
A canceled news conference and a joke about the Hulk overshadowed critical meetings with European Union officials.

NPR Headline NewsSep 16, 2019
Outside Experts See Iran's Hand In Attack On Saudi Oil Facility
Independent analysts say the evidence available suggests Iran played a role in the weekend attack. The question is how big that role might be.

Attack on a major Saudi oil facility originated in Iran, U.S. intelligence indicates (MSNBC Int'l News)

BBC Front PageSep 16, 2019
WSL: Manchester United Women 0-1 Arsenal Women highlights
Watch highlights as Arsenal rely on a late strike from Danielle van de Donk to win at Manchester United in the Women's Super League.

Manchester United Women 0-1 Arsenal Women: Danielle van de Donk scores late winner (BBC News Front Page | World)

NPR Headline NewsSep 16, 2019
UAW Workers On Strike At General Motors
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brian Rothenberg, spokesperson for United Auto Workers. The union is leading a strike of over 49,000 workers against General Motors.

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Drones attack Saudis, UAW strikes (Christian Science Monitor--world)

UN WomenSep 13, 2019
UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador Jaha Dukureh receives Council of Europe North-South Prize 2018
UN Women's first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, Jaha Dukureh, has today received the North-South Prize 2018 by the Council of Europe, recognizing her role in the fight to end female genital mutilation.
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