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Comoros authorities sign pact to end standoff on island

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 18:15
Five days of clashes between protesters and police in Comoros' Anjouan island have subsided after the national government, local authorities and the Anjouan capital Mutsamudu signed an accord aimed at ending the violence, officials said on Friday.
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Top EU court tells Poland to stop Supreme Court overhaul, reinstate judges

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 18:11
The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to suspend a law forcing some of country's Supreme Court judges into early retirement, and reinstate those who have already been dismissed.
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Romania’s tug of war over rule of law nears the line

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 18:10
A power struggle between Romania's government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards.
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Hindu hardliners defy court order to stop women entering temple

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:52
Conservative Hindu groups prevented women from entering an Indian hill temple on Wednesday, in defiance of India's top court which says a centuries-long ban at the holy site is illegal.
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Swiss group ABB's CEO becomes latest boss to skip Saudi conference

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:51
ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, the Swiss engineering group said on Friday.
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Castro: Rep. King's comments border on white supremacy

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:42
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) responds to Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) comments that Castro and his brother and former HUD secretary Julian Castro learned Spanish, "to qualify as retroactive Hispanics."
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Look up! Meteor shower peaks this weekend

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:40
The night sky will showcase shooting stars this weekend, visible in all parts of the sky, around the world.
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Detained former head of Ethiopian region tried to escape: police

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:39
A former president of an Ethiopian region who was arrested on charges of human rights abuses and stoking deadly ethnic clashes tried to escape by climbing out a window while in police custody ahead of a court appearance, police said on Friday.
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Lottery could make you worth nearly 2 Taylors

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:29
All week, the climbing Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have been awakening the frivolous dreamers inside of us. Come on, who could resist entertaining some "what ifs" when the money at stake is over a billion dollars?
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Airbus, Deutsche executives to skip Saudi investment summit

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:23
Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week's event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Kmart employee gives emotional goodbye

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:19
A Kmart employee gave an emotional farewell announcement ahead of the store's final closing.
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Walmart's strategy to beat Amazon

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:15
Walmart is in the biggest fight of its 68-year history.
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Crimea mourns victims of mass shooting

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:10
Hundreds of residents in the Crimean port city of Kerch commemorated on Friday the victims of a college mass shooting in which an armed teenager killed 20 people, mostly his fellow pupils, and injured dozens more.
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A new, cheaper Tesla Model 3 is on its way

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 17:01
Tesla is now offering a slightly cheaper version of its lowest priced car, the Model 3.
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Saudi crisis means Masa Son's first mega tech fund could be his last

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:43
Masayoshi Son shook up the tech industry with his mega fund and $45 billion of Saudi cash. He may struggle to do it again.
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Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move than previously known, emails show

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:35
President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headquarters out of Washington to the DC suburbs, according to newly released internal government emails.
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Sen. Merkley: White House looking to frighten Americans

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:17
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) tells CNN's John Berman that President Trump and his administration "almost want there to be an immigration challenge," so they have an issue to frighten the American people with during the midterm elections.
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Rihanna rejected Super Bowl gig

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:14
Singer Rihanna turned down an offer to headline the Super Bowl halftime show because she disagrees with the way the NFL has handled Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest, according to Us Magazine.
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Big tech's budding relationship with Saudi Arabia in doubt after Khashoggi

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:14
This spring, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia met the royalty of Silicon Valley: Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and Sundar Pichai.
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