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North Korea: Six months' training for 10 minutes on parade

BBC News - September 7, 2018 - 5:27pm
Dazzling displays of discipline require months of practice and loyalty to the Kim dynasty.
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Iraq protesters free hostages at West Qurna water treatment plant

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 5:24pm
Protesters peacefully left a water treatment facility linked to Iraq's West Qurna 2 oilfield, managed by Russia's Lukoil, and released two Iraqi employees they had held hostage, a Lukoil source and a source with Basra's police said.
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Air strikes, shelling hit Idlib and Hama on day of Syria summit in Tehran: monitor

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 5:23pm
Air strikes hit parts of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, a war monitor said, as the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Tehran to discuss the fate of the enclave.
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Crews battle for third day to outflank Northern California wildfire

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 5:19pm
A fierce wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in Northern California raged for a third day on Friday through explosively dry mountain timber in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, as crews battled to outflank the flames.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro unlikely to return to presidential campaign: son

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 5:05pm
Brazil's front-running presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is unlikely to return to campaigning before the Oct. 7 first-round vote because of the severity of wounds he suffered in a stabbing attack, his son said on Friday.
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Apple says proposed U.S. tariffs may hit Watch, does not name iPhone

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
A "wide range" of Apple Inc products including its Watch likely would be hit by proposed U.S. tariffs, the company told U.S. trade officials, but it did not name the iPhone as among the products affected.
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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:59pm
George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election.
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Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for 'abuses of power,' urges Democrats to vote

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:54pm
Former U.S. President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration's "abuses of power" and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November's elections.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee on track as Senate hearing ends

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:52pm
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination.
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Wall Street drops on tariff worries, with Apple in crosshairs

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:51pm
Wall Street's major indexes fell on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump raised the possibility of additional tariffs on Chinese imports and Apple Inc indicated that some of its products could be subjected to such levies.
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World stock markets fall on trade fears and rate hike worries

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:39pm
World share indexes registered their biggest weekly declines in almost six months in a volatile session on Friday as investors weighed solid U.S. economic data against expectations for higher interest rates and U.S. trade tensions on multiple fronts.
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Hundreds arrested in multi-day protests of Supreme Court nominee

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:27pm
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the Senate this week was frequently disrupted as protesters were removed from the hearing room by police, with more than 200 people arrested.
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Apple says proposed tariffs to hit a range of products

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:17pm
Apple Inc said on Friday the proposed tariffs by President Donald Trump covers a wide range of its products, including Apple Watch and AirPods, but did not name iPhones.
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Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:13pm
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Friday that he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion in Chinese goods on top of $200 billion in imports now primed for levies in coming days.
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No more neutral rate? The shine comes off the Fed's r-star

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:08pm
In a speech last month Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell voiced doubts about the usefulness of some of the key economic measures officials have been relying on to guide U.S. interest rate policy in recent years.
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Wall Street ends lower on tariff worries

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:08pm
Wall Street's major indexes fell on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump raised the possibility of additional tariffs on imports of Chinese goods and reports suggested that products from Apple Inc could be subjected to those levies.
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Unrest spreads in Iraq as Iranian mission stormed, oil workers held hostage

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 4:07pm
Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraq's political elite spread across the south of the country on Friday as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield.
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'It's the day when I can remove my mask'

BBC News - September 7, 2018 - 3:57pm
Party time in India after a court ruling which means gay sex is no longer a crime.
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Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge in apartment shooting

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 3:53pm
A Dallas police officer will be charged with manslaughter after mistakenly entering an apartment she thought was hers and fatally shooting the man who lived there, authorities said on Friday.
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Canada's Freeland sees 'very good progress' in NAFTA trade talks

Reuters News - September 7, 2018 - 3:43pm
Canada's top trade negotiator said on Friday she and her U.S. counterpart were making "very good progress" in talks to save the North American Free Trade Agreement amid increasing Canadian optimism that a deal could be reached.
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