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Iran's Supreme Leader says U.S. offer for negotiations is a 'deception'

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:57am
The offer by the United States to negotiate with Iran is a deception, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in remarks published on his official website.
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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:52am
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
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Veteran Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming channel

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:41am
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a live-streaming site for video gamers.
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Iran's Khamenei says nation will not retreat in face of U.S. sanctions and 'insults': website

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:36am
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation will not retreat in the face of "cruel" U.S. sanctions and "insults", days after Washington imposed sanctions on him and other top officials in the country.
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Toilet revolution and boutique hotels on curriculum at China party school

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:33am
Images of squat toilets flash on to the screen as around 80 men and a smattering of women listen intently to their teacher tell them of the importance of following President Xi Jinping's instructions on bringing a toilet revolution to China.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S.-China trade deal is 90% done: CNBC

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:26am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the trade deal between the United States and China is "about 90%" complete, CNBC reported.
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U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan in face of Palestinian disdain and doubts

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:23am
The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many other Arabs dismiss as pointless without a political solution to the decades-old conflict.
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'I was exploited by my friend's mum'

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 5:23am
Philippine children are being forced into online sex abuse videos by family, paid for by people in the West.
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Cambodia jails translator over 'fake news' sex trafficking film

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:17am
A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained "fake news".
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Iran's president says America is pursuing 'incorrect path': IRIB

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 5:11am
America is pursuing an incorrect path, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.
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Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories' West Bank: foreign ministry

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 4:51am
Oman said on Wednesday it is planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry will be going to Ramallah for that purpose.
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Singapore aims to create 10,000 tech jobs in three years

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 4:36am
Singapore on Wednesday said it has plans to create up to 10,000 jobs in the technology sector over three years in an initiative to establish the city-state as a global hub for the industry.
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New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 4:31am
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.
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Spirited Away: Japanese anime trounces Toy Story 4 at China box office

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 4:23am
The Japanese cartoon from 2001 made more than twice as much as Toy Story 4 over the weekend.
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Japan's Abe hopes U.S., China resolve trade war through constructive talks

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 4:04am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he hoped the United States and China would resolve their trade war through constructive dialogue when they meet at a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies.
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Hong Kong activists call on G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 4:00am
More than one thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on Wednesday, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill.
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Macron calls for synergies, alliances' to strengthen Renault-Nissan

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:50am
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for further synergies and alliances to strengthen the Renault-Nissan partnership in a global market.
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U.S., North Korea in behind-the-scenes talks over third summit, Moon says

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:33am
The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed working-level negotiations that have been stalled since the second such meeting in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
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Iran will speed up enriching of uranium after deadline to Europe ends on Thursday: IRIB

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:24am
Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium after a deadline given to European countries to prevent this ends on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.
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Did the world's tallest statue bring development to India?

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 1:56am
The $430m statue was touted as a symbol of India's development, but it hasn't benefitted everyone.
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