Anti-money-laundering body gives Iran until February to complete reforms

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force said after a meeting of its members that it was disappointed that Tehran had acted on only nine out of 10 of its guidelines despite pledges to make the grade.

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Alaska governor ends re-election campaign, throws support to Democrat

Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and said he would support his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way race in which the Republican candidate had appeared to po

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Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team.

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Facebook hires former UK deputy PM Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook Inc has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as head of the social network's global affairs and communications team, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

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Japan Airlines passenger numbers tumble in the wake of natural disasters

Japan Airlines Co Ltd's international traffic slid around 20 percent in September and domestic traffic fell about 10 percent in the wake of natural disasters, its president said on Friday.

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With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

To combat worsening smog, Pakistan's government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent.

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Donald Trump praises U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed reporter

President Donald Trump on Thursday heaped praise on a U.S. congressman from Montana who body-slammed a reporter during a campaign for a special election in 2017.

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U.S. Interior Department watchdog faults Zinke’s travel practices, says Washington Post

The U.S. Interior Department's watchdog agency has said in a report that sending a security detail to protect Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife on a vacation to Turkey and Greece had cost taxpayers more than $25,000,

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US economic policy toward China to get tougher, say experts

US trade policy towards China over the next few years will become more confrontational, according to majority of economists in poll.

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Donald Trump says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi likely dead; Turkey searches for remains

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the US response to Saudi Arabia will likely be “very severe” but that he still wanted to get to the bot

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China’s Q3 GDP growth set to hit weakest since 2009

China's third-quarter GDP data on Friday is expected to show growth slipped to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as domestic demand faltered and exporters started to feel the pinch from a bitter Sino-US trad

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Donald Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to deploy the military and close the southern US border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north.

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Stocks tumble on souring sentiment; oil falls

Stocks fell sharply on Thursday while the Japanese yen rose in a move toward safety assets, with traders citing the Sino-U.S. trade war, Italy's budget concerns and a widening gap between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

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China’s Yuan falls to over 21-month low after US currency report, hawkish Fed minutes

China's yuan fell to its lowest against the U.S. dollar in more than 21 months on Thursday as the greenback strengthened and Washington's refrain from labelling China a currency manipulator gave bears added confidence to push

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ECB defends Sri Lanka tour schedule during monsoon season

The England and Wales Cricket Board has defended the decision to tour Sri Lanka during the monsoon season, saying the hectic international schedule left very little "wriggle room".

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US Senate panel wants to question Hyundai, Kia over engine fire reports

The Senate Commerce Committee's Republican chairman and ranking Democrat said on Wednesday they had asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires

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Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc under injury cloud

Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is battling a hamstring strain and may not bowl again in the second test against Pakistan or in the upcoming Twenty20 series.

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As climate threats drive migration, Indian women find opportunities

In the last inhabited villages deep in the dense mangrove forests of India's Sundarbans region, rice harvests have fallen by half in the last decade.

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Facebook tentatively concludes spammers were behind recent data breach, says Wall Street Journal Report

Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation-state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting, say Russian officials

At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself

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Pfizer to cut around 2 per cent of jobs through early next year

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc plans to reduce its global headcount by around 2 percent through voluntary retirements and layoffs this year and early next year, as it looks to streamline its corporate structure and eliminate some

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China state planner approves $5.3 billion high-speed railway project between Shanghai and Huzhou

China's state planner said on Wednesday it has approved a high-speed railway project worth 36.8 billion yuan ($5.3 billion) in eastern China.

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Apple gives US users tool to see what data it has collected

Apple Inc on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them.

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Mark Zuckerberg to be removed as Facebook chairman? Influential shareholders back proposal

Several public funds with holdings in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman.

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Boeing signs maintenance deals with El Al Airlines, Lufthansa

Boeing Co signed a two-year maintenance deal with Israel's El Al Airlines on Wednesday, as it looks to boost its high-margin after-sales business that services planes bought by airlines and military customers.

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Taliban attack in Afghanistan: Election candidate among 4 killed by bomb blast under office chair

An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week's parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban.

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Mega Millions jackpot hits $868 million! Second-largest in the history of US

The US Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $868 million early on Wednesday, the second-largest in U.S. history, after no winning ticket was sold in Tuesday night's draw.

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