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UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
The leader of the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party says he has broken up with his girlfriend after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee, Meghan Markle
Stricken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.
French star Deneuve apologizes to sexual abuse victims | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Film star Catherine Deneuve has apologized to victims of "odious" acts of sexual abuse, after she signed a much-criticized letter saying men are being unfairly accused of sexual misconduct
How Italy's far right exploits the migration crisis | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
Although few want to stay in Italy, a country with poor job prospects, far-right and mainstream groups target refugees.
Russia will work to preserve Iran nuclear deal, FM Lavrov says | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow will work to preserve the existing Iran nuclear deal despite Washington threatening to withdraw from it.
German conservatives seek to allay SPD fears over coalition deal | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Germany's conservatives said a blueprint on forming a coalition government with the Social Democrats (SPD) would be further refined, in remarks seemingly intended to appease opponents of the deal.
Johnson fears 'waste of time' watered-down Brexit - report | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson has told friends he is worried that Britain will accept a Brexit deal that leaves it subordinate to Brussels, making the 2016 EU referendum a "total waste of time", the Sun newspaper reported on Monday.
UAE says Qatar fighter jets intercept flight; Doha denies it | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
UAE claims Qatari fighter jet intercepted its commercial airliner in international airspace; Doha official denies
Qatar denies intercepting Emirati civilian aircraft | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
United Arab Emirates says Qatari jets have intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a flight to Bahrain.
Indonesia police rule out bomb as exchange floor collapse injures at least a dozen | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring at least a dozen people under a shower of glass and other debris, an exchange employee and witnesses said.
Hiring of Kevin Sumlin should be great news for Arizona QB Khalil Tate | ESPN
ESPN | January 15, 2018
Sumlin coached Johnny Manziel to a Heisman while at Texas A&M, and the coach's attention to detail should work wonders for the Wildcats' young quarterback.
Mezzanine inside Jakarta stock exchange tower collapses | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring more than 50 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation
NAHB elects new leadership team for 2018 | HousingWire
HousingWire | January 15, 2018
The National Association of Home Builders announced it elected four senior officials to take over top leadership positions. The new leaders were announced Thursday at NAHB’s International Builders’ show in Orlando, Florida.
Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.
Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country: state TV citing FM source | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry.
Exclusive: China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The Latest: Iraq raises death toll in Baghdad attack to 38 | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
The Latest: Iraqi security officials raise death toll from Baghdad's twin suicide bombing to 38 killed
Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Criticized for recent comments about Haiti and African nations, Trump says he's not a racist
Forced at 15: The young brides of Niger | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
How young girls in the West African country are fighting back against child marriage.
Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.
No need to worry about Sloane Stephens ... yet | ESPN
ESPN | January 15, 2018
It's all good. At least according to Stephens, who fell in the opening round of the Australian Open.
US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
The US is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics
Myanmar says camps for Rohingya will be ready next week | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week
Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Israel's defense minister says Palestinian leader Abbas has 'lost his senses' following fiery anti-Trump speech
Zeta-Jones says Michael Douglas is a 'Me Too' supporter | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Catherine Zeta-Jones says her husband, Michael Douglas, is '110 percent' in support of the movement against sexual harassment
Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit a fresh three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoys expectations of tighter policy from central banks, while the chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent.
Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil hovered below a three-year high near $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.
New report shows Trump embroiled in 'unprecedented conflicts of interest' | CNBC
CNBC | January 16, 2018
Trade groups and foreign governments stayed at or held events at properties linked to the President, according to think tank Public Citizen.
North and South Korea discuss troupe's Olympics visit | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
Officials from the culture ministries of rival countries hold talks at the demilitarised zone of Panmunjom.
Russia will not support U.S. attempts to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to change the Iran nuclear deal.
Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.
East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
A Chinese transport ministry spokesman says the fire in a pool of oil from a sunken tanker in the East China Sea has burned out
The Latest: Seoul says Koreas considering joint hockey team | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Seoul says the two Koreas have agreed in principle to field a joint women's ice hockey team during next month's Olympics in South Korea
India's Modi gives warm welcome to Israel's Netanyahu | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Modi accords warm welcome to Netanyahu as the two countries move to strengthen relations.
HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt: sources | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.
HUD Secretary Carson honors Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta | HousingWire
HousingWire | January 15, 2018
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the rest of America, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced he would be celebrating the day in Atlanta, where he would also discuss with the city how it can work together with HUD.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links | ABC News
ABC News | January 15, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspects a guard of honor, pays respects at the memorial of India's independence leader Mohandas Gandhi during his first visit to the country
Sudan deploys more troops to Eritrea border | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 15, 2018
Khartoum says its facing a 'threat' from its eastern border as tension in the Red Sea region continues to rise.
Erdogan says Turkey will crush 'terror army' in northern Syria | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the United States was trying to create a "terror army" on Turkey's southern frontier by training a Syrian border force including Kurdish militia, and pledged to crush the force before it came into being.
Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war | Reuters
Reuters | January 15, 2018
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit".