Obama opens new African American Museum amid national racial strife
President Barack Obama hailed Saturday the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, a long-awaited testament to black suffering and triumph in the United States. The first black president of the United States cut the ribbon to inaugurate the striking 400,000-square-foot (37,000-square-meter) bronze-clad edifice before thousands of spectators gathered in the US capital at a time of growing racial friction. "African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story.
Suspected gunman arrested in US mall shooting that killed five
Police named the suspect as Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old resident of the nearby town of Oak Harbor, saying he was arrested late Saturday about 24 hours after the killings. The FBI office in Seattle said it had no evidence the shooting was terror-related. The gunman opened fire with a rifle in the makeup section of a Macy's department store late Friday, killing four women and a man, according to police.
Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouseAMMAN, Jordan (AP) ? A prominent Jordanian writer has been shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.
European firms offer Britain scant support in divorce talks
More than 20 European business associations and companies interviewed by Reuters say they back their governments' position that Britain's banking sector can only enjoy EU market access post-Brexit if the country still follows the bloc's rules. Britain wants a trade deal that gives London's financial district, known as the City, access to EU clients while allowing the government to restrict migration from the bloc - something at odds with the basic rules of the European Union. Senior lawmakers in the British government have said they expect European business groups to support their position because they need access to the financial services the City provides.
Somalia's parliamentary election postponed again - lawmakerElections in Somalia to choose a new parliament have been postponed for the second time in two months due to a dispute over how to select future members, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Voting for the 275-seat parliament was scheduled to start this weekend and end on Oct. 10, with new lawmakers set to appoint a president on Oct. 30. Facing an ongoing threat from the al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Somalia abandoned plans for a one person one vote election.
Arruabarrena beats Niculescu in 3 sets to win Korea OpenSEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday to win the Korea Open and claim her second WTA singles title.
Qatar names Fossati to coach national soccer teamDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? Qatar has named former manager Jorge Fossati to coach its national soccer team after back-to-back losses in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Britain has lot to do before triggering EU divorce - Johnson
Britain has a lot of work to do before triggering the formal divorce procedure with the European Union but once it is done, the country will not let the process drag on, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday. Last week, Johnson said Britain would trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty to start its exit from the bloc early next year.
Swiss vote on granting new powers to intelligence servicesGENEVA (AP) ? Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.
Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.