Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report
DORAL, Florida (AP) ? Donald Trump declared Tuesday that "Obamacare is just blowing up," hoping for powerful late-campaign ammunition against Hillary Clinton after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's health care program.
EU to extend Schengen border controls for three months
The EU moved Tuesday to prolong border controls in the passport-free Schengen area for three months, missing an end-of-year deadline to scrap the emergency measures adopted to cope with last year's massive migrant influx. The European Commission, the European Union executive, said it recommended for "a period of a further three months" the extension of checks at the borders of Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and non-EU Norway starting in November. The EU had said it wanted to restore full functioning with no border controls across the Schengen area -- which includes 22 EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein -- by the end of the year.
The Latest: Russia: US-led coalition hits civilians in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):
Trump vows to scrap Obamacare as costs to jump 25 percent
Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to overturn President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program after the government announced Americans will see costs jump an average of 25 percent next year. "Obamacare has to be repealed and replaced and it has to be replaced with something much less expensive for the people, otherwise this country is in even bigger trouble than everybody thought," the Republican presidential candidate said in at his golf course in Doral, Florida. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a new report that the big increase in insurance costs will be seen in the 38 states with federally-managed health care exchanges.
IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) ? The International Monetary Fund is warning that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years.
'Divergent' author to tour in January/February for new book
Merck breezes past 3Q profit expectations, raises forecast
Coalition huddles as Iraqi forces inch towards Mosul
Iraqi forces were inching to within striking distance of eastern Mosul Tuesday as defence chiefs from the US-led coalition met in Paris to review the offensive on the jihadist bastion. The United Nations said it had received reports of a new series of atrocities by the Islamic State group (IS) as troops close in on its last major urban stronghold in Iraq. With the Mosul battle in its second week, French President Francois Hollande called for the coalition to prepare for the aftermath and the next stages of the campaign against the jihadists.
Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last king
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Romanians on Tuesday celebrated the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, the nation's last sovereign and one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II era.
Belgian region warns EU-Canada trade talks will 'stop' if more pressure
Brussels (AFP) - The Belgian region of Wallonia will stop negotiations aimed at salvaging a landmark EU-Canada trade deal if it receives more ultimatums, the region's leader Paul Magnette said Tuesday.