May defies critics to back new $22 billion Heathrow runway
By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain backed a $22 billion (18 billion pounds) expansion of London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, ending 25 years of indecision with an ambitious plan to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, defeated a proposal from smaller rival Gatwick to secure the first new full-length runway to be built near London in 70 years after environmental and political protests scuppered previous attempts. The long-awaited decision put Prime Minister Theresa May on a collision course with several senior politicians including her own foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and the plan is also likely to be challenged in the courts.
Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on borderJERUSALEM (AP) ? An Israeli was shot and killed near a border fence with Egypt on Tuesday, Israel said, in an incident that an Egyptian official said occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook him for an illegal migrant and opened fire.
Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense billWASHINGTON (AP) ? Senate Democrats are intent on keeping out a provision from the annual defense policy bill that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation.
Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition insists the militants have not succeeded in diverting resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city.
Belgian region warns pressure will 'stop' EU-Canada trade talks
A new round of delicate negotiations took place in Brussels on Tuesday in a bid to salvage an EU-Canada trade deal as a holdout Belgian region warned it would stop the talks if it faced more pressure to sign up. A range of consultations involving Belgian and European Union officials were aimed at winning over Wallonia, which has prevented Belgium from supporting the agreement and effectively blocked a deal that must be endorsed by all 28 EU nations. "I want to be clear on the fact that we have already received three ultimatums and that we will not tolerate a fourth ultimatum wherever it comes from," Wallonia leader Paul Magnette told reporters as he went into further talks with Belgian government officials.
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UN Envoy to Yemen hands peace plan outline to rival partiesSANAA, Yemen (AP) ? The United Nations envoy to Yemen has handed an outline for a peace plan to Houthi rebels in control of the capital which includes depriving their rival, President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, of his authorities and the withdrawal of militias from major cities, a Houthi-affiliated politician said Tuesday.
Exclusive: U.S. House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday. Aides said the reauthorization of a "clean" bill, unchanged from the current legislation, was likely to pass the House, but its fate in the Senate was less certain, given Obama administration concerns. The Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry and deter Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approachAUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.
Spain's king asks acting PM Rajoy to form government
Spain's king on Tuesday tasked Mariano Rajoy with forming a new government, taking the acting conservative prime minister a step closer to power again after a 10-month political deadlock. "I accepted the task," Rajoy told reporters, saying he would now submit himself to a parliamentary vote of confidence which he is almost certain to win after the Socialists opted to abstain -- giving him enough traction to get through. This means Spain should finally get a government next week, capping a rollercoaster 10 months that saw the country go through two inconclusive elections which Rajoy's Popular Party (PP) won both times, but without enough seats to rule alone.