EU parliament chief, Canada minister in bid to save trade deal
EU parliament head Martin Schulz and Canada's trade minister Chrystia Freeland were meeting Saturday, saying they hoped to revive a trade deal threatened by the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on. Schulz wrote on Twitter he would also meet with Wallonia's socialist government head Paul Magnette, who has moved to stop the bloc's 28 nations from signing the accord. The meetings in Brussels are aimed at "reviving CETA talks.
Trump to make 'closing arguments' of campaign
Donald Trump will lay out plans Saturday for the first 100 days of his presidency, in what his campaign is calling his "closing arguments" in one of the most bitter election campaigns in US history. The 2016 election cycle pitting the Republican nominee against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has turned increasingly toxic, with Trump fueling wild conspiracy theories about vote "rigging" and Clinton warning that the provocative billionaire was straying into authoritarianism. Clinton excoriated Trump as a threat to American democracy Friday for not pledging to honor results of the upcoming presidential election, as the rivals battled for supremacy in battleground states.
Marquez grabs pole for Australian MotoGP
Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez's gamble on using slick tyres paid off when he stormed to pole position for this weekend's Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island on Saturday. The 23-year-old Spaniard, on a Repsol Honda, clocked the fastest lap of one minute 30.189 seconds amid threatening rain to start on the inside of the grid for Sunday's race. It was Marquez's 37th MotoGP pole as he vies for his 30th career premier class win at Phillip Island.
Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both ...
IS assault on Iraq's Kirkuk ends after 24-hour battle
Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attackAn international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday. In August, the team from ...
Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in JordanAMMAN, Jordan (AP) ? FIFA's president says the U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that "women's football is not only confined to some parts of the world."
US star Wagner seizes Skate America lead
American Ashley Wagner, runner-up at this year's World Championships, won the women's short program Friday at Skate 1America, the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix figure skating season. Wagner won with 69.50 points while Japan's Mai Mihara was second on 65.75 and American Gracie Gold, the reigning US women's champion and a Chicago hometown favorite, took third with 64.87 points. Gold led the women's world championships after the short program but a poor long program saw her fall to a fourth-place finish.
Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with KabulISLAMABAD (AP) ? Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday.
Cubs close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry