USA Today warns against vote for 'dangerous demagogue' Trump
In a break from tradition, USA Today took sides Friday in the upcoming presidential election, warning readers to "resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue" and reject Republican Donald Trump. The national newspaper, one of the most widely circulated in the United States, has never before taken a stance on a presidential race in its 34-year history, but its editorial board spoke out this time on the battle between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. "This year, one of the candidates -- Republican nominee Donald Trump -- is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.
Europe's comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year-mission
Deutsche CEO tries to reassure staff as shares plunge
By Andreas Kröner and Maiya Keidan FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's chief executive sought to reassure his staff on Friday that Germany's largest lender remained robust after its shares again fell to record lows, sending tremors through global financial markets. Chief Executive John Cryan's letter, seen by Reuters, addressed reports of the departure of a few hedge fund clients, blaming unfounded speculation and "certain forces" that wanted to weaken trust in the bank. People familiar with the matter told Reuters that one large hedge fund in Asia had pulled out collateral from Deutsche amounting to $50 million in the last two days, while other sources said this had happened elsewhere, albeit on a small scale.
In Charlotte, police shooting affects presidential politics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? The killing of a black man by a Charlotte police officer, and the sometimes violent protests that followed, have intensified the political divide in a state crucial to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency.
Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usualSTOCKHOLM (AP) ? The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years.
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Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles in Aleppo
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Friday, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, a war monitor and sources on both sides said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a Syrian military source said government forces had captured territory north of the city and buildings in the city center. Rebel sources however denied any additional advances north of the city by government forces that seized the Handarat camp area north of Aleppo on Thursday.
Rosetta crash-lands on comet, ending 12-year space mission
Darmstadt (Germany) (AFP) - Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft concluded a 12-year odyssey with a controlled crash-landing Friday onto the comet it has orbited and probed for two years to unravel the secrets of the Solar System's birth, mission controllers said.
Russia, Syria geopolitics frame pope's Caucasus trip
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) ? Pope Francis' trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan will be filled with religiously symbolic encounters with Catholics, Orthodox, Muslims and Jews. But current events in Syria and other geopolitical concerns might overshadow the message.
European Space Agency loses contact with Rosetta probe marking expected end of its 12-year missionBERLIN (AP) ? European Space Agency loses contact with Rosetta probe marking expected end of its 12-year mission .