EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal
EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. What some believed impossible is now real," European Union President Donald Tusk said on Twitter. Around 60 countries have now committed to the landmark agreement designed to stem the planet's rising temperatures, which was sealed in December 2015 in the French capital.
Deutsche Bank must survive without state aid: EurogroupAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday that Deutsche Bank must survive "on its own", without assistance from the German state.
World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres
World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among the mourners at the city's Mount Herzl national cemetery and was seated in the front row, reportedly at the request of Peres's family. Abbas knew Peres well and negotiated with him.
Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian president Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, getting the U.S. to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim.
EU nations approve ratification of climate change pact
US consumer spending flat in August as auto purchases drop
WASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. consumer spending in August turned in the weakest performance in five months, reflecting a drop in spending on autos. Income growth also slowed as wages and salary gains slowed following four strong months.
Mother of black man shot by police speaks of her anguish
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States.
Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual
U.S. consumer spending falls unexpectedly in August
U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell for the first time in seven months in August but inflation showed signs of accelerating, mixed signals that could keep the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates. The Commerce Department said on Friday that consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, fell 0.1 percent last month after accounting for inflation. Robust consumer spending partially offset weak business investment and falling business inventories in the second quarter when the economy expanded at a lackluster 1.4 percent annual rate.
Polish explorer says he's found deepest underwater cave