Leaders of the United Auto Workers (UAW) turned up the pressure on General Motors Co on Sunday, ordering 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities to walk off the job ahead of a meeting in Detroit on whether to call a wider strike. After union's four-year contract with GM expired without agreement
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The young democracy's economic ills have dominated this election, with long queues forming outside some polling stations. Tunisia threw off autocratic rule only eight years ago in a revolution that inspired the "Arab Spring" revolts across the Middle East and North Africa.
As rescuers search for bodies amid mountains of debris and the stench of death on the Bahamas island of Abaco, life on most of the archipelago's 700 isles is little changed. Cruise ships have pulled in and out of the capital and tourist hub Nassau in the two weeks since Hurricane Dorian struck the
When India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday claimed millennials' preference for ride-hailing apps was contributing to a painful slump in car sales, it sparked an online backlash from furious youngsters.
Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a ceasefire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over the past two days,
A large pro-democracy rally makes its way through Hong Kong's streets in defiance of a ban by police, who warned the gathering was illegal. The pro-democracy movement has vowed to continue until key demands are met, including an inquiry into the police, an amnesty for those arrested and universal
Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes. Police fired repeated volleys of tear gas and deployed water cannon trucks after Molotov
Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 fighters of the hardline insurgent group in joint air strikes conducted in northern and western regions of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. The operations, launched on Saturday night, were aimed at foiling attacks
The end of the '90s saw a slew of splatter and satirical comedies for high schoolers. Where did they come from — and where did they go?
Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field. Key players include media mogul Nabil Karoui, behind bars due to an ongoing money laundering
Belgium's candidate for the incoming European Commission, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, faces a preliminary probe into accusations of money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgian authorities and two newspapers said. The accusations were made by an ex-member of Belgium's
Turkey's defence ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems would become active in April 2020. Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey's purchase of the
Two dozen candidates, including two women, are vying to replace Tunisia's late leader Beji Caid Essebsi in Sunday's presidential polls. Here are brief profiles of the main candidates: - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed - Now aged 43, he became Tunisia's youngest ever premier in 2016 when Essebsi
Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Sunday that "huge" progress was being made in Brexit talks and declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comicbook hero Hulk. The Conservative leader made the comments ahead of meetings with European Commission chief Jean-Claude
The United States navy destroyer USS Ramage docked briefly in Lebanon, the US embassy in Beirut said on Sunday, amid heightened regional tensions. The Arleigh-Burke-class vessel, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles, stopped Saturday for a "one-day goodwill visit on the sidelines of its participation
Iran's foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States and its allies were "stuck in Yemen" and that blaming Tehran "won't end the disaster". "Having failed at "max pressure", @SecPompeo's turning to "max deceit"..
The Northern Ireland party whose 10 members of parliament support British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government believe a deal can be done in the coming weeks to maintain an open border in Ireland, a senior member said on Sunday. "The time between now and October 31 means that the opportunity
A man’s desire to test his girlfriend’s fidelity ended in disaster last week, and left one man in custody, according to a police report.The incident, in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Hunan province, started when the boyfriend – a 22-year-old surnamed Fu – employed the services of an online “fidelity
More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where visitors
Iran on Sunday dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. "Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless," foreign ministry
Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy's economic ills dominating the agenda. Polling stations opened at 8am (0700 GMT) from the capital Tunis on the Mediterranean coastline to the cork
Charity rescue vessel Ocean Viking was on Sunday preparing to return to rescuing shipwreck survivors off Libya after disembarking 82 migrants in Italy following a reversal of government policy in Rome. Italian authorities identified and carried out medical checks on the sub-Saharan African migrants
Hong Kong International Airport suffered its biggest monthly drop in passengers in a decade, with a decline of 12.4 per cent – or at least 850,000 fewer travellers – in August as anti-government protests gripped the city, according to figures released on Sunday.The Airport Authority said the steep drop