US stocks surge after China cuts rates – European markets recover losses

NEW YORK: Stocks surged yesterday morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates...

Less-lethal weapons getting new interest – Police shootings spur new urgency

FITCHBURG, Massachusetts: Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets - “blunt impact projectiles” that...

US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out...

SAGAMIHARA: A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post yesterday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a...

French train gunman an ‘Islamist militant’ – Obama praises ‘heroic’ US servicemen

ARRAS, France: A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant if the...

Global slowdown hammers US stocks – Biggest drop in nearly four years

NEW YORK: Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the US stock market to its biggest...

Trump says he’d like to have election tomorrow

MOBILE, Alabama: Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: “I would like to have the election tomorrow....

Women to parade topless through New York

Women will parade topless through the streets of New York today, flashing their breasts in the name of feminist liberation as they celebrate annual...

Seed bugs swarm California, Infest homes, cars and lives – Skin-crawling reality for past...

LONE PINE: The gas station’s ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides. On...

Clinton facing fresh worries over emails – ‘I don’t think the campaign has handled...

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of...

Western wildfires: Wind, heat, dry land fueling large blazes

CALIFORNIA: Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying...

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

HAVANA: Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in...

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

DAVENPORT, Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the US...

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