African leaders to launch continent-wide free trade zone

General agreement has been signed by 54 of Africa’s 55 countries, with only Eritrea not signing up.

  • Jul 7, 2019

Deutsche Bank to slash 18,000 jobs in sweeping restructuring

Aimed at restoring consistent profitability and better returns to shareholders.

  • Jul 7, 2019

Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges

The hedge fund manager is accused of paying underage girls for massages and molesting them.

  • Jul 7, 2019

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

Bossa nova emerged in the late 1950s and gained a worldwide following in the 1960s.

  • Jul 6, 2019

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment

Europe, meanwhile, is struggling to salvage the 2015 accord against the odds.

  • Jul 6, 2019

Maria Cantwell will vote against Trump’s nominee to lead FAA

Stephen Dickson faces criticism about his tenure at Delta Air Lines during a whistleblower lawsuit.

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

The former government contracter is accused of stealing thousands of pages of secret documents.

  • Jul 6, 2019

Second, even bigger earthquake strikes Southern California

The 7.1-magnitude quake was centered in the same area as a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit a day earlier.

  • Jul 6, 2019

Pope approves miracle for late US Archbishop Sheen

Sheen, who died in 1979, was known for his on-air evangelism.

  • Jul 6, 2019

California continues to shudder from quakes

There had been about 1,700 aftershocks since the Thursday quake, which was a bit higher than average.

  • Jul 5, 2019

In Queens, revered Jewish leader’s burial site draws crowds

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of Judaism’s Chabad-Lubavitch movement, died 25 years ago.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Trump weighs executive order to add census citizenship query

The Census Bureau said that adding it would result in a less accurate population count.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Some Kenyan families reject Boeing’s compensation for crash

A lawyer for the families said they are not pursuing compensation from Ethiopian Airways.

US added a robust 224,000 jobs in June after weak May gain

Consumer spending is solid, home sales are rebounding, but manufacturing and construction are slower.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Trump calls America’s story ‘the greatest political journey’

The president’s 4th of July celebration paid tribute to the U.S. military.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

Multiple injuries and two house fires were reported in the town of Ridgecrest.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Census: Administration tries again for citizenship question

The government was running out of time to begin printing the millions of forms.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees

And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say.

  • Jul 4, 2019

Deadly land, deadly sea: Libya migrants face brutal choice

A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors.

  • Jul 4, 2019

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quitting Republican Party

He said he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.”

  • Jul 4, 2019