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This week, Israelis go to the polls for the second time in six months in a vote that's in danger of delivering the same result as the last one, writes Margaret Evans.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:37 pm

Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 2:33 pm

Indonesian authorities arrested 185 people suspected of starting the forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, police said Monday.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:31 pm

Italy’s newly formed ruling coalition of the populist Five Star movement and left-leaning Democratic Party has decided to once again allow humanitarian rescue ships to dock here after more than a year of blocking ships under Matteo Salvini, the former minister of the interior.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:00 am

As inflation kicks in again, and with world oil prices up sharply following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, it may actually be boneheaded to cut rates if evidence shows the economy remains strong.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 8:00 am

An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut five per cent of global crude output caused the biggest surge in oil prices in nearly three decades, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was "locked and loaded" to retaliate.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 7:13 am
APTOPIX Bahamas Hurricane Dorian

Humberto gained Category 1 hurricane strength late Sunday and is expected to drop another five centimetres of rain on the storm-ravaged northwestern Bahamas as the storm crawls away from the U.S. coast, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said early Monday.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 6:08 am

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:13 am
Purdue University OxyContin Maker

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, N.Y., days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 3:59 am
Obit Ocasek

Ric Ocasek — The Cars lead singer whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like Just What I Needed — was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

Posted: September 16, 2019, 1:28 am