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Fiat Chrysler agrees to sell Magneti Marelli to Calsonic Kansei – sources

MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI) (FCA) has agreed to sell its Magneti Marelli unit to KKR’s (KKR.N) Calsonic Kansei, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, adding the deal would be announced on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the ticker information for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV at the post where it’s […]

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Jordan says it won’t renew peace treaty land deal with Israel

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan said on Sunday it would not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border just as Israel said it was still planning to negotiate an extension. FILE PHOTO: Jordan’s King Abdullah speaks during the opening of the third ordinary session of the 18th […]

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Poland’s ruling eurosceptics score modest gains in regional vote

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party scored modest gains in regional government in Sunday’s election, an exit poll showed, a result likely to embolden the eurosceptic PiS in its conflict with the European Union over democratic standards. People attend the Polish regional elections, at a polling station in Warsaw, Poland, October […]

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Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish authorities have put the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under 24-hour police protection, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Khashoggi, […]

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U.S. lawmakers blame Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. lawmakers turned their ire on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday and said they believed he ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, although the Trump administration maintained a more cautious stance. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks with news media at the U.S. Capitol […]

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Germany’s Merkel promises legislation to ward off diesel driving bans

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislation to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in […]

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Italy expects EU budget rejection on Tuesday – source

MILAN (Reuters) – The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday. Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio speaks at the 5-Star Movement party’s open-air rally at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, […]

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No arms for Riyadh while Khashoggi questions remain – Germany’s Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia while the current uncertainty over the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Campaigning for her party […]

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Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing ‘grave mistake’, says prince not aware

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a “huge and grave mistake”, but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware. The comments from Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most […]

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Italy expects EU’s decision on budget on Tuesday -source

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s government expects the European Commission to take on Tuesday the unprecedented decision of asking a member state to amend and resubmit its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday. Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio speaks at the 5-Star Movement party’s open-air rally at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, October 20, […]

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Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China’s economic slowdown

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns that China’s weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis could spill into other emerging markets and destabilise U.S. financial markets. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during his interview with Reuters in Jerusalem October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun China is trying to navigate through […]

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Man who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies aged 99

OSLO (Reuters) – The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany’s nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: World War Two Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Roenneberg holds up a Union flag, which had been lowered from above the House of Lords, after it […]

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Saudis do not know how Khashoggi was killed – foreign minister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian officials do not know details of how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their consulate in Istanbul or where his body is, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference at a China Arab […]

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U.S. senator Corker blames Saudi prince for Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday he believed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the Saudis have lost all credibility in their explanations. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol […]

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Saudi foreign minister says Khashoggi killing was ‘huge and grave mistake’ -Fox

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was a “huge and grave mistake” and promised his family that those responsible will be punished. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference at […]

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Trump says U.S. to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

ELKO, Nev/MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, required […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan to speak on Khashoggi case on Tuesday

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would make all necessary statements about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting with members of his ruling AK Party in parliament on Tuesday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Diyarbakir, Turkey October 20, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout […]

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UK, France and Germany press Saudi for facts to back up Khashoggi explanation

LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia needs to provide facts for its explanation of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be considered credible, Britain, France and Germany said in a joint statement on Sunday. After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, for two weeks, Saudi Arabia on Saturday said the journalist died in […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan says to speak on Khashoggi case on Tuesday

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would make all the necessary statements about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting with members of his ruling AK Party in parliament on Tuesday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Diyarbakir, Turkey October 20, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Press […]

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Taiwan train crash kills at least 18, injures 160

TAIPEI (Reuters) – At least 18 people died and 160 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said. Rescuers tend to injured passengers after a train derailed in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018. Military News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. […]