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  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the union's...

  • BERLIN, Sept 15- Axel Springer is planning layoffs as part of a cost-cutting programme that would mainly affect its newspapers, the German media group's chief executive told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview released on Sunday. "It doesn't only sound like a big cut, it is one," Mathias Doepfner was quoted as saying, though the report gave no concrete figures.

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. The union has been fighting to stop GM from closing auto assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Pompeo said Iran was behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while leaders in Tehran "pretend to engage in diplomacy.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 15,- "Hustlers" rolled in the Benjamins this weekend, collecting $33.2 million when it debuted in 3,250 North American theaters. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, "Hustlers" is based on Jessica Pressler's 2015 New York magazine article about a group of strippers who turn the tables on their wealthy Wall Street clientele after the 2008 recession hits.

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after labor contract talks reached an impasse over wide-ranging issues from wages to health care benefits and temporary workers. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president...

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said that its members will go on strike against General Motors Co as of Sunday evening, after a lack of progress in contract talks on key issues from wages to health care benefits, temporary employees, job security and profit sharing. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the union's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Pompeo said Iran was behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while leaders in Tehran "pretend to engage in diplomacy."

  • *Washington blames Iran for attack. DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the assault was the work of Iran, a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday the U.S. Energy Department is prepared to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after attacks on Saudi oil facilities if needed to stabilize the global energy supply. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Conway also did not rule out a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and...

  • *Washington blames Iran for attack. DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Adam Neumann showed he can capitalize on troubled times a decade ago, tapping into demand for workspace by those forced out of jobs in the aftermath of the financial crisis to grow WeWork into a global brand commanding a $47 billion valuation. Yet his plans to take WeWork's corporate parent the We Company public have backfired, as his company...

  • *Washington blames Iran for attack, Tehran dismisses claim. DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no...

  • BASES, ITS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS "STATIONED UP TO 2,000 KILOMETRES" AROUND IRAN ARE WITHIN RANGE OF IRANIAN MISSILES- TASNIM.

  • Wong, who spoke to Reuters in New York ahead of a planned visit to Washington, led Hong Kong's pro-democracy " Umbrella Movement" in 2014 but has not been at the forefront of the latest protests, which started over a now-withdrawn extradition bill but grew into demands for greater democracy and independence from mainland China. The bill would also mean that...

  • TOKYO, Sept 15- Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on U.S. wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, t1he Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Japan taxes imported wine at a rate of 15% or 125 yen per litre, whichever is cheaper, according to the Nikkei. The trade agreement between the United States and Japan, which is...

  • Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that knocked out about 5 million barrels or 5% of global production, but U.S. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, managed by the Energy Department, is held in heavily-guarded underground caverns on the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Washington in the past has participated in coordinated...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy. Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi group claimed credit for the attacks on two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry,...

  • *Yemen group says attacks Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais. *U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks,' pretend' diplomacy. RIYADH/ DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 14- Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and...