×

Wires

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- For highlights of comments and reactions to Germany's federal election results, please click on.

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- For highlights of comments and reactions to Germany's federal election results, please click on.

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader and chancellor candidate, said this election was a "bitter day" for Germany's Social...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader and chancellor candidate, said this election was a "bitter day" for Germany's Social...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- For highlights of comments and reactions to Germany's federal election results, please click on.

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. That is a heavy defeat, "SPD deputy party leader Manuela Schwesig told ZDF broadcaster, adding:" For us, the grand coalition...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. That is a heavy defeat, "SPD deputy party leader Manuela Schwesig told ZDF broadcaster, adding:" For us, the grand coalition...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- For highlights of comments and reactions to Germany's federal election results, please click on.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fresh aftershock rattled southwestern Mexico on Sunday as thousands of rescuers toiled for the sixth straight day despite fading hopes of pulling survivors from the ruins of the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years. With prospects dimming of finding more people alive in the wreckage of Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake, which killed...

  • *Exit polls indicate Merkel set for fourth term. BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote...

  • NEW YORK— The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place in its third week of release. With $30 million over the weekend, "It" is now the highest-grossing horror film of all time, not...

  • TIANJIN, China Sept 24- As far as China's miners are concerned, the modern-day Silk Road is paved with gold. Having embarked on a "go global" strategy in 2005, the company already has projects in three countries along the ancient Silk Road, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, Fang said on Sunday. Based in Fujian in southeast China, the starting point of the ancient...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives secured a fourth consecutive term in office on Sunday in an election that brought a far-right party into the German parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls indicated. After shock results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S.

  • NEW YORK— Flood insurance is on people's minds again after hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. Roy Wright, the director of the National Flood Insurance Program, has been pushing to make changes to the system, which is overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The flood insurance program was criticized after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina as...

  • SOMERSET, N.J.— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses. He says the plan "creates a middle-income tax cut, it makes businesses competitive and it creates jobs." Mnuchin tells ABC's "This Week" there are changes, too, for the "high end," including "getting rid of...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 24- The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy", and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality. The Commission's consultation document on these plans, seen by Reuters, is part of a broader reworking of the EU's economic priorities, after...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 24- The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy", and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality. The Commission's consultation document on these plans, seen by Reuters, is part of a broader reworking of the EU's economic priorities, after...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 24- The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy," and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality. The Commission's consultation document on these plans, seen by Reuters, is part of a broader reworking of the EU's economic priorities, after...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 24- The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy," and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality. The Commission's consultation document on these plans, seen by Reuters, is part of a broader reworking of the EU's economic priorities, after...

  • But some North Dakota growers are trying to end a state cloud-seeding program that's been around for generations, believing it may be making the drought worse. Doug Burgum has asked the state Water Commission to review the program. Hank Bodner, a cloud-seeding supporter who chairs the state's Atmospheric Resource Board and the Ward County Weather...