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Month: October 2017

Malaysia's royals call for religious tolerance in rare public intervention

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s royals made a rare intervention into public affairs on Tuesday, calling for unity and religious harmony after what they described as “excessive actions” in the name of Islam. Source: Reuters World News

Catalonia nears possible independence proclamation despite Madrid's warnings

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalan police tightened their protective ring around the region’s parliament on Tuesday where secessionists have pledged a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain despite warnings from Madrid of swift counter-measures. Source: Reuters World News

Fire crews fighting deadly California blazes welcome cool fog

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Firefighters battling 15 wildfires that have killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings in California’s wine country on welcomed a drop in winds and an expected layer of cool, moist… Read More

Honeywell seeks M&A as it keeps aero, spins off two units

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc unveiled a business makeover on Tuesday that will tie its growth more strongly to aerospace technology and spin off other businesses as two publicly-traded companies by the end of… Read More

Iran hardliners, pragmatists show unity in response to Trump

LONDON (Reuters) – A tough line from President Donald Trump has been met by a show of unity from both sides of Iran’s political divide, uniting hardliners who cast the United States as an implacable enemy with pragmatists… Read More

Las Vegas massacre probe focuses on gunman's arsenal, history

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe. Source:… Read More

Libyans flee by boat amid 'terrible' violence at home

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP (Reuters) – Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who… Read More

Justice Dept to fast-track process for tracing guns used in shootings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department plans to fast-track the process for tracing guns that were used in shootings back to the original purchasers, as part of a broader effort to crack down on violent crime. … Read More

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain into doubt. Source: Reuters World News

Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies

GENEVA (Reuters) – Syria is in the throes of its worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year, with heavy air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, aid agencies said on Thursday. Source: Reuters World… Read More