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Another opioid giant reportedly looks to settle

[2019-08-29 07:09]

A major US opioid manufacturer is offering to pay $10 billion to $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by states, counties and cities across the United States, according to a media report.

Prosecutor: Najib uses 'elaborate' plan to loot fund

[2019-08-29 07:09]

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's second corruption trial started on Wednesday, with a prosecutor alleging he pilfered billions of dollars from the 1MDB state investment fund through an "elaborate charade" and then sought to cover his tracks.

Johnson plans to suspend Parliament before Brexit

[2019-08-29 07:09]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to lock the doors to the Parliament soon after MPs return from their summer vacation on Sept 4 in an apparent attempt to stop opponents blocking his plan to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on Oct 31, regardless of consequences.

Italy making progress toward coalition government

[2019-08-29 07:09]

The two parties seeking to form a new Italian government made progress toward a coalition deal on Wednesday, after agreeing that Giuseppe Conte should stay on as prime minister.

Russian company sues Boeing over Max planes

[2019-08-29 07:09]

A Russian aircraft-leasing company has filed the first lawsuit by a company against Boeing over the plane maker's grounded 737 Max jets.

Rouhani to US: First lift sanctions, then let's talk

[2019-08-29 07:09]

GENEVA - Iranian officials on Tuesday urged the United States to lift its sanctions against Iran to pave the way for talks on mutual issues.

Global concerns surge over Amazon wildfires

[2019-08-29 07:09]

Nations along the Amazon River are not only battling huge blazes in the forests but also fighting the perception that development policies are responsible for the fires that environmentalists fear may damage the rainforest and continental ecology.

Prolific professor remembered for meeting with Deng

[2019-08-29 07:09]

For many in China and the United States, Winston L. Yang was a prolific scholar in Asian studies. But in the final analysis, Yang was a "Chinese compatriot" to be forever remembered for his contributions to relations across the Taiwan Straits, his friends and family have said.

Trump pushes his Florida hotel for next G7 summit

[2019-08-29 07:09]

It's got great parking, wonderful rooms, access to an airport, and the president of the United States notes the Florida hotel that he owns and wants to be the site for the next G7 summit doesn't have bedbugs.

BBC set to launch 'Beeb', its own voice assistant

[2019-08-29 07:09]

The BBC will launch a new digital voice assistant next year that will be similar to devices developed by Amazon, Apple, Baidu, and Google but - it claims - better able to understand the range of dialects and accents found in the British Isles.

Europe may face economic setbacks

[2019-08-28 07:43]

Europe is edging toward a crisis, as several of its largest economies face recession or a political crisis, analysts have said.

Drugmaker fined $572m for role in opioid crisis

[2019-08-28 07:43]

The opioid epidemic in the United States has claimed many victims, and a major pharmaceutical company may be paying a hefty price for its involvement.

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