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UK Labour chief Corbyn: I will serve full term if made PM

LONDON (AP) ” Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, insists he would serve a full term as prime minister if his party wins the next general election, which is widely expected to take place in the next few months.Countering speculation that the 70-year-old is considering standing down, Corbyn told the BBC on Sunday that he would lead Labour into the next election.Asked if he would serve a full term, Corbyn said: “Of course.”Corbyn is at […]

EU's Juncker: Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) ” The European Union will insist that border controls be put up along the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal and the British government will be responsible for that, a top EU official said.Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, told Sky News in an interview broadcast Sunday that the blame for that would rest squarely on Britain. Border controls could in theory go up soon after Oct. 31, Britain’s scheduled departure date.Brussels […]

UN agency: Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) ” The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional outbreak that has been declared a rare global health emergency.The statement Saturday says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” has not shared its clinical data, the results of its investigations or the possible contacts of a number of patients […]

Travel firm Thomas Cook teeters on edge as talks continue

LONDON (AP) ” More than 600,000 travelers with Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday wondering if they will be able to get home as one of the world’s oldest and largest travel companies teeters on the edge of collapse.The company, which confirmed Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) in extra funding to avoid going bust, is in last-ditch talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off collapse.Sky News reported that discussions were taking place Sunday at the […]

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set fires

HONG KONG (AP) ” Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.The day’s action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist, folded paper “origami” cranes that they tied onto a large rigging that they assembled in the mall in the Shatin district.Some put a Chinese flag on the floor and took turns running over […]

UN health agency questions Tanzania's Ebola-like cases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) ” The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus.The statement Saturday says Tanzania’s government has not shared its clinical data, the results of its investigations or the possible contacts of a number of patients with Ebola-like symptoms.Tanzania’s government, which has said it has no Ebola cases, could not immediately be reached for comment […]

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

HONG KONG (AP) ” Another day of protest is expected in Hong Kong after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets.Transit authorities closed the two intermediate stations on the airport express train to guard against a possible disruption of transportation to the transportation hub. Separately an afternoon protest has been called at a shopping mall in the outlying […]

Missing Camp Pendleton Marine found safe at Texas rest stop

RICHLAND, Texas (AP) ” A U.S. Marine believed to have left Arizona for California’s Camp Pendleton never arrived, but was found days later at a Texas rest area, unharmed.Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody Saturday night by Naval Criminal Investigative Service and other law enforcement officers at a rest area in Navarro County, according to a NCIS statement cited by The San Diego Union-Tribune.The 20-year-old had last been seen leaving a friend’s house in Surprise, […]

Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ” Iran’s president said Sunday his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf and warned against the presence of foreign forces, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. deployed more troops to boost security for its Arab allies.The U.S. has said Iran is behind a series of attacks on the region’s energy infrastructure, including a major drone-and-missile hit on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry that shook global energy […]

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