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WeWork looking to raise up to $4 billion in debt ahead of IPO: source

Shared office space manager WeWork Cos is looking to raise $3 billion to $4 billion in debt before it goes public, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday, a move aimed to fuel investor confidence in the company.


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Posted 2019/07/08 16:28:12

Pence: U.S. ready to protect its interests as Iran makes nuclear threats

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that the United States is prepared to protect U.S. personnel and citizens in the Middle East as tensions build with Iran over its nuclear program.


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Posted 2019/07/08 16:17:43

Taliban launch major attack in central Afghanistan amid intra-Afghan summit in Qatar

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival Afghan groups met in Qatar to discuss peace.


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Posted 2019/07/07 08:57:54

Iran reduces commitment to 2015 nuclear deal

Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.


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Posted 2019/07/07 08:54:50

Hong Kong protesters take aim at Chinese visitors to explain grievances

Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourism district on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their opposition to an extradition bill that has plunged the city into political turmoil.


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Posted 2019/07/07 08:32:08

Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal

Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.


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Posted 2019/07/07 08:23:28

Iran says it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level

Iran said on Sunday it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level and with any amount, in further defiance of U.S. efforts to squeeze the country with sanctions and force it to renegotiate a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.At a news conference, Iranian officials said the process of raising uranium enrichment higher than set out in the pact would begin in a few hours.


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Posted 2019/07/07 07:53:19

Factbox: Iran nuclear row - could U.N. sanctions return?

Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.


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Posted 2019/07/07 07:52:39

Shaken communities take stock of damage after Southern California quakes

High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday assessed damage and braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that shook buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days.


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Posted 2019/07/07 07:27:05

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike: Iranian official

The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran's civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/07/07 06:47:50

In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India's rich and poor.


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Posted 2019/07/07 06:22:17

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.


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Posted 2019/07/07 01:33:02

Biden apologizes for touting past work with segregationist senators

Seeking to put to rest a weeks-old controversy that has dogged his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden apologized on Saturday for touting his past record of working civilly with segregationists serving in the U.S. Senate in the 1970s.


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Posted 2019/07/07 01:24:22

Florida blast rocks shopping center, 21 hurt; ruptured gas line eyed

An explosion obliterated a vacant restaurant at a shopping center in South Florida on Saturday, injuring at least 21 people and showering the parking lot with debris.


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Posted 2019/07/07 00:05:33

Iran to lift uranium enrichment to 5%, above level in 2015 deal: official

Iran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official told Reuters, in a move signaling a deepening challenge to escalating U.S. sanctions pressure.


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Posted 2019/07/06 22:53:37

Macron warns Rouhani of consequences if nuclear deal weakened

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that he was deeply concerned by any further weakening of the 2015 nuclear deal and warned that consequences would inevitably follow any such move.


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Posted 2019/07/06 22:53:37

California desert braces for aftershocks from major 7.1 quake

Emergency officials and jittery residents in the high desert of Southern California braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the temblor.


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Posted 2019/07/06 14:07:47

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB

Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying.


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Posted 2019/07/06 09:18:04

House panel chair asks watchdog for probe of Homeland Security leaders

The chairman of a U.S. House panel asked an internal watchdog on Friday to investigate whether top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. border service knew about a Facebook group where agents posted racist and misogynistic comments.


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Posted 2019/07/06 08:53:06

Powerful Southern California quake, second in two days, causes damage, injuries

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier.


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Posted 2019/07/06 07:53:16