Former Polish President Lech Walesa said as turned 80 on Friday that he is supporting opposition leader Donald Tusk's effort to oust Poland's conservative government in the country's parliamentary election next month. Walesa, whose Solidarity movement toppled communist rule in Poland in 1989, said the situation under the nationalist government of the Law and Justice party is “worse than bad, and the only way of rescue is in removing them from power.”
A member of the Proud Boys extremist group who disappeared days before he was supposed to be sentenced for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot has been arrested, the FBI said Friday. Christopher Worrell, of Naples, Florida, was on house arrest when he went missing last month ahead of his sentencing hearing in Washington, where prosecutors were seeking 14 years behind bars on convictions for assault, obstruction of Congress and other offenses.
The 300-year-old tree was believed to have been felled early Thursday morning. British authorities said they arrested a 16-year-old in connection.
Christopher Worrell had been missing since failing to appear at this sentencing hearing in August.
The Federal Reserve's preferred inflation metric grew at its slowest monthly pace since late 2020 and has investors increasingly betting there won't be another interest rate hike this year.
Islamist militants have staged a series of attacks in Pakistan since last year when a ceasefire between the Pakistani Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the government broke down. Here are details of some of the attacks that took place before suicide bombings at two mosques on Friday for which no one has claimed responsibility. The TTP, whose stated aim is to impose Islamic religious law in Pakistan as the Taliban have done in Afghanistan, denied any role in Friday's attacks.
Another Powerball drawing Saturday night, another chance at a jackpot that is inching toward $1 billion. The $925 million prize is for a sole winner who chooses an annuity, with annual payments over 30 years.
Tens of thousands of handwritten pages by one of the 20th century's greatest mathematicians, Alexander Grothendieck, many of which the eccentric genius penned while living as a hermit, were unveiled in France on Friday.While living as a hermit in the southern French village of Lasserre he frantically wrote "Reflections on Life and the Cosmos," one of the two main works added to the collection of the National Library of France (BnF) on Friday.
October will be a good month for weekend stargazers as each weekend will feature a different astronomical event, ranging from meteor showers to two types of eclipses. The cool and crisp autumn weather will mean skywatchers and night owls may need to dig out hoodies and heavy coats from the closet before spending time outside soaking in views of the cosmos. From a ring of fire to a flurry of shooting stars, here are the astronomy events in October that you won't want to miss. The first full weeke
The video on Angelina Agabekyan's phone shows her husband's military uniform and her son's toys burning over a bonfire they had set before fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh.Family grandmother Novella said the "whole village burned their uniforms" before fleeing in panic.
New York City and parts of the Northeast were placed under a flash flood warning on Friday morning after heavy rains inundated the area.
Top U.S. general Mark Milley will retire on Friday after a four-year tenure that saw successes like the killing of ISIS head Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and helping Ukraine to defend against Russia's invasion, but also included the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a rocky relationship with former President Donald Trump. Milley will hand over command to Air Force chief General Charles Q. Brown, who will be only the second Black officer to become chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after Colin Powell two decades ago. Milley took the reins in 2019 after being nominated by Trump, but soon found himself having to balance the need to maintain his relationship with the former president without appearing to be political.
Death of longest-serving female US senator, who was due to retire at end of her term next year, has weighty political implications
The wife of Gabon's ousted president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been charged with "money laundering" and other offences, the public prosecutor said Friday, a month after a coup toppled her husband.In all, 10 people were indicted on charges ranging from electoral college operational issues, counterfeiting and use of the seals of the republic, to corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering, Roponat had told a press conference.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether shareholders can sue companies for fraud when they flout a rule requiring them to disclose trends expected to affect their bottom line in a case involving a suit by hedge fund Moab Partners against Macquarie Infrastructure. The justices took up Macquarie's appeal of a lower court's decision in favor of Moab Partners in the case in which the infrastructure company was accused of failing to disclose that its revenues were vulnerable to an international phase-out of high-sulfur fuel oil between 2016 and 2018. Moab Partners filed a proposed class action against Macquarie in 2018, accusing it of hiding the fact that a subsidiary's revenues relied on demand for storage of a freighter fuel that international regulators sought to eliminate by 2020.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to clarify the time period for which plaintiffs can recover damages over copyright claims in a case involving a Miami music producer who sued Warner Music's Atlantic Records label after hip-hop artist Flo Rida made use of a 1980s song that he claims he owns. The justices took up an appeal by Atlantic Records and two music publishers of a lower court's ruling that defendants in copyright infringement cases can be held liable for actions that occurred prior to the three-year statute of limitations for filing such litigation. The two companies had challenged the lower court's decision that they may owe copyright damages that accrued prior to three years before plaintiff Sherman Nealy sued them.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House economic adviser Lael Brainard said on Friday that a government shutdown that could start this weekend was an "unnecessary risk" to a resilient economy now with moderating inflation. Brainard told CNBC that avoiding a lapse in government funding was "completely in the hands of the House (of Representatives), the House Republicans in particular", and that risks to the economy include active military service members going without pay, air traffic delays and poor Americans being unable to access government benefits. Brainard said that U.S. Commerce Department data showing underlying annualized inflation excluding food and energy fell below 4% for the first time in more than two years in August was "absolutely good news" for the economy.
Long-serving U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, has died at 90, a source familiar with the news said on Friday, although Feinstein's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. From banning assault weapons to uncovering human rights abuses by our own government, her legacy is unmatched and her firsts too many to enumerate.
Stock markets posted solid gains in Europe and the US on Friday on signs that inflation is slowing on both sides of the Atlantic, rekindling hopes that central bankers will hold back on further interest rate increases that could weigh on economic growth.Later Friday, a key US inflation measure, the personal consumption expenditures (PEC) index, showed core inflation dropping to 3.9 percent in August, the slowest rate in over two years.
Hard-right Republicans who represent a sliver of the U.S. are set to send the entire country into a federal government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1.