West, Russia Agree Syria to Face Consequences for Non-Compliance: U.S.
(Reuters) The United States, Britain, France and Russia agree Syria must face consequences if it does not fully comply with a U.N. resolution to ensure a handover of its chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.
Indonesian President Struggles to Find Successor
(Reuters) Beset by a foundering economy and graft investigations into senior members of his party, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is struggling to find a successor.
Engineers Start Ambitious Costa Concordia Salvage Off Italian Island
(Reuters) Engineering teams began lifting the wrecked Costa Concordia liner upright on Monday, the start of one of the most complex and costly maritime salvage operations ever attempted.
Hundreds Stranded by Colorado’s Raging Waters
(Reuters) The death toll from historic flooding in eastern Colorado stands at four and will likely increase, authorities said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to reach hundreds of people stranded or displaced by fierce floodwaters.
Peru President Humala’s Approval Rating Drops to Term Low
(Reuters) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s approval rating fell in September for the seventh straight month to the lowest level of his term, amid a wave of criticism for unfulfilled promises and a perceived rise in crime, according to a poll released on Sunday.
Albania’s New Socialist-Led Government Targets Economy, EU
(Reuters) The Albanian parliament on Sunday endorsed the new Socialist-led government of former Tirana mayor Edi Rama who has pledged to kickstart the economy, fight poverty, create jobs and move the country towards European Union membership.
South Koreans back at reopened inter-Korea factory
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)—North and South Koreans got back to work Monday at a jointly run factory park after a five-month shutdown triggered by rising animosity between the rivals, with some companies quickly resuming production and others getting their equipment ready.
Lawmakers debate whether US was outfoxed on Syria
WASHINGTON (AP)—Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and had lost leverage in trying to end the civil war, or whether his threat of military action propelled the breakthrough.
Bombings kill 58 in south and central Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP)—A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday, another bloody reminder of the government’s failure to stem the surge of violence that is feeding sectarian tensions.