Wall Street falls as Trump hardens trade rhetoric; weak consumer confidence

U.S. stocks reversed earlier gains on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices, while a sharp drop in September’s consumer confidence weighed on Amazon.com shares. At 11:40 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 26.89 points, or 0.10%, at 26,923.10, the S&P 500 .SPX was down …

Iran’s Rouhani says open to discuss small changes to 2015 deal if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he was open to discuss small changes, additions or amendments to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers if the United States lifted sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, September 18, 2019. Official …

Trump criticizes China’s trade practices at U.N., will not take ‘bad deal’

U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, saying he would not accept a “bad deal” in U.S.-China trade negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, …

Trump criticizes China’s trade practices at U.N., will not take ‘bad deal’

U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, saying he would not accept a “bad deal” in U.S.-China trade negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, …

Quake kills 22, flattens buildings in Pakistani Kashmir

An earthquake shook northern Pakistan on Tuesday, destroying buildings, cracking roads, killing 22 people and injuring nearly 200 more, government and police officials said. People gather near a damaged road after an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 in Mirpur, Pakistan September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Photos and video carried by local media showed dozens of collapsed buildings …

No Brexit or ‘loophole’ Brexit: what happens next in the UK?

Britain’s exit from the European Union was in disarray on Tuesday after the Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted unlawfully by advising Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament. British Union Jack and EU flags are pictured before the meeting with Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel …

Egypt’s Sisi says need to stop external actors interfering in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday that a concerted effort was needed to stop militias taking control of Libya and to prevent external actors from intervening there. Sisi said in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly that the oil-producing North African state needed to be saved from “the ensuing chaos by …

Turkey’s Erdogan says nuclear power should either be free for all or banned

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said nuclear power should either be free for all states or banned completely, and warned that the “inequality” between states who have nuclear power and who do not undermines global balances. “The position of nuclear power should either be forbidden for all or permissable for everyone,” Erdogan told the …

Trump confirms he withheld U.S. aid to Ukraine as controversy swells

President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday he had withheld U.S. aid to Ukraine, an action at the center of a political storm over allegations that he pressured the country’s leader to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. In remarks to reporters at the United Nations, Trump sought to portray that there was nothing sinister about …