Macron to meet Trump over Iran crisis at U.N general assembly: Elysee

From Reuters Top News:   FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the media ahead of a working dinner with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, in Rome, Italy September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will meet U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the Iran

'Only Bibi' no more: Why does Israel's Netanyahu want to power-share?

From Reuters Top News:   JERUSALEM (Reuters) – After failing to secure a clear election victory twice in six months, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister now seems to be calculating that he can stay in power only by sharing it. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Benny

Weakened Netanyahu's offer for unity government rebuffed by rival Gantz

From Reuters Top News:   JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Benny Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election. Netanyahu’s surprise move was an abrupt change of

Pakistan PM expresses full support to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities: SPA

From Reuters Top News:   DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed on Thursday his country’s full support to Saudi Arabia following last weekend attacks on the kingdom’s oil facilities, the Saudi Press Agency reported. “Pakistan fully supports the kingdom with all its capacities in confronting these sabotage

US drone strike intended for Isis hideout kills 30 pine nut workers in Afghanistan

From The Guardian World:   Afghanistan Forty were also injured in the Wednesday attack which struck farmers and labourers who just finished work, Afghan officials say People attend the funeral of victims of a US drone strike in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, on 19 September. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Syrian Children Saved a German Village. And a Village Saved Itself.

From The New York Times:   GOLZOW, Germany — The invitation was risky, and Mayor Frank Schütz knew it. Bringing Syrian immigrants to his remote German village, where the anti-immigrant far right is popular and many locals already feel like second-class citizens? “Madness,” the hairdresser opined. “Impossible,” a farmer concluded.

Hutchins Roundup: Households respond to monetary policy announcements, deflation bias, and more

From Brookings:   Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that households respond to monetary policy announcements, the Fed can remove deflation bias by responding less aggressively to higher inflation, and more. Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your inbox every

'The crisis is already here': young strikers facing climate apartheid

From The Guardian World:   Climate change Young activists call for north-south solidarity to tackle climate emergency that threatens to exacerbate inequality and conflict Friday’s global climate strike is expected to be one of the biggest demonstrations in history. Photograph: Satyabrata Tripathy/ Getty Images Carbon footprints do not get much

Siberian shaman arrested on trek to exorcise Vladimir Putin

From The Guardian World:   Russia Alexander Gabyshev walked 1,700 miles across Russia before being held by police Alexander Gabyshev, a wandering shaman: ‘God has told me to do this, nature has told me to do this.’ Photograph: Facebook/Воин шаман Александр Габышев A wandering shaman on a quest to “drive

Netanyahu and Gantz Agree on Unity, but Not on What It Means

From The New York Times:   JERUSALEM — Seizing the initiative in Israel’s postelection political gridlock, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called on his main rival, Benny Gantz, to meet immediately to discuss forming a government of national unity together. Mr. Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment in three corruption

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

From The New York Times:   PARIS — Decades ago, banana plantations around Central America sprayed a powerful pesticide with a terrible side-effect: It sterilized workers on a massive scale. Thousands of victims have sought compensation ever since from the chemical companies that produced it. Now, some survivors and their