US oil majors in U-turn on industry climate initiative

After refusing to do so for years, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum will become members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative  soon 

Donald Trump wants a wall across North Africa to keep refugees out of Europe

The latest looney statement from the US president has the Spanish scratching their heads

Impoverished Venezuelans furious as Maduro’s feast in Turkey goes viral

Celebrity Turkish chef Gokce deletes images of Maduro feasting from Instagram after thousands of angry messages

Donald Trump threatens ‘retaliation’ if China targets US farmers

China announces retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods, including  aircraft, computers, beef and wine, and files a complaint with the World Trade Organisation

Thai cave rescuer sues Tesla’s Musk over ‘pedo’ tweet

British diver Vernon Unsworth’s lawsuit seeks at least $75,000 of compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages

‘Worst is yet to come’ for water-logged Carolinas as Florence wreaks havoc

The tropical storm, which has already damaged tens of thousands of homes and killed at least 17 people, will intensify again on Tuesday and Wednesday

Storm Florence weakens but worst is still to come

Helicopters rescue about 50 people in North Carolina

Donald Trump pulls the trigger on tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods

Despite the US treasury secretary hinting at trade talks resuming, Trump declares war

Hurricane Florence a giant, slow-moving storm, hits the Carolinas

The Category 1 hurricane made landfall at about 11.15am GMT with winds of 150km/h, but there are no reports of serious injury yet

Paul Manfort to plead guilty to avoid criminal trial in US

Donald Trump’;s former campaign manager has already been convicted of bank and tax fraud after a trial in August

Barack Obama campaigns for Democrats because ‘politics is broken’

Speaking at a rally in Cleveland, without mentioning Trump, he said people ‘want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness to our ...

US calls out Iran for not calling out China on its treatment of Uyghur Muslims

The US secretary of state slams Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who ‘fancies himself the leader of the Islamic world’ but has done nothing ...

US consumer prices increase less than expected in August

Increases in fuel and rents were offset by a drop in healthcare and clothing costs

Brazil and Australia to fight any Indian sugar export subsidy

India says the country’s sugar exports do not violate WTO rules as New Delhi does not give any subsidy for overseas sales

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro heads to China with ‘great expectations’

Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez has already had talks with Chinese oil firm CNPC, as the South American Opec member’s crisis deepens

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