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Final decision on VW settlement expected within week

Volkswagen seems well on the way to get final approval on a proposed settlement in the emissions test scandal, but the judge in the case said at a court hearing on Tuesday it could take up to...

Trump calls Saturday Night Live portrayal of him "hit job"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to vent his anger about the portrayal of him on US sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to start a five-year term as UN secretary general in January after the UN General Assembly formally approved him for the job on Thursday....

Russian resolution on Syrian ceasefire fails at UN Security Council

A Russian-drafted resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria fails to gather enough votes to pass at the UN Security Council.

TTIP negotiations to continue through US elections

The European Union and the United States will continue negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement despite the forthcoming change in US leadership,...

UN to vote on Aleppo ceasefire resolution, Russia threatens to veto

France called on the UN Security Council on Friday to take a vote on a resolution demanding an end to hostilities in Syria, including the grounding of all military aircraft in the northern city of...

Sweet deal: Mars buys out Warren Buffett's shares in Wrigley

Mars Chocolate, maker of Snickers, M&Ms and several other well-known chocolate bars, announced Thursday it would take full control of Wrigley, known for chewing gum and chewy fruit candies....

A humanist, "doer" and a realist: Guterres chosen to head UN

No one foresaw in the late 1960s that the young student doing social work in Lisbon would someday become the UN high commissioner for refugees.

"Unstoppable" Paris climate accord to come into force on November 4

The Paris Climate Agreement will go into effect on November 4 after the final threshold for its entry into force has been reached, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Portugal's Antonio Guterres set to become next UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to become the next head of the United Nations after he emerged Wednesday as the favoured candidate among UN Security Council members.

Monsanto reports smaller losses weeks after Bayer deal

US agriculture giant Monsanto saw its losses narrow in its first financial results since it agreed to a takeover offer from German pharmaceutical company Bayer, the US firm said Wednesday.

UN has no evidence of chemical weapons use in Sudan's Darfur

The United Nations has no evidence that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons against civilians in the country's Darfur region, a top UN official said Tuesday, noting, however, that...

Trump slips on the Forbes billionaire list

Donald Trump's fortune has shrunk by 800 million dollars to 3.7 billion dollars, according to the Forbes list of billionaires on Thursday.

Study: Paris climate commitments won't meet emissions target

Countries will need to double or triple their commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement to keep the global temperature increase under the target 2 degrees Celsius, leading climate...

Amnesty: Sudan has used chemical weapons against civilians in Darfur

The Sudanese government has likely conducted at least 30 chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the country's Darfur region this year, a report by the human rights watchdog Amnesty...