The World Economic Forum uses a new methodology for the 2018 edition of its annual Global Competitiveness Report to reflect shifts in a world increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies
Sears reportedly could not afford a $134 million repayment that had been due on Monday
The meeting with Khalilzad and other American officials has taken place in Doha on Friday, October 12
(UPDATED) Hurricane Michael is now packing winds of 120 miles per hour as it aims for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico
The law also marks the latest challenge between California Governor Jerry Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) updates and replaces the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which President Donald Trump had labeled a disaster and promised to cancel
(UPDATED) Reports of a deal cause a jump in the Canadian dollar on early Asian trading with the loonie up 0.7% from its Friday close at $1.2814
Team Europe regains the Ryder Cup from the USA as star Francesco Molinari becomes the first European to win all 5 of his matches
(UPDATED) 'Lots of progress, but we're not there yet,' David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, said in Ottawa before heading back to Washington earlier on Sunday
Despite the swirling controversy over the nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee schedules a preliminary vote for Friday at 9:30 am (1330 GMT). If approved by the panel, Kavanaugh would go on to face a vote in the full Senate.
Boasting that his team 'has achieved more than any administration in the history of our country,' Trump was met with laughter, highly unusual in the solemn General Assembly
Several media, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, report Rosenstein is preparing to be dismissed, following the publication of reports that he had discussed ways to remove Trump over incompetence
Trump throws his full weight behind Kavanaugh, whose once straightforward progress to the nation's highest court has been hit by two bombshell accusations of sexual misconduct from his school and university days
US President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – whose last planned visit to Pyongyang was abruptly scuttled by the White House – would arrange the summit 'in the immediate future'
President Donald Trump claims that sexual assault allegations against his hand-picked Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh could not be true, blaming 'radical left wing politicians' for stirring controversy
A 52-year-old woman working at the center has been arrested after the 3:30 am assault in the Queens borough of the city
The suspect – a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley – died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler says
US efforts will include 'network hardening' and improved cyber security, the Pentagon said
Josep Borrell tells a lunchtime gathering Trump suggested building a wall bordering the Sahara, which spans around 5,000 kilometers
Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.
(UPDATED) The comments follow a combative series of tweets claiming Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on US goods were seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections in November
The allegation adds an explosive new element to a tense situation after Trump pulled the trigger on 10% tariffs against another $200 billion in Chinese goods from next week, with a threat of more tariffs on another $267 billion
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns residents against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters
In a statement released to US media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman's claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself on her during a party
(2nd UPDATE) Despite the downgrade the National Hurricane Center says Florence continues to cause 'catastrophic' flooding and severe rains over North and South Carolina
Seven charges in a previous indictment against Manafort were reduced to just two in a criminal information submitted to the court Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a deal had been made with Manafort's lawyers to accept guilt
(UPDATED) Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, September 14
It is the latest point of tension between the administration of President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who cut off contact with Washington after Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December
Japan's foreign minister encourages the US to come back to the pact, speaking at a regional World Economic Forum (WEF) where concerns over trade protectionism have dominated discussions
(UPDATED) Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but the National Hurricane Center stresses it remains 'a life-threatening situation' due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas
Efforts at the sub-national level by states, cities, and businesses to shrink the country's carbon footprint will not fully compensate for Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate policies and promote the use of fossil fuels
(3rd UPDATE) Florence, now a Category 4 storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, 'is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane' through Thursday, September 13
The victim, an African-American, is identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia
The tariffs do not appear to have dented the appetite for Chinese-made products in the United States
Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses the US of acting in bad faith and denies Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
'The Woodward book is a scam. I don't talk the way I am quoted. If I did I would not have been elected President. These quotes were made up. The author uses every trick in the book to demean and belittle,' Trump tweets.
'Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump.' Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!' Trump writes on Twitter.
(4th UPDATE) Police identifies the gunman as 29-year-old Omar Perez. He is not immediately determined to have any connection to the bank.
The Pew Research Center report finds 42% of US Facebook users said they had 'taken a break' from the platform in the past 12 months, and 26% said they had deleted the Facebook app from their phone
The fatality came in Pensacola, Florida when a tree fell on a mobile home and killed a child, the National Weather Service says
Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh, who could swing the 9-member high court decidedly in conservatives' favor for years to come
With the US deadline to get an agreement by Friday, there are reports the sides were struggling to find compromise on the NAFTA mechanism for resolving trade disputes and on Canada's managed dairy market
Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires
The comments come a day after Trump reportedly rejected an EU proposal to scrap tariffs on automobiles, reawakening a transatlantic trade spat
'If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO,' Trump says, describing the agreement to set the organization up as 'the single worst trade deal ever made'
Legal and media experts say Google and other internet firms enjoy the same constitutional protections on free speech as news outlets
'A lot of people, like me, feel that the US is first in the world when it comes to twisting the truth, and irresponsible and absurd logic,' Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says in a regular press briefing
Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause
Democrats 'will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently,' Trump says, according to a report from The New York Times
Fans line up to bid farewell to the 'Queen of Soul'