Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass…

About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday unless Congress comes up with another aid package

Disney to lay off about 28,000 parks employees

Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday it will lay off roughly 28,000 employees, mostly at its U.S. theme parks, where attendance has been crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in California where Disneyland remains closed. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Major Airline Is Retiring 'Ladies and Gentlemen'

Japan Airlines is bringing in a small but significant change to passenger announcements. The airline says it is going to replace the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" with "passengers" or similar gender-neutral language. The move only affects English-language announcements, since the equivalent Japanese phrase is already gender-neutral, but the move is...

Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling…

Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has become the oil-rich nation’s new ruling emir

Wall St goes quiet ahead of presidential debate

U.S. stocks dipped for the first time in four sessions as investors turned cautious ahead of Tuesday night's U.S. presidential debate. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Prince George's Giant Shark Tooth Causes a Bit of…

Naturalist David Attenborough recently screened his new environmental documentary at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and brought along quite a treasure for their eldest son: a giant prehistoric shark tooth. But it turns out 7-year-old Prince George may have to give it up, the Guardian reports....

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Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul's…

The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States says it is petitioning United Nations experts to coerce Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christian cultural heritage fllowing the Turkish government’s conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque

Pelosi 'hopeful' COVID-19 stimulus deal will be…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she hoped to have a coronavirus aid deal with the White House this week, after speaking with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for almost an hour. Colette Luke has more.

Fashion Brand to Proud Boys: No More Shirts for…

British fashion brand Fred Perry would rather lose sales than be associated with the Proud Boys. The company says it has halted sales in the US and Canada of its black and yellow polo shirts, which have been adopted as a uniform by the far-right activists, the Guardian reports. In...

Women's issues at UN: Still 'too low down on the…

This year's U.N. General Assembly came as the world body prepared to commemorate a milestone in women's rights: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing women’s conference that produced a global roadmap for gender equality

Reports warn of extremist threat around election

U.S. intelligence reports are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

As Festival Season Kicks Off, India Blows Past 6M…

The fall months in India are typically celebratory ones, as people get reverent and make merry during Hindu religious fests like Diwali, Dussehra, and Navratri. This year, however, poses a new challenge for the country: It just blew past 6 million COVID-19 cases (with more than 95,000 deaths so...

UK pushes on with EU-reviled law as Brexit talks…

European Union and British negotiators are seeking last-minute compromises on topics from fishing rights to state rules in a belated attempt to broker a rudimentary post-Brexit trade deal

Biden releases tax returns, urges Trump to do so

[NFA] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his tax returns and pressed the Republican president to do likewise, keeping pressure on Donald Trump in the wake of a New York Times expose on his taxes. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Navalny Confirms a High-Profile Visitor

It might be a sign of how seriously foreign leaders are taking the case of Alexei Navalny's poisoning: German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a private visit to the Russian opposition leader while he was hospitalized in Berlin, reports the Guardian . German media broke the news Sunday, characterizing it as a...

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Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris…

France’s counterterrorism prosecutor says the chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris has claimed he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

Tax policy key to 1st Trump-Biden debate -Wall St…

Future tax policy, fiscal spending and budget deficit reduction plans are some of the key things Wall Street will be listening for in the first 2020 U.S. presidential debate, chief investment officer Hugh Johnson told Reuters business correspondent Conway G. Gittens.

Japanese Celeb Found Dead by Her Husband

A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of a...

Kosovo war veteran says he rejects court's…

The deputy head of an association of Kosovo war veterans who was arrested last week on suspicion of offenses including intimidating witnesses says he does not recognize the jurisdiction of the internationally funded court which ordered his detention

Breonna Taylor grand juror felt 'compelled' to…

Kevin Glogower, the attorney for the anonymous grand juror who joined calls to have the recording of the grand jury proceeding be released, said on Tuesday at a press conference that his client "wants to make sure the truth comes out."

2-Foot-Long Rat Wins Gold Medal for 'Bravery'

Not a big rat fan? Meet Magawa. The furry two-footer received a gold medal Friday for his work detecting land mines in Cambodia, NBC News reports. "Magawa's dedication, skill and bravery are an extraordinary example of this and deserve the highest possible recognition," said Jan McLoughlin, head of People’s Dispensary...

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN…

A top Myanmar official is accusing a militant group and its supporters of hampering the repatriation of over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in 2017 and are now in camps in Bangladesh

Coke to launch first U.S. alcoholic drink

For the first time in its century-plus history, Coca-Cola is planning to launch an alcoholic beverage in the U.S., a hard seltzer drink it will start selling next year in partnership with brewer Molson Coors. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Tokyo's Winning Olympics Bid Linked to Big…

A former head of the largest Olympic sports federation and his son have been convicted in France of accepting $4 million in bribes from athletes in exchange for hiding positive doping tests. And from that case has sprung another claim of corruption, this one tied to Tokyo's bid for the...

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Ukraine marks 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar…

Ukraine is marking the 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II

Nestle CEO: pandemic management is more hands on

COVID-19 has forced senior management at food giant Nestle to become more immersed in daily operations, according to its chief executive, Mark Schneider. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Cardinal Abruptly Steps Down: 'Why Are You Doing…

An abrupt resignation shook Rome Thursday, with a high-ranking Vatican official who was involved in a controversial luxury real estate deal stepping down. "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate,...