Frank Jordans, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 9:15am
A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy — comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.
Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 8:58am
Furious at corrupt politicians and fearful of deteriorating security, many Brazilians are calling for a military intervention to clean house of crooked leaders and crack down on heavily armed drug gangs.
The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" just before the vehicle struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March, according to a published report.
The OPEC oil countries agreed Friday to increase their combined production by almost 1 million barrels a day, though questions remain over some members' ability to do so amid domestic trouble and sanctions.
Mike Schneider, Associated Press | PostedJun 22nd - 8:19am
A labor relations panel has upheld most of a judge's ruling that a Teamsters union representing Disney World workers committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union.
U.S. stocks are rising Friday morning as energy companies climb along with the price of oil. Oil producers in OPEC are discussing an increase in production, a step investors have expected for the last few weeks. Industrial and basic materials companies are rising as well while technology companies are mostly lower. The European Union is following through on its promise to put import taxes on $3.4 billion in U.S. goods including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Carlo Chatrian, the director of the Locarno film festival, and German movie industry official Mariette Rissenbeek have been tapped to take charge of the Berlin International Film Festival starting in 2020.