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Puerto Rico has new governor, but his stay may be short
11:31pm, 2nd August, 2019

Puerto Rico has new governor, but his stay may be short

The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short as the island's Senate still had to ratify his po...
Alaska labor deal reached to end 10-day ferry strike
10:49pm, 2nd August, 2019

Alaska labor deal reached to end 10-day ferry strike

Alaska officials and the union for striking boat workers have reached a deal to end a walkout that has shut down the state's ferry system for 10 days at the peak of the summer tourist season, the parties said on Friday.
Strong earthquake kills at least one in Indonesia
10:41pm, 2nd August, 2019

Strong earthquake kills at least one in Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed at least one person and briefly displaced more than 1,000 coastal-dwellers who feared a tsunami, Indonesia's disaster agency said on Saturday.
EU settles on World Bank's Georgieva to lead IMF
8:37pm, 2nd August, 2019

EU settles on World Bank's Georgieva to lead IMF

European Union governments picked Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva as the bloc's candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund after more than 12 hours of talks on Friday that highlighted the EU's internal divisions.