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Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm ‘underappreciated’

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Washington, Sep 12 (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job."
In a series of morning tweets as Florence bore...
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Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

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Rio De Janeiro, Sep 12 (AP) - In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Sil-va called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers' Party ticket in October's presidential election.
"I want everyone who would vote for me to...
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Turkey urges global support for cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib

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United Nations, Sep 12 (AP) - Turkey urged the international community on Tuesday "to vocally and actively support" Turkish calls for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in neighboring Idlib province where Syria and its allies have intensified attacks ahead of an expected...
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UN council backs Yemen envoy’s efforts for new peace talks

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United Nations, Sep 12 (AP) - The Security Council gave strong backing Tuesday to the U.N. special envoy for Yemen as he seeks to bring the warring parties together after a failed effort last week.
In a statement following a briefing by Martin Griffiths on his plans, the council urged all sides...
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Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths

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Harare, Sept 11 (AP) - A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe's capital after 20 people have died, the health minister said Tuesday.
The deaths in Harare have many fearing a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands at the height of the southern African country's economic problems...
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