Top Headlines for September 01, 2020

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Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Indian, Chinese Commanders Hold Talks Over Mounting Tensions

    Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day Tuesday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region.
  • French Leader Marks Lebanon Centennial Ahead of Gov’t Talks

    French President Emmanuel Macron planted a cedar tree in a forest north of Beirut, marking Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday, ahead of talks with officials on ways to help extract the country from an unprecedented economic and financial crisis and the aftermath of a massive blast that left thousands dead or wounded.
  • Thai Panel Says Officials Impeded Case Against Red Bull Heir

    A panel appointed by Thailand's prime minister to look into the handling of the criminal case against an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune involving a fatal hit-and-run incident has found there was a conspiracy to shield him from prosecution and recommended that those involved face charges.
  • Samsung’s Lee Indicted Over Controversial 2015 Merger

    South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on charges of stock-price manipulation and other financial crimes, setting up what could be a protracted legal battle to determine whether the 52-year-old billionaire illegally cemented his control over the business giant.
  • Sepp Blatter Questioned in FIFA Investigation in Switzerland

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was questioned Tuesday by Swiss investigators about a $2 million payment he authorized in 2011 to then-UEFA president Michel Platini.
  • Eurozone Unemployment Spike Held Down by Support Schemes

    The unemployment rate across the 19 countries that use the euro currency rose modestly to 7.9% in July, official figures showed Tuesday. The number of people losing their jobs has been held down by temporary government job-support programs and the relaxation of some coronavirus containment measures.
  • Police Detain Alleged IS Commander in Turkey

    Turkish police have detained an alleged top commander of the Islamic State group in Turkey, the country's interior minister said Tuesday.
  • German Jobless Spike Held Down by Government Salary Program

    Germany’s unemployment rate edged up to 6.4% last month but, as in July, the coronavirus pandemic played no significant role in the increase, the national labor agency said Tuesday. Jobless figures in Europe’s biggest economy have been kept down by extensive use of a short-term salary support program.
  • Poland Approves New German Ambassador After Long Delay

    Poland has accepted the appointment of a new German ambassador after an unusual delay of about three months.
  • Kushner Visits US Air Base as Part of Israel-Emirates Trip

    Jared Kushner and U.S. officials visited a major American air base in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, speaking to Emirati pilots on the tarmac, near the advanced F-35 fighter jets that the UAE hopes to buy as it normalizes relations with Israel.

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