KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 53 others in the deadliest single assault on a U.N. mission in recent history, officials said Friday.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former Texas priest convicted of murder in the rape and strangulation of a 25-year-old beauty queen who went to him for confession almost 60 years ago is set to hear testimony Friday in the punishment phase of his trial.
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By Joe Bavier BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) – In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa’s top cotton grower, were desperate. U.S. seeds and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer: a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II, which it had already introduced in America and was marketing worldwide. GM was established in large-scale farming in South Africa, but not among the smallholders who produce most African cotton.
The stocks of auto giants Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and General Motors Company ( GM) are trading at some of the lowest earnings multiples in the stock market on fears that an auto industry downturn is imminent. According to the report, the percentage of total auto loans going to subprime borrowers with credit scores below 620 is 10.7 percent, its lowest level since 2012. “For some time now, the story has been focused incorrectly on the rise in subprime lending,” Experian senior director of automotive finance Melinda Zabritski says.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned regional powers against meddling in Lebanon at an international meeting aimed at fending off pressure on the fragile country from rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the talks in Paris with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose shock resignation last month — which he has since rescinded — sparked fears of a new crisis in the Middle East. Opening the meeting, Macron said it was “essential that all of the parties in Lebanon and regional actors respect the cardinal principle of non-interference” in the affairs of other countries.