Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of…

North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don’t join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation. Source: Top News

Trump says administration to make opioid announcement next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency. Source: Politics

Asia and Australia Edition: Ophelia, Kirkuk, Bowe Bergdahl: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Source: World

Ophelia Lashes Ireland, Killing at Least 3 People

The national weather service described the post-tropical storm as the most powerful ever recorded in the northeastern Atlantic. Source: World

U.S. Military to Begin Drills to Evacuate Americans From South Korea

The military’s plan to practice evacuating noncombatants, despite being a routine exercise, raises concerns because of heightened tensions with North Korea. Source: World

Trump upbeat on bipartisan U.S. healthcare fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump expressed optimism on Monday that Republicans and Democrats in Congress will craft a short-term fix for healthcare insurance markets after he last week scrapped Obamacare subsidies to insurers. Source: Politics

Trump, Democrats spar over whether tax plan will help middle class

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Middle-class Americans’ incomes would eventually rise more than $4,000 if corporate tax cuts were enacted, the Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich….

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country. Source: Top…

Weinstein on indefinite leave as company investigates allegations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was taking an indefinite leave from the Weinstein Co, the film production company said on Friday, adding it will conduct an internal investigation into the New York Times’ report of sexual harassment allegations…