Russia, Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib from which radical rebels will be required to withdraw, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.

CBS Sets Moonves Payoff at $120 Million Pending Probe

(Reuters) – CBS Corp said on Monday it will pay $120 million to former Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves if an internal investigation into allegations of harassment fails to provide grounds for his dismissal.

U.S. Job Growth Surges; Annual Wage Gain Largest Since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than nine years, strengthening views that the economy was so far weathering the Trump administration’s escalating trade war with China.

Iran-Based Political Influence Operation – Bigger, Persistent, Global

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is significantly bigger than previously identified, Reuters has found, encompassing a sprawling network of anonymous websites and social media accounts in 11 different languages.

U.S., Mexico Reach NAFTA Deal as Pressure Turns to Canada

Trump speaks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about NAFTA at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to the new terms on auto trade and other issues to remain part of the three-nation pact.

Senator John McCain, Ex-POW and Political Maverick, Dead at 81

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81.