Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up businessDrug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy ...



The Latest: Pence says moderators shouldn't fact-check

Republican vice presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Annual Family Fall Banquet, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):



India says Pakistan believes terror will bring territory

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and Kashmir, India's foreign minister said Monday.



Iran downplays chances of oil deal, UAE keen on freeze

The OPEC logo is pictured at its headquarters in ViennaBy Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS (Reuters) - Iran downplayed on Monday the chances of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers clinching an output-restraint deal in Algeria this week even though several other members of the group said they still hoped for steps to tackle a price-eroding glut of crude. Oil prices have more than halved from 2014 levels due to oversupply, prompting OPEC producers and rival Russia to seek a market rebalancing that would boost revenues from oil exports and help their crippled budgets. The predominant idea since early 2016 among producers has been to agree to freeze output levels, although market watchers have said such a move would fail to reduce unwanted barrels.



Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

FILE - This undated file photo made available by Amanda Ghahremani, shows retired Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar. Iranian media are saying Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, that the country has released retired Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar, who was detained in the Islamic Republic earlier this year. (Courtesy of Amanda Ghahremani via AP, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.





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