The religious leader's unflattering assessment of the public official comes over the left-leaning mayor's approval for gay marriage and euthanasia.
The ride-sharing service's UberPop option was banned in France, and the company has faced hostile protests from French cab drivers.
Asian stock markets, buffeted by economic weakness in China and slumping commodity prices, are set to see one of their worst quarters since the financial crisis.
Leading law professor Johannes Chan was barred from a top university post in a decision critics say was motivated by his support of student civil disobedience.
CIA officials told the Washington Post that the identity of agents in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was compromised after the theft of over 22 million federal personnel records.
The European digital publisher will make the acquisition as part of its effort to expand its English-language offerings.
Optimism in the industrial and service sectors contributed to overall economic confidence, but consumer confidence and sentiment in the construction sector continued to fall.
The move by German conservatives, to accommodate refugees, comes as support for Angela Merkel's party drops to a one-year low.
The sanctuary, which will encompass an area about the size of France, will be located in a region that's home to over 150 species of fish, and 35 species of whales and dolphins.
The Republican presidential hopeful is set to lay out his policy proposals during an appearance in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
The decision was taken in order to account for slowing global aluminum demand as China's appetite for the metal shrinks.
Meanwhile, a European organization said it had found that the company's gasoline-powered cars consumed significantly more fuel than tests showed.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir warned that the country would not hold itself to any development goals that contravened Islamic law.
Comcast, the largest U.S. cable operator, is seeking to expand its business operations abroad after its attempted takeover of Time Warner fell through.
Sattar Ghanem also said the annual pilgrimage would be better managed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Scientists have disagreed as to whether viruses -- which are composed only of genetic data in a protein shell -- are living or nonliving.
In the wake of the stampede at Mecca, Saudi Arabia's top religious leader exonerated the crown prince who heads the committee charged with overseeing the hajj pilgrimage.
Switzerland also halted the sale of other models from carmakers, including Audi, Seat, and Skoda, that have been linked to the massive emissions-faking scandal.
Indonesia and Thailand have cracked down on fish that are caught by illegally enslaved migrant laborers in their countries after an investigation linked them to U.S. suppliers.
Israeli authorities say action would be taken over the incident, captured on video showing soldiers destroying the reporters' cameras and using physical force to detain them.