Apple is blaming economic weakness in China for slowing sales of iPhones, and rattling investors by slashing its quarterly sales forecast.

Despite the partial government shutdown that has halted most official federal business in the US, Senators of the outgoing US congress managed to approve a group of ambassadors to fill long-standing vacancies.

Hello Australia!! - China's new weapon appears to out-do the US - Brazil's new president attacks the environment and minorities - Doctors put down their instruments to protest universal healthcare funding - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Only two of the countries that signed the Paris Climate Accord are actually taking steps to meet the goalof limiting global warming to 1.5 C degrees above pre-industrial levels.

While the rest of the world was ringing in the year 2019, the election year of 2020 got underway in earnest in the United States.

Hello Australia!  Everyone ready to get back to normal? - An unexpected rescue in Russia - Lone wolves see violence as their ticket to stardom in New Year's attacks - New photos from the furthest reaches of our solar system - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Good Morning and Happy New Year Australia!! - Yemen rebels are allegedly stealing food from the mouths of the starving - An explosion rips through a crowded housing block - Trump gets his first 2020 challenger - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

New laws come into force in the UK tomorrow that will force many companies to reveal the depth of the salary gap between the bosses and the shop floor.

Health officials in the middle American state of Nebraska say they are not planning to give regular updates about a US aide worker who could have been exposed to the often-deadly Ebola virus.

Good Morning Australia!! - Australia breaks its silence on China and Canada - Doubts over Bangladesh's election - Why Brazil's murder rate may be set to soar - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - An scene from apartheid in Today's South Africa - Egypt cracks down hard after a terrorist attack - Saudi Arabia recruits child soldiers - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Kurds look for new allies after Trump's abandonment - Brazil girds for a rough ride - What was that blue light over New York City? - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Elon Musk is asking a court not to take his Twitter activity so seriously just as his company's board of directors is entering a court order to "oversee" the eccentric Tesla' chief's public communications.

Hello Australia!! - How poor politics could worsen the latest Ebola outbreak - The Saudis close ranks around prince Muhammad - Trump's iraq visit.. not a success - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Another migrant child dies in US custody - Israel and Syria trade missiles - A UK couple doesn't appreciate being named in a major airport disruption - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Another tsunami disaster strike Indonesia - Trump finally realizes what his defense was telling him - UK releases two arrested in the Gatwick drone probe - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - US Foreign Policy is coming apart, and the Taliban is "happy" - Police arrest two in over the drones that shutdown a major world airport - The faith healer's secret stash - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Europe thought it was eliminating Measles, until anti-vaxxers made everything worse - British travelers try to get back to normal after the drone hooligans - IS executes two Scandanavian women - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Japanese authorities re-arrested former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on fresh financial misconduct charges, dashing hopes he'd be out of jail anytime soon.  He's vowing to clear his name in court.

Redstar Transport has gone belly-up and hundreds of workers are losing their jobs, which liquidators acknowledge is a "terrible situation at any time, let alone on the eve of the holidays".

Hello Australia!! - Trump's military chief has had enough - The UK's second-biggest airport is shut down by a hooligan with a drone - Hail damage in Sydney is said to me in the millions of dollars - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs: