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U.S. ends survey foot use, requires 'international foot' New! 2019-12-15 07:14:12WASHINGTON — Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two differen

Mexico objects to USMCA ratification bill New! 2019-12-15 06:48:38MEXICO CITY — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico has objected to le

U.N. climate talks end with no deal New! 2019-12-15 06:35:20MADRID — Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global

UK Labour chief Corbyn apologizes for election debacle New! 2019-12-15 06:11:38LONDON (AP) - Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn apologized Sunday for this party's crushing defeat in the British general election but defended his c

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods New! 2019-12-15 03:28:47BEIJING (AP) - China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim t

Longest UN climate talks end with no deal New! 2019-12-15 02:38:04MADRID (AP) - Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global c

Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by New! 2019-12-14 16:54:30CAIRO (AP) — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a "final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy f

Mexico disputes language in US bill on ratifying 2019-12-14 14:57:31MEXICO CITY (AP) - Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday t

New Hampshire gets funding for renewable energy projects 2019-12-14 12:01:21CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation has announced nearly $600,000 for a range of renewable energy projects. Sen

EU to hold donors' meeting for Albania quake 2019-12-14 11:29:03TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The European Commission said Saturday that member states have agreed to hold a donors’ conference in January in Albania t

Boris Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could 2019-12-14 09:30:13LONDON (AP) — Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson's commanding el

Omar al-Bashir, ex-Sudan strongman, gets 2 years for 2019-12-14 04:48:42KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him

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Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey reportedly plans to New! 2019-12-14 17:49:52Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican, according to a

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major 2019-12-14 16:23:48Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming ho

Former president of Sudan sentenced to 2 years 2019-12-14 11:51:19A court in Sudan has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security l

Thousands join Bangkok's biggest political protest since 2014 2019-12-14 08:10:18Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied

Johnson keeps focus on election win and Brexit, 2019-12-14 07:07:08Boris Johnson's victory has dramatically redrawn the U.K.'s electoral map and earned the Conservatives the majority needed to leave the EU. But seat

New Zealand police name 1st volcano victim as 2019-12-14 00:01:00Veterinary student Krystal Browitt of Melbourne, Australia, was named by police as one of the 15 killed in Monday's White Island volcano eruption.

Canadian skin banks ready to help New Zealand 2019-12-13 19:11:05International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto

UN accuses Chile security forces of 'serious human 2019-12-13 17:59:18A UN human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two

U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over subpoenas 2019-12-13 16:48:27The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle be

Canadian lawyer William Schabas defends role advocating for 2019-12-13 12:46:04Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the

U.S. regulator votes to set up 3-digit suicide 2019-12-13 11:48:17When it becomes operational, calling 988 will allow people in the U.S. to access a suicide prevention hotline.

U.S. will phase out tariffs on China as 2019-12-13 11:06:46U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese officials said Friday that they have agreed to the first phase of a trade deal that included cutting U.S. tari

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House Judiciary Committee poised to approve impeachment articles, 2019-12-12 23:35:50The panel is close to approving two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress. The vote is Friday.

Early results show decisive win for Johnson's Conservatives, 2019-12-12 23:29:43With solid win projected for Johnson's Conservatives, EU departure could be on track in less than two months.

Senate Republicans resist calls for a drawn-out Trump 2019-12-12 20:24:41President Trump is locked in a struggle with Republican leaders over plans for his Senate impeachment trial.

White House delays new tariffs on China 2019-12-12 19:24:29The White House will not impose tariffs on China this weekend as U.S. negotiators claimed progress toward the first phase of a long-promised trade dea

Millions in military aid at center of impeachment 2019-12-12 18:53:24About $20 million of the Pentagon aid originally held up by President Trump hasn't reached Ukraine. The continued delay undermines a key argument aga

These sex workers are fighting for union rights, 2019-12-12 18:00:51A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes' rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor union

Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem 2019-12-12 12:12:55Why are the French so quick to protest?

Newsletter: Why so many roads still lead to 2019-12-12 08:00:26Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its histor

Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to 2019-12-12 06:00:04Sadiqua Bynum had a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA. Now she's Regina King's stunt double on HBO's 'Watchmen'

Justice Department watchdog pushes back at critics of 2019-12-11 20:14:54In a contentious Senate hearing, Michael Horowitz defends his report rejecting President Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was based on pa

Protests erupt after Mexican hero Emiliano Zapata is 2019-12-11 20:07:41The grandson of Gen. Emiliano Zapata is suing the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature over a painting in which the Mexican hero is observed

Israel in uncharted territory as it heads into 2019-12-11 19:23:44Israel will hold an unprecedented third election after the Knesset failed to muster the votes needed to nominate any candidate for prime minister.

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Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist town New! 2019-12-14 22:48:16Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospit

Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Ozil's comments on New! 2019-12-14 22:44:30English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitt

Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at New! 2019-12-14 22:17:54Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was for

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, New! 2019-12-14 22:16:12New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the deat

Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to be New! 2019-12-14 22:07:01Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian Presi

Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. New! 2019-12-14 22:01:38Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerab

Frustrated with climate talks, activists dump manure outside New! 2019-12-14 20:50:43Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustrati

Argentina's new government hikes export taxes on disgruntled New! 2019-12-14 19:10:34Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains

Jamaican wins Miss World title, says will work New! 2019-12-14 18:46:53Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women

Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to New! 2019-12-14 18:42:18Nicaragua's National Assembly on Saturday approved nationalizing a major gas station company two days after the United States imposed sanctions on it

French union calls for break in transport strikes New! 2019-12-14 18:03:52France's CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does not dro

Security forces fire tear gas, dozens wounded in New! 2019-12-14 18:00:15Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Lebanese protesters in central Beirut on Saturday in clashes that went on into the night and woun

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COP 25 climate talks end with no deal New! 2019-12-15 08:37:57A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a global warming battle plan that fe

Anna Karina, star of French New Wave cinema, New! 2019-12-15 06:26:06Danish-French actress Anna Karina, muse of New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent told AFP on Sunday.

Ozil's social media post on Uighurs 'entirely personal New! 2019-12-15 06:04:59English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitt

Senegalese protest over large, untreated waste dump near New! 2019-12-15 05:40:32Senegalese residents living near a large landfill on the outskirts of the capital Dakar have launched a protest against the pile-up of rubbish, compla

G5 Sahel leaders to begin crisis talks in New! 2019-12-15 05:03:05G5 Sahel leaders will meet Sunday for an emergency summit in Niger to coordinate their response to a Jihadist attack on an army camp that killed 71 mi

French union calls for Christmas break in transport New! 2019-12-15 02:26:40France’s CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does no

Dozens wounded as intense clashes flare up in New! 2019-12-15 01:23:37Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from central Beirut in clashes t

Scotland's campaign for a new independence referendum begins 2019-12-14 13:20:59Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP) will start their campaign next week for a second independence referendum - whether Westmins

A rare look at restoration of Paris's Notre-Dame 2019-12-14 12:49:23After a wildfire on April 15 that consumed its roof and spire, Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral is undergoing massive repair work. The site remains

Racism leads to high rate of US black 2019-12-14 12:17:50Black mothers in the United States are three times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, according to statistics from the Centers for

In England's north, UK's Johnson visits ex-Labour strongholds 2019-12-14 11:03:21British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the

Italy's 'Sardines' to bring protest movement against far 2019-12-14 09:08:16Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement are due to rally in Rome on Saturday, in their bid to further shake up the coun

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Extremely rare Nazi Enigma code transmitter tops $100k New! 2019-12-15 08:41:10 A fabled device used by Nazi Germany to transmit coded messages during the Second World War has been sold at an auction for more than $100,000. Read

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game from air after New! 2019-12-15 08:23:30 Chinese state television has decided to cancel its scheduled broadcast of Sunday's English Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City a

Russia & Qatar to deepen cooperation in a New! 2019-12-15 08:08:08 Russia’s Roscongress Foundation and the Qatar Investment Promotion Agency have inked a document during the Doha Forum that sets up a joint work

Protesters TORCH buses and clash with police in New! 2019-12-15 07:49:00 Demonstrations against India’s new citizenship bill, the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), have turned violent in the capital, with protesters

‘Largest PEACETIME evacuation’ kicks off in Italy as New! 2019-12-15 07:32:22 An unparalleled evacuation operation is underway in Italy’s southern city of Brindisi, after a heavy British bomb was found near a local cinema

From trash talk to broken jaw: What next New! 2019-12-15 07:19:00 Colby Covington's relentless trash talk is over for the time being at least after he suffered a fifth round TKO loss – and a broken jaw &ndash

I WILL return, vows Olympic champ Zagitova as New! 2019-12-15 06:54:00 Russian Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has vowed she WILL return to competitive action, despite recently announcing she would be taki

Boris Johnson cannot force Scotland to stay in New! 2019-12-15 06:38:22 Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has cautioned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson against trying to block a second independence re

China vows to retaliate if Germany closes door New! 2019-12-15 06:19:00 Beijing's envoy to Berlin has warned Germany against siding with the US on Huawei, saying that China will retaliate if the telecom company is exclud

'The birth of a new phenom!' Senegalese wrestling New! 2019-12-15 06:07:00 There’s a giant new heavyweight MMA sensation in town and he looks primed to slam and smash his way to the top, if his debut is anything to go

Turkey to carry on buying ‘vital’ S-400 from New! 2019-12-15 05:42:08 Ankara will make no U-turn on purchasing the much talked about S-400s from Russia, as these air defense systems are vital for protecting Turkish airs

‘Journalism is dying’: US govt ‘has its tentacles’ New! 2019-12-15 05:34:00 Stories that challenge establishment narratives go unreported because the media has been co-opted by the US government, a former Newsweek reporter ha

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New Zealand: Toxic air, gases hamper search for New! 2019-12-15 00:03:04

Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at New! 2019-12-14 22:24:07

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence 2019-12-14 09:58:31The SNP won 48 of Scotland's 59 seats in the UK parliament in Thursday's national election, prompting Sturgeon to step up her demands for another in

Palpable sense of fear over Boris Johnson win, 2019-12-14 06:53:43Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which has been calling for a full-fledged inquiry into anti-Muslim conduct within the Johnson-led Conservative Party,

Hearing of terror financing case against Hafiz Saeed 2019-12-14 06:49:57After his indictment, the trial against Hafiz Saeed in the terror financing case could not be kicked off for the third consecutive day on Saturday bec

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 2019-12-14 06:02:19The Nobel laureate waved as her black car drove slowly past crowds who waved flags, held up pictures of her face and shouted jubilant greetings. "Mot

Thailand's opposition frontman to lead anti-military rally 2019-12-14 05:10:55

Malaysian PM again hints he could stay on 2019-12-14 04:20:59 Mahathir returned to power last year after dealing a historic election defeat to the corruption-plagued coalition that he once led and which had been

China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks 2019-12-14 01:31:44 Top officials deliberated how to respond to the leaks in meetings at the Chinese Communist Party's regional headquarters in Urumqi, Xinjiang's capi

Sudan's Bashir awaits his fate in corruption trial 2019-12-14 01:03:44A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ex-President Omar al-Bashir is expected on Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing 2019-12-13 23:24:52 Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chin

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Lebanon forces clash with demonstrators who tried to New! 2019-12-14 17:19:27The clashes started when dozens of men, some wearing masks, pelted security forces with stones and threw firecrackers at them on one edge of the prote

Democrat who’s against impeachment meets with Trump: source New! 2019-12-14 17:01:21An administration official confirmed that Rep. Jeff Van Drew met with Trump in the White House on Friday.

Mexico balks at language in U.S. bill ratifying 2019-12-14 15:39:40Mexico objects to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal.

Supporters of Iran-backed militia group in Iraq stage 2019-12-14 15:05:50The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq.

Thousands join the ‘sardines’ movement in Rome, protest 2019-12-14 14:39:38Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines," launched

Violent protests over India’s citizenship law continue for 2019-12-14 13:23:31The law, which saves religious minorities like Hindus and Christians in neighbouring countries, sparked outrage over its exclusion of Muslims.

Johnson’s victory may pave the way for Brexit, 2019-12-14 11:48:33British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's victory could potentially imperil the future of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ir

Former Sudan leader al-Bashir sentenced to 2 years 2019-12-14 08:54:11Al-Bashir has been in custody since April, when Sudan’s military ousted him after months of nationwide protests. The uprising eventually forced

Countries remain in deadlock as UN climate summit 2019-12-14 08:06:34Countries remained deadlocked Saturday in talks over combating climate change as U.N. talks dragged on beyond the official deadline with no end in sig

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to 15 2019-12-14 07:38:07Waters around the island were contaminated by the massive eruption of rocks, lava and chemicals on Monday, reducing visibility.

Man charged after he was videotaped slapping U.S. 2019-12-13 22:57:33``You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me,'' the reporter wrote recently on Twitter. ``No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work o

World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision in Russia case faces 2019-12-13 22:21:28Earlier in the week, the chair of the British Olympic Association called for ``the fullest possible sanctions to be taken against Russia at Tokyo 2020

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