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Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all 2020-05-30 17:27:32ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek officials said Saturday that the country will not limit arriving airline passengers next month to people coming from 29 co

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog 2020-05-30 16:53:11WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate Democrats will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of their inves

Sudan summons Ethiopia’s envoy over cross-border attack 2020-05-30 15:45:28CAIRO (AP) - Sudan’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday said it summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat to the country over a cross-border attack allegedly

Russia extends Edward Snowden's residence permit due to 2020-05-30 15:10:05Russia has extended the residence permit of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, s

Israeli forces kill unarmed autistic Palestinian man 2020-05-30 14:39:18JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was

AP Explains: Trump actions on Hong Kong just 2020-05-30 12:45:22WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has announced what he said are “significant actions” regarding U.S. relations with Hong Kong. But

Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid 2020-05-30 12:41:12WASHINGTON (AP) - Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the yea

Official: Bomb in Afghan capital targeted TV bus, 2020-05-30 10:25:13KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A bus belonging to a local TV station was hit by a roadside bomb Saturday in the capital Kabul, killing two employees, said

Europeans criticize US move to revoke Iran sanction 2020-05-30 07:49:33BERLIN (AP) - The western European parties to the landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. decision to end nearly all of the last

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak 2020-05-30 05:30:59JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on t

Nepal's parties show rare unity on border dispute 2020-05-30 05:04:31KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - While Nepal's latest border dispute with India has strained relations between South Asian neighbors with centuries-old histor

Merkel won't attend G7 summit in person if 2020-05-30 04:09:33BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies if Presi

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Trump says postponing G7, calls for expanding membership New! 2020-05-30 20:24:35U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group's memb

U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave 2020-05-30 19:23:11The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health commun

'Vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons': The politics behind 2020-05-30 15:50:48In his response to the protests against the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers that have erupted in several U.S. cities, U.S.

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic 2020-05-30 12:07:31The United Nations General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed

One dead and a police officer injured as 2020-05-30 07:56:23One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapo

Tear gas and burning cars in U.S. cities 2020-05-30 06:40:07Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police

NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX 2020-05-30 05:45:06A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space

What we can learn from China and Sweden 2020-05-30 04:00:00Data on travel from China and Sweden is painting an early picture of how different a post-lockdown world could look.

Russia's COVID dissenters: Underground bars, gyms and hair 2020-05-30 04:00:00In Russia, restrictions on movement and business openings could be loosened over the coming days, but many people aren't waiting. A crew from CBC New

Germany, a global leader on COVID-19 response, cautiously 2020-05-30 04:00:00Germany’s robust response to the coronavirus crisis early on has been widely praised — a high number of infections, yes, but a much lower

U.S. court rejects request to revive Keystone XL 2020-05-29 21:42:40A U.S. appeals court on Thursday turned down the Trump administration's request to revive a permit program for new oil and gas pipelines, an outcome

Brazil overtakes Spain for 5th most COVID-19 deaths, 2020-05-29 19:27:26Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth-ranking nation in the number of

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Deleting Facebook, downloading VPNs: How Hong Kongers are 2020-05-30 14:23:00Hong Kongers are preparing for a new reality as China moves to impose new national security powers over Hong Kong that are seen by many as a "death k

Military crackdown looms in Minneapolis to stop looters, 2020-05-30 12:38:37Gov. Tim Walz deployed the state's entire National Guard to fight rioters and defend the Twin Cities: "Everything that we believe in, they are tryin

Older black voters have a 2020 dream: huge 2020-05-30 07:00:16For black voters who lived through segregation, this election is the new front line for fairness

Minneapolis braces for overnight protests after police officer 2020-05-29 22:59:41Fired Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged in connection with the death of George Floyd after a bystander's video of him kneeling on Floyd's nec

'How are we here again?' Black America on 2020-05-29 22:58:33George Floyd's death at the hands of police quickly became a symbol of inequality

Derek Chauvin, officer arrested in George Floyd's death, 2020-05-29 22:45:19The Minneapolis officer fired after George Floyd's death was involved in police shootings during his 19-year career.

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, 2020-05-29 19:28:32Led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate

California police unions condemn actions of Minnesota officer 2020-05-29 18:02:45Rank and file police in California Thursday said they condemn the actions of Minnesota officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

'We don't have law and order': Black and 2020-05-29 17:07:24Black and Latino shop keepers, already outraged by George Floyd's death, feel victimized again as city officials fail to stop looting and fires.

Full coverage: The nation reacts to George Floyd's 2020-05-29 16:01:40The death of George Floyd sparked protests in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York. The officer who knelt on Floyd's neck was charged with third-deg

George Floyd's death in Amy Klobuchar's home state 2020-05-29 15:40:00Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a top contender to be Joe Biden's running mate, has faced skepticism from black activists over her criminal justice record. The r

Russian warplanes in Libya could open new phase 2020-05-29 13:15:47The U.S. says Russian warplanes sent to back Moscow's favored militia leader in Libya could open a new phase in the Middle East's biggest proxy war.

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Defending lockdown easing, UK foreign minister says it's New! 2020-05-31 08:20:01British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "righ

People more important than the economy, pope says New! 2020-05-31 07:48:52Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronaviru

Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries New! 2020-05-31 06:58:31U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and ex

Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says New! 2020-05-31 06:58:31Australia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between the prime minister

Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killed New! 2020-05-31 06:55:32At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

Thailand's parliament approves $58 billion economic package to New! 2020-05-31 06:35:13Thailand's parliament passed a 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion) economic support package on Sunday to ease the impact of the coronavirus.

Malta to reopen its airport on July 1 New! 2020-05-31 06:33:42Malta will reopen its airport to passenger flights on July 1, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restr

Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the New! 2020-05-31 06:02:39Gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions around the world included some openings for the faithful, including Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound wh

Spain to extend lockdown to 21st June - New! 2020-05-31 05:30:54Spain's prime minister said on Sunday he will ask parliament to agree to a last two-week extension of the state of emergency lockdown until 21st June

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for New! 2020-05-31 05:26:47Saudi Arabia's mosques opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday for the first time in more than two months as the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam

China media, Hong Kong government bristle at Trump's New! 2020-05-31 05:25:36China's state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to end Hong Kong's special status if

Britain will not 'look away' from Hong Kong New! 2020-05-31 05:25:26Britain will not look away from is responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London's offer of extended

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Protesters rally in Minneapolis to say 'no to New! 2020-05-31 08:13:38Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Minneapolis for a fifth consecutive day to demand justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed

Covid-19 traps Senegalese truckers in desert on Morocco-Mauritania New! 2020-05-31 06:26:46The global Covid-19 pandemic has stranded a group of Senegalese truck and van drivers in the Western Sahara desert for the past two months, leaving th

‘The soul of our city’: Paris restaurants, cafés New! 2020-05-31 04:50:52An essential part of life for a city renowned for its eating and drinking culture, Paris’s restaurants, cafés and bars will reopen on Jun

Joe Biden condemns violence of US race protests New! 2020-05-31 03:42:25US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday condemned the violence of race protests that have erupted across the United States but said Americans ha

Covid-19: 2.2 million high-risk people in UK allowed New! 2020-05-31 03:31:14The more than 2 million people who have been "shielding" from COVID-19 in England because they are deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable will

Protesters gather worldwide to show solidarity with George New! 2020-05-31 02:29:40Miles from Minneapolis where George Floyd, 46, was killed in police custody, thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin, London and Toronto on Saturda

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two New! 2020-05-31 02:07:33Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reopened to worshippers on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but Muslim authorities imposed some pr

Trump postpones 'outdated' G7 summit, seeks to extend New! 2020-05-31 01:33:53U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and ex

US cities order curfews amid mass protests over New! 2020-05-31 01:06:53Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the deat

Trump warns cities, states to get ‘much tougher’ 2020-05-30 16:59:29US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that states and cities must get "much tougher" on anti-police protests or the federal government will ste

SpaceX rocket blasts off on historic private crewed 2020-05-30 15:50:55A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial

France's Covid-19 case numbers continue to decline 2020-05-30 14:04:04France's coronavirus case numbers continue to decline, health officials said on Saturday, with 14,380 patients currently in hospital, down from 14,69

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Sucker punch: UFC fighter Spike Carlyle gets DROPPED New! 2020-05-31 09:06:09 There is one primary rule which governs mixed martial arts: protect yourself at all times - but that's something 'Alpha Ginger' Spike Carlyle was

‘Buy my products bloody n***er’: Amazon busy removing New! 2020-05-31 08:42:48 As US cities are gripped by riots over the death of George Floyd, someone has apparently decided to move racial tensions online, replacing some produ

Russia’s to blame? MSM allegations that Moscow had New! 2020-05-31 08:41:35 It’s completely predictable that politicians and news outlets are pointing the finger at Russia for riots across the US, analysts told RT, sinc

'Save the bullsh*t': NFL star hits out at New! 2020-05-31 08:21:32 Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Still has hit out at a statement issued by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell concerning the death of George Floyd whi

iSnatch? Apple Store LOOTED during DC riots over New! 2020-05-31 08:20:18 Dozens of looters broke into a lavish Apple Store in the US capital, ransacking its stocks and smashing windows. Many of the company’s retail o

PSG confirm €50 million deal for Icardi as New! 2020-05-31 07:58:00 French giants Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Argentine hitman Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal from Inter Milan as the player and

Roscosmos lauds manned SpaceX launch, says it won’t New! 2020-05-31 07:57:00 The Crew Dragon launch received a favorable response from Russia’s space agency, which said that having two ISS-compatible vehicles will only b

'So excited!' Tennis star Bouchard marks historic SpaceX New! 2020-05-31 07:18:00 Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard seemed as excited as anyone at the historic SpaceX launch on Saturday, posting some throwback pictures from a NAS

‘NYPD scores a touchdown’? Cops TACKLE & BEAT New! 2020-05-31 06:39:29 A protester in New York City quickly found himself pinned to the ground by a swarm of police officers, after mounting the hood of a NYPD vehicle. Foo

Major Russian lowcoster back in the skies after New! 2020-05-31 06:37:00 The Pobeda low-cost airline, a subsidiary of Russia's largest carrier Aeroflot, will resume flights after a two-month interruption as Russia slowly

'I will come back stronger': UFC's Antonina Shevchenko New! 2020-05-31 06:29:32 UFC flyweight Antonina Shevchenko will be licking her wounds on Sunday morning after suffering a clear loss to Katlyn Chookagian in Las Vegas, but sh

A nightmare scenario for offshore oil New! 2020-05-31 06:03:54 The offshore oil industry is facing a growing number of impossible challenges, leaving the future of the sector increasingly uncertain. Read Full Art

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Nawaz Sharif was against Pakistan's nuclear tests: Sheikh 2020-05-30 14:10:32Pakistan's Railways Minister Shiekh Rashid on Saturday claimed that the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif was against conducting the nuclear tests in

Drive-in UK care home visits for socially distant 2020-05-30 12:20:37

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak 2020-05-30 11:49:08As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some US embassies on the continent have take

Israeli police kill unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem 2020-05-30 10:33:59

Officer charged with George Floyd's death as protests 2020-05-30 09:04:30 The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested on Friday and charged with murd

China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials 2020-05-30 08:10:19The Shandong's commissioning last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the country's rise as a regional naval power at a time of tension

Trump bans entry of certain groups of Chinese 2020-05-30 06:19:41Adding that the PRC authorities use some Chinese students, mostly post‑graduate students and post-doctorate researchers, to operate as non-tradi

Brazil Covid-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit 2020-05-30 05:21:51The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It also had a record numbe

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit: 2020-05-30 05:10:37German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite co

Trump claims Modi unhappy over China developments as 2020-05-29 18:26:06US President Donald Trump said he had spoken to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed the latter is “not in a good mood about w

US, UK raise Hong Kong at UN as 2020-05-29 18:17:41The United States and Britain on Friday defied China's anger by raising Hong Kong's autonomy at the UN Security Council as President Donald Trump pr

US burns with racial tension as Trump rages 2020-05-29 17:29:48Civil unrest exploded across America on the third day of protests in Minneapolis over the alleged daylight murder of a black man by a white police off

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Fox News reporter attacked, chased by George Floyd 2020-05-30 16:44:19Fox's Leland Vittert was rattled following the Washington attack he said was clearly targeted at his news organization.

U.S. puts military police on alert for deployment 2020-05-30 15:43:56Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours.

Minneapolis mayor takes heat as violent protests over 2020-05-30 14:20:27When George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man, died Monday after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes and ignored his

Most George Floyd protesters arrested in Detroit live 2020-05-30 13:56:08The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday near Detroit's Greektown entertainment district as officers were confronted with dozens of protesters.

Rapper Killer Mike pleads with protesters not to 2020-05-30 13:41:32The rapper, who makes up half of Run The Jewels, made the tearful address Friday night pleading with protesters to not destroy the city.

Minneapolis saw some police reform before George Floyd’s 2020-05-30 12:26:36Minneapolis — a city of nearly 430,000 that is 60 per cent white, 19 per cent Black and 9 per cent Hispanic — has a long history of econom

‘Vicious dogs’ were awaiting George Floyd protesters if 2020-05-30 11:56:21The death on Monday in Minneapolis of George Floyd has sparked demonstrations, some of them violent, in many cities across the nation, including one i

1 year later, Virginia Beach mass shooter’s motive 2020-05-30 11:26:42As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday, some victims' family members feel it has effectively been forgotten after the national spotligh

U.S. move to end trading privileges for Hong 2020-05-30 10:29:30The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong ``grossly interfere'' in China's int

Reporter shot with pepper bullets live on TV 2020-05-30 10:05:44In a video shared widely on social media, local Louisville-based journalist Kaitlin Rust is seen shot by what appears to be pepper bullets while repor

George Floyd death: Protests erupt across U.S., some 2020-05-29 23:34:21In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: “He said I can’t breathe. Justice

Coronavirus: U.N. announces first 2 peacekeeper deaths from 2020-05-29 22:42:53According to the U.N. peacekeeping department, there have been 137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in U.N. peacekeeping operations, with the greatest numb


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