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Charles Richard: China nuclear buildup troubling New! 2020-02-19 16:52:04The commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress recently that China is engaged in a troubling buildup of nuclear forces that could be used to wa

Editorial Roundup: US New! 2020-02-19 16:41:55Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presid

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate New! 2020-02-19 15:37:15OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers announced Wednesday they will introduce bills, at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aero

Assange's lawyer claims Trump offered pardon for help New! 2020-02-19 14:12:00A lawyer for Julian Assange claimed in a British court Wednesday that President Trump offered to pardon the WikiLeaks founder if he agreed to help cov

Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as New! 2020-02-19 14:03:47WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S. and global economies last month, though they noted the risk posed by

Donald Trump's demand for South Korea to pay New! 2020-02-19 13:51:45Biting disagreement over the Trump administration's demand that Seoul pay more for the upkeep of nearly 30,000 U.S. troops in South Korea will hang o

Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he New! 2020-02-19 13:32:59LONDON (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he a

Sportswear giants Adidas, Puma feeling effects of coronavirus New! 2020-02-19 12:36:09German sportswear giants said Wednesday the virus from China is denting their otherwise thriving businesses, with Adidas reporting an 85% drop in Chin

UN: Thousands fleeing Syrian offensive, kids dying in New! 2020-02-19 12:13:09UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever smaller areas near Turkey

Austrian minister to travel to Iran amid nuclear New! 2020-02-19 12:04:00BERLIN (AP) - Austria's foreign minister said Wednesday that he will travel to Tehran this weekend amid efforts by European countries to keep alive I

Germany releases Iranian wanted by US; Iran lets New! 2020-02-19 11:29:32BERLIN (AP) - German officials confirmed Wednesday that a court has ordered the release of an Iranian man wanted by the United States, but declined to

Pursuing support from outside nations a 'stupid idea,' New! 2020-02-19 10:18:00North Korea indicated Wednesday that it is shifting its strategy to focus on its own independent economic development, with a key state propaganda new

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UN Security Council hears of 'unfolding humanitarian catastrophe' New! 2020-02-19 16:27:17Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever smaller areas near Turkey's border "under hor

Worst locust invasion in 70 years destroying farmland New! 2020-02-19 15:40:00'There is nothing left,' said one farmer in Kenya after a locust invasion destroyed her crops.     

Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, fatally shot at Los New! 2020-02-19 14:41:14An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said.

Violinist plays Mahler and Gershwin as surgeons remove New! 2020-02-19 12:15:42A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumour was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her

Turkish offensive in northern Syria only 'a matter New! 2020-02-19 11:13:54Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan says a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials New! 2020-02-19 11:10:31China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an

Former Australia, Malaysia leaders talk freely about MH370 New! 2020-02-19 10:47:09Malaysia has never ruled out the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been downed by a suicidal pilot, the country's fo

British immigration overhaul takes aim at 'cheap labour New! 2020-02-19 08:45:19Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Wednesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many o

Chinese officials say major push on to identify New! 2020-02-19 07:05:39Mainland China reported Wednesday 1,749 new cases and 136 additional deaths. While the overall spread of the COVID-19 illness has been slowing, the si

Cruise passengers start to disembark in Japan as New! 2020-02-19 06:16:35Hundreds of people began disembarking from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan on Wednesday as criticism of the country's handling of the&nb

Bloomberg economics: A Democrat to 'make the trains New! 2020-02-19 04:00:00Among some Democrats, there are fears that the billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg will merely patch up the U.S. economy, rather than bring real and

What researchers have learned about the spread and New! 2020-02-19 04:00:00The picture of the coronavirus outbreak now coming into focus is one of mostly mild cases, with increased risk of severe symptoms and death for the el

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Medical report underscores the limits of screening travelers 2020-02-18 17:23:08Two Germans who appeared healthy when they left Wuhan, China, were infected with the new coronavirus and might have been able to spread it to others.

Harvey Weinstein attorney scolded for writing op-ed on 2020-02-18 11:40:57Harvey Weinstein's lead defense attorney Donna Rotunno was lambasted by a prosecutor for writing an op-ed addressing the jury ahead of trial delibera

Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally 2020-02-18 10:19:42The Federal Judges Assn.'s leader says the group 'could not wait' to discuss the actions of Trump and William Barr in Roger Stone's sentencing.

SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this 2020-02-18 08:00:14The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, know

Central Americans have long migrated north. Today, their 2020-02-18 06:00:16Scholars have worked diligently to create space for a field that decades ago was considered irrelevant

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy under wave of new 2020-02-18 00:34:02The move comes after the deadline for filing childhood sexual assault claims was extended in California and other states.

14 Americans test positive for coronavirus as U.S. 2020-02-17 22:39:25U.S. officials said early Monday that 14 American passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan had tested positive for the new

Russian Tatars feel threatened as Putin pursues nationalist 2020-02-17 19:18:27Russia's parliament approves legislation ending the rights of the 85 regions, republic and territories to mandate compulsory regional language lesson

As leaders spar over homelessness in Austin, California 2020-02-17 17:37:28'No SF in TX,' Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, tweeted. He has feuded over homelessness with Steve Adler, Austin's Democratic mayor.

Coronavirus fears rise after Cambodia welcomes stranded cruise 2020-02-17 14:08:14Governments were scrambling to trace passengers after an 83-year-old American woman who traveled on the Westerdam cruise liner was infected.

Amid coronavirus threat, study abroad programs in China 2020-02-17 09:00:37Students, faculty and program staff across the U.S. have scrambled to find study alternatives at the last minute amid the coronavirus outbreak.

From toys to Teslas, China's coronavirus disrupts flow 2020-02-17 09:00:17The deadly coronavirus outbreak is hurting scores of companies in California and nationwide that depend on Chinese production and consumer spending.

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Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging New! 2020-02-19 18:00:49Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying t

China's Hubei reports 349 new coronavirus cases vs New! 2020-02-19 17:53:22China's central Hubei province had 349 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the province's health commission said on Thursday

Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing New! 2020-02-19 17:49:03Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fears

Coronavirus cruise ship passengers head home as Japan New! 2020-02-19 17:43:15Hundreds of passengers trundled off a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board in quarantine for more than two weeks, as criticism

Factbox: Global efforts to develop vaccines, drugs to New! 2020-02-19 17:43:15Researchers and drug companies are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the new coronavirus that emerged in central China in Decembe

Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized New! 2020-02-19 17:42:08Just weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC and

Canada to evacuate citizens from virus-hit cruise ship New! 2020-02-19 17:04:11The Canadian government will begin evacuating its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday evening, Foreign

Tunisia names new government, avoids risk of early New! 2020-02-19 16:44:25Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh‮ ‬on Wednedsay named a new coalition government‮ ‬after reaching an a

China to take over HNA as coronavirus hits New! 2020-02-19 16:41:43China plans to take over HNA Group Co and sell off its airline assets, as the coronavirus outbreak has hit the Chinese conglomerate's ability to meet

Japan warns of coronavirus hit on tourism but New! 2020-02-19 16:34:53The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott weighed, with further, sharper fa

Mexican government to resume search for miners killed New! 2020-02-19 16:22:12The Mexican government will resume a search for the bodies of dozens of coal miners killed in a blast more than a decade ago, after mining firm Grupo

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied New! 2020-02-19 16:16:45U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication o

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Boeing finds debris in 737 MAX jetliner fuel 2020-02-18 23:41:17Boeing Co found debris that could pose potential safety risks in the fuel tanks of several 737 MAX aircraft that are in storage and waiting to be deli

Passengers from virus-hit cruise liner start disembarking in 2020-02-18 22:04:40Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, after a controversial two-week

Jury concludes first day of deliberations in Weinstein 2020-02-18 21:12:56The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's rape trial finished its first day of deliberations on Tuesday, in a case that has becom

UN-backed government in Libya suspends talks after Haftar 2020-02-18 18:25:43Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces

Dortmund's Haaland scores twice in 2-1 Champions League 2020-02-18 17:03:19Borussia Dortmund teenager Erling Haaland scored twice in eight minutes to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over Paris St Germain in their Champion

Trump grants clemency to Illinois ex-governor Blagojevich, 10 2020-02-18 16:15:52President Donald Trump pardoned seven people on Tuesday including former junk bond king Michael Milken and commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, t

‘We haven't eaten for days’: Afghan soldiers suffer 2020-02-18 13:48:58"Our boots have holes in them"

French prosecutors place duo in sex tape scandal 2020-02-18 13:33:22French prosecutors placed Pyotr Pavlensky and Alexandra de Taddeo, the couple suspected of publishing a racy video alleged to be of former Paris

UN calls on Cameroon to investigate anglophone village 2020-02-18 12:43:39The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in a troubled English-speaking

Afghan election challenger Abdullah declares himself president, announces 2020-02-18 12:07:13Afghan presidential election challenger Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday contested final results that declared incumbent President Ashraf Ghani the winner

Face masks vs coronavirus: How effective are they? 2020-02-18 11:59:29From expensive filtration devices to homemade coverings, face masks have become almost ubiquitous in Hong Kong in the wake of China's coronavirus out

Community policing part of Macron’s plan to ‘reclaim’ 2020-02-18 10:47:09French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a series of measures to combat what he called “Islamist separatism” in a speech Tuesday in one o

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Shooting spree at TWO bars in German city New! 2020-02-19 17:47:00 Shootings at two hookah bars in the German city of Hanau and nearby Kesselstadt have resulted in multiple deaths, local media reported. Police suspec

Spielberg’s daughter chooses career in PORN & says New! 2020-02-19 16:22:00 Mikaela Spielberg, the adopted daughter of the famed Hollywood filmmaker, says her father is “intrigued” by her decision to make solo por

Mysterious ‘PUTIN’ group unleashes flock of MAGA-hatted pigeons New! 2020-02-19 16:02:00 A flock of pigeons wearing tiny red baseball caps - and one wearing a Trump wig - have been released by a self-styled “underground radical grou

U-turn: Ex-Democratic candidate Andrew Yang joins CNN as New! 2020-02-19 13:42:56 Fresh from abandoning his dreams of presidential glory, entrepreneur and failed presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has lowered his sights to the corrid

'I don’t feel guilty but I really apologize New! 2020-02-19 13:06:04 FC Cincinnati head coach Ron Jans has stepped down from the club amid a probe into the use of an alleged racial slur while addressing his own players

Plucky pensioner bravely fights off attacker who tried New! 2020-02-19 13:01:16 A would-be mugger thought he was in for an easy night’s work when he saw an elderly man taking cash out of an ATM in Cardiff, Wales. But fantas

A year in jail & quarter million fine New! 2020-02-19 12:49:21 Chelsea Manning’s attorney has filed a new motion requesting her release from jail, where she has been for nearly a year for continuously refus

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admits he's only New! 2020-02-19 12:48:46 Despite being the world's top tennis player, Novak Djokovic says he still feels second best when it comes to the crowd support he receives when he t

2 Iranians die after testing positive for coronavirus New! 2020-02-19 12:28:24Read Full Article at RT.com

WATCH Aleppo intl airport receive FIRST flight ending New! 2020-02-19 12:27:00 A Syrian Air flight has landed at Aleppo International Airport for the first time in years, marking a milestone in the recovery of the city, which ha

Russian cops bust banned radical Islamist group Tablighi New! 2020-02-19 12:06:00 Seven members of a hardline Islamic organization were arrested in Moscow on Wednesday, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB). They are char

Oh ire of Scotland: US huntress who invoked New! 2020-02-19 11:37:31 An American trophy hunter who claims she received death threats after posing with her kills in Scotland will reportedly face no criminal charges, des

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Priti Patel launches UK's 'historic' points-based visa system New! 2020-02-19 12:37:43The new system will come into force from January 1, 2021 at the end of the transition period after the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) on Janu

Sri Lanka to withdraw from co-sponsorship of UN New! 2020-02-19 11:50:06Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday said that his government will withdraw from co-sponsoring a UN Human Rights Council resolutio

Passengers leave Japan virus ship, but new infections New! 2020-02-19 11:20:28Hundreds of relieved passengers disembarked Wednesday from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan after being given the all-clear, but health off

Mike Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected New! 2020-02-19 03:47:26

Ex-governor Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardon New! 2020-02-19 03:17:32Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor

China coronavirus death toll surges past 2,000 New! 2020-02-19 02:45:17The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for

Man soars 6,000-ft above Dubai, ‘Iron Man’ style New! 2020-02-19 01:55:16Daredevil Vince Reffet has soared into the skies above Dubai in the latest “Jetman” stunt, taking off from the ground and climbing to near

Pak court orders action against minor Hindu girl’s 2020-02-19 00:09:25Sources said the minor Hindu girl was presented in a Jacobabad court amidst elaborate security arrangements, as several Muslim bodies, including Jamia

Diamond Princess quarantine ends, but not for Indian 2020-02-18 21:22:52As the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for passengers on the cruise liner Diamond Princess comes to an end on Wednesday, the nightmare for the majo

Afghan election loser contests results, announces own government 2020-02-18 17:58:58

Trump pardons ex-49ers owner Edward DeBartolo 2020-02-18 17:17:27

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Canadian government cannot send RCMP to arrest Wet’suwet’en New! 2020-02-19 17:50:40The federal opposition is calling on the government to send in police, but is there anything the government can do?

Venezuelan elections key to ending political crisis, Colombian New! 2020-02-19 16:30:33Frederico Hoyos, Colombia's ambassador to Canada, is calling on the Lima Group to make a renewed push for a new presidential election in Venezuela, o

Huawei lawsuit over government contracts thrown out by New! 2020-02-19 16:14:52A court ruled Tuesday that the ban isn’t punitive and that the federal government has the right to take its business elsewhere.

‘Philly Jesus’ thrown out of church for trespassing New! 2020-02-19 16:04:59Michael Dennis Grant claims he was treated like a 'terrorist' when officers dragged him out of Philadelphia's largest Roman Catholic cathedral.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle officially free from Royal New! 2020-02-19 15:26:59Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step away from their royal duties in January.

Tongues in jars found under Florida woman’s home New! 2020-02-19 14:23:43A contractor in Florida found several jars filled with human remains while inspecting the crawlspace under a home.

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets’ fuel tanks New! 2020-02-19 11:13:51A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in “several” planes but did not give a precise number.

Humanitarian aid for near-starving Yemen population blocked by New! 2020-02-19 10:39:36The Houthis’ obstruction has hindered several programs that feed the near-starving population.

China revokes 3 U.S. reporters’ credentials over column New! 2020-02-19 08:16:22China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opin

Tokyo Olympics probably couldn’t be held now due New! 2020-02-19 06:48:57A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spread

Tribute for victims of Iranian plane crash to 2020-02-18 17:15:41A tribute is being held Saturday in Edmonton to remember the Canadians who were killed when a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff

Utah Senate votes to unanimously decriminalize polygamy among 2020-02-18 16:29:38The bill, which now moves to the state's House of Representatives, aims to reduce the penalty for plural marriage from a felony to an infraction on p


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