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Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free boycott activist New! 2020-08-11 07:38:47RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Dozens of Palestinians protested outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday, seeking to draw attentio

Alex Azar on Russian coronavirus vaccine: The point New! 2020-08-11 07:33:15Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday said the goal of developing a coronavirus vaccine is not to be first, but to have one that's

UK lawmaker asks for virtual trial in diplomat's New! 2020-08-11 06:43:15LONDON (AP) - A U.K. lawmaker has asked the government to hold a virtual trial for the wife of an American diplomat who left Britain after being invol

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian challenger, flees to Lithuania amid New! 2020-08-11 06:42:28MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential vote who refused to concede her defeat has fled the country amid a

Jailed Zimbabwean journalist is denied rights, say lawyers New! 2020-08-11 06:33:33HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malic

Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after New! 2020-08-11 05:27:19WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus

Russia registers virus vaccine, Putin's daughter given it New! 2020-08-11 04:54:43MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skep

Tension high between Turkey, Greece in eastern Mediterranean New! 2020-08-11 04:25:57ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Tension remained high Tuesday between Greece and Turkey, both of which have warships in the eastern Mediterranean after Turkey s

Lithuanian foreign minister: Leading opposition candidate in Belarus’ New! 2020-08-11 02:41:36MOSCOW (AP) - Lithuanian foreign minister: Leading opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential election has fled to Lithuania.

Taiwan says virus aid sent quietly to avoid New! 2020-08-11 02:35:09TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan sent COVID-19 assistance to foreign countries surreptitiously to avoid protests from China, its foreign minister said Tue

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China New! 2020-08-11 00:49:50HONG KONG (AP) — Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloi

Trump foreign policy moves at stake in election 2020-08-10 19:44:32President Trump wants to dramatically reshuffle U.S. forces in Europe to chastise Germany for not spending enough on defense, but that and a range of

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Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. 2020-08-10 16:44:35Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have re

Alstom expresses concern over finances at Bombardier's rail 2020-08-10 15:15:20French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier's train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers 2020-08-10 11:35:51Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decis

COVID-19 lays waste to entry-level job market and 2020-08-10 10:44:36COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs as around the world, young people armed with new degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications a

Chicago police arrest more than 100 people after 2020-08-10 10:39:09Chicago's police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and cause

Lebanese government resigns as explosion fallout continues 2020-08-10 08:31:06Lebanon's prime minister on Monday announced the resignation of his government nearly a week after a deadly explosion in Beirut that stirred public o

One protester dead as new post-election protests in 2020-08-10 07:32:13Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected on Monday official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslid

Australian officials optimistic 2nd wave of COVID-19 showing 2020-08-10 07:18:31Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths on Monday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new infectio

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under 2020-08-09 22:20:30Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting nine people including media tycoon Jimmy Lai. Po

Belarus election panel says authoritarian leader Lukashenko on 2020-08-09 16:31:58Even before polling stations in Belarus had fully closed, the head of the country's election commission declared Sunday that fragmentary results show

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline 2020-08-09 12:34:15Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius have been working around the clock to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to 2020-08-09 11:00:00A new push from the federal government will allow Alaska Natives who are veterans of the Vietnam War to apply for 65 hectares of federal land in Alask

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Litman: New York wants to dissolve the NRA; 2020-08-09 06:00:26Even if the NRA survives New York's lawsuit, dethroning its CEO and heaping it with humiliation and penalties will be a victory.

Op-Ed: Now, as in the 1970s, it's men, 2020-08-09 06:00:23There are a record high number of women in Congress, but men hold the power over the ERA.

Trump's order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief 2020-08-08 16:41:02With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is issuing orders to try to get aid flowing. But it's unclear whether he has the power to do so.

Hard-hit Italy cautiously embraces new normal in coronavirus 2020-08-08 13:39:18Italy has eased out of its strict coronavirus lockdown and has returned to a semblance of normality without -- so far -- a major, secondary flare-up.

As leaders in Lebanon deflect responsibility for explosion, 2020-08-07 17:13:03In aftermath of Beirut explosion, skepticism grows among members of the public and the international community.

'Can you bless our quarantine room?' In a 2020-08-07 14:46:04When the coronavirus shut down the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls, it also decimated the city's only Spanish-speaking Catholic congregation.

They escaped the worst of COVID-19. Now Cambodians 2020-08-07 12:50:31Millions are at risk of defaulting on loans as the coronavirus pandemic halts Cambodia's recovery from decades of war and poverty.

A roar, an explosion, then a blank: An 2020-08-07 12:18:16Los Angeles Times reporter Nabih Bulos was less than 500 yards from the center of the massive explosion in Beirut. He lived to tell the tale

Heffernan: Biden's VP search isn't exactly 'The Bachelor' 2020-08-07 06:00:10Good news for an anguished summer: Joe Biden's search for a running mate is destined to have a happy ending.

In Beirut, one family's agony is a window 2020-08-06 18:00:35Through tears in Beirut, Lebanese survivors share stories of missing loved ones

Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel 2020-08-06 14:03:13Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.

What will it take for schools to reopen 2020-08-06 09:00:25Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemi

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Mauritius braced for ‘worst case scenario’ over oil 2020-08-10 14:01:51A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must st

Belarusian police clash with protesters for second day 2020-08-10 13:40:20Belarusian police clashed with protesters in Minsk for the second evening in a row on Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide vict

Lebanese PM announces government’s resignation over Beirut blast 2020-08-10 12:19:16Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, say

Yemen: Heavy rains threaten Sanaa’s ancient homes 2020-08-10 11:56:27They have been called an “extraordinary masterpiece” of early Islamic architecture, but after years of disrepair, the ravages of war and n

Investigation: The rising number of Mozambique’s internally displaced 2020-08-10 10:02:54The number of internally displaced people has doubled in the past five months in Cabo Delgado, a province in northern Mozambique. Thousands of people

Face masks now compulsory in Paris tourist hotspots 2020-08-10 09:35:26Face masks became mandatory in tourist hotspots in Paris on Monday as French authorities imposed new measures to curb a rise in coronavirus infections

‘I can’t sleep, I can’t even cry’: NGO 2020-08-10 08:53:10NGOs are working tirelessly to rebuild Beirut after last week’s devastating explosion, with French President Emmanuel Macron urging donors to ac

France's anti-terror prosecutor to investigate aid worker killings 2020-08-10 07:09:50France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation on Monday into “murder in connection with terrorism” over Sunday's attac

Beirut blast destroyed landmark 19th-century palace after painstaking 2020-08-10 06:26:31The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the country&rsqu

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni handed three-year jail term 2020-08-10 06:16:52Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni received a three-year prison term Monday, a lawyer said, in a trial rights groups have called a test of press freed

Afghanistan peace talks near as Taliban says ready 2020-08-10 03:00:11Long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final batch of Ta

Australia's internal borders to stay shut as Covid-19 2020-08-10 01:54:31Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the country on Monday reported a rec

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'From Russia with love': Tyson Fury tucks into New! 2020-08-11 09:07:00 World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's current diet has a distinctly Russian feel as the boxer sampled the delights of the famous 'Olivier salad'

Swarm of subsea quakes near San Andreas fault New! 2020-08-11 08:59:51 A swarm of dozens of minor earthquakes hit just south of the San Andreas Fault in a matter of mere hours, prompting concerns that California might be

‘Total falsification’: Russian ruling party MP attacks ‘insane New! 2020-08-11 08:45:23 The Belarusian election was entirely falsified, and it’s impossible to know how many votes President Alexander Lukashenko really got, according

Germany warns US against imposing sanctions on Nord New! 2020-08-11 08:20:20 German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned the United States not to interfere with the completion of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline pr

3 Russian diplomats leave Bratislava as Slovakian PM New! 2020-08-11 08:16:00Read Full Article at RT.com

Hidden ocean world on dwarf planet Ceres suggests New! 2020-08-11 08:12:39 It’s long been believed that the dwarf planet Ceres is little more than a barren rock floating in space. However, a major exploration mission h

'Thanks for everything you've done': Opposition captain Zeca New! 2020-08-11 08:07:04 Copenhagen's Greek captain Zeca couldn't contain his admiration for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the immediate aftermath of Monda

Hong Kong’s exports to US will be labeled New! 2020-08-11 07:31:14 Washington has ordered that goods imported from Hong Kong to the US must be labeled ‘Made in China,’ with political and trade tensions ri

Quad-jumping prodigy Alexandra Trusova to take up role New! 2020-08-11 07:27:59 Russian figure skating’s rising star Alexandra Trusova will interpret the world-famous love story of Romeo and Juliet in the new free program c

Digitalization provides opportunity for 'non-violent revolution, a revolution New! 2020-08-11 07:12:51 In a new episode of Keiser Report's annual Summer Solutions series, Max and Stacy discuss the problem of institutional racism and how to exit the pr

‘Extremely worrying situation’: Greece seeks emergency EU meeting New! 2020-08-11 07:12:00Read Full Article at RT.com

'Four of our team will be fighting': Khabib New! 2020-08-11 07:08:18 A little over a month since the passing of his father and trainer Abdulmanap, Khabib Nurmagomedov says that his UFC comeback card against Justin Gaet

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McDonald’s sues former CEO, alleges he lied about New! 2020-08-10 23:43:15McDonald’s fired Easterbrook last November after he acknowledged exchanging videos and text messages in a non-physical, consensual relationship

China says Canada, Five Eyes allies’ call for New! 2020-08-10 23:29:49In a statement issued Monday, the embassy said the countries' comments on Hong Kong were "unwarranted" and "grossly interfered" with China'

Powerful wind storm downs trees, flips cars across New! 2020-08-10 22:08:35A derecho is not quite a hurricane. It has no eye and its winds come across in a line. But the damage it is likely to do spread over such a large area

Canada adds $25M more to Lebanon aid after New! 2020-08-10 22:01:43The government has also increased the limit for the Lebanon Matching Fund to $5 million, and urged Canadians to continue donating.

U.S. health officials getting fired, quitting amid coronavirus 2020-08-10 21:26:42Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resi

Hundreds ransack Chicago businesses after shooting in city’s 2020-08-10 21:13:07Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that the Sunday afternoon shooting of the man who had opened fire on officers apparently prompted a s

Trump says he wants to host G7 summit, 2020-08-10 21:04:53Trump said he told his staff on Sunday that he'd rather have the summit after the election. He said that would give everyone more time to think about

Global coronavirus cases surpass 20 million, doubling in 2020-08-10 20:12:14That 20-million figure is likely a "real underestimate" of the true number of infections to date, according to Dr. Anna Banerji, a paediatric i

Over 97K children in U.S. test positive for 2020-08-10 18:33:15Experts say it’s highly unlikely Canada will suffer the same fate because its rate of community transmission is currently nowhere near that of t

‘Do I seem rattled?’: Trump escorted from White 2020-08-10 18:11:20Trump returned to the briefing room after several minutes and said a person was shot by law enforcement and has been taken to the hospital. He said he

Transgender man forced to use girls’ bathroom in 2020-08-10 17:59:56The ruling issued Friday sides with Drew Adams, who sued the St. Johns County School District because he wasn't allowed to use the boys restroom.

Beirut explosion: Lebanese PM, cabinet resign amid public 2020-08-10 10:59:26The decision came after two days of demonstrations over the weekend that saw clashes with security forces firing tear gas at protesters.


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