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Under-fire Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon defends handling of New! 2021-03-03 08:15:02LONDON (AP) — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon strongly denied being part of a plot against her predecessor, as she testified under oath

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting U.S. troops New! 2021-03-03 07:30:51At least 10 rockets were fired early Wednesday at a military base in western Iraq where U.S. and coalition troops are hosted. The barrage hit the Ain

Report: Egypt's Aboul Gheit reappointed Arab League chief New! 2021-03-03 07:30:47CAIRO (AP) - Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday reappointed veteran Egyptian diplomat as the secretary general of the Cairo-based Arab League, Egypt&

Yemen’s rebels say latest US sanctions will prolong New! 2021-03-03 06:39:34CAIRO (AP) - Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels on Wednesday warned that the U.S. sanctions imposed the previous day on two of their military leaders wo

China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed New! 2021-03-03 04:43:02BEIJING (AP) - Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are “doomed to failure,” a Chinese governme

Reports: Myanmar security forces kill at least 6 New! 2021-03-03 03:00:17YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces shot and killed at least six people Wednesday, according to accounts on social media and local ne

IS claims killing of 3 female media workers New! 2021-03-03 02:45:32KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station i

U.S. forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting New! 2021-03-03 02:28:20BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and

Israeli-owned cargo ship back at sea after suspected New! 2021-03-03 00:41:25DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion last week has left Dubai’s port and was tran

Biden brings no relief to tensions between US New! 2021-03-03 00:06:23WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil New! 2021-03-02 22:44:21MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico’s Senate passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fu

US demands status of all Syrian detainees be New! 2021-03-02 20:42:58UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States demanded Tuesday that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’

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New York governor admits to 'insensitive' conduct amid 2021-02-28 18:53:41New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behaviour with women had been "misinterpreted as unwanted flirtati

Trump hints at 2024 run, repeats election falsehoods 2021-02-28 17:55:27Former U.S. president Donald Trump on Sunday hinted at another run for the White House, in 2024, while repeating his discredited claims that Democrats

Myanmar's deadly crackdowns on protests are worsening — 2021-02-28 12:45:06A UN human rights official said there was "credible information" that 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded, as security forces in Myanmar opene

Trudeau says Canada-U.S. relations need to rebuild. Just 2021-02-28 04:00:00When Justin Trudeau met with newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden this week, the prime minister noted how "there's a lot to rebuild," suggesting

New York governor accused of sexual harassment by 2021-02-27 19:43:31A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday s

Former Raptor Jeremy Lin says he was called 2021-02-27 19:08:57Warriors G League guard Jeremy Lin shared on social media that he experienced an act of racism on the court. Lin didn't go into specific details abou

U.S. approves Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine 2021-02-27 18:24:34The U.S. cleared Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 shot on Saturday, adding a third vaccine option to the race against the virus.

Police crack down on protesters in the streets 2021-02-27 12:32:54Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month's military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as prot

Joe Biden scores first legislative win as House 2021-02-27 11:45:44The House of Representatives passed Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion U.S. coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challe

German radio station apologizes after host compares K-pop 2021-02-26 20:16:11A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice

Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by 2021-02-26 17:59:48U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the country on the cusp of adding an easier-to

Saudi crown prince approved murder of journalist Jamal 2021-02-26 13:22:22Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved "and likely ordered" the 2018 murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U

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McManus: The Republican Party's biggest problem is spelled New! 2021-03-03 07:00:35The former president's threat to wreak revenge in the 2022 midterm elections against Republicans who weren't loyal to him could be a gift to Democra

Single shot of two-dose COVID-19 vaccine can prevent New! 2021-03-03 06:00:32Just one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 60% to 70% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 disease in people age 70 and older, a new rep

QAnon and conspiracy theories are taking hold in New! 2021-03-03 06:00:08The Jan. 6 Capitol attack has compelled many pastors across the country to speak out on their struggles to combat the spread of misinformation, conspi

The indignity of Philippines' 'homeless' dead: leased graves New! 2021-03-03 05:00:07The remains of thousands killed in the Philippines' war on drugs could be tossed in pits as families struggle to pay for burial sites amid a pandemic

FBI director says Capitol riot was 'domestic terrorism' 2021-03-02 17:49:41FBI Director Christopher Wray defends the bureau's actions days before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in a deadly insurrection.

Supreme Court leans toward approving Arizona GOP voting 2021-03-02 16:53:26Supreme Court weighs Democrats' challenge to Republican-sponsored election rules in Arizona. Do the rules discriminate based on race?

Biden response to report on Khashoggi killing angers 2021-03-02 13:54:01The Biden administration's first test over what it promised would be a tough approach to Saudi Arabia has left both Riyadh and its critics unhappy.

U.S., European Union to sanction Russia for poisoning 2021-03-02 08:57:48The United States and European Union will jointly impose additional sanctions against Russia for poisoning Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

'Whoa! What's happening?' Horny toads are disappearing. Can 2021-03-02 08:00:04Texas horned lizards, beloved creatures celebrated in local lore, were once so common that few people noticed when their numbers started declining. No

Op-Ed: It's official. Mohammed bin Salman is responsible 2021-03-02 06:00:11President Biden's failure to punish the Saudi crown prince defies justice and weakens the rule of law everywhere.

Boy Scouts propose more than $300 million, Norman 2021-03-02 00:50:21Victims' lawyers criticized the proposal, which would also include money from the Boy Scouts of America's insurers.

El Salvador president consolidates power amid fears of 2021-03-01 22:41:21The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, will likely have the ability to override any objections from the opposition to appoint officials of his ch

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France bans far-right anti-migrant group Generation Identity New! 2021-03-03 08:34:55France on Wednesday banned far-right group Generation Identity (Génération Identitaire), which is known to be hostile to migrants, for i

Hungary's ruling party quits European centre-right group New! 2021-03-03 06:57:39Hungary's ruling right-wing Fidesz party on Wednesday quit the conservative European People's Party (EPP) grouping in the European Parliament, Prime

Rockets slam Iraq base hosting US troops days New! 2021-03-03 05:44:55At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts US-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military sai

Sarkozy convicted: What does it mean for politics New! 2021-03-03 03:45:24Nicolas Sarkozy is to appeal against his conviction and jail sentence for corruption and influence peddling. Sarkozy makes history as the first f

Myanmar security forces launch deadly crackdown on protesters New! 2021-03-03 03:13:05Myanmar security forces opened fire in several places on Wednesday to break up anti-junta protests, killing at least 13 people, according to loca

Macron admits French forces ‘tortured and murdered’ Algerian New! 2021-03-03 01:38:55French forces "tortured and murdered" Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel during his country's war for independence, President Emmanuel Macron

US, EU impose sanctions on Russia over poisoning New! 2021-03-02 23:21:51The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials in a coordinated action with the European Union as US intelligenc

Protesters shut down roads as Lebanon pound hits New! 2021-03-02 22:22:51Protesters blocked roads with burning tyres and dumpsters across Lebanon on Tuesday after the currency tumbled to a new low in a financial m

Texas drops Covid restrictions amid wave of reopenings New! 2021-03-02 21:55:10Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any U.S. state on Tuesday, lifting a mask mandate and

African countries ramp up Covid vaccine rollouts under New! 2021-03-02 21:31:41Millions of coronavirus shots from the global Covax scheme have arrived in Nigeria, Angola and Kenya, as African countries ramp up their vaccine rollo

First cabinet defeat for Biden as White House New! 2021-03-02 20:17:44Joe Biden on Tuesday abandoned his plan for Neera Tanden to be White House budget director after pushback from key senators, marking the first cabinet

FARC guerrillas killed in military attack in southeast New! 2021-03-02 20:03:14A military bombing killed 10 guerrillas and injured three at a base of dissidents of the former FARC rebel group in southeast Colombia, official sourc

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Navalny-linked Doctors’ Alliance branded ‘foreign agent’ by Russian New! 2021-03-03 08:59:19 A small but influential group of medics and political activists led by a close ally of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny will have to notify Ru

EU and Russia are natural allies, but superstructures New! 2021-03-03 08:56:34 Russia and the EU may be at a low point in their relationship, but the natural interests of both sides require improving them regardless of existing

Twenty for the season: Messi vs Ronaldo row New! 2021-03-03 08:54:05 Stats squabblers have warred again after Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 20th league goal of the season to draw level with Pele's hotly-debated goals reco

Piers Morgan says his house is like ‘Fort New! 2021-03-03 08:45:08 Controversialist UK media personality Piers Morgan has announced he's working with Facebook to hunt a person who sent him a "death threat" online,

Russian investments in Iraqi energy projects exceed $10 New! 2021-03-03 08:19:26 Cooperation between Russia and Iraq in the oil sector is “very active” in spite of all the restrictions and the impact of the Covid-19 pa

Indigenous villagers in Russian Far North vote to New! 2021-03-03 08:05:44 Residents in a Russian village marred by alcoholism have voted for a blanket ban on the sale of booze after measures to curb intoxication failed to b

Orban’s Fidesz party quits center-right bloc in European New! 2021-03-03 08:05:29 Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party has quit the European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament after EU

‘Unforgettable day’: Football legend Pele gets Covid-19 jab New! 2021-03-03 07:57:17 Football icon Pele has celebrated after receiving his first Covid-19 vaccine dose, describing an "unforgettable day" while calling for global co-op

Nine reported dead as police fire on anti-coup New! 2021-03-03 07:43:40 Local media claim that as many as nine people have died in Myanmar in deadly clashes between security forces and protesters across the country, with

France says Turkey has stopped insults, but demands New! 2021-03-03 07:17:05 France’s foreign minister has called for more action from Turkey to fix the fragile ties between the two nations, despite accepting that Ankara

New Western sanctions against Russian officials over jailing New! 2021-03-03 07:15:48 A package of new travel and financial restrictions unveiled by the US and the EU this week are toothless and will have little to no impact at all on

‘You have made this journey beautiful’: Cricket megastar New! 2021-03-03 06:48:35 India cricket captain Virat Kohli has said he feels "grateful for all the love" after raising his bat to enjoy his latest century – becoming

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France admits 'torture and murder' of Algerian freedom New! 2021-03-03 05:18:34French forces "tortured and murdered" Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel during his country's war for independence, President Emmanuel Macron

In Iraq, Pope reaches out to top Shiite New! 2021-03-03 05:15:00The 84-year-old pope will visit the top Shiite cleric at his home in Najaf, the shrine city where Imam Ali, the fourth Islamic caliph and relative of

Uighur author tells of imprisonment & China attacks New! 2021-03-03 04:59:43Branded "a terrorist," "a separatist" and "a liar" after publishing her book "Survivor of the Chinese Gulag" in France, Haitiwaji told AFP she

At least 13 dead after SUV, truck collide New! 2021-03-03 04:55:25The accident occurred when the SUV carrying more than two dozen people -- including minors -- and a semi-truck full of gravel crashed near El Centro,

Switzerland trains sniffer dogs for detecting Covid-19 New! 2021-03-03 04:22:40

US will have enough vaccine supply for all New! 2021-03-03 04:16:33Biden made the announcement during a short speech in which he confirmed a deal for pharma giant Merck to produce rival Johnson & Johnson's single

Hong Kong probes death of 63-year-old who received New! 2021-03-03 03:42:48The Department of Health said the 63-year-old man had received the shot on February 26 at Kwun Chung Sports Centre in Jordan, one of the government's

US 'concerned' by Russia, China using vaccines to New! 2021-03-03 03:33:39

Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary New! 2021-03-03 03:31:11

Asean calls on Myanmar to free Suu Kyi, New! 2021-03-03 03:04:40

Venezuela's Guaido, US Secretary of State Blinken discuss New! 2021-03-03 02:50:31

France changes tack, allows Astra vaccine for under-75s New! 2021-03-03 02:20:14

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Prince Philip’s treatment ‘hurts at moments,’ but improving, New! 2021-03-03 08:53:40Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to hospital on Feb. 16 after he felt unwell to receive treatment for an unspecified infection.

At least 18 dead as Myanmar forces open New! 2021-03-03 07:47:23"It's horrific, it's a massacre. No words can describe the situation and our feelings," youth activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi told Reuters via a messa

Officials probe human smuggling link to Southern California New! 2021-03-03 02:51:14The cause of the collision was undetermined, authorities said, and it also was unknown why so many people were crammed into a vehicle built to hold ei

Moscow calls U.S. sanctions ‘hostile anti-Russian lunge,’ promises New! 2021-03-03 02:09:50The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow's attempt to poison opposition politician Alexei Nava

Police continue to crack down on Myanmar protests New! 2021-03-03 01:22:56Foreign Ministers from Southeast Asia urged restraint but failed to unite behind a call for the military to release ousted government leader Aung San

U.S. will have enough coronavirus vaccines for all 2021-03-02 18:23:58Biden's speech was set against the backdrop of states across the country moving to relax virus-related restrictions.

13 killed in Southern California car crash, hospital 2021-03-02 14:54:53Twelve people were found dead when first responders reached the highway, which winds through fields in the agricultural southeastern corner of Califor

Rooster kills its owner with slash to the 2021-03-02 14:34:54The victim was fatally injured by his own rooster's blade at an illegal cockfight in India, authorities say.

Donald Trump, Melania got COVID-19 vaccine in secret 2021-03-02 12:25:04Former U.S. president Donald Trump reportedly received a coronavirus vaccine in private, one month after he said he was not scheduled to get it.

Prince Philip undergoing heart tests, remains in hospital 2021-03-02 11:05:15Britain's Prince Philip was receiving treatment and undergoing heart tests on Tuesday, two weeks after the 99-year-old was admitted to hospital.

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls freed a week after 2021-03-02 02:48:39Gunmen abducted the girls from a secondary school in Jangebe town on Friday, in the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West Afr

Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters ahead 2021-03-02 01:36:07Foreign ministers of neighboring countries were due to hold talks with the military in a bid to quell violence and find a way out of the crisis.

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