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Turkey calls for end of government offensive on New! 2020-02-21 08:00:46ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's president spoke with two European leaders by phone Friday and called for an end to a Syrian government offensive on th

U.S.: Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start New! 2020-02-21 06:48:52ISLAMABAD (AP) — The seven-day "reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department

2 Germans killed in avalanche on Norway's Arctic New! 2020-02-21 03:15:58COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Two German nationals have died in an avalanche near a glacier on Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago, which sits mor

Testy EU budget talks blocked, new summit in New! 2020-02-21 02:22:35BRUSSELS (AP) - Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that they would not st

Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives New! 2020-02-20 23:45:52TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sa

UN envoy: Haiti's political crisis sends economy tumbling New! 2020-02-20 22:09:17UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The political impasse that has paralyzed Haiti is sending its economy deeper into recession, with 4.6 million people needing hum

Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 New! 2020-02-20 20:55:31UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end

Ashraf Ghani-Abdullah Abdullah feud threatens Trump Afghanistan peace New! 2020-02-20 20:08:37The tentative peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban appears to put the Trump administration's goal of bringing troops home from Afghanista

Apathy, anger cast shadow over Iranian parliamentary vote New! 2020-02-20 19:57:04Iran's embattled clerical leadership faces a key test in parliamentary elections Friday, the first such test since President Trump withdrew from the

Daegu, South Korea declared coronavirus 'special management zone' New! 2020-02-20 19:12:35The rate of coronavirus infections in China continued to drop Thursday, but flare-ups elsewhere turned a thriving South Korean city into a ghost town

EU urges halt to Syrian offensive in Idlib, New! 2020-02-20 19:11:51BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is urging an immediate halt to a crushing offensive by Syrian forces that has displaced nearly 1 million people in

Higher red snapper 'target' for charter boats now New! 2020-02-20 18:54:03NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After Gulf of Mexico charter boat captains stayed within federal limits for red snapper, regulators are making permanent a rule tha

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Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight: New! 2020-02-21 08:23:19The seven-day "reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without

Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, 2 more New! 2020-02-21 06:46:59Iran confirmed 13 new coronavirus cases and two deaths among the group of new cases, Health Ministry spokesperson Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet on

Some Canadians suddenly blocked from U.S. even though New! 2020-02-21 05:00:00At least five Iranian-born Canadian citizens were denied entry to the United States after it says it suspended its wrongful detainment practices, leav

Latino voters can make or break Democratic campaigns. New! 2020-02-21 04:00:18Four years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders' momentum stalled in the southwest. He's worked hard on his ground game in states with large Latino populations

What you need to know about the recent New! 2020-02-20 19:45:32Syrian troops backed by Russian forces have been battling since December to eradicate the last rebel strongholds in the region in a war that has kille

Wuhan still like a ghost town nearly a 2020-02-20 13:17:00Video taken on the streets of Wuhan shows a city of 11 million people that appears almost deserted.

Trump associate Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months 2020-02-20 12:38:20Calling the president's frequent tweets about the case "entirely inappropriate," a federal judge sentenced Donald Trump ally Roger Stone to over th

Benjamin Netanyahu unveils plans for 5,000 new homes 2020-02-20 11:16:28Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday he was pushing ahead with the construction of 5,000 new Jewish homes in key areas of East

Number of coronavirus cases in China passes 75,000 2020-02-20 08:44:55As the number of coronavirus cases in China rose again by the end of Thursday, South Korea's fourth-largest city struggled to cope with a spike in il

U.S. presidential hopefuls signal they won't go gently 2020-02-20 07:44:06Bernie Sanders's rivals have raised the possibility of pushing him out on a second ballot if he enters this summer's Democratic convention with

9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany 2020-02-20 06:46:24A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivate

Flight carrying Canadian cruise passengers who tested negative 2020-02-20 06:21:36Canadian passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who have not tested positive for COVID-19 are on a charter flight that

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Boycotts and disqualifications: how Iran's reformists are bracing 2020-02-20 17:23:07After a volatile three months, Iranians will head to the polls Friday to vote in parliamentary elections. But few expect much change. "Reformists los

Russia directed 2019 cyberattack on former republic of 2020-02-20 16:39:53The U.S. and its allies blame Russia for a massive cyberattack last year in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Moscow scoffs.

Racially motivated terror attack that kills nine leaves 2020-02-20 16:10:27A right-wing racially motivated terror attack on three hookah bars that left nine dead has left Germany deeply unsettled

In truth, 'eh' may not be as Canadian 2020-02-20 06:00:55Classic expression 'eh' is the northern lights of Canada's speech: It's culturally important, out there somewhere, but not easy to find. Surprised

Fighting could disrupt U.S.-Taliban truce in Afghan hinterlands 2020-02-20 06:00:19Peace is far from the precarious terrain of Zabul province in Afghanistan, where the chance of ending America's longest war could be spoiled.

After living in the U.S. for more than 2020-02-20 06:00:10Cuban exile Ramón Saúl Sánchez's privileged status among immigrants -- a result of long-standing U.S. opposition to communism --

Who'll wait tables and build houses? Britain's new 2020-02-19 16:34:02Plan to keep out 'low-skilled' migrants triggers outcry in Britain.

China expels three foreign journalists for a 'racist' 2020-02-19 14:39:27Three Wall Street Journal reporters were told they had five days to leave China, after the paper published an op-ed calling China the 'Sick Man of As

Latest woes for Boeing's grounded 737 Max: Predatory 2020-02-19 13:16:01The falcons are messy eaters. After they dive-bomb their prey, severed heads, wings and feet plop onto the factory floor and a lunch area, soon follow

Op-Ed: Sacramento's army of interns deserves to be 2020-02-19 06:00:43Work experience when you're starting out is theoretically more valuable than a paycheck, but that doesn't make it any easier to pay rent.

Column One: A Korean American stand-up comic walks 2020-02-19 06:00:37Danny Cho felt like he'd hit a wall in Hollywood, that opportunities for Asian American performers were always going to be limited. So he took his co

A techie pushes back against Benjamin Netanyahu's anti-Arab 2020-02-19 06:00:19Software engineer Afif Abu Much has emerged as a powerful spokesman on the issue of Arab representation in Israeli society.

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After clashes, Ukraine blames disinformation campaign for spreading New! 2020-02-21 08:50:59Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday blamed an "information war" being waged on the country for spreading panic and mistrust over t

Hundreds infected in Chinese prisons as coronavirus cases New! 2020-02-21 08:50:59The new coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond th

Chinese capital battles jump in virus cases as New! 2020-02-21 08:50:59The number of people who have contracted the coronavirus in the Chinese capital has jumped sharply, including more than 30 in an outbreak at a major h

Iran holds election, hardliners set to dominate with New! 2020-02-21 08:50:34Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help hardline loyalists of the supreme leader tighten their grip on power as the countr

Factbox: Choices curtailed - Iran's parliamentary election New! 2020-02-21 08:50:34Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, amid mounting U.S. pr

Politicians become the punchline as Kenya's comedy scene New! 2020-02-21 08:49:47Whenever a more risque line shocks his audience into silence, Kenyan comic Brian Onjoro knows he can rescue his set with a sure-fire punchline: the co

Six coronavirus cases discovered in north Italy, hundreds New! 2020-02-21 08:47:33Six people have tested positive in Italy for coronavirus, the northern Lombardy region said on Friday, in the first known cases of local transmission

China coronavirus outbreak has not yet peaked -politburo New! 2020-02-21 08:43:33The coronavirus outbreak in China has not yet reached its peak, state television quoted a top decision-making body of the ruling Communist Party as sa

Church at centre of South Korea coronavirus outbreak New! 2020-02-21 08:41:58Usually teeming with thousands of worshippers, the church at the centre of South Korea's largest coronavirus outbreak was shuttered and silent on Fri

U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria, New! 2020-02-21 08:33:47The United Nations warned on Friday fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and it called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied

Thai court dissolves opposition party critical of military New! 2020-02-21 08:33:25Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved an opposition political party that has been critical of the military establishment and banned its

Explainer: What's next in Thai politics after opposition New! 2020-02-21 08:32:30A Thai court on Friday dissolved a high-profile opposition political party, the Future Forward Party, ruling that it illegally took a 191.2 million ba

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Merkel, Macron seek Syria talks with Putin and 2020-02-20 17:10:22German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday they want to meet him and Turkey's Rec

‘Church has no reason to fear history’: Vatican 2020-02-20 12:46:57More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarl

Just for tourists? Paris aims to draw locals 2020-02-20 12:31:26Often called “the world's most beautiful avenue”, the French capital's iconic Champs-Élysées thoroughfare draws millions o

South Sudan's president, opposition leader agree to form 2020-02-20 11:29:51South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending

Butchers call out ‘appalling’ conditions at Benin’s main 2020-02-20 11:01:55People across Benin have been shocked and horrified by photos of the largest slaughterhouse in Cotonou that were posted online in early February, incl

The end of insouciance: Do the French still 2020-02-20 10:41:09France has traditionally taken pride in being somewhat of an exception when it comes to caring, or not caring, about the private lives of its politici

Margaret Atwood: ‘The people who suppress women also 2020-02-20 09:54:16Multi award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood is often cited as one of the most powerful and prophetic voices writing today. She’s the cre

Swiss prosecutor indicts Paris Saint-Germain boss in corruption 2020-02-20 05:57:44Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's disgraced former secretary general Jerome Valcke have been indicted in Switzerland for allege

Moderates sidelined as Iranians head to the polls 2020-02-20 05:53:07Iranian voters on Friday will pick 290 parliamentarians in the country’s first poll since the US pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal. But crit

Werner’s penalty gives RB Leipzig the edge over 2020-02-20 02:43:25Timo Werner led Leipzig to its first Champions League knockout stage victory, netting a penalty to seal a 1-0 victory over Tottenham in the first leg

Two passengers dead from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in 2020-02-20 02:37:05The Japanese government on Thursday said two people from the cruise ship Diamond Princess berthed in Japan, both in their 80s, have died from coronavi

Warren shines, Sanders stays steadfast and Bloomberg takes 2020-02-20 00:06:41The six Democratic candidates spent most of their time on stage in Las Vegas, Nevada ripping each other apart with one candidate, debate debutant

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German police to increase protection at mosques after New! 2020-02-21 08:53:11 The surveillance of Germany’s mosques will be increased after mass shootings at two hookah bars this week, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has

Fake email ‘from outside the country’ made Ukrainians New! 2020-02-21 08:20:13 Violent protests in Ukraine over the evacuation of its citizens from infection-stricken China was triggered by a foreign psyop, a report at BuzzFeed

Doomsday prophecies of ancient methane being released as New! 2020-02-21 08:14:29 The climate change movement has long warned that, as global temperatures rise, we run the risk of releasing vast reserves of trapped methane into the

Between a rock and a hard place: UK New! 2020-02-21 08:01:36 America’s top cyber-security official has asked Britain to reconsider its decision on Huawei’s 5G access. Washington’s behavior is

‘They may have paid the driver’: Norwegian skiers New! 2020-02-21 08:01:18 Norwegian cross-country skiing stars Simen Hegstad Krüger and Emil Iversen have accused Russian rival Alexander Bolshunov of unfair play, claimi

England has WORST regional inequality in developed world, New! 2020-02-21 07:37:40 The over-centralization of power has resulted in England becoming “the most regionally divided economy in the developed world,” according

Erdogan says Turkey will not withdraw from Syria’s New! 2020-02-21 07:14:00 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to remove Turkish troops from Syria’s Idlib region and said that his upcoming phone call with

Libya ceasefire talks ‘back on track’ in Geneva New! 2020-02-21 06:50:00Read Full Article at RT.com

ISIS supporter pleads guilty to planning SUICIDE BOMB New! 2020-02-21 06:45:00 Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, was arrested in October by counter-terrorism investigators after she asked undercover cops to supply explosives. Read Full

'He's a fighter': UFC boss Dana White hails New! 2020-02-21 06:41:03 Dana White has reaffirmed his 'very good' friendship with Donald Trump after the US and UFC leaders met on presidential aircraft Air Force One and

Pakistan’s economy showing early signs of a turnaround New! 2020-02-21 06:29:06 The economy of Pakistan has entered a growth phase, Reza Baqir, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), has said. He added that the economy has

‘She can’t compete against quad-jumping skaters’: Russian Olympic New! 2020-02-21 06:23:06 Two-time Olympic champion figure skater Evgeni Plushenko expressed his opinion regarding the future of Russian star Evgenia Medvedeva, saying she sho

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China commends Pak's efforts after FATF retains it New! 2020-02-21 13:30:32

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may seek asylum in France: New! 2020-02-21 12:43:08WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asyl

Chinese capital battles jump in virus cases as New! 2020-02-21 12:34:25

US prepares to sign withdrawal deal with Taliban New! 2020-02-21 11:57:53 The United States is preparing to sign a deal with the Taliban on February 29, building on an agreement on reducing violence across Afghanistan, Secr

Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, two deaths: New! 2020-02-21 11:22:04

Taliban, Afghan officials say reach pact to reduce New! 2020-02-21 09:44:02The agreement was struck during protracted negotiations between US and Taliban representatives that began in Qatar in 2018, and could lead to a withdr

China's count of new coronavirus cases drops, deaths New! 2020-02-21 08:44:53Containment of the illness has been a struggle far from the epicenter in central China. South Korea's capital banned street rallies and the governmen

Coronavirus hotspots emerge in Chinese prisons New! 2020-02-21 07:17:02More than 500 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in prisons across China, authorities said Friday, prompting the sacking of a slew of off

South Korean church leader: Coronavirus is 'devil's deed' New! 2020-02-21 07:13:15The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the centre of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday cal

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy New! 2020-02-21 02:36:21Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected. Th

South Korea confirms 52 more coronavirus cases, total New! 2020-02-21 02:12:43South Korea confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus on Friday, taking its overall figure to 156 and making it the worst-infected country outside

Trump ally Roger Stone gets 40 months prison New! 2020-02-20 19:17:51Donald Trump's longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation. Stone was convicte

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COVID-19 infects 234 people in 2 Chinese prisons, New! 2020-02-20 23:52:26The infections found in the two jails made up most of the 258 newly confirmed cases outside the central province of Hubei, the epicentre of the virus.

COVID-19 concerns grow in Japan as hundreds of New! 2020-02-20 23:20:18While foreign travelers leaving the ship face more quarantine at home, Japanese do not -- a situation that has stoked concerns about Japan's quaranti

U.S. intel officials warn lawmakers Russia is helping New! 2020-02-20 23:15:14Trump has dismissed the intelligence community’s warnings of Russian interference as a conspiracy to undermine his 2016 victory, and was reporte

Trump slams ‘Parasite’ Oscar win: ‘Can we get New! 2020-02-20 22:12:29Trump also dismissed actor Brad Pitt, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

COVID-19: 16 U.S. evacuees from Japanese cruise ship New! 2020-02-20 22:08:34The patients had all been staying at Travis Air Force Base in California since being flown to the U.S. over the weekend.

COVID-19: China reports decline in new cases as New! 2020-02-20 21:33:23New infections in China have been falling for days, although changes in how it counts cases have caused doubts about the true trajectory of the epidem

Edmonton scientist part of NASA Mars 2020 rover New! 2020-02-20 21:14:45An Edmonton scientist will help with NASA's Mars 2020 mission.

Saskatchewan couple in self-isolation after coronavirus concerns following New! 2020-02-20 18:40:37A Saskatchewan couple is forced to remain inside of their home and avoid contact with others as a precautionary measure after coming home from an Asia

Alberta man released from CFB Trenton quarantine, acknowledges 2020-02-20 15:54:07Carter Perrier will be released from the quarantine Friday, two weeks after a charter plane brought him and other Canadians back from Wuhan, China.

Alberta musicians set to perform for ‘Operation Down 2020-02-20 15:16:16Musicians from all over the province have banded together to play for a fundraiser for animals affected by Australia's fires.

Roger Stone to be sentenced in case that’s 2020-02-20 08:57:57Stone, a staunch ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, faces sentencing on convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

New virus cases in China drop as authorities 2020-02-20 08:18:50While the overall spread of the virus has been slowing, the situation remains severe in Hubei province and its capital, Wuhan, where the new coronavir


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