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France on strike: Trains stuck, Versailles shut, unions New! 2019-12-06 08:18:54PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers are meeting transportation chaos around France for a second day on Friday, as unions dig in for what they hope

Group begins process to legalize marijuana in North New! 2019-12-06 08:01:24BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of s

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute New! 2019-12-06 07:37:19UHELNA, Czech Republic (AP) - Polluted air, noise, dry wells. The Turow lignite coal mine in Poland is causing trouble for the environment and local

UK drops torture charges against ex-wife of Liberia's New! 2019-12-06 07:25:09LONDON (AP) - A British judge on Friday dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Agnes Reeves Taylor

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her New! 2019-12-06 07:24:46NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35

Germany: Iran must reverse breaches of nuclear deal New! 2019-12-06 07:16:20VIENNA (AP) - Iran needs to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, Germany's Foreign Ministr

Germany's Angela Merkel begins her first ever visit New! 2019-12-06 06:27:43OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel entered the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz on Friday

Greece expels Libyan ambassador in dispute with Turkey New! 2019-12-06 06:14:12ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador Friday in the latest escalation of a dispute over a controversial deal sig

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape New! 2019-12-06 06:08:11SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Police on Friday fatally shot four men being held on suspicion of raping and killing a woman in southern India after inv

Bosnia to close makeshift migrant camp on Croatia's New! 2019-12-06 05:50:40SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Bosnian officials said Friday they will close a makeshift tent camp in the northwest of the country where hundreds

China places new restrictions on American diplomats New! 2019-12-06 05:40:27BEIJING (AP) - China said Friday it will now require U.S. diplomats to give five days' notice before holding meetings with Chinese officials and acad

OPEC nations, Russia look to cut oil output New! 2019-12-06 05:12:40The countries of the OPEC oil-producing cartel and ally Russia were attempting Friday to finalize a deal to cut production in an attempt to support th

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Environmental Protection Agency rejects calls to ban cyanide 2019-12-05 15:03:50The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will use restrictions, rather than a ban, to protect unintended poisoning of wildlife, pets and peopl

Biden campaign uses video of Trudeau laughing at 2019-12-05 14:20:30A video of Justin Trudeau gossiping with other world leaders about Donald Trump is featured in an advertisement for the U.S. president's leading poli

Tufts University cuts ties with Purdue Pharma's Sackler 2019-12-05 13:53:17Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its c

Russia is willing to extend New START nuclear 2019-12-05 13:40:57Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is prepared to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the U

'We're backsliding': Surge in measles cases reported globally 2019-12-05 13:00:00Global data suggests 140,000 people died from measles last year, and health officials say they're alarmed by the rapid growth of the easily preventab

OPEC nations agree to further oil supply cut 2019-12-05 12:27:24OPEC and allies led by Russia on Thursday agreed to one of the deepest output cuts this decade to prevent oversupply, in a deal that would apply for t

Sailor who killed 2 and himself at Pearl 2019-12-05 12:20:42The man who shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii has been identified as a 22-year-old U.S.

Huawei brings legal challenge against FCC over rural 2019-12-05 10:08:16China's Huawei has mounted a legal challenge against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the body designated the technology giant

Pelosi to instruct U.S. House to draft articles 2019-12-05 08:12:13House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing Donald Trump's "failure to faithfully execute the law," said Thursday she will ask the chair of the judicia

Rape victim in India set ablaze on way 2019-12-05 07:14:50A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in northern India on Thursday.

Police fire tear gas on protesters staging mass 2019-12-05 06:09:45The Eiffel Tower was shut down on Thursday, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationw

Widely respected Japanese doctor among dead in ambush 2019-12-04 20:54:22A shooting ambush in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed a Japanese physician and aid worker widely respected and beloved in the war-scarred natio

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Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 2019-12-05 17:01:42The Marshall Islands' capital city is flooded by storm waves, dengue fever and flu are rampant, and its president pleads for help from the global com

Supreme Court confronts homeless crisis and whether there's 2019-12-05 15:56:15The Supreme Court weighs whether people who are homeless have a right to sleep on sidewalks if cities don't provide enough shelter beds to house ever

House has 'no choice' but to move to 2019-12-05 12:27:59House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she will ask House committee chairmen to move forward on impeaching President Trump.

Police shootings of unarmed black people linked to 2019-12-05 09:00:59Pregnant black women had babies born prematurely and with smaller birth weights if they lived near the site of a police shooting of an unarmed black p

Newsletter: Beyond Con Law 101 2019-12-05 08:00:31Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Beyond Con Law 101 The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing yesterday fe

Brazilian immigrants have it hard in Japan. Can 2019-12-05 06:00:25Like most Brazilian immigrants in Japan, Rafael Kinoshita thought he was destined to work in a factory. Then he found music.

Amid impeachment inquiry, Giuliani meets with Ukraine officials 2019-12-04 14:22:00President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani meets with former Ukraine government officials, saying he intends to undermine the impeachment inq

Newsletter: The next phase of impeachment 2019-12-04 08:00:10Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Next Phase of Impeachment The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first impeachmen

Opinion: Why President Trump can't end 'endless wars' 2019-12-04 06:00:49President Trump wants U.S. troops withdrawn. His secretary of Defense just acknowledged that isn't in the cards.

The fall of the Berlin Wall once gave 2019-12-04 06:00:36South Korea looked to Germany with hope as the Berlin Wall fell. Thirty years later, it's more complicated.

In a converted bus in Tijuana, a school 2019-12-04 06:00:07A former asylum seeker, now an actress in Los Angeles, has transformed a bus into a classroom so immigrant children in Tijuana can continue their stud

Q&A: Carbon emissions will reach record high in 2019-12-03 20:50:32It's a climate change milestone: The amount of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels will hit 37 billion tons this year, setting another re

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French unions turn the screws on Macron in New! 2019-12-06 08:56:51France's trade unions called for mass protests and strikes over pension reform that have brought much of the country to a halt to carry on next week,

Gas explosion kills at least three in Slovakia, New! 2019-12-06 08:48:47A gas explosion at a multi-storey apartment block in the eastern Slovak town of Presov has killed at least three people, rescuers said on Friday.

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord New! 2019-12-06 08:42:27Greece said on Friday it was expelling the Libyan ambassador, angered at an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boun

Libya says Greece's decision to expel ambassador unacceptable: New! 2019-12-06 08:41:54Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siyala said on Friday that Greece's decision to expel the Libyan ambassador was not acceptable.

Israel detains Palestinian Authority TV journalists in Jerusalem New! 2019-12-06 08:41:35Israeli police on Friday detained four journalists from the Palestinian Authority's official television station in Jerusalem, drawing protest from Pa

Lebanon appeals for import aid; France to hold New! 2019-12-06 08:36:04Lebanon appealed to friendly states on Friday to help it import essential goods as it grapples with an acute economic crisis, and official sources sai

We'll give Merkel a chance, says new German New! 2019-12-06 08:34:54The incoming leader of Germany's Social Democrats said on Friday she was skeptical that their coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative

Labour leader makes Brexit offensive ahead of UK New! 2019-12-06 08:34:05British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the Brexit offensive on Friday, seeking to hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's main cam

Factbox: Where is France's public sector strike being New! 2019-12-06 08:33:25Trade unions called for mass protests and strikes in France over pension reform that have brought travel chaos and closed schools to continue into nex

French unions call for new day of action New! 2019-12-06 08:30:19French unions have called for a new day of strikes and demonstrations against the government's pension reform plans on Tuesday, Dec. 10, a representa

Two Tunisian parties reject coalition role New! 2019-12-06 08:25:43Two major parties in Tunisia said on Friday they would not join the government of prime minister-designate Habib Jemli, meaning any coalition he does

Factbox: Reactions, comments on killing of four men New! 2019-12-06 08:25:19Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian near Hyderabad city, drawing applause f

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Across France, hundreds of thousands protest pension reform 2019-12-05 16:34:37A nationwide strike brought much of France to a halt on Thursday as unions kicked off a massive protest against a pension overhaul by President Emmanu

Dozens of migrants die as boat sinks off 2019-12-05 16:27:51At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasing

'Ethical' foie gras: French scientists develop new way 2019-12-05 13:02:12It is considered one of France’s finest delicacies, but is also one of the most controversial. Foie gras is traditionally made by force-feeding

Toulouse partially 'cut off' via air and rail 2019-12-05 12:29:36Only 14 domestic flights had landed at France's Toulouse-Blagnac airport as of 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 5, a day of nationwide strikes

Senegalese Koranic teacher chains up boy who skipped 2019-12-05 11:47:21People across Senegal were shocked by a photo posted online showing a young boy chained up by the head teacher at his Koranic school. Many children at

Speaker Pelosi announces US House to draft articles 2019-12-05 10:32:56House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House was moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Thousands march in Paris to protest French government's 2019-12-05 10:03:42Thousands of people from different sectors of public life rallied at Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est on Thursday afternoon to begin a mass demons

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members of Greek tanker 2019-12-05 05:35:03Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, an official with the ship’s operator said on Thursday. 

How France's retirement system stacks up against pension 2019-12-05 05:11:55Amid a nationwide strike over French pension reforms, we look at France's retirement system and how it compares with that of other European countries

'Where is everyone?' Paris's Gare du Nord eerily 2019-12-05 04:58:37Eurostar trains to and from Paris were almost empty on Thursday December 5. Travellers had clearly decided to avoid any complications ensuing from the

Rwanda inks deal with PSG football club to 2019-12-05 03:52:07Rwanda signed a deal on Wednesday with French football club Paris St Germain to promote tourism in the east African nation, its second such agreement

Third general strike in Colombia keeps pressure on 2019-12-05 03:11:49Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government demonstrations in Colombia’s capital Bogota and other cities Wednesday during the country&r

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‘Cold hard evidence of Brexit harm’ or ‘nonsense’? New! 2019-12-06 08:59:17 Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson have traded blows after the Labour leader produced what he says is an official UK govt document that proves the PM&rs

Russia won’t stop gas transit through Ukraine when New! 2019-12-06 08:44:00 Commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is a commercial project, does not mean that Russia will abandon gas transit through Ukraine, s

Shooting at US navy base in Pensacola, Florida New! 2019-12-06 08:41:00 The shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola (US Navy base in Florida) is dead, the Escambia County Sheriff's office said. Navy later confirme

Scores feared trapped after 6-story building collapses in New! 2019-12-06 08:36:45 At least two people have died after a six-storey residential building collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Rescue efforts are still ongoing, w

Massive gas EXPLOSION rips through apartment building in New! 2019-12-06 07:55:00 A massive gas explosion has ripped through an apartment building in Presov, eastern Slovakia with at least one person confirmed dead after falling fr

Free pass for Israel? Ilhan Omar notes silence New! 2019-12-06 07:33:52 An Israeli group uses social media to vilify the first two Muslim women to serve in US Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. But will the revelatio

‘Plan B’: Build a WALL & carry on New! 2019-12-06 06:58:41 Ukraine will wall off its breakaway eastern regions if the upcoming Paris talks end up at an impasse, a presidential aide has suggested, and Israel l

‘Hard to digest’: Uber’s 1st US safety report New! 2019-12-06 06:58:21 Uber has published its first safety report detailing the number of serious crimes committed by both drivers and riders that use the platform. “

Portugal latest country refusing US demand to bar New! 2019-12-06 06:51:03 Despite Washington's attempts to turn its allies away from working with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Portugal is not going to exclude the company f

Bears maul Cowboys on and off the field New! 2019-12-06 06:37:56 They say Christmas is the season of goodwill to all men, but there was precious little festive cheer in the parking lot after the Chicago Bears defea

‘Don’t really understand money’: Tory candidate heckled after New! 2019-12-06 06:25:14 A Tory candidate has been filmed at a hustings event being jeered after claiming those with learning difficulties shouldn’t be paid the minimum

Troubled South African Airways gets government lifeline to New! 2019-12-06 06:13:13 South Africa’s beleaguered flagship carrier, South African Airways (SAA) has received a 4 billion rand ($272 million) lifeline from the governm

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Gas explosion kills at least three in Slovakia, New! 2019-12-06 09:01:25A gas explosion at a multi-storey apartment block in the eastern Slovak town of Presov has killed at least three people, rescuers said on Friday.

Let's give Merkel coalition a chance, says incoming New! 2019-12-06 07:46:27

Germany's Merkel begins her first ever visit to New! 2019-12-06 07:28:03German Chancellor Angela Merkel entered the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz on Friday as she began her first ever v

North Korea raises 'dotard' spectre as deadline looms New! 2019-12-06 03:59:30North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a "dotard", raising the prospect of a return to a war of words with a

Trump impeachment: What's next in the House New! 2019-12-06 03:15:42House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against President Trump, a crucial step toward a vote of th

France, Germany, UK accuse Iran of developing nuclear-capable New! 2019-12-06 01:18:23A joint letter written by ambassadors of France, Germany and the UK to the UN, refers to the footage shared on social media in April this year of the

Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in New! 2019-12-05 23:29:57Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people, a US diplomat said. The unrest, which began on Nov 15 after the Iranian govt abruptly

US considers sending several thousand more troops to New! 2019-12-05 23:22:37The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional force - between 5,000 and 7,000 troops- to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggre

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, New! 2019-12-05 21:11:05Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a nearby vehicle when shots rang out at a crowded intersection in Miramar, about 20 mi

‘Iran secretly moving missiles into Iraq’ New! 2019-12-05 21:00:36

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess 2019-12-05 12:59:30

Pakistan borrowed $10.40 billion during PM Imran Khan's 2019-12-05 08:53:18

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U.S. sailor used service weapon to kill 2 2019-12-05 16:36:50The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old G. Romero, according to a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details

Trump administration claims Iran has killed over 1,000 2019-12-05 15:00:06In one incident in southwest Iran, the U.S. official said the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp mowed down at least 100 people with machine-gun fire.

Rudy Giuliani meets with lawyers in Ukraine as 2019-12-05 14:35:43An independent Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday he had met U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer in Kyiv to discuss the alleged misuse of

Trump again asks Supreme Court to block subpoena 2019-12-05 14:30:31The case represents an important showdown at the top U.S. court over the powers of the presidency versus those of Congress.

Canadian firefighters warmly welcomed in Australia: ‘We have 2019-12-05 14:06:24As of Thursday, 65 of the 110 fires on the east coast of Australia had not been contained.

Pension tensions: Here’s what’s fuelling nationwide protests in 2019-12-05 13:05:58Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms, and why they are generating debate.

Trudeau video used in Biden ad attacking Trump: 2019-12-05 13:02:21The former U.S. vice-president uses the widely-shared video to criticize Trump and his ability to lead alongside international counterparts.

Cellphone-related injuries are on the rise, study shows 2019-12-05 12:55:51"People wouldn't walk around reading a magazine."

‘Don’t mess with me’: Pelosi scolds reporter for 2019-12-05 12:26:43She went on to call Trump a "coward'' on gun policy, "cruel'' on immigration and "in denial'' about climate issues.

George Zimmerman files $100M lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s 2019-12-05 10:33:54Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder after shooting Martin, 17, in Florida in 2012.

Hong Kong protesters get green light for big 2019-12-05 08:12:32Some calm has descended since the Nov.24 district elections, when pro-democracy candidates won nearly 90% of the seats.

Protests in France over pension reform shuts down 2019-12-05 07:50:02Organizers hope for a mass outpouring of anger at President Emmanuel Macron for his centerpiece reform, seen as threatening the hard-fought French way


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