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U.S. ends survey foot use, requires 'international foot' 2019-12-15 07:14:12WASHINGTON — Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two differen

Mexico objects to USMCA ratification bill 2019-12-15 06:48:38MEXICO CITY — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico has objected to le

U.N. climate talks end with no deal 2019-12-15 06:35:20MADRID — Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global

UK Labour chief Corbyn apologizes for election debacle 2019-12-15 06:11:38LONDON (AP) - Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn apologized Sunday for this party's crushing defeat in the British general election but defended his c

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods 2019-12-15 03:28:47BEIJING (AP) - China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim t

Longest UN climate talks end with no deal 2019-12-15 02:38:04MADRID (AP) - Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with negotiators postponing until next year a key decision on how to regulate global c

Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by 2019-12-14 16:54:30CAIRO (AP) — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a "final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy f

Mexico disputes language in US bill on ratifying 2019-12-14 14:57:31MEXICO CITY (AP) - Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday t

New Hampshire gets funding for renewable energy projects 2019-12-14 12:01:21CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation has announced nearly $600,000 for a range of renewable energy projects. Sen

EU to hold donors' meeting for Albania quake 2019-12-14 11:29:03TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The European Commission said Saturday that member states have agreed to hold a donors’ conference in January in Albania t

Boris Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could 2019-12-14 09:30:13LONDON (AP) — Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson's commanding el

Omar al-Bashir, ex-Sudan strongman, gets 2 years for 2019-12-14 04:48:42KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him

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Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey reportedly plans to 2019-12-14 17:49:52Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican, according to a

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major 2019-12-14 16:23:48Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming ho

Former president of Sudan sentenced to 2 years 2019-12-14 11:51:19A court in Sudan has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security l

Thousands join Bangkok's biggest political protest since 2014 2019-12-14 08:10:18Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied

Johnson keeps focus on election win and Brexit, 2019-12-14 07:07:08Boris Johnson's victory has dramatically redrawn the U.K.'s electoral map and earned the Conservatives the majority needed to leave the EU. But seat

New Zealand police name 1st volcano victim as 2019-12-14 00:01:00Veterinary student Krystal Browitt of Melbourne, Australia, was named by police as one of the 15 killed in Monday's White Island volcano eruption.

Canadian skin banks ready to help New Zealand 2019-12-13 19:11:05International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto

UN accuses Chile security forces of 'serious human 2019-12-13 17:59:18A UN human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two

U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over subpoenas 2019-12-13 16:48:27The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle be

Canadian lawyer William Schabas defends role advocating for 2019-12-13 12:46:04Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the

U.S. regulator votes to set up 3-digit suicide 2019-12-13 11:48:17When it becomes operational, calling 988 will allow people in the U.S. to access a suicide prevention hotline.

U.S. will phase out tariffs on China as 2019-12-13 11:06:46U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese officials said Friday that they have agreed to the first phase of a trade deal that included cutting U.S. tari

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House Judiciary Committee poised to approve impeachment articles, 2019-12-12 23:35:50The panel is close to approving two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress. The vote is Friday.

Early results show decisive win for Johnson's Conservatives, 2019-12-12 23:29:43With solid win projected for Johnson's Conservatives, EU departure could be on track in less than two months.

Senate Republicans resist calls for a drawn-out Trump 2019-12-12 20:24:41President Trump is locked in a struggle with Republican leaders over plans for his Senate impeachment trial.

White House delays new tariffs on China 2019-12-12 19:24:29The White House will not impose tariffs on China this weekend as U.S. negotiators claimed progress toward the first phase of a long-promised trade dea

Millions in military aid at center of impeachment 2019-12-12 18:53:24About $20 million of the Pentagon aid originally held up by President Trump hasn't reached Ukraine. The continued delay undermines a key argument aga

These sex workers are fighting for union rights, 2019-12-12 18:00:51A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes' rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor union

Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem 2019-12-12 12:12:55Why are the French so quick to protest?

Newsletter: Why so many roads still lead to 2019-12-12 08:00:26Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its histor

Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to 2019-12-12 06:00:04Sadiqua Bynum had a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA. Now she's Regina King's stunt double on HBO's 'Watchmen'

Justice Department watchdog pushes back at critics of 2019-12-11 20:14:54In a contentious Senate hearing, Michael Horowitz defends his report rejecting President Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was based on pa

Protests erupt after Mexican hero Emiliano Zapata is 2019-12-11 20:07:41The grandson of Gen. Emiliano Zapata is suing the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature over a painting in which the Mexican hero is observed

Israel in uncharted territory as it heads into 2019-12-11 19:23:44Israel will hold an unprecedented third election after the Knesset failed to muster the votes needed to nominate any candidate for prime minister.

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Clashes rock Beirut for second night as security New! 2019-12-15 17:55:13Smoke engulfed central Beirut as security forces fired tear gas at a protest near Lebanon's parliament on Sunday in a second night of clashes.

U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang New! 2019-12-15 17:38:01Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make conces

Welcoming new lawmakers, British PM Johnson vows a New! 2019-12-15 17:32:26British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honor his election pledges to g

Colombia peace court exhumes bodies in extrajudicial killings New! 2019-12-15 16:35:18Colombia's special justice tribunal has begun to exhume bodies from a grave in the country's northwest as part of an investigation into as many as 5

Dozens injured as activists clash with Delhi police New! 2019-12-15 15:59:14More than 100 activists protesting against a new Indian citizenship law were injured in New Delhi on Sunday as they clashed with police who used tear

France, Niger propose to postpone G5 Sahel meeting New! 2019-12-15 15:53:10French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to propose a postponement to early 2020 of a meeting of Sah

French CGT union threatens more protests over pensions New! 2019-12-15 15:47:18Four branches of France's hardline CGT union, including railway and transport workers, threatened on Sunday to step up protests unless the government

Boris Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to New! 2019-12-15 14:56:23British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will "get Brexit done" by Jan. 31 and then agree on a new trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020

Turkey could close Incirlik air base in face New! 2019-12-15 14:50:24Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads, in response to threats of U.S. sanctions and a separate U.S. Senate r

'Total disconnect': Voices from marathon Madrid climate summit New! 2019-12-15 14:39:50A U.N. climate summit closed on Sunday with major states snubbing calls for tougher action to combat global warming, prompting sharp criticism from sm

Major states snub calls for climate action as New! 2019-12-15 14:39:50A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit ground to a close, angering

Turkey ready to give any military support Libya New! 2019-12-15 14:17:05President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday Turkey is ready to provide Tripoli any military support it needs after Ankara and Libya's internationally rec

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COP 25 climate talks end with no deal 2019-12-15 08:37:57A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a global warming battle plan that fe

Anna Karina, star of French New Wave cinema, 2019-12-15 06:26:06Danish-French actress Anna Karina, muse of New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent told AFP on Sunday.

Ozil's social media post on Uighurs 'entirely personal 2019-12-15 06:04:59English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitt

Senegalese protest over large, untreated waste dump near 2019-12-15 05:40:32Senegalese residents living near a large landfill on the outskirts of the capital Dakar have launched a protest against the pile-up of rubbish, compla

G5 Sahel leaders to begin crisis talks in 2019-12-15 05:03:05G5 Sahel leaders will meet Sunday for an emergency summit in Niger to coordinate their response to a Jihadist attack on an army camp that killed 71 mi

French union calls for Christmas break in transport 2019-12-15 02:26:40France’s CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does no

Dozens wounded as intense clashes flare up in 2019-12-15 01:23:37Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from central Beirut in clashes t

Scotland's campaign for a new independence referendum begins 2019-12-14 13:20:59Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party (SNP) will start their campaign next week for a second independence referendum - whether Westmins

A rare look at restoration of Paris's Notre-Dame 2019-12-14 12:49:23After a wildfire on April 15 that consumed its roof and spire, Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral is undergoing massive repair work. The site remains

Racism leads to high rate of US black 2019-12-14 12:17:50Black mothers in the United States are three times more likely to die from childbirth than white mothers, according to statistics from the Centers for

In England's north, UK's Johnson visits ex-Labour strongholds 2019-12-14 11:03:21British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the

Italy's 'Sardines' to bring protest movement against far 2019-12-14 09:08:16Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven Sardine Movement are due to rally in Rome on Saturday, in their bid to further shake up the coun

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Russian warship tracks US destroyer as it arrives New! 2019-12-15 16:41:50 As the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross entered the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia sent its small missile ship Vyshny Volochek to surve

‘Where’s my apology, Jim?’ Trump taunts Comey after New! 2019-12-15 16:34:31 President Donald Trump took to Twitter to demand a personal apology from former FBI Director James Comey, after Comey apologized on TV for his (mis)h

Media clutches its pearls over ‘white power’ hand New! 2019-12-15 16:00:00 The screeching masses on Twitter are melting down over the “white power symbol” flashed by a group of Army and Navy cadets. However, even

Greta Thunberg spars with German train company in New! 2019-12-15 15:36:00 An overcrowded train ride through Germany shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg was taken by many as a swipe at Deutsche Bahn’s service, bu

Turkey could shut down Incirlik Air Base used New! 2019-12-15 13:59:00 Ankara retains the option of shutting down the Incirlik Air Base used by US/NATO forces, in retaliation to any additional sanctions against Turkey, P

'Total shambles': Piers Morgan and fellow Arsenal fans New! 2019-12-15 12:58:00 There have been some tough times at the Emirates this season but famed Arsenal fan and professional provocateur Piers Morgan says he has 'never seen

Brazil to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem New! 2019-12-15 12:48:00 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo has said that his father will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following the lead of U

‘Linked to white supremacy’: Paper celebrating Google’s quantum 2019-12-15 12:39:00 A Google computer recently achieved “quantum supremacy,” performing a calculation that’d be impossible on a regular machine. Some s

'Generational talent': Mason Greenwood scores again to show 2019-12-15 12:06:00 In what has been a mostly wretched campaign for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United, teenage forward Mason Greenwood looks to be a beacon of ho

Chasing down Chelsea: Spurs snatch late win at 2019-12-15 11:35:00 Tottenham moved to within three points of Chelsea in the Premier League table after snatching a late winner at Wolves – meaning Jose Mourinho&r

Thumbs up: Ronaldo feels the love from girlfriend 2019-12-15 10:55:00 Cristiano Ronaldo was given the seal of approval from girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez as the Juventus number seven scored twice to get his team back to

Chaos & tear gas at Muslim-majority uni in 2019-12-15 10:32:00 Following days of unrest centered around New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, police have broken into its grounds, making arrests and f

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Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at 2019-12-14 22:24:07

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence 2019-12-14 09:58:31The SNP won 48 of Scotland's 59 seats in the UK parliament in Thursday's national election, prompting Sturgeon to step up her demands for another in

Palpable sense of fear over Boris Johnson win, 2019-12-14 06:53:43Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which has been calling for a full-fledged inquiry into anti-Muslim conduct within the Johnson-led Conservative Party,

Hearing of terror financing case against Hafiz Saeed 2019-12-14 06:49:57After his indictment, the trial against Hafiz Saeed in the terror financing case could not be kicked off for the third consecutive day on Saturday bec

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 2019-12-14 06:02:19The Nobel laureate waved as her black car drove slowly past crowds who waved flags, held up pictures of her face and shouted jubilant greetings. "Mot

Thailand's opposition frontman to lead anti-military rally 2019-12-14 05:10:55

Malaysian PM again hints he could stay on 2019-12-14 04:20:59 Mahathir returned to power last year after dealing a historic election defeat to the corruption-plagued coalition that he once led and which had been

China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks 2019-12-14 01:31:44 Top officials deliberated how to respond to the leaks in meetings at the Chinese Communist Party's regional headquarters in Urumqi, Xinjiang's capi

Sudan's Bashir awaits his fate in corruption trial 2019-12-14 01:03:44A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ex-President Omar al-Bashir is expected on Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing 2019-12-13 23:24:52 Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chin

Despite epic win, Boris Johnson faces battle for 2019-12-13 23:12:20

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Comey admits ‘real sloppiness’ in Trump-Russia probe but New! 2019-12-15 17:39:27The report by the Justice Department inspector concluded that the FBI opened the Russia investigation for a legitimate reason un-motivated by partisan

Cashing in on a cure: affiliate of Oxycontin-maker New! 2019-12-15 16:59:40Mundipharma’s antidote, a naloxone nasal spray called Nyxoid, was recently approved in New Zealand, Europe and Australia.

The way you dress could impact your perceived New! 2019-12-15 15:21:58The study aimed to show how subtle economic status cues in clothes can impact perception.

On anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting, Newtown high New! 2019-12-15 15:09:07The win came seven years after 20 first graders and six educators were killed in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Thousands rally outside Lebanese parliament to protest security New! 2019-12-15 14:57:01This weekend saw one of the most violent crackdowns on protesters in Lebanon since nationwide anti-government demonstrations began two months ago.

Protests over Indian citizenship law incite chaos, violence New! 2019-12-15 14:30:26The third day of what had been a peaceful demonstration against the law, passed by India's Parliament last week, descended into chaos Sunday aft

Egypt president says Libya’s government is being held New! 2019-12-15 13:25:56Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said his country has been "negatively affected" by the conflict in Libya.

Democrats make last-minute pitch to GOP ahead of New! 2019-12-15 12:58:14House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, speaking on ABC's "This Week," warned that Trump poses "a clear and present danger" to democra

‘SNL’ parodies ‘Marriage Story’ with take on George, 2019-12-15 12:32:44In the sketch, 'SNL' cast member Kate McKinnon played Conway, while her husband George, was portrayed by Beck Bennett.

2 men banned from hunting in Botswana after 2019-12-15 12:31:59In a statement late on Saturday, the environment and tourism ministry said that professional hunters Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had surrendere

Lebanon forces clash with demonstrators who tried to 2019-12-14 17:19:27The clashes started when dozens of men, some wearing masks, pelted security forces with stones and threw firecrackers at them on one edge of the prote

Democrat who’s against impeachment meets with Trump: source 2019-12-14 17:01:21An administration official confirmed that Rep. Jeff Van Drew met with Trump in the White House on Friday.


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