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Joe Biden talks with Saudi King Salman bin New! 2021-02-25 17:12:00President Biden spoke Thursday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, ahead of the release of a declassified report expected to impli

EU targets Venezuela envoy in tit-for-tat expulsions New! 2021-02-25 16:38:42BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union retaliated against Venezuela on Thursday, declaring the head of the country’s delegation to the 27-nation blo

New US envoy starts challenge to restore US New! 2021-02-25 16:35:32UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Linda Thomas-Greenfield presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Ties with Saudis at stake as U.S. releases New! 2021-02-25 15:16:54The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up

China gave U.S. diplomats anal COVID-19 tests, State New! 2021-02-25 15:15:21The State Department said Thursday that U.S. diplomats in China were given anal COVID-19 tests "in error." "The State Department never agreed

Bill continuing early in-person voting clears House panel New! 2021-02-25 14:03:04FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Early voting at polling places would become a fixture in Kentucky's elections - but at scaled-back levels from last year - unde

Qatar to pour $60 million into new Israel-Gaza New! 2021-02-25 13:34:59DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Qatar pledged $60 million on Thursday to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza St

Armenian PM slams 'coup attempt' as political tensions New! 2021-02-25 12:35:19YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - Armenia's prime minister accused top military officers on Thursday of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, add

Biden's trade pick vows to work more closely New! 2021-02-25 12:12:09WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy promised to work with America’s allies to combat China’s

Warsaw opens murder probe into fate of 2 New! 2021-02-25 10:38:55WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that authorities in Mexico are investigating the death of a young Pole and the hos

Bahrain: Crown prince calls Israel PM on Iran New! 2021-02-25 06:25:49DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Bahrain’s crown prince spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Thursday about the return to nuclear talks wi

EU vows to speed vaccine roll out, presses New! 2021-02-25 05:38:21BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders vowed Thursday to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and pressed pharmaceutical companies to respect t

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Capitol police failed to properly lock down Congress 2021-02-24 16:36:01Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for

Biden, Trudeau agree to 'safeguard' caribou calving grounds 2021-02-24 14:53:37U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to work with Canada to protect the North's Porcupine caribou herd — marking another shift away from the pol

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the 2021-02-24 10:30:55The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is 94 per cent effective at preventing COVID

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 2021-02-24 09:43:31Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents pu

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to 2021-02-24 09:01:50The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on W

Tiger Woods survived near-fatal crash, but his career 2021-02-24 08:55:12The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer — at least on the game's biggest stages — is probably over.

Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars 2021-02-24 07:18:05The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive 2021-02-24 05:01:01The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the

Canadian legal luminaries sign letter accusing Iranian courts 2021-02-24 04:00:00The rulings of a court in a rural corner of northeastern Iran have brought together a Who's Who of Canada's legal profession to denounce the mistrea

Online booking complicates COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Washington 2021-02-23 22:21:00People 65 or older are now allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, but many are hindered by the online booking system which some compla

Rochester, N.Y., police officers involved in death of 2021-02-23 17:35:11Rochester, N.Y., police officers seen on body camera video last March holding down a naked and handcuffed Black man named Daniel Prude until

Security officials blame bad intelligence, contradict each other 2021-02-23 15:50:29Faulty intelligence was to blame for the Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certifi

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From the first stitch to the final zip: 2021-02-23 08:00:58A sewing machine, a Pacific freighter and a Detroit family's loss: The story of one body bag's life cycle and the hands that touched it along the wa

Zombies are everywhere in South Korea, feeding on 2021-02-23 06:00:25Train zombies. Historic zombies. High-rise apartment zombies. DMZ zombies. The undead are proliferating in South Korea's imagination.

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in 2021-02-22 23:05:04The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested on intrnational drug trafficking charges at an airpor

Modified COVID-19 vaccines may get nod from FDA 2021-02-22 19:01:50COVID-19 vaccines adapted for new coronavirus variants can receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration without repeating full clinical

A sorrowful U.S. death toll of 500,000 from 2021-02-22 16:46:12More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Hope is in sight, but devastation remains.

Thanks to Undocupoets, poets don't need papers to 2021-02-22 10:00:10For decades, poets without legal status were excluded from prizes. A group called Undocupoets changed that — and then founded a prize of its own

News Analysis: He's their brother. They want him 2021-02-22 08:00:27The family of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is torn apart by his extremist views

Garland, Biden's attorney general nominee, says Capitol siege 2021-02-22 07:00:11President Biden's attorney general nominee testifies before a Senate committee weighing his appointment to be the top U.S. law enforcement official.

At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as 2021-02-21 17:59:51Thousands stuck for months in Ciudad Juárez await new chance at U.S. entry

McManus: How to end a very long war 2021-02-21 07:00:21The U.S. is supposed to withdraw its last 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by May. But pulling out abruptly could lead to an even bloodier civil war.

Climate change and corruption endanger an ancient valley 2021-02-21 06:00:14The government says a dam is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corr

Oklahoma City bombing provides insights into how Garland 2021-02-21 05:00:28Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee to be attorney general, gathered valuable lessons from his experience overseeing the investigation of the

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Biden, King Salman reaffirm US-Saudi ties in long-delayed New! 2021-02-25 17:28:51President Joe Biden reaffirmed the US commitment to Saudi Arabia’s defense but stressed the importance of human rights Thursday in a long-delaye

Under Joe Biden, US cools relations with Saudi New! 2021-02-25 17:16:18US President Joe Biden’s decision to deliver on his promise to release a CIA report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi comes as

Covid-19 pandemic blamed for biggest drop in France's New! 2021-02-25 13:47:39The number of babies born in France in January fell by 13 percent, the biggest drop in 45 years which statisticians on Thursday linked to the coronavi

UK variant accounts for 'about half' of France's New! 2021-02-25 13:45:29The more contagious British variant "now accounts for about half of people infected with Covid-19 in France", Prime Minister Jean Castex said d

France investigates leak of almost 500,000 medical records, New! 2021-02-25 11:51:39French cybercrime investigators said Thursday they were investigating the leak of the medical data of nearly half a million people, including such hig

Six Nations: France v. Scotland postponed over Covid-19 New! 2021-02-25 09:25:18France's Six Nations game against Scotland was postponed after another player tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number infected to 11,

‘Françaises, Français’: Could the French language be less New! 2021-02-25 09:05:31Efforts to address entrenched gender bias in the French language ran into familiar resistance this week as lawmakers called for a ban on “gender

Security forces crack down on protesters in Myanmar, New! 2021-02-25 06:52:23Myanmar security forces carried out a bloody crackdown on a protest against the military coup held in the Yadanarbon shipyard in Mandalay on February

WHO says patients suffering long Covid symptoms ‘need New! 2021-02-25 06:32:30The World Health Organization's European branch said Thursday that patients experiencing post-Covid or long Covid symptoms needed to be listened to a

Armenian PM Pashinyan calls military’s demand he resign New! 2021-02-25 05:13:01Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday addressed thousands of allies who answered his call to rally in the capital Yerevan in a show of s

‘Mafia-type’ groups likely behind cyber attacks on French New! 2021-02-25 04:12:36Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather tha

NASA releases panoramic view of Mars from Perseverance 2021-02-25 02:04:41The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

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As troop withdrawal nears, police say militias aim New! 2021-02-25 17:19:41 Police have apparently found a new pretext to keep a militarized security shield around the US Capitol, warning that pro-Trump militias are plotting

As Telegram and Parler gain traction, Twitter tries New! 2021-02-25 17:15:58 Twitter has announced upcoming massive changes to their platform, including allowing users to get paid by followers and the ability to create groups

Step on it! Russian diplomats forced to push New! 2021-02-25 16:28:17 With borders shut tight due to the coronavirus pandemic, the diplomats from the Russian mission in Pyongyang had to saddle a handcar and push it all

Deputy mayor wants Paris back under 3-week lockdown, New! 2021-02-25 16:18:45 Paris Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Grégoire has said that his administration will likely place the French capital under a harsh three-week lockdown t

‘You don't have to worry’: Amnesty reveals it New! 2021-02-25 15:37:19 Running damage control on the ‘prisoner of conscience’ row, Amnesty officials assured a prankster impersonating Alexey Navalny’s al

Wanted: Ad seeks well-paid PR strategist for New New! 2021-02-25 15:32:42 Andrew Cuomo's office has reportedly posted an ad seeking a communications director to handle “messaging” for the state’s many sca

Dem operative turned Facebook comms director apologizes for New! 2021-02-25 15:29:32 Rep. Marie Newman (D-Illinois) was outraged after Facebook briefly flagged a video of her putting a transgender flag outside the office of Rep. Marjo

Biden’s transgender assistant health secretary nominee REFUSES questions New! 2021-02-25 15:20:45 Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden’s nominee for assistant health secretary, evaded questioning on her past support for child sex changes durin

Merkel says continuous vaccinations against Covid-19 a reality New! 2021-02-25 15:20:10 The emergence of new Covid-19 variants means continuous vaccinations against the virus over the next few years will be a way of life, German Chancell

No more Mr. Potato Head? Hasbro bombarded with New! 2021-02-25 14:19:48 Hasbro has announced that their famous Mr. Potato Head toy will soon be rebranded as simply Potato Head to break away from the traditional two gender

Israel suspends sending its Covid vaccine doses to New! 2021-02-25 14:06:15 The office of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has halted the sending of Covid-19 jabs to other countries after the move sparked questions from the stat

‘Get the f*ck over it’: UFC’s Kevin Holland New! 2021-02-25 13:32:50 UFC middleweight Kevin Holland has insinuated that Khamzat Chimaev’s battle with the lingering effects of Covid stem from the Russian-born star

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Australia passes legislation requiring Facebook, Google to pay 2021-02-24 23:06:50The legislation's architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals as the new laws come into effect, though both have al

U.S. Capitol Police were warned of violence ahead 2021-02-24 23:00:53A day earlier, her predecessor as chief testified that police expected an enraged but more typical protest crowd of Donald Trump supporters.

Biden signs executive order mandating review of U.S. 2021-02-24 19:59:38White House officials emphasized that the order would help to create manufacturing jobs, a promise made by past presidents with decidedly mi

Canada, U.S. working toward North American vehicle emissions 2021-02-24 19:41:43On Wednesday, Jonathan Wilkinson met with U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry to discuss the two countries' plans to address climate change.

Foreign demand for Canadian barley brings spike in 2021-02-24 18:29:00Barley and other grains are seeing record high prices, but that means beef producers are dishing out more to finish feeder cattle.

Italy landslide dumps hundreds of cemetery coffins into 2021-02-24 15:14:18Two chapels and hundreds of bodies fell into the sea during a landslide in Camogli, near Genoa in Italy.

‘Minefield’ of variants: How the California strain is 2021-02-24 15:08:47The latest iteration of COVID-19 making waves is one first identified in California. The Western state is now teeming with the variant B.1.427/B.1.429

Pilot reports unknown flying ‘object’ in airline audio 2021-02-24 13:23:42Audio from an American Airlines passenger jet captures the pilot reporting a fast-moving 'object' over New Mexico.

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Father-to-be killed by gender-reveal explosive device 2021-02-24 10:47:23Christopher Pekny was working on an explosive for a gender-reveal stunt when it blew up, according to New York State Police.

Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine is safe, prevents 2021-02-24 09:02:42The agency's independent advisers will debate if the evidence is strong enough to recommend the long-anticipated shot.

AstraZeneca to deliver less than half of vaccines 2021-02-24 07:35:33The expected shortfall follows a big reduction in supplies in the first quarter and could hit the EU's ability to meet its target of vaccinating 70 p

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