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Sri Lanka says it will withdraw from UN New! 2020-02-19 06:49:35COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's prime minister said Wednesday that the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Hu

Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce arms embargo New! 2020-02-19 06:41:19ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticized the European Union’s decision to launch a new maritime effo

Iran's FM says his meeting with US senator New! 2020-02-19 06:40:44TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that he believes his recent meeting with a U.S. senator had spooked the Trump adminis

ICC judges OK trial for alleged Islamic extremist New! 2020-02-19 06:31:11THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued

Russia names exceptions from the entry ban for New! 2020-02-19 06:24:22MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will continue to issue official, business, humanitarian and transit visas to Chinese nationals, the country's Foreign Ministry s

Greece, US hold live-fire drill after major base New! 2020-02-19 06:02:20LITOCHORO, Greece (AP) - At the foot of Mount Olympus, army aviation forces from Greece and the United States are taking part in a live-fire exercise

Pompeo to raise case of US doctor on New! 2020-02-19 05:42:37DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he planned to raise U.S. concerns about human rights during a vi

China, Southeast Asia hold emergency meet on viral New! 2020-02-19 05:27:38VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - China’s top diplomat arrived Wednesday in Laos for an emergency meeting with counterparts from Southeast Asian countries,

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters' credentials New! 2020-02-19 03:17:17BEIJING (AP) - China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headl

Pompeo says South Africa land seizures would be New! 2020-02-19 03:06:27ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - America's top diplomat on Wednesday asserted that South Africa's plan to allow expropriation of private property withou

Turkish court to issue verdict in rights activists' New! 2020-02-19 02:18:59ISTANBUL (AP) - A group of human rights activists delivered their final statements in their own defense on Wednesday before a court in Istanbul hands

UN: Houthi rebels impeding aid flow in Yemen New! 2020-02-19 00:57:29Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country - a strong-arm tactic to forc

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Partial recanvass of Iowa caucus leaves Buttigieg with 2020-02-18 20:46:54Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results, after the state Democratic Party released result

Trump goes on clemency blitz: sentences commuted, convicts 2020-02-18 18:08:43U.S. President Donald Trump has commuted what he called a "ridiculous" 14-year prison sentence for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and pard

U.K.'s fight with Greece over ancient sculptures spills 2020-02-18 17:05:15A long-running dispute between Britain and Greece over ancient treasures has spilled into tensions over Brexit after a demand for the return of stolen

Civilians fleeing, dying as UN charges Syria and 2020-02-18 14:02:16Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces p

Officials warn U.K. 'not out of the woods 2020-02-18 10:22:09Residents in central England and Wales braced Tuesday for more flooding as rivers peaked in the wake of a weekend storm that brought up to 150 mm of r

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election more 2020-02-18 10:22:06Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, more than four month

Turkish philanthropist accused in deadly 2013 protests re-arrested 2020-02-18 09:49:19Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday night detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt, just hours after a court acquitted h

Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial date set in Israel 2020-02-18 09:43:49Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a

Mike Bloomberg qualifies for next Democratic candidates debate 2020-02-18 09:43:42Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has qualified for this week's Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, putting him on the same stage as his riv

Jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial 2020-02-18 09:21:04Jurors have begun deliberating in the rape trial of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, with the New York court case pitting harrowing testimony from

Russia to temporarily ban Chinese nationals amid coronavirus 2020-02-18 09:13:38Russian authorities says they will impose a temporary entry ban for all Chinese nationals amid the outbreak of the new virus in China that has infecte

COVID-19 cases increase on cruise ship as China 2020-02-18 06:26:59Japanese health authorities say they have confirmed 88 more cases of COVID-19 on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo, bringing the total to 542 &mdas

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Medical report underscores the limits of screening travelers 2020-02-18 17:23:08Two Germans who appeared healthy when they left Wuhan, China, were infected with the new coronavirus and might have been able to spread it to others.

Harvey Weinstein attorney scolded for writing op-ed on 2020-02-18 11:40:57Harvey Weinstein's lead defense attorney Donna Rotunno was lambasted by a prosecutor for writing an op-ed addressing the jury ahead of trial delibera

Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally 2020-02-18 10:19:42The Federal Judges Assn.'s leader says the group 'could not wait' to discuss the actions of Trump and William Barr in Roger Stone's sentencing.

SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this 2020-02-18 08:00:14The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, know

Central Americans have long migrated north. Today, their 2020-02-18 06:00:16Scholars have worked diligently to create space for a field that decades ago was considered irrelevant

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy under wave of new 2020-02-18 00:34:02The move comes after the deadline for filing childhood sexual assault claims was extended in California and other states.

14 Americans test positive for coronavirus as U.S. 2020-02-17 22:39:25U.S. officials said early Monday that 14 American passengers evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan had tested positive for the new

Russian Tatars feel threatened as Putin pursues nationalist 2020-02-17 19:18:27Russia's parliament approves legislation ending the rights of the 85 regions, republic and territories to mandate compulsory regional language lesson

As leaders spar over homelessness in Austin, California 2020-02-17 17:37:28'No SF in TX,' Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, tweeted. He has feuded over homelessness with Steve Adler, Austin's Democratic mayor.

Coronavirus fears rise after Cambodia welcomes stranded cruise 2020-02-17 14:08:14Governments were scrambling to trace passengers after an 83-year-old American woman who traveled on the Westerdam cruise liner was infected.

Amid coronavirus threat, study abroad programs in China 2020-02-17 09:00:37Students, faculty and program staff across the U.S. have scrambled to find study alternatives at the last minute amid the coronavirus outbreak.

From toys to Teslas, China's coronavirus disrupts flow 2020-02-17 09:00:17The deadly coronavirus outbreak is hurting scores of companies in California and nationwide that depend on Chinese production and consumer spending.

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Engineer given six years in prison over Latvian 2020-02-18 08:30:23A Latvian construction engineer was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday over the 2013 collapse of a supermarket that killed 54 people, the cou

EU lists Cayman Islands, Panama as tax havens, 2020-02-18 08:27:06European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey

Croatia's new president Milanovic takes office, urges solidarity 2020-02-18 08:26:17Croatia's new president Zoran Milanovic urged more solidarity in society as he formally took office on Tuesday, and called for vigilance against popu

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll 2020-02-18 08:24:41Afghanistan’s election body declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the 2019 presidential poll on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took plac

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths but WHO 2020-02-18 08:21:59China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, but the World Health Organization said data su

Wild card Roettgen enters race to take over 2020-02-18 08:19:41Senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen said on Tuesday he would join the race to take over as leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democ

U.N. Libya envoy says Tripoli port was attacked 2020-02-18 08:14:26The sea port in Libya's capital Tripoli was attacked on Tuesday, United Nations Libya envoy Ghassan Salame said, the latest violence in a battle for

Jailed Wikileaks founder Assange's health improving: spokesman 2020-02-18 08:13:00Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is no longer being kept in solitary confinement and his health is improving, his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, 2020-02-18 08:11:40Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad'

More passengers to leave cruise ship in Cambodia 2020-02-18 08:10:00More passengers from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports will fly home on Tuesday, following t

Seven killed as military vehicle explodes in southeast 2020-02-18 07:54:12Seven people were killed and 11 more injured when a military vehicle exploded while traveling down a highway in southeast Colombia, in a key drug-traf

U.N. has received conditions from eastern tribesmen for 2020-02-18 07:47:01The United Nations has received conditions from tribesmen allied to eastern forces to lift a blockade of eastern oil export ports, its Libya envoy sai

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Boeing finds debris in 737 MAX jetliner fuel New! 2020-02-18 23:41:17Boeing Co found debris that could pose potential safety risks in the fuel tanks of several 737 MAX aircraft that are in storage and waiting to be deli

Passengers from virus-hit cruise liner start disembarking in 2020-02-18 22:04:40Passengers on the virus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo began disembarking on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, after a controversial two-week

Jury concludes first day of deliberations in Weinstein 2020-02-18 21:12:56The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's rape trial finished its first day of deliberations on Tuesday, in a case that has becom

UN-backed government in Libya suspends talks after Haftar 2020-02-18 18:25:43Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces

Dortmund's Haaland scores twice in 2-1 Champions League 2020-02-18 17:03:19Borussia Dortmund teenager Erling Haaland scored twice in eight minutes to lead his team to a 2-1 victory over Paris St Germain in their Champion

Trump grants clemency to Illinois ex-governor Blagojevich, 10 2020-02-18 16:15:52President Donald Trump pardoned seven people on Tuesday including former junk bond king Michael Milken and commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, t

‘We haven't eaten for days’: Afghan soldiers suffer 2020-02-18 13:48:58"Our boots have holes in them"

French prosecutors place duo in sex tape scandal 2020-02-18 13:33:22French prosecutors placed Pyotr Pavlensky and Alexandra de Taddeo, the couple suspected of publishing a racy video alleged to be of former Paris

UN calls on Cameroon to investigate anglophone village 2020-02-18 12:43:39The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in a troubled English-speaking

Afghan election challenger Abdullah declares himself president, announces 2020-02-18 12:07:13Afghan presidential election challenger Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday contested final results that declared incumbent President Ashraf Ghani the winner

Face masks vs coronavirus: How effective are they? 2020-02-18 11:59:29From expensive filtration devices to homemade coverings, face masks have become almost ubiquitous in Hong Kong in the wake of China's coronavirus out

Community policing part of Macron’s plan to ‘reclaim’ 2020-02-18 10:47:09French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a series of measures to combat what he called “Islamist separatism” in a speech Tuesday in one o

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Hackers trick Tesla into breaking speed limit by New! 2020-02-19 09:01:53 Researchers at cybersecurity firm McAfee have shown that two inches can make all the difference, fooling two types of Tesla car into speeding up by 5

'Less about justice and more about politics': Manchester New! 2020-02-19 08:42:01 Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has hit out at his club's two-year ban from UEFA competitions, saying that the allegations made again

US attempts to hurt China & Huawei ‘so New! 2020-02-19 08:36:38 US officials said recently they have evidence that the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world. R

Russia's tourism sector could lose $455 million if New! 2020-02-19 08:30:28 Health concerns over the new COVID-19 coronavirus have led to strong measures in Russia. The Far Eastern border with China has been closed, and most

RT AMERICA TO PREMIERE ‘EAT THE PRESS’ WITH New! 2020-02-19 08:22:23Read Full Article at RT.com

Maradona handed mystery package on the bench as New! 2020-02-19 08:15:00 Mysterious footage of Diego Maradona appears to show his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend i

Reddit experiences major outage as 1000s of reports New! 2020-02-19 08:04:00 Popular online news aggregator Reddit experienced a major outage Wednesday with thousands of users reporting issues around the world. Read Full Artic

Iran confirms first 2 cases of new coronavirus New! 2020-02-19 07:50:00Read Full Article at RT.com

‘We can’t have Turkish laws on French ground’: New! 2020-02-19 07:41:00 Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country's President Emmanu

WATCH: South African university transforms into a flaming New! 2020-02-19 07:04:27 Students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa set up flaming barricades and pelted police with various missiles as demonstration

'What a brute of a player': Fans stunned New! 2020-02-19 06:46:00 Borussia Dortmund's wunderkind Erling Haaland underscored his growing reputation with two goals against Paris Saint-Germain in a performance hailed

‘Unreasonable & unacceptable’: Beijing slams Washington for press New! 2020-02-19 06:43:33 China has denounced Washington for advocating freedom of the press while obstructing media, after it tightened control over Beijing-run outlets opera

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Priti Patel launches UK's 'historic' points-based visa system New! 2020-02-19 12:37:43The new system will come into force from January 1, 2021 at the end of the transition period after the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) on Janu

Sri Lanka to withdraw from co-sponsorship of UN New! 2020-02-19 11:50:06Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday said that his government will withdraw from co-sponsoring a UN Human Rights Council resolutio

Passengers leave Japan virus ship, but new infections New! 2020-02-19 11:20:28Hundreds of relieved passengers disembarked Wednesday from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan after being given the all-clear, but health off

Mike Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected New! 2020-02-19 03:47:26

Ex-governor Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardon New! 2020-02-19 03:17:32Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor

China coronavirus death toll surges past 2,000 New! 2020-02-19 02:45:17The death toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for

Man soars 6,000-ft above Dubai, ‘Iron Man’ style New! 2020-02-19 01:55:16Daredevil Vince Reffet has soared into the skies above Dubai in the latest “Jetman” stunt, taking off from the ground and climbing to near

Pak court orders action against minor Hindu girl’s New! 2020-02-19 00:09:25Sources said the minor Hindu girl was presented in a Jacobabad court amidst elaborate security arrangements, as several Muslim bodies, including Jamia

Diamond Princess quarantine ends, but not for Indian 2020-02-18 21:22:52As the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for passengers on the cruise liner Diamond Princess comes to an end on Wednesday, the nightmare for the majo

Afghan election loser contests results, announces own government 2020-02-18 17:58:58

Trump pardons ex-49ers owner Edward DeBartolo 2020-02-18 17:17:27

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Tribute for victims of Iranian plane crash to 2020-02-18 17:15:41A tribute is being held Saturday in Edmonton to remember the Canadians who were killed when a Ukrainian passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff

Utah Senate votes to unanimously decriminalize polygamy among 2020-02-18 16:29:38The bill, which now moves to the state's House of Representatives, aims to reduce the penalty for plural marriage from a felony to an infraction on p

Donald Trump says he knows identity of ‘anonymous’ 2020-02-18 16:28:12The senior administration official wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous.

Watch harrowing rescue of women buried by avalanche 2020-02-18 15:34:40As the first two snowboarders were being rescued, another avalanche occurred, burying a third person.

Rare pink manta ray spotted by unsuspecting photographer 2020-02-18 14:14:46The pink manta ray is the only known one of its kind in the entire world.

U.S. skier dies of asphyxiation in chairlift accident 2020-02-18 13:41:46The victim slipped through the chairlift seat and his face and neck became caught in his coat, the coroner in Colorado said.

‘Chinatown is bleeding’: Misguided COVID-19 fears hit Asian 2020-02-18 13:11:49Business owners, some of whom have seen their customer traffic cut by more than half, are anxiously waiting for things to return to normal.

Prison watchdog annual report raises concerns of ‘culture 2020-02-18 12:23:49Correctional investigator Ivan Zinger tabled his annual report in Parliament today, including investigations of what he calls entrenched and problemat

Trump says Roger Stone case ‘badly tainted’ and 2020-02-18 12:07:38The barrage of tweets comes days after Trump earned a public rebuke from his own attorney general, said the president's tweets were "making it impos

Netanyahu corruption trial to begin 2 weeks after 2020-02-18 11:55:01Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust under a number of cases in which he is alleged to have accepted lavish gifts from billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earmarks US$10 billion for 2020-02-17 16:49:50The Bezos Earth Fund will begin issuing grants this summer as part of the initiative.

Death of ‘Love Island’ star highlights toxic content 2020-02-17 16:27:48The death of one of Britain's most famous TV stars, "Love Island" host Caroline Flack, has sparked a debate over the behavior of the tabloid p

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