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World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO New! 2019-12-09 17:55:09GENEVA (AP) - Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Tra

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan New! 2019-12-09 17:23:19WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesti

ArQule and Fate Therapeutics soar; Sanofi and Diplomat New! 2019-12-09 16:34:40NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Sanofi, down 73 cents to $45.30 The drug developer is buying biotechnolog

Pennsylvania warns county over defying voting machine edict New! 2019-12-09 16:20:48HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania county is being told it would lose out on millions of dollars in aid and almost certainly be sued by the state i

Arizona Gov. Ducey cheered for welcoming refugees New! 2019-12-09 15:30:56PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was cheered from both sides of the political aisle after telling President Donald Trump's administration the s

Diplomats: US backs out of North Korea human New! 2019-12-09 14:04:52UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States changed its mind and is now refusing to sign a letter that would have authorized the U.N. Security Council to

AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled New! 2019-12-09 12:50:04MIAMI (AP) - For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, ke

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American 2019-12-09 11:43:46WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada t

Vladimir Putin sits down for talks with Ukraine 2019-12-09 11:40:02PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to t

UnitedHealth plans bargain bid for Diplomat Pharmacy 2019-12-09 10:35:00UnitedHealth plans to acquire Diplomat Pharmacy at a steep discount about a month after the specialty drug provider said it may not be able to make it

Mexico may accept US steel trade rule, 2019-12-09 10:26:29Mexico may accept U.S. requests for greater regional content on steel, as long as there is a five-year phase-in period. Foreign Relations Secretary M

Mexico recalls Argentina ambassador for alleged book theft 2019-12-09 10:19:34MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires

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Paris pension strikes shut public transport, cause traffic New! 2019-12-09 15:20:32Paris commuters made the slow trek to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways fo

Pete Frates, ALS patient who helped create ice New! 2019-12-09 14:54:16Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has

New NAFTA deal set to land after flurry New! 2019-12-09 14:11:12The long wait for ratification of the revised North American trade agreement appears to be nearly over, with word that congressional Democrats ma

Report on FBI probe into Trump campaign's ties New! 2019-12-09 13:29:52The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and didn't act with political bias despite "seri

Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon contract New! 2019-12-09 13:22:03Amazon says U.S. President Donald Trump's "improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10-billion US Pentagon

Prosecutors say Alaska dentist, accused of fraud, rode New! 2019-12-09 12:43:42An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a

U.S. brings World Trade Organization's top court to 2019-12-09 11:57:43The fate of the World Trade Organization's top court was effectively sealed Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow

Earth's frozen 'water towers' threatened by warming, population 2019-12-09 11:01:36Water frozen at the tops of mountains that helps sustain up to a quarter of the human population is under threat from climate change, population growt

Paul Volcker, U.S. Federal Reserve's former chief, dead 2019-12-09 10:37:14Paul Volcker, the towering former U.S. Federal Reserve chair who tamed inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris to discuss Ukraine 2019-12-09 09:25:02Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five year

Trump efforts called 'clear and present danger' to 2019-12-09 09:19:42U.S. Democrats on Monday sought to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a polit

Climate scientists struggle with cutting their own carbon 2019-12-09 09:02:58Some climate scientists and activists are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the

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Newsletter: Articles of impeachment looming 2019-12-09 08:00:59Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Articles of Impeachment Looming Only four months ago, the debate over whether to impeach P

Kamala Harris quit the presidential race just in 2019-12-09 08:00:52Dropping out early, she helped her vice presidential prospects and reelection chances

In the Middle East, it's a Game of 2019-12-09 06:00:58Television programming is yet another battleground in the Middle East involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others.

Column: Trump gets little credit for foreign policy 2019-12-08 07:00:23Trump gets little credit for foreign policy successes — for good reason. There are almost none.

Opinion: Is Netanyahu all-powerful or a victim? Either 2019-12-08 06:00:41The newly indicted prime minister should resign and break his chokehold on the state of Israel.

Zelensky, dragged into Trump impeachment drama, faces a 2019-12-07 13:08:19Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in an extremely awkward position for his first face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mixing politics and parsley: Why this spice seller 2019-12-07 06:00:11Penzeys Spices' outspoken anti-Trump owner and ads bring delight and shopping orders from liberals, and ire and boycotts from conservatives.

Trump suspends plan to classify Mexican cartels as 2019-12-06 22:53:43The U.S. won't designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, at least for now.

They grew up in the K-pop limelight. Is 2019-12-06 15:20:07Did K-Pop cause the death of Sulli and Goo Hara?

Newsletter: 'No choice but to act' 2019-12-06 08:00:47Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'No Choice but to Act' Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she is asking House commi

A corporation won't let Pete Buttigieg talk about 2019-12-06 07:00:51Pete Buttigieg has a nondisclosure agreement that keeps his consulting work for McKinsey & Company confidential.

Meet the Mexico City family keeping Beetlemania alive 2019-12-06 06:00:20Throughout Mexico legions of fans remain devoted to the Volkswagen Beetle, or as it's known, the "vocho."

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Hong Kong leader does not rule out reshuffle, New! 2019-12-10 00:04:56Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam did not rule out a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday but said restoring law and order was her top priority, as the Chinese-rule

Eye blinded covering Hong Kong protests, Indonesian reporter New! 2019-12-10 00:04:56Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering an anti-government protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah w

New Zealand launches criminal investigation into deadly volcanic New! 2019-12-10 00:02:44New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were launching a criminal investigation after a volcanic island erupted with ash and steam on Monday, killing

Ferries halted, alarms triggered as Sydney choked by New! 2019-12-09 23:52:26Smoke from Australia's fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as fa

U.S. imposes sanctions Cambodian PM's associates over alleged New! 2019-12-09 23:50:30The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusi

Australia backs Russia ban, athletes group unimpressed New! 2019-12-09 23:44:34The Australian Olympic Committee have welcomed the decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to ban Russia from major sporting events, including next y

Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup New! 2019-12-09 23:44:34Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer Wo

Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban New! 2019-12-09 23:44:34Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major

Blanketed in ash, no survivors: Paramedic describes New New! 2019-12-09 23:30:29A paramedic who flew to help victims of the New Zealand volcanic eruption said on Tuesday what he saw was a "shocking experience", likening the scen

New Zealand police say eight people missing after New! 2019-12-09 23:25:43New Zealand police said on Tuesday the eight people still unaccounted for after a volcanic eruption on a small island popular with tourists are likely

Bougainville independence hopes rise as vote counting set New! 2019-12-09 20:49:37Bougainville will begin counting votes on Tuesday in its independence referendum, officials said, amid expectations for the South Pacific region once

Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree New! 2019-12-09 20:28:20The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but

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Scotland’s Stirling caught between unionist Brexiteers and pro-independence New! 2019-12-09 14:57:12Scotland’s first capital Stirling voted to stay in both the UK and the EU in recent referendums, leaving many of its constituents with a dilemma

Live: World leaders speak after Ukraine peace talks New! 2019-12-09 14:40:55For the first first time ever, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for peace talks at the Ély

France bans dozens of glyphosate weedkillers New! 2019-12-09 14:22:11France’s health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products

Commute chaos kicks off pivotal week for French New! 2019-12-09 14:12:40A crucial week for Emmanuel Macron’s signature pension reform began with a heavily gridlocked Monday morning rush hour in the French capital und

Video: The White Island volcano eruption in amateur New! 2019-12-09 13:16:05

Real Madrid footballer Benzema may face criminal trial New! 2019-12-09 13:02:36Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema may be facing a criminal trial after France’s highest court of appeal on Monday dismissed his appeal challengi

Libya: The infernal trap 2019-12-09 12:01:37FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive documentary filmed in war-torn Libya by Catherine Norris Trent, Julie Dungelhoeff and Abdallah Malkawi. This special

As impeachment hearings resume, Democrats say Trump 'put 2019-12-09 11:59:17Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler opened a House impeachment hearing on Monday by saying that President Trump "put

Netflix and white men dominate 2020 Golden Globes 2019-12-09 11:41:14Netflix divorce drama “Marriage Story” on Monday led a Golden Globes nominations list dominated by movie stories about white men and marke

French far-left leader Mélenchon convicted of 'rebellion' 2019-12-09 10:18:49A French court on Monday handed a suspended jail term of three months to far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon over his conduct during a raid on his part

Fragile hopes for peace in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region 2019-12-09 09:41:55Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time at a summit in Paris. The aim i

World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Olympics 2019-12-09 06:39:33The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the ag

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New Zealand volcano eruption survivors suffer ghastly 70%+ New! 2019-12-09 23:39:00 Burn centers across New Zealand have filled to their limit as over two dozen victims are treated for horrific wounds suffered in a volcanic eruption

Chilean military plane with 38 on board disappears New! 2019-12-09 21:53:00 A Chilean military transport aircraft carrying 38 passengers and crew has gone missing, losing radio contact on its way to a base in Antarctica. Read

Putin slams WADA ban as ‘politically biased collective New! 2019-12-09 20:40:47 Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the World Anti-Doping Agency decision to bar his country from world sporting events, arguing it was motiva

Georgian killed in Berlin was a murderer & New! 2019-12-09 20:10:20 The Georgian national killed in Berlin was a murderous terrorist, but Russia had nothing to do with his death, President Vladimir Putin said. He was

5.3 quake hits New Zealand day after fatal New! 2019-12-09 20:03:04Read Full Article at RT.com

BBC reporter roasted for focusing on fake news New! 2019-12-09 18:52:47 A BBC reporter is feeling the heat on Twitter for deflecting from protests at a Leeds hospital by claiming, without evidence, that a Labour activist

Crossfire Hurricane in a teacup? IG report exposes New! 2019-12-09 18:39:11 The long-awaited report on the origins of Russiagate shows the intelligence community played fast and loose with the truth to build its case against

Normandy Four agree to ‘stabilize’ eastern Ukraine in New! 2019-12-09 17:32:00 The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to implement “ceasefire support measures” for eastern Ukraine and “s

Former CIA Director Brennan lied to Congress about New! 2019-12-09 16:50:23 A dossier of salacious anti-Trump gossip was used to pad out the intelligence community report on supposed Russian election interference, and CIA Dir

Ukraine, Syria, nukes and… Russiagate? What’s all on New! 2019-12-09 16:27:42 While there is little hope that relations between Washington and Moscow will warm up, the fact that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is meeting

FBI surveillance ‘an embarrassment to our country’, Trump New! 2019-12-09 15:58:00 President Donald Trump has slated the FBI’s surveillance operation against him, calling it a “disgrace” and “an embarrassment

Reality’s dawning on US media that Venezuela coup New! 2019-12-09 15:50:56 Almost a year on from the Trump administration’s failed bid to oust Venezuela’s socialist leader, the media is scrambling to make sense o

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Chile military plane with 38 is missing on New! 2019-12-09 22:27:32

Finland's Sanna Marin, world's youngest PM New! 2019-12-09 22:10:24Thirty-four-years-old Sanna Marin rise to the pinnacle of Finnish government means that when she takes over as head of the Social Democratic Party nex

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption New! 2019-12-09 22:01:56Unstable conditions hampered rescue workers Tuesday from searching for at least eight people missing and feared dead after a volcano off the New Zeala

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end New! 2019-12-09 12:55:20

Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran's Rouhani 2019-12-09 09:53:48 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his country is arranging a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because it wants to play a greate

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to 2019-12-09 07:22:41The promotion of girls' schooling has been the cornerstone of Obama's charitable work since her husband Barack Obama left office in 2017 after two t

Doctors have advised shifting Nawaz Sharif to US 2019-12-09 06:54:30

Iran says ready for more US prisoner swaps 2019-12-09 06:45:48US President Donald Trump thanked Iran for what he called a "very fair negotiation" after an American scholar was released Saturday in exchange for

North Korea calls Trump 'thoughtless' old man over 2019-12-09 05:40:52North Korea insulted US President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “thoughtless and sneaky old man” after he tweeted that North

Donald Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in 2019-12-09 01:24:49Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by allegedly linking military aid for Ukraine and a White House meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky

Nawaz Sharif likely to be shifted to US 2019-12-09 01:11:45Sharif, 69, left for London from Pakistan on November 19 in an air ambulance for medical treatment after the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel a

Everyone in Xinjiang camps has 'graduated': China 2019-12-09 00:37:08People who were at vocational training centers in China's far west Xinjiang have all "graduated" and are living happy lives, an official said Monda

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Pensacola shooter managed to get around a ban New! 2019-12-09 17:32:43Authorities have not disclosed precisely how he obtained the Glock 9 mm handgun he used in the attack Friday that ended with him being killed.

Video captures multi-vehicle pileup on Iowa highway that New! 2019-12-09 17:27:37Video captured the pileup as it happened, with multiple vehicles seen colliding with each other on camera.

Air Canada plane lands safely in Connecticut following New! 2019-12-09 17:05:17The airport authority told Global News in an email the plane landed at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time Monday.

Which articles of impeachment could Trump face? New! 2019-12-09 16:07:50House Democrats have argued that Trump obstructed their impeachment investigation by refusing to provide documents and instructing top advisers and go

Canada charges Volkswagen 4 years after emissions scandal New! 2019-12-09 14:39:51The popular German automaker has been charged with 60 counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. 

What to know as Myanmar defends itself in New! 2019-12-09 14:11:28The case alleges that Myanmar's actions are 'genocidal in character because they are intended to destroy the Rohingya group in whole or in part.'

Trump’s ‘improper pressure’ prevented Pentagon contract, Amazon lawsuit New! 2019-12-09 14:04:07The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October.

FBI probe into Trump campaign’s Russia ties was New! 2019-12-09 13:42:10The findings undercut U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that he was the target of a “witch hunt.”

Tentative CUSMA deal reached by White House, House New! 2019-12-09 12:52:53Details for the tentative CUSMA deal still need to be finalized.

New Zealand volcano: Photos show chaos, aftermath of New! 2019-12-09 12:27:31More than 10,000 people visit the volcano every year.

Russia doping ban: A timeline of cases and 2019-12-09 08:57:13Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and coverups.

WATCH LIVE: Trump impeachment hearings continue today with 2019-12-09 08:44:38Chairman of the House judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday it is "possible" the House of Representatives could vote on articles of impe


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