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Serbia offers support to China in 'battle' with New! 2020-02-22 16:48:25BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Waving Chinese flags, several dozen people gathered Saturday in Serbia's capital to show support for China as it struggles to

Julian Assange case: Journalist group denounces extradition effort New! 2020-02-22 15:38:26The Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-profit dedicated to promoting press freedom, came out Friday against efforts by the U.S. to extradite Wiki

Top aide: detained Lebanese-American isn't guilty of murder New! 2020-02-22 13:50:51MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A Lebanese-American man in custody in Lebanon isn't guilty of charges brought against him by the Lebanese government, accordi

Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearing New! 2020-02-22 11:38:26LONDON (AP) - Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite t

Sri Lanka briefs UN rights official on resolution New! 2020-02-22 09:57:40COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A Sri Lankan diplomat has briefed the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the government's decision to withdraw f

John Kerry joining ex-Gov. Kasich to talk climate New! 2020-02-22 09:40:39WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in Ohio next month and join wit

South Sudan's rivals form unity government meant to New! 2020-02-22 09:40:37JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition governm

India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as New! 2020-02-22 09:22:16WASHINGTON (AP) - American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but

East Libya FM demands 'fair distribution' to end New! 2020-02-22 09:01:21MOSCOW (AP) - The top diplomat in eastern Libya says the shutdown of vital oil facilities in the country would come to an end “when Libyans are

Trump isn't backing down, takes it to China 2020-02-22 06:36:33The United States and China are escalating their military duel near Taiwan by flying strategic bombers near the island state in recent days. The Peopl

Iran now says 5 dead out of 28 2020-02-22 04:47:10TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Saturday reported a fifth death from the new virus that emerged in China, and said the fatalit

Pakistan says 5 militants killed in shootout; 2 2020-02-22 03:36:26PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani security forces said Saturday that five suspected militants were killed in an overnight raid in the country's nor

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Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from 2020-02-21 16:12:45Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he's willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that preve

Harvey Weinstein jury seemingly deadlocked on most serious 2020-02-21 15:14:14Jurors deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's trial in New York appear to be deadlocked on the two most serious charges against the former movie mog

Turkish village buried under 6 metres - that's 2020-02-21 12:59:00A village in Turkey is one of 70 now isolated after 6 metres, or 20 feet, of snow accumulated in parts of the region.

Russia denies trying to interfere in 2020 U.S. 2020-02-21 11:09:08The Kremlin on Friday denied it was interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign to boost Republican President Donald Trump's re-election chanc

Alaska needs broad review of aviation safety, officials 2020-02-21 11:01:28Alaska's aviation accident rate was 2.35 times higher than the rest of the nation from 2008 to 2017, according to the National Transportation Safety

Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film 2020-02-21 10:54:52U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film Parasite, telling a Colorad

Thailand's constitutional court dissolves opposition party 2020-02-21 09:42:14Thailand's constitutional court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepti

Lesotho prime minister, suspected in ex-wife's murder, skips 2020-02-21 09:22:42Maesaiah Thabane, the spouse of Lesotho's prime minister, is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the PM's

Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight: 2020-02-21 08:23:19The seven-day "reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without

U.S., Taliban plan to sign peace agreement next 2020-02-21 08:23:19The United States and the Taliban are on target to sign a peace agreement next week after a seven-day period of reduced violence, American and Taliban

Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, 2 more 2020-02-21 06:46:59Iran confirmed 13 new coronavirus cases and two deaths among the group of new cases, Health Ministry spokesperson Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet on

WHO director says world must act fast to 2020-02-21 06:46:59The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organizati

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China's coronavirus conundrum: Stay home, don't get sick, 2020-02-21 15:13:43China faces a conundrum: Call people back to work and risk a new explosion of infections, or keep them at home and watch businesses crash.

Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million 2020-02-21 14:52:03The painting of a Parisian street scene by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro hangs in a Madrid museum and is the focus of an ongoing legal battle.

Nevada is a land of diversity and reinvention. 2020-02-21 14:35:27In rapidly urbanizing Nevada, the Democratic caucuses will be the first test of a truly diverse electorate in the presidential nominating contests.

Nein for five: Facing a housing crunch, Berlin 2020-02-21 13:16:54A controversial ban on rent increases takes effect as Berlin takes steps to address a worsening housing crisis.

A mysterious 'cult' is at the center of 2020-02-21 09:37:31More than 100 of the new infections were among those who attended services or were affiliated with a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the

This French writer operated openly as a pedophile 2020-02-21 07:00:21Gabriel Matzneff's pedophilia was an open secret for years. But the French author's perverse desires have suddenly upended the myth that artists, wr

This comedian says Border Patrol pulled him off 2020-02-21 06:00:51A comedian from Libya, granted U.S. asylum, accuses Customs and Border Protection agents of racially profiling him and holding him without cause. He s

To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua's government took away 2020-02-21 06:00:41Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and closing news outlets. In a blow to the storied La Prens

Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster 2020-02-21 06:00:37The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.

As he transforms neglected corners of New Orleans, 2020-02-21 06:00:02The winter sun is already going down on Mid-City and its crosshatch of shotgun houses, the porch-sitters eyeing passing bicyclists and stray cats.

After a strong debate, Elizabeth Warren scrambles to 2020-02-20 22:55:15Elizabeth Warren had a well-received debate performance Wednesday, but after poor finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, does she have time to regain the

Canada pipeline project brings paralyzing rail blockades and 2020-02-20 20:32:50Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the Coastal GasLink pipeline project controversy "a critical moment" for Canada.

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Australia's bushfire-stricken state pays tribute to 25 victims New! 2020-02-22 23:42:50Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honor the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that

Family furor over Singapore founder's will deepens after New! 2020-02-22 23:24:46The daughter-in-law of Singapore's founding father has been found guilty by a disciplinary tribunal of professional misconduct over her involvement i

Dominicans take to the streets in protest after New! 2020-02-22 23:22:34Hundreds of Dominicans took to the streets on Saturday night in fresh protests after the abrupt suspension of municipal elections that unleashed a pol

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases New! 2020-02-22 23:20:41China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early t

Japan minister apologizes after woman who leaves ship New! 2020-02-22 23:20:30Japan's health minister apologized on Saturday after a woman who was allowed to leave a coronavirus-infected cruise ship docked near Tokyo tested pos

China reports 648 new cases of coronavirus, but New! 2020-02-22 21:55:51China on Sunday reported a rise in the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the number of fresh infections and deaths outside of the epic

New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO New! 2020-02-22 21:55:51China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predict

South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth New! 2020-02-22 21:55:51South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking total infections to 556, the Korea Centers for Dise

China's Hubei province reports 630 new coronavirus cases New! 2020-02-22 19:52:51China's central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the province's health commission said on Sunday, u

Hong Kong cruise passengers head to quarantine after New! 2020-02-22 19:52:19A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunda

IMF chief, Argentina flag path to new debt New! 2020-02-22 18:50:21Argentina on Saturday agreed to start consultations with the International Monetary Fund that could lead to a new financing program, days after the gl

Iran's 'cup of poison'? Hardline win may point New! 2020-02-22 18:49:41Anti-Western hardliners are set to sweep Iran's parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year, but an economic cris

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Jury in Weinstein rape trial indicates it is 2020-02-21 16:49:08The jury in disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial hinted Friday it was struggling to reach an agreement on the most serious charge of p

Northern Italy towns order schools, businesses shut over 2020-02-21 14:31:39The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's

French Olympian on sex abuse: 'We want athletes 2020-02-21 14:01:11France's sports minister on Friday announced the first of a raft of measures aimed at combating sex abuse in sport. FRANCE 24 asked Olympic sprinter

After Gomorrah: The Naples housing estate hoping to 2020-02-21 13:09:24A symbol of the power of the Neapolitan mafia, the "Vele" buildings in the Scampia neighbourhood are to be demolished. A way for the southern I

Algerians gather in capital to mark anniversary of 2020-02-21 08:51:14Algeria this weekend marks a year since the birth of an unprecedented protest movement known as "Hirak" -- one that quickly forced an ailing preside

Director Todd Haynes explores deadly corporate cover-ups in 2020-02-21 08:48:37Tipped as an emerging talent of the "New Queer Cinema" in the 1990s, Todd Haynes consolidated that reputation by teaming up with Julianne Moore

In Iran, petrol prices are so high that 2020-02-21 08:16:17Drivers fill up their cars with petrol and then drive away without paying... While petrol station attendents run after them, flinging stones at their

Week in Review: Sanctions in Tehran, France’s sex 2020-02-21 07:43:07The Paris mayoral race heated up this week with the release of a sex tape and a new conservative entering the fray. In Tehran, medical centr

Germany tightens security at mosques, other sites after 2020-02-21 06:09:51Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosqu

Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ starts in Afghanistan, boosting 2020-02-21 04:47:50A week-long partial truce came into effect across Afghanistan early Saturday, with the Taliban, the US and Afghan forces all signed up to a lull that

China reports uptick in new coronavirus cases, South 2020-02-21 02:44:47An eruption of new virus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns Friday about the spread of a deadly disease t

Polls close in Iran elections with conservatives seen 2020-02-21 02:13:00Iranians voted Friday for a new parliament which conservatives are expected to dominate, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for the country

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‘US democracy at work’: WATCH Nevada caucus ties New! 2020-02-22 17:56:49 Ties at Nevada caucus sites are being determined by drawing from a deck of cards, and the bizarre videos are leaving folks scratching their heads in

Why not punish all bad behavior? Doctor fired New! 2020-02-22 17:27:00 New NHS rules allow staff to deny care to patients who show racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ views, but this may lead to subjective judgement and won&rs

Russia isn’t only behind election hacking! They’re also New! 2020-02-22 16:13:49 Not satisfied with just blaming Russia for election meddling, US officials are now claiming Moscow is trying to “sow discord” by spreadin

Eleven in a row: Cristiano Ronaldo equals Serie New! 2020-02-22 15:21:02 Cristiano Ronaldo marked the occasion of his 1,000th professional appearance by netting in his 11th consecutive Serie A game to help his side to a 2-

Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada Caucus New! 2020-02-22 15:19:00 Early preference polling shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a clear favorite for caucus-goers, though it is still too early to call a true vict

Govt wants ‘what looks like a free press’, New! 2020-02-22 14:16:12 Prominent public figures like designer Vivienne Westwood and musician Brian Eno, joined mass protesters against Julian Assange’s extradition, s

Dangerous games: US NUKES Russia in ‘mini exercise’ New! 2020-02-22 13:43:00 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper played himself in a drill at the US Strategic Command HQ in Nebraska, which featured a bizarre scenario of America nu

‘No evidence of doping violations’: Russian embassy in New! 2020-02-22 13:12:00 The Russian embassy in Rome has issued a statement saying that Italian police officers found no evidence of prohibited medicine usage by Russian biat

Video nasty: VAR under fire AGAIN after officals New! 2020-02-22 12:53:20 The controversial Premier League VAR system has come under intense criticism once again after officials admitted they made a mistake by not advising

Meteorite illuminates skies over northern Russia with mysterious New! 2020-02-22 12:47:16 Residents of a small Russian town in the northern Republic of Karelia marveled at a bright blue sphere lighting up the town with an otherworldly blue

‘They thought my coach supplied me with doping’: New! 2020-02-22 12:38:14 Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov who was subjected to a police search hours before Saturday’s race has commented on the raid saying that he

‘Totally sane’: Dems can't make up their minds New! 2020-02-22 12:17:05 Former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell performed mental gymnastics on CNN to defend Bernie Sanders over alleged help from Russia, claiming Mosco

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China commends Pak's efforts after FATF retains it 2020-02-21 13:30:32

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may seek asylum in France: 2020-02-21 12:43:08WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asyl

Chinese capital battles jump in virus cases as 2020-02-21 12:34:25

US prepares to sign withdrawal deal with Taliban 2020-02-21 11:57:53 The United States is preparing to sign a deal with the Taliban on February 29, building on an agreement on reducing violence across Afghanistan, Secr

Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, two deaths: 2020-02-21 11:22:04

Taliban, Afghan officials say reach pact to reduce 2020-02-21 09:44:02The agreement was struck during protracted negotiations between US and Taliban representatives that began in Qatar in 2018, and could lead to a withdr

China's count of new coronavirus cases drops, deaths 2020-02-21 08:44:53Containment of the illness has been a struggle far from the epicenter in central China. South Korea's capital banned street rallies and the governmen

Coronavirus hotspots emerge in Chinese prisons 2020-02-21 07:17:02More than 500 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in prisons across China, authorities said Friday, prompting the sacking of a slew of off

South Korean church leader: Coronavirus is 'devil's deed' 2020-02-21 07:13:15The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the centre of the country's largest coronavirus outbreak on Friday cal

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy 2020-02-21 02:36:21Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected. Th

South Korea confirms 52 more coronavirus cases, total 2020-02-21 02:12:43South Korea confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus on Friday, taking its overall figure to 156 and making it the worst-infected country outside

Trump ally Roger Stone gets 40 months prison 2020-02-20 19:17:51Donald Trump's longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation. Stone was convicte

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COVID-19: Iran confirms 6th person has died from New! 2020-02-22 17:35:31Iranian politician Ali Aghazadeh said the person was also suffering from a heart problem.

California charter bus rollover kills 3, injures 18 New! 2020-02-22 17:12:20The bus crash took place on State Route 76, about 72 kilometeres north of San Diego, the North County Fire Protection District said.

Iran’s hardliners take early lead in parliamentary elections, New! 2020-02-22 17:03:44Voters had limited options on Friday's ballot, as more than 7,000 potential candidates had been disqualified, most of them reformists and moderates.

Alex Ovechkin become 8th NHL player to score New! 2020-02-22 16:50:07The 34-year-old Washington Capital's player one-timed a slap shot from the right circle that went in off the left post 4:50 into the third period, ty

Nevada primaries: Voting underway as Democrats fight over New! 2020-02-22 16:36:35Nevada is the third contest on a 2020 election calendar marked by chaos and uncertainty after the opening votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, overwhelmin

Afghanistan truce fragile, experts say even a single New! 2020-02-22 16:26:39The agreement, which took effect Friday, calls for an end to attacks around the country, including roadside bombings, suicide attacks and rocket strik

COVID-19 tests will start for people flying from New! 2020-02-22 15:33:40The existence in Lebanon of the new virus that first emerged in China has been politicized by some in Lebanon's deeply divided population.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continue tour of Mohawk communities New! 2020-02-22 14:58:31Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project that would carry natural gas to the B.C. coast, though others in the community sup

‘Deep wounds’: Respected Canadian Catholic figure sexually abused New! 2020-02-22 14:50:15A report from L'Arche International found Jean Vanier engaged in "manipulative sexual relationships'' over a period from 1970 to 2005, usually wit

Meghan, Prince Harry abandon SussexRoyal brand after leaving New! 2020-02-22 14:02:09The couple, who are known in Britain as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will no longer seek to trademark the term SussexRoyal because of U.K. rules go

U.S. coronavirus cases jump to 35 after cruise 2020-02-21 23:41:59At least 18 Americans who returned home from a quarantined cruise ship are infected with the new virus, bringing the number of cases in the U.S. to 35

COVID-19: Tokyo postpones training for Olympics volunteers as 2020-02-21 23:06:20Organizers are not considering cancelling the Tokyo Summer Games, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party are being criticized for their handling

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