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EU looks forward to Biden resetting trans-Atlantic relations 2020-12-02 07:46:16BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is grasping the imminent arrival of the incoming Biden administration as a key moment to reset relations with the U

Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks 2020-12-02 07:02:29BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon’s president said Wednesday he wants maritime border talks with Israel to succeed and that disagreements during the last ro

German city grieves after 5 killed in pedestrian 2020-12-02 06:27:15BERLIN (AP) — Trier residents placed flowers and lit candles Wednesday at the base of the southwestern German city's landmark Roman gate in tri

France looks to rally aid for Lebanon, but 2020-12-02 05:21:14BEIRUT (AP) - France is hosting an international video conference on humanitarian aid for Lebanon Wednesday, amid political deadlock in Beirut that ha

China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea 2020-12-02 05:08:27BEIJING (AP) - China on Wednesday rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, but said more effor

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for humanitarian access to 2020-12-02 04:33:46NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia's Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on We

China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back 2020-12-02 04:29:58BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon's surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the firs

Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains 2020-12-02 03:31:23BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's highest court on Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of breaching ethics clauses in the country's c

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan 2020-12-02 03:01:07HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as

Iran's president rejects bill that would boost enrichment 2020-12-02 02:54:26TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday rejected a bill approved by parliament that would have suspended U.N. inspectio

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use 2020-12-02 02:17:19Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday they've won permission for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world's first coron

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 2020-12-02 00:31:38WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Australia's economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter, rebounding from its first recession in nearly three decades as

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CDC shortens quarantine recommendation for U.S., raising questions 2020-12-02 16:51:57The recommended quarantine time for close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case is being reduced by up to a week in the United States, but while some o

Former astronaut and gun control activist Mark Kelly 2020-12-02 15:35:16Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and undersco

New Zealand pledges carbon-neutral government by 2025, declares 2020-12-02 12:08:55New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that criti

WHO updates mask advice, recommending they be worn 2020-12-02 11:21:15The World Health Organization tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where COVID-19 is spreading, masks should be worn by ever

Fossil fuel production far exceeds climate targets, UN 2020-12-02 10:38:15The world's governments plan to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas in 2030 than would be consistent with curbing global warming

Health-care workers, nursing home residents should get vaccine 2020-12-02 09:43:10Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influe

Israeli lawmakers pass proposal to dissolve parliament 2020-12-02 09:15:18Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday passed a preliminary proposal to dissolve the parliament in a major step toward plunging the country into its fourth na

Lab-grown meat approved for sale for 1st time 2020-12-02 08:21:07Singapore has given U.S. startup Eat Just the green light to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, in what the firm on Wednesday said is the world's first

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan 2020-12-02 03:37:12Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam were sentenced to jail on Wednesday on charges related to an unauthorized anti-

U.K. approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use 2020-12-02 02:50:28British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, green-lighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backe

Trump tells crowded White House holiday gathering he 2020-12-01 22:42:52U.S. President Donald Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening.

'Bribery-for-pardon' scheme involving Trump White House being investigated 2020-12-01 19:52:00The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funnelling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, a

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Sexual misconduct allegations cast shadow on nonprofit that New! 2020-12-03 06:00:54Cal Poly San Luis Obispo university has quietly severed its connections to a nonprofit founded by alum, a former high-ranking CIA official.

Tumult in Georgia signals Trump's post-presidency challenge for New! 2020-12-03 06:00:32Republicans need Trump to boost turnout for Georgia's Senate runoffs, but his attacks on state GOP leaders and false claim of vote fraud risk backfir

Will 'vaccine nationalism' rear its head? Britain may 2020-12-02 17:51:39Britain becomes the first country to approve a fully tested COVID-19 vaccine, but its show of national pride raises EU hackles.

Testing times: South Korea holds high-stakes college exam 2020-12-02 11:44:29Nearly half a million students — including some with COVID-19 — will take a grueling all-day college entrance exam seen as crucial to thei

Column: Why Biden should hope that Trump pardons 2020-12-02 06:00:28A self-pardon would outrage Democrats, but it would be good for the new president.

TSA program kept surveilling some travelers without reason, 2020-12-01 18:43:15There's no proof the TSA's controversial Quiet Skies program makes travel safer, and it has been poorly run, according to the government audit.

'We're not alive, we're not dead': Thousands of 2020-12-01 11:18:02Despite a civil war and the COVID-19 pandemic, Yemen remains a crossing point for tens of thousands of East African migrants headed for Saudi Arabia.

Kim Kardashian West flexes her prison-reform muscle, taking 2020-11-30 15:20:54After helping to free Alice Marie Johnson in 2018, Kim Kardashian West is now raising awareness of the case of death-row inmate Brandon Bernard.

It just got harder for U.S. to punish 2020-11-30 14:59:42The U.S. Transportation Department's new policy, announced during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, narrows what 'unfair and deceptive practices' m

American pandemic: A preacher, a nurse and a 2020-11-30 05:00:44The Times set out to document a day in the pain and loss of COVID-19.

Iran under intense pressure over how to respond 2020-11-29 17:30:00The assassination of a top nuclear scientist comes at a fragile moment for Iran's government, which must balance calls for vengeance even as it waits

China fulfills a dream to end poverty. Not 2020-11-27 14:31:42Beijing says it has met its goal of wiping out extreme poverty in China by the end of 2020. The top-down effort has disrupted untold individual lives.

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Closed French ski resorts cry 'catastrophe' as neighbours New! 2020-12-03 08:42:33A European dispute on the wisdom of opening ski resorts amid the Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a battle pitting France, Italy and Germany –

France to investigate dozens of mosques suspected of New! 2020-12-03 06:56:48French authorities will swoop down Thursday on dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings as part of a crackdown on Islamist ex

New bill offers hope to people with disabilities New! 2020-12-03 05:46:53One in eight people in DR Congo live with disabilities and most receive no aid from the government and are left to fend for t

French-British duo pick up thousands of discarded Covid-19 New! 2020-12-03 04:56:52Edmund Platt, a British environmental activist, and his French photojournalist friend Frédéric Munsch set off on October 1 to follow the

France, world’s most vaccine-sceptic country, warily eyes Covid-19 New! 2020-12-03 03:54:37France was once home to the father of immunisation, Louis Pasteur, but it is now among the most vaccine-sceptic nations on Earth – a pressing co

French press bids 'adieu' to former president Valéry New! 2020-12-03 03:51:05Thursday, December 3: The French press pays tribute to former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died, aged 94, of complications l

Biden vows to aid workers hit by Covid-19 New! 2020-12-03 03:22:20President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while Presid

Key dates in the life of former French New! 2020-12-03 02:45:37FRANCE 24 looks at the key dates in the life of former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who died Wednesday, aged 94, of complication

Hong Kong media mogul and activist Jimmy Lai New! 2020-12-02 23:56:19Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was remanded into custody on Thursday after being charged with fraud, the latest in a string of prosecutions brought

Officials warn of bleak winter as Covid-19 pushes 2020-12-02 22:27:58The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Wednesday the COVID-19 pandemic, still raging with unprecedented fury nation

‘The president who modernised France’: political leaders remember 2020-12-02 21:11:47The French Parliament held a minute of silence, and tributes poured in from across the political spectrum, after former president Valéry Giscar

PSG beats Manchester United, keeping both teams in 2020-12-02 18:22:38Neymar scored twice to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 victory at 10-man Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving both teams&

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Dogg fight: Rap star Snoop Dogg to launch New! 2020-12-03 09:01:44 Fresh from his appearance as an announcer at last weekend's fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr, Snoop Dogg is set to continue his combat spor

Producing Sputnik V is ‘a complex task’ but New! 2020-12-03 08:58:07 The head of the Russian company that will launch the mass production of the Covid-19 vaccine has said that the drug is safe – in fact, he has a

Another Chernobyl waiting to happen? Lithuania urges citizens New! 2020-12-03 08:42:08 The Lithuanian government has called on its people to stock up on tinned food in case of an accident at a Belarusian nuclear power plant, located jus

WHO warns against issuing ‘immunity passports,’ but looks New! 2020-12-03 08:34:20 The World Health Organization has said it is looking into the possible use of “e-vaccination certificates” for travelers, but advised mem

Azerbaijan releases data on military casualties from Nagorno-Karabakh New! 2020-12-03 08:27:16 Azerbaijan has released its first official data on casualties in the conflict over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended with a Russian-brokered tru

EU-Asia partnership is a ‘crystal-clear message’ to Biden New! 2020-12-03 08:20:09 After six years of negotiating, the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a group consisting of 10 Asian countries,

'Multiple casualties' reported as emergency services swarm to New! 2020-12-03 08:16:46 Emergency services have responded en masse after an explosion at a warehouse facility near Bristol, UK. “Multiple casualties” were record

Putin, riddled with cancer & suffering from Parkinson’s, New! 2020-12-03 08:08:18 The Russian president is the world’s sickest leader, if you believe reports in Western media, that is. Popular US and UK outlets are now claimi

FBI launches manhunt for the ‘Too Tall Bandit’ New! 2020-12-03 08:06:43 The FBI is appealing for the public’s help in capturing the so-called ‘Too Tall Bandit,’ who has returned to his prolific, decade-l

Adolf Hitler enjoys a landslide election win to New! 2020-12-03 08:06:06 Adolf Hitler has ascended to power through a democratic election. This is not a history lesson but current news coming from Namibia, a former German

Bending the woke rules? Elliot Page to continue New! 2020-12-03 07:57:57 Hollywood has been accused of hypocrisy when it comes to its rules on diversity in casting, as actor Elliot Page (formerly known as Ellen Page) will

Chinese probe finishes collecting samples of lunar rocks New! 2020-12-03 07:47:42 The Chang'e-5 probe has finished collecting lunar surface samples more than a day earlier than planned, China's space agency has said. Read Full Ar

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WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel New! 2020-12-03 12:06:56The WHO does not recommend countries issuing "immunity passports" for those who have recovered from Covid-19, but is investigating the prospects of

Azerbaijan says 2,783 of its soldiers killed in New! 2020-12-03 11:59:18Azerbaijan said on Thursday that 2,783 of its soldiers were killed during its conflict with ethnic Armenian forces over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabak

Pakistan to provide its people free coronavirus vaccine New! 2020-12-03 11:31:38The Pakistan government will provide the coronavirus vaccine free of cost to its people and plans are afoot to start the immunisation drive by April n

Donald Trump expected to flex pardon powers on New! 2020-12-03 11:15:54Advocates and lawyers anticipate a flurry of clemency action from President Donald Trump in the coming weeks that could test the limits of presidentia

French raids to target mosques accused of radicalisation New! 2020-12-03 11:07:05

Active coronavirus cases surge past 50,000 in Pak New! 2020-12-03 09:25:52Geo News citing National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) data reported 3,499 new infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 406,8

Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund New! 2020-12-03 05:29:40

US states plan to sue Facebook next week New! 2020-12-03 05:24:59 A group of US states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social m

Hong Kong media tycoon denied bail on fraud New! 2020-12-03 04:59:24

China to be first to distribute vaccine in New! 2020-12-03 04:54:18 China, already competing for influence in this hemisphere through a multibillion-dollar network of investment and infrastructure deals, is likely to

Iran passes law to boost uranium enrichment New! 2020-12-03 03:27:10Iran's Guardian Council watchdog body approved a law on Wednesday that obliges the government to halt UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up

‘For Covid recovery, keep climate goals in mind’ New! 2020-12-03 03:09:45

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Ivanka Trump deposed in donor fund lawsuit linked New! 2020-12-02 23:59:43The inauguration committee raised an unprecedented $107 million to host events celebrating Trump's inauguration in January 2017, but its spending has

Trump posts video speech digging into false claims 2020-12-02 21:10:31Trump's speech was largely a recycling of the same litany of misinformation and unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud that he has been making fo

Hundreds of vehicles join B.C. car rally in 2020-12-02 18:26:01Organizers of the rally say many B.C. residents have deep ties and connections to the Punjabi farmers. 

Conservative Hungarian official resigns after alleged ‘gay orgy’ 2020-12-02 16:20:39Jozsef Szajer, a member of European Parliament, has resigned after he was caught defying a coronavirus lockdown at the party in Belgium.

A 23-year-old had a stroke due to coronavirus. 2020-12-02 15:47:23The novel coronavirus typically attacks the lungs, but there is growing evidence about its effects on another organ -- the brain.

Israel inches closer to early election amid feud 2020-12-02 13:37:23The coalition crisis could plunge Israel into more political uncertainty as it prepares for a new U.S. administration led by Joe Biden, deals with the

Massive Puerto Rico radio telescope collapses after cables 2020-12-02 12:53:52The telescope's 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome fell onto the northern portion of the vast reflector dish, more than 400 feet below.

Woman takes bar exam while in labour, stops 2020-12-02 12:32:00Brianna Hill took the bar exam online while in labour and completed it shortly after giving birth to her first child.

Canada joins 13 nations in 100% sustainable ocean 2020-12-02 11:26:41Canada, with over five million square kilometres of ocean area, is one of the countries to put forward a new ocean action agenda on Wednesday.

41 swingers test positive for COVID-19 after New 2020-12-02 11:21:03Organizers say dozens of swingers have tested positive after attending a sex convention in New Orleans last month.

U.S. CDC set to shorten recommended length of 2020-12-02 08:56:24A senior CDC official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement, said the policy change has been discussed for some time.

WHO recommends wearing masks indoors if ventilation is 2020-12-02 07:56:08People should also wear masks outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained, it said.


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