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US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest 2019-08-23 17:06:34WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic an

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to 2019-08-23 16:59:33TORONTO (AP) - China's embassy in Canada said Friday the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "

UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no 2019-08-23 15:29:03UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A member of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar warned Friday that there will be no long-term pea

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on 2019-08-23 13:10:27LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world

YouTube removes 210 pro-China channels running content criticizing 2019-08-23 12:58:49YouTube announced Thursday it shut down 210 pro-China channels that appear to have been a coordinated social media attack against pro-democracy protes

Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to 2019-08-23 12:34:15KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - Rwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on

Missouri election official fires back over abortion lawsuit 2019-08-23 11:33:10JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's top election official is firing back after abortion-rights advocates sued him for allegedly impeding their work

France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 2019-08-23 10:15:29PARIS (AP) - As tensions loom over this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country is counting on one key asset to cheer up the eve

Bolsonaro to reveal plans for fighting Amazon fires 2019-08-23 09:37:30PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolso

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over 2019-08-23 08:35:27PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France

The Latest: EU, Germany back call to discuss 2019-08-23 07:29:27BIARRITZ, France (AP) - The Latest on the upcoming Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The European Union and Germany are bac

Putin orders Russia to respond after U.S. missile 2019-08-23 06:28:52MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a ne

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Illinois resident dies after respiratory illness tied to 2019-08-23 13:18:08The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness," i

Accusers in Ohio State sexual misconduct scandal grow 2019-08-23 12:49:20Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped

Trump blasts his own Fed chair after central 2019-08-23 12:38:15Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell says the trade war Donald Trump has started with China has made it hard for the U.S. central bank to do its job,

Eradicating malaria 'can be done,' WHO says 2019-08-23 12:01:38It is theoretically possible to wipe out malaria but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.

Radiation spike likely due to 2nd blast in 2019-08-23 10:32:49The explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test earlier this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the l

The day an IRA bomb claimed the life 2019-08-23 10:30:00Forty years ago, a bomb exploded on a yacht off the coast of Ireland, claiming the life of Lord Mountbatten and three other people.

David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and donor, dead 2019-08-23 09:05:19American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice-president of conglomerate Koch Industries, and a major backer of conservative

U.S. military ship passes through strategic Taiwan Strait 2019-08-23 08:43:33The United States sent a navy ship through the Taiwan Strait on Friday despite opposition from China, rekindling one of a growing number of flashpoint

China announces new round of retaliatory tariffs on 2019-08-23 08:37:56China has announced a tariff hike on $75 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for tariffs Donald Trump has threatened to levy on China as of next Sept

2 missing after Poland lightning storm that killed 2019-08-23 07:50:20Two people were still missing Friday in southern Poland after a thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes hit the Tatra Mountains, killing five peo

Kremlin critic Navalny released from jail 2019-08-23 07:20:36Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released from jail Friday, and predicted in a speech that opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and protest

Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after 2019-08-23 05:41:01The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong have stopped allowing local staff to leave the city on official business, following the detention of a British Con

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Can Trump count on American consumers to save New! 2019-08-23 21:55:25Worries of downturn prompt President Trump to hammer the Fed and consider tax cuts.

At G-7, Britain's Boris Johnson steps onto the New! 2019-08-23 21:37:58For Britain's Boris Johnson, a visibly warm relationship with Trump could be an asset and a liability at G7 summit.

ICE detention centers preparing for longer average stays New! 2019-08-23 20:08:11A new federal rule, set to take effect in 60 days, would allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain families with children beyond a 20-day li

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas New! 2019-08-23 19:03:30The Supreme Court justice was treated for a tumor, her fourth bout with cancer.

Iraqis, bristling over Israeli airstrike, renew call for New! 2019-08-23 18:55:36The confirmation by U.S. officials has led to renewed calls for American troops to leave Iraq.

Q&A: Trump wants to buy Greenland. How much 2019-08-23 12:53:51Trump shocked the world when he said he was serious about wanting to buy Greenland. Just how much is it worth, and how does climate change fit in?

Newsletter: Today: The voter who goes to every 2019-08-23 08:00:51One New Hampshire voter is trying to see every 2020 presidential candidate in person.

What is it like to see every single 2019-08-23 07:30:23A New Hampshire Democrat's mission to see 25 of the 2020 presidential candidates.

As China pushes in, Hong Kong's first ethnic 2019-08-23 06:00:08Hong Kong has long shunned ethnic minorities, but some residents, especially the young, are embracing minorities and refugees as part of the enclave'

7 hospitalized after smoke fills cabin during flight 2019-08-23 01:30:56Seven people are taken to the hospital after smoke fills the cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

2 Green Berets killed in combat in Afghanistan 2019-08-23 00:34:53The U.S. Army's Special Operations Command on Thursday released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed a day earlier during combat operati

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed 2019-08-22 23:46:41Killer Gary Bowles who targeted gay men executed in Florida

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Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in New! 2019-08-24 04:57:37Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black

Hong Kong police use tear gas to try New! 2019-08-24 04:57:22Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor

Typhoon shuts businesses, forces flight cancellations in southern New! 2019-08-24 04:53:30Taiwan braced for typhoon Bailu on Saturday, shutting businesses and schools as airlines canceled hundreds of flights amid warnings of landslides, flo

British government welcomes China's release of Hong Kong New! 2019-08-24 04:40:19The British government on Saturday welcomed the release of an employee at its consulate in Hong Kong who had been detained in mainland China.

Global disputes likely to thwart unity at G7 New! 2019-08-24 04:37:08Leaders of the G7 nations began arriving in France on Saturday for a summit as a U.S.-China row over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macr

North Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects New! 2019-08-24 04:24:00North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said,

Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey: ship-tracking New! 2019-08-24 04:13:44An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of sout

Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley dies aged New! 2019-08-24 04:11:24Arun Jaitley, the former Indian finance minister and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s closest associates, died in hospital on Saturday, nea

Russia test fires missiles from submarines in the New! 2019-08-24 04:10:05Russia test-fired Sineva and Bulava ballistic missiles from two submarines from the polar region of the Arctic Ocean and from the Barents Sea on Satur

Iran test fires new missile: Iran Revolutionary Guards New! 2019-08-24 03:57:10Iran has test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the Tas

India's top opposition leaders plan to visit Kashmir New! 2019-08-24 03:32:08India's top opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi went ahead with their plans to visit the Kashmir valley in defiance o

Rescuers confirm three killed, 300 evacuated after Indonesian New! 2019-08-24 03:21:07Indonesian rescuers found three people dead and evacuated 300 from the blazing wreckage of a ferry off the coast of Java island, an official said on S

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North Korea accuses Japan of discrimination in education 2019-08-23 12:51:57 North Korea said Japan is withholding financial support for kindergartens and day-care centers affiliated with pro-Pyongyang organizations in Japan.

Putin directs Russian military to respond to U.S. 2019-08-23 11:16:25 Just days after the United States tested a Tomahawk cruise missile with a 310-mile range, Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his military to p

Japan to build new military facility on Miyako 2019-08-23 11:13:15 Japan will begin construction in October on new missile-related units and ammunition storage facilities on an island near the contested Senkaku Islan

China hits back with new tariffs; President Donald 2019-08-23 10:12:21 The Chinese government retaliated against the United States Friday by announcing two rounds of new punitive taxes on $75 billion worth of American-ma

Shinzo Abe calls on South Korea to stick 2019-08-23 09:42:17 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suggested Friday a South Korean decision to end a military intelligence pact is unacceptable.

Activists form 24-mile human chain across Hong Kong 2019-08-23 09:39:22 Demonstrators in Hong Kong formed a human chain across the island territory Friday to oppose governmental "tyranny," a controversial extradition bi

Environmentalists: Amazon fires in Brazil human-caused 2019-08-23 08:18:14 A stark increase this summer in wildfires charring the Amazon rain forests of Brazil can be blamed on humans, environmentalists say.

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc "deeply concerned" about 2019-08-23 06:03:28 Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Friday he is "deeply concerned" about recent developments in a long-running standoff in the South C

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail 2019-08-23 05:36:47 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from a Moscow jail Friday, 30 days after being locked up for urging the public to join an unsan

Seoul to minimize economic fallout from trade row 2019-08-23 02:42:52 South Korea said Friday it will take steps to try to minimize any possible fallout from the trade row with Japan.

North Korea foreign minister calls Mike Pompeo a 2019-08-23 01:00:08 North Korea's Foreign Minister slammed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, calling him "a diehard toxin" who is derailing denuclearizat

Google disables 210 YouTube accounts linked to misinformation 2019-08-22 22:27:15 Google disabled 210 YouTube channels associated with spreading misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

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No day at the beach: G7 adapts summit 2019-08-23 11:47:01Even before this weekend’s G7 summit in Biarritz, host Emmanuel Macron did away with the final communiqué. Officially to spur dialogue, t

France launches sex-abuse investigation against Jeffrey Epstein 2019-08-23 10:55:16French prosecutors said Friday that they had opened an inquiry into suspected cases of rape and sexual abuse of women, including minors, by late US fi

Syrian troops surround Turkish military post near Idlib 2019-08-23 10:35:47Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post in the northwest on Friday after overrunning nearby areas, upping the stakes w

Exclusive report: lockdown in Kashmir 2019-08-23 07:49:47Since a decision by the Indian government to revoke Kashmir's autonomy on August 5, the people of this mainly Muslim state have been cut off from the

Six EU nations to take in more than 2019-08-23 07:40:58Malta's prime minister said on Friday that six EU countries had agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean as char

Macron hosts Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for 2019-08-23 06:53:43French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with Iran’s foreign minister Friday ahead of a G7 meeting, where he will attempt to soothe tensions

Papuans turn monkey slur into a revolutionary symbol 2019-08-23 05:36:57

Week in Review: G7 meets in Biarritz and 2019-08-23 04:58:26Uncontrollable wildfires in the Amazon stole the headlines this week amid growing alarm that the damage could be irreversible. Meanwhile, President Em

Garbage Wars: where does the world's trash go? 2019-08-23 04:53:14You may not know it, but your trash probably travels more than you do. The moment a plastic container ends up in your recycling bin marks the beginnin

Italian president sets August 27 deadline to find 2019-08-23 01:20:16Italian President Sergio Mattarella has set a Tuesday deadline for squabbling political parties to form a workable coalition government, two days afte

Hong Kong protesters stage ‘human chain’ as city 2019-08-22 22:26:18Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined peaceful “Baltic Chain” links of hands on Friday, with almost three months of anti-gover

Global pressure over Amazon fires escalates, Bolsonaro defiant 2019-08-22 21:44:13France, Germany and Ireland stepped up pressure on Brazil Friday as the country’s National Institute for Space Research reported nearly 2,500 ne

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Iran announces successful test of ‘new missile’ amid New! 2019-08-24 04:41:20 Tehran successfully test-fired a new missile, according to the leader of the elite Revolutionary Guards. The launch comes as Tehran seeks to deter mi

Russian worker narrowly ESCAPES DEATH after 6,000-volt electric New! 2019-08-24 04:36:15 What could have been a tragedy turned into a small miracle when a bundler was electrocuted at a Russian ore dressing facility but survived the shock.

N. Korea launches 2 more projectiles… Trump says New! 2019-08-24 02:54:10 North Korea has reportedly fired two short-range missiles off its eastern coast, marking the seventh missile test since Donald Trump met with Kim Jon

Moscow vows reciprocal response after US test of New! 2019-08-24 02:23:00 Russia says it won’t sit idle after the US tested a missile that was banned by the INF. As a response, Moscow has an ace up its sleeves and it

Fiddling while world burns: The unbearable pointlessness of New! 2019-08-24 01:30:06 As leaders of countries that control 40 percent of the world’s GDP gather at a French resort to discuss economic inequality and other issues th

Biden asks town hall ‘what if Obama had New! 2019-08-24 01:17:45 Democratic primary frontrunner Joe Biden has raised a nation of eyebrows when he asked an audience to imagine the fallout from Barack Obama’s a

Huawei, evil Chinese & decapitated cat: Bannon serving New! 2019-08-24 00:31:16 Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has faced the "China threat" head-on with a lukewarm propaganda film dramatizing the Huawei case in Canada, ho

Abandon sinking US dollar ship? Top UK bankster New! 2019-08-23 22:27:00 Bank of England head Mark Carney has urged his fellow central bankers to embrace tech like Facebook's Libra to build a multipolar system, warning ag

Was FBI-staged Russian ‘honeytrap’ the only ‘deep state’ New! 2019-08-23 20:07:18 Revelations by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne about ‘Russian agent’ Maria Butina are yet another dot in the pattern of behavior by US

Hong Kong protesters go ‘Baltic,’ but some struggle New! 2019-08-23 19:30:00 Demonstrators in Hong Kong formed a human chain throughout the city, all of a sudden inspired by long-forgotten protests from 3 decades ago. Many how

‘Crime does pay’: CNN hires disgraced ex-FBI director New! 2019-08-23 19:15:46 What does one get for leaking to the media, lying to federal investigators about it, and allegedly participating in a plot to derail an American elec

Did he know? BoJo utters motto of Ukrainian New! 2019-08-23 17:36:00 Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a video greeting to Ukrainians to mark the country’s upcoming independence day, uttered a slog

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Donald Trump presses US companies to close China 2019-08-23 12:45:31President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering US companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products

West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools 2019-08-23 11:09:44More than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing

France says Brazil leader lied, escalating Amazon dispute 2019-08-23 10:35:43In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanue

Brazilian army is ready to protect the Amazon 2019-08-23 10:24:50The Brazilian army is ready to defend the Amazon rainforest, Edson Leal Pujol, head of the armed forces, said on Friday amid increasing international

Putin vows 'symmetric response' to US missile test 2019-08-23 06:54:47Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he has ordered the military to prepare a "symmetric response" after Washington tested a formerly ban

Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end 2019-08-23 05:39:19Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end

Putin opponent Navalny freed after 30 days in 2019-08-23 05:05:21Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for planning opposition protests, which have grown into a movement

US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq 2019-08-23 04:59:57Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, apparently as part of Israel's campaign against Iranian milita

Boris Johnson puts his feet up in Macron's 2019-08-23 03:47:10British PM Boris Johnson was quick to make himself at home in President Emmanuel Macron's gilded palace, putting his feet up on the furniture. Never

Putin opponent Alexei Navalny freed after 30 days 2019-08-23 03:40:32Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for planning opposition protests, which have grown into a movement

UN chief urges world to stamp out religious 2019-08-23 03:39:12

'2 govt hospitals deny specialised ambulance facility to 2019-08-23 02:59:18The government hospitals refused to provide a specialised cardiac ambulance to former PM Nawaz Sharif "because of heavy burden of medical cover to th

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North Korea fired 2 projectiles off east coast, New! 2019-08-23 19:43:04South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the launches were made from the North's northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morn

U.S. eyes opening a consulate in Greenland New! 2019-08-23 18:00:55Experts say establishing a greater U.S. presence in Greenland is not unwarranted.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated 2019-08-23 17:20:46The 86-year old U.S. Supreme Court justice, who has had previous cancer scares, tolerated the therapy well and no further treatment is required, a spo

Trump tweets U.S. doesn’t ‘need China’ as markets 2019-08-23 17:14:55The rising tensions between the world’s two biggest economies unnerved investors already on edge about the deteriorating world economy.

Brazil president plans to send in army to 2019-08-23 16:39:37The president of Brazil did not say when the armed forces would get involved but suggested that action could be imminent.

Greenpeace: G7 leaders cannot use Amazon fires to 2019-08-23 16:21:56A record number of fires burning in the rainforest in Brazil this month is raising serious concerns about the planet's health.

In photos: Protests at Brazilian embassies worldwide as 2019-08-23 14:54:13Like the fires, the anger has spread. Now, outraged environmentalists around the world have set their sights on Brazilian embassies.

Cattle farming in the Amazon has likely caused 2019-08-23 14:42:47Fires in the Amazon have surged by 83 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier, government figures show, and environmentalists blamed the s

Trudeau, Trump expected to discuss trade at G7 2019-08-23 14:30:05White House officials say the wide range of issues to be discussed include the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong.

ANALYSIS: Trump tries to juice the economy by 2019-08-23 14:19:23The President of the United States has just branded the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, as an “enemy,”

Security tightens in Kashmir following calls for a 2019-08-23 13:20:54Schools were scheduled to reopen in Kashmir and some constraints on movement and assembly were lifted this week.

Amazon rainforest fires: What’s happening and how you 2019-08-23 13:18:23The Amazon rainforest, known as “the lungs of the planet,” has seen a record-setting wave of wildfires. Here's what you can do to help.


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