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Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full 2019-12-13 14:45:08MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent pre

Russia sentences Jehovah's Witness to six years in 2019-12-13 11:42:10A Russian court has convicted a Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison for engaging in so-called “extremist activity” — one

U.S.-Russia power game simmers in Latin America; Trump 2019-12-13 11:15:00The Trump administration pushed anew this week to undermine what it calls the "corrupt" government of Nicaragua at a moment when Russia is accused o

Julian Assange blocked from accessing evidence in WikiLeaks 2019-12-13 11:04:26Julian Assange has been denied access to evidence relevant to his ongoing extradition case, a lawyer for the jailed WikiLeaks publisher told a British

Chinese leaders announce initial trade deal with U.S. 2019-12-13 10:40:30Chinese officials said Friday they've agreed to an initial trade with the U.S. that will remove tariffs "phase by phase." Details of a signing cere

Having approved trade accord, Mexico expects US to 2019-12-13 10:36:50MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he expects the U.S. Congress to approve the new regional tr

China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have 2019-12-13 10:33:43BEIJING (AP) - China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods.

South Sudan allocates $40M to help integrate rival 2019-12-13 10:13:17JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million to speed up the integration of its soldiers with armed opposition fi

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade 2019-12-13 09:44:35NEW YORK (AP) - After months of waiting, markets had a muted reaction to news Friday that the US and China had reached an initial deal on trade. The

EU relief as UK polls signal Brexit may 2019-12-13 09:09:11BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders on Friday congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his sweeping election victory amid optimism tha

Turkey protests U.S. Senate vote recognizing Armenian genocide 2019-12-13 08:52:54ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned the ambassador from the United States on Friday to protest the U.S. Senate's approval of a resolution tha

European Commission chief wants future relations with UK 2019-12-13 07:41:19European Commission chief wants future relations with UK to be 'as close as possible'; says time frame is 'challenging'.

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Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey reportedly plans to New! 2019-12-14 17:49:52Top House Republicans have been told that Democratic New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew is going to switch parties and become a Republican, according to a

Anger erupts at UN climate summit as major New! 2019-12-14 16:23:48Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a UN summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming ho

Former president of Sudan sentenced to 2 years New! 2019-12-14 11:51:19A court in Sudan has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security l

Thousands join Bangkok's biggest political protest since 2014 New! 2019-12-14 08:10:18Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied

Johnson keeps focus on election win and Brexit, 2019-12-14 07:07:08Boris Johnson's victory has dramatically redrawn the U.K.'s electoral map and earned the Conservatives the majority needed to leave the EU. But seat

New Zealand police name 1st volcano victim as 2019-12-14 00:01:00Veterinary student Krystal Browitt of Melbourne, Australia, was named by police as one of the 15 killed in Monday's White Island volcano eruption.

Canadian skin banks ready to help New Zealand 2019-12-13 19:11:05International tissue banks have mobilized to help New Zealand meet its need for an estimated 1.2 million square centimetres of skin to be grafted onto

UN accuses Chile security forces of 'serious human 2019-12-13 17:59:18A UN human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two

U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over subpoenas 2019-12-13 16:48:27The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle be

Canadian lawyer William Schabas defends role advocating for 2019-12-13 12:46:04Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against the

U.S. regulator votes to set up 3-digit suicide 2019-12-13 11:48:17When it becomes operational, calling 988 will allow people in the U.S. to access a suicide prevention hotline.

U.S. will phase out tariffs on China as 2019-12-13 11:06:46U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese officials said Friday that they have agreed to the first phase of a trade deal that included cutting U.S. tari

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House Judiciary Committee poised to approve impeachment articles, 2019-12-12 23:35:50The panel is close to approving two articles of impeachment — one for abuse of power, the other for obstruction of Congress. The vote is Friday.

Early results show decisive win for Johnson's Conservatives, 2019-12-12 23:29:43With solid win projected for Johnson's Conservatives, EU departure could be on track in less than two months.

Senate Republicans resist calls for a drawn-out Trump 2019-12-12 20:24:41President Trump is locked in a struggle with Republican leaders over plans for his Senate impeachment trial.

White House delays new tariffs on China 2019-12-12 19:24:29The White House will not impose tariffs on China this weekend as U.S. negotiators claimed progress toward the first phase of a long-promised trade dea

Millions in military aid at center of impeachment 2019-12-12 18:53:24About $20 million of the Pentagon aid originally held up by President Trump hasn't reached Ukraine. The continued delay undermines a key argument aga

These sex workers are fighting for union rights, 2019-12-12 18:00:51A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes' rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor union

Les Misérables: Why are the French, who seem 2019-12-12 12:12:55Why are the French so quick to protest?

Newsletter: Why so many roads still lead to 2019-12-12 08:00:26Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Why So Many Roads Still Lead to Russia When the House Judiciary Committee began its histor

Stunt work took her from UCLA gymnast to 2019-12-12 06:00:04Sadiqua Bynum had a decorated gymnastics career at UCLA. Now she's Regina King's stunt double on HBO's 'Watchmen'

Justice Department watchdog pushes back at critics of 2019-12-11 20:14:54In a contentious Senate hearing, Michael Horowitz defends his report rejecting President Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was based on pa

Protests erupt after Mexican hero Emiliano Zapata is 2019-12-11 20:07:41The grandson of Gen. Emiliano Zapata is suing the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature over a painting in which the Mexican hero is observed

Israel in uncharted territory as it heads into 2019-12-11 19:23:44Israel will hold an unprecedented third election after the Knesset failed to muster the votes needed to nominate any candidate for prime minister.

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Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist town New! 2019-12-14 22:48:16Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospit

Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Ozil's comments on New! 2019-12-14 22:44:30English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitt

Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at New! 2019-12-14 22:17:54Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia's Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was for

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, New! 2019-12-14 22:16:12New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the deat

Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to be New! 2019-12-14 22:07:01Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian Presi

Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. New! 2019-12-14 22:01:38Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerab

Frustrated with climate talks, activists dump manure outside New! 2019-12-14 20:50:43Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustrati

Argentina's new government hikes export taxes on disgruntled New! 2019-12-14 19:10:34Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains

Jamaican wins Miss World title, says will work New! 2019-12-14 18:46:53Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for "sustainable change" for women

Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to New! 2019-12-14 18:42:18Nicaragua's National Assembly on Saturday approved nationalizing a major gas station company two days after the United States imposed sanctions on it

French union calls for break in transport strikes New! 2019-12-14 18:03:52France's CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does not dro

Security forces fire tear gas, dozens wounded in New! 2019-12-14 18:00:15Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Lebanese protesters in central Beirut on Saturday in clashes that went on into the night and woun

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UN talks deadlocked, detached from climate emergency 2019-12-13 16:51:43United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what scienc

Trump on brink of impeachment as US House 2019-12-13 16:39:14A badly divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of impeachment charging Trump with both abusing the power

Transport strikes have brought a whole new challenge 2019-12-13 16:26:30As the nationwide strike to protest the government’s pension reform plans enters its second week, lifelong residents of France have some experie

China says 'phase one' trade deal reached with 2019-12-13 13:03:59The announcement came a day after President Donald Trump tweeted that the world's two biggest economies were very close to a "BIG DEAL" in their pr

Protesters in the Algerian city of Béjaïa break 2019-12-13 12:51:32The protesters that make up Algeria’s ongoing Hirak Movement had already announced that they would be boycotting the presidential election held

The rise of Boris Johnson: from bumbling journalist 2019-12-13 12:04:18Boris Johnson's many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown – but he's having the last laugh now. FRANCE 24 takes a look back a

Fashion influencer and Instagram star: The story of 2019-12-13 09:59:27The digital revolution and explosion of social media have given rise to an entirely new job in fashion: the influencer. Courted by brands, influe

French police kill man who threatened officers with 2019-12-13 06:30:31A man who threatened to attack police officers with a knife was killed Friday morning by officers in the La Défense business district near Pari

Bouteflika-era PM Tebboune declared winner of Algeria’s presidential 2019-12-13 06:27:24Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was elected president of the protest-wrac

'Nightmare Before Xmas': British media react to landslide 2019-12-13 05:31:15IN THE PAPERS - Friday, December 13: We take a look at the British press following Friday's historic general election in the UK. Hailed as a victory

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party win absolute majority in 2019-12-13 00:32:13Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that voters had given his government a "powerful new mandate" to take Britain out of the EU next month, as

After crushing defeat, UK's Corbyn says he will 2019-12-12 23:33:04Jeremy Corbyn on Friday said he would not lead Britain's main opposition Labour party at the next general election, after predictions of a crushing d

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Maybe you should just go metric? Amusement online New! 2019-12-14 16:29:29 For decades, a foot in one US state could be a different length in another – but now the government is putting an end to the measuring mess. Th

From Facebook as govt tool to Israeli lobby New! 2019-12-14 16:07:56 Did you know that Big Pharma denies Americans access to affordable drugs or that slavery is still a thing, even in the US? Those and other stories we

Terrifying VIDEO shows nightmare of shooter in American New! 2019-12-14 15:25:00 Video footage captured in Atlanta's Cumberland Mall shows diners and customers fleeing in terror as shots are heard, screaming and knocking chairs i

Coming soon to a menswear store near you, New! 2019-12-14 14:49:14 The codpiece, a horsehair cup covering and enlarging the bulge of the male genitals. But it’s not just a footnote from the Renaissance: GQ Maga

Russia’s classified Monolit guided missile ready for state New! 2019-12-14 12:39:31 The development of a prospective high-precision Monolit guided missile for Russia’s Aerospace Forces is nearing its final stages and is ready f

Clint Eastwood hounded for ‘sexist’ movie, but is New! 2019-12-14 12:28:01 Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ tells the story of an innocent man whose life is ruined by a media witch hunt, featuring a report

‘Luxury cars & beautiful women’: Top Ukrainian athletes New! 2019-12-14 12:09:07 Ukrainian athletes and stars of show business have taken part in an erotic photoshoot for a special 2020 calendar produced by Ukraine’s XXL mag

Hockey is having its #MeToo moment – but New! 2019-12-14 11:57:42 Racism towards your charges is never acceptable, but is the NHL really an unreformed old boy’s club, and should all suddenly-surfacing accusati

‘We must show US that the jokes are New! 2019-12-14 11:21:55 As the US braces to slap sanctions on European firms building the last leg of the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a senior MP in Berlin argues

VIDEO showcases artifacts recovered from Hitler’s ‘Wolf's Lair’ New! 2019-12-14 10:27:41 Dozens of items have been recovered after a weeks-long excavation of Adolf Hitler’s Eastern Front headquarters located in Poland. The infamous

Fresh tests to be used for ‘strategic weapons,’ New! 2019-12-14 10:08:01 According to North Korea’s state news agency, recent launch tests “will be applied in developing strategic weapons” to deter the Un

Widow of tragic boxer Maxim Dadashev sues Maryland New! 2019-12-14 09:42:40 Elizaveta Apushkina, widow of Maxim Dadashev, the Russian boxer who tragically died of injuries following a fight in July, has filed a lawsuit agains

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Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at New! 2019-12-14 22:24:07

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence New! 2019-12-14 09:58:31The SNP won 48 of Scotland's 59 seats in the UK parliament in Thursday's national election, prompting Sturgeon to step up her demands for another in

Palpable sense of fear over Boris Johnson win, 2019-12-14 06:53:43Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which has been calling for a full-fledged inquiry into anti-Muslim conduct within the Johnson-led Conservative Party,

Hearing of terror financing case against Hafiz Saeed 2019-12-14 06:49:57After his indictment, the trial against Hafiz Saeed in the terror financing case could not be kicked off for the third consecutive day on Saturday bec

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 2019-12-14 06:02:19The Nobel laureate waved as her black car drove slowly past crowds who waved flags, held up pictures of her face and shouted jubilant greetings. "Mot

Thailand's opposition frontman to lead anti-military rally 2019-12-14 05:10:55

Malaysian PM again hints he could stay on 2019-12-14 04:20:59 Mahathir returned to power last year after dealing a historic election defeat to the corruption-plagued coalition that he once led and which had been

China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks 2019-12-14 01:31:44 Top officials deliberated how to respond to the leaks in meetings at the Chinese Communist Party's regional headquarters in Urumqi, Xinjiang's capi

Sudan's Bashir awaits his fate in corruption trial 2019-12-14 01:03:44A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ex-President Omar al-Bashir is expected on Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongm

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing 2019-12-13 23:24:52 Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chin

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Lebanon forces clash with demonstrators who tried to New! 2019-12-14 17:19:27The clashes started when dozens of men, some wearing masks, pelted security forces with stones and threw firecrackers at them on one edge of the prote

Democrat who’s against impeachment meets with Trump: source New! 2019-12-14 17:01:21An administration official confirmed that Rep. Jeff Van Drew met with Trump in the White House on Friday.

Mexico balks at language in U.S. bill ratifying New! 2019-12-14 15:39:40Mexico objects to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress as part of an eventual ratification of the deal.

Supporters of Iran-backed militia group in Iraq stage New! 2019-12-14 15:05:50The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq.

Thousands join the ‘sardines’ movement in Rome, protest New! 2019-12-14 14:39:38Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines," launched

Violent protests over India’s citizenship law continue for New! 2019-12-14 13:23:31The law, which saves religious minorities like Hindus and Christians in neighbouring countries, sparked outrage over its exclusion of Muslims.

Johnson’s victory may pave the way for Brexit, New! 2019-12-14 11:48:33British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's victory could potentially imperil the future of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ir

Former Sudan leader al-Bashir sentenced to 2 years New! 2019-12-14 08:54:11Al-Bashir has been in custody since April, when Sudan’s military ousted him after months of nationwide protests. The uprising eventually forced

Countries remain in deadlock as UN climate summit New! 2019-12-14 08:06:34Countries remained deadlocked Saturday in talks over combating climate change as U.N. talks dragged on beyond the official deadline with no end in sig

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to 15 New! 2019-12-14 07:38:07Waters around the island were contaminated by the massive eruption of rocks, lava and chemicals on Monday, reducing visibility.

Man charged after he was videotaped slapping U.S. 2019-12-13 22:57:33``You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me,'' the reporter wrote recently on Twitter. ``No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work o

World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision in Russia case faces 2019-12-13 22:21:28Earlier in the week, the chair of the British Olympic Association called for ``the fullest possible sanctions to be taken against Russia at Tokyo 2020

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