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Michael McCaul, Mark Green question Iran-John Kerry backchannel New! 2021-02-23 19:45:03Top Republicans in Congress called on the State Department on Tuesday to immediately explain why key Obama-era diplomats now serving in the Biden admi

A look at how Biden's Cabinet nominees fared New! 2021-02-23 17:50:08WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden's Cabinet is starting to fill out, with nominees for agriculture secretary and United Nations ambassador gainin

Crisis over Mexican Indigenous blockade after protester dies 2021-02-23 17:35:21MEXICO CITY (AP) - The conflict over highway blockades by members of the Yaqui group in northern Mexico has come to a head with the death of an Indige

Pompeo: Reckless Chinese virus labs threaten the world 2021-02-23 17:31:04Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Chinese laboratories conducting virus research pose a threat to the world and China's government should be

Biden, Trudeau lavish praise upon each other in 2021-02-23 16:43:00President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Tuesday to unite in fighting COVID-19, but the United States’ northern neighb

Diplomatic doses: Israel shares vaccines with allied nations 2021-02-23 15:51:23JERUSALEM (AP) - After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share a small surplus

Proposed US legislation would target Honduras president 2021-02-23 15:44:52MEXICO CITY (AP) - Newly proposed U.S. legislation targets Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández as allegations of ties to drug trafficking

U.S. Army to test out French anti-tank artillery 2021-02-23 14:45:18A U.S. Army artillery battalion is going to France to train with a French army unit and test out their tank-killing artillery round, officials announc

Israeli ambassador to US is visiting Alabama, South 2021-02-23 14:08:56SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., is visiting South Carolina and Alabama this week on a tour to learn more about Afr

UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian 2021-02-23 13:15:42BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden's choice for U.N. 2021-02-23 12:52:27WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda

Twitter reveals state-backed influence operations from Armenia, Iran 2021-02-23 12:38:00Twitter revealed new details Tuesday about influence operations on its platform backed by Armenia, Iran and Russia.  The company said it has perm

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Microsoft, European publishers side with Australia in fight 2021-02-22 14:36:49Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising the stakes in the brewing battl

Some good news from across the universe 2021-02-22 13:18:00With much of the world struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some good-news stories to report. Here's a brief roundup.

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX 2021-02-22 12:46:29Bone cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux will become the youngest American in space this fall when she rockets into orbit on SpaceX's first private flig

Artemi Panarin denies Russian report of abuse, takes 2021-02-22 12:32:09New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after a Russian tabloid printed allegations from a former coach he

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 2021-02-22 12:21:23Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.

Angry Spanish youth take to streets in support 2021-02-22 11:35:22The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music praising terrorist violence and insulting the Spanish monarchy has set off a powder keg of pent-up rage

Bitcoin down sharply after hitting record highs this 2021-02-22 11:15:48Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday after the price for a single unit of the digital currency surged to a record $58,354 US a day earlier, as a sellof

Who said The Scream could have only been 2021-02-22 10:31:13A Norwegian museum says a small, barely visible sentence written on Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece The Scream was penned by the Norwegian paint

COVID-19 vaccination linked to lower hospitalization risk in 2021-02-22 09:57:56Both the Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots associated with markedly reducing the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, preliminary findings

Boeing recommends grounding 777 aircraft after plane makes 2021-02-22 07:53:00Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all of its 777s with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on the weekend.

U.S. tops 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations 2021-02-22 07:36:31U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to mark 500,000 U.S. lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle-lighting ceremony at the W

Cross-border workers worry COVID 'politics' could complicate their 2021-02-22 04:00:00The thousands of Ontario workers who commute across the U.S. border have been some of the only ones on the international bridges for the past year and

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From the first stitch to the final zip: 2021-02-23 08:00:58A sewing machine, a Pacific freighter and a Detroit family's loss: The story of one body bag's life cycle and the hands that touched it along the wa

Zombies are everywhere in South Korea, feeding on 2021-02-23 06:00:25Train zombies. Historic zombies. High-rise apartment zombies. DMZ zombies. The undead are proliferating in South Korea's imagination.

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in 2021-02-22 23:05:04The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested on intrnational drug trafficking charges at an airpor

Modified COVID-19 vaccines may get nod from FDA 2021-02-22 19:01:50COVID-19 vaccines adapted for new coronavirus variants can receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration without repeating full clinical

A sorrowful U.S. death toll of 500,000 from 2021-02-22 16:46:12More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Hope is in sight, but devastation remains.

Thanks to Undocupoets, poets don't need papers to 2021-02-22 10:00:10For decades, poets without legal status were excluded from prizes. A group called Undocupoets changed that — and then founded a prize of its own

News Analysis: He's their brother. They want him 2021-02-22 08:00:27The family of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is torn apart by his extremist views

Garland, Biden's attorney general nominee, says Capitol siege 2021-02-22 07:00:11President Biden's attorney general nominee testifies before a Senate committee weighing his appointment to be the top U.S. law enforcement official.

At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as 2021-02-21 17:59:51Thousands stuck for months in Ciudad Juárez await new chance at U.S. entry

McManus: How to end a very long war 2021-02-21 07:00:21The U.S. is supposed to withdraw its last 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by May. But pulling out abruptly could lead to an even bloodier civil war.

Climate change and corruption endanger an ancient valley 2021-02-21 06:00:14The government says a dam is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corr

Oklahoma City bombing provides insights into how Garland 2021-02-21 05:00:28Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee to be attorney general, gathered valuable lessons from his experience overseeing the investigation of the

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French police on high alert after teenagers stabbed New! 2021-02-24 07:52:45The French government sent police reinforcements on Tuesday evening to two Paris suburbs to try break a cycle of gang violence after two 14-year-olds

Gérard Depardieu strongly contests rape charges, lawyer says New! 2021-02-24 07:52:27French actor Gerard Depardieu strongly contests rape and sexual assault charges leveled against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday, and asked that

France excoriates China's 'institutional repression' of Uighurs New! 2021-02-24 07:51:58French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday denounced what he called the "institutionalised repression" of China's Uighur minority.

Hungary starts using China's coronavirus vaccine in EU New! 2021-02-24 07:18:36Hungary on Wednesday became the first EU nation to start using China's Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Breaking the code of silence over sexual violence New! 2021-02-24 06:35:55France is coming to terms with the fact that sexual assault and rape cases are often known about but ignored. The situation at the prestigious&nb

Ghana receives world's first free Covid-19 vaccines under New! 2021-02-24 05:46:09Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednes

No new Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day, New! 2021-02-24 04:40:58The French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Wednesday there had been no further positive COVID-19 tests among its playing squad or backroom staff for a

German court convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark New! 2021-02-24 03:58:33A former Syrian intelligence service agent was on Wednesday sentenced to four and a half years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity in th

Myanmar faces renewed protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic New! 2021-02-24 03:43:23Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as regional power Indonesia tries to use mediation to move the country out

N. Korean defector goes undetected for hours in New! 2021-02-24 01:59:40A North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders, a Seoul official

Brooklyn icon Harden gets nod as a reserve New! 2021-02-24 01:30:15James Harden headlined the list of 2021 NBA All-Star Game reserves announced on Tuesday, joining Brooklyn teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to m

Covid-19 causes 'social tsunami' in downtrodden Paris suburb New! 2021-02-24 00:54:43In a gritty Paris suburb, Zineb, Danielle and even Benjamina, who is in his late 70s, say they only want one thing: to desperately get back to work.

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£10,000 fine for a party: London barber shop New! 2021-02-24 09:04:59 Over 20 people are facing fines after London police raided an illegal pandemic party being held at a barber's shop in west Croydon, with the organiz

British pound extends relentless rally to multiyear highs New! 2021-02-24 08:48:49 Sterling has extended gains against both the US dollar and the euro this week amid news of the UK’s vaccination progress and hopes of economic

In landmark case, German court sentences ex-Syrian intel New! 2021-02-24 08:14:32 A 44-year-old former Syrian official was sentenced to jail time by a German court for crimes committed in his home country. German justice claimed ju

Could Boeing win back public trust, or is New! 2021-02-24 07:57:44 An investigation is underway into an incident that saw one of the engines of a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffer a catastrophic failure and explode m

Extent of mental health toll in Russia from New! 2021-02-24 07:45:34 With Covid-19 killing loved ones, and an increase in unemployment due to lockdown, the pandemic has caused immense mental health strain for millions

Commission calls on UK government to close loophole New! 2021-02-24 07:31:25 The Commission for Countering Extremism has called on the UK government to close a loophole that has allowed individuals to spread extremist ideologi

Beach volleyball stars allowed to wear bikinis as New! 2021-02-24 07:16:41 Organizers of a major volleyball tournament in Qatar have backed down over the wearing of bikinis, potentially ending a row that saw two German playe

1 in 6 Americans under 23 say they’re New! 2021-02-24 06:54:08 More Americans than ever identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) according to a survey of sexuality, with one in

US seeking re-election to UN Human Rights Council New! 2021-02-24 06:53:14 The US wants to retake its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in a video message to the bod

‘At least $1bn’ of Iran’s frozen assets to New! 2021-02-24 06:39:42 Iran’s Central Bank says the country expects to receive at least $1 billion dollars of frozen Iranian assets being held by South Korea in accor

‘No problem, champ’: Khabib Nurmagomedov adds another shirt New! 2021-02-24 06:37:27 Striking sensation Erling Haaland has joined an illustrious list of footballers to have swapped messages of admiration with Khabib Nurmagomedov, foll

UK, France & Germany urge Iran to reverse New! 2021-02-24 06:37:19 The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany have called on Iran to return to a protocol allowing international monitors into its nuclear sit

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China's Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing New! 2021-02-24 04:50:38China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the comi

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change New! 2021-02-24 03:08:54US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and ple

In blow to Oli, Nepal SC orders parliament New! 2021-02-24 01:45:37Nepal’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of parliament, two months after the Prime Minister dissolved the House and called for

'Very optimistic' of meeting target to lift Covid 2021-02-23 16:40:13"I am hopeful but obviously nothing can be guaranteed and it all depends on the way we continue to be prudent and continue to follow the guidance in

Queen's relative handed 10-month jail term for sexual 2021-02-23 15:11:20Earl of Strathmore Simon Bowes-Lyon, who is the son of a cousin of the 94-year-old British monarch, was found to have forced his way into the sleeping

Donald Trump may soon have to answer rape 2021-02-23 14:34:34During a December visit to New York City, writer E. Jean Carroll says she went shopping with a fashion consultant to find the “best outfit&rdquo

Activists protest in Paris to ensure Pak is 2021-02-23 12:08:34"We have gathered here outside the FATF building as it will be meeting next week to discuss and review the case of Pakistan to make it remain under g

UK's Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital 2021-02-23 10:32:32Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has spent a seventh night in hospital after being admitted as a precaution. Phil

Biden's attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off 2021-02-23 09:55:42

Canada's parliament passes motion on China's treatment of 2021-02-23 09:52:25Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes

More Myanmar protests follow strike, foreign concerns 2021-02-23 09:41:59Protesters against the military's seizure of power in Myanmar were back on the streets of the country's biggest city on Tuesday, a day after a call

G7 foreign ministers condemn violence against Myanmar protesters 2021-02-23 09:15:26

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Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine is safe, prevents New! 2021-02-24 09:02:42The agency's independent advisers will debate if the evidence is strong enough to recommend the long-anticipated shot.

AstraZeneca to deliver less than half of vaccines New! 2021-02-24 07:35:33The expected shortfall follows a big reduction in supplies in the first quarter and could hit the EU's ability to meet its target of vaccinating 70 p

Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through New! 2021-02-24 07:21:36Ghana is among 92 low-and middle-income countries that are receiving vaccines for free through COVAX.

U.S. judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day freeze New! 2021-02-24 02:41:11U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing

Anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery’s death marked by vigils, New! 2021-02-24 01:51:42The 25-year-old Black man's shooting death by two men who accused him of trespassing in their Georgia neighbourhood helped spark last summer's Black

Board leaders resign from Texas power grid operator New! 2021-02-23 23:58:31All of the five board directors who are stepping down live outside of Texas, which only intensified criticism of the Electric Reliability Council of T

UN investigator says questions remain over whether Iran New! 2021-02-23 22:38:03"They have not proven beyond any reasonable doubt that the plane was not intentionally targeted," Agnes Callamard said.

Crash leaves Tiger Woods’ golfing future in doubt New! 2021-02-23 21:54:28Woods has recently spent as much time away from the PGA Tour recovering from injury as he has on the course thanks to multiple knee and back surgeries

No charges for N.Y. police officers involved in New! 2021-02-23 21:33:16Body camera footage showed officers putting a hood over Prude's head and pressing him into the pavement until he stopped breathing last March, leadin

COVID-19: Calgary company builds ICUs, vaccination pods to New! 2021-02-23 20:15:26With countries around the world racing to vaccinate, Falkbuilt is now creating vaccination pods and ICU capacity.

Tiger Woods in surgery for multiple leg injuries 2021-02-23 14:48:54The LASD tweeted Woods was driving on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes when the car crashed, sustaining major damage.

Canada, Australia to coordinate efforts to make web 2021-02-23 14:13:26An agreement was struck between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.

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