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Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:35 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international scepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President Vladimir Putin...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 9:57 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 9:13 AM

ROME (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:21 AM

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): VOTERS IN Trinidad and Tobago went to the polls yesterday to elect a new government following allegations of corruption, race and promises in a campaign severely hampered by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The election...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:21 AM

BASSETERR (CMC): The St Kitts-Nevis authorities have imposed an EC$500 (one EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) fine on persons who fail to wear a mask in public as efforts continue to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has issued...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:21 AM

BEIRUT (AP): Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:21 AM

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP): Vilified, threatened with violence and, in some cases, suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the US have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 5:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers made a final pitch Monday to block a New York prosecutor from getting his tax records, saying the Democrat was still “fishing for a way to justify his harassment of the President....

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 3:06 PM

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the United States have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:50 PM

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s rumbling Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky and depositing ash on villages. Falling grit and ash accumulated up to...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:41 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:31 PM

DALLAS (AP) — With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are loaded. The discoveries at airports comes at a...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 11:07 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government resigned Monday amid widespread public fury at the country’s ruling elite over last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. The move risks opening the way to dragged-out negotiations over...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 10:56 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 US politicians and heads of organisations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing....

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 9:09 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge on Monday began questioning the heads of the country’s security agencies over last week’s devastating blast in Beirut as another Cabinet minister resigned in protest. The Cabinet was scheduled to...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Colin Fagan, the member of parliament (MP) for St Catherine South East who has beaten back three challenges at the national polls, says those who believe that he is on shaky ground are in for a rude awakening in the next general election. In what...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 5:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the United States coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 2:56 PM

BEIRUT (AP) —  Lebanon’s state-run National News agency says a Lebanese businessman whose cruise ship was destroyed in the Beirut port explosion and who had some staff members killed and wounded has filed a lawsuit against...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 1:01 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala,...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 11:46 AM

ALBANY, New York (AP) — New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 9:41 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nation ...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 9:32 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing two million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:12 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC): The Chairman of the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM, on Wednesday defended his decision to “interfere” in the political situation in Guyana, insisting that it was important for democracy to have been...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:12 AM

DETROIT (AP): Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to “violent racists of a generation ago”. The...

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