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Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):Raul Castro said yesterday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):No criminal charges will be filed in Prince's death, and evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller instead of a counterfeit pill containing the fentanyl that killed him, a Minnesota prosecutor said...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):Two senior US Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations, as well as the US and Europe, have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned yesterday over sexual misconduct allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.Vice Finance...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NICOSIA (AP):A senior cleric says Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church has for the first time defrocked a priest for sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was a child.Kykkos Bishop Nikiforos said yesterday the Holy Synod's decision was unanimous....

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said "a good relationship was formed" heading into the adversaries' anticipated summit.Mike Pompeo's highly unusual talks...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):A nanny who stabbed two children to death at their home while their mother was taking a sibling to a swimming lesson and their father was out of town was convicted of murder yesterday despite her claims that she was too mentally ill to...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):Top Trump administration officials say that major concessions, including a possible exemption from steel and aluminium tariffs, could be on the table for Japan as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient - who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.Dr Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP): U.S. prosecutors have apparently won the cooperation of a key witness in the case of a top rebel ideologue arrested last week on charges of trying to import 10 metric tons of cocaine into the U.S.An official from...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. On the weekend Bush was reported to be in failing health and after a series of hospitalisations decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LEGGETT, CalifORNIA (AP):Crews searching for a family whose vehicle plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river more than a week ago have found the sport utility vehicle and the bodies of a man and a girl inside, authorities said yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GUARUJA, Brazil (AP) :About 100 members of a Brazilian homeless movement protesting the jailing of former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday briefly took over the beachfront apartment at the center of the corruption case against him.After...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP):New Jersey lawmakers advanced a measure to prohibit the purchase of firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, or so-called ghost guns.The Democrat-led Senate law and public safety committee approved the measure...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DOUMA (AP):Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said yesterday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 5:18 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told restive lawmakers that military air strikes on Syria were right both legally and morally. May has also accused Syria and its ally Russia of attempting to cover up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DAMASCUS (AP):The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said yesterday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.A day after the US,...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Trump administration plan to ask people if they are United States citizens during the 2020 census has prompted a legal uproar from Democratic state attorneys general, who argue it could drive down participation and lead to an inaccurate count.Yet...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of rage against James Comey yesterday over his forthcoming memoir, calling him "slippery," suggesting he should be in jail and labelling him "the WORST FBI Director in history...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

IZMIR (AP):An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina,...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 10:17 AM

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say 63 people have been arrested and nine police officers injured as protests took place in two cities amid simmering anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s labour law changes.Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:08 AM

QUITO, Ecuador (AP): The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers.Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has confirmed the deaths of three press workers kidnapped along the country's conflictive border with Colombia.Moreno spoke yesterday...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:07 AM

MOSCOW (AP):The Russian Defence Ministry on yesterday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in a Syrian town outside Damascus, a bold charge vehemently denied by Britain as a "blatant lie". The exchange follows the poisoning of a former...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said yesterday.Karl-Erivan Haub, the 58-year-old heir to the Tengelmann retail empire, was training for...

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