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Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 10:33 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. Cook County...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 9:22 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Amnesty International says Brazilian government failures are responsible for fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. The comment by the rights group yesterday came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested some non-...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AM

COPENHAGEN (AP): A former Danish prime minister yesterday lashed out at United States (US) President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defence willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen’s...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:31 AM

KINSHASA (AP): Hundreds gathered in Congo’s eastern city of Goma yesterday to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread. North Kivu Governor Carly Kasivita, who...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 4:44 PM

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected 150 people and killed one person. Listeria is a bacteria that usually causes mild illness but can be...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 3:10 PM

PARIS (AP) — France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with a better alternative to the main sticking point in the stalled Brexit negotiations, giving him a month to prove he...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:51 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health....

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:23 AM

MADRID (AP): The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas. The Ocean Viking, which is...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:23 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country’s old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. Judge Phineas Mojapelo said the ruling...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

BEIJING (AP): China said Wednesday that it will levy sanctions against US companies linked to a planned $8-billion sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. The US should “immediately...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro’s claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): Federal investigators have arrested a key opposition Indian National Congress party leader at his home. Palaniappan Chidambaram was taken into custody on suspicion of conspiring with a Mauritius-based firm to illegally obtain money...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM

OAKLAND, California (AP) — Three people face federal charges in California for allegedly defrauding foreign investors in a jobs program overseen by U.S. immigration officials, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Thomas Henderson, Cooper...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 10:52 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country’s old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. Judge Phineas Mojapelo...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 9:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a long-standing federal court agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a new court fight over the...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:26 AM

KABUL (AP): The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing yesterday for Qatar to resume the talks, the State Department said, amid concerns about a growing threat by an...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:26 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP): Clashes between a Yemeni separatist militia, backed by the United Arab Emirates, and forces loyal to the internationally recognised government killed at least three civilians and wounded nine in southern Abyan province on Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP): A 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl has been returned to Bolivia some 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University Museum, marking what an official says is the first time human remains of archaeological...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:25 AM

BAGHDAD (AP): A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad yesterday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:25 AM

A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 4:49 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America’s...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 3:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration is a looking at tax cut proposals but not as a response to a potential recession. He says, “I’m looking at that all the time anyway.” Trump talked about the...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 11:21 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 9:53 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California’s capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation’s oldest law governing when officers can...

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