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Australia ends Chinese deals on national interest grounds New! 2021-04-21 07:47:43CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia on Wednesday canceled four bilateral deals with China, Iran and Syria under new laws that give the federal govern

Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests New! 2021-04-21 07:22:11MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposit

EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden New! 2021-04-21 07:14:06BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that is intended to make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with me

In annual address, Putin warns Russia's foes will New! 2021-04-21 05:35:11MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against further encroachment on Russia's security interests, saying Mosco

German court refuses effort to block EU recovery New! 2021-04-21 05:30:55FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Germany's top court has refused to issue an injunction blocking the country's participation in the European Union's 750 b

Myanmar refugee crisis brewing as turmoil hits economy New! 2021-04-21 03:39:04BANGKOK (AP) - Aid workers and activists are warning Myanmar’s political upheavals risk causing a regional refugee crisis as the strife followin

Envoy: China not discriminating against foreign journalists New! 2021-04-21 03:23:04CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradic

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota New! 2021-04-21 01:12:12St. Cloud Times. April 16, 2021. Editorial: We can’t let this happen again Last week, as the world had its eyes on Minnesota for a trial that c

EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden New! 2021-04-21 01:10:52BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states an

Australia plans to spend $417M on hydrogen, carbon New! 2021-04-20 23:29:07CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia’s prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen a

US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed, as Taliban balk New! 2021-04-20 23:17:09KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and e

Japan's Suga makes offering at war shrine but New! 2021-04-20 22:59:24TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday donated a religious offering to a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a s

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At least 11 killed, dozens injured in Egypt 2021-04-18 14:38:26Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed and almost 100 others injured in a passenger train derailment north of Cairo.

The U.S. is awash in vaccine supply. Its 2021-04-18 04:00:00With some U.S. states now boasting more than one dose of COVID-19 vaccine for every adult, the newest concern involves demand: Will enough Americans g

U.S. safety regulator issues warning about Peloton's Tread+ 2021-04-17 19:06:45U.S. safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly

Health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny worsening amid 2021-04-17 17:08:25Dr. Yaroslav Ashikhmin said Saturday that test results he received from Navalny's family show him with sharply elevated levels of potassium, which ca

MP William Amos speaks out: Leaked naked photo 2021-04-17 12:11:49The Liberal MP who inadvertently flashed his parliamentary colleagues says the fact that a screenshot of him in the nude was leaked to the media sends

Chauvin trial highlights and takeaways 2021-04-16 19:45:00CBC's Susan Ormiston takes a look back at 14 days of testimony at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged

Biden will lift refugee cap in May after 2021-04-16 19:13:04Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said U.S. President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor's historicall

MIT researchers turn spider webs into musical forms 2021-04-16 18:20:00Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put spider web formations through computer algorithms, creating melodic tones, chords and dis

Russia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response 2021-04-16 16:30:48Russia said it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington in response to a barrage of new U.S.

Castro era ending in Cuba as Raúl announces 2021-04-16 14:52:03Raúl Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by hi

Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter actor Helen McCrory dead 2021-04-16 12:15:24Britain's Helen McCrory, who starred in Harry Potter films and the TV series Peaky Blinders, has died after a battle with cancer, her husband, a

U.S. preparing for COVID-19 booster shots, as Pfizer 2021-04-16 10:17:46The United States is preparing for the possibility that a booster shot will be needed between nine to 12 months after people are initially vaccinated

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Guilty verdict in George Floyd case resonates across New! 2021-04-20 23:20:21The Floyd case sparked protests in cities worldwide against police brutality.

Column: Finally, at least for this moment, justice New! 2021-04-20 22:51:04The Rodney King verdict made it hard for me to believe there would be justice for George Floyd. I'm relieved I was wrong.

'Human being, not a political cause': Will Floyd's New! 2021-04-20 21:11:37Chauvin trial, ending in his conviction, saw erosion of 'blue wall of silence,' legal observers say

'George's legacy': Guilty verdict in Floyd's murder New! 2021-04-20 20:55:41 Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd has reenergized President Biden and Washington lawmakers aiming for refo

'I just feel so relieved.' Minneapolis reflects on New! 2021-04-20 18:55:14Across the Minneapolis area, people celebrated the news that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Full Coverage: The world reacts to Derek Chauvin's New! 2021-04-20 18:31:10The world reacts after a Minneapolis jury found former police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty for the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.

Hollywood hails Chauvin guilty verdict: 'Today we can New! 2021-04-20 18:30:18After Derek Chauvin was found guilty in George Floyd's murder, celebs such as Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans and RZA weighed in on socia

Photos: A nation reacts to guilty verdict in New! 2021-04-20 17:46:47Reaction to verdict in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin is guilty of murdering George Floyd New! 2021-04-20 17:08:34The landmark case has riveted a nation wrestling with the issues of police brutality and racial injustice it raised.

Prosecutors' challenge in Capitol riot probe: The Oath 2021-04-20 07:00:53The Justice Department faces challenges in seeking to prosecute Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes because he stayed outside the building.

In risky gambit, backers of ailing Russian opposition 2021-04-20 05:00:59Defying Putin, backers of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny call for mass protests Wednesday

Ingenuity, NASA's helicopter that could, soars over Mars 2021-04-19 23:23:05NASA's experimental Mars helicopter rises from the dusty red surface into the planet's thin air, achieving the first powered flight on another plane

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NASA delays launch of ISS-bound SpaceX rocket with New! 2021-04-21 07:56:07A crewed SpaceX mission to the International Space Station has been postponed by a day due to concerns over the weather, NASA said Wednesday.

Football Super League plan in tatters as more New! 2021-04-21 07:37:04The European Super League can no longer proceed, Juventus boss Andrea Agnelli confirmed on Wednesday, as Spain's Atletico Madrid, Ital

France ‘to start easing Covid-19 travel restrictions in New! 2021-04-21 06:22:06France plans to lift travel restrictions and ease a nationwide curfew on May 2 on expectations that daily Covid-19 cases will soon begin falling, a so

Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of slain president, emerges New! 2021-04-21 05:23:24The youthful general Mahamat Idriss Deby, who stood watch over his late father as head of the presidential guard, is set to take over as Chad's

South Korea's 'comfort women' lose compensation claim against New! 2021-04-21 03:58:39A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld Japan's state immunity to dismiss a lawsuit raised by a group of women who were forced to work in

EU agrees to be carbon neutral by 2050 New! 2021-04-21 02:25:25The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that should make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agr

Doctors denied access to a ‘very weak’ Navalny New! 2021-04-21 00:15:27Alexei Navalny’s doctors were again denied access Tuesday to the jailed Kremlin critic, as lawyers for the hunger-striking opposition figure sai

US-backed Afghan peace talks in Turkey postponed, officials New! 2021-04-20 23:43:04A Washington-backed Afghan peace conference in Turkey has been postponed due to the Taliban’s non-participation, three sources told Reuters on T

China’s Xi to attend US-hosted climate summit, in New! 2021-04-20 22:59:33China’s President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world&r

‘Painfully earned justice’: Americans, world leaders react to New! 2021-04-20 19:58:13Politicians, rights activists and family members and even world leaders reacted with jubilation and relief Tuesday as sacked Minneapolis policeman Der

Jury finds ex-police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of New! 2021-04-20 17:15:57The jury in the high-profile trial of the white former police officer Derek Chauvin found him guilty on Tuesday of second degree murder, third degree

Chauvin verdict a ‘giant step forward’ in fight 2021-04-20 13:31:59President Joe Biden said Tuesday the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a gian

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Putin says Russia developing high-tech nuclear & laser New! 2021-04-21 09:07:24 Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the vast majority of the country’s Soviet-era atomic stockpile will soon be replaced by modern w

Israel doesn’t need the AstraZeneca jabs it ordered, New! 2021-04-21 09:02:07 Israel’s coronavirus response chief said the country is trying to divert millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine which have a

Dogecoin plunges after meme-inspired crypto frenzy pushed its New! 2021-04-21 08:56:21 The cryptocurrency inspired by the popular Shiba Inu meme, dogecoin, which was initially set up as a joke, took a dive after a record rally that saw

NFL’s Aldon Smith on the lam after warrant New! 2021-04-21 08:41:13 NFL star Aldon Smith is said to be on the run and could face up to eight years in prison after a warrant for his arrest was issued over an alleged at

Putin outlines national priorities to restart economy & New! 2021-04-21 08:32:49 The Russian government took unprecedented measures to support the economy through the coronavirus pandemic, saving five million jobs, President Vladi

Numbers game: Supporter study shows just how flawed New! 2021-04-21 08:17:58 New figures show just how ready fans around the world were to boycott the widely-derided European Super League, although the feeling among potential

UK’s London Bridge station evacuated as emergency services New! 2021-04-21 08:17:45 Helicopters are hovering above London Bridge station, where passengers have been evacuated following a security alert. Operators have said trains are

Putin promises ‘asymmetrical’ response to any threats made New! 2021-04-21 08:08:07 Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a stern warning to anyone threatening the national security of Russia, telling officials that those respon

Syria’s long-time ruler, Bashar Assad, submits candidacy for New! 2021-04-21 08:04:14 The Syrian president has put his name forward to run for a fourth term as the country’s leader in an election planned for May 26. The election

Thousands gather in Berlin to protest more Covid New! 2021-04-21 08:03:52 Demonstrators have gathered in the thousands in the German capital as the nation’s parliament debates whether to give Merkel’s government

Myanmar military’s violent post-coup crackdown displaces 250,000 – New! 2021-04-21 07:51:29 Violent clashes between the Myanmar military and anti-coup protesters in the wake of the junta’s coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi from power

BBC visits Krasnoyarsk, tells us nothing about Siberia New! 2021-04-21 07:45:52 Russia’s distant provinces are little known, and any effort to tell us more is welcome. Unfortunately, a BBC report from Siberia fails to illum

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Xi Jinping to attend Joe Biden's climate summit New! 2021-04-21 14:35:06

London Bridge station evacuated as police investigate suspicious New! 2021-04-21 14:00:28London Bridge station in central London was evacuated on Wednesday after police were called to investigate reports of a suspicious item on board a tra

German lawmakers vote on 'emergency brake' virus rules New! 2021-04-21 13:48:19German lawmakers voted Wednesday on a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronaviru

EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses New! 2021-04-21 13:44:06European Union officials unveiled proposals Wednesday for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could

Queen Elizabeth II thanks public after husband's death, New! 2021-04-21 13:20:18Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday thanked well-wishers for their messages of support after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, as she turned 95 and

Disneyland Paris to host mass Covid vaccination site New! 2021-04-21 12:55:48Disneyland Paris, normally Europe's biggest tourist attraction, will from Saturday host a mass Covid vaccination site at its convention centre as Fra

Majority of nations approve suspending Syria's OPCW rights New! 2021-04-21 12:47:55In an unprecedented vote Wednesday, member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog suspended Syria's voting rights at the organization as a pu

Germany plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan New! 2021-04-21 12:24:21Germany's defence ministry on Wednesday said it planned to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in early July, after the United States announced plan

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad New! 2021-04-21 12:13:26Rebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital N'Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to brin

Biden says he told Floyd's daughter, 'daddy did New! 2021-04-21 12:09:55

Vladimir Putin, in annual address, lauds Russia's vaccine New! 2021-04-21 11:53:06Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the nation Wednesday amid a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on opposition protests and soa

Seoul court rejects sexual slavery claim against Tokyo New! 2021-04-21 11:39:27A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by South Korean sexual slavery victims and their relatives who sought compensation from the Japanes

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‘Relief’ of Chauvin trial verdict must spark change New! 2021-04-20 23:34:12Experts say the George Floyd case and resulting verdict were a rare case of accountability within a system that needs to be reformed, and are hopeful

Trudeau says death of George Floyd was a New! 2021-04-20 22:23:41Floyd's death sparked protests around the globe, including in Canada, where the treatment of racialized Canadians was brought into sharp focus.

Crowds react with joy, wariness after Derek Chauvin New! 2021-04-20 20:51:03Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Netflix shares fall 11% as subscriber growth slows New! 2021-04-20 20:49:21Roughly 3.98 million people signed up for Netflix from January through March, below the 6.25 million average projection of analysts surveyed

Biden says Chauvin verdict a ‘step forward,’ but New! 2021-04-20 20:03:21'This can be a moment of significant change,' Joe Biden said of the guilty verdict in the trial of the ex-police officer responsible for the death o

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder, manslaughter New! 2021-04-20 17:10:29Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

Grizzly bear fatally mauls backcountry guide near Yellowstone New! 2021-04-20 14:46:46The man was fishing alone when the grizzly attacked him near Yellowstone National Park, officials said.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe despite possible blood New! 2021-04-20 14:32:49The review of a handful of cases prompted a pause in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and the United States last we

Russia rejects West’s criticism of move closing foreign 2021-04-20 11:40:37Ukraine last week protested the Russian move to close broad areas of the Black Sea near Crimea to foreign navy ships and state vessels until November.

Man hurls rabid bobcat across his lawn to 2021-04-20 10:42:12Surveillance footage shows a North Carolina husband springing into action during a driveway encounter with a bobcat.

As Derek Chauvin’s verdict looms, National Guard patrols 2021-04-20 08:48:01More than 3,000 National Guard soldiers, along with police officers, state police, sheriffs deputies and other law enforcement personnel have flooded

Britain, Israel explore ‘green travel corridor’ after vaccine 2021-04-20 07:53:20Israel's Foreign Ministry gave no timeline for implementing such a measure, which apparently would apply only to vaccinated travellers.


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