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Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 4:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 3:58 PM

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff. The Treasury Department...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:19 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 9:27 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They pay anywhere from $20,000 to sometimes more than $50,000 to...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

CHIMANIMANI (AP): The Red Cross says it is sending emergency sanitation and water facilities to the hard-hit Mozambique port of Beira and is appealing for 10 million Swiss francs to help 75,000 of the worst affected people. Jamie LeSueur, who heads...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it’s not ready to make a determination on recognising opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters at a press conference yesterday: “At this point, there...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

CARACAS (AP): Masked security forces detained a key aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a raid on his home early yesterday, arriving in a convoy of vehicles and breaking down his door in a show of force that escalated tensions with...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 1:30 PM

MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages’ lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade. Officers from the national...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 9:39 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:11 AM

MILAN (AP): A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones yesterday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said yesterday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances towards an agreement that would have the United States government guarantee some US$10...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 10:52 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But an exasperated EU said Britain would have to...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 4:57 PM

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn’t anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby none of...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 4:28 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security....

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 3:01 PM

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 238...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 9:44 AM

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania paediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 9:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:24 AM

ALGIERS (AP): Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui struggled to form a new government on Monday as candidates sought to keep their distance from unpopular President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of month-long nationwide protests. Bedoui was...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:23 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. Cyclone Idai is...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

ISTANBUL (AP): Turkey’s president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, to comment on what he called rising Islamophobia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed the clips over the weekend...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 3:51 PM

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 2:52 PM

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 11:32 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have by killed by Cyclone Idai. Speaking to state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said Monday that although the official death count is currently 84, he...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 9:56 AM

The Washington Post is reporting that the US Supreme Court today indicated that it will consider whether Lee Boyd Malvo, the teenage half of the Beltway snipers who terrorised the Washington region 16 years ago, may challenge his sentence of life...

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