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Biden vows economic, other sanctions if Russia invades 2021-12-07 13:44:40President Biden on Tuesday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would impose economic and other sanctions if Moscow invades Ukraine.

Inclusion of women in military draft dropped from 2021-12-07 13:31:17Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees agreed Tuesday to strike from the annual defense authorization bill language that would requ

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UN court orders Azerbaijan, Armenia not to aggravate 2021-12-07 10:06:20THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Judges at the United Nations’ top court ordered Azerbaijan on Tuesday to protect all the prisoners it captur

Judge cleared to resume investigation into Beirut port 2021-12-07 10:00:02BEIRUT (AP) – A Lebanese court Tuesday cleared the way for the judge leading the state's investigation into last year’s massive explosion

Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2021-12-07 08:27:27MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a Moscow government services center and killed two people Tuesday, reportedly after being told to put on a

Japan holds drills in north as it faces 2021-12-07 07:38:55ENIWA, Japan (AP) – The earth shook and explosions boomed in the crisp winter air of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Tuesday, as do

Whistleblower: As Afghanistan fell, UK abandoned supporters 2021-12-07 05:12:19LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Foreign Office abandoned many of the nation’s allies in Afghanistan and left them to the mercy of the Taliba

China fumes, Uyghurs cheer, EU shrugs about U.S. 2021-12-07 02:55:02China on Tuesday slammed the U.S. for its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, but the move was hailed by Uyghur rights groups for drawi

What's behind Russia-Ukraine tensions? 2021-12-07 02:40:09MOSCOW (AP) – Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade it

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France detains one of the suspected killers of 2021-12-07 15:05:03One of the suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested at Roissy airport near Paris on Tuesday as he was about to board a fligh

Burundi prison fire leaves 38 dead and dozens 2021-12-07 13:52:42Government officials in Burundi say 38 inmates have been killed and dozens more injured in a prison fire in Gitega, the country's political capital.

IIHF says China can enter men's team in 2021-12-07 12:37:29China will take part in the men's hockey tournament at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing after initial concerns that the team would be embarras

Cheugy, omicron and dogecoin among this year's most 2021-12-07 12:14:34This year's list, compiled by the U.S. Captioning Company, identifies the words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television

Too much time scrolling? Instagram now urging teens 2021-12-07 10:10:36A day before the head of the company is scheduled to tell U.S. lawmakers about what it is doing to help keep kids safe online, Instagram is launching

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B 2021-12-07 08:53:35Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media compa

Bolsonaro dismisses vaccination requirement for entry into Brazil 2021-12-07 08:47:11Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday criticized Brazil's health regulator Anvisa for proposing a vaccination requirement for travellers arri

Biden warns Putin of 'consequences' if Russia invades 2021-12-07 03:15:18In a virtual meeting Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of "consequences" if he were to invade Ukra

Explainer: Why does Beijing have the Olympics again? 2021-12-07 01:33:53How did Beijing land the Winter Olympics so soon after it was host to the Summer Olympics in 2008? It will become the first city in Olympic history to

Justin Bieber performs in Saudi Arabia despite calls 2021-12-06 21:18:43The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom'

WHO advises against using blood plasma of recovered 2021-12-06 18:47:07The World Health Organization on Monday advised against using the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat those who are ill

Drake withdraws from 2022 Grammy consideration after getting 2021-12-06 16:59:44The organization behind the Grammys says Drake is taking himself out of contention for the celebrated music awards.

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Mexican kidnap-for-ransom ring that operated in Southern California New! 2021-12-07 21:41:52The defendants are accused of kidnapping nine people and demanding payment from the families. In some cases the victims, who included three U.S. citiz

On 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, survivors New! 2021-12-07 20:11:11Pearl Harbor

Legal counseling, Zumba, English classes: Afghans adjust to New! 2021-12-07 16:00:00The U.S. is working to resettle 38,000 Afghans temporarily housed at military bases around the country, including 11,000 at one in New Jersey.

'West Side Story' reportedly banned in some Middle 2021-12-07 14:55:06Steven Spielberg's acclaimed 'West Side Story' remake won't screen in several Gulf nations after Disney reportedly refused to make censors' edits

Sidelining of tarnished icon Aung San Suu Kyi 2021-12-06 20:27:15The sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi is a blow to Myanmar's democratic aspirations, but worldwide fervor over her fate had already faded.

Biden to confront Putin about amassing troops on 2021-12-06 12:48:23President Biden will speak with the Russia president Tuesday. Russian troops amassing on its border with Ukraine have spurred fears of military confli

As Mexican cumbia band tours U.S. South, every 2021-12-06 06:00:01Los Ángeles Azules have been making music for four decades. The Mexican band's songs bring people together.

Myanmar sentences Aung San Suu Kyi; more verdicts 2021-12-06 02:06:26The verdicts come in what is seen as a sham trial to silence a flawed but popular democracy leader amid growing chaos in the Southeast Asian nation.

Bob Dole, forever the presidential hopeful, dies at 2021-12-05 12:10:24For decades he was at the center of Washington and the searing battles within the Republican Party.

A bomb, a death, a war's painful legacy: 2021-12-05 08:00:5220 years ago, Cody Prosser became the first Californian killed in Afghanistan. His death became emblematic of the war that followed, one friend says.

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India defence chief killed along with 12 others New! 2021-12-08 08:51:35India's Defence Chief Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other people were killed after a military helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southern I

UK's Johnson apologises for video of aides joking New! 2021-12-08 08:43:59British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday after a video surfaced showing his staff laughing and joking about a gathering in Downing

France frees Saudi arrested in case of mistaken New! 2021-12-08 08:15:32The Saudi man arrested on Tuesday at a Paris airport over suspected links to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was released on Wednesday after

New 'survival guide' helps Thai students fight sexual New! 2021-12-08 07:08:11Members of a group called “Bad Student” have been staking out the entrances of secondary schools and handing out “student survi

Omicron 'highly unlikely' to completely evade vaccine protections, says New! 2021-12-08 04:26:21The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains and is highly unlikely to completely evade vaccine protections and

Napoléon’s sword, firearms from 1799 coup sold for New! 2021-12-08 02:18:34The dress sword carried by Napoléon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 and five of his firearms sold at auction for nearly $2.9 million, U

Greener, fairer, but no new debt: What to New! 2021-12-08 01:34:31Olaf Scholz is set to take the helm as Germany’s new chancellor on Wednesday, leading a centre-left-led coalition that aims to make Europe's bi

Indonesian president visits survivors after volcanic eruption New! 2021-12-07 23:36:16Indonesia’s president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed at least 34 people and left thousands home

Olaf Scholz elected Germany’s chancellor, replacing Merkel with New! 2021-12-07 23:26:50German lawmakers elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as new chancellor on Wednesday, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel and pavi

New Caledonia vote on independence from France to New! 2021-12-07 21:57:11The Pacific territory of New Caledonia goes to the polls on Sunday for a third and final referendum on independence from France with ca

Australia joins US-led diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter New! 2021-12-07 20:08:08Australia will not send officials to the upcoming winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, joining a US diplomat

Trump's former chief of staff risks criminal charges New! 2021-12-07 19:46:32Donald Trump's former chief of staff said Tuesday he was no longer willing to cooperate with the probe into January's assault on the US Capitol

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Finland PM apologizes over Covid-related mishap New! 2021-12-08 09:07:32 Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologized for going out to a nightclub after coming into contact with Covid-infected person in her of

YouTube reveals staggering amount of incorrect copyright claims New! 2021-12-08 08:26:12 In a first-of-a-kind report, YouTube revealed that in just the first half of 2021 the site received over 729 million copyright claims, of which over

Russia blocks Tor: Here’s what you need to New! 2021-12-08 07:55:34 Russia's media watchdog has added the main website of the Tor Project to a list of restricted addresses. It responded with a call to ramp up support

India’s chief of defence staff confirmed dead in New! 2021-12-08 07:53:02 General Bipin Rawat was killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, which claimed the lives of 12 other people and left one survivor. R

Police investigating sudden death of coach that has New! 2021-12-08 07:48:29 The sudden death of a popular Russian Premier League coach has mystified his colleagues and friends, with Russia national team boss Valeri Karpin and

Russia sells more chocolate than world-renowned exporter New! 2021-12-08 07:48:17 For the first time ever, Russia has entered the top 10 of the world’s chocolate exporters, beating ​the famed Swiss chocolatiers in terms

Falsely arrested ‘Khashoggi killer’ released in France – New! 2021-12-08 07:45:16 A Saudi national arrested in France on suspicion of being involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is reportedly set to be released. French official

Adored by Chelsea fans, but what has Roman New! 2021-12-08 07:08:30 Chelsea’s visit to St. Petersburg this week offers another reminder of the impact Roman Abramovich has had on the English club, but the oligarc

‘Bitcoin inventor’ claims multibillion-dollar victory New! 2021-12-08 07:08:18 Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, who claims to be the creator of bitcoin, won a major US court case over the estate of former business par

US embassy rejects claims of Afghan-style evacuation from New! 2021-12-08 06:55:05 American diplomats in Kiev have rejected claims in Western media that Washington is reviewing how to ensure government personnel and citizens can be

Biden to discuss Putin proposals with NATO – New! 2021-12-08 06:53:47 American President Joe Biden said that he would confer with NATO about the possibility of providing guarantees about the bloc’s expansion after

UK broadcasters ditch acronym for minorities as not New! 2021-12-08 06:38:31 Four major British broadcasters have agreed to avoid using the acronym BAME, which means “black, Asian and minority ethnic”, following th

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Spanish police officers brave frozen reservoir to rescue New! 2021-12-08 12:14:23Two Spanish police officers waded into a frozen reservoir to rescue a stranded dog as a cold front arrived in the northern part of the country, police

Olaf Scholz voted in to replace Merkel as New! 2021-12-08 10:13:08Germany's parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as the country's ninth post-World War II chancellor, opening a new era for the European Union's most p

Maxwell said 'I had a great body for New! 2021-12-08 07:29:22"I was fully nude and she came in and she felt my boobs and my hips and my buttocks and said that ... I had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his frie

Taliban fighters now manning checkpoints in Afghan cities New! 2021-12-08 06:52:13

Afghans wait and worry at US bases after New! 2021-12-08 06:35:40

Sword carried by Napoleon in coup sold at New! 2021-12-08 06:26:44The dress sword carried by Napoleon Bonaparte when he staged a coup in 1799 and five of his other firearms sold at auction for more than $2.8 million,

Top WHO, US scientists say Omicron no worse New! 2021-12-08 06:12:47

'Highly unlikely' existing vaccines will fail against Omicron: New! 2021-12-08 03:59:45Omicron does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Covid variants, and is "highly unlikely" to fully dodge vaccine protections, a to

Tokyo to recognise same-sex partnership: Governor New! 2021-12-08 03:59:31Japan is the only nation of the Group of Seven countries that does not recognise same-sex unions, and its constitution stipulates that "marriage shal

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi arrested New! 2021-12-08 03:43:55The official said the suspect was being held on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant. He requested not being named in accordance with the French just

Myanmar democracy in new era as Suu Kyi New! 2021-12-08 03:42:39

Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing New! 2021-12-08 03:36:44

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U.S. CEO fires 900 employees over three-minute Zoom New! 2021-12-07 16:59:16Just three weeks out from Christmas, the CEO said each terminated employee would receive about a month's severance pay and three months of benefits.

Germany will act if Russia invades Ukraine, possibly New! 2021-12-07 15:52:15U.S. officials told Congress they have been in contact with their German counterparts in the event of an invasion, a congressional aide told Reuters.

Suicide pods now legal in Switzerland, providing users 2021-12-07 14:21:57The sarco pods allow users to push a button from the inside, which floods the interior with nitrogen, lowering the oxygen level, killing the user pain

Belarus imposes ban on Canadian and other Western 2021-12-07 13:10:06The ban, which will come into force on Jan. 1 and last six months targets the European Union, the United States, Canada, Britain, Norway and some othe

Amazon Web Services seeing widespread outages, impacting major 2021-12-07 12:31:37Amazon Web Services provides servers, storage, email, and a number of other services to these platforms -- effectively keeping large parts of the inte

Hawaii braces for more bad weather, threatened by 2021-12-07 10:21:43Weather officials said Hawaii's storms bring the threat of extreme flooding in the coming days, leaving many eloping couples without weddings and tou

Explainer: What’s at the centre of the Russia-Ukraine 2021-12-07 07:14:00Russian President Vladimir Putin has pushed for Western guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine, and the buildup could reflect an atte

Germany’s Angela Merkel retires, was country’s first ever 2021-12-07 07:03:01Angela Merkel was credited with raising Germany’s profile and influence, working to hold a fractious EU together, managing a string of crises an

Omicron COVID-19 variant spreading, but will it become 2021-12-07 06:48:47Some scientists, poring over data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, suggest omicron could emerge the victor over the delta variant.

China warns U.S. diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics 2021-12-07 02:56:23The White House says U.S. government officials will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics because of China's human rights "atrocities," though U.S. athl

Drake withdraws his two 2021 Grammy nominations 2021-12-06 17:39:12It's not yet known why the Toronto rapper asked to be withdrawn.

Chinese rover spots odd, cube-shaped object on the 2021-12-06 17:12:55Yutu-2, the Chinese moon rover, will spend the next two to three months travelling closer to the object to check it out.

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