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Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 5:34 PM

JAMAICA, Iowa (AP) — The former mayor of a central Iowa community has been given two years of probation after pleading guilty to marijuana charges. Guthrie County court records say former Jamaica Mayor LaDonna Kennedy was sentenced and given...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:13 PM

EUREKA, Illinois (AP) — A nine-year-old central Illinois boy believed to have set a fire that led to the deaths of five family members has been arraigned on first-degree murder charges. The Journal Star in Peoria reports Woodford County...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 11:51 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s state Cabinet has agreed on a rent freeze for five years to counter rising rents in one of Germany’s hottest real estate markets. The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that Berlin’s left-wing...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 11:13 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that if lawmakers reject his accelerated three-day timetable for Brexit bill he will pull it and seek an election. Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Johnson told lawmakers that if they rejected the...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 10:06 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

AKCAKALE (AP): Angry over the US withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city hurled potatoes at departing American military vehicles as they drove by on Monday. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said US troops will stay in eastern Syria to...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand’s king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country’s queen, for her own benefit. The royal command by 67-...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

KINSHASA (AP): Congo’s presidency says at least 30 people have been killed and 16 others injured in a bus accident in southwestern Kongo Central province. The statement from President Felix Tshisekedi’s office says the provincial governor is...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 5:22 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain’s scheduled...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 1:33 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 9:31 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Toronto (AP): Even members of his own party say Canada’s Conservative leader is bland. They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flash and star power, and they’re counting on this very quality to help Andrew Scheer...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next year’s Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral golf resort in Florida. “I think he knows,” his acting chief of...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

KABUL (AP): US DefenCe Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans, all US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State (IS) group to prevent its...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 10:48 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today pressed ahead with plans to try to win parliamentary backing for his new Brexit deal even as the European Union began considering his grudging request to extend the looming Brexit...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 10:41 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Even members of his own party say Canada's Conservative leader is bland. They tout it as a virtue, the antidote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's flash and star power, and they're counting on this very quality to...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

London (AP): A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) beyond the end of the month, after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Indianna (AP): Some Indiana farmers have started harvesting their first legal crop of hemp without knowing for certain whether it will prove to be lucrative. President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill in December, legalising hemp. Since...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Barcelona (AP): The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded yesterday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain’s second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. “This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 4:23 PM

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the United States and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 1:41 PM

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers that left at...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 11:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year’s Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 9:18 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament is set to vote Saturday on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new deal with the European Union, a decisive moment in the prolonged bid to end the Brexit stalemate. Various scenarios may be put in...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:23 AM

ANKARA (AP): The United States (US) and Turkey agreed Thursday to a five-day ceasefire in the Turks’ attacks on Kurdish ­fighters in northern Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 miles away from the Turkish ­border. The arrangement...

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