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Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:09 AM

DUBAI (AP): Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the UN nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP): This coming weekend, CNN’s Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000’s disputed election so spectacularly wrong. It’s...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:08 AM

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human-rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention, or speak...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): The Barbados parliament has given the green light to the extension of the current state of emergency to March 27 next year even as the opposition said that the Mia Mottley administration was sending a mixed signal regarding the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): A convoy of cars decorated with American flags and Trump 2020 banners on Tuesday drove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, holding a rally outside the US Embassy in support of the American president ahead of next week’s election. Some two...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP): Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency. A college history professor who last...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:06 AM

BELMOPAN (CMC): Belizean health authorities say they will request that the government impose a curfew on the night of the general elections here as a result of the increased cases in coronavirus (COVID-19). The National Oversight Committee (NOC)...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:05 AM

MADRID (AP): Leopoldo López, the Venezuelan politician who for years has led the biggest challenge to the government of Nicolás Maduro, has pledged from his self-imposed exile in Spain to continue fighting to “free” his homeland. López, who spent...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:12 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Monday that NATO and Russia should conduct mutual inspections of each other’s military bases to secure a moratorium on the deployment of new missiles in Europe, following last year’s demise of...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:12 AM

BEIJING (AP): China has ordered six United States-based news media to file detailed information about their operations in China, the latest volley in a monthslong battle with the Trump administration. A foreign ministry statement issued late Monday...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:12 AM

THE HAGUE (AP): An 87-year-old Rwandan arrested in France was transferred to the custody of a United Nations court in The Netherlands on Monday, nearly 23 years after he was first indicted for his alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide in his...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:11 AM

PARIS (AP): A French doctor warned Monday that his country has “lost control of the epidemic,” a day after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new coronavirus cases as nations across Europe enact more sweeping restrictions to try to slow...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 8:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Supreme Court by a deeply divided Senate with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 5:08 PM

LONDON (AP) — Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking, police said Monday. Hampshire Police said the men, believed to be from Nigeria,...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 4:32 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the US are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 3:39 PM

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central United States Gulf Coast at...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 2:20 PM

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says national lockdowns could be avoided to fight the latest surge of coronavirus cases if people are willing to make sacrifices and “if everyone plays their part.” At a press briefing on...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:55 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A man was charged with lighting a fire in a Boston ballot drop box and damaging dozens of ballots, police said Monday. Worldy Armand, a 39-year-old Boston resident, was taken into custody late Sunday after drug control unit...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 10:29 AM

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central US...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 9:44 AM

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 9:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:13 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Guyana’s main opposition coalition, APNU+FC, has called for the resignation of Tourism Minister Oneidge Walrond. The call was made after Walrond admitted that she was a dual citizen when she was recently sworn in as...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:12 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): New York Attorney General Letitia James says she is leading a coalition of 22 attorneys general in continuing the fight to stop the Trump administration’s attempts to make it easier for healthcare providers to refuse to provide...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): Caribbean American Democratic New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has called on the city’s Board of Elections to establish more polling sites to accommodate the flood of voters, ahead of the November 3 election. “Across...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:08 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of emergency that includes an overnight curfew in hopes of not repeating the near collapse of the...

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