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Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 2:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of colour return to their countries “were NOT Racist,” and he...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 11:24 AMAndre Lowe

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine’s national security service Ivan Bakanov said Tuesday that Mykhailo Rytikov was arrested...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 9:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:32 AM

PATNA (AP): After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:32 AM

CARACAS (AP): The Venezuelan government and the opposition are resuming talks aimed at ending the political crisis in their country. Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez said Monday on Twitter that he and the rest of the government’s...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:32 AM

MANILA (AP): The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalising a range of acts of sexual harassment, including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women’s groups have accused him of committing....

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:31 AM

LONDON (AP): A spokesman says British Prime Minister Theresa May thinks President Donald Trump used “completely unacceptable” language in his tweets about four Democratic congresswomen. Trump said the liberal lawmakers of colour should go back to...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:30 AM

BEIRUT (AP): In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms, surgical masks and red hard hats toil under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered last month. They have so far...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 5:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 4:20 PM

Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, is to stop using intermediaries — the well-connected individuals who help set up contracts in resource-rich countries. The Financial Times reports that the company, which trades...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 3:57 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s berating of four female lawmakers of colour but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist. Trump...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 1:32 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for soliciting the murder of her 76-year-old husband and helping to conceal his body. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Jackson County...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 10:32 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging homes and killing at least one person, officials said. Some people sent the night outdoors as numerous aftershocks rocked the Maluku island...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 9:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain’s new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 8:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border....

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

Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters yesterday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:20 AM

President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of colour as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the “broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” ignoring the fact that the women are American...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump today assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of colour as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came," ignoring the fact...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 9:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage struck the heart of Manhattan on the anniversary of a 1977 blackout— stranding passengers on subways, gridlocking drivers that had to navigate the streets without traffic lights and bringing the curtain...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 9:27 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's getting reports that a nationwide crackdown on immigrants facing deportation is already under way in his city. The sweeps were expected to start today, but de Blasio tweeted...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 4:30 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A High Court judge has sentenced a St Vincent and the Grenadines-born policeman to 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of having sex with his 11-year-old child in 2017. Justice Iain Morley issued an...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren’t required to submit to identification checks when getting off planes if there’s no law enforcement-related reason. The new policy...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 3:40 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 2:08 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man who admitted using blackmail to obtain nude pictures of about 100 girls and women has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Joshua P. Breckel of Mascoutah was accused in U.S. District Court...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:12 PM

LONDON (AP) — Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May has levelled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the country’s top post. May told...

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