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Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

RIYADH (AP):If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. But the secretary of state had woken up in the capital of Saudi Arabia on Monday to find that President Donald Trump had tweeted a threat to NATO ally Turkey, warning of economic harm...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death yesterday in a drug-smuggling case as tensions heightened between the two countries over Canada's arrest last month of a top Chinese technology executive.In a sudden retrial, a Chinese...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 4:04 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighbourhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation. Maybe police were finally trying to head off a war...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 9:41 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May offered both a promise on workers’ rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. But the...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 9:36 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law-enforcement officials, concerned about his behaviour after he fired FBI Director...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS (AP):The new head of Venezuela's increasingly defiant congress was pulled from his vehicle and briefly detained by police Sunday, a day after the US backed him assuming the presidency as a way out of the country's deepening crisis.The...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 5:50 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummelled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 10:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behaviour after he...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 10:33 AM

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast yesterday morning in the Rue...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Nine years after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti and killed what some estimate to be more than 300,000 persons, the country is still suffering the debilitating effects, with very little to show from the massive international aid package...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:57 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, a U.S. defense official said Friday the process has begun with the removal of some...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 11:47 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week....

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 9:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 9:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 9:24 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Disruptions to air travel are possible if Britain leaves the European Union in March without a deal, the head of the leading association for airlines around the world warned Thursday. Alexandre de Juniac,...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 9:19 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country’s health ministry on Thursday called her the first child born to a mother who has recovered from the virus. “...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump was heading to Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the White House tried to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown. He said he thought "we're getting closer...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Britain's battle over Brexit turned into political trench warfare between Parliament and the government on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved EU divorce agreement back to lawmakers who appear determined to...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP):The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since October 31, 2018 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million.Police...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP):Guatemala's highest court issued a ruling Wednesday blocking President Jimmy Morales' decision to unilaterally end a United Nations (UN) anti-corruption commission.The commission, known by its Spanish initials as CICIG, has...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 2:37 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s battle over Brexit turned into political trench warfare between Parliament and the government Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved EU divorce agreement back to lawmakers who...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 2:28 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and highlighting...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:32 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government on Tuesday ruled out seeking an extension to the two-year period taking the country out of the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May continued to seek further concessions from the EU ahead of a...

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