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Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 10:18 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday replaced the head of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency amid continuing fallout from a controversial Vatican police raid on the agency’s offices that jeopardised the Holy See’s...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 9:28 AM

FRESNO, California (AP) — Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP): When the US Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighbourhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

HONG KONG (AP): Police launched a late-night operation Sunday to try to flush about 200 protesters out of a university campus on a day of clashes in which an officer was hit in the leg with an arrow and massive barrages of tear gas and water...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON (AP): British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public-relations disaster. In a rare...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia. As has so often been the case since President Donald...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Earlier this fall Dr Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris. The results Solomon was describing looked promising: Patients who took the medication had a lower...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 4:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg today apologised for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 11:42 AM

LONDON (AP) — Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson today as critics said leaks from the...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 11:34 AM

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit today by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 4:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 3:42 PM

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leadership says it has broken diplomatic ties with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and ordered Cuban medical teams to leave Bolivia. The announcement on Friday...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House opened a second day of Trump impeachment hearings Friday with a key witness: Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the president’s allies in a “smear...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:49 AM

SANTA CLARITA (AP): A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school yesterday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said....

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:48 AM

CAIMANERA, Cuba (AP): Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel travelled to the town at the gates of the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay yesterday and said that President Donald Trump’s hardening of the US embargo would fail to force concessions...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 5:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months. Nearly all of the bogus accounts were caught before they had a...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM

SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 11:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed making it tougher for asylum-seekers to obtain permission to work in the United States while their cases are pending, a move that immigrant advocates say would unfairly punish those who...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 9:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarised American public. Democrats say...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The main opposition United National Congress (UNC) said that the Cambridge Analytica (CA) whistle-blower, Christopher Wylie, “has not named a single person in Trinidad”, even as the government announced that it would...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:28 AM

President Donald Trump says he’s been “too busy” to watch the first public impeachment hearing. But he told reporters, as he meets with his Turkish counterpart in the Oval Office, that he’s “sure” he’ll “get a report” from staff on the hearing,...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): For the first time, a top diplomat testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” he wanted Ukraine to pursue that are central to the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor, the top US...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:26 AM

LONDON (AP): A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month’s election would be “disastrous’’ for the UK, in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 5:04 PM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 3:25 PM

Record throngs of travellers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than...

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