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Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 10:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders today said the president wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to "sanctuary cities," but it was not the preferred solution to fix the straining...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:48 AM

LONDON (AP): More than 70 British lawmakers have urged the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him. The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:47 AM

CAIRO (AP): Sudanese activists said on Saturday that 16 people, including a soldier, have been killed in the two days since the military forced President Omar al-Bashir from power amid months of anti-government protests, while the military met with...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:46 AM

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP): United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making the economic and political crisis in Venezuela a central theme of his four-day Latin America tour. Paraguayan Foreign Minister Luis Castiglioni said Saturday that a...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, telling the Internal Revenue Service that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government’s failure to...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:44 AM

MONTREAL (AP): A proposal to ban many public employees from wearing religious clothing is creating a fiery debate in the Canadian province of Quebec, where people are fighting to freely practise their religion – or to be free of it. The measure...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 11:06 AM

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage today launched a campaign for an election that may never take place to an institution he routinely insults — the contest for U.K. seats in the European Parliament. Britain...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:36 AM

LONDON (AP): Granted a Brexit reprieve by the European Union (EU), British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers yesterday to pause, reflect on the need for compromise – and then fulfil their “national duty” to approve a divorce deal and take...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): United States attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings, federal...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:33 AM

LONDON (AP): A bearded and shouting Julian Assange was pulled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and hauled into court yesterday, the start of an extradition battle for the WikiLeaks founder who faces US charges related to the publication of...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Germany's foreign minister says the delay granted to Britain on leaving the trade bloc should be used to determine how to avoid a no-...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 9:41 AM

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 3:00 p.m. A judge in London has found WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange guilty of breaching his bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Vatican has invited South Sudan’s president and opposition leader for a two-day spiritual retreat meant to foster peace and build confidence in a fragile peace deal after the country’s five-year civil war. South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

WELLINGTON (AP): New Zealand’s Parliament has passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military-style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and dozens wounded. A bill outlawing...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON (AP): WikiLeaks yesterday accused the Ecuadorian government of spying on Julian Assange as tensions mounted between the WikiLeaks founder and his hosts. The group’s editor-in-chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson, told a news conference that Assange’s...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:16 AM

SAN PEDRO SULA (AP): Hundreds of Honduran migrants, many carrying young children, set out in a caravan for that country’s border with Guatemala yesterday, hoping to reach the United States. Some of those who gathered at the San Pedro Sula bus...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 1:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 10:02 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just two days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders opened talks Wednesday to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): With nearly everyone fully resigned to Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU), two questions took centre stage Tuesday: How – and when – to get the United Kingdom politely out the door. EU leaders will confront British...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

NEW YORK (AP): New York City declared a public-health emergency on Tuesday over a measles outbreak centred in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighbourhood. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:22 AM

ALBANY, NY (AP): State lawmakers in New York proposed new rules Tuesday for regulating home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb that would replace regulations that cracked down on short-term rentals in New York City. The legislation introduced in...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Football fan claims in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalised licence plate he said would celebrate his favourite team but which the DMV...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A federal judge in New York is ordering the Trump administration to stop denying green card applications for certain young immigrants because of their age. A programme that’s existed since 1990 lets immigrants under 21 who have left...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he will release 10 years of his tax returns before April 15. Sanders had been promising to release a decade’s worth of tax returns for more than a month. He declined to do so during the 2016 presidential race,...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Federal authorities said Tuesday that they have broken up a US$1.2-billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopaedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centres. The Justice Department announced...

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