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Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former US ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that he had an...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:22 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran’s supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation but want to stick their “...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump’s legal team for his upcoming Senate impeachment trial will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton. The...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:20 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP): Ukraine’s prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy – a former sitcom star with no previous political experience – knows nothing about the economy....

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven United States troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces,...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 10:10 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been charged with felony child neglect after she was accused of leaving six children with the body of an acquaintance who overdosed. Amber Barrett of Fargo also is charged with a misdemeanour count...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 9:17 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country’s president knows nothing about the economy. In a Facebook post, Oleksiy Honcharuk said that he...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:42 AM

JACKSON (AP): The Mississippi Supreme Court’s confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice. Even one of the...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A woman accused of stealing a dog at gunpoint in Maryland has been identified and charged, police said. Juanel Huff, 26, is in custody in Washington, DC, Prince George’s County police said in a news release Tuesday. The owner of...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party’s presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same winner. Each set of results represents a different...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:41 AM

KAMPALA (AP): The mocking of a Ugandan imam who unknowingly married a man in a Muslim ceremony highlights intolerance in the East African country, a gay-rights activist said Thursday. The imam, who says he did not know his partner was male, has...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:39 AM

Mexico City: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Monday urged Mexican authorities to open a credible and transparent investigation into the death of reporter Fidel Ávila Góme, whose body was found on January 7 near the state borders of...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:30 AM

PANAMA CITY (AP): Prosecutors in Panama said Thursday they have found the corpses of six children and one adult in a clandestine burial pit, where a religious sect was found torturing indigenous people in apparent exorcism rituals. Prosecutors...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:28 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Attorney General Dale Marshall, guaranteeing that “some people will face the court”, says the government has employed the services of a British law firm to assist in the investigations of several state enterprises. Marshall told...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Last week, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the attack on the Paris headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including eight members of its staff, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two United...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:24 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Fifteen years after re-establishing diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, Grenada on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to adhering to the One-China policy, while also expressing satisfaction with the level of...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BASSETERRE (CMC): Challenges faced by small island developing states and the federation’s preparation for its 2020 Mutual Financial Evaluation Report were discussed when Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris met with several high-level officials from...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:20 AM

The World Bank has expressed pessimism about Haiti’s global economic outlook after negative growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) of – 0.9 per cent in 2019. According to the World Bank, this negative trend should continue this year and into...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 1:42 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it’s seeing more reported cases of influenza so far this season than in recent years. The state’s online flu tracker shows the state has seen over 10,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 11:32 AM

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 9:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the United States Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for only the third trial to...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:28 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC): One medical doctor was killed and another seriously injured during a botched kidnapping after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway, south of here, early yesterday morning, the...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:28 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): National Security Minister Marvin Dames says the government is serious in its commitment to reduce crime in The Bahamas as it signed an agreement with the Trinidad-based AE Tactical, for body and dash cams for police...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:28 AM

CASTRIES (CMC): Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says his administration will be making “a concerted effort” to improve the tourism sector as the island recorded its highest number of stayover visitors. “For the first time in St Lucia’s history, we...

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