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Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:15 AM

YEREVAN (AP): Several dozen activists blocked a highway in Armenia for hours yesterday while demanding that authorities release two men accused of killing three police officers during an armed takeover of a police station in 2016. The Sasna Tsrer...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:09 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): The European Parliament president warned European Union (EU) member states yesterday that they won’t have the support of lawmakers if they fail to back anambitious long-term budget for the bloc. European leaders will gather in...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 5:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it will give regulators the power to fine social media companies for harmful material on their platforms. Plans announced Wednesday would give the United Kingdom’s telecommunications watchdog,...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 1:49 PM

WESTON, Massachusetts (AP) — A Massachusetts man led state troopers on a 27-mile chase at speeds of up to 115 miles per hour early Wednesday morning before his car was stopped by a tire deflation device, state police said. The chase...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:22 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian prison service official with cancer shot himself dead in a Moscow courtroom Wednesday after being handed a three-year prison sentence on corruption charges, officials said. Local court and investigative...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 9:41 AM

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man with a sweet tooth who believes in smiles has become the world’s oldest male at 112 years and 344 days old, according to Guinness World Records. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born in Niigata in northern Japan in...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 9:13 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — One patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock. Two Russian women who were kept in isolation for possible inflection by a new virus say they...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:11 AM

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP): Assembly Republicans were set to hand Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul another defeat yesterday, scheduling a vote on a bill creating sexual assault evidence kit testing protocols after tacking on divisive provisions...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:11 AM

PARIS (AP): Postal operators in the United States, China and elsewhere say the suspension of flights to slow the spread of a deadly new virus is having a major impact on global flows of letters and parcels. In a note seen by The Associated Press,...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 3:21 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new name for the disease caused by the virus. Despite...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 9:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of United States service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said Monday, as more troops suffer the after effects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 9:27 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China remained mostly closed for business Tuesday, as the daily death toll from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total above 1,000. Despite the official end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday, many...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:23 AM

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) Two police officers were wounded and a gunman killed in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas yesterday morning, authorities said. Mayor Cedric Williams said at a news conference that the officers...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:09 AM

CAIRO (AP): Egypt’s legislature yesterday gave its initial approval for toughening up already-draconian antiterrorism laws, with amendments that include life sentences and capital punishment for funding terrorism, the state-run news agency said....

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:06 AM

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s heir apparent unexpectedly threw in the towel yesterday, plunging her conservative party into an even deeper crisis as it struggles to agree on its future political direction after losing votes to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:06 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): A leading Israeli opposition figure said yesterday that embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned a United States (US) initiative for ending conflict with the Palestinians into a campaign “stunt” by pushing for...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 5:18 PM

The government has received a blow to its plans to deport about 50 people to Jamaica after one of two legal actions to try to halt the scheduled flight succeeded. The UK Guardian is reporting that the Court of Appeal made the ruling in an...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 5:16 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia’s weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that a recent deluge in eastern parts of the country has drenched deadly fires and...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 4:13 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Caribbean Princess cruise was cut short following a gastrointestinal outbreak aboard the ship caused it to be denied entry to at least one island before it headed to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 3:19 PM

A high court judge has refused an emergency application to halt a charter flight scheduled to leave the United Kingdom on Tuesday with about 50 Jamaicans on-board. The UK Guardian reports that Justice Sir Nicholas Mostyn refused an application from...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 1:45 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The day Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick applied for an Illinois driver’s license upended her life. When a clerk offered to register her to vote in 2005, the Peruvian citizen mistakenly accepted, leading to long legal...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 10:42 AM

DARIEN, Connecticut (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him. Scott Hapgood, of Darien, says a hotel...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 9:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 9:32 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr Morais Guy says the government needs to urgently activate a quarantine area in western Jamaica as it is a  major gateway for travellers to the island in light of the Coronovirus epidemic. Guy argued that...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 9:07 AM

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ciara battered the United Kingdom and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers’...

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