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Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 2:58 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday accused a US citizen recently arrested in the Caribbean nation of spying and planning to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest and...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 11:50 AM

WINTER PARK, Florida (AP) — A 70-year-old man was beaten after he asked a man who wasn’t wearing a mask to practice social distancing inside a central Florida gas station, police said. The two men began arguing around 7:30 p.m. on...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 9:20 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in southern Germany are considering imposing hefty fines against a 26-year-old American woman linked to a cluster of coronavirus cases in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including at a hotel that...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:11 AM

BRASILIA (AP): A vast swathe of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke. Preliminary figures from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, based on satellite images,...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:11 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced that a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down in a bid to bring...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:10 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP): President Donald Trump on Sunday aimed for further inroads with Latinos who could prove vital in closely contested states that could determine the White House race, promoting economic gains these voters made before the coronavirus...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:10 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, will be on a two-day visit this week, a senior Guyana government official has confirmed. Permanent Secretary in the foreign ministry, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell, told...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:10 AM

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): United States-based carrier JetBlue is set to launch a major Caribbean expansion in November, with new routes across the region from Aruba to St Maarten. In a recent announcement, the airline said that starting November 19, it...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:10 AM

NASSAU (CMC): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Royal Bahamas Police Marine Division and the United States Coast Guard were on Sunday continuing a search-and-rescue mission for several Haitian and Jamaican nationals reportedly...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:10 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 1,114 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:09 AM

KAMPALA (AP): The leaders of Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement for the construction of what they say will be the world’s longest heated oil pipeline, linking Uganda’s planned oilfields in the country’s west to the Indian Ocean port of...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:09 AM

MANILA (AP): A US Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman was deported on Sunday after a presidential pardon cut short his detention in a case that renewed outrage over a pact governing American military presence in the...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family will have to answer questions about the September 11 attacks in what lawyers for victims call a turning point in a long-running lawsuit, a federal judge ruled. US ...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 4:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their relatives, according to a new report that underscores that kids can bring the germ home and infect others. Scientists already know children can...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 2:57 PM

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to death on Friday for raping and killing a 9-year-old girl. Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Michelle Sisco affirmed a jury's unanimous death penalty recommendation for Granville...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 1:58 PM

PARIS — French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that the virus situation is “obviously worsening” in the country as health authorities recorded the biggest one-day jump in new cases since the pandemic began. Castex announced...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 11:58 AM

The number of daily deaths in the United States from the coronavirus is declining again after peaking in early August, but scientists warn that a new bout with the disease this fall could claim more lives. The arrival of cooler weather and the...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 9:30 AM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians on Friday welcomed what many people around the world might like to see: the beginning of a new year. Following a calendar seven years behind the Gregorian one used by much of the world, Ethiopians...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 9:17 AM

GRIDLEY, California (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that destroyed a foothill hamlet has become the state’s deadliest blaze of the year with 10 people confirmed dead — and the toll could climb as searchers look for 16...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 9:11 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for four former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd say that each client should get his own trial, as the officers try to diminish their roles in the Black man’s death by pointing...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 5:11 PM

LONDON (AP) — Instead of closing in on a future trade deal, the European Union and Britain entered a bitter fight Thursday over a planned British law that the EU says would constitute a serious violation of the Brexit divorce agreement and...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 3:24 PM

LONDON (AP) — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. The study participant in late-stage testing...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 2:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to end enhanced health screening of travellers from certain countries next week, and those visitors will no longer be funnelled through 15 large US airports. Those requirements were imposed in...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 10:57 AM

LONDON — The Secretary-General of the United Nations appealed to donor countries and others to pitch in $35 billion for a World Health Organization-led initiative that aims to speed the research and development of tests, treatments and...

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