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Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 4:06 PM

PARIS (AP) — France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, the country’s transport minister said Tuesday. The “ecotax” costing between 1.50...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 2:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern. The 2nd U.S....

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 11:35 AM

LONDON (AP) — In a significant shift, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party says the government should hold a referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc. Leader Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will campaign...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 10:42 AM

CAIRO (AP) — The battle between rival militias for the Libyan capital has killed more than 1,000 people since it began in April, the U.N. said Tuesday, a grim milestone in a stalemated conflict partly fuelled by regional powers. Forces loyal...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 8:57 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests legalising recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens’ odds of using pot. One reason may be that it’s harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

GENEVA (AP): The UN’s human rights chief has challenged Trump administration policies and said she is “appalled” by the conditions facing detained migrants and refugees in the United States. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5 per cent, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass US sanctions amid heightened tensions between...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30. Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

LONDON (AP): The British government was hunting on Monday for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.” British officials are...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 5:06 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline cancelling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favour of a European...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 3:25 PM

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister says European Union leaders would feel a “great deal of reluctance” about giving Britain another delay to Brexit. Leo Varadkar said Monday that many EU countries felt “very...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 2:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him in an indictment unsealed Monday of...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 1:47 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Airways is facing a 183 million-pound ($229 million) fine over a breach that compromised information on half a million customers — the biggest penalty to date under new, tougher regulations and one that is likely...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 11:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 9:14 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister today, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 8:58 AM

LONDON (AP) — The British government was today hunting for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain's ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump's administration "dysfunctional" and...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, breaking another limit set under the accord and further heightening tensions with the US...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON (AP): Leaked diplomatic cables published Sunday in a British newspaper reveal that Britain’s ambassador to the United States described President Donald Trump’s administration as deeply divided, incompetent and unlikely to show meaningful...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): Several African heads of state gathered in Niger’s capital Sunday to launch a continent-wide free trade area that represents an estimated market of $3.4 trillion. The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to create a single...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 4:38 PM

LONDON (AP) — Details about what prosecutors have called one of Britain’s largest-ever modern day slavery rings have emerged with the conviction of eight people originally from Poland. Prosecutors say more than 400 victims were forced...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 2:23 PM

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man who apparently fell overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Victory. The agency says it was notified Thursday that a Carnival cruise ship crewmember fell overboard about 30...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:30 PM

CLIMAX, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is the latest state considering a ban on smokable hemp, a product that’s exploding along with the health craze surrounding a compound in the plant known as CBD. Besides federal regulations laid out in...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 9:47 AM

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC  – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) and the World Bank have issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST)...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 9:21 AM

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — So far, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has secured about $355 million from two groups of defendant drugmakers in the state’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and he’s trying to make the case that...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 3:25 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks....

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