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Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:22 AM

LONDON (AP): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday downplayed the likelihood of reaching a US-China trade deal before next year’s elections — and then shrugged off the tailspin that his remarks caused in the stock market. Speaking in...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:11 AM

HARARE(AP): About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations (UN) said Tuesday, noting a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s hitting women and children...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

ROSEAU (AP): Protesters trying to cancel national elections have blocked roads leading to the main airport on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Supporters of the opposition United Workers’ Party set up ­burning roadblocks on the two main...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 3:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s banking records but said sensitive personal information should be protected. A three-judge...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:48 PM

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A United States Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country’s military learn marksmanship and defeat “thugs” causing instability there,...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 9:25 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population faces severe hunger amid a devastating drought and economic collapse, the United Nations said Tuesday, noting a “vicious cycle of skyrocketing malnutrition that’s...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:44 AM

ROSEAU (CMC): Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Monday night accused the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) and its leadership of fermenting violence in the run-up to the December 6 general election after supporters burnt tyres and...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:30 AM

LONDON (AP): The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells BBC Panorama in an interview to be...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:24 AM

PARAMARIBO (AP): More than 1,500 supporters welcomed Suriname President Desi Bouterse as he returned Sunday to the South American country just days after a court convicted him in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents. Bouterse dismissed the...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:23 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): An International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper has confirmed that Caribbean countries are highly exposed to external factors. Using data from 1980-2017, the paper, titled The Caribbean and Its Linkages with the World: A GVAR...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:23 AM

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says the delay in enacting the Freedom of Information Act here is because St Vincent and the Grenadines is awaiting its regional counterparts as the Caribbean attempts to coordinate similar-type...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s attorney general has officially submitted his indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, giving him 30 days to appeal for immunity. The 77-page indictment was made public on Monday, charging the long-time Israeli...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

YAKUTSK (AP): Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:16 AM

VILLA UNION (AP): The death toll from a weekend gun battle between a heavily armed drug cartel assault group and security forces near the United States-Mexico border has risen to 22, the state’s governor said on Monday. Coahuila Gov Miguel Riquelme...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:14 AM

TIRANA (AP): Dozens of structural engineers from Europe and elsewhere are heading to Albania to help rebuild the country after a devastating earthquake last month killed 51 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, officials said. The European...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:13 AM

LONDON (AP): The woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 is asking the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre told BBC Panorama in an interview to be...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 4:20 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the death toll from the epidemic to more than 50 as authorities race to vaccinate...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 3:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire provinces and prompting authorities to plan the closure of Manila...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 11:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A blocked sewer main flooded basements Saturday with brown filth and left residents in the neighbourhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench. A water condition caused the backup, pushing...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 9:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm that snarled Thanksgiving travel across much of the country brought a messy mixture of rain, snow, sleet and wind to the East, slowing the Monday morning commute, closing schools and offices, and cancelling or delaying...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

LONDON (AP): Three of the five people who were killed or wounded in the London stabbing attack were former Cambridge University students or staff members who had gathered for an event designed to connect graduate students with prisoners, police and...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The House impeachment inquiry will enter a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote on Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office as he decides whether to...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 11:53 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say 11 people were shot in an early morning shooting on the edge of the city’s famed French Quarter. A police release says two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made. Police...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 10:43 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political leaders today sparred over who is responsible for the early release of a convicted extremist who launched a stabbing attack in central London that left two dead and injured three. After a one-day...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 10:36 AM

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Nine people died and three more were injured when a single-engine plane bound for Idaho crashed shortly after takeoff in South Dakota. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board told The Associated...

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