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Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 9:13 AM

LONDON (AP) — Bowing to the inevitable, Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader in two weeks, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump is delivering another US$16 billion in aid to farmers hurt by his trade policies, an effort to relieve economic pain among his supporters in rural America and another sign that the United States-China trade...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:28 AM

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May’s fate looked sealed...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:27 AM

HAVANA (AP): Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a programme to revamp the decrepit and ageing network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:27 AM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP): The mystery of whether Governor Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:27 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 2:15 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May backed down Thursday from plans to seek Parliament’s support for a Brexit bill already rejected by much of her Conservative Party. But she has not, as yet, caved in to demands she...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 11:52 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Attorney General’s Office is suing multinational tobacco companies to recover costs by the public health care system in treating smoking-related illnesses. The suit, filed against British American...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 10:01 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit a couple of the...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 9:20 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May was due to...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

TEHRAN (AP): Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said yesterday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region....

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:13 AM

NAIROBI (AP): Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia’s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital yesterday, police said. Former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:12 AM

JAKARTA (AP): Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month’s presidential election....

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:12 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country’s new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa’s lawmakers were sworn into the...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in yesterday against a growing push by both rivals and former allies to remove her from office as her attempts to lead Britain out of the European Union appeared to be headed for a dead end. May...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 4:20 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano’s mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 10:35 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 9:16 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

HUNTSVILLE, AlaBAMA (AP): Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. “We have actually had many...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:14 AM

MANILA (AP): A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred for hours Tuesday from entering Hong Kong. Conchita Carpio-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Amnesty International launched a campaign called ‘Brazil for Everyone’ Tuesday to counter what it calls President Jair Bolsonaro’s “anti-human-rights” agenda. The group said that Bolsonaro’s rhetoric against human rights...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 4:27 PM

LONDON (AP) — In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union — but only if they...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 8:59 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between...

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