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Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:07 AM

HAVANA (AP): Cuba has publicly laid out the rules governing the extensive, long-standing surveillance and undercover investigation of the island’s 11 million people. A new decree approved by President Miguel Díaz-Canel on October 8 and made public...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 3:44 PM

ST PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Amazon has pulled more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous mercury levels off its website after pushback from Minnesota public-health and environmental activists. The Seattle-based company...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 11:17 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effect:...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 9:58 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:34 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): In riveting testimony, a former national security official testified yesterday that a United States ambassador clearly carried out a “domestic political errand” for President Donald Trump on Ukraine, undercutting a main line of the...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:33 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): Israel’s attorney general yesterday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralysed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step towards launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:32 AM

BVI to provide emergency flights for visitors ahead of hurricanes TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC): The government of the British Virgin Islands says plans will soon be implemented to provide emergency airlifts for visitors if a hurricane is...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A divided United States House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalise and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 11:40 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman charged with a crime after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home is fighting the case that could force her to register as a sex offender, citing a court ruling that overturned a topless ban in...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 10:37 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily halted the first federal execution in 16 years as a lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues. US District Judge Tanya S. Chutka said in a Wednesday evening ruling...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): Britain’s Prince Andrew said Wednesday he is stepping back from public duties with the queen’s permission. Andrew said it has become clear to him in recent days that his association with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:23 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’s pleased that the “political battles” in Washington have put on the back-burner accusations that Russia interfered in US elections. "Thank God,” he told an economic forum in the Russian...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:22 AM

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday accused the top US diplomat in the country of working closely with José Daniel Ferrer, the detained head of one of the country’s largest opposition groups. The accusations against charge d’affaires Mara Tekach were a...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will conduct a national citizen survey to weed out those living illegally in the country, the government said Wednesday. Home Minister Amit Shah said people from all religions who can prove they are Indian citizens will be...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 3:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman swindled money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police that involved cutting them, according to criminal charges filed against her. Yuridia Hernandez Linares, 36...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting off power to people in the San Francisco Bay Area and portions of California’s northern coast amid warm and windy weather that can help fan wildfires. The utility is...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 9:45 AM

MADRID (AP) — Two Spaniards who were among a group of five men convicted earlier this year of raping a woman were each sentenced Wednesday to an additional three years and three months in prison for having made videos of the rape with their...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP): Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago....

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper”. Another said it was “unusual”. The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records. Guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas were accused in a grand jury indictment of...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 3:16 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing “credible...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Fifty-nine-year-old Arlington Hinds of Eagle Path Way in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew is suspected to have committed suicide at his house on Monday. The police report that about 11:15 a.m. a relative found Hinds hanging from a grille...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 11:34 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago...

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