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Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 9:01 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, and called for the United States and Canada to share any information they have on...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:23 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC): The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, says the hemispheric body is supportive of efforts to establish a new constitution for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:21 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Antigua and Barbuda says the Cuban revolution of 1959 represents “an incredible victory against wind and tide and a symbol of freedom in a world dominated by oppression”. Angiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne in a letter...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:20 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): The Bahamas government says it remains in the dark as to the reasons why France placed the country and three other countries, including Anguilla, on a list of countries deemed not to be cooperative enough with regard to...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 4:19 PM

Comedian Bill Cosby filed an appeal Thursday of a court decision last month that upheld his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home. The latest appeal — filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which does not...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 2:26 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain passed a major milestone on the road to Brexit when the House of Commons on Thursday approved a bill authorising the country’s departure from the European Union at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted by 330-231...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 1:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two United States officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. The crash came just a few hours...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:10 PM

SAN JUAN (AP) — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 9:21 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 9:18 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The crew of a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people on board, never made a radio call for help and was trying to turn back for the airport when the burning plane went down, an initial Iranian...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:33 AM

BOSTON (AP): A former employee at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair says in a federal lawsuit the company failed to adequately respond when she complained that a subordinate was sexually harassing her and then retaliated by firing her. Emily...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:33 AM

ISTANBUL (AP): The presidents of Turkey and Russia inaugurated the dual natural gas line connecting their countries yesterday, opening up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe and promising cooperation in trade and diplomacy. The...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:28 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP): Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party’s presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:28 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States (US) and Iran. Jumbled schedules could affect as many as 15,000 passengers per day,...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:28 AM

TORONTO (AP): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital. Trudeau said yesterday his foreign...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 4:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are suing a billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself, a move designed to ensure that the public always has access to the scenic stretch of sand. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 3:07 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said they are planning “to step back” as senior members of the royal family, a stunning revelation that underscores the wish of the couple to forge a new path for...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be “standing down” and said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran’s Tuesday ballistic missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing United States...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 11:47 AM

Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA) Western Office Janel Ricketts says the rehabilitation of the Somerton to Virgin Valley roadway in St James is now complete. The 800-metre stretch of roadway was repaired at a cost of $...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 9:32 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Changed flight plans were expected to inconvenience as many as...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 8:53 AM

SHAHEDSHAHR, Iran (AP) — A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:30 AM

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP): A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn yesterday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. The quake was followed by a...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:29 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP): A stampede broke out yesterday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a United States airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 10:09 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday (Tuesday night Jamaica time) firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 5:00 PM

WINONA, Minnesota (AP) — A man who complained on social media about his company’s holiday gift — barbecue sauce and a grill scraper — wound up getting fired for it. The man, a Canadian branch manager for Minnesota company...

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