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Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:11 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) : As the public appearances of President Jovenel Moïse fade with Haiti’s deepening political turmoil, dozens of people from political parties old and new are vying to become the country’s next leader as they seize on widespread...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:15 PM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 11:06 AM

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court held a hearing Wednesday into the case of a former brokerage manager who says he was forced from his job for taking paternity leave. Canadian Glen Wood wants to get back his former position of equity sales manager...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 9:36 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will limit rent increases for some people over the next decade after Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday aimed at combating a housing crisis in the nation’s most populous state...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 3:23 PM

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South American country.  Last week, Moreno...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified his fight with Congress Tuesday over the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, as the administration blocked a United States diplomat from testifying behind closed doors about the...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 9:51 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their “green card” interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 8:58 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union traded bad-tempered barbs Tuesday as the chances of a Brexit deal appeared to fade, with just over three weeks until the U.K.’s scheduled departure from the bloc. U.K. Prime Minister Boris...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:09 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Stones flew and barricades burned in Haiti’s capital on Monday as the country entered its fourth week of protests that have paralysed the economy. Opposition leaders asked supporters to gather in front of the National Palace to...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:08 AM

BERLIN (AP): Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change....

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:08 AM

LA PAZ (AP): A series of memes that have gone viral in Bolivia show President Evo Morales combatting raging forest fires with a toy water gun or a flamethrower while others superimpose his image on the original cast of the Ghostbusters film. Many...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 4:48 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The judge who gave a hug and Bible to a former Dallas police officer after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbour said Monday that she watched the woman change during her trial and wants her...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 1:32 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year. Yonas Yeshanew...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 10:20 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all criminal...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 9:21 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain must provide “more realism and clarity” if there is to be a Brexit deal with the European Union in time for the country’s scheduled departure date from the bloc at the end of this month, the Dutch...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:21 AM

KYIV (AP): Thousands rallied in Ukraine’s capital Sunday against the president’s plan to hold a local election in the country’s rebel-held east, a move seen by some as a major concession to Russia. Ukraine, Russia and Russia-backed separatists on...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:21 AM

STAVANGER (AP): Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy, who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019, would relish...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A second whistle-blower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistle-blower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, according to the...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:13 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government on Thursday restricted the export of 24 drugs as part of efforts to reduce shortages of some medicines, including hormone replacement therapy drugs, Hepatitis B vaccines and adrenaline pens. The...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday the White House is preparing a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally objecting to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry without an official vote. It’s expected to say the...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 9:47 AM

PARIS (AP) — An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:26 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): The operation dubbed ‘Find Jovenel Moïse’ organised by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti’s president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

NEW DELHI (AP): India announced an ambitious campaign on Wednesday aimed at eliminating single-use plastics within three years. Environment ministry official Chintan Mishra said efforts to “sensitise” the public against single-use plastics started...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): Prince Harry has lashed out at the British media for its treatment of his wife, Meghan, accusing it of hounding her the way it did his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a 1997 car crash while trying to elude paparazzi. “My deepest...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 4:47 PM

Jamaica-born Eric Irons, who was Britain's first black magistrate, has been honoured as part of Black History Month celebrations in the United Kingdom.   The BBC reports that a plaque has been unveiled at the National Justice Museum to...

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