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Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 11:28 AM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua released 50 more people Monday considered by the opposition to be political prisoners, jailed for their role in anti-government protests during months of political upheaval last year. The Interior Ministry...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 10:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a U.S. official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 9:32 AM

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — At first no one knew why the 5-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play. Some in the community blamed witchcraft but the real...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:20 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Opposition leaders in Haiti have launched a two-day strike that has paralysed the country’s capital as protesters demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise amid corruption allegations. Schools, businesses and government...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Authorities in the United States say the helicopter that struck a New York City skyscraper took off from a Manhattan helipad yesterday and was in the air for about 11 minutes before it crashed. Police Commissioner James O’Neill said...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:12 AM

TORONTO (AP): Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Trudeau said the specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science-based review, but the government is considering items...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:12 AM

LONDON (AP): Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday, when nominations were closing. The decision of who will replace Prime...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:12 AM

ROME (AP): An unusually large swarm of local locusts, estimated in the millions, is plaguing farmers raising sheep and other livestock in Sardinia. The Italian farmers’ lobby Coldiretti says it has asked for government help, even though it’s...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:12 AM

DUBAI AP): A young Saudi man, arrested when he was 13, could face execution for taking part in Shiite-led protests as a child, Amnesty International said. Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, is on trial for charges that include joining a “terror group” and “...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travellers — which it presumably collected at points of entry — have been exposed in a malicious cyber attack. The federal agency said Monday that...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 3:18 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. Trudeau said the specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science-based review, but the government is considering...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 2:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died. The Fire Department says the helicopter crash-landed on the top of the tower, which isn’t far from...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:11 PM

LONDON (AP) — Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday, when nominations were closing. The decision of who will...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 11:30 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. Democrats in the state Legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment Monday in...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption have paralysed much of the Haitian capital as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. Demonstrators burned tires and threw stones during Sunday’s march in Port-au-Prince...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

COLOMBO (AP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since his re-election that emphasises India’s “neighborhood-first” policy. Modi was received at the airport by...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be, and migration experts raised concerns over what it...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

LONDON (AP): Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is stepping up his campaign to be Britain’s next prime minister by challenging the European Union (EU) over Brexit terms. Johnson told the Sunday Times he would refuse to pay the agreed-upon £39-...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:24 AM

HONG KONG (AP): Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. The massive...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 1:09 PM

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says her experience as a prosecutor has given her insight into trying to improve the criminal justice system and distinguishes her among the crowded field taking on...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the United States ally will take “strong measures” to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into their northern neighbour...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:31 AM

PHOENIX (AP): Rising trade tensions between the United States and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones, and electric cars. China recently raised tariffs to...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA announced Friday that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year. The round-trip ticket will cost an estimated $58 million. And accommodations aboard the...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): In a rare confrontation, Republican senators are declaring deep opposition to President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the US from Mexico. But it’s unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said...

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