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Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 10:11 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun said the probe into this month’s devastating blast in Beirut is “very complex” and would not be finished quickly. Responding to calls that he step down, Aoun told French TV...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 6:23 PM

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps them afloat far from shore. Then come sharks grabbing their catch and maybe biting their legs. And the current that threatens to pull them out to...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 5:07 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion in infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy. The key lesson India learned...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 3:35 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations launched a $565 million appeal Friday to help Lebanese people affected by the explosion at Beirut’s port with immediate humanitarian assistance and initial recovery efforts. UN spokesman...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 2:11 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kyle was moving away from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States early Saturday as Tropical Storm Josephine continued its crawl toward islands in the Caribbean. Threats to land appeared to be minimal from both...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 1:57 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — There can be no financial bailout for Lebanon, a senior United States official said Saturday, calling on the country’s political leaders to heed popular calls for change, real reform, and an end to endemic corruption...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 11:12 AM

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the United Kingdom by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home....

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 6:01 PM

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travellers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 3:54 PM

UTICA, N Y (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by an Arizona woman who claimed New York’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travellers from hotspot coronavirus states infringed on her “fundamental right to travel.” US...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:38 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The Canada-United States border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, Canada’s public safety minister said Friday. The statement by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 11:25 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, US officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 9:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged that he’s starving the US Postal Service of money to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him reelection. In an...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 9:15 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over whether a panel appointed along...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): THE POSSIBLE election of US Senator Kamala Harris as vice-president has set off a fierce competition in California to replace her, with contenders already pressuring Governor Gavin Newsom for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:17 AM

BEIRUT (AP): The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a US diplomat said Thursday...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:17 AM

NASSAU: Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest and Education Minister Jeff Lloyd have entered voluntary self-quarantine after their offices were exposed to COVID-19. In a statement, the Cabinet Office announced...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:17 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): The secretary of State in the United States, Mike Pompeo, on Thursday said that the United States is suspending private charter flights to Cuba as another way to starve the government in Havana of revenue. In making his...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:16 AM

JERUSALEM (AP): ISRAEL AND the United Arab Emirates, UAE, announced yesterday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a US-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 5:21 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico plans to extend the closure of its shared border with the United States for another month to non-essential travel, Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday. The current agreement runs through...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 3:52 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest 'J-named' storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles (1,569 kilometres) east-...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 9:21 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 9:09 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic August 4 explosion, granting the military sweeping powers amid rising popular anger at official...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 4:27 PM

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday changed the way it compiles coronavirus deaths, a move that reduced the country’s official death toll by more than 5,000. The Department of Health said the new total is 41,329, down from...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 3:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in...

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