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Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:09 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn’t interested in negotiating a nuclear arms-control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia’s Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:09 AM

SRINAGAR (AP): Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Indian-controlled Kashmir to protest the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl by a neighbour who lured her to a school bathroom, escalating into intense clashes between protesters...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:09 AM

TEHRAN (AP): A group of Iranian university students held a campus protest yesterday against authorities’ increasing pressure on women to wear mandatory headscarves in public. The semi-official ISNA news agency said the Tehran University students...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 11:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That’s the...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 9:25 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in U.S. tariffs on its exports. The Finance Ministry...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:15 AM

MANILA (AP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot, but today’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

BEIJING (AP): China’s intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing’s ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The United States is a vital customer and source of technology for...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

NEW HAVEN (AP): A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent letters he claimed contained anthrax. Gary Joseph Gravelle of New Haven faces charges including conveying false information...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s president is vowing to purge his party of “bad and deviant tendencies” as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections. The 57 per cent share of the vote was the worst-ever...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 10:53 AM

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have released a photo of their newborn baby's feet to mark Meghan's first Mother's Day as a mom. The image posted today on Instagram showed Meghan's hand cradling...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:40 AM

LONDON (AP): Simon Armitage has been named the United Kingdom’s new Poet Laureate, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment, Britain’s highest literary honour. It dates back to the 17th century...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:39 AM

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP): South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday was preparing to celebrate its win in national elections, with the formal announcement of final results coming later in the day. With all votes counted,...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. And he’s showing no signs of backing off now, even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:37 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP): Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an adviser to the country’s parliament in the capital Kabul on Saturday, an Afghan official said. In eastern Ghazni province, at least seven children were killed when a roadside bomb...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her résumé with an extended...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:33 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers. But in one way, it has been good for investors who snatched up the newly public...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:33 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP): Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world’s worst...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 9:28 AM

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade tensions. The Trump...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:22 AM

LONDON (AP): A BBC radio broadcaster was fired yesterday for using a picture of a chimpanzee in a tweet about the royal baby born to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry. Danny Baker, who had a weekly show on BBC Radio 5...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado (AP): The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men....

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:17 AM

CARACAS (AP): Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Vene-zuela’s opposition-controlled congress yesterday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week....

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 4:50 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys general from 33 states have urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 11:50 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities in a new effort...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks Thursday just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world’s two...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MADRID (AP): Spanish anti-corruption prosecutors have arrested five people who are suspected of being involved in payoffs by a Barcelona company to the former president and vice-president of Guatemala. Prosecutors say Wednesday that the case...

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