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Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:26 AM

PARIS (AP): Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world’s collective...

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2019 | 5:06 PM

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Areas of Australia that have been ravaged by deadly wildfires experienced temporary relief on Wednesday, but oppressive conditions are expected to return this weekend. About 5 million hectares of land have burned...

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2019 | 4:24 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons. Speaking at a meeting with top military brass,...

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2019 | 1:35 PM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have ended a nearly five-year-long dispute over shared oil fields and have agreed to resume oil production from the divided Neutral Zone, but stressed this would not change their OPEC...

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2019 | 10:37 AM

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Tuesday flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Visitors converged on the town’s large Christmas tree...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 4:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee held open the possibility Monday of recommending additional articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as it pressed anew for the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn....

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 3:34 PM

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday as his Senate impeachment trial remains at an impasse, with Republican and Democratic leaders at odds over its format and whether witnesses should be called. Speaking at his...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 3:29 PM

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a “bumpy” time. The pre-recorded message will be...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, according to a newspaper report. The government...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 11:13 AM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Authorities in Ivory Coast have issued an arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, prompting the ex-rebel leader and presidential hopeful to divert his plane to another country instead of returning home. The arrest...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 10:21 AM

PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — A bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 28 people and injuring 13 others, police and rescuers said Tuesday. The accident occurred...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 10:06 AM

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — At least 16 prisoners died during fighting inside a juvenile detention center in Honduras on Sunday, two days after rioting at another prison killed 18 inmates, authorities said. The latest bloody violence...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:39 AM

PARIS (AP): Last year, it was the yellow vest protests. This year, it’s the strikes that have crippled Paris. The Christmas holidays aren’t proving to be a lucrative – or indeed merry – time for boutiques in the capital. Or, for that matter,...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:38 AM

BEIRUT (AP): Syrian government forces pressed ahead yesterday with a new military assault on the country’s last rebel stronghold that began last week. The offensive has triggered a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:36 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP): Investigators were going room by room yesterday at a downtown Las Vegas apartment building, where six people were killed and 13 injured in a fire over the weekend, to determine what started the blaze. City officials said at a news...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 5:29 PM

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s embattled prime minister defended his government’s climate policy on Monday, as authorities warned that the wildfires ravaging the country’s most populous state could fester for months....

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor wants to eliminate the so-called “pink tax.” Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he’ll push legislation banning gender-based price disparities for similar goods and services....

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 11:04 AM

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP)  A pileup involving more than 60 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people, according to state police. The crash happened just before 8: 00 a.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 64...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 10:19 AM

  Boeing’s CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The Chicago manufacturer said Monday that Dennis Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board’s current chairman David...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 8:59 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tour operator Alejandro Palacios joined hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans protesting in the streets early this year, wanting to believe that things would finally change in the country as upstart opposition leader...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 8:52 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death on Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew sharp international...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:59 AM

PORT-au-PRINCE, Haiti : The Centre for Analysis and Research in Human Rights (CARDH), has urged Haitian president, Jovenel Moise to limit his time in office to February 7 next year. CARDH made the recommendation in its report on the state of human...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:54 AM

AP: Croatia’s conservative president will face a liberal former prime minister in a run-off election after no candidate won an outright majority in a first round of voting yesterday, near-complete results showed. Left-wing politician Zoran...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:53 AM

AP: Using stark ‘us vs. them’ language, President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign have begun framing his impeachment not as a judgment on his conduct, but as a referendum on how Democrats regard him and his supporters. Mere days from the...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 2:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House today argued that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put herself in an untenable position by stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in hopes of shaping the upcoming...

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