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Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has a plan to legalise marijuana and expunge all non-violent criminal charges associated with it. The New York senator says in a Medium post on Wednesday that she’d work with...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:29 AM

KHARTOUM (AP): Sudanese protest leaders dismissed a call yesterday for talks with the ruling generals, saying the military cannot be serious about negotiations while troops keep shooting and killing protesters. The military’s violent crackdown has...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:13 AM

ST PETERSBURG (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 US presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow has no intention of...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 11:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say this year’s U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 illnesses. It’s already the highest in 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Wednesday, saying 1,001...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 10:39 AM

HAVANA (AP) — Drivers of classic cars, restaurateurs, tour guides and owners of bed-and-breakfasts are all saying the Trump administration’s new restrictions on U.S travel to Cuba will be a severe blow to their businesses. The ...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 9:21 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:14 AM

TOKYO (AP): Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what is believed to be a record amount of stimulants, police and media reports said on Wednesday, amid concern about growing drug use among ordinary people...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:14 AM

BERLIN (AP): A former nurse on trial on allegations he killed 100 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany apologised to his victims’ relatives in a final statement to the court Wednesday, saying he realised how much pain and suffering he had...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:14 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, “No,” to high heels in what’s been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for ‘shoes’ and ‘agony’. Yumi Ishikawa, who started the movement, handed the labour ministry a petition protesting such rules...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP): The United Nations’ (UN) emergency relief coordinator says more than two million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Facing possible crippling tariffs US President Donald Trump is threatening to impose on the United States’ biggest trading partner, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has responded with calm and calls for continued...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 4:25 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers. The charges against Dr William...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 10:45 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 4:34 PM

BEIJING (AP) — China issued a pair of travel warnings for the U.S. on Tuesday and slammed what it called “interference” in its internal affairs. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang accused the U.S. of acting in bad faith in...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 1:24 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser said Tuesday that social media networks like Facebook could be ordered to take down anywhere in the world any text, photo or other media ruled to be defamatory by a court. The U.S. social...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, banning stops by cruise ships and ending a heavily used form of educational travel as it seeks to further isolate...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 9:23 AM

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has dialled back on past criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit negotiating skills, saying she got a good divorce agreement with the European Union. Trump previously said May should have...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LONDON (AP): Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, United States (US) President Donald Trump embarked on his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, belligerently insulting London’s mayor but being fêted with smiles by the royals at a...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:19 AM

RABAT (AP): Morocco is claiming new success in lowering the number of migrant crossings into Europe as the country works with its northern neighbour, Spain, in securing more European funding for curbing migration. Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

PRAGUE (AP): The Czech and Slovak governments have criticised what they see as historical revisionism by Russia about the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The Czech foreign ministry said Monday that a draft amendment to Russia’s law on...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

TORONTO (AP): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the disappearances and deaths of indigenous women in Canada have too often been treated as a low priority or ignored, and he says that must end. Trudeau was responding to an official inquiry...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:23 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corporation is in Miami federal court for a hearing on what to do about allegations that it has continued polluting the oceans from some of its cruise ships despite agreeing years ago to stop. The world’s largest...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 11:12 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday. The...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 9:15 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Sally Atwater’s doctor spent two months on calls, messages and paperwork to get her an experimental drug he thinks can fight the lung cancer that has spread to her brain and spine. Nancy Goodman begged eight companies to...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:09 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP): The victims of America’s latest mass shooting had been dead for less than a day when police and city officials released a detailed presentation with their names, photos, job titles and the cities or towns in which they lived....

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