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Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 9:19 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALU (AP):The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to more than 1,200 on Tuesday as disaster officials began reaching coastal areas that were cut off by blocked roads and...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The FBI has finished interviewing a friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who was said to have attended a high school gathering in the early 1980s where a woman says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, the man's lawyer...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 9:35 AM

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami disaster on a central island is now 1,234. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho updated the figure at a news conference in Jakarta on Tuesday afternoon. The...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):Lebanon's foreign minister led dozens of ambassadors to locations near Beirut's international airport on Monday, including a golf course and a soccer stadium, seeking to dispel Israeli allegations of secret Hezbollah rocket facilities.In...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP)President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his Supreme Court nominee "all the way".Trump said...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA (AP):Colombia's new president is trying to reduce drug use with a decree that bans people from carrying small amounts of marijuana and cocaine in public though courts have said such possession shouldn't be punished.On Monday, President Ivan...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE HAGUE (AP):The Dutch government is banning a type of electric cart used by many childcare centres to transport young children, saying that an initial investigation into a deadly collision last month has uncovered "potential security risks" with...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Prosecutors in the northern city of Hamburg say a widow kept her husband's body hidden inside her home for 11/2 years after he died because she couldn't bear to part with him.German news agency DPA reported Monday that police found the...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 2:40 PM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Governor Jerry Brown signed...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:12 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal in Sweden that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced Monday to two years in prison...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 9:42 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 9:36 AM

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Brightly coloured body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Slovakia(AP): A court in Slovakia says four suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee will have to remain in custody.The four were arrested on Thursday and Friday and face...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP)Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise.With the area largely cut off by...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP)Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has branded British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union (EU) "deranged", fuelling tensions as the ruling Conservative Party holds its annual conference.Johnson told the Sunday Times...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP)Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not "micromanaging" a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the parameters of the investigation....

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 5:26 PM

Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The weapon of choice used to intimidate them? Often an American-made...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 10:57 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials today insisted that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming the probe is a Senate process and...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 10:25 AM

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns today remained cut off by damaged roads...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 10:15 AM

LONDON (AP) — Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has branded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union “deranged,” fuelling tensions as the ruling Conservative Party holds its annual conference...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALU (AP):Indonesian media, citing a disaster agency spokesman, yesterday said the death toll from the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami has jumped to 384 with the fate of "tens to hundreds" of people involved in a beach festival is unknown after the...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 2:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. In a blog post, the company said hackers exploited a bug that affected its “View As” feature,...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 10:24 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a five feet tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 10:18 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the centre of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his “supreme” authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by a Vatican court...

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