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Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:08 AM

WASHINGTON (CMC): The United States Friday continued its crackdown on Haitian legislators by imposing sanctions on Senator Rony Celestin and former senator, Richard Lenine Hervé Fourcand, accusing them of engaging in international drug-trafficking...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 6:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday that the US economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very strength of a new jobs report showed that high inflation remains a recession threat. At the...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 10:52 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prosecutor on Friday dropped the rape charge of a woman who was allegedly assaulted in a parliamentary office after he determined that the stress of the trial would put her life at risk....

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 8:03 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A top adviser to Ukraine's president has cited military chiefs as saying 10,000 to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country's nine-month struggle against Russia's invasion, a rare comment on...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:12 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): At least 12 people have been killed and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told AP yesterday. The incident occurred in the small town of...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:11 AM

BENGALURU, (AP): India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 (G-20) leading economies for the coming year Thursday, and it’s putting climate at the top of the group’s priorities. Programmes to encourage sustainable living and...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:05 AM

BEIJING (AP): More Chinese cities eased antivirus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID measures and head off more protests. Following...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 8:47 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that it is asking member states for a record $51.5 billion in aid funding for next year, as disasters and the ongoing war in Ukraine drive up humanitarian needs worldwide. The global body's...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Representative Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time, as long-serving Speaker...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP): A woman who was extradited from South Korea this week after the bodies of her two children were found in abandoned suitcases made her first court appearance in New Zealand on Wednesday. The 42-year-old woman has been...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

HAVANA (AP): Cuba has denied that its coastguard vessel was to blame for a collision with a migrant-packed boat that led to the deaths of seven people, including a two-year-old girl, saying the migrant boat made an abrupt turn in heavy swells that...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Supervisors in San Francisco voted on Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations – following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on the...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

BEIRUT (AP): The leader of the Islamic State (IS) group, Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, was killed in battle recently, the group’s spokesman said in an audio released on Wednesday. He gave no further details. Al-Qurayshi is the second IS...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 9:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called faecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat intestinal infections. The Food and Drug...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 8:52 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US Virgin Islands announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement of more than US$105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein. The settlement ends a nearly three-year...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 11:10 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday to give city police the ability to use potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations -- following an emotionally charged debate that reflected divisions on...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 9:57 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia wants the Biden administration to grant temporary legal status to its citizens now living in the United States, noting its own efforts to address regional migration by hosting two million Venezuelans who fled...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 8:31 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed Wednesday to set up a United Nations-backed specialised court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country....

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:09 AM

BUCHAREST (AP): NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia’s invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:08 AM

BEIJING (AP): Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:05 AM

ROSEAU (CMC): Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging Dominica to go out and cast their ballots in the December 6 general election that he has called two years ahead of the constitutional deadline, even though the main opposition parties...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 8:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 3:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a partisan-tinged dispute over a Biden administration policy that would prioritise the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 8:47 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says it has rescued three stowaways found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after the vessel sailed there from Nigeria. The men, found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:10 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (HCNN/CMC): Several thousand people have been gunned down in Haiti this year as a result of violence caused by heavily armed gangs calling the shots in the capital’s poor and densely populated slum areas, in complete defiance of the...

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