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The Latest: Biden's climate summit begins with tech New! 2021-04-22 08:05:46WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The U.S. climate summit has started with an

Russia orders troops back after massive drills in New! 2021-04-22 07:50:58MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills in Crimea that involved doz

Biden opening summit with ambitious new US climate New! 2021-04-22 06:00:29WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden will open a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum

Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by New! 2021-04-22 05:32:51TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister announced on Thursday an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, hours before he was to join a

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to New! 2021-04-22 04:44:16QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing, and the death toll has risen to fiv

New Zealand says Five Eyes security alliance remains New! 2021-04-22 02:13:26WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand said Thursday it continues to have a close and productive relationship with the U.S. and other security all

Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high New! 2021-04-22 00:58:21NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-

Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan New! 2021-04-22 00:17:57WASHINGTON (AP) - Precious relics of Afghanistan’s ancient past are returning home as the nation confronts deepening uncertainty about its futur

Timothy Lenderking, U.S. special envoy: Iran is still New! 2021-04-21 22:16:07A top U.S. diplomat painted a dark picture of Iran’s meddling in Yemen on Wednesday, telling a congressional hearing that Tehran continues to pr

Indonesia looking for submarine that may be too New! 2021-04-21 22:07:46JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s navy ships on Thursday were intensely searching for a submarine that likely fell too deep to retriev

Progress made, but 'more work' left in Pentagon's New! 2021-04-21 22:00:00U.S. soldiers and sailors will probably need to roll up their sleeves at least once more even after they get their second coronavirus vaccine dose to

Israel military reports air-raid sirens near nuclear reactor New! 2021-04-21 19:50:11JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says that a missile was fired into Israel from neighboring Syria early Thursday and that it has struck targets

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India's continuing battle with COVID-19 and rising case New! 2021-04-21 17:17:57India has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily, bringing pain, fear and agony to many lives as lockdowns have been

IOC upholds Rule 50 prohibiting athlete protests at New! 2021-04-21 16:59:02Athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics, the IOC said Wednesday, after a survey found that a majority of competitor

Black 16-year-old girl fatally shot by police in New! 2021-04-21 14:59:35The fatal police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a Black teenager in Columbus, Ohio, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd's killing&n

Biden talks with Trudeau about sending more COVID-19 New! 2021-04-21 14:56:10Canada could be getting another batch of vaccines from the United States, U.S. President Joe Biden indicated Wednesday as his country's vaccination p

South Korean court rejects wartime sexual slavery claim 2021-04-21 10:47:13A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by victims of Japanese wartime sexual slavery and their relatives who sought compensation from Japa

Scientists rediscover lost coffee species suited to a 2021-04-21 10:09:31In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades — a plant they say

Vladimir Putin warns West about crossing 'red line 2021-04-21 08:46:01Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's re

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the 2021-04-21 08:27:44Health officials in Quebec have confirmed a first case of B1617, the coronavirus variant first detected in India.

The Queen turns 95: In mourning but unwavering 2021-04-21 08:00:00As much as Queen Elizabeth, who marks her 95th birthday today, will be feeling the loss of her husband Prince Philip, there is also a sense that her d

Super League on verge of extinction 2021-04-21 07:43:58Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out of the Super League on Wednesday, leaving the new competition essentially extinct

In Minneapolis, a burden lifts as Chauvin verdict 2021-04-21 03:54:15With the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had been convicted in the death of George Floyd, it was as if a huge weight had bee

'We are able to breathe again': George Floyd's 2021-04-20 19:48:21Feelings of vindication and pledges to continue fighting for justice poured in on Tuesday after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was co

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Guilty verdict in George Floyd case resonates across 2021-04-20 23:20:21The Floyd case sparked protests in cities worldwide against police brutality.

Column: Finally, at least for this moment, justice 2021-04-20 22:51:04The Rodney King verdict made it hard for me to believe there would be justice for George Floyd. I'm relieved I was wrong.

'Human being, not a political cause': Will Floyd's 2021-04-20 21:11:37Chauvin trial, ending in his conviction, saw erosion of 'blue wall of silence,' legal observers say

'George's legacy': Guilty verdict in Floyd's murder 2021-04-20 20:55:41 Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd has reenergized President Biden and Washington lawmakers aiming for refo

'I just feel so relieved.' Minneapolis reflects on 2021-04-20 18:55:14Across the Minneapolis area, people celebrated the news that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Full Coverage: The world reacts to Derek Chauvin's 2021-04-20 18:31:10The world reacts after a Minneapolis jury found former police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty for the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.

Hollywood hails Chauvin guilty verdict: 'Today we can 2021-04-20 18:30:18After Derek Chauvin was found guilty in George Floyd's murder, celebs such as Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans and RZA weighed in on socia

Photos: A nation reacts to guilty verdict in 2021-04-20 17:46:47Reaction to verdict in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin is guilty of murdering George Floyd 2021-04-20 17:08:34The landmark case has riveted a nation wrestling with the issues of police brutality and racial injustice it raised.

Prosecutors' challenge in Capitol riot probe: The Oath 2021-04-20 07:00:53The Justice Department faces challenges in seeking to prosecute Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes because he stayed outside the building.

In risky gambit, backers of ailing Russian opposition 2021-04-20 05:00:59Defying Putin, backers of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny call for mass protests Wednesday

Ingenuity, NASA's helicopter that could, soars over Mars 2021-04-19 23:23:05NASA's experimental Mars helicopter rises from the dusty red surface into the planet's thin air, achieving the first powered flight on another plane

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Meet the 'blobs', French astronaut Thomas Pesquet's unusual New! 2021-04-22 08:35:45French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to lift off Friday for his second stay aboard the International Space Station. This time around he is taki

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet tells France 24 all New! 2021-04-22 05:02:32French astronaut Thomas Pesquet gave France 24 and RFI an exclusive interview from Cape Canaveral, Florida, just three days before taking off for the

Indigenous islanders seek refuge as climate change reaches New! 2021-04-22 02:56:14Climate change has caused ocean levels on Panama's Atlantic Coast to rise by almost 10 inches. It is threatening the ancestral island homelands of th

Indonesia races to find missing submarine with 53 New! 2021-04-22 01:36:49Indonesia deployed warships Thursday in the hunt for a navy submarine that went missing with 53 crew aboard off the coast of Bali, as other nations se

Deadly car bombing in Pakistan targets hotel hosting New! 2021-04-21 18:59:49A car bomb blast late on Wednesday ripped through a luxury hotel’s parking area in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing four peopl

Oxygen shortages compound death toll as India confronts New! 2021-04-21 18:35:07At least 24 COVID-19 patients in western India died on Wednesday when the oxygen supply to their ventilators ran out, amid a nationwide shortage of th

In France, number of Covid-19 patients in intensive New! 2021-04-21 16:35:58The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised in intensive care in France remained above 5,900 people on Wednesday, marking only a very slight decrease

'Ambitious targets need strong domestic support,' says analyst, New! 2021-04-21 16:12:43After years of being a climate outlier due to Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the US will steer global negotiations as

Russian police arrest over 1,000 protesters backing Putin 2021-04-21 13:07:15Police detained more than 1,000 people at protests across Russia in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday, the OVD-Info protest

After Chauvin verdict, US launches probe into Minneapolis 2021-04-21 11:23:03US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday launched a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury’s ver

Putin warns of 'quick and tough' response to 2021-04-21 10:36:25President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia’s security interests, saying Moscow’s

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LeBron James says he deleted veiled threat against New! 2021-04-22 08:46:39 LeBron James has explained why he removed a tweet taking aim at the officer who shot a black teenager in Columbus, Ohio, stating that he didn’t

Claws out for Moscow man’s PET PUMA as New! 2021-04-22 08:45:10 It’s an open secret that Russians love cats. So much so that many estimate the country has the most feline companions of anywhere in Europe. Bu

EU confirms it won’t be ordering more AstraZeneca New! 2021-04-22 08:35:41 A spokesman for the European Commission has said that no decision has been made as to whether the body will pursue legal action against the Anglo-Swe

UK corruption watchdog report alleges ‘systemic bias,’ says New! 2021-04-22 08:31:03 The UK government is under fire for its “systemically biased” approach to Covid-related procurement, after a new anti-corruption report r

Furious Man Utd fans ‘blockade’ training ground, demand New! 2021-04-22 08:30:17 Manchester United fans held a protest against plans to join the Super League and the team's owners at the club's training ground on Thursday mornin

Podium protests BANNED at Tokyo & Beijing Olympics New! 2021-04-22 08:20:15 Athletes competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and Beijing will be banned from protesting at the podium and on the playing field “to avoid th

Belgian ambassador to South Korea apologizes after wife New! 2021-04-22 07:58:42 Belgium’s ambassador in Seoul, Peter Lescouhier, has formally apologized after CCTV footage showed his wife hitting two staff over a confrontat

Italian hospital worker accused of skipping job for New! 2021-04-22 07:49:05 An Italian man who was supposed to work as a fire response officer at a public hospital has allegedly not been doing his job for a whopping 15 years

Act of war? Ukraine asks EU to consider New! 2021-04-22 07:48:58 Ukraine has requested that the European Union consider the possibility of disconnecting Russia from SWIFT, the international system of transfers betw

‘Canelo’s never faced a Fighting Gypsy’: Fury backs New! 2021-04-22 07:39:29 World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has supported close friend Billy Joe Saunders ahead of his super-middleweight title unifier with Saul '

Beijing backs Pakistan to bring perpetrators to justice New! 2021-04-22 07:39:13 The Chinese foreign minister said they have not received any reports that their citizens were hurt after a car bomb ripped through a hotel where the

Keiser Report looks at 'overabundance of parasitic elites' New! 2021-04-22 07:35:26 Overproduction of parasitic elites has been identified by historian Peter Turchin “as a key element in social disorder that brings down governm

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German MPs quiz Angela Merkel, ministers over Wirecard New! 2021-04-22 12:00:16Germany's finance minister faces a grilling Thursday by lawmakers probing the collapse of payments firm Wirecard in a parliamentary inquiry that woul

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed New! 2021-04-22 11:46:26The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 Covid-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, in a move aimed at speeding up a sluggish inoc

Commonwealth panel acknowledges racism in honoring war dead New! 2021-04-22 11:40:24The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting

For Israeli cigarette butt collector, every day is New! 2021-04-22 11:36:54Julian Melcer is cleaning up a Tel Aviv beach, one cigarette butt at a time. Prowling the shore, a large plastic bag in hand, the 26-year-old Israeli

EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine New! 2021-04-22 11:32:40The European Commission is working on legal proceedings against AstraZeneca after the drugmaker cut Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to the European Union,

Hong Kong journalist convicted for accessing public records New! 2021-04-22 11:27:25A Hong Kong journalist was found guilty on Thursday of making false statements in obtaining information for an investigation into an attack on anti-go

China warns of 'serious harm' to relations as New! 2021-04-22 09:33:08Australia has overruled Victoria state's decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- the flagship of President Xi Jinping's geostrategic

Fearing 'extremist' tag, Xinjiang's Uighur Muslims not fasting New! 2021-04-22 08:00:18After three years of ban on fasting during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Uyghur Muslims from

Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds New! 2021-04-22 05:26:48Australia has cancelled two Chinese "Belt and Road'' infrastructure building initiative deals with a state government, provoking an angry response

Israel strikes targets in Syria after missile attack New! 2021-04-22 04:57:52The Israeli military struck multiple Syrian targets after a missile targeted southern Israel near a secretive nuclear site, the army said early Thursd

4 dead in deadly blast at Pak hotel New! 2021-04-22 03:56:17A car bomb blast late on Wednesday ripped through a luxury hotel's parking area in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing four people and

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Biden pushes for momentum on climate change action New! 2021-04-21 21:57:29The U.S. is looking to its allies, such as Japan and Canada, to announce their own intensified climate efforts.

Southern Albertans offered COVID-19 vaccines at Montana border New! 2021-04-21 21:32:29The Blackfeet Nation in Montana was at the Peigan-Carway border crossing, administering COVID-19 vaccines to members of the Blackfoot Confederacy and

Syrian missile strikes south Israel, triggering sirens near New! 2021-04-21 19:43:51There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage in Israel.

Italian man accused of skipping work for 15 New! 2021-04-21 15:50:46Investigators say the suspect used threats to ensure that he was not disciplined for missing work. Then he never showed up again.

Biden says U.S. plans to offer Canada extra New! 2021-04-21 14:21:04The U.S. president said he spoke to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday about providing additional COVID-19 vaccine assistance to Canada.

Indonesia navy loses contact with submarine and its New! 2021-04-21 13:36:02The submarine was conducting a torpedo drill north of Bali when the Indonesian navy lost contact with it.

EU won’t take extra 300M doses of AstraZeneca, 2021-04-21 10:25:44Recently, the EU has sought to buy more shots from Pfizer, stepping up its bets on the messenger RNA technology.

22 COVID-19 patients die in India after oxygen 2021-04-21 07:35:27On Tuesday, hospitals in Delhi, the capital, said they had enough oxygen left for just another eight to 24 hours.

Queen Elizabeth turns 95, days after husband Prince 2021-04-21 07:22:33Britain's Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest monarch, turned 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations just days after she bade far

Teenage Black girl shot and killed by police 2021-04-21 00:42:58Police showed bodycam footage Tuesday night at a news conference of the officer shooting the girl, who was Black, as she appeared to attempt to stab t

‘Relief’ of Chauvin trial verdict must spark change 2021-04-20 23:34:12Experts say the George Floyd case and resulting verdict were a rare case of accountability within a system that needs to be reformed, and are hopeful

Trudeau says death of George Floyd was a 2021-04-20 22:23:41Floyd's death sparked protests around the globe, including in Canada, where the treatment of racialized Canadians was brought into sharp focus.

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