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Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 11:47 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of a passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 9:17 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Zimbabwe's government intensified its crackdown on dissent yesterday by charging the leader of the country's largest labour organisation with subversion, as the courts ruled that the shutdown of the Internet was illegal. Zimbabwe police...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighbourhood just a few miles from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolás Maduro...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 4:07 PM

PARIS (AP) — France’s data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros or US$57 million on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 3:26 PM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 10:36 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government said Monday it put down a mutiny by a National Guard unit in a poor neighbourhood a few miles (kilometers) from Venezuela’s presidential palace. The uprising triggered protests in...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 10:05 AM

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP):Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court yesterday, confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

AP Tokyo: The world's oldest man has died at his home - a hot-springs inn - in northern Japan at the age of 113.Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said.He...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 3:57 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Tonight, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021. It will...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 10:30 AM

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 10:22 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's capital was calm today with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi. It was not clear if the population would heed runner-up...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 4:32 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a “concern of the...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 9:41 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain's rival Brexit factions yesterday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union (EU) exit plan.But the country's main opposition leader branded...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 3:39 PM

LONDON (AP) — A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain’s rival Brexit factions Thursday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union exit plan. But the country’s main opposition...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 3:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that space is the new warfighting domain, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed the U.S. will develop an unrivalled missile defense system to protect against advanced hypersonic and cruise missile threats from...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 3:23 PM

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 9:36 AM

LONDON (AP) — Germany’s parliament has approved legislation regulating a putative transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union, a bill described as obsolete by an opposition lawmaker. Lawmakers passed...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 9:32 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI’s apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran’s state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying “she’s...

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