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Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 4:43 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City’s northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 1:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Defence attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case. Joaquin Guzman’s...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 10:32 AM

CHICAGO— On Tuesday, prosecutors for Cook County, Illinois, dropped all charges against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. The news comes after Smollett pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on March 14 on a 16-...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 9:37 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government remained defiant after Parliament took partial control of the stalled process of leaving the European Union, arguing Tuesday that the manoeuvring simply underscores the need...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:13 AM

BEIRA (AP): Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means ‘rain’. For four days, that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone’s aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:13 AM

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is advocating stepping up security cooperation among European Union (EU) nations to create what it calls a “European FBI.” The proposal was part of a programme for the May 23-26...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:13 AM

CARACAS (AP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Russian foreign minister that Russia’s dispatch of military personnel to Venezuela is increasing tensions there. US State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Pompeo called Foreign...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:13 AM

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP): A Canadian judge ruled Monday that a war crimes sentence for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has expired, so he no longer faces the threat of returning to prison and can obtain a Canadian passport. The Canada-born...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 9:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The united States (US) Justice Department said yesterday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that US President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 3:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time): 3:50 p.m. Evidence gathered in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "is not sufficient to...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 11:26 AM

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's debate over leaving the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to be confronted by a group of her Conservative Party's leading Brexiteers at a...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 11:20 AM

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Attorney General William Barr spent yesterday reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr’s “principal conclusions” summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day....

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 4:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 3:58 PM

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday announced additional sanctions for Venezuela in response to what it describes as the illegal arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaido’s chief of staff. The Treasury Department...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:19 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia’s flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 9:27 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They pay anywhere from $20,000 to sometimes more than $50,000 to...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

CHIMANIMANI (AP): The Red Cross says it is sending emergency sanitation and water facilities to the hard-hit Mozambique port of Beira and is appealing for 10 million Swiss francs to help 75,000 of the worst affected people. Jamie LeSueur, who heads...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it’s not ready to make a determination on recognising opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters at a press conference yesterday: “At this point, there...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

CARACAS (AP): Masked security forces detained a key aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a raid on his home early yesterday, arriving in a convoy of vehicles and breaking down his door in a show of force that escalated tensions with...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 1:30 PM

MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages’ lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade. Officers from the national...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 9:39 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:11 AM

MILAN (AP): A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones yesterday, ordering the children’s hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said yesterday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances towards an agreement that would have the United States government guarantee some US$10...

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