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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 10:09 AM

China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold".The agreement came after days of talks in Washington DC aimed at persuading China to buy more US goods and services, therefore reducing the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):The Cuban Council of Churches says 20 priests from an evangelical church are among the dead in the Havana plane crash."On that plane were 10 couples of pastors, 20 people. All of the Nazarene Church in the eastern region," confirmed...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WINDSOR, England (AP):Nothing captured the transatlantic nature of yesterday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher, whose sermon brought American fire and flair to a very English church service.The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WINDSOR (AP):The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed yesterday in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial roots and the pair's shared commitment to putting a more diverse,...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):Two days of national mourning started in Cuba yesterday as the country reacted to the plane crash that is believed to have left more than 100 people dead.Cuban officials yesterday reported that they found one of the two black boxes from...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 11:29 AM

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said he could not be precise about the number...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 10:45 AM

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday that one person...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 10:22 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” in...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SKOPJE (AP):Britain's prime minister has urged Macedonia and Greece to show courage in ongoing efforts to resolve a dispute over Macedonia's name, which has frustrated the country's aspirations to join NATO and the European Union.British Prime...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MISSOULA, Montana (AP):A Montana high school student has been disciplined for continuing to wear a Confederate flag sweatshirt after administrators requested that he stop wearing it.Mitchell...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Syrian President Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin yesterday at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.A transcript of the meeting released by the Kremlin quoted Assad as saying...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA (AP):Nearly 5,000 people living along a river in northern Colombia have been evacuated from their homes following flooding at a nearby dam.Government officials said that yesterday one worker was injured at a hydroelectric dam being...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 9:46 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Medical teams hurried to track down...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ORLANDO, Florida (AP):A Florida prosecutor, who got into a fight with Florida's governor for refusing to seek the death penalty, says her office will no longer request a monetary bail bond for defendants accused of low-level crimes.State Attorney...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said yesterday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical building, killing the owner of a day spa and seriously injuring two patrons, is being investigated as a crime after federal officials found remnants of an explosive device...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SOFIA (AP):A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious yesterday as EU leaders met to count the likely economic damage US policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal.In a...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 1:02 PM

WASHINGTON --The United States' Senate intelligence committee says it agrees with a 2017 assessment by intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the presidential election earlier to hurt the candidacy of Democrat Hillary Clinton and to...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:52 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500 million to more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, the university announced...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 3:14 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza’s under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 11:08 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 10:46 AM

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman denied that she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered puncture wounds, burns, bruising and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun....

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP):A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit.Hawaii...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CANBERRA (AP):A 61-year-old farmer is suspected of carrying out Australia's worst mass shooting in 22 years, killing six family members, including four of his grandchildren, before turning the gun on himself last week, an official said yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said yesterday a barrage of rockets from Syria against Israeli forces in the occupied Goal Heights last week opens up "a new phase" in the conflict, warning that Israel proper could be the next target...

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