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Four rockets fired into Israel from Syria intercepted New! 2019-11-18 23:52:05Four rockets launched from Syria into Israel early Tuesday were intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome defense system, the Israeli Defense Force said in

Netanyahu pushed US policy change on settlements for New! 2019-11-18 21:03:54Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pushed for a United States policy change on settlements for months, according to a report, which

Vietnam offers loans to grieving families to return New! 2019-11-18 20:12:54Loans are being offered loans to the families 39 Vietnamese citizens who were found dead in a refrigerated truck last month in the United Ki

Russia returns three seized Ukrainian ships New! 2019-11-18 18:27:05Russia returned three naval ships captured from Ukraine last year in the Kerch Strait, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Amazon deforestation in Brazil hits 11-year high, data New! 2019-11-18 17:50:24Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has risen to its highest levels in more than a decade, according to new data from a government repor

Russia offers Maria Butina job with human rights New! 2019-11-18 16:44:16Maria Butina, who was deported to Russia last month after being convicted of being an agent for Moscow, has been offered a job in state human rig

Iran continuing construction on army base along Iraq-Syria New! 2019-11-18 15:43:56Iran is continuing construction on an army base along the Iraq-Syria border, according to satellite images taken Sunday and obtained by Fox News.

Pope Francis replaces head of Vatican's financial regulator New! 2019-11-18 15:41:53Pope Francis on Monday replaced the head of the Vatican's financial oversight agency, weeks after an unprecedented raid on the agency's offices spar

World War II ammunition fished out of pond New! 2019-11-18 12:00:19This was an unlikely catch of the day.

Hong Kong showdown: Protesters close in on trapped New! 2019-11-18 10:23:07Hong Kong anti-government protesters reportedly are closing in on the city’s Polytechnic University Monday in a bid to help hundreds of their al

United Kingdom knife crime spike spurs London police New! 2019-11-18 10:08:28Authorities in the United Kingdom's largest city are hoping to literally stem the bleeding in response to a knife crime epidemic that's plaguing Eng

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in 2019-11-17 23:27:57Russian troops took over the Kobani airfield in northern Syria last week, one day after U.S. troops moved out, according to a report.

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US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements New! 2019-11-18 18:01:52WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of internation

China used academic recruitment programs to steal U.S. New! 2019-11-18 17:00:00China-backed researchers deployed to American universities have been siphoning off taxpayer funding for their own research, giving their Chinese overs

Food, gasoline shortages reported in Bolivian cities New! 2019-11-18 16:02:39LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Residents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of ousted Pres

US indexes inch up as stocks churn, markets New! 2019-11-18 15:26:48NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market inched higher Monday, the latest nudge in its record-setting, six-week run, as markets wait for the next develop

Poll: Russians negative on U.S., apathetic on Trump New! 2019-11-18 15:12:41An overwhelming majority of Russians now view relations with the U.S. in a negative way — and are increasingly growing tired of the circus aroun

AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump New! 2019-11-18 14:49:29WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump admin

Congress members ask feds to monitor Washington state New! 2019-11-18 13:57:02LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - Members of the Washington state congressional delegation have asked the federal government to monitor the Cowlitz River to prot

North Korea 'not interested' in U.S. talks without New! 2019-11-18 13:48:40North Korea says it is not "interested" in additional denuclearization negotiations with the U.S. without more concessions from Washington, just one

US is softening stance on Israeli settlements in New! 2019-11-18 13:00:41WASHINGTON (AP) - US is softening stance on Israeli settlements in West Bank, disavowing 1978 opinion that they violate international law.

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli New! 2019-11-18 12:22:00CAIRO (AP) - An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five fo

Hungary signs special agreement with Orthodox Jewish group New! 2019-11-18 12:16:52BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - The Hungarian government has signed a special agreement with an Orthodox Jewish group, granting them a status in the country

Time and again, envoy’s Ukraine tale differs from New! 2019-11-18 12:10:27WASHINGTON (AP) - The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tal

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Trump backing off ban on vaping flavours popular New! 2019-11-18 18:00:00U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from an earlier pledge to ban most flavoured e-cigarettes, concerned it could alienate voters i

U.S. no longer considers Israeli West Bank settlements New! 2019-11-18 16:45:12Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

Protesters block Iraq port as general strikes take New! 2019-11-18 15:23:31Protesters blocked entry to Iraq's main commodities port again on Monday while schools and government offices in many southern cities were shut in re

U.S. Fed says monetary policy will remain 'non-political' New! 2019-11-18 15:08:49President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates —

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine ahead New! 2019-11-18 14:33:07Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Vatican financial watchdog chief leaves post, weeks after New! 2019-11-18 14:24:40The Vatican said on Monday the head of its financial regulator would leave, weeks after unprecedented police raids on his organization and another key

UN watchdog report says Iran exceeds heavy-water limit New! 2019-11-18 12:39:18Iran has breached another limit in its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a substance used i

Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high New! 2019-11-18 12:38:47Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp incr

Trump says he'll 'strongly consider' Pelosi offer to New! 2019-11-18 11:01:49President Donald Trump suggested Monday he might be willing to offer written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry over whether he pressured Ukra

Samoa officials declare emergency in measles outbreak that New! 2019-11-18 09:19:45Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and ordered that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to

U.S. expected to grant Huawei 90-day license extension New! 2019-11-18 08:45:07The Trump administration is set to issue a 90-day extension of a license on Monday allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Hu

2 dead in bridge collapse in southwestern France New! 2019-11-18 08:39:07A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver died when a bridge collapsed into a river in southwestern France on Monday, officials said.

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Prince Andrew Accused Of Using N-Word New! 2019-11-18 08:15:17The revelations come as he faces a barrage of criticism for a "disastrous" BBC interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Hundreds Of Hong Kong Protesters Trapped Behind Barricades 2019-11-18 05:29:10“We’ve been trapped here for too long. We need all Hong Kongers to know we need help,” said a 19-year-old protester on the

Venice Closes Famed St. Mark's Square Amid New 2019-11-18 04:25:38The "acqua alta," or high waters, have flooded the city three times in less than a week.

UN Urges Peace Talks To End Bolivia Crisis 2019-11-17 22:08:09A UN envoy proposed talks between Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Áñez and self-exiled leader Evo Morales, as the political crisis

Iran’s Top Leader Warns ‘Thugs’ As Protests Reach 2019-11-17 17:06:13Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread prote

Hong Kong Campus Protesters, Police Clash As Anti-Government 2019-11-17 12:19:53The violence has posed the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.

Leaked Documents Reveal 'No Mercy' Shown In China's 2019-11-16 14:46:24Documents obtained by The New York Times show how China has directed officials to handle the mass detention of Uighur Muslims.

Prince Andrew: I ‘Let The Side Down’ By 2019-11-16 08:14:12The Duke of York told the BBC he had no recollection of meeting a woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.

War Crimes Court OKs Investigation Into Deportation Of 2019-11-15 05:09:19International Criminal Court prosecutors will examine alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims, but weren't authorized to investigate the accusation o

Venice Council Chambers Flood After Members Reject Climate 2019-11-14 20:45:15A regional council member in the Italian city pointed out the sad irony in a Facebook post.

Tenuous Truce In Gaza After 34 Palestinians Killed, 2019-11-14 20:24:08Israel and a Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad, reached a ceasefire.

The Climate Crisis Is A Public Health Emergency, 2019-11-13 18:30:03Heatwaves, drought, wildfires and infectious disease threaten to undermine decades of gains in global public health.

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Erdogan Showed ‘Surreal’ Propaganda Video To GOP Members 2019-11-14 14:06:14Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed a “surreal” propaganda video during his visit to the White House, Republican Sens. Lindsey G

DC Charity Is Accused Of Violating Anti-Terrorism Act 2019-11-13 19:27:36'The flow of money is fuel for terror'

Anti-Erdogan Protesters Gather Outside White House As Trump 2019-11-13 17:35:49'Erdogan is ISIS'

Chinese Police Are Patrolling The Streets In Many 2019-11-13 15:57:26Millions of Chinese tourists visit annually

Joseph Mifsud May Have Finally Resurfaced 2019-11-13 13:47:27Italian newspaper published audio statement from someone claiming to be Mifsud

150 Rockets Rain Down On Israel As Revenge 2019-11-13 12:49:28'It's time for Israel to protect its civilians'

Protesters Demand Release Of Christian Businesswoman And Mother 2019-11-13 11:55:57'Everybody should be concerned'

Experts Says Trump’s China Tariffs Aren’t Effective. Here’s 2019-11-12 22:16:11'We can't govern the world by ourselves'

US-China Trade War Has Put Nearly 1.5 Million 2019-11-12 18:43:12Farmers are 'using duct tape'

Ukraine Plays Both Sides Of The U.S.-China Rivalry 2019-11-12 15:46:02Ukraine will have to choose

Taliban Agrees To Free American, Australian Professors In 2019-11-12 11:01:18'Peace and stability'

Report: Trump Considers Linking Foreign Aid To Religious 2019-11-12 09:07:18‘No right is more fundamental ... than the right to follow one’s religious convictions’

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Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria New! 2019-11-19 00:25:04Days after a clash between Israel and militants in Gaza to the south, tensions rose across the northern frontier.

Hong Kong Protests: Hundreds Arrested at a University New! 2019-11-19 00:02:07About 100 protesters remain holed up inside a besieged college campus.

Ex-Envoy to Testify He Didn’t Know Ukraine Aid New! 2019-11-18 23:39:53Kurt D. Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, will modify his testimony in the impeachment inquiry, saying he was kept out of the loop at key m

White House Denies Trump Health Emergency New! 2019-11-18 23:24:07Two days after a mysterious, unannounced hospital visit, President Trump’s physician issued a late-night statement attributing it to “regu

Guards on Duty During Epstein Suicide May Face New! 2019-11-18 21:47:28Two prison workers who were guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he hanged himself could be charged as early as this week with falsifying records.

A G.O.P. Star Emerges in Impeachment Hearings. Democratic New! 2019-11-18 21:42:16As Representative Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican, took a leading role in Friday’s impeachment hearing, donations came pouring in to her D

Impeachment Investigators Exploring Whether Trump Lied to Mueller New! 2019-11-18 21:38:19As part of the Russia inquiry, President Trump had given written answers to questions from Robert S. Mueller III.

Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist. Does It New! 2019-11-18 20:34:44Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage.

Google Stadia Wants You to Replace Your Video New! 2019-11-18 20:30:42The search giant’s new console-free gaming service is a neat concept. But there are bugs and too many unknowns.

Empty Businesses and Tough Times at the Other New! 2019-11-18 20:14:04Tougher immigration policies aimed at controlling the country’s southern border are also making it harder to cross up north.

Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Brutal New! 2019-11-18 19:48:04After speaking with the families of the victims, the Bucks County district attorney did not pursue the death penalty for Sean Kratz.

The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings New! 2019-11-18 19:41:18With a crowded slate of witnesses lined up for the public impeachment hearings this week, here’s what to watch for.

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Taliban commanders part of swap for Western hostages New! 2019-11-19 00:26:01Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sourc

Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution of campus New! 2019-11-19 00:17:57Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a u

Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire New! 2019-11-19 00:10:21Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings

Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over New! 2019-11-18 23:57:29Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, t

U.S., South Korea break off defense cost talks New! 2019-11-18 23:44:09South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Fo

Israel says intercepts rockets fired from Syria New! 2019-11-18 23:11:57Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

Coca farmers march, police fire tear gas in New! 2019-11-18 23:07:57Thousands of Bolivian coca farmers marched on Monday to demand the resignation of interim President Jeanine Anez, who was forced to suspend a trip to

Sermons with saline: Hong Kong pastor offers protesters New! 2019-11-18 22:57:00Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to

Japan's Abe ties record for longest-serving PM as New! 2019-11-18 22:42:43Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tied Japan's record for longest-serving premier on Tuesday - a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation -

Nicaraguan police accuse anti-government protesters of planning attacks New! 2019-11-18 22:28:27Nicaraguan police on Monday accused 16 anti-government protesters of planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the Central American country, which ha

Explosions heard near Damascus airport: state TV New! 2019-11-18 22:21:15Explosions were heard near the airport in the Syrian capital of Damascus, state television said early on Tuesday.

Highlights: Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, New! 2019-11-18 22:17:11Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hongkong Polytechnic University campus tha


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