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William Burns backs CIA AI to counter China New! 2021-02-24 16:39:06William J. Burns, the veteran diplomat tapped to be the next CIA director, says he will follow through with the agency's plans to adopt artificial in

After mental health break, a turnaround at Detroit New! 2021-02-24 16:21:10DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mercy’s men’s basketball team began the season with three games in five days. A week later, a matchup with Kentucky

Lawyer: French tourist detained in Iran on security New! 2021-02-24 15:56:49TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has detained a French tourist for nine months, his lawyer said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of detentions of foreigne

Sanctions prompt Venezuela to expel head of EU New! 2021-02-24 13:51:21CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela’s government on Wednesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the European Union delegation in the South Am

For Israel's allies, road to vaccines runs through New! 2021-02-24 13:21:08JERUSALEM (AP) - When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel's friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusa

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear New! 2021-02-24 13:08:16BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nu

Josh Gottheimer, Dem lawmaker, wants State Department to New! 2021-02-24 11:32:00The Proud Boys and other groups involved in storming the U.S. Capitol last month should be designated as terrorist entities, a member of the House Hom

Indonesia presses regional effort to resolve Myanmar crisis New! 2021-02-24 11:19:48BANGKOK (AP) - Regional diplomatic efforts to resolve Myanmar's political crisis intensified Wednesday, while protests continued in Yangon and other

Massive COVID-19 vaccine-sharing push kicks off in Ghana New! 2021-02-24 08:27:15A shipment of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses landed in Ghana on Wednesday, kicking off a global effort to supply 2 billion shots to countries that ris

US to seek seat on UN human rights New! 2021-02-24 08:20:44GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie for a seat at the U.N.'s human rights body, which woul

China says Japan-U.S. security treaty a product of New! 2021-02-24 05:37:54BEIJING (AP) - China on Wednesday called the Japan-U.S. mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following U.S. criticism of the presence of Chi

Ghana is first nation in world to receive New! 2021-02-24 05:23:55ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiat

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Capitol police failed to properly lock down Congress New! 2021-02-24 16:36:01Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection did not properly lock down the building and were unsure of the rules for

Biden, Trudeau agree to 'safeguard' caribou calving grounds New! 2021-02-24 14:53:37U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to work with Canada to protect the North's Porcupine caribou herd — marking another shift away from the pol

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the New! 2021-02-24 10:30:55The first big real-world study of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is 94 per cent effective at preventing COVID

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine is New! 2021-02-24 09:43:31Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said in documents pu

Australian bid put on IOC fast track to New! 2021-02-24 09:01:50The Australian state of Queensland became the strong favourite to host the 2032 Olympics after the IOC gave it the status of its preferred bidder on W

Tiger Woods survived near-fatal crash, but his career New! 2021-02-24 08:55:12The bad news is that the career of the world's greatest golfer — at least on the game's biggest stages — is probably over.

Space fans crack secret message on NASA's Mars New! 2021-02-24 07:18:05The huge parachute used by NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team.

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive New! 2021-02-24 05:01:01The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the

Canadian legal luminaries sign letter accusing Iranian courts 2021-02-24 04:00:00The rulings of a court in a rural corner of northeastern Iran have brought together a Who's Who of Canada's legal profession to denounce the mistrea

Online booking complicates COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Washington 2021-02-23 22:21:00People 65 or older are now allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Washington state, but many are hindered by the online booking system which some compla

Rochester, N.Y., police officers involved in death of 2021-02-23 17:35:11Rochester, N.Y., police officers seen on body camera video last March holding down a naked and handcuffed Black man named Daniel Prude until

Security officials blame bad intelligence, contradict each other 2021-02-23 15:50:29Faulty intelligence was to blame for the Capitol defenders' failure to anticipate the violent mob that invaded the iconic building and halted certifi

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From the first stitch to the final zip: 2021-02-23 08:00:58A sewing machine, a Pacific freighter and a Detroit family's loss: The story of one body bag's life cycle and the hands that touched it along the wa

Zombies are everywhere in South Korea, feeding on 2021-02-23 06:00:25Train zombies. Historic zombies. High-rise apartment zombies. DMZ zombies. The undead are proliferating in South Korea's imagination.

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in 2021-02-22 23:05:04The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested on intrnational drug trafficking charges at an airpor

Modified COVID-19 vaccines may get nod from FDA 2021-02-22 19:01:50COVID-19 vaccines adapted for new coronavirus variants can receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration without repeating full clinical

A sorrowful U.S. death toll of 500,000 from 2021-02-22 16:46:12More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Hope is in sight, but devastation remains.

Thanks to Undocupoets, poets don't need papers to 2021-02-22 10:00:10For decades, poets without legal status were excluded from prizes. A group called Undocupoets changed that — and then founded a prize of its own

News Analysis: He's their brother. They want him 2021-02-22 08:00:27The family of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is torn apart by his extremist views

Garland, Biden's attorney general nominee, says Capitol siege 2021-02-22 07:00:11President Biden's attorney general nominee testifies before a Senate committee weighing his appointment to be the top U.S. law enforcement official.

At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as 2021-02-21 17:59:51Thousands stuck for months in Ciudad Juárez await new chance at U.S. entry

McManus: How to end a very long war 2021-02-21 07:00:21The U.S. is supposed to withdraw its last 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by May. But pulling out abruptly could lead to an even bloodier civil war.

Climate change and corruption endanger an ancient valley 2021-02-21 06:00:14The government says a dam is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corr

Oklahoma City bombing provides insights into how Garland 2021-02-21 05:00:28Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee to be attorney general, gathered valuable lessons from his experience overseeing the investigation of the

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French police on high alert after teenagers stabbed New! 2021-02-24 07:52:45The French government sent police reinforcements on Tuesday evening to two Paris suburbs to try break a cycle of gang violence after two 14-year-olds

Gérard Depardieu strongly contests rape charges, lawyer says New! 2021-02-24 07:52:27French actor Gerard Depardieu strongly contests rape and sexual assault charges leveled against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday, and asked that

France excoriates China's 'institutional repression' of Uighurs New! 2021-02-24 07:51:58French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday denounced what he called the "institutionalised repression" of China's Uighur minority.

Hungary starts using China's coronavirus vaccine in EU New! 2021-02-24 07:18:36Hungary on Wednesday became the first EU nation to start using China's Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Breaking the code of silence over sexual violence New! 2021-02-24 06:35:55France is coming to terms with the fact that sexual assault and rape cases are often known about but ignored. The situation at the prestigious&nb

Ghana receives world's first free Covid-19 vaccines under New! 2021-02-24 05:46:09Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednes

No new Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day, New! 2021-02-24 04:40:58The French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Wednesday there had been no further positive COVID-19 tests among its playing squad or backroom staff for a

German court convicts Syria ex-intelligence agent in landmark 2021-02-24 03:58:33A former Syrian intelligence service agent was on Wednesday sentenced to four and a half years in jail for complicity in crimes against humanity in th

Myanmar faces renewed protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic 2021-02-24 03:43:23Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as regional power Indonesia tries to use mediation to move the country out

N. Korean defector goes undetected for hours in 2021-02-24 01:59:40A North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world's most fortified borders, a Seoul official

Brooklyn icon Harden gets nod as a reserve 2021-02-24 01:30:15James Harden headlined the list of 2021 NBA All-Star Game reserves announced on Tuesday, joining Brooklyn teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to m

Covid-19 causes 'social tsunami' in downtrodden Paris suburb 2021-02-24 00:54:43In a gritty Paris suburb, Zineb, Danielle and even Benjamina, who is in his late 70s, say they only want one thing: to desperately get back to work.

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Conservative host posts about his investigation into voter New! 2021-02-24 17:46:10 BlazeTV host Steven Crowder had his Twitter account restricted after posting about a video investigative piece claiming numerous voter addresses in t

Israeli PM urges Biden to keep Trump's sanctions New! 2021-02-24 17:14:13 Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly urged US President Joe Biden to maintain his predecessor’s sanctions against the International Criminal Court

How do you do, fellow kids? Biden White New! 2021-02-24 17:05:28 The Biden administration has taken a popular meme and mutilated it, leaving what appears to be praise for Canada’s Justin Trudeau but which was

Police pelted with stones, garbage dumpsters set alight New! 2021-02-24 16:07:36 Riots have continued in the Spanish region of Catalonia for a ninth consecutive night as demonstrators voice their anger over the arrest of rapper Pa

Divided Republicans in Congress awkwardly disagree on Trump’s New! 2021-02-24 15:20:31 Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) is facing a backlash after openly disagreeing with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on Donald Trump’s future with

‘This is why punctuation matters’: Boxing champ Fury New! 2021-02-24 14:58:20 Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been mocked by fans after appearing to advertize a "white people’s champion" sweatshirt to more than four

72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela New! 2021-02-24 14:35:35 The head of the EU's delegation to Venezuela has been told she has just 72 hours to leave after being expelled by Caracas in response to Brussels ex

In fresh censorship, Twitter bans 'Russian' accounts it New! 2021-02-24 14:28:37 Nearly 400 Twitter accounts have been shut down in the latest Silicon Valley banning spree over allegations many are linked to Moscow and work to dis

US Federal Reserve investigating disruptions to Fedwire payment New! 2021-02-24 14:27:55 The US Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it is investigating a disruption to services including Fedwire, which facilitates trillions of dollars in

France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend New! 2021-02-24 13:22:59 From this Friday, the city of Dunkirk and the surrounding area will enter a weekend lockdown similar to that in Nice, France's Health Minister Olivi

UK’s Covid-19 app can be converted into vaccine New! 2021-02-24 13:09:44 The National Health Service app initially developed for users to show their Covid-19 test results can be converted into a digital vaccine certificate

‘Let’s play strip poker’: Former staffer publishes explosive New! 2021-02-24 13:07:45 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is being accused of sexual harassment and fostering a “toxic” work environment by former staffer Lindsey B

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China's Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing New! 2021-02-24 04:50:38China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the comi

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change 2021-02-24 03:08:54US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and ple

In blow to Oli, Nepal SC orders parliament 2021-02-24 01:45:37Nepal’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of parliament, two months after the Prime Minister dissolved the House and called for

'Very optimistic' of meeting target to lift Covid 2021-02-23 16:40:13"I am hopeful but obviously nothing can be guaranteed and it all depends on the way we continue to be prudent and continue to follow the guidance in

Queen's relative handed 10-month jail term for sexual 2021-02-23 15:11:20Earl of Strathmore Simon Bowes-Lyon, who is the son of a cousin of the 94-year-old British monarch, was found to have forced his way into the sleeping

Donald Trump may soon have to answer rape 2021-02-23 14:34:34During a December visit to New York City, writer E. Jean Carroll says she went shopping with a fashion consultant to find the “best outfit&rdquo

Activists protest in Paris to ensure Pak is 2021-02-23 12:08:34"We have gathered here outside the FATF building as it will be meeting next week to discuss and review the case of Pakistan to make it remain under g

UK's Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital 2021-02-23 10:32:32Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has spent a seventh night in hospital after being admitted as a precaution. Phil

Biden's attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off 2021-02-23 09:55:42

Canada's parliament passes motion on China's treatment of 2021-02-23 09:52:25Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes

More Myanmar protests follow strike, foreign concerns 2021-02-23 09:41:59Protesters against the military's seizure of power in Myanmar were back on the streets of the country's biggest city on Tuesday, a day after a call

G7 foreign ministers condemn violence against Myanmar protesters 2021-02-23 09:15:26

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Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine is safe, prevents New! 2021-02-24 09:02:42The agency's independent advisers will debate if the evidence is strong enough to recommend the long-anticipated shot.

AstraZeneca to deliver less than half of vaccines New! 2021-02-24 07:35:33The expected shortfall follows a big reduction in supplies in the first quarter and could hit the EU's ability to meet its target of vaccinating 70 p

Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through New! 2021-02-24 07:21:36Ghana is among 92 low-and middle-income countries that are receiving vaccines for free through COVAX.

U.S. judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day freeze 2021-02-24 02:41:11U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal law and risked imposing

Anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery’s death marked by vigils, 2021-02-24 01:51:42The 25-year-old Black man's shooting death by two men who accused him of trespassing in their Georgia neighbourhood helped spark last summer's Black

Board leaders resign from Texas power grid operator 2021-02-23 23:58:31All of the five board directors who are stepping down live outside of Texas, which only intensified criticism of the Electric Reliability Council of T

UN investigator says questions remain over whether Iran 2021-02-23 22:38:03"They have not proven beyond any reasonable doubt that the plane was not intentionally targeted," Agnes Callamard said.

Crash leaves Tiger Woods’ golfing future in doubt 2021-02-23 21:54:28Woods has recently spent as much time away from the PGA Tour recovering from injury as he has on the course thanks to multiple knee and back surgeries

No charges for N.Y. police officers involved in 2021-02-23 21:33:16Body camera footage showed officers putting a hood over Prude's head and pressing him into the pavement until he stopped breathing last March, leadin

COVID-19: Calgary company builds ICUs, vaccination pods to 2021-02-23 20:15:26With countries around the world racing to vaccinate, Falkbuilt is now creating vaccination pods and ICU capacity.

Tiger Woods in surgery for multiple leg injuries 2021-02-23 14:48:54The LASD tweeted Woods was driving on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes when the car crashed, sustaining major damage.

Canada, Australia to coordinate efforts to make web 2021-02-23 14:13:26An agreement was struck between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.

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