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U.S. pulls out of international open skies treaty

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States is no longer a party to the Open Skies Treaty. The U.S, formerly left ...

France to ease restrictions between now and January

PARIS, France - Aware that the French are becoming weary of lockdown and need to have a better sense of ...

U.S. records 1 million Covid cases in past week, total now exceeds 12m

WASHINGTON, DC - The number of people to have contracted Covid-19 in the United States reached, and surpassed, 12 million ...

U.S. president spotted at golf course during G20 Covid-19 talks

WASHINGTON, DC - November 22 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump, who participated in his final Group of 20 summit on ...

Three convicted murderers to face execution before Trump leaves office

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration is to execute three more prisoners on Death Row, prior to Mr Trump leaving ...

World Covid-19 cases at highest level ever

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the ...

Barrage of rockets hit Afghan capital killing eight, wounding dozens

KABUL, Afghanistan - At least eight people were killed Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of ...

Biden, at 78, will be oldest U.S. president to be sworn in

WASHINGTON, DC - President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he'll take the reins of a politically ...

14-year old boy becomes youngest university graduate in India

HYDERABAD, Telangana, India, November 21 (ANI): Fourteen-year-old Agastya Jaiswal from Hyderabad has claimed himself to be the first student in ...

How scribes of the ancient world were the pollsters of their day

In modern elections, pollsters have taken on an almost prophetic role. Pollsters read the signs of the times with big ...

UN,Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Protect Civilians

International rights groups urged Ethiopian forces to prioritize the safety of civilians in the Tigray region Monday as a 72-hour ...

A Look at Biden's Cabinet Picks

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has begun naming members of his new Cabinet, as well as other top-level administration officials. Biden ...

Xinhua Headlines: China removes all remaining counties from poverty list

-- China has achieved the feat of removing all remaining counties from the country's poverty list.-- Delisting all poverty-stricken counties ...

Indonesian Navy to Move Combat Squad's HQ to Natuna Islands

Indonesia's navy chief said Monday it would move its combat squad's headquarters to the Natuna Islands to protect Jakarta's territorial ...

In the 1620s, Plymouth Plantation had its own #MeToo moment

In the many celebrations, reflections and histories of Plymouth colony, the settlement's gender dynamics often get short shrift.But not unlike ...

Shorthanded FIU forced to cancel game with La. Tech

Saturday's game between Florida International University and Louisiana Tech has been canceled due to a shorthanded position group impacted by ...

US Pledges Support for Manila on Counterterrorism, South China Sea

Washington will "stand with" Manila against pro-Islamic State militants and help defend its interests in the South China Sea, American ...

India shares evidence on Pakistan hand in terror plot in Nagrota

New Delhi [India], November 23 (ANI): India has briefed a select group of head of missions here about Pakistan's direct ...

Italy announces temporary ban on mink farming

Rome [Italy], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed a decree on Monday banning mink farming until at ...

Seven Sudanese Doctors Die from COVID-19 in 10 Days

KHARTOUM - Sudanese health authorities said Sunday that seven medical doctors died from COVID-19 in 10 days, a development that ...

Vaccine Breakthrough Raises Hopes of Rapid Global Rollout

LONDON - A coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain's University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has shown successful results ...

Stone, Root shine in England T20 warm-up match

Fast bowler Olly Stone and Test captain Joe Root played leading roles in an England intra-squad Twenty20 warm-up match at ...

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global game changer

In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might ...

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes ...

Biden Names His Diplomatic, National Security Team

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named his top diplomatic and national security team for his incoming administration on Monday, ...

Bears undecided on QB1 at Packers

Who will start for the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday night? On Monday, Bears head coach Matt Nagy ...

China diversifies in Central Asia

Roads, pipelines, coal-fired power plants: not so much anymore.Beijing has changed course. It now rarely funds major infrastructure projects in ...

Serin to captain France XV against Italy

Scrumhalf Baptiste Serin will replace Charles Ollivon as France captain against Italy, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Monday.Under ...

China Obscures Probes Into Xinjiang Cotton Supply Chain

Investigators looking for evidence of forced labor in clothing supply chains in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang on behalf ...

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

Musicians play a prominent role in Nigeria's dynamic political landscape, especially since the country became a democracy. Politics and music ...

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is a global game changer

In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might ...

What Canada's top CEOs think about remote work

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, millions of Canadians switched from working in a central office location to working ...

Evergreen Ibra out for 10 days with thigh injury: source

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss AC Milan's Europa League clash at Lille after a source at the Italian club told AFP ...

Loew under pressure ahead of German FA probe into Spain thrashing

The German football association (DFB) announced on Monday that its presidential board will meet next month to discuss the consequences ...

Anthony Martial criticised for being arrogant

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial overrates his own abilities, according to one pundit.Craig Burley was speaking after United's narrow 1-0 ...

Rabada reveals 'bizarre' South African training regime

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada revealed on Monday that the South African cricket team are training in two groups to minimise ...

WHO says $4.3 bln urgently needed for vaccine sharing scheme

There is a risk that the poor and vulnerable will be trampled on in the stampede for coronavirus vaccines, the ...

FACTBOX | As mediation calls mount, who has leverage in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has rebuffed attempts at international mediation since conflict erupted in its northern Tigray region on 4 November.Federal troops are ...

France at Odds with Mali Plan to Dialogue with Jihadists

PARIS - The eight-year Islamist insurgency in the West African nation of Mali shows no sign of ending and after ...

Biden Picks Foreign Affairs Veteran as Secretary of State Nominee

WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has selected one of his closest foreign affairs advisers, Antony Blinken, to be secretary ...

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Dow Jones jumps 328 points as stocks rally after early falls

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks had a volatile and skittish day on Monday but still managed to eke ...

Irish government to help small business sector cope with Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish government on Monday opened a new scheme to help small businesses prepare for Britain's exit ...

Mixed performance for Asian stocks Monday, greenback slides

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan and Hong Kong were sold off on Monday, however in mainland China and ...

Brits and Canadians agree to transitional trade pact for after Brexit

OTTAWA, Canada, November 22 (ANI): Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim post-Brexit trade agreement, Canadian Prime Minister ...

France to ease restrictions between now and January

PARIS, France - Aware that the French are becoming weary of lockdown and need to have a better sense of ...

Dublin Airport's Terminal 2, ten years on

DUBLIN, Ireland - Dublin Airport this week marked the tenth anniversary of Terminal 2.Since it opened on 19 November, 2010 ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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