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Further U.S. hegemony could spark global nuclear arms race

With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that ...

4 St Louis police officers receive gunshot wounds during protests

ST LOUIS, Missouri - Police in St. Louis, Missouri say four police officers were shot late Monday as protests that ...

Several Afghan civilians die in roadside bombing

Officials say that seven civilians have been killed and six others wounded in a roadside bomb attack in northern Afghanistan.The ...

Tensions between U.S. black communities and police go back centuries

Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officer ...

German carmaker to expand investment in Chinese auto sector

HEFEI, June 2 (Xinhua) -- German carmaker Volkswagen has announced plans to invest 2.1 billion euros (about 2.3 billion U.S. ...

US jobless claims hit 42 million

Another 1.9 million Americans have filed unemployment claims, bringing the total to over 42 million, according to the latest figures ...

ECB expands pandemic purchase program by 600 bln euros

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde speaks at a press conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March ...

Here's looking at EAEU #1: Blowing hot and cold

The most eye-catching news involving the Eurasian Economic Union of late involved a country that is not even (yet) a ...

Decision To Place Anti-Putin Shaman In Psychiatric Clinic Challenged

MOSCOW -- A Siberian court ruling placing in a psychiatric clinic a Siberian shaman who gained notoriety for claiming to ...

Stripping voting rights from felons is about politics, not punishment

In 2018 Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment ending the disenfranchisement of ex-convicts. Though it excluded people convicted of murder ...

Where are the African American leaders?

As protests rock the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, there ...

AP Tally: Arrests at Widespread US Protests Hit 10,000

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake ...

ER Visits for Non-Coronavirus Illnesses Plunged in April, CDC Says

A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says emergency room visits for non-coronavirus illnesses plummeted in ...

India Hopes to Resolve China Faceoff Along Border with Talks

NEW DELHI - A standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border in the northern Himalayas shows no ...

The latest: Coronavirus watch updates, June 4

A woman sprays disinfectant over masks of her family members in Agartala, Tripura, India, June 2, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)- U.S.: state ...

Mourners Set to Honor George Floyd; US Protesters Demand Reforms

Mourners are set to gather Thursday in the U.S. city of Minneapolis for the first of three memorials for George ...

Sorsogon is COVID-19 free again

SORSOGON CITY (PIA) - Sorsogon is once again free of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after its only infected patient recovered ...

Markets in Asia, Europe Lose Ground

Global markets were mostly lower Thursday.Tokyo's Nikkei index closed 0.3 percent higher, while the S&P/ASX in Sydney had gained 0.8 ...

Current, Former Leaders Wary of Using US Military in Protest Response

Senior current and former U.S. defense officials are expressing concerns about the military being used for political purposes amid national ...

COVID-19 Drags Australia Into Recession

SYDNEY - The coronavirus shutdown and the summer bushfires have ended Australia's run of 29 years of uninterrupted economic growth. ...

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Proposed Israeli developments in east Jerusalem draw Palestinian ire

JERUSALEM - The only Palestinian industrial area in East Jerusalem is to be demolished, and the present occupiers of the ...

Texans players, coaches to attend George Floyd funeral if allowed

HOUSTON, Texas - Over 60,000 people showed up for a Houston protest and rally in the wake of George Floyd's ...

Pakistan's MQM asks U.S. to halt civilian and military aid to Pakistan

LONDON, UK - Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has appealed to the United ...

U.S. policing's darkest hour, a nightmare re-lived again and again

There is no need to wonder why George Floyd (age 46) was murdered in broad daylight in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on ...

Further U.S. hegemony could spark global nuclear arms race

With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that ...

Bans for over 60s and children during pandemic under scrutiny

A small number of countries around the world have used age as a barrier in setting guidance for their response ...

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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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