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Ex-Philippine official warns of `tragedy’ if US pact New! 2020-02-28 06:37:19MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A former Philippine foreign secretary warned Friday that the president’s decision to end a key U.S. security pact wil

UN agency says 35 migrants rescued off Libyan New! 2020-02-28 02:51:41CAIRO (AP) - A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya's Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.

NATO urges Syria, Russia to halt airstrikes as New! 2020-02-28 02:35:34BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO on Friday called on Syria and Russia to halt their airstrikes following the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in northeastern Syria,

Turkey threatens Europe with refugees after 33 troops New! 2020-02-28 01:10:38REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke over the phone on Friday, a day after Syrian government airstrikes killed 33 T

Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticism New! 2020-02-28 00:53:05KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Many Afghans view Saturday's expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism. The

Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on New! 2020-02-28 00:01:12Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick do

Navy officials: Budget shift hinders fleet goals New! 2020-02-27 23:28:23The U.S. Navy's top civilian official is pushing back on the Trump administration's latest game of tug-of-war with Congress over moves to divert Pen

Dozens of Turkish soldiers reported killed in Syrian New! 2020-02-27 23:15:10A Syrian air strike Thursday reportedly killed nearly three dozen Turkish soldiers, a sharp escalation in a building conflict between the two countrie

Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including officials New! 2020-02-27 23:04:13DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran’s Shiite theocracy now

Japan sends vice justice minister to Lebanon on New! 2020-02-27 23:03:48TOKYO (AP) - A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn, who f

Dog tests positive for coronavirus, is placed under New! 2020-02-27 22:39:50Hong Kong authorities said Friday they have taken a pet dog into quarantine over a positive coronavirus test, CNN reported. The Hong Kong Agriculture,

UN chief: Growing inequality for women should shame New! 2020-02-27 22:03:33UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that inequality for women is growing and it “should shame us all i

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Turkish official says 22 soldiers killed in airstrike 2020-02-27 17:12:06An airstrike by Syrian government forces in Syria's northwestern Idlib region killed 22 Turkish soldiers, the local governor in the southeastern prov

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in 2020-02-27 16:56:28Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a super-massive black ho

Ex-Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in prison 2020-02-27 14:07:38Catherine Pugh, the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her

Earth has captured a new mini-moon 2020-02-27 13:21:39Earth has a tiny new companion in its journey around the sun — at least for now.

Trial dates scheduled for Lori Loughlin, others in 2020-02-27 13:01:59A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery

TSX shut down for 'technical halt' as stock 2020-02-27 11:40:24The company that owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange ordered a "technical halt" to all trading on Canada's largest stock exchange on

Turkey says it's helped rebel forces take back 2020-02-27 11:15:27Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Thursday retook a strategic northwestern town in Syria, opposition activists said, and cut off the key highwa

Greek residents on Lesbos, Chios protest overcrowded migrant 2020-02-27 09:09:58Demonstrators gathered Thursday for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new

Britain wants to see 'good progress' on Canada-style 2020-02-27 08:53:56Britain unveiled a negotiating mandate on Thursday for trade talks with the European Union that puts it on a collision course with Brussels, saying it

There are 2 different species of red pandas, 2020-02-27 08:50:13Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones

Which presidential hopeful would be best for Canada? 2020-02-27 04:00:00The Democratic race to pick a presidential nominee will hit overdrive with 14 states voting on Super Tuesday next week. We asked four Democratic Party

COVID-19 outbreak: Here's what's happening around the world 2020-02-27 03:27:45Countries with their first confirmed cases of coronavirus should "move swiftly" to contain the virus, WHO's director-general said Thursday, no

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Volkswagen reaches $900 million deal with consumers over New! 2020-02-28 08:12:18Volkswagen and a major German consumer group said on Friday that they had reached an 830 million euro ($902.04 million) agreement in a class action l

Stock futures fall as coronavirus-led rout continues New! 2020-02-28 07:58:38U.S. stock index futures dropped on Friday as a surge in coronavirus cases, which have already wiped nearly $3 trillion off stocks listed on the bench

Ex-Barclays bankers cleared over Qatar fees in blow New! 2020-02-28 07:50:19Three former Barclays executives were acquitted in London on Friday of charges they helped funnel 322 million pounds ($418 million) in secret fees to

Geneva car show axed as Swiss ban large New! 2020-02-28 07:43:02Switzerland on Friday banned large events expected to draw more than 1,000 people as an extraordinary measure to curb the new coronavirus epidemic, fo

Axing of Geneva car show forces manufacturers to New! 2020-02-28 07:43:02Carmakers were scrambling to reorganise press conferences and vehicle presentations after Swiss authorities forced the cancellation of the Geneva car

UBS CEO's pay slips to $1 million a New! 2020-02-28 07:40:15UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti, one of Europe's best paid bankers, earned 12.5 million francs in 2019, down from 14.1 million in 2018 after the

ECB rate setters see no need for action New! 2020-02-28 07:22:40The European Central Bank does not need to take immediate action in response to the coronavirus epidemic, two ECB policymakers said on Friday, confoun

Airlines at center of storm as coronavirus spreads New! 2020-02-28 07:17:01European airlines stepped up their warnings over the coronavirus outbreak on Friday, with British Airways-owner IAG and Finnair flagging a hit to prof

Kenya's high court orders suspension of flights from New! 2020-02-28 07:17:01Kenya's High Court on Friday ordered flights from China to be temporarily suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, following a petition by the Law So

Revival gives Rolls-Royce confidence despite coronavirus New! 2020-02-28 07:11:25Rolls-Royce has got to grips with a long-running engine problem and enjoyed a strong end to 2019, leaving it well placed to cope with any disruption

OPEC leaning towards larger oil cuts as virus New! 2020-02-28 06:58:03Several key OPEC members are leaning towards a bigger than previously expected oil output cut, four sources with knowledge of the talks said, as oil p

Factbox: Barclays bosses cleared of credit crisis-era fraud New! 2020-02-28 06:51:27Three former Barclays executives were cleared of credit-crisis era fraud charges by a jury on Friday after a landmark London trial over undisclosed pa

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GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia 2020-02-16 22:45:43The move comes as the US car giant retreats from more markets as it focuses on more profitable countries

Japan's economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2014 2020-02-16 20:56:26The world's third largest economy was hit by a sales tax rise, a destructive typhoon and weak global demand.

Crossing Divides: The 'youngsters' gaining respect at work 2020-02-16 19:04:39A demand for social media skills is bringing younger people into the workplace, but this can create friction.

Coronavirus: Bicester Village 'having a tough time' 2020-02-16 19:03:59Spending by visitors from China in the UK stood at £714m in September 2019.

Heathrow Airport apologises for IT failure disruption 2020-02-16 18:00:15The airport says the "technical issues" have been resolved and "systems are returning to normal".

Tesla: German court halts work on new 'Gigafactory' 2020-02-16 14:28:14Environmentalists win a temporary injunction against forest clearance for a new "Gigafactory".

Grant Shapps: Government 'not involved' in China-HS2 talks 2020-02-16 06:58:21The transport secretary's remarks follow reports that China offered to build the line in five years.

Flood defences in England get 1% of infrastructure 2020-02-15 19:54:08Nearly £5bn is due to be spent on flood defences in England up until 2026, government figures show.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation 2020-02-15 18:28:51Mark Zuckerberg says social media firms should not decide what counts as legitimate free speech.

Washington increases tariffs on aircraft after EU subsidy 2020-02-15 09:44:07Most other tariffs on EU exports to the US, including salmon and blended Scotch whisky, are being retained.

Will Vodafone hang up on its business in 2020-02-14 20:01:37A ruling by the Supreme Court could signal the end of the road for the UK telecoms giant in the country.

Pregnant actresses: 'We're not treated like people' 2020-02-14 17:37:27The way some actresses are treated is straight out of "the dark ages", says the Equality Commission.

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