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Justin Trudeau tries to contain scandal surrounding brownface New! 2019-09-19 11:54:21New images are emerging of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface and blackface makeup at costume parties just as he faces a crucial election.

Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks East Texas New! 2019-09-19 11:13:40Rain from Imelda, now a tropical depression, is still drenching parts of Texas and Louisiana, with as much as 35 inches forecast in some places by Fri

Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz declares victory in close New! 2019-09-19 10:17:42Benny Gantz, leader of the opposition Blue and White party, has held a steady lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party.

Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs New! 2019-09-19 10:10:10The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. The monument will reopen

Iran diplomat warns of 'all-out war' if hit New! 2019-09-19 08:17:40U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had described the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry as an "act of war." The U.S. links Iran to the assau

Newsletter: Why are more women being killed? New! 2019-09-19 08:00:14As homicides overall in L.A. drop, more women are being killed — often by intimate partners.

Hurricane lashes Bermuda as new storm aims at New! 2019-09-19 03:58:32Fast-moving Hurricane Humberto, a Category 3, swept Bermuda before heading out into the Atlantic. In the Pacific, Hurricane Lorena hovers off Baja Cal

Bleak prospects for Israel's Netanyahu after election yields New! 2019-09-19 03:01:04Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party falls short of a parliamentary majority in Israel's election, putting him in dire political peril.

Suicide bomb in Afghanistan kills at least 20 New! 2019-09-19 02:45:13The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the bombing in Zabul province, have carried out nearly daily attacks since peace talks with the U.S. colla

Serial killer may have been found, South Korean New! 2019-09-19 02:08:21South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women about 30

3 executives not guilty in Fukushima disaster case, New! 2019-09-19 01:39:04A Japanese court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fu

Benny Gantz, both politically and personally, is the 2019-09-18 14:09:00The taciturn former army chief of staff and leader of the Blue and White party emerged onto the political scene six months ago and has done the seemin

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Europe is being urged to spend, but some 2019-09-17 08:21:00EU nations are at odds on how to change rules on government spending in the 28-member bloc — an impasse that could potentially halt plans to rev

Almost everyone in Ecuador has had their personal 2019-09-17 08:10:00An unprecedented national data breach has seen detailed information of potentially every person in Ecuador leaked online.

Spain is unlikely to have a new government 2019-09-17 06:32:00The Southern European economy has been at a political impasse since a general election in April.

Apple takes its $14 billion tax fight with 2019-09-17 03:59:00Apple challenged a $14 billion tax charge from the European Commission in the EU's second-highest court on Tuesday, escalating the landmark tax fight

Israel's Netanyahu fights to hang on to power 2019-09-17 03:05:00The ballot comes at a precarious time for the country's longest serving prime minister, with the right-wing incumbent facing formidable challenges.

Jeering crowd forces UK Prime Minister Johnson to 2019-09-16 12:03:00British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the European Union's top executive Jean-Claude Juncker and Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourg premier to dis

Trump knows trade wars aren't the best approach 2019-09-16 06:02:00Both Washington and Beijing are aware that a trade conflict is not the best approach to international politics despite continued retaliatory tariffs b

An oil price risk premium is back after 2019-09-16 04:45:00Brent crude surged by as much as 19.5% to reach $71.95 per barrel on Monday, the biggest intra-day jump since the Gulf War in 1991.

EU chief Juncker tells Boris Johnson it's time 2019-09-16 03:59:00British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with the European Union's top executive for a set of lunchtime talks on Monday in Luxembourg.

It seems a no-deal Brexit is going to 2019-09-13 12:32:00A no-deal Brexit looks likely, Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told CNBC Friday, though he is still hopeful that both sides of the English Chann

The most popular drinks at one of Britain's 2019-09-13 07:44:00JD Wetherspoon reported a rise in full year pre-tax profit on Friday, defying intensifying Brexit uncertainty.

It's now a 'very appropriate' moment for Germany 2019-09-13 05:03:00The German government should now look to ease its rules on fiscal spending in an effort to bolster its flagging economy, Valdis Dombrovskis, a vice-pr

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Trump Cancels California's Auto Pollution Rules  2019-09-18 19:30:00Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing California's authority to issue stricter vehicle efficiency rules than the federal government

Concerns Mount Over Makeshift Prisons for Islamic State 2019-09-18 18:35:00US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces keep warning they can't hold thousands of IS militants for much longer; US officials say they're right

2 US Senators Warn Trump Against Nuclear Deal 2019-09-18 18:18:43Democrats Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley say a deal could give the Riyadh the tool to develop nuclear weapons

Qatar Airways Reports $639 Million Loss as Boycott 2019-09-18 17:53:48The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have enforced an economic boycott of Qatar since June 2017, accusing Doha of links to extrem

First Vaping Hospitalization Reported in Canada  2019-09-18 17:33:00Development follows US outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds

UN Chief Rules Out Meeting Venezuela's Guaido in 2019-09-18 17:32:18Guterres said that the United Nations will not be the setting for negotiations between Maduro and the opposition

Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets With Crown Prince 2019-09-18 17:09:00'Iran is behind the attacks and not Yemen's Houthis,' US secretary of state says

US Lawmakers Pledge Support for Hong Kong Pro-Democracy 2019-09-18 17:06:56Trump administration official told a Senate panel Wednesday the US had already been successful in supporting the efforts of pro-democracy activists in

World Leaders to Take Stock of 'Faltering' Global 2019-09-18 17:02:00A high-level summit in New York next week will be the first to focus on the sustainable development goals since they were adopted by the United Nation

UN Says Deal Reached on Committee for New 2019-09-18 16:31:55Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announces that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constituti

Migrant Mothers and Children Sue US Over Asylum 2019-09-18 02:48:23The plaintiffs are 126 women and children from 59 families, mostly from the impoverished and violent Central American countries of El Salvador, Hondur

Nigeria's Diesel-dependent Economy Braces for Clean-fuel Rules 2019-09-18 02:15:47Country is one of world's largest economies where businesses rely so heavily on diesel-powered generators — reliable in a nation where nearly 8

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Paris sending experts to Saudi to shed light 2019-09-18 04:00:24Macron spoke to Price Mohammed, widely seen as the kingdom's de-facto ruler and known as MBS, following Saturday's attacks on oil installations in S

No cheating: At 122, Frenchwoman was the world’s 2019-09-17 22:55:05

Renzi splits Italy's Democrats, shaking government coalition 2019-09-17 11:33:58Renzi announced his departure with a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, after explaining the abrupt move in an interview with the Italian daily La Repu

Russia says no threat after blast in lab 2019-09-17 09:34:36The blast happened Monday at "Vector", a state-run virus and biotechnology research centre that is one of only two locations in the world to hold th

I'd love to be granted asylum in France: 2019-09-16 05:22:10Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he would love French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him political asylum. it's not about Fran

Danes raise €2.4m in first climate telethon 2019-09-15 21:27:01

Diary of ‘Polish Anne Frank’ in vault for 2019-09-14 21:35:04

Russia's world-first floating nuclear plant reaches port 2019-09-14 07:49:45

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over 2019-09-14 02:46:08Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links

Frenchman dies during sex on business trip, court 2019-09-13 05:25:30A Frenchman died during sex while on a business trip and a a Paris court ruled it a "workplace accident". The court ruled that the firm should payou

Massive transport strike paralyzes Paris over pension reform 2019-09-13 04:39:51

Paris braces for massive metro strike over pension 2019-09-12 13:40:07Paris metro and other public transport workers were to walk off the job Friday for a huge one-day strike over President Emmanuel Macron's plan to ove