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Today's Headlines: The ballot box battle at the New! 2020-08-14 08:00:15President Trump is opposed to mail-in voting and said he'd block money for the U.S. Postal Service to handle an expected surge in ballots.

Babies' lives 'hang by a thread' as Bolivia's New! 2020-08-14 07:41:51Bolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health system as the coronavirus spreads across one of Latin America’s poorest c

Belarus authorities free hundreds of detainees amid protester New! 2020-08-14 07:02:52Belarus has released about 1,000 people detained during massive protests against the reelection of longtime autocratic President Alexander Lukashenko.

Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines New! 2020-08-14 04:58:53A terrorism suspect linked to the beheadings of hostages is the highest-ranking commander of the Abu Sayyaf group to be taken into custody this year.

Oregon state police withdraw from Portland after 2 New! 2020-08-14 04:43:02Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse targeted by protesters.

Mississippi man who created mosquito-themed state flag says 2020-08-14 04:00:00A Mississippi man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new state flag says he created the design as a joke.

'He's dying!': Crowd horror during George Floyd's arrest 2020-08-14 03:56:32Newly released body-camera video shows the growing horror of onlookers who pleaded with Minneapolis police officers to get off of George Floyd.

Bald eagle, showing air superiority, sends drone into 2020-08-14 03:44:38A drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy was mapping shoreline erosion when a bald eagle struck.

In Egypt, a poolside argument over the burkini 2020-08-14 03:15:51An incident at a pool galvanizes discussion over what women can wear, highlighting the pressures of class, society and religion in Egypt.

Women move to forefront of protests sweeping Belarus 2020-08-13 18:50:05After "Europe's last dictator" claims election win in Belarus, days of protests put spotlight on women.

Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian American and 2020-08-13 17:35:34A Justice Department investigation concluded that Yale 'rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race.'

Fraud charges, lost patents: How an L.A. auto 2020-08-13 12:42:21Supercar designer Steve Saleen says Chinese shareholders seized his company and stole trade secrets. Chinese media portray the venture as a bust.

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Nokia phones maker HMD picks up $230 million 2020-08-11 09:00:19HMD Global said Tuesday that it would use the fresh capital to invest in the development of 5G smartphones.

Revolut, Europe's $5.5 billion digital bank, says losses 2020-08-11 07:35:31Revolut blamed the mounting losses — which came despite a rise in revenue and customer numbers — on its investment in international expans

SoftBank says it's considering selling or listing UK 2020-08-11 06:37:00CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed that SoftBank is considering selling U.K. chip designer Arm or taking the company public.

Sustainable investment funds just surpassed $1 trillion for 2020-08-11 06:30:56It comes amid growing investor interest in sustainable investment funds in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet the European companies thriving online after closing 2020-08-11 04:37:44VanMoof, Biscuiteers and Stone Tyres have all seen sales surge during the age of the coronavirus.

State Department lifts international 'do not travel' advisory, 2020-08-07 15:54:45The U.S. State Department has lifted its 'do not travel' advisory for international trips but many countries remain closed to Americans.

European stocks close slightly higher but U.S.-China tensions 2020-08-07 11:52:42European stocks closed slightly higher Friday after a stronger-than-expected U.S. federal jobs report and amid rising tensions between Washington and

Geothermal project in England secures funding to help 2020-08-07 09:44:22A number of firms are exploring lithium extraction opportunities in Cornwall.

Europe's banks surprise markets with a strong quarter. 2020-08-07 07:39:36European banks have surprised markets with second quarter results but there are still tough challenges ahead.

UK digital bank Starling's losses doubled in 2019 2020-08-07 05:01:19The app-based bank said it had seen lending activity spike thanks to the U.K. government's emergency coronavirus financing schemes.

European stocks close lower after Bank of England 2020-08-06 11:52:25The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed down by 0.7% provisionally, with basic resources falling over 2% to lead losses.

Bank of England governor says negative rates are 2020-08-06 09:16:42His comments came after the BOE's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep benchmark interest rates at an all-time low of 0.1%.

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6 Years after Pakistani Military Operation, Some in New! 2020-08-14 23:53:42According to the UN, some 500,000 people fled their homes during the 2014 counterterror operations that left many houses uninhabitable

US Announces Visa Restrictions on Sudanese Entities New! 2020-08-14 22:24:41US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces visa restrictions on Sudanese individuals and entities accused of undermining Sudan's transitional govern

China Expanding Digital Currency Pilot Program New! 2020-08-14 20:58:05Electronic payment system will cover 28 provinces and cities, including Hong Kong

Volunteers in Mauritius Continue Oil Spill Clean Up New! 2020-08-14 20:53:54Local volunteers laid out booms made from human hair as well as husks from sugar cane factories, Thursday, August 13, in an effort to soak up as much

Local Governments Stare into Fiscal Abyss During Pandemic New! 2020-08-14 20:50:53Evanston, Illinois, among many US cities facing crippling revenue shortfalls

Bid of US Fails to Get Extension New! 2020-08-14 19:54:40Pompeo says failure of UN Security Council to act to protect international peace and security is 'inexcusable'

Postal Service Warns States of Voting by Mail New! 2020-08-14 19:24:57The warning comes as states ramp up mail-in voting amid the pandemic

Hong Kong's Plight Casts Shadow Over Taiwan's Diplomatic New! 2020-08-14 19:15:07Taiwan's president voices concern for Hong Kong people while rejoicing at high-profile visits from US, Japan

Victims' Families Await Compensation From Sudan 22 Years New! 2020-08-14 18:34:51Deal being held up in Congress over compensations of then-African nationals who became US citizens

Analysts: More Countries to Follow Suit After Israel/UAE New! 2020-08-14 17:24:44As two countries move to normalize diplomatic relations, analysts say others such as Bahrain and Sudan may eye improved Israel ties despite regional t

Investigation Confirms Landslide Caused Scotland Train Derailment New! 2020-08-14 16:59:01Accident in northeast Scotland killed three; Prince Charles visits site Friday

Thai Authorities Arrest Pro-Democracy Protest Leader    New! 2020-08-14 16:43:56Parit 'Penguin' Chiwarak taken in for leading protest last month

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Twelve cases of Nile fever confirmed in Spain's New! 2020-08-14 11:07:54

France, Netherlands added to UK's 14-day quarantine list New! 2020-08-14 10:16:11In an announcement late Thursday, the UK government said France is being removed from the list of nations exempted from quarantine requirements becaus

Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use 2020-08-13 14:54:01

Belgian students to self-collect saliva in large Covid-19 2020-08-13 13:23:08Thousands of students at a Belgian university will collect weekly from September a sample of their saliva for a rapid Covid-19 test replacing more com

Coronavirus exposes economic, racial divide in French health 2020-08-13 10:56:57Two recent studies have documented these gaps, but government officials haven't issued new proposals in response. However, as France records a new up

Germany: Optimistic we'll have a vaccine in coming 2020-08-13 09:02:09German health minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday he expected there to be a Covid-19 vaccine in the coming months and definitely next year, speaking

First batch of Russian vaccine against Covid-19 to 2020-08-12 10:21:46On Tuesday, the Russian Health Ministry registered the first coronavirus vaccine in the world. The vaccine, named Sputnik V, was developed jointly by

Russia says allegations Covid-19 vaccine is unsafe are 2020-08-12 09:26:33

‘This is all beyond stupid.’ Experts worry about 2020-08-12 07:29:00Unlike experimental drugs given to the sick, vaccines are intended to be given to masses of healthy people. So they must clear a high bar of safety st

Lukashenko challenger leaves Belarus as EU threatens sanctions 2020-08-12 04:29:52

Covid-19: Russia registers virus vaccine, Putin's daughter given 2020-08-11 13:49:05Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has alr

Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million 2020-08-11 05:58:24