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  • Global Shares Plunge: Worst Day Since '87
    Global_shares_plunge-_worst_day_since_'87 2020-03-13 02:06:33 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Shares have plunged in Asia, with Japan&rsquo;s benchmark sinking 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987.&nbsp;</p><p>Markets worldwide have retreated as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepen and the mel...

  • "Constitutional" Amendment: Putin Plans To Rule Until 2036
    %22constitutional%22_amendment-_putin_plans_to_rule_until_2036 2020-03-10 21:45:41 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed his tightly guarded political plans Tuesday and supported a constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek reelection in 2024 by restarting the term count. The constitutional change would pave the way for the 67-year-old Putin to s...

  • Angela Merkel Says top EU Leaders Stressing Cooperation
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2020-03-10 20:19:00 UTC
    BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she talked to other top leaders of EU member states and the European Commission at a video conference Tuesday evening and explained what her country is doing to contain the spread of the virus and also how the government is financially supporting comp...

  • US Began Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan
    Us_began_withdrawing_troops_from_afghanistan 2020-03-10 16:53:42 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s promise to start releasing Taliban prisoners after he had delayed for...

  • Coronavirus Fuels Dramatic Fall in Oil Price
    Coronavirus_fuels_dramatic_fall_in_oil_price 2020-03-09 01:49:08 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Oil prices are plunging as a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude.</p><p>Brent crude, the international standard, lost $9.50, or 20.1%, to $35.77 per barrel, as of 7:58 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday a...

  • Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
    Pl%c3%a1cido_domingo_pulls_out_of_london's_royal_opera_house 2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not ...

  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    Daily_cases_of_coronavirus_outside_china_climbing 2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...

  • US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
    Us_signs_a_peace_agreement_with_taliban_ 2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war. Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...

  • Stocks sink again, heading for the worst week since 2008
    Stocks_sink_again__heading_for_the_worst_week_since_2008 2020-02-28 21:16:55 UTC
    U.S. stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, pushing the S&P 500 index down another 2.8% and putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008. The virus outbreak has been shutting down industrial centers, emptying shops and severely crimping travel all over the world. More co...

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
    Coronavirus_outbreak_is_spreading_around_the_world 2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
    <p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that&rsquo;s not been seen in recent times.&nbsp;</p><p>The spread of the vi...

  • New Hope in Virus Outbreak in China: Fall in New Cases
    New_hope_in_virus_outbreak_in_china-_fall_in_new_cases 2020-02-12 18:59:17 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, says “it’s way too early to try to predict the beginning of the end” of the virus outbreak in China. Ryan was speaking at a news conference Wednesday at WHO headquarters in Geneva. He says it is reassur...

  • Ireland: Surprise Surge for Sinn Fein
    Ireland-_surprise_surge_for_sinn_fein 2020-02-07 17:34:14 UTC
    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. As Irish voters prepare to choose a new parliament on Saturday, a restive electorate is rattling the two parti...

  • Mitt Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump
    Romney_says_he_will_vote_to_convict_trump 2020-02-05 19:39:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, bringing an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history in a vote at the start of the tumultuous campaign for the White House. A majority of senators have now expressed unease with...

  • European Union Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan
    Josep-borrell-_european_union_rejects_trump_middle_east_peace_plan_ 2020-02-04 22:07:55 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Israel which has strongly backed the U.S. proposal. The plan, announced by Trump last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...

  • Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze
    Benjamin_netanyahu_and_trump_plan_calls_for_palestinian_state 2020-01-28 18:37:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians. The plan ends specula...

  • US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
    Us_ambassador_to_eu_admits_quid_pro_quo 2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...

  • Russian Troops to Fill Void Left by US in Syria
    Putin 2019-10-23 00:55:16 UTC
    SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkis...

  • Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
    Trump's_ukraine_circle__two_arrested 2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor...

  • US Will Betray Kurds Again
    Us_will_betray_the_kurds_again 2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
    For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...

  • Trump Calls For China To Investigate His Political Opponent
    Trump_calls_for_china_to_investigate_his_political_opponent 2019-10-03 15:49:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wanted Ukraine and China to investigate political rival and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son, openly advocating an action that triggered a Democratic impeachment inquiry in Congress. Trump’s earlier efforts t...

  • North Korea Tested New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
    North_korea_tested_new_submarine-launched_ballistic_missile 2019-10-03 04:56:04 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. The launch on Wednesday was the most provocati...

  • Zelenskiy May Damage Ukraine’s International Standing
    Zelenskiy_may_damage_ukraine%e2%80%99s_international_standing 2019-09-27 01:22:09 UTC
    KIEV (Reuters) - Opponents of Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday they were worried that the Ukrainian president’s criticism of European leaders in a call with Donald Trump could damage the country’s international standing. Zelenskiy, a former television comedian and political novice who was ...

  • France, Germany to Sign Arms Exports Pact
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2019-09-20 01:36:58 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany said on Thursday they were close to an agreement on how to remove obstacles to exporting weapons manufactured in joint programs, after French firms called for easing German export restrictions. German curbs on arms exports to non-European Union or non-NATO ...

  • Justin Trudeau Says He Is ‘Deeply Sorry’
    Justin_trudeau-_trump's_tariff_policy_is_'frankly_insulting' 2019-09-20 01:17:55 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote. The Liberal Party leader’s campaign has been upended since Time m...

  • Attacks on Saudi Oil Field Knock Out Half of Its Output
    Attacks_on_saudi_oil_facilities_knock_out_more_than_half_of_its_output 2019-09-15 07:21:05 UTC
    RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East. The a...