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  • Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
    Tropical_storm_elsa_batters_caribbean_islands 2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
    <p>HAVANA (AP) &mdash; Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_state-linked_news_websites_ 2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...

  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    Ebrahim_raisi_-_the_butcher_of_tehran_is_the_new_president_of_iran 2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The electio...

  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    Biden_and_putin_plunge_into_hours_of_face-to-face_talks 2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...

  • New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
    New_evidence_exposes_trump's_criminal_behaviour_while_in_office 2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “har...

  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
    Belarus_hijacks_ryanair_flight_to_kidnap_critical_blogger 2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. ...

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
    Us-covid-19-_130m_people_have_been_vaccinated 2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 1...

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
    Prince_philip__duke_of_edinburgh__dies_at_99 2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a centur...

  • Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
    Police_chief_gives_damning_testimony_in_chauvin_trial 2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
    The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behi...

  • Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
    Putin_tightens_grip_on_power_as_russia's_leader 2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...

  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
    Biden_accuses_republican_of_misusing_filibuster_%e2%80%9cin_a_gigantic_way%e2%80%9d 2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official Whit...

  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
    Us_study-_astrazeneca_79__effective_against_covid-19 2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...

  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
    Domain_of_biden-_withdrawal_of_us_troops_from_afghanistan 2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chanc...

  • Facts & Questions: George Floyd’s Cause of Death
    Facts___questions-_george_floyd%e2%80%99s_cause_of_death 2021-03-07 20:46:24 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck, ignoring the Black man’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. But even with that powerful footage, legal experts say the case isn’t a s...

  • UK's Johnson Wants to Host Euro 2020, WM 2030
    Uk's_johnson_wants_to_host_euro_2020__wm_2030 2021-03-02 02:52:27 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required. “We are very, very k...

  • Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
    Decades_of_hate-_rush_limbaugh_dead 2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
    Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...

  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
    Us_senate_to_wrap_trump's_impeachment_case 2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...

  • Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
    Trump's_crimes_remain_fresh_after_his_presidency 2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...

  • Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
    Iran%e2%80%99s_fm_zarif_urges_us_to_act_fast_to_return_to_nuclear_deal 2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21. Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to e...

  • Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
    Biden-_erratic_trump_should_not_receive_classified_intel 2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump contin...

  • US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
    Us_ends_support_of_five-year_saudi-led_military_offensive_in_yemen 2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
    President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human r...

  • U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000
    New_covid-19_variant_has_been_discovered_in_us 2021-02-05 18:52:51 UTC
    Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines. Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...

  • Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
    Wall_street_is_paying_attention_to_reddit 2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
    (Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    Merkel_invites_biden_to_germany_for_visit 2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...