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Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 11:03 AM

VIENNA (AP) — The countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel agreed on Friday to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices....

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:43 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:32 PM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 1:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. More than 40 states...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 2:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 2:39 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King says it’s sorry for offering a lifetime supply of whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:59 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalise cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name”.  It’s the latest withdrawal by the...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 10:43 AM

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 2:48 PM

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, United States are searching for suspects in relation to the murder of Jamaican-American rapper-singer XXXTentacion who was pronounced dead...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion on Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at 10...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:23 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) A conservative legislator in Russia says he wants to ban ”mockery” of the national soccer team because the players are "fighting for the honour of our country". Vitaly Milonov told The Associated...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 11:48 AM

NAIROBI,  CMC – A court in Nairobi, Kenya says Cuban doctors who arrived in the country earlier this month can start working in hospitals, dismissing a challenge over their right to work there. On Tuesday, the Employment and Labour...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 5:09 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. Then Hurricane Maria...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 4:44 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says she “hates” to see families separated at the US- Mexico border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:45 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:47 AM

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.Under the agreement, the BBC said Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia.Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it was "a brave, historic and...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:36 AM

At least 20 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, in the US state of New Jersey.According to the BBC, police say at least two men opened fire at around 03:00 local time (07:00 GMT...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:27 AM

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country's army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe.The BBC said blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state yesterday evening and...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:14 AM

UNITED STATES NEW YORK (AP): American Airlines has agreed to pay US$45 million to settle a lawsuit that says it and other major United States airlines colluded to drive up the price of airfares.In settling the case, American denied any wrongdoing....

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis denounced abortion yesterday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics programme and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured yesterday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow.Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained. Preliminary information indicated...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt announced yesterday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the ailing economy.The new prices, up to 50 per cent increases in some cases,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 4:29 PM

DERBY, England (AP) — A signed pair of running shoes worn by eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has been stolen from an address in Linton, Derbyshire. The white, blue and red spikes were used by the Jamaican great in a 100 meters...

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