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Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 3:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration renewed its call Monday for the Organization of American States (OAS) to suspend Venezuela and for other members to step up pressure on the country’s government to restore constitutional order...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 10:34 AM

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers used heavy machinery and shovels Monday to search for survivors or victims of an eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, and residents said they were caught unaware by fast-moving pyroclastic flows...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 10:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) :Solo: A Star Wars Story is losing momentum quickly at the box office. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 per cent in weekend two with US$29.3 million from North American theatres, according to studio estimates on...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OXON HILL, Maryland (AP):The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in Gaza early Sunday in response to the resumption of rocket fire toward Israel, which threatened to unravel an informal ceasefire that had held since a flare-up of violence last week....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 11:10 AM

WASHINGTON, CMC – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will be sending a delegation to Barbados on Tuesday to assist the island in its plans for revitalising the ailing economy.Prime Minister Mia Mottley has already indicated that her...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 10:32 AM

China has warned that all trade talks between Beijing and Washington will be void if the US sets up trade sanctions.After talks between Vice Premier Liu He and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, China said it was ready to boost imports from many...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 10:21 AM

Cattle thieves have killed more than 20 people in Nigeria's northern state of Zamfara, the BBC has reported officials as saying.The thieves arrived in the village of Zanoka on motorbikes, shooting at people and setting fire to their homes.Clashes...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BAMAKO (AP):An organiser says 16 people were injured in clashes between Mali's security forces and opposition supporters yesterday during a prohibited march ahead of elections.Cheick Diallo says the injured include two candidates for president in...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) 48th annual meeting ended in Grenada last week, with governors of the institution uniting around the event's theme of resilience.CDB president, Dr William Warren Smith, in his closing statement last Thursday,...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis is digging deeper into the roots of Chile's sex abuse scandal by meeting with a group of priests who were trained in a cult-like Catholic community and suffered psychological and sexual abuse there.Francis celebrated...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar were thought to have escaped their enclosures yesterday at a zoo in western Germany, sparking a massive search by police and warnings to residents to stay indoors.Hours later, authorities said those...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 per cent in April.Average hourly pay rose 2.7 per cent from a...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Already under fire for his combative trade policies, United States (US) President Donald Trump yesterday intensified pressure on Canada, demanding that America's neighbour and close ally "open their markets and take down trade...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Four more deaths have been linked to a national food-poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOSTON (AP):A former high-school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed 'Rev' for his pastor-like influence was sentenced yesterday to up to 26 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him....

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 4:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 2:26 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the United States under an agreement between the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys for the state and Republican Governor...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 2:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12. Trump says after an Oval Office meeting Friday with North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol that he’d be making a mistake not to...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 11:26 AM

ST. PAUL, Minneapolis (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced a $210 million settlement Thursday with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganisation, making this the second-...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 10:02 AM

Remnants of the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season are pushing into Canada, but Alberto’s heavy rains have drenched the Southern Appalachians, claiming lives in raging flash floods, triggering mudslides and washing away...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The European Union says it plans to bring its case against new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium to the World Trade Organization on Friday. If that happens, the 28-nation EU would join China and India in triggering the WTO...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 10:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies. Europe and Mexico pledged to...

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