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Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP) :Sent off with a 21-gun salute, George H.W. Bush left his beloved Texas for the final time yesterday, headed to Washington as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BAIKONUR (AP):Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October's aborted mission.NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris.Facing the most...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 3:38 PM

PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris. Facing...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:02 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband’s request to shave 20 years off his age in a case...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 9:46 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Saudi dissident has filed a lawsuit against an Israeli surveillance company, claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted him and helped lead to the killing of his friend, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The suit, filed in...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 9:41 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president’s lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):French President Emmanuel Macron asked for an evaluation of possible protest security measures yesterday, a day after a Paris demonstration against increased taxes and living costs devolved into France's worst urban riot in a decade.Hours...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 11:22 AM

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security today, a day after central Paris was hit by France's worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 11:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the inauguration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (all times local): 6:30 p.m. In one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an agreement with his...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation", and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips - he would not raise taxes.He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HONG KONG (AP):China's government ordered a halt Thursday on work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):United States President Donald Trump yesterday cancelled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 Nations summit, injecting fresh drama into what already promised to be a tense gathering...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 11:13 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May refused Thursday to rule out Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, a day after the Bank of England warned that such a scenario could plunge the country into its deepest recession...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 11:00 AM

President Donald Trump says his former lawyer Michael Cohen is a “weak person” who is “lying” to get a reduced sentence. The president is reacting to Cohen’s guilty plea Thursday to lying to Congress about work he did...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 10:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday to plead guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):Kenyan police are accused of committing the majority of sexual violence reported during last year's opposition protests over election results, the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said on Wednesday.Its...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) :Taliban insurgents staged a coordinated attack targeting a security firm in the eastern part of the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 others when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Kremlin said on Wednesday it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned despite a suggestion from Trump that it could be cancelled.Trump, in an interview with The...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could plunge Britain into its deepest recession in nearly a century, with the economy shrinking eight per cent within months as unemployment and inflation soar, the Bank of England warned...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 11:18 PM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP):The Kremlin warned yesterday that a simmering war in eastern Ukraine could boil over after Russia seized three Ukrainian ships and Kiev responded by declaring martial law in parts of the country. Russia paraded the captured seamen...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 11:11 PM

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP):Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 11:54 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court has begun considering whether Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU, as British Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to contain criticism of her divorce deal...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 9:54 AM

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HONG KONG (AP):A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies - twin girls born this month, whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.If true,...

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