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Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN JUAN (AP):Several unions in Puerto Rico and other groups yesterday sued the federal control board overseeing the US territory's finances and demanded that it be declared unconstitutional.The filing came just days after the board approved seven...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat traded sharp warnings yesterday, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear programme. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MACON, Georgia (AP):A Georgia woman has admitted making false threats to blow up daycare centres.US Attorney Charles Peeler in Macon said in a news release that 26-year-old Jasmine Bradley pleaded guilty Monday to conveying false information and...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned yesterday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Third time's a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth yesterday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne - and she was home by suppertime.The duchess and husband Prince William drove to St Mary's Hospital in...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TORONTO (AP):A rented van jumped on to a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.Witnesses said the driver was...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP):The mentally unstable gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment yesterday after hiding from police for more than a day following the...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:11 AM

PARIS (AP) -- Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France's president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump.From their first bone-squeezing handshake to Macron's recent claim that he...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEYERSDALE, Pennsylvania (AP):State police say a man believed to have fired scores of rounds into a Pennsylvania hunting cabin before fleeing has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Police in Somerset County say Donald Smodic, of...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP):Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the US Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the US presidency said Yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet.In an interview with The...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again.Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 10:01 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital today, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 119...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:13 AM

NEW DELHI, India (AP):India's government yesterday approved the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children.An order...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) policy making committee said yesterday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries' heavy debt burden.Longer-term prospects are clouded by sluggish...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has received his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in his first official act as the country's leader.Maduro is the first president to visit Diaz-Canel since last week when he was selected by outgoing...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation".Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors, and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation's largest Episcopal...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):Raul Castro said yesterday that he expected 57-year-old Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez to serve two five-year terms as president and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):No criminal charges will be filed in Prince's death, and evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller instead of a counterfeit pill containing the fentanyl that killed him, a Minnesota prosecutor said...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):Two senior US Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations, as well as the US and Europe, have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned yesterday over sexual misconduct allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.Vice Finance...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NICOSIA (AP):A senior cleric says Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church has for the first time defrocked a priest for sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was a child.Kykkos Bishop Nikiforos said yesterday the Holy Synod's decision was unanimous....

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said "a good relationship was formed" heading into the adversaries' anticipated summit.Mike Pompeo's highly unusual talks...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):A nanny who stabbed two children to death at their home while their mother was taking a sibling to a swimming lesson and their father was out of town was convicted of murder yesterday despite her claims that she was too mentally ill to...

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