Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Jordan considered closing Israeli embassy, expelling ambassador

AMMAN, Jordan - While Israel is being courted by Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations, members of Jordan's parliament are ...

Advancing techology forcing changes in U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Navy and the world it operates in are a far cry from what they were four ...

Myanmar ambulance driver killed in crossfire

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - A volunteer ambulance driver has been killed and several others have been injured during a ...

Libyans, facing political and economic collapse, lament Western help

It's been eight years since the NATO-led military intervention in Libya. Many analysts consider the action a crucial step forward ...

4 Palestinians die in two separate incidents, Israel hit by 3 rockets

GAZA, Palestinian territories - Three Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ...

Bomb explodes at wedding ceremony in Afghanistan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has detonated explosive devices at a wedding in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, causing ...

North Korea test-fires new weapon, Kim personally guides test

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the test-firing of a new weapon on Friday.Kim "guided ...

For Istanbul's Syrians, a time of hoping and hiding

When Syrian refugees first arrived in Istanbul almost eight years ago, many made for Fatih, a district of historic mosques ...

Uyghur Police Commissar Said Detained Since June 2018

A senior police official in Aksu Prefecture of Akso (Akesu, in Chinese) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has ...

Chile to Account for Costs of Climate Change in Budget

SANTIAGO - Chile will begin budgeting for the costs of fighting climate change, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain announced Tuesday, as ...

Faced Wth Floods and Suicides, US Readies for Warmer World

ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND - Julia Sanger, whose tiny ice cream shop flooded twice in two years in Maryland's historic Ellicott ...

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Research Checks interrogate newly published studies and how they're reported in the media. The analysis is undertaken by one or ...

U.S. Peace Envoy Heads To Qatar, Afghanistan For New Talks

WASHINGTON -- U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is heading to Qatar to resume talks with Taliban negotiators and to Kabul ...

SA's wool sector has R5bn question for China

South Africa's wool industry is on tenterhooks as exporters seek clarity on a Chinese ban on imports of the fiber ...

Scores of Civilians Killed, Injured in Libyan Oasis Town

GENEVA - The United Nations reports the small oasis town of Murzuq in southwestern Libya has suffered one of the ...

US announces $125 million humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

Kabul (Afghanistan), Aug 20 (ANI): The United States of America on Tuesday announced an additional amount of nearly $125 million ...

Pakistan To Take Kashmir Dispute To ICJ

Pakistan says it will challenge New Delhi's decision to revoke the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir before the International Court ...

Tashkent Moves To Floating Exchange Rate For Uzbek Currency

TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan has moved to a floating exchange rate for its currency, the som, as the central bank allows ...

The Turkmen President Is Alive, But What About His Prisoners?

The weeks-long disappearance from public view of imperious Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov this summer spawned rumors of his death and ...

Retailers struggle as JSE closes weaker

The JSE closed softer on Tuesday as a broad-based selloff saw most global equity markets retreat in Tuesday.Although modest, the ...

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UK man cops five year ban from being director over marketing calls

LONDON, UK - A property renovation boss who caused his company to make more than 110,000 unsolicited marketing calls has ...

Profit-taking weighs on stocks in China, Hong Kong

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China and Hong Kong took a breather on Tuesday, after the heady gains of a ...

Tourists from India, Saudi Arabia and UK flocking to Dubai

DUBAI, UAE - Dubai hosted more than eight million international overnight visitors in the first six months of this year, ...

Varadkar and Boris Johnson to meet in Dublin next month

DUBLIN, Ireland - Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke for an hour by phone on Monday ...

Wall Street joins in as stocks rally across world

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday in a positive start to the week.Globally, stocks trended higher ...

System to reduce pollution, cut traffic congestion planned for China

BEIJING, China, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million loan to China.The funding is to support the ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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