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Russian dissident Alexei Navalny reveals Putin has billion dollar palace

Poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny alleges in a new, viral video that Russian President Vladimir Putin owns an opulent billion dollar palace that was built with fraudulently obtained funds, accord...

A tiny village in South India celebrates Vice President Kamala Harris with firecrackers and prayers

As Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as the first female, Black and South Asian American vice president of the United States, a tiny village in India celebrated her ascensi...

Even Under New Leadership, Germany Won’t Confront China

BERLIN—The European Union had been struggling to negotiate an investment deal with China for four years, facing opposition from some of its members and, increasingly, the U.S. In the end, it was Germa...

Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic

The wobbly coalition between unpopular populists and the center-left establishment risked implosion amid power struggles and ideological disputes over E.U. funds.

Boris Johnson’s Cross-London Bike Ride Threatens His Own U.K. Lockdown

Boris Johnson has a new enemy in his battle to persuade the British public to follow lockdown rules: himself.

Pompeo Returns Cuba to Terrorism Sponsor List, Constraining Biden’s Plans

The State Department designated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday in a last-minute foreign policy stroke that will complicate the incoming Biden administration’s plans to restore friendlier ...

UK and EU agree to keep talking past Sunday deadline as ‘no-deal Brexit’ looms large

The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed -- once again -- to extend trade talks beyond a self-imposed deadline after failing to reach a compromise, European Commission President Ursula vo...

China flies its flag on the moon: Beijing flaunts picture of its national emblem on lunar surface as probe Chang’e-5 makes its return journey to Earth with rock samples

Attached to the Chang'e-5 spacecraft, the flag was displayed before the ascender separated from the lander and blasted off into the lunar orbit yesterday, a statement said.

Bangladesh Begins Moving Displaced Rohingya Muslims To Island

Authorities in Bangladesh are pushing ahead with the relocation of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns raised by human rights groups and the...

Brexit talks reach critical point as UK says chances of deal are receding

The U.K. and European Union have reached a critical point in their Brexit negotiations, as the deadline for a trade deal nears but an agreement remains elusive.

Indian Farmers’ Protests Spread, in Challenge to Modi

Many have burned their fields in defiance of antipollution laws. Some say that has worsened New Delhi’s air as the capital deals with a third coronavirus wave.

Germany bans far-right, pro-Nazi group; Police raid homes

More than 180 police officers raided homes in three German states early Tuesday after the German government banned a far-right group, the interior ministry said.

New Zealand joins Australia in denouncing China’s tweet

New Zealand has joined Australia in denouncing a graphic tweet posted by a Chinese official that shows a fake image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to a child’s throat.

Residents of Brazilian city told to stay at home amid reports of criminals running amok

Around 30 people wearing hoods participated in the assault, according to Brazil's Globo network.

Kim Jong Un received experimental COVID-19 vaccine from China, analyst says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family were recently given an experimental coronavirus vaccine from China, a US analyst said on Tuesday.

Indian farmers march on Delhi in protest against agriculture laws

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers have marched upon Delhi and set up vast camps blocking entry to the city in protest at agriculture laws they say will destroy livelihoods.

China Refuses To Apologize To Australia Over Official’s Tweet Of Doctored Image

China is deepening its spat with Australia, refusing to apologize after a government official posted an altered image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to a young Afghan boy's throat. Australia...

Four French police officers charged in brutal beating of Black music producer

PARIS — Four French police officers were charged Monday with assaulting a Black music producer more than a week ago, an episode captured on video that has stunned the French public and shaken the gove...

Jared Kushner heads to Middle East amid tensions over Iranian nuclear scientist’s killing

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the Middle East this week amid heightened tensions over the assassination of a top Iranian scientist who had been cred...

Chinese ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomat Enrages Australia With Twitter Post

Australian prime minister demands apology for official’s use of a photo, which Australia says is doctored, showing an Australian soldier apparently threatening an Afghan child

Doctor says Biden fractured foot while playing with his dog

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, an injury discovered in a scan Sunday and that will likely require him to wear a boot for...

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the gover...

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge for scientist’s killing

Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called for the "definitive punishment" of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republi...

Cher helps rescue world’s ‘loneliest elephant’ from zoo in Pakistan

Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lo...

French Police Officers In Custody After Video Emerges Of Brutal Beating Of Black Man

Four French police officers have been suspended and are in custody after a video that shows them brutally beating a Black man was posted online Thursday.

Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed in apparent assassination, state media reports

Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iran's top nuclear scientist was killed Friday in an alleged assassination that the country's foreign minister linked to Israel.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Thailand frees Iranians ‘in swap with academic’

Thailand has freed three Iranian men jailed over a 2012 bomb plot following the release of British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert by Iran.

South Korean leader of online sexual blackmail ring sentenced to 40 years

(CNN)The South Korean leader of an online sexual blackmail ring that targeted minors and young women was sentenced to 40 years in jail on Thursday, marking the end of an explosive criminal case that s...

Stimulus Check May Boost Americans’ Holiday Spending, but Is It Possible People Will Receive One Before Christmas?

With the holidays approaching, almost 40 percent of Americans are planning on spending less than last year. But if Congress signs off on another round of stimulus checks, some people might be willing ...

Official visitor center of Philadelphia announces temporary closure amid coronavirus pandemic

Wisconsin congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19 NYC mayoral wannabe Eric Adams holds in-person fundraiser inside Queens… ABC 6 Philadelphia logoOfficial visitor center of Philadelphia annou...

Police: 15-year-old arrested in Mayfair Mall shooting that injured 8

WAUWATOSA, Wis. - Wauwatosa police said a 15-year-old was arrested in Friday's shooting at Mayfair Mall that injured 8. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said in an update on Sunday, Nov. 22 this was...

Toronto, Peel placed under lockdown as COVID cases soar across Canada

Ontario officials announced new coronavirus lockdown measures for Toronto and Peel Region on Friday, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged all residents to stay home, saying COVID-19 "cases ...

She fled Ethiopia’s fighting. Now she warns of ‘catastrophe’

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the p...

Trump to participate in virtual G-20 summit amid coronavirus surge

President Trump will appear at the virtual Group of 20 (G-20) summit this weekend, the White House announced, as global leaders grapple with surging coronavirus cases around the world.

Death toll climbs in Kampala as protests over Bobi Wine’s arrest continue

Kampala (CNN)Sixteen people have been killed in Kampala in two days of protest over the arrest of presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine.

Vatican investigates how Pope Francis’ Instagram account ‘liked’ bikini model’s pic

The Vatican is investigating how the official Instagram account of Pope Francis “liked” a photo of a model in a schoolgirl outfit.

Boris Johnson’s bullying inquiry chief resigns after the PM refused to sack Priti Patel for shouting and swearing at junior staff

The Prime Minister's advisor on the ministerial code has resigned after Boris Johnson overruled him and refused to sack Home Secretary Priti Patel after his report found that she had been guilty of bu...

The culling of minks in Denmark prompts a political crisis.

The slaughter of minks in Denmark to prevent the spread of a potentially dangerous new strain of the coronavirus has prompted a political crisis in the country, with the minister of agriculture forced...

New Jersey is one step closer to making legal weed a reality

Legal weed is one step closer to becoming a reality in the Garden State following an agreement reached this week between Gov. Phil Murphy’s office and a key legislator — and the measure could be voted...

Several injured in airstrikes on Tigray capital, humanitarian source says

Nairobi (CNN)Several people have been injured during airstrikes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, according to a humanitarian source with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously to CNN.

Iota death toll in Nicaragua rises as rescuers search for survivors

The death toll from Hurricane Iota continues to rise after the storm hammered a part of Central America that was recently battered by Hurricane Eta.

Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans, report finds

A shocking Australian military report into war crimes has found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians.

Lockdowns could be avoided if 95% of people wore masks, says WHO

(CNN)Lockdowns could be avoided if everyone followed health measures such as wearing masks, the World Health Organization's top Europe official said at a Thursday news briefing.

When Schools Closed, Americans Turned to Their Usual Backup Plan: Mothers

The pandemic is a larger example of a pattern: When unexpected family needs arise, mothers step in.

UK’s Boris Johnson to rely on Zoom after COVID-19 contact

The U.K.'s prime minister, Boris Johnson, wished fans well in a video message posted Monday after revealing a day earlier that he would self-isolate after coming in to contact with a person infected w...

Italy reports record 40,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Italian authorities have reported more than 40,000 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the largest daily increase since the pandemic started.

Minneapolis violence surges as police officers leave department in droves

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, right, kneels as George Floyd’s hearse arrives June 4 at North Central University ahead of a funeral in Minneapolis. Violence has soared since as the ranks ...

UKRI funded students: how have you been affected by Covid-19?

We would like to hear from doctoral students funded by UK Research and Innovation on their experiences.

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