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US adds popular Cuban debit card to restricted New! 2020-09-28 16:51:57HAVANA (AP) - A debit card backed by remittances that recently became popular in Cuba because people can use it to buy home appliances, food and repla

Mississippi seeks to dismiss lawsuit on elections amid New! 2020-09-28 16:04:08JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Top officials in Mississippi are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to remove some limitations from the stat

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine to be honored New! 2020-09-28 15:11:47NEW YORK (AP) - Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump administration, is being

Maine voters can now track their absentee ballots New! 2020-09-28 13:57:09AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine is allowing voters to track their absentee ballots online, election officials announced Monday. Any voter who has requeste

WHO to roll out rapid COVID-19 testing system New! 2020-09-28 13:39:37The World Health Organization plans to deploy 120 million rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests to lower- and middle-income countries in an effort to boost

Tennesseans with virus-susceptible roomies OKed to mail vote New! 2020-09-28 12:43:22NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has ruled that Tennessee officials have to change the absentee ballot application again to reflect their promise to le

Iraqi military: 5 dead, 2 wounded in Baghdad New! 2020-09-28 11:26:50BAGHDAD (AP) - Five Iraqi civilians were killed and two severely wounded Monday after a Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport, Iraq's military sai

Federal judge rejects changes to Ohio ballot signature New! 2020-09-28 11:24:12COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The signature-matching requirement for ballots and ballot applications in Ohio are burdensome to voters, but changing the proces

EU concerned over resignation of Lebanon's PM-designate New! 2020-09-28 11:13:28BEIRUT (AP) - The European Union expressed “disappointment and concern” Monday about the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-des

Majority of Taiwanese fear war with China: Poll New! 2020-09-28 11:02:39The majority of people who live in Taiwan fear that a recent uptick in military tension between Taiwan and China could lead to war, a new poll reveale

US warns Iraq of Baghdad embassy closure if New! 2020-09-28 10:46:09BAGHDAD (AP) - The Trump administration has warned Iraq that it will close its embassy in Baghdad if the government does not take swift and decisive a

Former Kosovo separatist commander appears in court New! 2020-09-28 10:44:11THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A former commander of separatist fighters in Kosovo’s 1998-1999 war appeared at a special court in the Netherlands

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At least 21 killed as Armenia and Azerbaijan New! 2020-09-28 07:36:26Armenian and Azeri forces exchanged fierce fire for a second day on Monday over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with the sides accusing each other

Carleton PhD student detained in Turkey, accused of New! 2020-09-28 04:00:00Cihan Erdal, a permanent resident and PhD student in Ottawa, is now being held in a detention centre in the Turkish capital, accused of inciting prote

Meng Wanzhou back in court to argue U.S. New! 2020-09-28 04:00:00Meng Wanzhou will appear in B.C. Supreme Court this morning as her lawyers launch an attack on the underlying record of the U.S. case for extradition

Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of 2020-09-27 18:08:04U.S. President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day 2020-09-27 13:10:30About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president's ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridi

16 killed as fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan 2020-09-27 12:37:14Fighting erupted anew Sunday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, killing 16 people and wo

On guns, abortion, U.S. Supreme Court could become 2020-09-27 11:36:17If the U.S. Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservati

David Attenborough gives shark tooth fossil to 7-year-old 2020-09-27 10:11:42Veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough has given Britain's Prince George a giant shark tooth fossil after a private viewing of his new

In France, the pandemic deepens the political divide 2020-09-27 04:00:00In France, where more than 30,000 people with COVID-19 have died, the pandemic has become political. The national government in Paris decreed on Wedne

Why the Queen herself has twice delivered Canada's 2020-09-27 04:00:00This week saw Gov. Gen. Julie Payette carry out one of her more significant parliamentary duties as the Queen's representative — opening up the

Portland, Ore., far-right Proud Boys rally ends without 2020-09-26 12:38:24Police say a right-wing rally and counter-protests in Portland, Ore., have largely dispersed without serious violence Saturday, though they are invest

7 in custody after stabbing near Charlie Hebdo's 2020-09-26 10:56:44Seven people were in custody on Saturday after a stabbing outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including the suspect

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Are India's new reforms a 'death warrant' for 2020-09-22 23:57:11The new bills will loosen rules that have long protected farmers from the vagaries of the market.

Nike expects permanent shift to online sales 2020-09-22 22:21:59The sportswear giant has seen digital sales soar and says few customers will revert back to stores.

Musk: $25,000 Tesla ready 'in about three years' 2020-09-22 21:57:19News about cheaper batteries and cars didn't excite investors as $50bn was wiped from its value.

Could churches double up as bank branches in 2020-09-22 20:09:08The idea is one of a number being trialled to help improve access to cash in remote areas.

'It’s OK to make losses early on' 2020-09-22 19:08:08The co-founder of Beans Coffee Club says it’s OK to make losses when you start your business, but make sure it’s money you can afford to l

Video game loot boxes: another form of gambling? 2020-09-22 19:05:37The government is asking for the public's opinion on the impact of loot boxes.

Bank of England boss calls for furlough 'rethink' 2020-09-22 10:42:58Governor Andrew Bailey suggests that some sectors may benefit from further targeted help.

Kingfisher to hand back £23m of UK furlough 2020-09-22 09:51:45The B&Q owner's profits soar after home improvements boom during the coronavirus lockdown.

Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as hotel demand 2020-09-22 06:56:33The owner of Premier Inns has warned that almost 20% of its workers could be laid off.

Coronavirus: Work from home 'if you can', Michael 2020-09-22 06:24:08Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove says the message for England is changing as infections surge.

'Lack of investment' behind delayed court cases 2020-09-22 04:41:19Court cases face serious delays in the UK and lawyers say more investment in technology would help.

FinCEN: Why gold in your phone could be 2020-09-22 04:33:35Gold from a refiner used by criminals to launder drug money has entered supply chains for smartphones and cars.

Business

Can TikTok help Oracle stay relevant in the 2020-09-22 20:00:00The corporate-software giant has a few things going for it. But it faces stiff competition

What is stakeholder capitalism? 2020-09-18 20:00:00Beware a new world of near-impossible trade-offs

How Nvidia’s purchase of Arm could open new 2020-09-18 20:00:00It could also be blocked by China

How BP’s newish boss sees the future of 2020-09-18 20:00:00Bernard Looney wants to revive the British oil major’s old slogan and move “Beyond Petroleum”. But not all at once

How do you stop corporate fraud? 2020-09-18 20:00:00The only way is ethics

Can Nikola become the next Tesla? 2020-09-16 20:00:00Not if a suspicious short-seller has its way

Who will rule the Teslaverse? 2020-09-16 20:00:00The race to make the car of the future is hotting up

Who are the TikTok saga’s biggest winners? 2020-09-15 20:00:00As the race to control TikTok enters the final stretch, a White House-friendly tech giant seems to have carried the day

How Snowflake raised $3bn in a record software 2020-09-14 20:00:00But competition in the database business is heating up

Can Reed Hastings preserve Netflix’s culture of innovation 2020-09-11 20:00:00The streaming giant’s curious management style faces challenges on several fronts

How America’s war on Huawei may boost Chinese 2020-09-11 20:00:00From September 15th the Chinese telecoms giant will no longer be able to buy vital semiconductors

Why drugmakers are telling Donald Trump to cool 2020-09-11 20:00:00Nine pharmaceutical giants pledge to uphold scientific and ethical standards rather than rush a coronavirus vaccine

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