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Trump offers to guarantee ASAP Rocky's bail in New! 2019-07-20 12:13:10President Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper ASAP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for hi

Newsletter: Half a century ago, one giant leap 2019-07-20 08:00:29The Los Angeles Times explores how the moon landing changed the U.S. in a special 50th anniversary package.

California congresswoman describes tour of Border Patrol detention 2019-07-20 07:00:46As U.S.

What's behind Iran's actions in the Strait of 2019-07-19 21:16:15Experts say what we’ve been witnessing is a game of tit-for-tat, in which Iran is flexing its muscles in the Strait of Hormuz in order to gain l

Iran says it detained British tanker in Strait 2019-07-19 20:32:46Iran had vowed retaliation against Britain, which seized an Iranian tanker earlier this month

Trump mutes his previous criticisms of 'send her 2019-07-19 20:12:38Trump goes back on "send her back" statement

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release 2019-07-19 19:44:20Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler 2019-07-19 18:49:11Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler.

Suspect in animation studio arson fire reportedly had 2019-07-19 16:28:40Police were investigating at the blackened, gutted building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people in a beloved anim

Iran seizes a British oil tanker and a 2019-07-19 16:13:31British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two vessels have been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz.

War and peace are on the line in 2019-07-19 13:58:47Ukrainians will go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament

Can birds help connect North Korea to the 2019-07-19 13:22:34Amid missile tests and nuclear threats in recent years, longtime South Korea-based birder Nial Moores, who has made frequent trips to North Korea to

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Philips acquires Boston start-up Medumo to help hospitals 2019-07-17 14:08:00Philips has acquired a start-up that texts you about your poop. That's Medumo, a Boston-based company, which works with hospitals to guide their pati

Five reasons why European stocks could see a 2019-07-17 09:18:00Overly optimistic expectations about trade tensions and monetary stimulus coupled with Brexit and Italy's spending plans could shake European stocks,

Renault invests $144 million into China's electric vehicle 2019-07-17 08:20:00China is home to a large and burgeoning electric vehicle market.

Peugeot-maker PSA is testing autonomous driving technologies in 2019-07-17 07:12:00The collaboration will focus on a number of areas, including the protection of vulnerable road users.

We cannot accept Facebook's Libra project without strict 2019-07-17 06:54:00Facebook's Libra project cannot be accepted without a strong set of rules, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC Wednesday.

EU to investigate Amazon over possible anti-competitive business 2019-07-17 05:49:00The EU opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon on Wednesday centered on how the e-commerce giant uses merchants' data.

Woods, McIlroy and golf's elite are in Portrush 2019-07-17 04:02:00All four days are sold out with fans in one of golf's true heartlands relishing the chance to see the world's best take on a challenging course.

Ursula von der Leyen wins tight vote to 2019-07-16 13:33:00Despite criticism, EU lawmakers backed the German defense minister for one of the most prominent jobs in Brussels.

Telecom giants launch 5G roaming service for South 2019-07-16 07:47:00This year has seen a number of major telecoms companies launch 5G networks.

Sterling hits lowest level since April 2017 as 2019-07-16 07:11:00The pound also weakened to a six-month low versus the euro.

European lawmakers send mixed signals ahead of critical 2019-07-16 02:59:00Von der Leyen, one of the longest serving ministers in Germany, has tried to woo European lawmakers over the last two weeks.

Burger King asks Swedish customers to guess if 2019-07-15 11:47:00Burger King launches a "50/50 menu" that will randomly serve customers a plant-based or meat burger and urge them to guess what they're eating.

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Japan Votes in Upper House Election  New! 2019-07-20 20:00:00PM Shinzo Abe is hoping to shore up his mandate ahead of a crucial consumption tax hike later this year, along with trade negotiations with Washington

Nigerian President Condemns Latest Killings in Sokoto State  New! 2019-07-20 19:40:00Armed gangs have killed hundreds of people in northwest Nigeria this year and forced at least 20,000 to flee to neighboring Niger

Pakistan's Prime Minister Heads to White House New! 2019-07-20 19:19:00Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday in the White House. VOA’s Aman Azhar spoke to expert

Panama Becomes First Central American Nation to Ban New! 2019-07-20 19:15:00Supermarkets, pharmacies and retailers must stop using traditional polyethylene plastic bags immediately, while wholesale stores will have until

British Airways Suspends Flights to Cairo New! 2019-07-20 18:59:00It gave no details about what prompted the move, which will affect flights for a week

Greek PM Says 2020 Budget Will Respect Fiscal New! 2019-07-20 18:52:00Kyriakos Mitsotakis said planned tax cuts and bold reforms of the economy and public administration would lead to higher growth 

Biden Likens Trump to Segregationist George Wallace New! 2019-07-20 17:37:00Wallace, remembered for his white supremacist views, served as Alabama's governor for 20 years, beginning in 1967, and unsuccessfully sough

Pompeo Tells Turkey of Disappointment About Missile Purchase New! 2019-07-20 17:25:00Washington had opposed Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system and threatened to impose sanctions

Thousands Gather for Pro-Police Rally in Hong Kong New! 2019-07-20 17:17:00Call for end to violence follows wave of protests against an extradition bill; another such rally is set for Sunday

Iraqi Kurdish Officials Arrest Turkish Lawmaker's Brother in New! 2019-07-20 16:52:00Diplomat was one of at least two people shot dead on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in a restaurant where Turkish diplomats were dining

Pakistan Holds Historic Vote in Former 'Epicenter' of New! 2019-07-20 13:41:25Pakistani election officials say 2.8 million registered voters were to choose from 285 candidates for 16 seats in legislative assembly of Khyber Pakht

Saudi Coalition Says it Destroyed Houthi Ballistic Missiles New! 2019-07-20 13:26:04Coalition spokesman Turki al Maliki says five Houthi air defense systems were targeted, overnight

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Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account 2019-07-18 10:33:59Germany's foreign ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to

Spain PM says does not want far-left leader 2019-07-18 09:56:38Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday that he would not accept far-left Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias being part of his governmen

15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in 2019-07-18 08:27:40More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, the province

Lufthansa plane evacuated at Belgrade airport after bomb 2019-07-18 05:30:40

Louvre museum covers Sackler name after opioid protests 2019-07-18 04:29:17The Sackler family is connected to the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin. Institutions that benefited from the family's largesse have been

Volodymyr Zelensky: Two months as Ukraine's most unusual 2019-07-17 23:45:43During his inauguration in May, comedian turned Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, walked to the parliament from his nearby home. In his inaugural

Missile seized from far-right sympathisers 2019-07-16 21:11:38

London mayor blocks plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper 2019-07-16 08:43:52

Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel loyalist, dyed-in-the-wool European 2019-07-16 06:13:02Once considered a likely successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the mother-of-seven and trained medical doctor has dropped in the domestic popularity

Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial 2019-07-16 06:03:00 Italian prosecutors had alleged Krekar, who is based in Norway, is behind Rawti Shax, a European network aimed at violently overthrowing the governme

Turkey marks third anniversary of failed coup 2019-07-15 09:19:55 Nearly 250 people were killed — excluding the coup-plotters — and over 2,000 were injured after a rogue military faction tried to wrest p

'Flying soldier' enthrals crowd at Bastille Day celebrations 2019-07-15 02:22:02'Flying soldier' and French inventor Frank Zapata enthraled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue here on Su

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Sea-Watch captain Rackete urges EU action on migrant 2019-07-19 02:21:23A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the

G7 ministers ‘agree in principle’ on deal taxing 2019-07-18 10:54:49Ministers from G7 top economies on Thursday reached consensus on steps towards an accord on taxing digital giants, an issue that has divided the Unite

Sea-Watch captain Rackete faces Italian prosecutor over migrant 2019-07-18 00:27:31German captain Carola Rackete, who sparked international headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, faces questioning by

US blocks Turkey from NATO's fighter jet programme 2019-07-17 21:32:43The White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would be excluded from NATO's F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after it purchased a Russian missile

France defiant on plans to impose 'Gafa' tax 2019-07-17 16:14:10France on Wednesday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an internation

French lawmakers kick off debate on contentious EU-Canada 2019-07-17 03:04:47French lawmakers in the National Assembly on Wednesday began debating a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada. A vote is expe

Profile of Ursula von der Leyen 2019-07-16 15:11:15The European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as EU Commission president in a secret ballot on Tuesday. She succeeds Jean-Claude Juncker to b