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In Mexico's Guerrero state, slaughter of band members New! 2020-02-23 07:00:11Chilapa de Alvarez is one of the most lawless areas of Mexico. The roadside slaughter of a band included victims who were members of a vigilante group

South Korea leader calls for 'unprecedented' steps to New! 2020-02-23 03:31:23South Korea’s president has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take “unprecedented, po

DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel New! 2020-02-22 19:56:34A federal narcotics agent has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighti

Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse New! 2020-02-22 19:33:53Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.

China says it’s taking care of Taiwanese stranded 2020-02-22 14:20:04After nearly a month, Taiwanese citizens quarantined in China's coronavirus epicenter are chafing. Geopolitics is adding to the tension.

China's coronavirus conundrum: Stay home, don't get sick, 2020-02-21 15:13:43China faces a conundrum: Call people back to work and risk a new explosion of infections, or keep them at home and watch businesses crash.

Nein for five: Facing a housing crunch, Berlin 2020-02-21 13:16:54A controversial ban on rent increases takes effect as Berlin takes steps to address a worsening housing crisis.

A secretive 'cult' is at the center of 2020-02-21 11:25:20More than 100 of the new infections were among those who attended services or were affiliated with a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the

Mexico extradites son of powerful cartel leader to 2020-02-21 11:24:29Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his gang may

U.S., Taliban to begin a countdown to Afghan 2020-02-21 09:29:38A U.S. official says the countdown to a peace agreement between the Taliban and the U.S. ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin tonight.

Today's Headlines: Warnings of new Russian interference 2020-02-21 08:00:15U.S. intelligence officials warn: Russia is at it again.

Outpouring of worldwide support after video of bullied 2020-02-21 07:01:11A video of a 9-year-old Australian boy telling his mother that he wants to die after being bullied at school for his dwarfism has gone viral on social

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France has seen a 30% to 40% fall New! 2020-02-23 03:56:30Bruno Le Maire, France's finance minister, said the drop off in tourist numbers is an "important impact" on the country's economy.

New coronavirus cases in Iran, Italy fuel concerns 2020-02-22 09:01:02With several localized coronavirus cases popping up in places such as Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan, some experts are beginning to wonder: Is the

CDC prepares for possibility coronavirus becomes a pandemic 2020-02-21 19:46:35The CDC pointed to China, where schools and businesses have been closed to contain the outbreak, saying the U.S. may need to do the same.

Coronavirus flight cancellations top 200,000, sending jet fuel 2020-02-21 15:57:17Airlines have canceled more than 200,000 flights because of the coronavirus, driving down demand for jet fuel.

WHO officials say coronavirus outbreak in Iran is 2020-02-21 12:35:42"This outbreak could still go in any direction," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization.

Buses carrying coronavirus evacuees attacked by protesters in 2020-02-21 11:03:27A combination of online misinformation and intensifying fears about the coronavirus has triggered violent demonstrations in Ukraine.

It's deadlock at the EU as leaders battle 2020-02-21 09:38:06European leaders are at loggerheads over how much money to put into the EU's budget for the next seven years, after an all-night meeting in Brussels.

Despite US tariffs and Brexit concerns, French wine 2020-02-21 08:44:24Despite gains, the president of the French Association of Wines and Spirits Exporters expressed concerns that 2020 would be a difficult year for the i

Coronavirus cases outside China remain low, but WHO 2020-02-21 08:04:58Cases in South Korea have grown by about two-thirds in recent days, according to health officials there, and the country reported its first death caus

Greta Thunberg sets up non-profit with 'alternative Nobel 2020-02-21 06:25:40Climate activist Greta Thunberg has used the 1 million Swedish Krona ($102,062) prize money she won in a recent award to launch a non-profit foundatio

Coronavirus to cost airlines more than $29 billion 2020-02-20 16:38:59Air travel demand is set to decline for the first time in more than a decade because of coronavirus, a trade group warned.

Early trial results for potential coronavirus treatments expected 2020-02-20 13:33:53One trial combines HIV drugs Lopinavir and Ritonavir, while the other is testing U.S.-based biotech Gilead Sciences' antiviral Remdesivir.

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Angry Iranians Use Social Media to Encourage Election 2020-02-21 21:52:33Iran’s parliamentary elections Friday were marred by low voter turnout as hundreds of activists used social media to ask people to boycott the b

Trump Expects Massive Crowds in India But No 2020-02-21 21:44:45U.S. President Donald Trump will visit India early next week to meet his counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both sides are already managing ex

Cyberthefts Help North Korea Offset Revenue Lost to 2020-02-21 21:34:36North Korea made nearly the same amount of money it lost because of sanctions by stealing from banks and cybercurrency exchanges online

Laotian Farmer, Minnesota Organic 2020-02-21 21:24:50May Lee is a certified organic farmer in Minnesota.

Is America Ready to Elect a Gay President? 2020-02-21 21:02:36Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate for president of the United States to garner serious national attention, has emerged as a leader in the

US to Launch 'Wealth Test' for Immigrants 2020-02-21 21:02:22Plan will affect low-income foreign citizens seeking immigration visas or permanent residency in the United States

New US Immigration Rule Sparks Questions 2020-02-21 20:42:38After getting a preliminary green light from US Supreme Court, Trump administration is set to subject immigrants to heightened scrutiny based on their

Wells Fargo to Pay $3B to Settle Fake-Accounts 2020-02-21 20:11:57Fine settles criminal and civil liability in the case in which the nation's fourth-largest bank between 2002 and 2016 pressured employees to meet unr

Tibetans Mark 80th Anniversary of Dalai Lama Enthronement 2020-02-21 20:07:01The 14th Dalai Lama was enthroned at the age of 4

Report Due Soon on Probe of Missing Sudanese 2020-02-21 19:23:35At least 87 people were killed and hundreds were injured on June 3 when Sudan’s security forces violently cleared a monthslong sit-in around arm

Reduction-in-Violence Deal Begins in Afghanistan 2020-02-21 17:43:49Deal calls on both sides to stop offensive battles against each other

Sanders Condemns Any Russian Influence in Election  2020-02-21 17:17:17Washington Post says US officials told Vermont senator that Russia was trying to help his campaign

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Russia to evacuate citizens from China as virus 2020-02-01 12:22:36China faced mounting isolation from international travel curbs and flight suspensions on Saturday, with Russia to start pulling out its citizens next

The EU's new center point after Brexit: a 2020-02-01 03:12:05

Turkey's Erdogan criticises Arab silence over US Middle 2020-01-31 09:31:42

Let's move on: EU wants to keep big 2020-01-31 06:50:00In a text published by several European media outlets, EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen, Parliament president David Sassoli and Council pr

EU seals Britain’s withdrawal by email 2020-01-30 20:58:48

Possible virus case traps 7,000 on cruise ship 2020-01-30 20:50:09

Many countries 'unprepared' for China coronavirus: Report 2020-01-30 09:29:27 The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), an independent body created by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, hailed "the speed

Thousands held in cruise ship in Italy over 2020-01-30 09:10:50More than 6,000 tourists were under lockdown aboard a cruise ship at an Italian port on Thursday after two Chinese passengers were isolated over fears

Spain's PM postpones talks on Catalonia until after 2020-01-30 08:59:07Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has decided to postpone talks on resolving the political conflict in the restive region of Catalonia until after

Five people in France confirmed to have coronavirus 2020-01-30 08:40:24

A ‘Banksy disciple’ sparks treasure hunts and nostalgia 2020-01-29 22:16:12

Belgium ex-king acknowledges long-dismissed daughter 2020-01-28 21:22:39

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Northern Italy towns order schools, businesses shut over 2020-02-21 14:31:39The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's

After Gomorrah: The Naples housing estate hoping to 2020-02-21 13:09:24A symbol of the power of the Neapolitan mafia, the "Vele" buildings in the Scampia neighbourhood are to be demolished. A way for the southern I

Germany tightens security at mosques, other sites after 2020-02-21 06:09:51Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosqu

Germany shooting: Gunman kills nine in suspected racist 2020-02-21 03:46:45Europe is reeling from the latest racist mass murder. Nine people were gunned down at shisha bars in a small town near Frankfurt in Germany.

Vigils held in Germany for victims of 'racist' 2020-02-20 22:09:44Thousands of people took part in vigils across Germany on Thursday after a gunman with apparent far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar a

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigns after inconclusive 2020-02-20 19:08:32Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, but stayed on as interim leader while the country's three main parties battle out coalition t

‘Church has no reason to fear history’: Vatican 2020-02-20 12:46:57More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarl

Suspect in German shisha bar shootings posted ra