Fri, 21 Feb 2020

Former U.S. congressman denies Trump offer to WikiLeaks founder

LONDON, UK - The White House has denied a claim aired in a London court this week that President Donald ...

Israelis and Saudis reportedly discussing cooperation on air travel

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is having discussions about the implementation of direct flights from Tel ...

WHO declares 'progress' in fight against coronavirus

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday hailed "tremendous progress" in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged ...

Whereabouts of concelebrating priests not established at Pell trial

Dr Chris Friel examines another of the many concerning aspects of the child sexual abuse case against Cardinal George Pell.This ...

NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik gets presidential pardon from Trump

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. ...

European warships told to avoid rescuing people trying to flee Libya

It is a craven, indefensible choice. On Tuesday, European Union foreign ministers agreed to launch a mission in the Mediterranean ...

Two Saudi babies abducted from hospital in 1990s returned to families

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia - A baby boy kidnapped from hospital 3 hours after he was born more than twenty years ...

Syrian conflict "reaching horrifying new level"

DAMASCUS, Syria - Tensions in Syria have reached breaking point again. Syrian government attacks in Ilib province, Israeli attacks on ...

China: Covid-19 Not as Deadly as Other Coronaviruses

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - China has published new data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, which show the disease ...

Halep stages another Dubai comeback to reach semi-finals

Dubai - Top seed Simona Halep had to come from behind for a second straight day on Thursday, overhauling Aryna ...

Dos Santos says seized assets block her from repaying debt

Angolan billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos said on Thursday that her companies in Portugal, where prosecutors seized her ...

Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow

Paris - Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out ...

Warner joins Aussie charm offensive in South Africa

Johannesburg - David Warner joined Australia's charm offensive on Thursday ahead of the first Twenty20 international against South Africa at ...

Merkel condemns 'poison' of racism after Germany shootings

Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "poison" of racism on Thursday after a shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people ...

Columbus Ship Replicas Sail into Mississippi Harbor

BILOXI, MISS. - The Nina and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators ...

What scientists are doing to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus

With an increasing number of confirmed cases in China and 24 other countries, the COVID-19 epidemic caused by the novel ...

RFE/RL Protests Kazakhstan's Refusal To Accredit Journalists

WASHINGTON -- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has complained to the Kazakh government that its refusal to accredit two of ...

Local bourse erases earlier gains as risk aversion returns

The JSE erased earlier gains to close softer on Thursday as pressure mounted on European stocks. The local bourse had ...

Court dismisses Numsa bid to prevent SAA job cuts

The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application for leave to appeal by The National Union of Metalworkers of SA ...

Ramaphosa: SA is winning over investors on infrastructure plans

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament on Thursday afternoon that investors, including the finance industry, had responded enthusiastically to government's renewed ...

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Netherlands capital ponders new vision for 'red light district'

PanARMENIAN.Net - Amsterdam is considering moving part of its red light district indoors to an "erotic" complex where prostitutes no ...

Asian stocks boosted by big fall in coronavirus cases

SYDNEY, Australia - Encouraging news on the coronavirus front spurred a strong reaction on Asian stock markets on Thursday.The number ...

Hub for technology-based startups to be developed in Philippines

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 19 (PIA) - Silliman University (SU) and Ubix Corporation inked on Monday a deed of donation and ...

Wall Street makes solid gains as coronavirus fears recede

NEW YORK, New York - U. S. stocks were solidly higher on Wednesday. The dollar too made good ground, particularly ...

International court overturns appeal, Yukos shareholders win billions

MOSCOW, Russia - An international appeals court in the Netherlands has ordered Russia to pay $50 billion in compensation to ...

U.S.-India trade deal not expected during Trump visit next week

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump has signalled that a "big trade" deal might not be on the agenda during ...

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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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