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Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:17 AM

BEIJING:  President Xi Jinping yesterday stressed staying on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics at a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):There was a time, after a spectacular prison escape, when JoaquÌn Guzm·n was the most wanted man in the world.The thrill of being able to see the man known as 'El Chapo' up close - and live to tell the tale - has been drawing curious...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and accusing him...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP):A ceasefire yesterday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest UN-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis.But the truce in...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):United States President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to dissolve while Trump fights allegations that he misused assets for business and political purposes.New York's attorney general and Trump Foundation...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING:Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials presented by new ambassadors of seven countries to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday.The ambassadors are Rafael Dezcallar from Spain, Awale Ali Kullane from...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING:China held a grand gathering Tuesday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening up, a revolution that changed the destiny of the Chinese nation and has influenced the world.President Xi Jinping and other Chinese...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING:President Xi Jinping yesterday stressed staying on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics at a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 4:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and boost his run for the White...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:24 PM

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie 'Bambi' as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 11:38 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organisers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HOUSTON (AP):Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden.Then one by one, they climbed...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.Without a resolution...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW DELHI (AP):At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, police said.The fire in the five-storey government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain's Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU) will be held the week of January 14 - more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 3:03 PM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of January 14 — more than a month after it was originally...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 2:46 PM

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 9:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA (AP) :Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 3:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House today pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 10:42 AM

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters occupied dozens of traffic roundabouts across France today even as their movement for economic justice appeared to be losing momentum on the fifth straight weekend of protests. The road blockades remained...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 10:35 AM

LONDON (AP) — Supporters of British Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions today that the government is planning a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another Brexit vote would exacerbate divisions...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said yesterday.Trump, in...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 3:11 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum...

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