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U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil firm
World2019-01-29 13:46February 22 2019 04:58:55

U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil firm

The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on a state-owned oil firm in Venezuela, the latest move of the Trump administration to pile up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition.

Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020
World2019-01-29 13:26February 22 2019 04:58:55

Ex-Starbucks CEO aims to oust Trump in 2020

Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in a TV interview that he is looking into running against Donald Trump in 2020 as an independent presidential candidate.

Duke professor removed for telling students not to speak Chinese
World2019-01-28 13:44February 22 2019 04:58:55

Duke professor removed for telling students not to speak Chinese

Duke University's medical school has issued an apology and launched a review after an administrator admonished students over speaking Chinese in a school building.

U.S. lifts sanctions on three companies linked to Russian tycoon
World2019-01-28 13:42February 22 2019 04:58:55

U.S. lifts sanctions on three companies linked to Russian tycoon

The U.S. Treasury Department said Sunday it has lifted sanctions imposed on three Russian companies connected to Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a move which some lawmakers once attempted to block.

Prince Philip tells car crash victim he is 'deeply sorry'
World2019-01-28 10:38February 22 2019 04:58:55

Prince Philip tells car crash victim he is 'deeply sorry'

Britain's Prince Philip has apologized to a woman who was injured when the car she was riding in collided with a Land Rover that he was driving.

Bear cub burned in Colorado wildfire released into wild
World2019-01-27 15:44February 22 2019 04:58:55

Bear cub burned in Colorado wildfire released into wild

Bear cub burned in Colorado wildfire released into wild

Controversy over Australia Day
World2019-01-27 10:03February 22 2019 04:58:55

Controversy over Australia Day

Australians across the country are celebrating Australia Day to commemorate the birth of the nation. But again, the issue of the date, January 26, is at the center of continuing controversy.

Venezuela breaks off diplomatic relations with US
World2019-01-24 09:29February 22 2019 04:58:55

Venezuela breaks off diplomatic relations with US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday that the country has cut off diplomatic relations with the United States, giving American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.

Third medical aid team from China arrives at Pakistan's Gwadar Province
World2019-01-23 18:55February 22 2019 04:58:55

Third medical aid team from China arrives at Pakistan's Gwadar Province

A third team of aid workers from China has arrived at Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan to provide medical humanitarian assistance to the local community.

Russian heavy bomber crash-lands in Arctic, killing 3
World2019-01-23 09:19February 22 2019 04:58:55

Russian heavy bomber crash-lands in Arctic, killing 3

A Russian long-range bomber crash-landed in the Arctic Tuesday, leaving three of its crew of four dead, officials said.

Russian plane lands after reports of man demanding to divert
World2019-01-22 20:36February 22 2019 04:58:55

Russian plane lands after reports of man demanding to divert

A Russian Aeroflot flight SU1515 landed at the airport of Khanty-Mansiysk after a man on board reportedly demanded to divert the plane to Afghanistan, TASS reported on Tuesday.

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea
World2019-01-22 09:07February 22 2019 04:58:55

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing.

2nd Trump-Kim summit expected to be held in Vietnam: report
World2019-01-21 09:04February 22 2019 04:58:55

2nd Trump-Kim summit expected to be held in Vietnam: report

The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, U.S. media reported Sunday.

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile strike in southern region
World2019-01-20 20:21February 22 2019 04:58:55

Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missile strike in southern region

The Syrian air defenses intercepted a fresh Israeli missile strike targeting the areas in southern Syria on Sunday, state news agency SANA reported.

Chinese-African coproduced dating show a hit in Africa
World2019-01-20 09:39February 22 2019 04:58:55

Chinese-African coproduced dating show a hit in Africa

A blind date television show called "Hello Mr. Right" has become a hit in Africa.

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns
World2019-01-20 08:50February 22 2019 04:58:55

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House.

WHO launches probe into alleged internal misconduct
World2019-01-19 16:04February 22 2019 04:58:55

WHO launches probe into alleged internal misconduct

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ordered an internal inquiry after receiving anonymous emails that alleged racism, sexism and misspending within the UN health agency, according to a statement released on the WHO website recently.

European Commission proposes elimination of tariffs on industrial goods with U.S.
World2019-01-19 09:46February 22 2019 04:58:55

European Commission proposes elimination of tariffs on industrial goods with U.S.

The European Commission proposed on Friday the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods with the United States in future trade talks. The proposal will need approval from European Union member states.

Japan launches satellite to create artificial meteor showers
World2019-01-19 09:45February 22 2019 04:58:55

Japan launches satellite to create artificial meteor showers

A satellite launched by Japan on Friday is designed to produce a look-alike meteor shower that's due to streak across the sky in the spring of 2020.

Dog hogs the limelight at fashion show in Mumbai
World2019-01-18 20:01February 22 2019 04:58:55

Dog hogs the limelight at fashion show in Mumbai

A dog stole the show at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in Mumbai on Wednesday. While the models were showcasing a spring summer collection called Gul-Dastah by the designer Rohit Bal,it wandered onto the runway.

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