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Sun, 25 Aug 2019 06:05:08 EDT
G7 summit gets underway amid global trade uncertainty
Sunday's gathering in the French seaside resort of Biarritz comes on the heels of the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is hoping for a quick trade...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:29:32 EDT
Six people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship
Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. ...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:50:33 EDT
'It's sentimental': Titanic slowly disintegrates into ocean floor
Henrietta Mann, a retired Dalhousie University professor, predicts the ill-fated liner has another 25 years before it disintegrates. She made the comment after seeing the latest 4K images of the site ...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:40:33 EDT
Tropical storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to strengthen
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 15:28:58 EDT
Britain sends third warship to Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran
Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defence minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:41:19 EDT
Brazil readies but does not deploy thousands of troops to combat Amazon fires
Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires, but fewer than 50 have been deployed.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 06:58:51 EDT
Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protesters throwing petrol bombs, bricks
Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:22:12 EDT
Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein
Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 17:44:30 EDT
Israel strikes at Iranian forces over Damascus to take down alleged armed drones
Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that were allegedly planning to launch armed drones at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesperson said.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 09:12:45 EDT
Russian capsule carrying robot fails to dock at space station
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:42:35 EDT
Hong Kong protesters form human chain in call for democracy
Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined city streets and part of the city's harbourfront Friday, inspired by a similar protest in the Baltic states 30 years ago against Soviet control. ...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:26:30 EDT
Amazon wildfires part of 'genocide' facing Brazil's Indigenous peoples, advocate says
The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, according to Indi...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:38:15 EDT
Trump retaliates against China with tariff hike; stocks sell off
U.S. President Donald Trump retaliated against China on Friday with a series of tweets announcing a hike in tariffs on all Chinese goods. This comes after the stock markets sold off in reaction to ...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:14:34 EDT
North Korea has fired 2 unidentified projectiles off its east coast, South says
North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, a day after the North threatened to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led s...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:51:58 EDT
Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumour on pancreas, U.S. Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a tumour on her pancreas and that there is "no evidence of disease" elsewhere.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:14:52 EDT
Ebola virus has killed nearly 2,000 people in Congo
Nearly 3,000 cases have been confirmed, including 1,965 deaths, since the outbreak began a year ago.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:00:00 EDT
Amazon rainforest fires called a 'very serious threat' but misinformation is going viral
The wildfires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have prompted a public outcry on social media. But interest in the crisis has also led to the spread of misinformation and raised questions about w...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:05:19 EDT
David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and donor, dead at 79
American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice-president of conglomerate Koch Industries, and a major backer of conservative causes and political candidates, has died, his bro...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:32:49 EDT
Radiation spike likely due to 2nd blast in Russian rocket accident, says Norwegian nuclear monitor
The explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test earlier this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway's nuc...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:18:08 EDT
Illinois resident dies after respiratory illness tied to vaping
The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness," in what could be the first such case in the U.S. ...