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  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:42

    Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

    PAMPANGA- Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia’s biggest Catholic nation.

  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:39

    Italy's League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

    ROME- Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency.

  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:37

    North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

    SEOUL - North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:31

    Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

    WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:27

    U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria camp

    GENEVA - A senior United Nations relief official called on governments on Thursday to help resolve the fate of 2,500 foreign children being held among 75,000 people at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State’s last stronghold.

  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:28

    Roundup: Cuba, EU cooperate on sustainable development amid U.S. pressure

    HAVANA-- Cuba and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday held the first bilateral dialogue on sustainable development amid Washington's threats to implement a law to allow U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies that operate in properties nationalized in the island after 1959.

  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:26

    White House talking to candidates for Fed board as Moore, Cain nominations face problems

    WASHINGTON -- The White House is talking to a few candidates who could potentially replace Stephen Moore and Herman Cain, recently selected by President Donald Trump for the Federal Reserve Board, a senior White House official said Tuesday.

  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:19

    Ukraine says it captured Russian military intelligence hit squad

    KIEV- Ukraine’s security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a presidential election on Sunday.

  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:15

    Portugal's truck drivers to meet essential supplies as fuel dries up

    LISBON - Striking fuel-tanker drivers in Portugal have agreed to provide essential supplies to emergency services such as hospitals and airports, the government said on Wednesday, but the strike continued, worsening fuel shortages in cities and towns across the country.