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White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million New! 2021-10-20 08:49:30Children aged 5 to 11 should soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their schoo

Today's Headlines: A battle over the future of New! 2021-10-20 08:00:33A controversial new plan would remove nearly all the L.A. Zoo's remaining native woodlands.

New York will require police, firefighters and other New! 2021-10-20 07:36:30New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave.

Queen Elizabeth II accepts medical advice to rest, New! 2021-10-20 07:12:11Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days. Britain's recently widowed monarch is 95.

Despite climate pledges, countries are upping fossil fuel New! 2021-10-20 06:03:43A U.N.-backed study says the world must cut its production of coal, oil and gas by more than half in the coming decade to hit global warming targets.

Bombs in Damascus, shelling in other parts of New! 2021-10-20 05:30:55A Syrian military official says two bombs attached to a bus carrying troops in Damascus killed 14 people during the morning rush hour.

Brazil Senate report to urge criminal charges against 2021-10-20 04:54:34A report by Brazil's Senate is expected to hold President Jair Bolsonaro criminally responsible for the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll.

North Korea confirms test of missile designed for 2021-10-20 04:11:55North Korea confirms that it test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in its first such underwater test-launch in two years.

A migrant's day: Jumping onto trucks to get 2021-10-19 17:56:51Young men who fled war in Sudan now spend their days in the French port of Calais, trying to jump onto moving trucks bound for Britain.

Today's Headlines: Storms could snuff out fire season 2021-10-19 08:00:25After a devastating summer of fire, parts of California might get a break this fall.

Diver discovers ancient Crusader sword off Israeli coast 2021-10-19 07:29:57An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword from the Mediterranean Sea that experts say dates back to the era of the Crusades.

After abandoning zero-COVID strategy, New Zealand logs its 2021-10-19 07:02:03An outbreak in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, has pushed the country's daily tally of new coronavirus cases to its highest of the pandemic.

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Vestas to install prototype of world's 'tallest and 2021-10-18 09:03:46The turbine is expected to produce 80 gigawatt hours a year, or enough to power roughly 20,000 households.

Ford to spend $315 million converting British factory 2021-10-18 08:58:39Ford has said it intends to spend $315 million transforming a factory in northwest England into an electric power unit production plant.

Supply chain chaos is already hitting global growth. 2021-10-18 08:54:48The Covid-19 pandemic has left one very destructive issue in its wake: disruption to global supply chains.

Gas crisis, labor shortages and supply chain chaos: 2021-10-18 04:00:25Britain has emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic to find itself faced with new economic crises that have left the country in "a precarious position,"

Nord Stream 2: The Russian pipeline that everybody’s 2021-10-18 01:47:44Remote, quiet but energy-rich: the coastal area of Lubmin in north Germany hosts the world's most controversial gas pipeline.

Klarna strengthens credit checks in the UK as 2021-10-18 01:13:47Klarna said it is introducing a number of changes in the U.K. including stronger credit checks and the ability to make instant payments.

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in the 2021-10-17 18:01:01Facebook said it plans to create 10,000 high-skilled jobs in the EU over the next five years.

British lawmaker dies after stabbing attack, police say 2021-10-15 12:58:30British lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed multiple times on Friday at a church in southeast England.

After the gas crisis, the Arctic could be 2021-10-15 02:43:08A new cold front could open up in the political tension between the European Union and Russia over energy. This time in the Arctic.

United Airlines plans new flights to Jordan and 2021-10-14 12:48:10United is planning on adding new flights to Amman Jordan, Bergen, Norway, and other destinations in an international travel push.

Another Facebook whistleblower is set to testify in 2021-10-14 08:04:35Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang will give evidence to British lawmakers on Oct. 18.

European rival to PayPal and Square makes $317 2021-10-14 03:29:47SumUp, a U.K.-based payment processor, has acquired start-up Fivestars in a bid to expand its reach across the U.S. and take on giants like PayPal and

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Regional Powers Back Aid for Afghanistan, Press Taliban New! 2021-10-20 17:37:07An international Russia-hosted meeting Wednesday pressed the Taliban to form a “truly inclusive” government in Afghanistan and called for

‘Rivers of Lava’ Still Flowing From La Palma New! 2021-10-20 15:15:24Spanish government geologists on Wednesday said the Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of La Palma is con

French African Mom Works to Boost Numbers of New! 2021-10-20 14:28:00A French woman of African origin is leading a campaign to encourage more members of France's African diaspora to register as bone marrow donors to po

COVID Restrictions Deny Southern Belarus Children Rare Escape New! 2021-10-20 13:36:00In Belarus, just across the border from Ukraine, many children have been living with chronic radiation sickness since a reactor at the Chernobyl nucle

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Wins Top EU New! 2021-10-20 12:41:38The European Parliament has awarded the European Union's highest human rights prize to imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny for challe

Moscow Hosts International Talks With Taliban to Discuss New! 2021-10-20 11:37:05Russia has lauded the efforts of Afghanistan’s Taliban government to improve the national security and political situation but stressed the need

Putin Imposes Week-Long Workplace Shutdown to Combat COVID-19 New! 2021-10-20 11:10:53Soaring cases of COVID-19 and related deaths have prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to approve a Cabinet proposal for a week-long workplace sh

Queen Elizabeth Cancels Schedule, Accepts Medical Advice to New! 2021-10-20 09:42:18Britain’s Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth has canceled a scheduled visit to Northern Ireland and “reluctantly&r

US Coast Guard Trains Ukrainian Sailors New! 2021-10-20 09:15:00Ukrainian sailors who have been trained by the U.S. Coast Guard are now conducting exercises at sea. The sailors are using U.S. Coast Guard Island-cla

EU Leaders Readying for Fiery Summit, Different Visions New! 2021-10-20 07:15:41The European Union’s national heads of government are readying for a fiery summit meeting Thursday which will be dominated by a clash among them

FBI Raids Washington, New York Homes Linked to 2021-10-19 16:24:22FBI agents raided homes Thursday in Washington and New York City linked to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with ties to the Kremlin and to Paul

Pentagon Chief: No Country Has ‘Veto’ on Ukraine’s 2021-10-19 12:20:17U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no third country has a veto on Ukraine's aspirations to join the NATO military alliance.  “Ukra

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Ailing Czech president declared too ill 'to carry 2021-10-18 16:29:46Czech President Milos Zeman is too ill to work and parliament needs to start discussing when and how to trigger constitutional mechanisms to take away

France eyes petrol vouchers for low-income households to 2021-10-18 10:37:41French ministers floated the possibility of petrol vouchers for low-income households on Monday, as President Emmanuel Macron's government

EU denies nuclear talks with Iran in Brussels, 2021-10-18 09:47:36The EU will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday with Iran on restarting negotiations over the nuclear deal, a spokeswoman for the bloc said, contra

French PM meets Pope Francis after devastating clerical 2021-10-18 05:53:58French Prime Minister Jean Castex met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday as the French Catholic Church battles a storm over clerical child sex abus

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 EU workers to 2021-10-18 01:39:10Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform where people exi

Pentagon chief to hold military talks in Georgia 2021-10-18 00:18:49US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Georgia Monday on the first leg of a visit to three allies on the Black Sea, aiming to deliver a message o

Belarus expels French ambassador amid tensions with EU 2021-10-17 20:05:36France said on Monday its ambassador to Belarus had left the country on the previous day because authorities in Minsk had asked him to leave afte

One month on, still 'no signs' that La 2021-10-17 09:27:45There's no immediate end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has caused chaos on the Spanish isle of La Palma since it began about a month ago, th

Macron’s condemnation of 1961 massacre in Paris ‘not 2021-10-17 09:13:25Historians and activists in France have expressed disappointment that President Emmanuel Macron did not go further in his condemnation of the deadly c

Russian filmmakers land back on Earth after 12-day 2021-10-17 03:14:40A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station.

British MP's murderer was identified by official counter-terrorism 2021-10-17 01:50:34The attacker who fatally stabbed British lawmaker David Amess was referred to an official counter-terrorist scheme for those thought to be at risk of

British government orders security review after deadly terror 2021-10-16 14:58:15The fatal stabbing of British lawmaker David Amess was a terrorist incident with possible links to Islamist extremism, police said Saturday, as the go

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