TUMULT AT NIGERIA PRISON AFTER DAYS OF ANTI-POLICE PROTESTS

Plumes of smoke rose from a prison in Nigeria's largest city and gunfire could be heard as people ran through streets in the area,...

BOSNIA'S INTELLIGENCE CHIEF CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF OFFICE

Bosnian prosecutors have charged the country's secret service chief with abuse of power for allegedly using agency resources to spy...

 
 
 

HONG KONG SUMMONS GERMAN CONSUL IN FRICTION OVER ASYLUM CASE

Germany's consul general to Hong Kong was brought in for talks, following reports Berlin had granted asylum to a student who faced...

PLOT THICKENS OVER ORIGINS OF POPE'S CIVIL UNION ENDORSEMENT

Question are swirling about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions

 
 
 

SPAIN REACHES 1 MILLION CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES

Spain this week became the first country in western Europe to record more than 1 million confirmed infections, as it struggles to contain...

PAKISTAN COURT ADJOURNS DANIEL PEARL MURDER CASE FOR 4 WEEKS

Pakistan's top court has adjourned for four weeks the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against...

 
 
 

UK BOOSTS BUSINESS AID AMID PRESSURE TO EASE VIRUS IMPACT

U.K. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak has announced increased help for bars, pubs and restaurants that have seen business collapse because...

RUSSIAN SPYMASTER SAYS BELARUS PROTESTS FUELED FROM ABROAD

Russia's foreign intelligence chief has claimed that the 2 1/2 months of protests since Belarus' presidential election have been fomented...

 
 
 

TALIBAN ROCKETS KILL 4 CIVILIANS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says at least four civilians were killed in their homes by militant rocket fire in the country's...

NAGORNO-KARABAKH FIGHTING RAISES THREAT OF ESCALATION

Heavy fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh is continuing with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading blame for new attacks

 
 
 

RIGHTS GROUP CONDEMNS EGYPT'S EXECUTION OF 49 PEOPLE IN OCT

A leading international human rights group has condemned Egypt's execution of 49 people so far this month, some of whom were arrested...

TURKEY SLAMS JOINT DECLARATION BY CYPRUS, GREECE AND EGYPT

Turkey's foreign ministry has slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt condemning Turkish actions in northern Cyprus and...

 
 
 

LEADING EUROPEAN LAWMAKER SAYS THE EU HAS AWARDED ITS TOP HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE TO THE BELARUS OPPOSITION MOVEMENT

EU AWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE TO BELARUS OPPOSITION

The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya...

 
 
 

VATICAN, CHINA EXTEND ACCORD ON BISHOP NOMINATIONS OVER STRONG OPPOSITION FROM WHITE HOUSE, CONSERVATIVE CATHOLICS

VATICAN, CHINA EXTEND BISHOP AGREEMENT OVER US OPPOSITION

The Vatican and China have extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations over strong opposition from the White House and conservative...

 
 
 

MIXED PHILIPPINE REACTION ON POPE NOD ON GAY CIVIL UNIONS

Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions has drawn mixed reactions in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with...

HEAVY RAIN CAUSES LANDSLIDE IN INDONESIA, KILLING 11 MINERS

Indonesian disaster officials say intense rains have caused a landslide at a coal mine that killed 11 miners

 
 
 

AS GERMAN CORONA CASES SURGE, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FALLS

A new survey shows German consumers are becoming increasingly pessimistic amid growing fears of new lockdown measures in Europe's largest...

SAUDI COMMISSION INSISTS NO MINORS TO FACE DEATH PENALTY

A Saudi government body is insisting that executions have been abolished for crimes committed by minors

 
 
 



Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing...

Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing those ballots

In several critical battleground states, officials aren't allowed to start processing early ballots until on or just before Election Day. Read more ...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cell phone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree... Read more ...

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's vote to move forward on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the party's Senate... Read more ...

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Kevin Cash was well aware his best player during the regular season was in a Gary Sanchez-like funk ever since the postseason opened. Yet when the Rays' manager filled out the... Read more ...

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 787,000 last week despite continued pressure on the labor market from the coronavirus pandemic, the feds said... Read more ...

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent... Read more ...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday redefined what counts as "close contact" with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but... Read more ...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are being called to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies' censorship the New York Post's expose on the Biden familly's foreign business... Read more ...

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The vote went forward despite a Democratic boycott of the... Read more ...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to study judicial reforms

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected he will convene a bipartisan commission of constitutional scholars to examine judicial reforms, asserting that... Read more ...