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UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

The British government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth...

April 19, 2018 12:10 pm


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Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

Fifty-seven-year-old Communist Party official Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday.

April 19, 2018 11:00 am


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Power out in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday after an excavator accidentally downed a transmission...

April 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Cuban legislators pick next president

HAVANA – The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole...

April 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Indian police arrest 18 Rohingya Muslims

Indian police say they have arrested 18 Rohingya Muslims in a remote northeastern region as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi...

April 19, 2018 12:10 pm


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Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in...

April 18, 2018 3:50 pm


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Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday

Cuba's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday and announce the replacement for Raul Castro the next day.

April 18, 2018 8:46 am


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Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins has likely fled to Sweden.

April 18, 2018 8:34 am


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Delays keep inspectors from reaching Syria attack site

International inspectors were still waiting to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack.

April 18, 2018 8:18 am


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Chemical arms experts in Syria go to site of alleged attack

International chemical weapons inspectors Tuesday entered Douma, the Syrian town that was the site of a suspected poison gas attack that...

April 17, 2018 5:00 pm


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France wants EU expansion freeze amid Balkans war warning

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday ruled out any expansion of the European Union until the bloc is reformed.

April 17, 2018 11:00 am


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Plan for new sanctions on Russia nixed

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on...

April 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Chemical attack site denied to inspectors

BEIRUT – Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria said Monday that they are being denied access to the site of an alleged chemical...

April 17, 2018 1:00 am


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In Turkish court, American denies spy, terrorism charges

ALIAGA, Turkey – An American pastor on Monday denied accusations that he aided terror groups or spied against Turkey, speaking at...

April 17, 2018 1:00 am