Genoa has new bridge 2 years after collapse that…

Two years ago, a stretch of Genoa's Morandi Bridge collapsed, sending cars and trucks plunging to a dry riverbed below and killing 43 people

Trump flips on TikTok, urges big U.S. sales cut

[NFA] Just a few days after President Donald Trump said he was considering banning China's TikTok in the United States, Trump reversed course on Monday, saying the U.S. should receive a "substantial portion" of the sales price. Gavino Garay has more.

Miner Cashes In Again

The small-scale miner in Tanzania who sold two of his finds for $3.4 million in June has made another big sale. Saniniu Laizer collected $2 million for a 14-pound Tanzanite stone, the BBC reports. The rare gemstones—which a geologist said could be gone in 20 years—are found...

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex…

The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked

NY's Trump probe over more than just 'hush-money'

The Manhattan district attorney's probe involving U.S. President Donald Trump is not limited to so-called hush-money payments made to two women in 2016 by his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, according to a court filing on Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Singapore Will Issue New Arrivals With Electronic…

Singapore says some visitors and returning residents can now quarantine at their residence instead of in dedicated facilities—but they will be issued with electronic monitoring devices and face up to 6 months in prison if they remove them or tamper with them. Authorities say the devices, which use GPS...

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Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on…

Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal

Trump labels Birx 'pathetic' in tweet

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump took a public swipe at White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx a day after she said infections from the virus were "extraordinarily widespread" in the U.S. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Cruise Line's Restart Ends Quickly

A cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test results, reports...

Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's…

Court records in Liechtenstein obtained by The Associated Press show that Claudia Díaz, who once served as a nurse for former Venezuela president Hugo Chávez, is accused of transferring millions of dollar out of the socialist country by purchasing gold bars through a shell company in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Police detain hostage taker in Kyiv bank drama

Police detained a man who took a hostage in a bank in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday, Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said. The hostage was released unharmed. Emer McCarthy reports.

Egypt Sets Elon Musk Straight About Pyramids…

After Elon Musk tweeted last week that "Aliens built the pyramids obv," Egypt has officially set him straight. "I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs...

Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery…

Wearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Ronald Marín is one of the few who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the center of Peru’s capital

John Hume, Northern Ireland peace maker, dies

John Hume, a Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, has died at the age of 83. Francis Maguire reports.

Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in…

Clinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—the...

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Ukrainian police detain man threatening to blow…

A man who allegedly threatened to blow up an explosive device at a bank in Ukraine's capital has been detained by police

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19…

Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Thousands of Germans Protest 'Masks That Make Us…

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate on Saturday to protest Germany's pandemic restrictions—as police pleaded with them to wear masks and socially distance. When the warnings were ignored, police eventually ordered the crowd at the sit-in to leave, the BBC reports. Organizers had billed the event as...

Zimbabwe continues arrests of critics, says…

Zimbabwean rights groups say the military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week

Europe's longest open-water swimming contest

Under cloudless summer skies, thousands of competitors plunged into the balmy waters of Balaton on Saturday to swim across Central Europe's largest freshwater lake.

The World Has a New No. 3 in COVID Deaths

Mexico has a grisly new claim to fame: The country of 126 million has now lost 47,472 of its people to coronavirus, making it the country with the pandemic's third highest death toll. Britain previously held that spot, though it has just over half Mexico's population, but now has...

Spain's new wave of infections hits the young…

Spaniards thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them but they are being surprised by a new wave of infections

Living life as a modern-day ninja

Genichi Mitsuhashi lives in Iga, a city in central Japan with a long ninja tradition. He trains in the ninja arts, grows his own rice and vegetables. He's also the first person in the world to hold a master's degree in ninja studies from a local university.

Trump Looks to Force Sale, and Microsoft May Be…

President Trump is looking at ordering the sale of the US portion of TikTok, and Microsoft appears ready to step into the void. "We may be banning TikTok," Trump said Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. A deal with Microsoft would bring Bytedance, the app's Chinese owner, tens of billions...

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First students resume class in Germany after…

Wary parents, teachers and children are looking on as students return to classrooms in a northeastern state of Germany

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside…

Spanish firefighters and military emergency personnel battled blistering heat on Monday to control a wildfire in the Madrid region that had burned through the night. Edward Baran reports.

In Vietnam, a Proud Streak Comes to an End

Vietnam has stood out over the last few months because of an impressive number in regard to the coronavirus: zero. As in, the nation of nearly 100 million people had recorded no deaths attributed to COVID-19. That changed on Friday, reports the BBC . State media says a 70-year-old man from...