UN chief appeals for cease-fires, warns pandemic…

The United Nations chief is appealing for cease-fires in the world’s major conflicts from Yemen and Libya to Afghanistan and Nagorno-Karabakh, warning that if fighting continues “the only winner is the pandemic.”

Trump: 'I do love the environment'

U.S. President Donald Trump said at Thursday's final presidential debate that he won't sacrifice tens of millions of jobs because of the Paris Climate Accord.

Russians' Hacks Might be Leaving Door Open for…

Two US agencies are warning that Russian hackers are hitting dozens of state and local government networks, stealing data from at least two of them. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued the alert Thursday, Politico reports. The hackers recently have attacked a...

Putin says he allowed foe Navalny to get…

Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations of the Kremlin’s involvement in the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying that he personally allowed his foe to be flown to Germany for treatment

'I'm the least racist person in this room': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump, pressed on the issue of Black Lives Matter at the final presidential debate Thursday said, "I'm the least racist person in this room." Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted that as empty rhetoric, adding, "This guy has a dog whistle about as big as a foghorn."

Snowden Gets Good News From Russia

Edward Snowden is free to stay in Russia as long as he likes. The US whistleblower has been granted permanent residency rights in the country, his Russian lawyer announced Thursday. The former NSA contractor, who was granted asylum in Russia after leaking secret files in the US in 2013, sought...

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Cartels' meth war bloodying once-peaceful state…

In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the color of the meth or the markings on the package in an addict’s pocket may determine whether he lives or dies

Biden: I never took 'a penny from any foreign…

During Thursday's final presidential debate, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden accused each other of corruption after they were asked about national security.

13 South Koreans Die After Getting Flu Shots

South Korean authorities are scrambling to maintain public trust in vaccines after the unexplained deaths of 13 people who received flu shots. Authorities say they are conducting a full investigation and they do not believe the vaccines were the cause of the deaths, reports the BBC . Officials say the fatalities...

French PM says 2nd virus wave is here, vastly…

France's prime minister has announced a vast extension of the nightly curfew that is intended to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus

Ex-Hunter Biden associate claims evidence against…

A former business associate of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son Hunter said on Thursday (October 22) that he was turning devices over to the FBI with evidence to support allegations about business dealings between the Biden family and Chinese counterparts.

'Extensive' Attack Carried Out Against 70 Museum…

At least 70 artifacts and artworks were targeted almost three weeks ago in what German newspaper Die Zeit describes as "one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany," per Deutsche Welle . The attack on Berlin's Museum Island, a UNESCO World...

Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll…

Tensions continue to mount in Guinea as the West African country awaits results from last weekend’s presidential elections

'We're dying with it': Biden spars with Trump on…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden clashed over the coronavirus pandemic during their second and last debate, with Biden saying Trump has downplayed the threat, and Trump claiming he's already done what Biden proposes.

NYT : Trump Has Previously Undisclosed Chinese…

As President Trump and the GOP try to damage Joe Biden's 2020 campaign by going after his son Hunter , a new revelation could show "a potentially major conflict of interest" for Trump himself, per the Guardian . That disclosure comes via the New York Times , which has been doing a deep...

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Sri Lanka Parliament votes to strengthen…

Sri Lanka’s Parliament by a large majority has approved a constitutional amendment concentrating powers under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and reversing reforms meant to curb authoritarianism

U.S. hospitals strained amid COVID-19 surge

Several U.S. states, many of them in the Midwest, reported record single-day increases in COVID-19 infections on Thursday, further evidence that the pandemic is accelerating anew as cooler weather takes hold in many parts of the country. Yahaira Jacquez has more.

Angry Father May Have Texted Teacher's Killer

France has ordered a mosque outside Paris to close for six months after it appeared to support action against a teacher who was later slain outside his school . The mosque shared videos on Facebook last week that included the address of the school where Samuel Paty taught, the BBC reports....

Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel…

Sudanese officials have confirmed that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet this week to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel this year

Gilead's remdesivir gets U.S. FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences's antiviral drug remdesivir for treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19, making it the first and only drug approved for the disease in the United States. Gavino Garay reports.

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in US Court Over 2018…

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of Defendant Mohammed bin...

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany…

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015

Trump posts raw footage of '60 Minutes' interview

[NFA] The White House on Thursday released raw footage from an interview that U.S. President Donald Trump did with "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, breaking an agreement to keep material from the highly-anticipated clash private until an edited version could air this weekend. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Trump Secured 45 Ventilators From Russia. All…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency received 45 Russian ventilators on April 1, shortly after President Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. As BuzzFeed reports, "they were part of a lopsided aid deal between the countries that would ultimately see Russia delivering a little...

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Turkish-Armenian ruling party lawmaker laid to…

A Turkish-Armenian ruling party lawmaker has been laid to rest following a ceremony in the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul, which was attended by Turkey’s president

Stocks rally with eyes on stimulus talks

Wall Street ended higher on Thursday after a choppy trading session, as investors cheered the prospect of more fiscal stimulus to support a pandemic-damaged U.S. economy, with more data pointing to a slowing labor market recovery. Conway G. Gittens has the market round-up.

Navalny Describes What Novichok Poisoning Feels…

Alexei Navalny felt no pain. Still, he knew he was close to death when he collapsed on a plane in August— the result of poisoning with a previously unknown type of Novichok, the Russian-developed nerve agent. "I've compared it to being touched by a Dementor in a Harry Potter novel—...