UK flies air force plane over Channel amid…

A Royal Air Force surveillance plane is flying over the English Channel as the British government tries to curb the number of people crossing from France in small boats

Hong Kong police raid newsroom after arrest

Hong Kong police escorted media tycoon Jimmy Lai through the newsroom of his Apple Daily newspaper as around 200 officers searched the offices of the tabloid publication and removed boxes of evidence.

Afghanistan to Meet Condition Set by Taliban

Thousands of delegates from across Afghanistan endorsed releasing the nation's final 400 Taliban prisoners in an effort to encourage the start of peace talks. "The Taliban have said that if the 400 prisoners are released the direct talks between our negotiating team and the Taliban will start three days later,...

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020's hopes for…

The pandemic is clouding the global Class of 2020's career ambitions

Barclays in probe over spying allegations

Barclays Plc is being probed by the United Kingdom's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), over allegations that the British bank spied on its staff, the agency said on Sunday. Ciara Lee reports

A New Theory on Where Spain's Former King Has Gone

A clue in the mystery of the former king of Spain's whereabouts: a photo. Following Monday's revelation that Juan Carlos would be moving out of the country—destination unspecified—amidst a financial scandal, reports that he was bound for Portugal or the Dominican Republic emerged. Now Abu Dhabi is looking...

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Belarus: Anger erupts over president's election…

Election officials in Belarus said Monday that President Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive term with over 80% of the vote after facing his strongest challenge in 26 years and significant campaign protests

National security law: HK media tycoon arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has become the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law, after he was detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces.

China, Russia Are Interfering in Campaigns…

China and Russia are interfering in the US presidential campaign, according to an intelligence report, with both parties' candidates as targets. "We assess that China prefers that President Trump—whom Beijing sees as unpredictable—does not win reelection," said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, ABC...

Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in…

The 160-year-old Sursock palace in Beirut withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence

U.S. health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar offered President Donald Trump's strong support for democratic Taiwan on Monday, telling President Tsai Ing-wen that her government's response to the coronavirus pandemic had been among the world's best. Gloria Tso reports.

US Sanctions Hong Kong Leader

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is facing US sanctions amid accusations that she's working with China to limit political freedoms. Lam is "directly responsible for implementing Beijing's policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes," the Treasury Department said in a Friday statement. It cited Lam's push "to allow for...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future…

Decades of progress in one of modern history’s greatest achievements, the fight against extreme poverty, are now in danger

Indonesian volcano sends up five kilometers of ash

Dramatic footage showed a giant cloud of thick ash rising from the peak of Mount Sinabung, which sits 2,460 meters high in the Karo regency of North Sumatra.

60K Sign Petition for France to Rule Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut Thursday—and after Tuesday's devastating explosion , more than a few Lebanese were ready for him to take over as their president. A petition circulating on Avaaz calling for the former colonial power to take charge of Lebanon for the next 10 years now has...

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Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand…

Puerto Ricans are demanding answers after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy

Hong Kong tycoon arrested under security law

Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was arrested on Monday for suspected collusion with foreign forces under the national security law, in what is the highest profile arrest yet under the new legislation. Ryan Brooks reports.

With Glacier Collapse Looming, an 'Urgent…

As scientists nervously keep tabs on a giant section of ice in danger of falling off a Mont Blanc glacier, homes have been evacuated in the resort town of Courmayeur in Italy's Aosta Valley, while visitors have been told to go elsewhere. "We will find [alternative] solutions for residents," Courmayeur...

Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting…

Harried WhatsApp messages, secretly recorded meetings and intercepted phone calls build the backbone of a monumental Supreme Court investigation against powerful former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe for alleged witness tampering

Gottlieb: U.S. death toll could reach 300,000

[NFA] Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday that the United States coronavirus death toll could hit 300,000 by the end of 2020. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Ex-Intelligence Officer: Prince Sent 'Tiger Squad…

A former Saudi intelligence official says Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wants him dead—and he might have ended up like Jamal Khashoggi if not for alert customs agents in Canada. In a federal lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, Thursday, Saad Aljabri, who lives in exile in Toronto, accuses the...

Malaysia's ex-finance minister charged again in…

Malaysia’s former finance minister has pleaded not guilty to a second corruption charge related to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project

Pelosi, Mnuchin signal openness to resume aid…

[NFA] U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday urged a restart of congressional talks on extending coronavirus aid, saying executive actions taken by President Donald Trump a day earlier would have little immediate impact on Americans facing economic distress amid the pandemic. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs in Their Hands' in…

Its code name was "Little Boy," but its impact was anything but small. Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. By the end of that year, 140,000 deaths—mostly of civilians—were tied to the blast and...

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Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US…

The visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan comes against the backdrop of tensions between Washington and the island's rival China over issues from the South China Sea to TikTok

Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan has agreed to release 40 Taliban prisoners, accused of some of the country's bloodiest attacks, in order to pave the way for peace talks. David Doyle reports.

Grief Turns to Anger in Beirut

Beirut has been devastated by a massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless—and angry residents say the country was broken long before the Tuesday blast. Residents blame corruption and incompetence for the fact that 2,750 tons of highly explosive...