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 2021-04-21 14:59 

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Chad Leader's Death Means Uncertainty for French Operations in Sahel...

Few countries are feeling the loss of Chad's President Idriss Deby more keenly than former colonial power France. Paris has long seen Deby as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. Now some observers say his death brings uncertainty t...

 2021-04-21 14:52 

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Putin Warns Nations of 'Crossing Red Line' with Russia...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning foreign rivals against provocation or testing the nation's strength, insisting Russia's response would be "asymmetric, fast, and tough."The remarks came Wednesday during his annual state-of-the-n...

 2021-04-21 14:30 

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US Launches Probe of Minneapolis Police After Chauvin Conviction...

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 2021-04-21 14:22 

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US-Proposed Afghan Peace Huddle Postponed...

The United Nations said Wednesday a multi-nation conference that the organizers had hoped would "add momentum" to the faltering peace talks between Afghanistan's warring parties has been postponed. Turkey, Qatar and the U.N....

 2021-04-21 14:13 

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Chauvin Guilty Verdict Reverberates in Britain...

Closely followed in Britain, especially among the nation's black population. And many are celebrating now that the former police offer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of killing George Floyd.Amy Jordon is a London high school teacher who says she ...

 2021-04-21 13:28 

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Thousands Flee Renewed Clashes in Central African Republic...

The U.N. refugee agency reports renewed fighting between government forces and rebel groups in Central African Republic has sent more than 2,000 refugees fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad this past week. Newly arriving refugees have been telling...

 2021-04-21 13:04 

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More Football Teams Exit Super League...

Juventus, Atltico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan announced Wednesday they were dropping out of the Super League of 12 leading European football clubs.The development followed the Tuesday withdrawal of six British teams that were part of the project laun...

 2021-04-21 12:51 

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Deby's Son to Lead Chad as Interim President...

The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad has been named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council. Wednesday's announcement comes a day after 37-year-old General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named...

 2021-04-21 12:11 

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Japanese Government Nears Decision on New COVID Emergency Decree...

The Japanese government may declare a new state of emergency for the cities of Tokyo and Osaka in response to another surge of COVID-19 infections. The Mainichi newspaper reported Wednesday that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is requesting to impose an emerg...

 2021-04-21 12:07 

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German Court Refuses Effort to Block EU Recovery Fund...

Germany's top court has refused to issue an injunction blocking the country's participation in the European Union's 750 billion-euro (more than $900 billion) coronavirus recovery fund, clearing the way for the launch of the fund and its common...

 2021-04-21 11:56 

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Politicians React to Guilty Verdict in George Floyd Murder Trial...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined those expressing a favorable view of a U.S. jury's decision finding former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd."I was appalled by the death of George Floyd and welcome this v...

 2021-04-21 11:09 

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Leaving Afghanistan Will Make Counterterrorism 'Extremely Difficult', Top General Says...

The United States will face substantial hurdles if it has to return to Afghanistan — even briefly — to deal with new or growing terror threats once the military completes the planned withdrawal of forces from the country, a top U.S. general to...

 2021-04-21 10:59 

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Americans React to Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial...

Cheers, tears and fear were among reactions in the U.S. to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, a Black man, who was prone and handcuffed when he died. In some neighborhoods and ...

 2021-04-21 10:57 

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After Swift Verdict in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial, What's Next?...

The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd delivered swift and unanimous verdicts Tuesday: guilty on all three counts.The seven women and five men deliberated for a little more than 10 hours ove...

 2021-04-21 09:31 

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S. Korean Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Against Japan by 'Comfort Women'...

A South Korean court has ruled against a group of women who were seeking compensation from Japan for being forced into prostitution by colonial Japanese forces during World War Two. The judge at Seoul Central District Court said Wednesday that Japan is im...

 2021-04-21 08:42 

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A Whale Chorus Reveals How Climate Change May Be Shifting Migration...

Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans....

 2021-04-21 08:28 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to Appear at US-Led Global Climate Summit...

Chinese President Xi Jinping will speak Thursday at the global summit on climate change organized by U.S. President Joe Biden. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a written statement Wednesday that President Xi will delive...

 2021-04-21 08:17 

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EU Targets Cutting Emissions 55% by 2030...

The European Union announced Wednesday a provisional agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 27-member bloc by 55% by 2030. The 2030 target is part of a larger goal of getting the EU to be carbon-neutral by 2050. European Commission President Urs...

 2021-04-21 08:00 

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Chauvin Convicted on All Three Charges in Death of George Floyd...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago. After hearing closing arguments Monday, the 12-member jury — comprising six white people and six people who are B...

 2021-04-21 07:24 

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Zimbabwe's President Calls for Unity on 41st Independence Day...

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for unity as the country marked 41 years of independence on Sunday. But the president also accused the opposition leader of being destructive, and the opposition fired right back, saying the president and...

 2021-04-21 03:24 

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US Trying to Insulate Electrical Grid From Cyberattacks...

With America's electrical infrastructure getting zapped daily by an unprecedented number of cyberattacks, the federal government is taking action to prevent a potentially crippling hack of the grid. A 100-day plan was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Ene...

 2021-04-21 03:15 

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Japanese Journalists Call for Myanmar Junta to Free Detained Colleague...

A group of journalists in Japan called on Myanmar's junta on Tuesday to free a colleague, Yuki Kitazumi, detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing protests against the military overthrow of an elected government....

 2021-04-21 01:37 

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Nation Reacts to Verdict in Chauvin Trial...

Cheers, tears and fear were among reactions in the U.S. to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, a Black man, who was prone and handcuffed when he died. In some neighborhoods and ...

 2021-04-21 01:21 

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Reactions to Conviction of Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's Death...

A jury on Tuesday convicted former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin of murder in the arrest of George Floyd, a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement's treatment of Black Americans. Here are som...

 2021-04-21 01:15 

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In South Korea, Antagonism Toward China Is Growing...

For South Korean viewers, the "Joseon Exorcist" historical fantasy series seemed to have all the ingredients for a big budget television hit. Set in the 15th century, the drama follows well-known historical figures in the royal family of Korea'...

 2021-04-21 01:05 

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Swift Verdict in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial...

The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd delivered swift and unanimous verdicts Tuesday: guilty on all three counts.The seven women and five men deliberated for a little more than 10 hours ove...

 2021-04-21 00:47 

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US Businesses Increasingly Taking Stands on Political Issues...

In the weeks since the Republican-controlled Legislature in the state of Georgia passed a law making it more difficult for many citizens to vote in its elections — a move that is expected to disproportionately affect African Americans and other mino...

 2021-04-21 00:39 

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Leaving Afghanistan Will Make Counterterrorism 'Extremely Difficult'...

The United States will face substantial hurdles if it has to return to Afghanistan — even briefly — to deal with new or growing terror threats once the military completes the planned withdrawal of forces from the country, a top U.S. general to...

 2021-04-20 23:40 

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Could Jump 5% as Economies Rebound, Energy Agency Says...

Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to grow this year after falling dramatically during the pandemic as economies around the globe contracted.In a report issued Tuesday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said emissions of the greenhouse gas would ri...

 2021-04-20 23:33 

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Czech Republic Urges EU, NATO Allies to Retaliate Against Russia Over 2014 Explosion...

The Czech Republic is urging European and NATO allies to take joint retaliatory action against Russia following accusations that Russian spies were behind a huge explosion at a Czech arms depot in 2014. They claim the spies were also part of a special uni...

 2021-04-20 22:28 

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What Experts Look for When Picking a Jury...

The jury of 12 strangers who decided the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin were carefully selected by the prosecution and the defense. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the murder of George Floyd....

 2021-04-20 22:10 

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Derek Chauvin Convicted on all Charges in Death of George Floyd...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago.Chauvin had been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Aft...

 2021-04-20 22:00 

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European 'Super League' Plans Set Off Battle for Future of Football...

The governing bodies of world football have threatened to ban any club or player taking part in the new European Super League from playing in their competitions, raising the prospect that some of the world's biggest stars could be banned from represen...

 2021-04-20 21:52 

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Chauvin Convicted on all Charges in Death of George Floyd...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago.Chauvin had been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Aft...

 2021-04-20 21:36 

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ASEAN Members to Discuss Myanmar at Jakarta Summit...

Southeast Asian nations are set to discuss Myanmar's governance crisis at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday. Tuesday's announcement by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) comes a day after the European Union imposed stiff sa...

 2021-04-20 21:30 

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Volcano on St. Vincent Still Erupting...

The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines appealed for international help Tuesday as the Caribbean island nation begins to tackle the daunting cleanup from a series of volcanic eruptions that have not stopped....

 2021-04-20 20:53 

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Reporters Without Borders: Press Freedom Globally in Decline...

A global decline in press freedom, hastened by repressive laws introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in only 12 countries being deemed as having a...

 2021-04-20 20:31 

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Verdict Reached in Trial of Officer Charged in George Floyd's Death - WATCH LIVE...

A verdict has been reached in the high-profile trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.After hearing closing arguments Monday, the 12-member jury comprising six white...

 2021-04-20 20:02 

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Verdict Reached in Trial of Officer Charged in George Floyd's Death...

A verdict has been reached in the high-profile trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.After hearing closing arguments Monday, the 12-member jury comprising six white...

 2021-04-20 19:35 

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CameroonianStartupCreates Soil AnalysisKit for Farming Efficiency...

Cameroon farmer RostandSimeu, 26, last year spentall his savings to start aplantain andbanana plantation.But,like all new farmers,hehasstruggled withefficientproduction.Simeu said the bananas have been growing for 13 months. He said this raises a lot of q...

 2021-04-20 19:26 

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Malawi President Proposes Switch from Growing Tobacco...

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera said Tuesday the country should move away from growing tobacco, although it contributes to more than 60 percent of the country's earnings, because he sees no future in continuing to grow it.At the opening of tob...

 2021-04-20 18:59 

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EMA Finds Link Between Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and Blood Clots...

Europe's drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Tuesday it found a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and rare forms of blood clots, but that the drug's benefits outweigh its risks.In its statement Tuesd...

 2021-04-20 18:56 

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Search for Survivors of Capsized Ship Ends...

The U.S. Coast Guard in Louisiana announced late Monday it had suspended the search and rescue operation for eight people still missing from a commercial lift ship that capsized in a violent storm off the coast one week ago. Last Tuesday, the Seacor Power...

 2021-04-20 18:53 

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European Public Broadcasters Facing Twin Threats...

The pandemic has boosted audiences for Europe's public service media, with Europeans turning to fact-based news, according to the broadcasters' trade association and academic studies. Television, radio and digital channels all have shown upswings,...

 2021-04-20 18:51 

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US Jury Deliberates in Trial of Officer Charged in George Floyd's Death...

A jury resumed deliberations Tuesday in the high-profile trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. After hearing closing arguments Monday, the 12-member jury comprisin...

 2021-04-20 18:23 

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Doctors Say They Were Denied Access to Kremlin Critic Navalny...

Doctors associated with jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny say they have been barred from seeing him, despite reports he is seriously ill from an ongoing hunger strike. According to his personal physician, Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva, she and three other me...

 2021-04-20 18:20 

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Biden Administration Endorses Bill to Establish Washington as America's 51st State...

The Biden administration has endorsed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would establish the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., as America's 51st state. "For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington,...

 2021-04-20 17:31 

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World Food Program to Give Daily Meals for 185,000 Venezuelan Children...

The U.N. World Food Program says it has reached a deal with the Venezuelan government to provide daily school meals to 185,000 of the country's most vulnerable children by the end of the year.The deal was sealed with a handshake by WFP Director David ...

 2021-04-20 16:49 

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Greece Relaxes Some Traveler Restrictions, Despite Criticism from Health Officials...

Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from the United States and a number of other countries as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month. But with the COVID pandemic still raging across the country and cases once again rising in...

 2021-04-20 16:47 

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USReaffirms Climate Change is Foreign Policy Priority...

Ahead of this week's White House Leaders Summit on Climate, the United States is reaffirming fighting climate change as a top foreign policy priority, as it hopes to drive a green energy revolution. Chinese President Xi Jinping is among the 40 world l...

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