UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth…

British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in Switzerland last year

Last debate over, candidates enter final sprint

[NFA] In the final sprint to Election Day, President Donald Trump doubled down on his attempt to win over the senior vote in Florida on Friday, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden vowed to kill the virus but not the economy in Delaware. Gavino Garay reports.

Greenpeace: Fukushima Water Has a Lurking Danger

Almost a decade after an earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, Japan is still grappling with the aftermath of the triple disaster—and with the question of what to do with more than a million metric tons of radioactive water. The government...

Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing…

President Donald Trump says Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so in the run-up to Election Day

Half million COVID-19 deaths possible by February…

[NFA] The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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...

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NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on each other’s national holidays, in a further sign of easing of tensions between the two NATO allies and historic rivals

Stock moves to make before the stimulus: advisor

Winthrop Capital Management's Greg Hahn tells Reuters' Fred Katayama how investors should re-position their portfolios ahead of a new fiscal stimulus package.

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...

Croatia accused of brutality, sexual abuse…

Danish aid workers stationed in the Balkans have collected testimonies from dozens of migrants alleging they were brutalized by Croatian law-enforcement officers when they tried to cross into the country, then summarily expelled

Netanyahu dodges Trump question on 'Sleepy Joe'

After Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "Do you think 'Sleepy Joe' could have made this deal?" Netanyahu answered by phone; "...we appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America.”

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...

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages as US hosts talks

Heavy fighting is raging over Nagorno-Karabakh even as top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan have traveled to Washington for negotiations on settling the neighboring countries’ decades-long conflict

Walmart sues federal government over opioid case

Walmart said it filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking clarity on the roles and legal responsibilities of pharmacists and pharmacies in filling opioid prescriptions. Conway G. Gittens has more.

'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...

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Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in…

European lawmakers say that plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers.”

Barbie drives Mattel's sales higher

Mattel reported a surprise rise in quarterly sales on Thursday and forecast more growth in the holiday season, as retailers rushed to restock their shelves of Barbie dolls and other toys in high demand from stuck-at-home kids. Fred Katayama reports.

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...

Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid…

A bright yellow helicopter has flown a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German intensive care unit, the first such airlift since the pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals

Hitler's speech cards auctioned in Munich

A sheaf of papers, scrawled with notes in a vigorous hand, here and there a recognisable phrase: "the Jewish problem", "work, sacrifice" - these are Adolf Hitler's speaking notes, which went under the hammer at a Munich auction house on Friday. Olivia Chan reports.

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....

In hard-hit Peru, worry mounts over both COVID-19…

As Peru grapples with one the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, another viral epidemic is starting to raise alarm: It's dengue, sometimes known as bonebreak fever

Armed gangs seen in Lagos as protests continue

Gangs armed with knives and sticks blocked major roads in Lagos on Friday, with many angered by an appeal by Nigeria's president for an end to demonstrations against police brutality that turned violent when protesters were shot. Francis Maguire 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...

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Spain PM appeals for public unity, sacrifice in…

Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sánchez is appealing for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.”

Musician Arlo Parks finds inspiration in lockdown

'One To Watch' Arlo Parks told Reuters on Wednesday that lockdown in London has been a "blessing", in terms of producing her music and keeping connected to fans online. Lauren Anthony reports.

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...