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Assange’s lawyers sue the CIA for spying on them

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the US Central Intelligence Agency and its former director Mike Pompeo on Monday, alleging that it recorded their conversations and copied data from their phones and computers.The lawyers, along with two journalists...

Gunman who tried to break into Ohio FBI office dies in standoff

A gunman who fled after trying to break into an FBI office in the US state of Ohio has died in a confrontation with police, authorities said Thursday.The incident drew nationwide attention as it came just days after the...

China Warns It Will Not Tolerate Taiwan’s ‘Separatists’

China on Wednesday promised zero tolerance for "separatist activities" in Taiwan and reaffirmed that it would take the self-governing island by force if necessary.The warning from Beijing, which considers Taiwan its territory, came after days of unprecedented Chinese military...

New fears after Facebook’s role in US abortion case

Facebook sparked outrage by complying with the investigation of an abortion case by US police, raising simmering fears that the platform will be a tool to clamp down on the procedure.The criticism arose after media reports revealed that the...

FBI raid on Trump’s home ignites a political firestorm

Top Republican leaders threw their support behind former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday after an extraordinary FBI raid on his palatial Florida residence set off a political firestorm in an already bitterly divided country.The move by the FBI...

China imposes sanctions on US House Speaker Pelosi after visit to Taiwan

China has imposed unspecified sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said on Friday.Ignoring China's serious concerns and strong opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting the Chinese region of Taiwan."This...

US House Passes Assault Rifle Ban, Likely Doomed in Senate

The US House of Representatives, spurred on by a series of horrific mass shootings, passed a bill on Friday that would ban assault weapons for the first time in decades.The legislation passed by a 217-213 vote in the Democratic-majority...

Pope says treatment of Canada’s indigenous people was genocide

Pope Francis said on Saturday that the treatment of indigenous people in Canada amounted to genocide, after a six-day trip in which he apologized to survivors of abuse in Catholic-run schools.“I didn't say the word (in Canada) because it...

US Lottery Player Wins Over $1.3 Billion Jackpot

A lucky US lottery player won a Mega Millions jackpot worth more than $1.3 billion, one of the highest jackpots in history, a US lottery official confirmed on Saturday.The official Mega Millions site said a single ticket holder in...

They reach an agreement for a generic drug to prevent HIV infection

An agreement has been reached to allow the distribution of a low-cost generic version of a long-term preventive HIV treatment in low-income countries where most of the world's infections occur, Unitaid and the Medicines Patent Pool announced Thursday. .The...

First death from monkeypox outside of Africa recorded in Brazil

A 41-year-old man in Brazil has died of monkeypox, making him the first person outside of Africa to die from the disease, local authorities said on Friday. The man, who according to local media had serious immune system problems, died...

Biden heads to the Middle East for his first tour as president

US President Joe Biden lands in the Middle East on Wednesday for a trip in which Israeli leaders will urge tougher action against Iran, before a sensitive stopover in Saudi Arabia.The 79-year-old president's visit to Jeddah on Friday will...

Ericsson, Qualcomm, Thales will bring 5G to space

Ericsson, a multinational telecommunications company, says it has partnered with French aerospace company Thales and wireless technology innovator Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to bring 5G to space.Ericsson in a statement on Monday said the space-based network could also be used...

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years for sexual offenses

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for leading a decade-long effort to recruit and trap teenagers and women for sex.Judge Ann Donnelly handed down the term in Brooklyn federal court nearly a...

Texans facing home ban seek abortions next door

When 30-year-old “F” found out that she was pregnant for the eighth time, she just wanted to cry.As a housewife dependent on her husband's income, she agonized for three weeks over what to do, but always came to the...

Petrobras CEO resigns due to confrontation with Bolsonaro over fuel price

The chief executive of Brazil's state oil company Petrobras, who remained in his post despite being fired by Jair Bolsonaro in May, resigned on Monday after a new fuel price hike angered the far-right president.José Mauro Coelho is the...

Price Gouging: Higher Fuel Prices Test US Economy

Rising energy costs are being felt throughout the US economy with mixed effects. Some consumers are absorbing higher costs, while others are changing their behavior or reducing costs.Here's a taste of how the story is unfolding in different sectors. Trucker...

Scorching images of US Capitol riots revive grim memories of violence

The footage was more violent, more mind-bending than any prime-time crime show on the network. And it was real.Video footage capturing the furious anger and violence of the mob ransacking the United States Congress provided a vivid and visceral...

US commits to uphold and strengthen international law

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is committed to upholding and strengthening international laws, agreements, principles, and institutions that maintain peace and security in all countries.Blinken in his address to George Washington University, Washington, DC, said that the...

Filing Says Elon Musk Will Borrow Less In Twitter Offer

Elon Musk notified US regulators on Wednesday that he will be less reliant on loans in his bid to buy Twitter, as he and his partners put up $33.5 billion in the deal.Twitter shares jumped more than 5 percent...
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