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 2021-01-16 00:27 

IANS

China blasts Trump admin for imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms...
 2021-01-16 00:27 

IANS

Russia reports 24,715 new Covid-19 cases...
 2021-01-16 00:24 

AP

Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has authorized an investigation into efforts by Richmond officials to take down the city's Confederate monuments last year, including a $1.8......

 2021-01-16 00:17 

AP

Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday gave the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the......

 2021-01-16 00:16 

AP

Athletic trainers adapt to chaos of sports in a pandemic...

Collegiate athletic trainers are used to being the calm amid chaos.Screaming fans, blaring music from loudspeakers, coaches and players caught up in the heat of competition — all of it gets......

 2021-01-16 00:09 

AP

Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet...

President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he has chosen a pioneer in mapping the human genome — the so-called "book of life" — to be his chief science adviser and is elevating the top......

 2021-01-16 00:02 

UPI

Prosecutors: 'QAnon Shaman' sought to 'violently overthrow' Capitol...

Federal prosecutors said a man wearing a horned, fur headdress during last week's deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol attempted to "violently overthrow" the U.S. government and should not be released from prison....

 2021-01-16 00:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Italy suffers 477 virus-related deaths, 16,146 infections...

ROME, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Italy on Friday reported 477 coronavirus-induced deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 81,325. In a statement, the Italian ministry of health said it registered 16,146 more cases in the same period, bringing the overall t...

 2021-01-16 00:00 

AP

AP EXCLUSIVE: Maduro ally presses for dialogue with Biden...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A close ally of Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro said Friday he's hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a "cruel" sanctions policy and instead give room for......

 2021-01-15 23:56 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2021-01-15 23:55 

AP

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey this week made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the......

 2021-01-15 23:53 

Reuters

UPDATE 3-Amazon union election to start in February, U.S. labor board says...

Amazon.com Inc's first U.S. union election since 2014 is scheduled to begin with the mailing of ballots in early February and a vote count starting March 30, a U.S. labor board official said in a filing on Friday....

 2021-01-15 23:52 

AP

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois filed a lawsuit Friday against a federal agency that awarded a license to an arms manufacturer that was sued last year for illegally......

 2021-01-15 23:52 

Kuwait News Agency

Luxembourg reports 143 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health of Luxembourg Friday reported 143 new cases of coronavirus in the country raising the total number of infections to 48, 630. Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours increasing the...

 2021-01-15 23:51 

Reuters

[ World ]

India kicks off 'world's largest' vaccination campaign...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the...

 2021-01-15 23:51 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine consignments to be rescheduled...
 2021-01-15 23:46 

AP

Colorado Legislature passes COVID aid, adjourns for a month...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Legislature passed bills adjusting several aspects of state COVID-19 relief on Friday before adjourning for a month in hopes that it will be safer to meet in the......

 2021-01-15 23:45 

Reuters

[ Business ]

U.S. Treasury starts distributing $15 billion in payroll aid to airlines...

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday began distributing $15 billion in new payroll assistance to airlines, money allocated by Congress to help more than 32,000 aviation workers return to jobs through at least March 31....

 2021-01-15 23:44 

Reuters

Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day: sources...

President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday....

 2021-01-15 23:44 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-U.S. Treasury starts distributing $15 bln in payroll aid to airlines...

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday began distributing $15 billion in new payroll assistance to airlines, money allocated by Congress to help more than 32,000 aviation workers return to jobs through at least March 31....

 2021-01-15 23:44 

AP

FCS schedules nearly set with season starting in February...

One college football season just ended, and another one starts in just over a month.All but a few teams in the Football Championship Subdivision shut down in the fall because of the......

 2021-01-15 23:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab Parliament condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia...

CAIRO, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament has condemned the "terrorist" Yemeni Houthi militia launching of three explosives-laden drones towards Saudi territories on Friday. The three drones, which were launched from the Yemeni province of Al-Hu...

 2021-01-15 23:40 

Reuters

India kicks off 'world's largest' vaccination campaign...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "world's largest" vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots....

 2021-01-15 23:39 

Kuwait News Agency

Palestinian pres. enacts decree on holding general polls...

RAMALLAH, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday issued a presidential decree on holding legislative, presidential and National Council elections on three phases this year. Under the decree, the presidential election will be held o...

 2021-01-15 23:38 

Sputnik International

Coca Cola and Pepsi Will Not Run Commercials During the 2021 Super Bowl...

The National Football League's championship Superbowl is set to take place in February. The event, which traditionally takes place on the first Sunday of that month each year, is usually paired with hyper-expensive advertising buys that take place thr...

 2021-01-15 23:37 

IANS

Shah briefs WB party leaders about roadmap to win 200 seats...
 2021-01-15 23:36 

Reuters

UPDATE 4-Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen into pandemic-struck state, vaccine drive lags...

Brazil's Air Force flew emergency oxygen supplies on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas devastated by a resurgent pandemic and the government scrambled to organize nationwide vaccinations while President Jair Bolsonaro said he "should be at th...

 2021-01-15 23:36 

Reuters

Brazilian prosecutors charge 11 over Flamengo soccer club fire...

Eleven people, including the former president of the Flamengo soccer club, were formally charged on Friday in connection with the death of 10 teenage footballers in a 2019 fire, public prosecutors said....

 2021-01-15 23:36 

dpa

Lazio dominate derby of Capital against Roma...

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 2021-01-15 23:36 

dpa

WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after user backlash...

Top Stories from around the globe brought to you by dpa International....

 2021-01-15 23:34 

TASS

S&P affirms Russia's rating at -, outlook stable, says agency...

In the absence of additional major external shocks, S&P could take a positive rating action if Russia's GDP per capita trend growth improved, for instance, because of the government's pro-growth policy measures, the agency added...

 2021-01-15 23:31 

BloombergQuint

NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias...

NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias...

 2021-01-15 23:30 

Reuters

[ World ]

U.S. does not have reserve stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines: health chief Azar...

The United States does not have a reserve stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines, but it is confident that there will enough produced to provide a second dose for people, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told NBC News on Friday....

 2021-01-15 23:30 

Reuters

India kicks off 'world's largest' vaccination campaign...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "world's largest" vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots....

 2021-01-15 23:28 

Reuters

U.S. does not have reserve stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines -health chief Azar...

The United States does not have a reserve stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines, but it is confident that there will enough produced to provide a second dose for people, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told NBC News on Friday....

 2021-01-15 23:27 

AP

US imposes sanctions on Cuba citing human rights violations...

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on Cuba's Interior Ministry and its leader, accusing them of serious human rights violations.The measures......

 2021-01-15 23:27 

BloombergQuint

Facebook Blocks Creation of Events Near D.C., State Capitols...

Facebook Blocks Creation of Events Near D.C., State Capitols...

 2021-01-15 23:26 

Reuters

Brazil soy firms commit to zero deforestation from 2020...

Brazilian soy traders CJ Selecta, Caramuru and Imcopa have committed to zero deforestation in their respective supply chains, adding pressure on larger traders to accelerate environmental commitments....

 2021-01-15 23:26 

UPI

Justice Department watchdog, House to probe Capitol riot...

A Justice Department watchdog and the House of Representatives on Friday announced separate investigations in response to the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week....

 2021-01-15 23:23 

Sputnik International

US National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy, Will Relocate to Texas Amid Troubles...

The National Rifle Association (NRA), which is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, recently came under fire by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James after an 18-month investigation revealed that the gun rights group was "fraught with f...

 2021-01-15 23:21 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Mexico issues 1.8 bln euros in bonds, reduces maturities by 36% for 2023...

Mexico carried out its second international bond transaction of the new year, the finance ministry said on Friday, issuing two bonds worth a total of 1.8 billion euros and using those funds to repurchase euro-denominated debt maturing in April 2023....

 2021-01-15 23:21 

Sputnik International

Rioters Reportedly Came Dangerously Close to Pence During Capitol Breach...

Supporters of US President Donald Trump beached the Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday in a failed attempt to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote which cemented Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election....

 2021-01-15 23:21 

AP

Pence speaks at memorial service for Yeager in West Virginia...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was remembered at a memorial service Friday as a hero, legend and friend who would go out of his way to help others.Vice......

 2021-01-15 23:20 

Reuters

U.N. Security Council approves new U.N. Libya mediator...

The United Nations Security Council approved on Friday the appointment of veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as the U.N. Libya envoy, diplomats said, nearly a year after the last mediator stepped down....

 2021-01-15 23:18 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Autonomy Initiative new opportunity for lasting resolution of Moroccan Sahara issue, says Foreign Minister...
 2021-01-15 23:15 

Sputnik International

New Delhi Approves $6.5 Billion Deal to Buy 83 'Game Changer' Tejas Fighter Jets...

Even as it moves to buy locally-designed fighter jets, the Indian military has also bought dozens of French-made Rafale and Russian-made Su-30MKI fighters, as it retires a generation of older jets....

 2021-01-15 23:12 

FARS News Agency

UK: Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike over Conditions at Kent Army Barracks...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Asylum seekers went on hunger strike to protest the lack of information on their situation and worsening conditions at the former army barracks where they are living ....

 2021-01-15 23:11 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China...

In another action against China days before he leaves office, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ways to minimize procurement of Chinese goods and services to reduce the risks from espionage, his national secu...

 2021-01-15 23:10 

BloombergQuint

San Francisco Sees Budget Gaps as Highly-Paid Workers Flee City...

San Francisco Sees Budget Gaps as Highly-Paid Workers Flee City...

 2021-01-15 23:09 

AP

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to become the team's head coach.The Falcons announced the agreement on......

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