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June 11, 2019 - 5:58 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Russian police announced on Tuesday they are dropping charges against the investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, an extraordinary reversal by authorities in the face of a popular outcry over his arrest on drug charges last week. The abrupt turnaround by Russian authorities came amid...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Video of a Russian destroyer coming within about 20 yards of a U.S. warship last Friday showed more than just a close encounter between great powers in the Philippine Sea. Close observers of the video quickly spotted what appeared to be Russian sailors sunbathing on the destroyer's...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Kim Jong Un's half-brother, who was reportedly assassinated by the North Korean regime, was a CIA source who met with the U.S. spy agency's officials on several occasions, according to a new book. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not allow that to happen, extending...
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June 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm
(LONDON) — A measles epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country struggling to contain the world's second-largest and second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The Congolese health ministry said it has recorded 87,000 suspected cases of measles since the start of the year...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:17 am
(LONDON) — More protesters are expected to take to the streets Tuesday after hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the government’s proposal to change an extradition law. Protest organizers from the Civil Human Rights Front have also called for a general strike...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:51 am
(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Canada is making strides to help protect marine life. The country's House of Commons passed a bill Monday that makes it illegal to keep a whale, dolphin or porpoise in captivity. Bill S-203, nicknamed the "Free Willy" bill after the iconic 1993 movie that portrayed a boy...
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June 11, 2019 - 6:05 am
(CAIRO) -- Egyptian authorities are demanding that the London arm of auction house Christie's halt an auction of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun scheduled for next month, Egypt's foreign ministry said. A 3,000-year-old bust of the famous boy king, who ruled Egypt from 1332 to 1323 B.C., is...
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June 10, 2019 - 4:48 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A tree that President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted at the White House last year -- a symbol of the two nations' long friendship -- has died. The oak tree sapling, imported from France's Belleau Wood forest, was planted by the two presidents last year as...
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June 10, 2019 - 10:00 am
(LONDON) -- The body responsible for investing the funds of the Church of England has said it is willing to invest in the medicinal cannabis industry for the first time, saying it holds the drug to the same standard as other pharmaceuticals. The Church Commissioners is the Church’s historic...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:57 am
(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- A pride of 14 lions that were reported to have escaped from South Africa's Kruger National Park actually weren't from the park at all, officials said. Residents of Phalaborwa, in the province of Limpopo, were warned last week to be on alert after the lions were spotted...
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