New cease-fire announced in 4-week…

Armenia and Azerbaijan have announced a third attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from 8 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Monday

U.S. virus cases soaring, hospitalizations…

[NFA] Cases of the novel coronavirus are climbing, with 29 states reporting record increases this month, and a top White House official on Sunday said, "we are not going to control the pandemic." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Founder of Electronics Dynasty Has Died

The man who turned Samsung into a tech powerhouse—and nearly lost it all amid white-collar crime convictions—died Sunday in Seoul, the Washington Post reports. Lee Kun-hee was 78. "Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business,...

UK military seizes tanker that reported violent…

The U.K. military seized control of an oil tanker that dropped anchor in the English Channel after reporting it had seven stowaways on board who had become violent

Iraqi protests met with tear gas and water cannon

Iraqi security forces fired water cannon and tear gas at anti-government protesters on Sunday to prevent them crossing barricades on a bridge leading towards government buildings.

Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...

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Finland shocked by therapy center hacking, client…

Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers who are seeking ransom from clients

Spain declares coronavirus state of emergency

Spain will impose measures including nighttime curfews and limits on the number of people allowed to meet in a bid to contain a surging second wave of coronavirus infections. David Doyle reports.

Another World Leader Comes Down With COVID

Poland has entered the "red zone" for COVID-19, with a new nationwide lockdown due to a spike in cases, and infections are starting right at the top. The AP reports President Andrzej Duda tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, though the 48-year-old says he feels OK so far, per...

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID…

Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty

Pope names first African-American as new cardinal

Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday (October 25) including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C., who will become the first African-American to hold the rank. Ciara Lee 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...

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight…

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new restrictions to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters and putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants

Protests in Belarus ahead of Lukashenko deadline

Tens of thousands of people have marched throiugh Minsk and other cities in Belarus a day before the country's opposition has threatened to launch a national strike if President Alexander Lukashenko refuses to resign.

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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Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare…

Malaysia’s king has rejected a proposal by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to declare a state of emergency to fight a new outbreak of the coronavirus

Trump votes in Florida

President Donald Trump voted in his adopted home of Florida before hitting the campaign trail for rallies in three swing states on Saturday, joining more than 54 million Americans who have cast early ballots at a record-setting pace ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

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...

Polish women enter churches to protest abortion…

Women’s rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion law have staged protests outside and inside churches to mixed reviews

Xi touts China's sovereignty on war anniversary

Amid growing contention over the democratically-ruled island of Taiwan,Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined. Gloria Tso reports.

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...

Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black…

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Early voters wait in long lines in New York City

New Yorkers waited in long lines early on Saturday on the first day of early voting in the state for the presidential election.

'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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Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary…

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have gathered in Thailand’s capital again, seeking to keep up pressure on the government a day ahead of a special session of Parliament called to try to ease political tensions

J&J, AstraZeneca resuming trials of vaccines

AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial early next week, the companies said on Friday. 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...