Many thorny global situations hinge on US…

Donald Trump’s election four years ago reframed how many nations interacted with the United States

Cathay Pacific to cut 5,900 jobs

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Wednesday it would slash 5,900 jobs and end its regional Cathay Dragon brand, joining peers in cutting costs as it grapples with a plunge in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Libby Hogan 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....

The Latest: Cases in Czech Rep soar to 12K amid…

Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have hit new record levels as the number of confirmed cases in one day soared to almost 12,000

Trump talks about contentious 60 Minutes interview

President Donald Trump campaigned in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday (October 20), telling supporters he needed a second term in the White House to ensure a successful recovery from the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

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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Pandemic widens learning gap in…

Students in South Korea like elsewhere are taking online classes off and on, studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic

Earthquake disrupts interview with Iceland's PM

An earthquake in Iceland briefly disrupted an interview between Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius and Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

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...

Feds say US colleges 'massively' underreport…

A scathing report from the Trump administration concludes that top U_S_ universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and other nations described as “foreign adversaries.”

Stimulus hopes lift Wall Street; Netflix slumps

U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday with the Nasdaq snapping a five-day losing streak as investors bet there would be a soon-to-emerge agreement on an economic stimulus package. Netflix posted disappointing quarterly results. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Navalny Describes What Novichok Poisoning Feels…

Alexei Navalny felt no pain. Still, he knew he was close to death when he collapsed on a plane in August— the result of poisoning with a previously unknown type of Novichok, the Russian-developed nerve agent. "I've compared it to being touched by a Dementor in a Harry Potter novel—...

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to…

Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states but responses by leaders are miles apart

'Rebecca' proves to be the novel that keeps on…

The beloved Daphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca" has been seen multiple adaptations but the director of the latest film version, Ben Wheatley, believes his may be the closest to the 1938 book. Emma Jehle reports.

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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Masked pope, faith leaders pray for peace and…

A masked Pope Francis has welcomed religious leaders to a socially-distanced interfaith peace prayer

Houston police officer killed in shooting incident

A Houston police officer died on Tuesday after being shot while another officer who responded to the same incident was being treated for injuries in the hospital, according to a statement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison

A Danish man convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in a case that shocked Scandinavia managed to escape from prison on Tuesday—though he was apprehended soon after. Peter Madsen, serving life in prison for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, escaped from Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen...

'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead…

British guitarist and bandleader Spencer Davis, whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died at the age of 81

'Don't put stickers on your ballot'

If you're contacted by your local elections office, it could mean you filled out your ballot incorrectly and will need to fix it. Gilberto Zelaya of the Montgomery County, Maryland Board of Elections explains the process where workers ensure ballots are properly filled out before they're counted.

Man Who Used Narwhal Tusk to Stop Attack Granted…

It's extremely rare for a murderer to win a pardon in Britain. It's even rarer for a narwhal tusk to be involved. Steven Gallant, a 42-year-old inmate who used the tusk to confront a knife-wielding man who had stabbed two people to death in London last year, has been approved...

Serbia mulls Russian Defense Ministry presence

Serbia is thinking of allowing the Russian Defense Ministry presence in the Balkan country, something that could further strain its relations with the West

Shrink your positions now: trader

Vespula Capital's Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why investors should not have their money fully invested now ahead of the U.S. elections.

France Raids Homes, Detains Students in Teacher's…

French police raided dozens of homes Monday in a search for suspected radicals and took more people into custody in the slaying of a teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. The raids go beyond the investigation of the slaying of Samuel Paty, 47. The teacher...

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UN urges India government to better protect…

The U.N. human rights chief has urged India’s government to do more to protect human rights defenders, who have come under mounting pressure in recent months in the world’s largest democracy

U.S. sues Google, says breakup may be needed

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market power to fend off rivals and said nothing was off the table, including a breakup of the internet search and advertising company. Conway G. Gittens reports.

WH's Top Counterterrorism Official Had Secret…

American journalist Austin Tice disappeared in Syria eight years ago, and is believed to have been a captive there since. Now, in what Bloomberg calls a "rare sign of diplomacy," sources say the White House's top counterterrorism official has traveled there for secret talks to negotiate for the release of...