Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters…

Finnish authorities say a Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries

Floating Hope cheers up Czechs

Britain's violinist Daniel Hope played at a floating stage in Prague on Saturday bringing some joy of live music to Czechs weary of soaring numbers of coronavirus cases in the recent spike.

Woman Shooting Snapchat Video Falls Out Into…

A woman gave freeway drivers a little surprise Saturday when she spilled out of a moving car while shooting a Snapchat video—right into the next lane, the Guardian reports. British police said her misadventure began at about 1:30am as she hung out of the front passenger door on...

Abbey service, flypast mark 80 years since Battle…

Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

TikTok avoids shutdown

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China's ByteDance to divest the video app. Emer McCarthy reports.

Factory Leaks Disease That Afflicts Thousands

A Chinese pharmaceutical factory has apparently leaked an illness into the air and infected thousands of people, Global News reports. Chinese officials say the factory was producing vaccines for animals with brucellosis—also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever—when bacteria vented out and infected at least 3,245...

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Public sector strikes to hit Germany next week…

A union representing public sector workers in Germany says it will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce an agreement

Australia heads for lowest virus count in three…

Australia looked set to record its lowest daily increase in new coronavirus cases in three months on Sunday as a hard lockdown in the city of Melbourne brought the country's virus epicentre down sharply. Emer McCarthy reports.

Ricin-Laced Package Is Addressed to Trump

Looks like a poison-filled package addressed to President Trump never made it as far as the White House mail room. Two law enforcement officials tell CNN it contained ricin, a toxic compound made from castor beans that can be fatal if inhaled or ingested. Little else is known, except it...

Aid groups call Italy's blockade of rescue ship…

The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch has condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspection

Lebanese attempt to flee, claim asylum in Cyprus

For years the desperate migrants who boarded small boats on Lebanon's northern coast were mostly Syrians or Palestinians. But with Lebanon in freefall, it's citizens have started joining the ranks of those fleeing for Europe. Joe Davies reports.

Navalny's Latest Pic Shows His 'Clear Path' to…

What a difference a few weeks make. Alexei Navalny is not only out of his coma and communicating with family and medical staff in the Berlin hospital where he's being treated—he's also out of bed. Per Reuters , the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader, who it's now widely believed was poisoned...

Italians vote in 7 regional contests shaped by…

Italians in seven regions are heading to the polls for two days of voting shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic

Trump supports deal to allow TikTok to continue…

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will approve a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August.

Lawyer Says She Witnessed Trump Offer to Pardon…

A London court has been told in detail that President Trump offered Julian Assange a deal for a pardon through a Republican congressman. Jennifer Robinson, Assange's lawyer, provided a witness statement in which she said she was there when Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican House member at the time, presented the...

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AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus…

Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups

Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell…

Protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday, calling on him to delay efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Red Bull Heir Faces Charges, If Police Can Find…

Red Bull heir Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya isn't free to return to Thailand after all. Two months after charges were dropped against the 38-year-old accused of killing a Bangkok motorcycle cop in a 2012 hit-and-run —a move critics called an example of impunity offered to the wealthy and connected—the country...

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many…

Sweden’s relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world’s attention when the pandemic first hit Europe

Thai protest targets government and monarchy

Around 20,000 people protested in Thailand's capital on Saturday against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, with many demonstrators also calling for reforms to the monarchy.

The Car Was Going 93mph. The Driver Was Taking a…

Police in Canada say a man has been charged over a July incident in which he was allegedly snoozing away as his apparently self-driving car traveled more than 93mph. Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were alerted around 4pm on July 9 to a Tesla Model S speeding down the highway...

The Latest: Lebanon suffers another record in…

Lebanon has registered a record 1,006 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours amid a sharp increase in infections and deaths due to the new coronavirus

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at…

[NFA] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Lisa Bernhard has more.

Aides: Here's How Navalny Was Poisoned

The German government says there is "unequivocal proof" that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent—and Navalny's aides say they have now found the source. An Instagram post shared Thursday shows aides searching Navalny's hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk after he...

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Thai protesters install plaque symbolizing…

Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital have installed a plaque symbolizing the country’s transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago

Crowds at Supreme Court mourn loss of Ginsburg

Soon after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced, a large crowd gathered outside of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. to pay tribute.

Say Hello to Slovenia's New Tribute to Melania

Same stump, slightly different first lady. After an arson attack "conceptualized as criticism" of President Trump, a wooden statue of Melania Trump burned down near her hometown in Slovenia on the Fourth of July has been replaced with a sturdier bronze version, according to one of the artists who helped...