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Many of Afghanistan's journalists have fled. Those who New! 2021-10-22 17:02:28The Taliban has issued edicts that are likely to smother what few independent media outlets survived the collapse of the U.S.-backed government.

A woman is killed by her partner or New! 2021-10-22 16:54:34A wave of killings of women by their current or former partners has rattled France, where critics blame a deeply entrenched sexism.

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes New! 2021-10-22 15:38:58A New York jury has convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians

Workers are fed up. But is this really New! 2021-10-22 14:17:42After decades of stagnating wages and diminishing pension and healthcare benefits, many U.S. workers are fed up. A small but growing number are organi

Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant New! 2021-10-22 14:17:12Scientists have pinpointed how years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tus

Fired Nebraska grain elevator worker shoots 3 people, New! 2021-10-22 09:22:41Nebraska State Patrol says a man who was fired from a grain elevator job returned and shot three people before being shot to death by another worker.

Today's Headlines: L.A. students' learning sputtered badly in New! 2021-10-22 08:00:12A first-of-its-kind Los Angeles Times analysis of data shows the impact of the pandemic on L.A. students: deep drops in assessment scores or below-gra

A shot in each arm: France vaccinates against New! 2021-10-22 07:36:46Worried that the flu and COVID-19 could trigger a winter double whammy, France is forging ahead with a vaccination and booster-shot program.

Rep. Katie Porter presses Biden team on Marshall New! 2021-10-22 07:00:17Negotiations remain stalled on a U.S. compact with the Marshall Islands, partly because of differences over the U.S. nuclear legacy there.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 95, spent night in hospital 2021-10-21 20:43:08Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest.

Remains found in Florida park identified as belonging 2021-10-21 18:20:54Authorities say remains found in a Florida wilderness park are those of Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped American 2021-10-21 17:47:19The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that Haitian police say kidnapped 17 members of a U.S. missionary group is seen in a new video saying he will kill t

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Palantir's Peter Thiel thinks people should be concerned New! 2021-10-22 08:29:16Tech billionaire Peter Thiel said this week that people should be more worried about "surveillance AI" than artificial general intelligences.

Sustainable jet fuel targets could push food prices New! 2021-10-22 07:01:31Despite his concerns, Michael O'Leary tells CNBC that ambitious targets need to be put in place.

Big-name U.S. tech investors are moving in on New! 2021-10-22 05:07:21A growing number of renowned U.S. tech investors are moving to Europe to try and spot the next Klarna or Spotify.

'The UK really is in trouble': Doctors warn 2021-10-22 01:16:01The warnings come as government officials have insisted that more restrictions on public life are not yet necessary.

Poland clash set to take center stage at 2021-10-21 11:01:33EU leaders arriving in the Belgian capital on Thursday could not escape questions on the tense relationship between Warsaw and Brussels.

UN's Mark Carney says 'enormous' stranded assets show 2021-10-21 10:38:55His comments come in the run-up to COP26, one of the most important climate summits ever held.

Twitter buys chat app founded by a serial 2021-10-21 09:13:54Twitter announced that it has acquired a chat app called Sphere, which was co-founded by British serial entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.

UK health minister says Covid cases may hit 2021-10-20 18:48:03U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Wednesday said the government won't be implementing the so-called plan B strategy of its fall-winter Covid plan.

ECB hawk and German central bank chief Jens 2021-10-20 10:14:53European Central Bank member Jens Weidmann announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down as governor of the German central bank at the end of the

Facebook fined $69 million by UK competition watchdog 2021-10-20 09:30:44Facebook has been fined £50.5 million ($69 million) for breaching an order imposed by the U.K. competition regulator.

Fossil fuel production 'dangerously out of sync' with 2021-10-20 08:56:06It reaffirms the yawning gap between meaningful climate action and the rhetoric of policymakers touting their commitment to the so-called "energy tra

'No commercial case for green hydrogen' yet: Siemens 2021-10-20 07:51:05Christian Bruch made his comments during a discussion at CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum.

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Czech Republic Trapped in Surreal Game of Thrones New! 2021-10-22 06:49:35Presidential ill health, police raids and corruption allegations, some involving caretaker Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, have thrown the Czech R

EU Summit Leaves Legal Squabble with Poland Unresolved 2021-10-21 21:49:37Deep divisions over the European Union's legal order and energy took an EU summit into late Thursday, with eastern member states Poland, Hungary and

Britain's Queen Elizabeth Spends Night in Hospital for 2021-10-21 19:55:20Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in the hospital for tests after being forced to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland this week, Buckingham Palace said

Mixed-Race Children Taken from Belgian Congo Mothers Sue 2021-10-21 16:40:00A group of mixed-race women who were abducted as children by state officials in what was then Belgian Congo is suing the Belgian state for crimes agai

Johnson: Britain Sticking to Its Plan, Despite COVID 2021-10-21 15:11:31British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls by some public health officials to implement new COVID-19 restrictions, despite

NATO Chief Says Relations With Russia at Their 2021-10-21 14:09:34NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday relations between the alliance and Russia are at their lowest point since the Cold War ended.

Slovenian PM Rattled by Low Marks on Rights, 2021-10-21 12:34:24As the European Parliament wrapped up a mission to Slovenia last Friday, Dutch MP Sophia in ‘t Veld cited concerns that public debate in the cou

Man Charged Under British Terrorism Law in Death 2021-10-21 10:25:57British authorities said Thursday that a British man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of lawmaker David

Europe’s Energy Crunch Set to Worsen as Russia 2021-10-21 09:43:04A week ago, President Vladimir Putin said Russia would be prepared to increase natural gas exports to help Europe with an energy crunch that has trigg

NATO Defense Ministers Discussing Afghanistan, Russia Tensions 2021-10-21 01:42:25U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in Brussels for a meeting of NATO defense ministers Thursday and Friday to talk about security issues in Afghan

Germany Detains Ex-soldiers for Allegedly Trying to Form 2021-10-20 22:50:31German authorities on Wednesday detained two former soldiers who are alleged to have tried to form a mercenary group that would have intervened in the

Czech Police Investigate Ailing President’s Aide 2021-10-20 22:42:28Czech police are investigating allegations that a senior aide to President Milos Zeman committed a crime by concealing the 77

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EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on judicial changes New! 2021-10-22 15:43:50Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc l

Macron, Biden discuss 'stronger' European defence after submarine New! 2021-10-22 15:20:27US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed strengthening European defenses in a telephone call Friday, the White House said

UK scientists investigate Delta subvariant as Covid cases New! 2021-10-22 13:28:27British health officials on Friday said they were formally looking into a subvariant of the Delta strain of the coronavirus, after it was seen in a gr

Swedish teen rapper killed in Stockholm, intensifying concern New! 2021-10-22 12:11:33Award-winning Swedish rapper Einar, who has topped the country's charts, was shot and killed in Stockholm, police and media said Friday as police hun

After Brexit, Polexit? Cartoonist depicts possible result of New! 2021-10-22 11:09:51As tensions mount between Brussels and Warsaw over a ruling that parts of European treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution, the Quebec

Exploring Slovenia, 30 years after independence (Part 1) New! 2021-10-22 08:43:09In this edition of Europe Now we take you to Slovenia, a country that has been at the crossroads of European empires and power struggles for cent

Exploring Slovenia, 30 years after independence (Part 2) New! 2021-10-22 08:41:42In this edition of Europe Now, we take you to Slovenia, a country that’s been at the crossroads of European empires and power struggles for cent

Divisions over EU’s legal order, energy remain unresolved New! 2021-10-22 04:55:23Deep divisions over the EU's legal order and energy took an EU summit into late Thursday, with eastern member states Poland, Hungary and the Czech Re

Covid-19 may have killed more than 100,000 health 2021-10-21 22:31:31The WHO said Thursday that 80,000 to 180,000 health care workers may have been killed by Covid-19 up to May this year, insisting they m

Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital after 2021-10-21 20:02:53Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in hospital for tests after being forced to cancel a visit to Northern Ireland this week, Buckingham Palace said on T

German parties plan to install Scholz-led govt by 2021-10-21 10:02:29The three parties working to form Germany's next coalition government said Thursday they were aiming for Finance Minister Olaf Scholz from the Social

Storm Aurore leaves 250,000 French homes without power 2021-10-21 09:47:37A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and dama

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