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Today's Headlines: Biden's imprint on the courts New! 2020-09-23 08:00:10As President Trump prepares to unveil another Supreme Court nominee, we take a look at Joe Biden's decades-long impact on the courts.

From L.A. to Oslo, 12 big cities pledge New! 2020-09-23 05:44:59A dozen major cities around the world, including L.A. and New York, commit to divesting from fossil-fuel companies to help combat climate change.

Despite coronavirus, Saudi Arabia to lift ban on New! 2020-09-23 05:27:44After limiting the annual hajj, Saudi Arabia says Muslims will be allowed to perform a smaller pilgrimage to Mecca starting Oct. 4.

The museum closed first. As in many states, New! 2020-09-23 05:00:55As the federal government is cutting funding to states, municipalities like Lordsburg, N.M., are struggling with unemployment and a devastated tax bas

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny released from German hospital New! 2020-09-23 04:27:43The German hospital treating Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released.

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing New! 2020-09-23 04:08:51Seattle will reduce its policing budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted to override the mayor's veto.

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded on Australian island New! 2020-09-23 01:50:14More pilot whales are stranded in Australia, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.

Kentucky city prepares for Breonna Taylor announcement New! 2020-09-22 19:31:18Kentucky’s largest city is preparing for more protests and possible unrest in advance of the state attorney general’s announcement about w

More than 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 2020-09-22 11:42:14Deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. reach 200,000 as authorities across the country continue to struggle to curb its spread.

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas 2020-09-22 08:30:52Beta parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland.

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas, bringing 2020-09-22 08:30:52Storm surge and rainfall are combining to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall late Monday.

Today's Headlines: GOP senators get in line 2020-09-22 08:00:26As President Trump weighs a Supreme Court pick, the GOP appears to have the votes to act in the Senate.

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The pandemic will make European bonds more attractive 2020-09-21 08:46:25The U.S. is increasing its public debt so much that investors might prefer European bonds, an economist told CNBC Monday.

Deutsche Bank tops list of suspicious transactions among 2020-09-21 07:43:03Germany's Deutsche Bank appears to have facilitated more than half of the leaked $2 trillion of suspicious transactions flagged to the U.S. governmen

'Pandemic fatigue' leads to resurgence of coronavirus in 2020-09-20 20:28:38"Pandemic fatigue" has set in across parts of Europe, where the outbreak is on the rise again in some countries that were hailed early on for s

WHO says the coronavirus is killing about 50,000 2020-09-18 15:35:03"The energy has not gone out of this pandemic," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, warned Friday.

WHO says parts of Europe reporting 'worrying' rise 2020-09-18 13:04:00Hospitalizations have doubled every eight days in the U.K., and parts of France have reported reaching capacity in their intensive-care units, WHO's

Former F1 champion Nico Rosberg calls for governments 2020-09-18 09:55:07Former F1 world champion, Nico Rosberg, has told CNBC that global governments need to "up their game" to tackle the "shocking" impact of climate c

CaixaBank and Bankia to merge, creating Spain’s largest 2020-09-18 01:59:51The newly created lender, which will keep the CaixaBank brand, will have assets of more than 664 billion euros, the companies said.

OPEC and non-OPEC allies urge 'full conformity' with 2020-09-17 13:37:27OPEC and non-OPEC allies will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday to review the oil market and discuss compliance with deep production cuts.

Grenke is considering taking legal action against short 2020-09-17 11:50:54Grenke said it has convened a task force to deal with the detailed rebuttal of the accusations.

Biden says trade deal with Britain hangs on 2020-09-17 06:24:11"We can't allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit," Biden said on Twitter late Wednes

The U.S. is still a dominant power — 2020-09-17 01:18:29Four experts debated about whether a leaderless and divided world will be the new norm at this year's Singapore Summit, which was held virtually.

Shares of German finance firm Grenke tank after 2020-09-16 23:07:06Financial services provider Grenke is being investigated by BaFin, the German financial regulator, after a report from Viceroy Research alleged i

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Iran Strikes Defiant Tone at UN Under Crushing New! 2020-09-23 08:29:23President Rouhani insists his nation does not deserve sanctions

Paris Police Barricade Eiffel Tower After Bomb Threat New! 2020-09-23 08:19:08The 131-year-old tower gets about 25,000 tourists daily in normal years, but visits are down this year because of coronavirus travel restrictions

UN Investigators Accuse Burundi of Enacting Strategy to New! 2020-09-23 08:14:33UN commission says Burundian authorities have implemented a strategy based on violence and human rights violations to ensure they win all elections

Belarus President Inaugurated Despite Election Protests New! 2020-09-23 08:08:04Lukashenko has run Belarus, an ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million, with an iron fist for 26 years

India, China Agree Not to Add Troops on New! 2020-09-23 07:44:13Asian rivals seek to ease tensions after deadly June clash in disputed Ladakh region 

Navalny Discharged from Hospital; Doctors Say 'Complete Recovery' New! 2020-09-23 06:58:13Kkremlin critic posted on social media a picture of himself sitting on a park bench in the German capital after being released, adding that while he s

These 3 Issues Could Dominate Deliberation Over Next New! 2020-09-23 05:26:52Obamacare, abortion rights and economic and social protections for LGBTQ community will likely draw focus of Senate hearings

Australia Races To Rescue Beached Whales New! 2020-09-23 05:19:31The stranding of about 470 pilot whales on the west coast of Tasmania is the largest ever recorded in the state's history

Australia Relaxes Internal COVID-19 Border Restrictions As Infections New! 2020-09-23 05:11:40Australia has recorded about 27,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

US Passes 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths New! 2020-09-23 04:34:34If new guidelines adopted by US Food and Drug Administration, emergency authorization of new vaccine could come well after November 3 presidential ele

Saudi Arabia to Gradually Resume 'Umrah' Pilgrimage From New! 2020-09-22 17:51:02The year-round pilgrimage was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic

Dirty Money, Criminal Cash: Bank Leaks Reveal Vast New! 2020-09-22 17:26:09Documents allege that some of the world's biggest banks have allowed $2 trillion worth of suspicious or fraudulent activity to take place

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Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors after being evacuated New! 2020-09-23 13:23:06Paris's Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors on Wednesday shortly after being evacuated, Reuters witness said. A police source said the tower was evacua

President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election New! 2020-09-23 12:37:23State news agency Beltra reported that Wednesday's ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several hundred top government official pre

Navalny 'is free' to return to Russia: Kremlin New! 2020-09-23 11:57:52

Covid-19: German virus app transmitted 1.2 million test New! 2020-09-23 11:38:28

Police clear climate protesters camped outside Swiss parliament New! 2020-09-23 10:15:47They swarmed the square in the middle of the night, forcibly removing protesters chanting "Protecting the climate is not a crime", ATS reported.

Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 New! 2020-09-23 09:08:42The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released from the

World leaders who skipped past UN meetings get New! 2020-09-23 08:23:14

Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' corona crunch New! 2020-09-23 04:10:17Now, after a "catastrophic" summer, other luxury lodgings in the Swiss city -- which boasts the highest hotel density in the world -- are struggling

Russia's Putin wants stronger WHO, proposes conference on New! 2020-09-22 19:14:52

EU tells UK to 'stop playing games' on 2020-09-22 11:53:02 Senior EU and British officials will meet urgently next week on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which has been threatened by London's attempt to ov

Europe ministers meet to avoid Covid-19 border cacophony 2020-09-22 11:18:09European Union ministers are discussing to better coordinate travel restrictions in the 27-nation bloc and guarantee the smooth circulation of people

Russia to register second Covid-19 vaccine by October 2020-09-22 10:23:51The vaccine has been developed by Siberia's Vector Institute, which completed early-stage human trials of the vaccine last week. Russia registered it

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‘The Gluers’: A French group denounces femicide with New! 2020-09-23 06:05:55Over the past year, anti-femicide posters have been appearing on walls all around France and across Paris. The campaign, which denounces violence

Kremlin critic Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, full New! 2020-09-23 04:44:20Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who the West believes was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, has been discharged from hospital after just

French media sign open letter backing Charlie Hebdo New! 2020-09-23 04:19:36More than 100 French news outlets on Wednesday called on people to support satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was attacked by gunmen in 2015, aft

EU unveils 'compulsory solidarity' plan to share burden New! 2020-09-23 02:30:30Five years after Europe's migrant crisis, Brussels unveiled on Wednesday a plan for sharing the responsibility for asylum seekers among mem

Turkey and Greece agree to resume talks on 2020-09-22 13:16:24Turkey and Greece have agreed to talks over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, both sides said on Tuesday, after German-led efforts to defu

UK's Johnson urges Britons to 'work from home' 2020-09-22 08:34:28British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to shut earlie

European Court of Justice backs French law regulating 2020-09-22 06:03:21Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld France's law requiring municipal authorisation for short-term property rentals by platforms like Airbnb, a deci

Coronavirus pandemic: 156 nations join WHO-led global plan 2020-09-22 05:11:12A total of 156 countries have joined the global COVAX scheme intended to ensure fair distribution of supplies of future #vaccines against #Covid-19, a

More than 60 wealthy countries join WHO's plan 2020-09-22 01:44:35More than 60 wealthy nations have joined a WHO-backed programme to facilitate poor countries' access to coronavirus vaccines, but the US and China ar

English pubs to close early as health officials 2020-09-21 21:36:19British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new lockdown restrictions to curb a sur

Italy government bolstered as Salvini falls short in 2020-09-21 15:09:02Italy's rightwing opposition leader Matteo Salvini failed to make the breakthroughs he had hoped for in regional elections, voting results showed on

Belarus opposition urges Brussels to 'be more brave' 2020-09-21 08:05:26The main opposition leader of Belarus urged the European Union on Monday to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the presidential electio

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