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No precedent for Trump to take cut of TikTok deal

NEW YORK, New York - President Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft ...

Names of 9 youthful Marines and Sailor killed in AAV tragedy named

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper has paid tribute to the youthful eight Marines ...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin pays tribute to John Hume

DUBLIN, Ireland - Taoiseach Micheal Martin joined a long list of Irish, Northern Ireland global leaders on Monday in paying ...

Trump orders agencies to employ Americans ahead of foreigners

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing ...

New Cold War looms as Chinese-U.S. relations edge closer to collapse

Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. ...

Prison in eastern Afghanistan under ferocious attack by ISIS fighters

KABUL, Afghanistan - An attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan by ISIS fighters which began on Sunday has continued ...

Rescue mission for 8 U.S. service members ends, recovery initiated

The seven Marines and sailor missing after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the California coast are presumed dead as ...

Republicans ratchet up anti-China rhetoric with TikTok ban

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump is banning the use of the TikTok app, widely used by Americans particularly ...

Mexico governors call for Covid czar to resign as death toll soars

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico has recorded more coronavirus-related deaths than the UK, and as the figure rose above 47,000 ...

My husband is not a terrorist: A Kazakh from China testifies

Today 43-year-old Bikamal Kaken struggles to raise her three small children alone in a rented home in Kazakhstan. Her husband, ...

Russian military acquires over 1,100 pieces of hardware in H1

Russian navy ships sail during a military parade to celebrate Russian Navy Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 26, 2020. ...

COVID-19 Spells Trouble For Europe's Pensions, and Skyscrapers

LONDON - Commercial landlords across Europe are bracing for prolonged repercussions from the coronavirus. While they argue offices will remain ...

Top 5 movies by Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky

Movies about Soviet Russia and periodical costume dramas - from the master of Russian art house cinema.An associate of Andrei ...

What makes a state a state? Why places like Kosovo live in limbo

If we look at a map, the world appears neatly organised into a patchwork of states. They are clearly named ...

French President to visit Lebanon tomorrow

Paris [France], August 5 (Sputnik/ANI): French President Emmanuel Macron will leave for Lebanon on Thursday in order to affirm Paris' ...

Union Ministers commemorate 'historic' Ram Temple bhoomi pujan

Nagpur/New Delhi/Indore [India], August 5 (ANI): As the country witnessed Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for the ...

Marshall Tops Kobach in Kansas Senate Primary

Voters in the U.S. state of Kansas have picked Congressman Roger Marshall from a field of 11 Republican candidates, including ...

Desperate to Play: Coronavirus' Impact on College Sports

WASHINGTON - Many colleges and universities in the U.S. are in danger of losing millions in revenue from canceled sports ...

US Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan

TAIPEI - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan "in the coming days," a move that ...

Matilde Fidalgo leaves Manchester City to join S.L Benfica

Manchester [UK], Aug 5 (ANI): Manchester City have announced that Matilde Fidalgo has left the club, making a move to ...

Happy to resume full-fledged gym session: PV Sindhu

New Delhi [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Indian badminton player PV Sindhu on Wednesday expressed elation over being able to resume ...

Death Toll Tops 100 in Beirut Blast

Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared Wednesday a day of mourning in Lebanon after a powerful blast devastated the port in ...

LetsOTT the innovative Digital Streaming (OTT) Search Engine

New Delhi [India], Aug 5 (ANI/Digpu): "Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop anew where ...

Xoxoday's journey of motivating 2 mn humans

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] Aug 5 (ANI/PRNewswire): They say the best things in life are destiny's gift. In the case of ...

Discover joy as Amazon unboxes Prime Day 2020 deals

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] Aug 5 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Amazon prepares to kick off Prime Day in India at midnight on Thursday, ...

I am in my best form since I arrived at PSG: Neymar

Paris [France], August 5 (ANI): Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar said he is at his "best form" since arriving at the ...

Today is new beginning of new India: Mohan Bhagwat in Ayodhya

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Soon after the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Rashtriya Swayamsevak ...

Cubs try to extend streak vs. KC rookie Bubic

The Chicago Cubs will go for their sixth win in a row when they visit the Kansas City Royals on ...

Thousands In Pakistan Mark Anniversary Of India's Move On Kashmir

Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan's major cities on August 5 to mark the date a year ago when neighboring ...

Caraga region COVID-19 cases now totals to 336

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 5 -- The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga announces receipt of 155 RT-PCR (Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) ...

POPCOM, NGO partner for community health

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Aug. 5 -- The Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo, Incorporated (SIKAP, Inc.), a local non-government organization, ...

Sumit Nagal receives direct entry into main-draw of US Open 2020

New Delhi [India], August 5 (ANI): Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal has received a direct entry into the men's singles ...

UN experts write to China on Panchen Lama

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 5 (ANI): Five UN human rights experts and expert bodies have raised concerns with the Chinese government ...

Xinhua Photos of the Day (Aug. 5)

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The world in the past 24hrs. A selection of the best daily press photos from ...

Rohit Rajput - A bodybuilder with the best genetics in the country

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Aug 5 (ANI/News Wire India): Rohit Rajput has been gifted with the best of genetics which is ...

Nets' LeVert looks to repeat success vs. Celtics

About a week before the NBA was put on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, Caris LeVert delivered the best ...

How convicts designed the best Soviet weapons from prison

History Aug 05 2020 Boris Egorov МАММ/МDF/russiainphoto.ru; NKVD Archive; Bundesarchiv The Soviet authorities kept hundreds of scientists behind bars, but ...

Brooks Koepka aims for rare 3-peat on the PGA's big stage

If Woods wants to capture his fifth career PGA Championship title and 16th major overall, he'll need his best game ...

Fulham return to Premier League promised land after play-off glory

Fulham made an instant return to the Premier League on Tuesday, beating Brentford 2-1 at Wembley in what is regarded ...

Phil Kearns to head Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

Two-time Rugby World Cup-winner Phil Kearns will lead Australia's bid to host the tournament in 2027, the sport's national governing ...

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Stocks in Asia have uneventful day, dollar gives up portion of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia took a breather on Wednesday, despite a strong performance on Wall Street overnight.The U.S. ...

187 countries ratify convention protecting victims of child labor

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor has been universally ratified. The International Labor ...

U.S. sharemarkets in upward trajectory, greenback eases

NEW YORK, New York - In a volatile day of trading, U.S. stocks managed a gain on Tuesday.Apple dominated with ...

$172 million defense department job goes to Hunstville, Alabama plant

SAN DIEGO, California - A subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, GATR Technologies, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $172 million ...

Thailand to get injection of $1.5bn from Asia Development Bank

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand ...

Technology provides communications for pair rowing across Atlantic

3,000 miles. 43 days. Two rowers. One boat.That was the challenge that Anna and Cameron McLean set themselves by taking ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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