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  • Europe Nov 29, 2019

    Global Climate Protests Ahead of UN Meeting in Madrid

    Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists protesting against the government’s pro-coal stance. Janet Reynolds said she had come to the...

  • energy Nov 11, 2019

    Disgraced Comedian Louis CK Is Going on a World Tour — What Does This Mean for Cancel Culture?

    It’s been two years since comedian Louis CK admitted in the New York Times that the allegations of lewd behavior made about him by several women were true. He said in the statement that he planned to “step back and take a long time to listen,” but the Times reported on Nov. 2 that the comedian is embarking on a...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Diplomat Testified That Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump’s Views on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat told Congress that he was briefed on conversations President Donald Trump had with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the two foreign leaders talked Trump into a negative view about Ukraine and its new leader. George Kent, a senior State Department official responsible for Europe, told House investigators that Putin...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2019

    Kent Testimony: Trump Actions “Injurious To The Rule Of Law”

    Transcript of key State Department official’s testimony reveals more damaging evidence against President Trump.

  • Daniel Macht Aug 30, 2019

    Coco Gauff, 15, to Take on Defending Champ Osaka Next at US Open

    Coco Gauff is still not quite used to hearing her name shouted by thousands of U.S. Open spectators reveling in each booming serve, each “How did she do that?” shot and each victory by a 15-year-old American who is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open’s third round since 1996. Imagine what things might be like for what comes next:...

  • Donald Trump Jan 1, 2019

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro to Take Power Amid High Hopes and Fears

    Once an outsider mocked by fellow lawmakers for his far-right positions, constant use of expletives and even casual dressing, former army captain Jair Bolsonaro is taking office as Brazil’s president Tuesday. A fan of U.S. President Donald Trump, the 63-year-old longtime congressman rose to power on an anti-corruption and pro-gun agenda that has energized Brazilian conservatives and hard-right supporters after...

  • United States Jul 26, 2019

    USA’s Caeleb Dressel Breaks Phelp’s World Record in 100 Butterfly

    The American won his semifinal heat in 49.50 seconds — 0.32 seconds better than Phelps’ mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome at the height of the high-tech suit era.

  • president Jul 22, 2019

    Microsoft Pays $25 million to Settle Corruption Charges

    Microsoft is paying more than $25 million to settle federal corruption charges involving a bribery scheme in Hungary and other foreign offices. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Microsoft will pay about $16.6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While the case centered on Hungary, the SEC said it also found improprieties at...

  • America Jun 24, 2019

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda Describes ‘Freak Out’ Moment During Times Square High-Wire Stunt

    Nik Wallenda says he “freaked” out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister 25 stories above Times Square.

  • New York Jun 24, 2019

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda Describes ‘Freak Out’ Moment During Times Square High-Wire Stunt

    Nik Wallenda says he “freaked” out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister 25 stories above Times Square.

  • Massachusetts Jun 1, 2019

    Pope Braves Rain-Soaked Mountain Roads for Transylvania Mass

    Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania’s most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future. Storms forced Francis to change his travel plans and add in a three-hour car ride through the Carpathian mountains that he had planned to traverse via helicopter. The...

  • Europe May 31, 2019

    Captain Arrested in Hungary Boat Accident as Families Arrive

    Hungarian police have detained the captain of a cruise ship that collided with a sightseeing boat packed with South Korean tourists, causing it to sink quickly in the Danube River, as loved ones of the missing and dead were expected to arrive Friday in Budapest. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven have been rescued, while 21 people remain missing...

  • spokesman May 30, 2019

    7 Dead, 21 Missing After S. Korean Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Rescue crews were gearing up Thursday to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River in the heart of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people still missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and...

  • Europe May 30, 2019

    Deaths Reported After Tour Boat Sinks in Hungary

    Several are dead and more than 20 people are missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists collided with a larger cruise ship and sank on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

  • China May 19, 2019

    No More Mr. Europe: Macron Forced to Curb EU Ambitions

    French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe’s savior, and this week’s European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rhythm of the EU anthem two years ago. His pro-Europe vision has collided with national interests across the continent....

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Miscues on Trade and Drug Prices

    President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he’s unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him. His boast that the U.S. never collected a dime on goods from China until he imposed them marked a series of statements misrepresenting how trade works as the two countries escalated their dispute with new and retaliatory taxes...

  • Europe Feb 24, 2019

    EU Parliament Election Could Upend Politics Across Europe

    EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was so stupefied after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attacked his migration policies that he publicly muttered “I cannot believe what I read.” When Orban’s party later targeted him in a virulent election poster campaign, Juncker was again dumbfounded, saying “You can’t really act against lies.”...
    Enemies from opposing camps? No, they belong to the same...

  • United States Jan 27, 2019

    Auschwitz Survivors Pay Homage as World Remembers Holocaust

    The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others by Nazi Germany during World War II. As survivors of Auschwitz marked the 74th anniversary of the notorious death camp’s liberation, a far-right activist who served time in...

  • Donald Trump Jan 1, 2019

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro Assumes Office Amid Big Hopes And Fears

    Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president Tuesday, taking the reins of Latin America’s largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life and put an end to business-as-usual governing. For the far-right former army captain, the New Year’s Day inauguration was the culmination of a journey from a marginalized and even ridiculed congressmen...

  • Chief Dec 18, 2018

    UN Approves Compact to Support World’s Refugees; US Objects

    With only the United States and Hungary voting no, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live. The Global Compact on Refugees also sets out measures to share responsibility to help those who are forced to flee their countries because...

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