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Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 2:13 PM

Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 10:50 AM

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the country’s macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery. “Foreign reserves are above the level deemed adequate and...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 10:44 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travellers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 10:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States (US) and China resumed high-levels talk yesterday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:27 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): The United states (US) Department said several men arrested in Haiti with a cache of weaponry at a time of violent demonstrations have been returned to the US before a scheduled court hearing in the Caribbean nation. The...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse-prevention summit yesterday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words. The tone...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): A caravan of opposition leaders is heading toward Venezuela’s border with Colombia ahead of a Saturday showdown over humanitarian aid. Lawmakers departed in three white buses from Caracas early yesterday. They were...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

DHAKA (AP): A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 81 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth. While the government of Prime...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan’s prime minister yesterday authorised the armed forces to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighbouring India as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals. India has vowed...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 4:47 PM

The Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has called for a suspension of deportations to Jamaica until the Home Office has published its investigation into the Windrush scandal. At an emotional meeting of relatives of people...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 11:56 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party’s lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 11:23 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 11:10 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent said Thursday. Before the attack,...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MUZAFFARABAD (AP): India halted a key bus service with the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, cutting the only land route linking the divided Himalayan region, Pakistani and Indian officials said Wednesday. According to a Pakistani official,...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:10 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, took steps to address its worsening economic crisis by allowing its surrogate currency, bond notes, and electronic funds to float freely against other major currencies,...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

HANOI (AP): At a barber shop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks. On a chair next to him, nine-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

LONDON (AP): Brexit-driven cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider yesterday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

ZAGREB (AP): A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month’s detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing. The news came as hundreds of people attended...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 3:25 PM

PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros or US$5.1 billion in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France’s...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:25 AM

GEORGETOWN (CMC): Members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) late Monday rescued the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed as it headed to Georgetown from the town of Mabaruma to the northwest of here. The planet, which belongs to a...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): A group of professionals from various sectors who were youth when the People’s Revolutionary Government was in power have formed a committee for the purpose of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the March 13th, 1979...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced yesterday that he is running for president in 2020. “Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump,...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:13 AM

SANTO DOMINGO (CMC): The military in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, has stepped up its presence along the Haitian border as protests continue to grip the French-speaking Caribbean country. According to...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:05 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Billionaire Richard Branson said yesterday that he hopes the concert he’s throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and save lives by raising funds for “much-needed medical...

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