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Castro era in Cuba to end as Raul confirms he's retiring
Americas · 3:53 PM PDT
Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation at its congress that kicked off on Friday, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel.
Americas
Biden keeps U.S. refugee cap at Trump-era 15,000 - for now
3:32 PM PDT
United States
U.S. sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging he owes about $2 million in unpaid taxes
3:57 PM PDT
United States
Pompeo violated ethics rules by asking State Dept employees to do personal tasks -watchdog
3:54 PM PDT
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
J&J scientists refute ‘class effect’ to blame for clots in those who got its COVID-19 vaccine
2:57 PM PDT
Finance
Russia, retaliating against Washington, asks 10 U.S. diplomats to leave
3:48 PM PDT
United States
Liberty University sues ex-president Jerry Falwell Jr. for concealing affair
3:17 PM PDT
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China
U.S. condemns sentencing of tycoon Jimmy Lai, other Hong Kong activists
The United States on Friday condemned the sentencing of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and other pro-democracy activists on what it called "politically motivated charges."
3:29 PM PDT
China
Canada's immigration initiative for Hong Kong residents receives over 500 applications early on
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's special immigration initiative for Hong Kong residents received over 500 applications in its first three weeks, a spokesman for Canada's immigration ministry said on Friday.
2:46 PM PDT
United States
China's vice premier, U.S. climate envoy Kerry discuss climate cooperation -Xinhua
2:40 PM PDT
Asia Pacific
Biden says Japan and U.S. committed to working together to meet China challenge
U.S. President Joe Biden said he had a productive summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday and the two countries were committed to working together to meet the challenge posed by China and issues including North Korea.
4:06 PM PDT
Americas
U.S. senators urge Biden to condition Brazil Amazon aid on results
2:10 PM PDT
Americas
Argentines rebel against new pandemic restrictions even as ICUs fill
2:51 PM PDT
Africa
Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia's Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing
1:41 PM PDT
World
Greenland's left-wing IA party forms new government, vows to block rare-earth mine
Greenland's left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit party (IA), which has pledged to oppose a large rare-earth mining project, announced a new government coalition on Friday, as it reiterated its strong environmental stance and vowed to combat acute social issues.
1:27 PM PDT
World
Senators urge Biden to back temporary WTO waiver of IP rights to speed vaccine access
1:00 PM PDT
Europe
Italy gives timetable for easing COVID-19 restrictions
Italy will ease coronavirus curbs in many areas from April 26, the government said on Friday, warning caution was still needed to avoid any reversals in the reopening of many long-shuttered activities.
12:14 PM PDT
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Kyrgyz health minister promotes herbal COVID-19 cure; expert says it's poisonous
Kyrgyzstan will use a herbal tonic to treat COVID-19, its health minister said on Friday after his president praised the remedy - despite warnings from a medical expert that it contained a potentially lethal poison.
12:13 PM PDT
Americas
Castro confirms he is passing Cuban Communist Party leadership to new generation
Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation that was "full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit" at its congress that kicked off on Friday.
11:36 AM PDT
Europe
In Paris cemetery, fresh plots tell story of COVID-19's toll
France passed the grim milestone of 100,000 people dead from COVID-19 this week, but a warden at a Paris cemetery has already been witnessing the death toll as she oversees a constant procession of burials.
11:21 AM PDT
World
Moscow prosecutor moves to outlaw Kremlin critic Navalny's activist network
11:22 AM PDT
World
Scientists find only 3% of land areas unblemished by humans
12:37 PM PDT
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Business
S&P 500, Dow hit record highs on bank earnings boost
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Business
Morgan Stanley reveals $911 million Archegos loss as profit jumps
10:35 AM PDT
Business
Pandemic destroyed fewer U.S. businesses than feared, Fed study shows
1:29 PM PDT
Business
U.S. housing starts near 15-year high; consumer sentiment rises moderately
10:15 AM PDT
Europe
Europe
Rome funeral workers protest as coffins pile up in cemeteries
7:57 AM PDT
Europe
Navalny allies plead for EU to pressure Moscow over medical access
3:05 AM PDT
Europe
Norway to allow U.S. military to build on its soil in new accord
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Europe
Merkel says lockdowns, curfews vital to break Germany's third wave
1:33 AM PDT
United States
United States
Gunman who killed 8 workers at Indianapolis FedEx site had been detained for mental illness
3:57 PM PDT
United States
U.S. parents begin to ask: Should my child get a COVID-19 shot?
11:07 AM PDT
United States
J&J scientists refute ‘class effect’ to blame for clots in those who got its COVID-19 vaccine
2:57 PM PDT
United States
Biden keeps U.S. refugee cap at Trump-era 15,000 - for now
3:32 PM PDT
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity government, aim for 'federal democracy'
9:53 AM PDT
Asia Pacific
Biden, Suga poised to present united front on Taiwan as China steps up pressure
2:17 AM PDT
Asia Pacific
Tokyo Olympics must be 'reconsidered' due to Japan's failure to contain pandemic - report
April 15, 2021
Asia Pacific
Thailand to close schools, bars after surge in COVID-19 cases
2:56 AM PDT
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
J&J scientists refute ‘class effect’ to blame for clots in those who got its COVID-19 vaccine
2:57 PM PDT
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Biden administration to invest $1.7 billion to fight COVID-19 variants
7:48 AM PDT
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
U.S. administers 202.3 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC
11:09 AM PDT
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Senators urge Biden to back temporary WTO waiver of IP rights to speed vaccine access
1:00 PM PDT
Sustainable Business
Sustainable Business
Clean crude? Oil firms use offsets to claim green barrels
1:20 PM PDT
Sustainable Business
EU to define what makes a 'green' investment in transport, industry, buildings -draft
1:08 PM PDT
Sustainable Business
Apple creates fund for 'working forests' as part of carbon-removal efforts
April 15, 2021
Sustainable Business
EU drafts plan to delay decision on labelling gas a 'green' investment
April 15, 2021
Legal
Legal
U.S. sues Trump ally Roger Stone, alleging he owes about $2 million in unpaid taxes
3:57 PM PDT
Legal
Ghislaine Maxwell fails to dismiss sex crime indictment over Epstein ties
4:12 PM PDT
Legal
Factbox: Key moments in murder trial of Derek Chauvin
1:56 PM PDT
Legal
Biden to nominate Senate staffer White, former close aide Bianchi as deputy USTRs
4:00 PM PDT
Energy
Energy
Oil nudges down but secures weekly gain on recovery hopes
12:42 PM PDT
Energy
Japan considers doubling inter-regional power grid to boost renewable energy
9:14 AM PDT
Energy
Petrobras board confirms CEO, chooses insiders to fill top posts
11:33 AM PDT
Energy
Apache gains $147 mln from change in natgas hedging before Texas freeze
12:35 PM PDT
Lifestyle
Lifestyle
'Black Panther' director won't boycott Georgia for superhero sequel
3:12 PM PDT
Lifestyle
'Mighty' actress Helen McCrory has died, husband Damian Lewis says
12:27 PM PDT
Lifestyle
Meet Messi, the Russian puma
11:34 AM PDT
Lifestyle
Michelin-rated chef’s $20 takeaway burger a hit in Amsterdam
5:56 AM PDT
Sports
Sports
MLB roundup: Braves beat Marlins to end skid
4:30 AM PDT
Sports
NBA roundup: Jaylen Brown scores 40 as Celtics dump Lakers
2:34 AM PDT
Sports
NHL roundup: Bruins' Tuukka Rask logs 300th win
April 15, 2021
Sports
13-time All-Star Wade joins Utah Jazz ownership group
11:11 AM PDT
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