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United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut.

Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers Saturday it accused of committing “high treason,” without elaborating on which enemy the kingdom believed the men aided.

Apartment of Russian investigative journalist raided

MOSCOW — Russian authorities took a prominent investigative journalist in for questioning after searching his apartment, and the news website he works for said the actions were likely connected to a story about one of President Vladimir Putin’s close

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

WASHINGTON — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labour movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.
Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

Alibaba fined $2.8 billion on competition charge in China

BEIJING — Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, was fined 18.3 billion yuan ($2.
Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday after the government ordered thousands to evacuate their homes nearby.
Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr.
Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.
'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

NEW YORK — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family st
Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

LONDON — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.