Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status…

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain order

Trump to reveal Supreme Court pick by Saturday

U.S President Donald Trump raced on Monday (September 21) to cement a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his pick to succeed liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Scenes From China's New Propaganda Clip May Look…

A new Hollywood-style video from China's armed forces showing a simulation of an attack on a US military base maybe got a little too Hollywood. Entitled "The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!," the two-minute-plus footage released on Chinese social media by the People's Liberation Army's air force...

China uproots ethnic minority villages in…

The ruling Communist Party says its initiatives have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty

Wisconsin AG says Jacob Blake probe in final…

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Monday (September 21) that the investigation of the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake is in its final stages.

Recuperating Navalny Makes New Demand

Now that he's out of a coma and recovering , Alexei Navalny is back to making demands of Russia: This time, the opposition leader wants his clothes back. "Before they allowed for me to be taken to Germany, they took off all my clothes and sent me completely naked," Navalny wrote...

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US delegation visits Kosovo to invest in…

A high-level delegation from the United States has visited Kosovo to discuss on how to move ahead with projects signed earlier at a White House meeting between Kosovo and Serbia to normalize their economic ties

Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to…

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "craven" for his intent to put President Donald Trump's to-be-determined Supreme Court nominee to a vote on the Senate floor before the 2020 election.

BuzzFeed Has Dug Up Damning Bank Documents

The new Panama Papers are out, and they're just as ugly—if not worse. Leaked government documents show that big banks are laundering untold trillions of dollars for shady operators around the world and getting away with it, BuzzFeed reports. JPMorgan Chase and HSBC appear to be among the banks...

Ex-UK PM May slams Johnson's bid to break…

The British government has won over some domestic political opponents of its plan to breach part of the Brexit divorce deal it agreed with the European Union

Wall Street ends lower on stimulus fears

Wall Street's main indexes closed lower on Monday as concerns about new lockdowns in Europe and possible delays in fresh stimulus from Congress raised fears the U.S. economy faces a longer road to recovery than previously hoped for. Fred Katayama reports.

Canada Comes Up With No-Nose COVID-19 Test

Looks like Canada might just save you from the dreaded nasal swab. Officials in British Columbia say a new COVID-19 test allows school children to "swirl, gargle and spit" a saline solution instead of enduring a swab up the nose, the Guardian reports. "It is one of the first of...

Alone among nations, US moves to restore UN Iran…

In defiance of the international community, the United States is slapping new sanctions on Iran after the Trump administration unilaterally declared the restoration of all United Nations penalties that were eased under the 2015 nuclear deal

Nebraska bar owner charged in Black man's death…

A white bar owner charged last week in the May shooting of a Black man during a night of civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska, has taken his own life in Oregon, where he had been staying after the incident, his attorney says.

Woman Shooting Snapchat Video Falls Out Into…

A woman gave freeway drivers a little surprise Saturday when she spilled out of a moving car while shooting a Snapchat video—right into the next lane, the Guardian reports. British police said her misadventure began at about 1:30am as she hung out of the front passenger door on...

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Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, has died at 89

RBG's death will add to volatility: advisor

RegentAtlantic's Chris Cordaro says the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could bring more downside to the equity markets. He tells Reuters' Fred Katayama how it could impact the prospects for a fiscal stimulus package.

Factory Leaks Disease That Afflicts Thousands

A Chinese pharmaceutical factory has apparently leaked an illness into the air and infected thousands of people, Global News reports. Chinese officials say the factory was producing vaccines for animals with brucellosis—also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever—when bacteria vented out and infected at least 3,245...

Mali's junta leader to be veep of transitional…

The head of Mali’s military junta says he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup d’etat

Dengue may provide COVID-19 immunity - study

Research lead by Duke School of Medicine Professor Miguel Nicolelis found areas in Brazil with lower coronavirus infections rates, suffered intense recent dengue outbreaks. Caroline Malone reports.

Ricin-Laced Package Is Addressed to Trump

Looks like a poison-filled package addressed to President Trump never made it as far as the White House mail room. Two law enforcement officials tell CNN it contained ricin, a toxic compound made from castor beans that can be fatal if inhaled or ingested. Little else is known, except it...

Italians turn out to vote despite virus, back…

Italians turned out in droves to vote to reduce the number of lawmakers by a third, results showed Monday, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls

Dow drops more than 800 points

Wall Street's main indexes hit their lowest in nearly seven weeks Monday as concerns about fresh coronavirus-driven lockdowns and the inability of Congress to agree on more fiscal stimulus raised fears about another hit to the domestic economy. Fred Katayama reports.

Navalny's Latest Pic Shows His 'Clear Path' to…

What a difference a few weeks make. Alexei Navalny is not only out of his coma and communicating with family and medical staff in the Berlin hospital where he's being treated—he's also out of bed. Per Reuters , the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader, who it's now widely believed was poisoned...

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Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on…

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has demanded that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma, calling it a “crucial piece of evidence” in his poisoning

Belarus opposition urges EU to move on sanctions

The leader of the main opposition party in Belarus was in Brussels on Monday to apply pressure on the European Union to go ahead with sanctions against officials accused of election rigging. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya sees no reason why sanctions now can't be pushed through. Adam Reed reports.

Lawyer Says She Witnessed Trump Offer to Pardon…

A London court has been told in detail that President Trump offered Julian Assange a deal for a pardon through a Republican congressman. Jennifer Robinson, Assange's lawyer, provided a witness statement in which she said she was there when Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican House member at the time, presented the...