Fewer people but deep faith on Greece's…

For nearly 200 years, Greek Orthodox faithful have flocked to the Aegean island of Tinos for the Aug. 15 feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

UPS, FedEx warn they cannot carry ballots like…

United Parcel Service and FedEx on Friday shot down social media calls that they step in to deliver mail-in ballots from the U.S. Postal Service, which is warning states of potentially "significant" delays. Freddie Joyner has more.

Purists Are Losing It Over US Version of Spanish…

Like acorn-fed Iberian ham? Well, now you can try US versions of the Spanish delicacy—a development that culinary purists are none too thrilled about, the Guardian reports. "The real problem is that we are a nation of idiots who have given away our heritage that our governments have done...

Belarus president: Russia willing to help counter…

President Alexander Lukashenko says Russian leader Vladimir Putin has agreed to provide protest-engulfed Belarus with security assistance if the country requests it

Aerial footage shows plumes of smoke in the Amazon

Dramatic aerial footage on Friday (August 14) showed smoke billowing from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers

Still Unknown: Where Did New Zealand Outbreak…

New Zealand's mysterious COVID-19 outbreak stands at 37 cases as of Saturday, the Guardian reports. What's still not clear, reports NPR : Where those cases stem from. Authorities continue to investigate where the family of four who initially tested positive Tuesday—the country's first cases from community spread in 102 days—...

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US says no bailout for Lebanon, calls for change

A U.S. official says there can be no financial bailout for Lebanon, calling on the country’s political leaders to heed popular calls for change, real reform and an end to endemic corruption

Belarus workers join protests against president

Workers from state-run industrial plants in Belarus joined tens of thousands of people on Friday, for a sixth day of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. That's despite a violent crackdown that has prompted the West to consider new sanctions.

This Mideast Deal Is an 'Earthquake'

President Trump's surprise announcement Thursday of a Mideast deal involving Israel and the United Arab Emirates is, to say the least, a "big deal," writes Ben Sales in the Jerusalem Post . In a New York Times op-ed, Thomas Friedman goes so far as to call it a "geopolitical earthquake"—and...

Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid…

Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home

USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots

[NFA] Ahead of a presidential election that could see up to half of U.S. voters cast their ballots by mail, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those votes to be counted. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Americans Facing Frosty Reception in Canada

Americans are facing some rare hostility from Canadians eager to keep travelers—and any possible coronavirus infections—away from the Great White North. Vehicles with American plates have reportedly been vandalized in Canada, while occupants have been told to "go home," reports the BBC . The 5,525 miles of border...

Pompeo inks deal to support more US troops in…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sealed a defense cooperation deal with Polish officials that will pave the way to deploy more American troops to Poland

S&P ends almost flat

The S&P 500 closed nearly flat on Friday despite coming close again to its record closing high, as data on the U.S. economy added to uncertainty over the recovery. Fred Katayama reports.

US Has New Theory on Cause of Lebanon Blast

A US review has found that maintenance work probably triggered the deadly explosion in Beirut last week. The State Department is in agreement on the cause with Lebanese investigators, the Wall Street Journal reports, though President Trump had blamed "a bomb of some kind" immediately after the blast. US and...

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Freed from Belarus jails, protesters recount…

Hundreds of people released from custody after a violent crackdown on protests in Belarus are sharing their accounts of harsh treatment at the hands of police

Time to buy Bitcoin: ex-Prudential CEO George Ball

George Ball, now CEO of Sanders Morris Harris, says Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies could soon become sought after as a safe-haven asset. He tells Fred Katayama why he thinks many wealthy investors or traders will consider buying them after Labor Day.

Clean Your Plate, China Tells Citizens

With the pandemic going strong, after flooding ruined farms and tons of produce across the southern part of the nation, China has intensified its efforts against food waste. China must "maintain a sense of crisis about food security," President Xi Jinping said. The "Clean Plate Campaign" is to intended to...

The Latest: Alabama high schools cut fans at…

Alabama high schools are limiting attendance at football games this fall because of the coronavirus

NJ Gov: Nov. election primarily vote-by-mail

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday that the state will mail a ballot to every voter in New Jersey for November's elections.

Woodward Gets His Hands on 25 'Personal…

President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been writing each other letters—and 25 of them are about to hit the presses. That's according to the publisher of Bob Woodward's second book about the Trump presidency, titled Rage. The personal letters "have not been public before," says Simon & Schuster...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no…

Japan is marking the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime hostilities

Trump declines to reject Qanon theory

Asked if he agrees with Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene's support of the unfounded Qanon conspiracy theory, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said "I did congratulate her" following her primary win but declined to answer the reporter's question directly.

Cops Use Live Fire on Belarus Protesters

As protests over Sunday's disputed presidential election continue to sweep Belarus, police have admitted using live fire on protesters. Police say officers used firearms Tuesday night to protect themselves from a "group of aggressive citizens with metal rods in their hands," the BBC reports. At least one person was injured....

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75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of…

Northeast Asia doesn’t so much repeat history as drag it along like an anchor

Watchdog calls top DHS appointments improper

A U.S. government watchdog agency said on Friday that the appointments of two top homeland security officials in the administration of President Donald Trump were improper. Freddie Joyner has more.

UK Recession Is Basically the Worst

It's a double whammy for the UK, which as of Wednesday claims not just Europe's worst coronavirus death toll, but also the worst recession of any major economy. Stats released Wednesday show the UK's GDP shrank 20.4% in the second quarter after a 2.2% loss in the quarter...