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MINNEAPOLIS – George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned facedown on the pavement with his hands cuffed behind him, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing while he was being held down by Chauvin and other officers was too […]

BRUSSELS – Despite its flagging vaccination drive, the European Union said Tuesday it is still on target to reach what it calls “sufficient community immunity” by the end of June. The European Commission has said it wants to have vaccinated a minimum 70% of the entire adult population by the […]

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YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s ruling junta stepped up its campaign against celebrities who support nationwide protests against its seizure of power, publishing wanted lists in the state press and warning against using their work. The move follows weeks of escalating violence by security forces in breaking up street protests against […]

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VANCOUVER – American authorities are violating international law by bringing fraud charges against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou that have no connection to the United States, a defence lawyer argues. Gib van Ert told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge on Monday that if Canada extradites Meng to face the charges, […]

BORDEAUX, France – It tastes like rose petals. It smells like a campfire. It glistens with a burnt-orange hue. What is it? A 5,000-euro bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol wine that spent a year in space. Researchers in Bordeaux are analyzing a dozen bottles of the precious liquid – along […]

BOULDER, Colo. – A shooting at a crowded Colorado supermarket that killed 10 people, including the first police officer to arrive, sent terrorized shoppers and workers scrambling for safety and stunned a state and a nation that has grieved several mass killings. A lone suspect was in custody, authorities said. […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – A special court in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced 14 members of a banned radical Islamist group to death in a case over a conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina two decades ago. Prosecution lawyer Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan said prosecutors were happy with the verdict, but […]

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BEIJING – The second of Canada’s “two Michaels” went on trial in Beijing on Monday after being detained for more than two years in apparent retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver of a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The trial of former diplomat Michael Kovrig on spying charges […]

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Death penalty initially imposed by Obama WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the […]

OTTAWA – Canada’s Transportation Safety Board says a report from Iran on the downing of a passenger jet by its military in January 2020 doesn’t explain why the tragedy happened. Board chair Kathy Fox says the final report does not include a detailed explanation or evidence about the underlying factors […]

NEW YORK – After a pandemic year that shuttered movie theatres and upended the movie business, Academy Awards nominations on Monday went to two female filmmakers for the first time, to a historically diverse slate of actors and to David Fincher’s lead-nominee “Mank,” a traditional kind of Oscar contender – […]

Michelle Obama is launching a non-profit campaign that aims to provide more than 1 million meals to food-insecure families in connection with the debut Tuesday of her children’s food show on Netflix. The “Pass the Love w/ Waffles + Mochi” initiative, named after the new series ”Waffles + Mochi,“ is […]