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US Turns Screws on Maritime Industry to Cut Off Venezuela's Oil

LONDON/WASHINGTON - Several companies that certify vessels are seaworthy and ship insurers have withdrawn services to tankers involved in the ...


Mali president tries to calm unrest with court dissolution

Mali's embattled president announced the dissolution of the constitutional court in an attempt to calm the major civil unrest gripping ...


Mali Opposition Says More Leaders Arrested After Mass Protest

BAMAKO, MALI - Mali's opposition coalition said security forces detained two leaders of anti-government protests and raided its headquarters on ...


Africa has sufficient matchdays to complete catch-up next year

Neither Africa Cup of Nations nor World Cup qualifying may be possible in Africa this year due to the coronavirus ...


Business

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Long-term economic fallout of Covid-19 could persist for a generation

The COVID-19 pandemic's toll on economic activity in recent months is only the beginning of the story. While the rapid ...

Tokyo leads Asian markets higher, across-the-board gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks advanced on Monday in a positive start to the week.The big action was in Tokyo where ...

UK to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on border infrastructure

LONDON, UK - The British government on Sunday announced a £705 million funding package for border infrastructure, jobs and technology ...

India's D-Mart supermarket chain has shocking first quarter

MUMBAI, India - On Saturday, Avenue Supermarts reported an 87.61% fall in consolidated net profit for the June quarter, compared ...

Pakistani pilots suspect qualifications lead to PIA ban from U.S.

LAHORE, Pakistan - The US Department of Transportation on Thursday (local time) suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) special permit into ...

How to stay honest when filing taxes in a pandemic year

Many in the U.S. will be filing their personal income tax returns in the next few days, as the deadline ...

International

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Elvis's grandson dead at the age of 27, reportedly shot himself

WASHINGTON, DC - American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27. The news ...

Jail time for man who ripped off thousands of U.S. troops and veterans

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A man who hacked into the U.S. military's databases and stole personal information relating to thousands ...

Humanitarian aid to continue after UNSC pact on access points

NEW YORK, New York - Sanity prevailed on Saturday as last minute efforts to stitch up a renewal of the ...

Trump applauds U.S. Southern Command in efforts to combat drug trade

MIAMI, Florida - U.S. President Donald Trump went to Florida on Friday for a briefing on what he said has ...

Human rights commissioner alarmed at plight of Lebanese population

GENEVA, Switzerland - Lebanon, faced with an economy in upheaval, mass protests, and the crippling effects of the coronavirus is ...

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Long-distance taxis hardest hit during lockdown - Santaco

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said taxis making local trips could operate at 100% capacity.Long-distance taxis, however, could only load ...


We were blindsided by fresh ban, says alcohol industry

South Africa's alcohol industry has said it was blindsided by government's immediate reinstatement of the ban on alcohol, warning of ...


OBIT | Zindzi Mandela, remembered for her 1985 address, dies at 59

South Africa's ambassador to Denmark Zindiswa Mandela passed away at the age of 59 on Monday morning. She was the ...


When the world changes under a political scientist's feet

The scientific method isn't easy to use during rapid social change.Protests in response to George Floyd's death spread to over ...


US woman held hostage by internet fraudster in Nigeria rescued

Lagos - A US woman lured to Nigeria on a promise of marriage and held for more than a year ...


JUST IN | Zindzi Mandela, 59, has died

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela, has died.She started her stint as South Africa's ambassador to ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...