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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 09:01 Last update: about 21 minutes ago Associated Press

Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that's the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated...

EU Parliament confirms Ursula von der Leyen for top EU post

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 19:45 Last update: about 12 hours ago Associated Press

The European Union's parliament has confirmed German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to be the new president of the EU's executive commission. The European Parliament voted 383-327 vote...

Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 11:22 Last update: about 21 hours ago Associated Press

Outgoing German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen is seeking to woo enough legislators at the European Parliament to secure the job of European Commission President in a secret vote late...

In Biden and Buttigieg, Democrats confront generational divide

Monday, 15 July 2019, 08:20 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters....

Italy: Man bitten by black widow spider, saved by antidote

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 20:11 Last update: about 2 days ago

A man who was bitten by a black widow spider in the southern Italian city of Barletta was saved by an antidote sent just in time from an anti-poison centre in Pavia, Italian media report. The...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 07:03 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were...

No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 07:01 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into the streets, knocking out Times Square's...

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as bones are found

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 20:21 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery. The Vatican said it...

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