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Putin sworn in for fourth term; promises economic reforms

Monday, 7 May 2018, 13:50 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday, promising to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country. In a...

Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes, forces evacuations

Monday, 7 May 2018, 08:06 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced. In revised figures Sunday, Hawaii...

Spain rescues 476 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Sunday, 6 May 2018, 18:03 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 476 migrants in a two-day span who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores. The service says it pulled...

More than 1,000 arrested in Russia amid anti-Putin protests

Saturday, 5 May 2018, 18:15 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday. Police arrested more than 1,000, including protest...

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

Friday, 4 May 2018, 07:55 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

The organization that bestows the Academy Awards said Thursday that it has expelled two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's...

Scottish appeals board to review Lockerbie bomb conviction

Friday, 4 May 2018, 07:41 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

Scotland's criminal appeals body said Thursday that it will review the case of a Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, as his family tries posthumously to clear his name. The...

Iowa lawmakers approve the most restrictive US abortion bill

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 19:11 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy,...

Australian cardinal faces 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 08:02 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning decades, a...

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