US general skeptical that bounties led to troops…

The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military deaths

‘No commitment’ to act at Facebook -boycott…

Organizers of a growing Facebook Inc advertising boycott said they saw "no commitment to action" after meeting with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Feds Notify UN of Formal Withdrawal From WHO

The US is on its way out of the World Health Organization. The State Department and the United Nations say the Trump administration formally notified the UN Monday of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, triggering a 12-month withdrawal process that will end with the US exiting on July...

Japan Storms Kill 50 People, Soldiers Pull…

Nearly three million people are evacuated and troops are mobilized for flood rescues after five days of torrential rains in Japan.

In France, study shows virus hit African…

A new study from the French government’s statistics agency shows that death rates doubled among immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa and tripled in the Paris region at the height of the country's coronavirus outbreak

U.S. police forces struggle to recruit Black…

Black police officers say discrimination and nepotism are among the reasons there are too few of them among the ranks of U.S. police forces. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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Brazil's President Tests Positive for COVID

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus, an illness he has repeatedly downplayed as a threat to public health. "It came back positive," the 65-year-old told reporters Tuesday, per the Guardian . Bolsonaro was tested Monday after developing a fever and cough. The diagnosis will test the president's...

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong In Response To National…

Under the law, Hong Kong police can seize equipment from internet companies and service providers and force them to take down online content.

France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather…

The Rodin Museum in Paris may have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the coronavirus economic crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces

We will 'put pressure on governors' to open…

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would pressure state governors to open schools in the fall, despite a steady increase in coronavirus cases across the country.

Bus Driver Brain Dead After Attack Over Masks

Bus drivers in southwest France are refusing to work after a Sunday night attack left one of their colleagues brain dead. A police source says the driver, a man in his 50s, was attacked by a group of passengers in Bayonne and suffered severe head injuries after he reportedly refused...

Tokyo Gov. To Work With Japanese PM On…

Officials want to have the country's coronavirus pandemic under control so the Olympic Games can take place in 2021.

Serbs storm parliament after virus lockdown…

Thousands of people are protesting the Serbian president’s announcement that a lockdown will be reintroduced after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus

Walmart to soon launch Amazon Prime rival -report

Walmart is close to launching its membership program, in direct competition to online retail giant Amazon.com's overly popular Prime service, according to a published media report, citing sources. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Dalai Lama Marks 85th Birthday in a Big Way

If you've been anxiously waiting for the Dalai Lama's first album to drop, your wait is over (and the album can help you with some of that residual anxiety). Inner World debuts Monday, on the occasion of the Buddhist spiritual leader's 85th birthday, leaving him on track to "[make] a...

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Dozens Of People Dead Or Presumed Dead In Japan…

Rescue efforts have been complicated by continued risk of flooding and mudslides.

Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting…

For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador travels to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly taken shots at Mexico and Mexican migrants to rally his base

‘It's not a joke’: Teen choir leader, family…

When official orders were given to reopen churches in Texas at the beginning of May, 17-year-old Karina Rivas rejoiced and was looking forward to singing and spending time with friends who shared her faith. Karina, however, never thought her entire family and other churchgoers would catch coronavirus until it happened. Colette Luke has more.

As Others Watched in Horror, Tiger Attacked…

A 5-year-old Siberian tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper Saturday at Switzerland's Zurich Zoo as other staff and guests looked on in horror. The BBC reports the attack on the 55-year-old keeper happened just after 1pm local time in the tiger enclosure, where Irina, the female tiger who went after...

Canada Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

​PM Justin Trudeau said Canada will stop extraditing people to Hong Kong,​ and halt shipments of "sensitive military items" over the new security law.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for…

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus after months of downplaying the virus’ severity

No place for polarization in health policy: Fauci

Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday, "We have a great deal of polarization in our country, unfortunately. We hope that changes. But there is no place for that when you're making public health recommendations, analysis of data, or any policies that are made."

There's a New No. 3 in Cases; and a US Streak…

Cases of COVID-19 continued to rise in India over the weekend, resulting in an unwanted distinction for the nation of more than 1.3 billion people. It just passed Russia—in total numbers, anyway, not per capita—to take over the third spot in confirmed cases. The ranking as of...

U.K. To Let Travelers From 59 Countries In…

Travelers from 59 countries will be allowed to come into England without having to self-isolate.

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Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after…

Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of playing down the severity of the virus which he has called a "little flu." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

The Maya Had Good Reason to Abandon Tikal

Why did the Maya flee the majestic city-state of Tikal? Experts say overpopulation, overexploitation of land, and droughts drove them out in the ninth century AD. Now, another cause: poisoned water. A new study says there's evidence of mercury and toxic algae ruining the drinking water just as residents were...