Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain…

Iran’s supreme leader is calling for “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program

EU's Barnier arrives for post-Brexit trade talks

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrived at the office of his UK counterpart David Frost on Saturday for a new round of post-Brexit trade talks.

Carrie Lam: I Have Piles of Cash but No Bank…

Hong Kong's chief executive says she deals only in cash. "I have piles of cash at home," Carrie Lam said. "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." US penalties are the reason, she said. The sanctions on a dozen or so...

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs…

European nations are struggling to reconcile cold medical advice with a Christmas tradition that calls for big gatherings in often poorly ventilated rooms where people chat, shout and sing together

U.S. court rejects Trump's case against PA votes

[NFA] A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Lawyer Calls Soccer Star's Death 'Criminal Idiocy'

Emergency help was too slow in coming after Diego Maradona had a heart attack, his lawyer said, blaming "criminal idiocy" for the Argentine soccer great's death. Although there have been no accusations of foul play, TMZ reports, Matias Morla wants an investigation. Morla said an ambulance took more than a...

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The Latest: Britain appoints vaccines minister

The British government has appointed a vaccines minister as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days

Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind assassinated

An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb program was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Pope Speaks on COVID, and What 'Changed the Way I…

When Pope Francis was 21, he became very sick with a flu that had him gasping for breath and totally dependent on his caretakers. He eventually recovered, but that illness "changed the way I saw life," and it now serves as an important reminder to him that only by taking...

India farmers press on with protest despite offer…

Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital are pressing on with their protest against agricultural legislation they say could devastate crop prices, while the government seeks talks with their leaders

Wall Street too giddy over vaccines: economist

Spartan Capital Securities chief market economist Peter Cardillo tells Reuters Fred Katayama investors are overly optimistic on the impact of vaccines as AstraZeneca's trial data comes under question. He also provides his view on retailers' prospects for the holiday shopping season.

Butler Who Leaked Pope's Papers Dies

Paolo Gabriele said he loved Pope Benedict XVI "as a son loves a father"—and he leaked the pope's papers to the media "out of visceral love for the church of Christ and for its visible head on Earth." The Vatican says Gabriele, the pope's former butler, has died at...

Macron: Video images of police beating Black man…

French President Emmanuel Macron says video images showing police officers beating up a Black man “shame us,” and is condemning violence both by and against the police

Black Friday takes new shape amid pandemic

Masked shoppers turned up in smaller numbers at major U.S. retailers including Macy's Inc, Walmart Inc and Best Buy on Black Friday as early online deals and worry about the spike in COVID-19 cases dulled enthusiasm for trips to the mall. This report produced by Emma Jehle.

The Premier Tried to Speak. Then Came the Pig Guts

It's not out of the ordinary for fights to break out in Taiwan's parliament, but Friday's brawl was more stomach-turning than usual. As Premier Su Tseng-chang tried to answer questions during a session of the Legislative Yuan, punches flew and members of the Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party flung pig guts...

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Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to…

The acting U.S. defense secretary has visited Somalia to meet with U.S. troops

U.S. agency opens probe into 115k Tesla vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened an investigation into around 115,000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

French Cops Suspended After 'Unspeakable' Video…

A lawyer for a music producer in Paris says her client might be in jail if there wasn't video of his arrest. Instead, three police officers were suspended after security camera video of them beating the Black man inside his studio was released, CNN reports. The man, Michel Zecler, said...

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US…

The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas

This cellist is filling empty museums with music

Cellist Camille Thomas isn't allowed to play to live audiences at the moment. And museums have been void of audiences for months. So she's filling the empty spaces with her music instead.

Ireland Declares Santa an Essential Worker

With 29 days to go until Christmas, Ireland has reassured worried children that COVID restrictions won't stop Santa Claus. Simon Coveny, the country's minister for foreign affairs, confirmed Thursday that Santa's travels will be classed as "essential travel for essential purpose," the Irish Times reports. Santa is "exempt from the...

Belarus president plans to leave job under new…

The president of Belarus says he will not remain in the post he has held for more than 26 years if his country adopts a new constitution

Lufthansa to make first CO2 neutral flight

Lufthansa will become the first airline to operate a CO2 neutral cargo flight this coming weekend. It will be using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) or biofuel for the flight. Adam Reed reports.

Defector Crossed DMZ Undetected Thanks to Loose…

The latest defection from North Korea is a worry for South Koreans—and not because they fear an onslaught of gymnasts leaping over the border. The defector, who showed up on the South Korean side of the heavily fortified DMZ earlier this month, managed to get past a border equipped...

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Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of…

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand have held another rally to make fun of their critics and warned of the possibility of a military coup

Nations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid…

Britain asked its regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses, giving the shot a vote of confidence after experts raised questions about trial data. Emer McCarthy reports.

Man's 'Life as a Devil' Stopped by 40-Year Prison…

"Thank you for stopping my life as a devil that I could not stop." So said Cho Ju-bin to reporters after his March arrest. The South Korean 24-year-old was on Thursday sentenced to 40 years for his role as mastermind of a scheme in which prosecutors say 74 victims, 16...