Rain-fueled landslide in El Salvador kills 9; 1…

A landslide left nine people dead, seven injured and one missing after torrential rains in El Salvador

Biden: Trump 'has simply given up' on COVID-19

During a campaign stop in Minnesota on Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Trump "has simply given up" on COVID-19, and criticized him for comments he made about U.S. doctors earlier in the day.

Who Opens a New Airport During a Pandemic? This…

Having a grand opening for an airport in the middle of a pandemic may seem odd, but for Germany's newest travel hub, it's been a long time coming—14 years, to be exact. That's how long it's taken to complete Berlin's Brandenburg Airport, which was supposed to be done in...

Mexican president taps loyalist as new security…

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed a former journalist and long-time Mexico City government bureaucrat to be the country’s new security chief at a time when the country is on track to set a new annual homicide record

Stocks suffer biggest weekly decline since March

U.S. stock indexes closed lower on Friday to cap Wall Street's biggest weekly sell-off since March, as losses in richly priced tech heavyweights, a record rise in coronavirus cases and jitters over the presidential election snuffed investor sentiment. Conway G. Gittens has the market round-up.

WSJ Delves Into Story of Steele Dossier's 'Source…

In a lengthy piece on the so-called Steele Dossier, the Wall Street Journal acknowledges from the get-go that the bulk of the allegations—about President Trump and Russia and assembled by former British spy Christopher Steele—have been "widely discredited." But that's not what the paper wanted to dig into....

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Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after…

Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada on trade

Local mayoral candidate calls for ‘change meow’

Amid the acrimonious political fight playing out across the U.S., a neighborhood in Oakland, California is putting on a much friendlier race, with dogs and cats vying to become the mayor of a local street. Emma Jehle has more.

At Least 140 Dead in 2020's Worst Shipwreck

At least 140 people drowned off the coast of Senegal in what a United Nations agency says is the deadliest shipwreck so far in 2020. Authorities say the ship, carrying about 200 migrants headed for the Canary Islands, caught fire and capsized a few hours after leaving Senegal on Saturday,...

EU: WHO should have more power to investigate…

European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency’s numerous shortcomings

COVID-19 tests should play a larger role in…

COVID-19 tests should be more widely used in international travel than quarantines, the chair of the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee said on Friday.

New Zealanders Vote Yes on Euthanasia, No on Pot

New Zealanders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing euthanasia—and narrowly against legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The euthanasia proposal, which appeared as a referendum question on ballots in the country's Oct. 17 election, passed with around 66% of the vote, the Guardian reports. The law will take effect...

Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well…

Mexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year

Muslims protest as Nice mourns church attack dead

France stepped up security nationwide on Friday to guard against new Islamist attacks following the fatal stabbings at a church in Nice, while Muslims in other countries protested in the streets over perceived French slights to the Prophet Mohammad. Olivia Chan reports.

Macron: 'We Will Give In to Nothing'

At the site of the latest terrorist attack in France, President Emmanuel Macron insisted the nation will stand its ground. Three people were killed Thursday in knife attacks that began in a Catholic church in Nice. Police said the suspect, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot by officers but survived....

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Over 3 million cases of coronavirus reported in…

An Associated Press count shows the number of reported coronavirus cases has gone over 3 million in the Middle East, with the true number likely even higher

Trump to TV host Ingraham: 'Are you wearing a…

During a campaign rally in Michigan on Friday, President Donald Trump made fun of TV host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask, calling it "politically correct."

2 Weeks After Terror Attack in France, a New…

A knife attack at a church in Nice, France, has left three people dead and several others injured, with the mayor of the city declaring it has all the signs of a terror attack. The Washington Post and Guardian report the attack took place around 9am at and near the...

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen…

Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago

French diners enjoy 'last supper' before lockdown

Restaurants served their last meals for at least a month on Thursday (October 29) ahead of France's new COVID-19 lockdown which is taking effect on Friday and will last until December 1.

France Is Putting a 'Brutal Brake' on Virus

France's President Emmanuel Macron says the time has come to put a "brutal brake" on transmission of the coronavirus before the country's hospitals are completely overwhelmed. Macron announced Wednesday that a full national lockdown will begin Friday and last until at least Dec. 1, the Guardian reports. Daily deaths in...

UK court rejects libel suit from Russian over…

Britain’s High Court has dismissed a libel claim by a Russian businessman against the author of a report on U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia

Berlin's Madame Tussauds removes Trump waxwork

Berlin's Madame Tussauds waxwork museum seems to have had an early peak into the result of the United States presidential election.

Suspect Nabbed in Kidnap of US Journalist

An alleged former Taliban commander accused of kidnapping an American journalist in Afghanistan 12 years ago has been arrested and brought to the US. According to an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday, 42-year-old Haji Najibullah faces charges including hostage taking, conspiracy, and kidnapping, and could get a life...

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Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island…

A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos killed 19 people and injured more than 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding

Several fatalities after earthquake hits Turkey

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said. Adam Reed reports.

Trudeau: 'This Sucks. It Really, Really Does'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau summed up 2020 in a single sentence in a press briefing Tuesday: "We are in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic that really sucks," he said. In some parts of the country, new case numbers are now higher than they were during the first...