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Readers remember the historic moon landing, 50 years New! 2019-07-18 12:00:15We asked our readers for their memories of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing as it nears its 50-year anniversary. These are their stories.

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case New! 2019-07-18 11:43:09A federal judge has denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.

Kyoto Animation in Japan New! 2019-07-18 11:16:07

Turkey calls on U.S. to reverse decision on 2019-07-18 09:17:31In a major break with a longtime ally, President Trump's administration on Wednesday said Turkey is being kicked out of the F-35 program

Newsletter: The Big Health Insurance Squeeze 2019-07-18 08:00:10Health expenses keep rising, and the middle class is angry.

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 on 2019-07-18 07:40:10Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march, demanding that the governor 2019-07-18 01:30:32Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico's most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday, chant

House votes to block Trump's sale of weapons 2019-07-17 19:46:33Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions of disapproval that passed the Democratic-led House largel

Sudanese military and protesters sign power-sharing document 2019-07-17 19:12:48Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal.

Puerto Rico protests turn violent 2019-07-17 16:18:36

N.Y. officer won't face charges in chokehold death 2019-07-16 11:30:51Officers were attempting to arrest Garner on charges he sold loose, untaxed cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis 2019-07-16 10:14:02The scandal that is threatening to buckle Ricardo Rossello centers on a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male mem

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Philips acquires Boston start-up Medumo to help hospitals 2019-07-17 14:08:00Philips has acquired a start-up that texts you about your poop. That's Medumo, a Boston-based company, which works with hospitals to guide their pati

Five reasons why European stocks could see a 2019-07-17 09:18:00Overly optimistic expectations about trade tensions and monetary stimulus coupled with Brexit and Italy's spending plans could shake European stocks,

Renault invests $144 million into China's electric vehicle 2019-07-17 08:20:00China is home to a large and burgeoning electric vehicle market.

Peugeot-maker PSA is testing autonomous driving technologies in 2019-07-17 07:12:00The collaboration will focus on a number of areas, including the protection of vulnerable road users.

We cannot accept Facebook's Libra project without strict 2019-07-17 06:54:00Facebook's Libra project cannot be accepted without a strong set of rules, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told CNBC Wednesday.

EU to investigate Amazon over possible anti-competitive business 2019-07-17 05:49:00The EU opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon on Wednesday centered on how the e-commerce giant uses merchants' data.

Woods, McIlroy and golf's elite are in Portrush 2019-07-17 04:02:00All four days are sold out with fans in one of golf's true heartlands relishing the chance to see the world's best take on a challenging course.

Ursula von der Leyen wins tight vote to 2019-07-16 13:33:00Despite criticism, EU lawmakers backed the German defense minister for one of the most prominent jobs in Brussels.

Telecom giants launch 5G roaming service for South 2019-07-16 07:47:00This year has seen a number of major telecoms companies launch 5G networks.

Sterling hits lowest level since April 2017 as 2019-07-16 07:11:00The pound also weakened to a six-month low versus the euro.

European lawmakers send mixed signals ahead of critical 2019-07-16 02:59:00Von der Leyen, one of the longest serving ministers in Germany, has tried to woo European lawmakers over the last two weeks.

Burger King asks Swedish customers to guess if 2019-07-15 11:47:00Burger King launches a "50/50 menu" that will randomly serve customers a plant-based or meat burger and urge them to guess what they're eating.

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US Brings Back Suspected American IS Fighter From New! 2019-07-18 19:34:00The man, flown Thursday to the US, would be at least the fifth American to be charged with joining the Islamic State terror group in Syria or Iraq&nbs

Trump's Latest Target for Ridicule: A Muslim Congressional New! 2019-07-18 18:10:00At a re-election rally, the US leader assails Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and naturalized American citizen

US Sanctions 4 Iraqis Accused of Rights Abuses, New! 2019-07-18 17:37:00The Treasury said many of the actions that prompted the sanctions occurred in "areas where persecuted religious communities are struggling to recover

Taliban Raid Afghan Provincial Police Headquarters New! 2019-07-18 17:29:00The ongoing attack killed and wounded dozens of people

Paris Exhibit Takes Long View of Soccer and New! 2019-07-18 17:26:56Ahead of AFCON final, show at the Arab World Institute explores soccer's historical, political and cultural dimensions in Africa and the Middle East&

Sudan Urged to Ensure Justice for Raped Women New! 2019-07-18 17:06:00Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces in June, and ongoing sexual harassment on Sudan

Trump Says He's Not Weighing Sanctions Against Turkey New! 2019-07-18 16:49:00But US removed Turkey from stealth jet program after Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense system 

U.N.'s Bachelet Says Congresswomen Opposing Trump Are 'Fantastic' New! 2019-07-18 16:32:24The U.N. human rights chief demurred when asked if she believed Trump was racist

US Shot Down Iranian Drone, Trump Says    New! 2019-07-18 16:17:30President says drone threatened safety and crew of a US warship in international waters in Strait of Hormuz

3 Charged in Killing of Maltese Journalist New! 2019-07-18 15:34:00Daphne Caruana Galizia was responsible for a number of corruption exposes targeting both the current prime minister and opposition figures

Activists Decry Botswana’s Appeal Against Legalizing Gay Sex New! 2019-07-18 13:53:58Members of Botswana's gay and religious communities respond to possible repeal of the first decriminalization of homosexual relations through the cou

Russia Summons US Diplomat in Moscow in Protest New! 2019-07-18 13:47:48Russia summoned a representative of the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Thursday to issue a protest after U.S. officials alleged Russia had refused visas to

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Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account 2019-07-18 10:33:59Germany's foreign ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to

Spain PM says does not want far-left leader 2019-07-18 09:56:38Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday that he would not accept far-left Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias being part of his governmen

15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in 2019-07-18 08:27:40More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, the province

Lufthansa plane evacuated at Belgrade airport after bomb 2019-07-18 05:30:40

Louvre museum covers Sackler name after opioid protests 2019-07-18 04:29:17The Sackler family is connected to the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin. Institutions that benefited from the family's largesse have been

Volodymyr Zelensky: Two months as Ukraine's most unusual 2019-07-17 23:45:43During his inauguration in May, comedian turned Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, walked to the parliament from his nearby home. In his inaugural

Missile seized from far-right sympathisers 2019-07-16 21:11:38

London mayor blocks plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper 2019-07-16 08:43:52

Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel loyalist, dyed-in-the-wool European 2019-07-16 06:13:02Once considered a likely successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the mother-of-seven and trained medical doctor has dropped in the domestic popularity

Norway arrests Muslim cleric after Italian terror trial 2019-07-16 06:03:00 Italian prosecutors had alleged Krekar, who is based in Norway, is behind Rawti Shax, a European network aimed at violently overthrowing the governme

Turkey marks third anniversary of failed coup 2019-07-15 09:19:55 Nearly 250 people were killed — excluding the coup-plotters — and over 2,000 were injured after a rogue military faction tried to wrest p

'Flying soldier' enthrals crowd at Bastille Day celebrations 2019-07-15 02:22:02'Flying soldier' and French inventor Frank Zapata enthraled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue here on Su

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Lunar eclipse to mark launch of Apollo 11 2019-07-16 02:38:42Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on T

European Commission hopeful Von der Leyen faces sceptical 2019-07-16 01:22:09Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in B

Iran nuclear deal ‘not in good health, but 2019-07-15 16:47:22EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels Monday declared that breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal by Iran were so far not serious enough to trigger the

World hunger on the rise with more than 2019-07-15 12:05:25More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the thi

Turkey still reeling from consequences of failed coup, 2019-07-15 11:40:57On July 15, 2016, a coup was attempted against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the ramifications of which can be felt to this day. Authorities

WWII codebreaker Turing to be face of UK’s 2019-07-15 10:50:09Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

Guillaume Klossa: 'We need an election to choose 2019-07-15 08:54:56In part two of our programme, we get a French point of view on the big European news of the moment – including the controver