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EU 'strongly opposes' resumption of US federal executions

Apo - The European Union "strongly opposes" the US decision to resume federal executions after 17 years, an EU spokesman said Friday.

Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

San Francisco - Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks release on $5 mn bail

New York - Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers asked a New York court Friday to release her on bail of $5 million, insisting she will stay in America to fight sex abuse charges related to Jeffrey Epstein.

'This is real': COVID-19 long-hauler's months of agony

Washington - Child psychiatrist Scott Krakower tested positive for COVID-19 back in mid-April, but three months on there are still days he feels overwhelmingly tired, short of breath, and unable to speak because of a hoarse throat.

Depp says wife-beating claim made him 'Quasimodo'

London - Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Friday accused British tabloid newspaper The Sun of turning him from "Cinderella to Quasimodo" by claiming he beat his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he spent a fourth day under questioning in a London court.

California to sue over Trump order revoking foreign student visas

Los Angeles - California is suing US President Donald Trump's administration over its policy threatening the visas of foreign students whose courses move online due to coronavirus, officials said Thursday.

China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

Bejing - China said Friday it will impose tit-for-tat measures after the United States slapped sanctions on Chinese officials for their involvement in a crackdown on Muslim minorities, raising tensions between the superpowers.

US punishes senior Chinese officials over Uighur rights

Washington - The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on senior Chinese officials as it demanded an end to "horrific" abuses against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

Washington - The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite intense disagreements.

US invites China to arms control talks, seeing opening

Washington - The United States on Thursday again invited China to talks on arms control, saying it saw an opening with Beijing on three-way negotiations with Russia despite disagreements.

Depp says 'in no condition' to ever hurt Heard

London - Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp testified Thursday that he was often so high or strung out on drugs that he was "in no condition" to hurt his ex-wife Amber Heard.

'Glee' star Rivera believed dead as US lake search finds no trace

Los Angeles - "Glee" star Naya Rivera is believed to have accidentally drowned in a California lake, ities said Thursday, after a search involving divers, patrol boats and helicopters found no trace of the US actress.

George Floyd said officers would 'kill' him in new recording transcript

Washington - George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, called out for his children and late mother and said officers would "kill" him before he died in Minneapolis police custody, new evidence showed.

US student accused of Rome policeman's murder 'beaten' in custody

Rome - An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman says he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, a leaked official transcript showed.

Trump hails 'outstanding relationship' with Mexico president

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed his "outstanding relationship" with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he welcomed him to the White House for the leaders' first one-on-one meeting.

US voices concern over Vietnam sentence to Facebook user

Washington - The United States on Wednesday voiced concern after Vietnam handed down an eight year prison sentence to a Facebook user who broadcast pro-democracy views, calling on Hanoi to allow freedom of expression.

US: UN report critical of drone strike 'whitewashing' Iran general

Washington - The United States on Wednesday blasted a UN finding that a US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general was unlawful, saying the report whitewashed Qasem Soleimani's record.

Pompeo sees progress in reopening travel with EU

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he saw progress in reopening travel with the European Union shut by the coronavirus pandemic but offered no timeline.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump govt over order revoking visas for foreign students

New York - Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump's administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US launches talks with Kenya on free trade pact

Washington - The US government formally launched talks with Kenya on Wednesday aimed at setting up a free trade agreement that could form the basis for deals with other African nations.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump govt over order revoking visas for foreign students

New York - Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump's administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife

London - Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day of questioning in his high-profile libel trial in London.

Russia tells US to 'mind own business' over media freedom

Moscow - Moscow has told the US embassy to "mind your own business" after Washington's diplomatic mission raised concern about curbs on media freedom in Russia.

Trump says considering TikTok ban as China row deepens

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as "a malicious smear".

US, China impose visa restrictions on each other in Tibet row

Bejing - The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the diplomatic fire between the superpowers.

China says would join nuclear talks if US reduces arsenal

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday that US demands for it to join nuclear disarmament talks with Russia are a ruse to sink the negotiations, but it could take part if Washington lowers its arsenals to China's level.

US has not sought meeting with North Korea: envoy

Seoul - US Deputy Secretary of State and North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun on Wednesday poured cold water on reports Washington had sought a meeting with Pyongyang officials, with nuclear discussions at a standstill.

Meeting under virus cloud, US, Mexican leaders hail relations

Washington - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador held talks with Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic and the US leader's past disparaging remarks about America's southern neighbor.

Killing of Iraq expert stirs fear of new violent phase

Baghdad - The killing of jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi has stirred fears Iraq is entering a dark and violent phase, as boiling tensions between pro-Iran factions and the government reach new heights.

Trump says Kanye West White House bid 'interesting'

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that rapper Kanye West's declaration that he is running for president was "very interesting.
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