Italy's pioneering comic actor, Franca Valeri…

Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered Italian female comic roles in the post-war years, has died

Pelosi, Mnuchin signal openness to resume aid…

[NFA] U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday urged a restart of congressional talks on extending coronavirus aid, saying executive actions taken by President Donald Trump a day earlier would have little immediate impact on Americans facing economic distress amid the pandemic. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Afghanistan to Meet Condition Set by Taliban

Thousands of delegates from across Afghanistan endorsed releasing the nation's final 400 Taliban prisoners in an effort to encourage the start of peace talks. "The Taliban have said that if the 400 prisoners are released the direct talks between our negotiating team and the Taliban will start three days later,...

UK names 'Channel threat commander' as boat…

The British government has appointed a former Royal Marine commando to try to stop people crossing the English Channel from France in small boats

Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan has agreed to release 40 Taliban prisoners, accused of some of the country's bloodiest attacks, in order to pave the way for peace talks. David Doyle reports.

A New Theory on Where Spain's Former King Has Gone

A clue in the mystery of the former king of Spain's whereabouts: a photo. Following Monday's revelation that Juan Carlos would be moving out of the country—destination unspecified—amidst a financial scandal, reports that he was bound for Portugal or the Dominican Republic emerged. Now Abu Dhabi is looking...

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Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to…

International leaders pledging aid to Lebanon are explicitly not handing cash to the government for rebuilding, for fear it will be diverted into a notoriously corrupt system

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders

[NFA] President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases. Freddie Joyner has more.

China, Russia Are Interfering in Campaigns…

China and Russia are interfering in the US presidential campaign, according to an intelligence report, with both parties' candidates as targets. "We assess that China prefers that President Trump—whom Beijing sees as unpredictable—does not win reelection," said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, ABC...

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan…

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979

Police declare an unlawful assembly in Portland…

Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night as hundreds of people gathered near a shared law enforcement building on the east side of the city during the 71st consecutive day of protests.

US Sanctions Hong Kong Leader

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is facing US sanctions amid accusations that she's working with China to limit political freedoms. Lam is "directly responsible for implementing Beijing's policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes," the Treasury Department said in a Friday statement. It cited Lam's push "to allow for...

Starvation looms for Morocco's horses as tourism…

Morocco's restrictions to counter the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on the carriage horses in the tourist mecca of Marrakech

Not only homeless, Beirut citizens feel…

Days after a massive blast ripped through the city, Beirut's governor said up to 250,000 people may have been left homeless. Edward Baran reports.

60K Sign Petition for France to Rule Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut Thursday—and after Tuesday's devastating explosion , more than a few Lebanese were ready for him to take over as their president. A petition circulating on Avaaz calling for the former colonial power to take charge of Lebanon for the next 10 years now has...

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Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from…

Saudi Aramco says its net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world’s biggest oil producers

U.S. company offers at-home hologram machines

Los Angeles-area company PORTL has created a machine that lets users talk in real time with an AI-powered hologram of another person.Rosanna Philpott reports.

With Glacier Collapse Looming, an 'Urgent…

As scientists nervously keep tabs on a giant section of ice in danger of falling off a Mont Blanc glacier, homes have been evacuated in the resort town of Courmayeur in Italy's Aosta Valley, while visitors have been told to go elsewhere. "We will find [alternative] solutions for residents," Courmayeur...

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back…

Germany has won plaudits for managing to slow the spread of the coronavirus quickly, efficiently and early

Trump calls Bedminster crowd a 'peaceful protest'

When U.S. President Donald Trump was asked by a reporter about members and guests of his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey not being socially-distanced, Trump replied that it was a "peaceful protest."

Ex-Intelligence Officer: Prince Sent 'Tiger Squad…

A former Saudi intelligence official says Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wants him dead—and he might have ended up like Jamal Khashoggi if not for alert customs agents in Canada. In a federal lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, Thursday, Saad Aljabri, who lives in exile in Toronto, accuses the...

Belarus election panel claims Lukashenko far…

Even before polling stations in Belarus had fully closed, the head of the country’s elections commission said that fragmentary results showed authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko far ahead in his bid for a sixth consecutive term

Still no dice: Dems, GOP stall on aid deal

Top Democrats and negotiators for President Donald Trump failed to reach a deal on a new coronavirus relief bill, as Trump on Friday said he'd be going "a different way!" Gavino Garay has more.

Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs in Their Hands' in…

Its code name was "Little Boy," but its impact was anything but small. Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. By the end of that year, 140,000 deaths—mostly of civilians—were tied to the blast and...

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Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up…

A traditional Afghan council has wrapped up with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members

At least 17 killed in Air India flight crash

At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.

Grief Turns to Anger in Beirut

Beirut has been devastated by a massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless—and angry residents say the country was broken long before the Tuesday blast. Residents blame corruption and incompetence for the fact that 2,750 tons of highly explosive...