Mike Pompeo pressed by U.S. lawmakers on coronavirus response, killing of Iran’s Soleimani

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s response to the spreading coronavirus and faced contentious questions from Democrats about an airstrike that killed Iran’s most powerful general, Qassem Soleimani. CBC | World News  More...

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3 prominent Hong Kongers charged with illegal assembly

Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year, More...

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Milan at a standstill: Life in a city when coronavirus fears take over

Life in Milan is at a standstill under tight restrictions to deal with Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, which looms just outside the city’s borders. But More...

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Russia sends warships to Syria, blames Ankara for deaths of Turkish troops

Russia on Friday said it was sending two warships armed with cruise missiles to waters off the Syrian coast and blamed Ankara for the deaths of 33 Turkish soldiers More...

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COVID-19 outbreak: Here’s what’s happening around the world Friday

The world prepared for a coronavirus pandemic on Friday as hopes the disease could be contained to China vanished and investors dumped equities in expectation of More...

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Joe Biden leads in South Carolina, but Bernie Sanders still the favourite to win Super Tuesday

Bernie Sanders is the Democratic front-runner, but a win by former vice-president Joe Biden in Saturday’s South Carolina primary could give him a boost ahead More...

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Ex-Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in prison for children’s book scandal

Catherine Pugh, the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published More...

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Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a super-massive black hole in a cluster More...

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U.S. whistleblower: Federal workers had no protection while helping coronavirus evacuees

A U.S. government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed More...

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By the numbers: Coronavirus outbreak charted

Coronavirus has spread to every continent except Antarctica and U.S. health officials have warned that it’s likely to turn into a global pandemic. There More...

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