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Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fianceeThousands of people have rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Reporters wait to visit the underground chamber where a 1.4-meter (55-inch) wide sarcophagus and what appears to be an altar, dating back to the 6th Century B.C., were found, during an unveiling to media, at the ancient Roman Forum, in Rome, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Archaeologists believe the underground shrine, who's finding was announced earlier this week, was dedicated to Romulus, the founder of the ancient city. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Roman Forum find could be shrine to Rome's founder, RomulusArchaeologists are exultant over what they recently dug up in the Roman Forum — convinced they've pinpointed the place dedicated some 2,600 years ago to Romulus, Rome's legendary founder
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pompeo: This Deal May End 20 Years of ConflictA seven-day "reduction in violence" begins Friday in Afghanistan between US troops and the Taliban, a move the BBC notes is meant to lead to a more permanent ceasefire. "After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted . "This is...
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Treasures Abound on Canada's Legendary WreckWhen the flagship of a doomed 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage was discovered in Canada's Arctic in 2014, experts could hardly contain their glee at the thought of the artifacts lying in wait. They weren't disappointed. Some 350 items, including a 170-year-old wax seal boasting a fingerprint and...
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Mexico extradites son of Jalisco cartel to face US chargesMexico has extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his gang may stage retaliations
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in the parliamentary elections, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of IranAn international agency that monitors terrorism financing has announced tough new financial scrutiny for Iran and added seven countries to a watch list
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Piter Minnemann poses for a photograph on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in front of the snack bar where several people were killed in Hanau, Germany. It was the second site targeted in Wednesday night's racist shooting. A 43-year-old German man shot dead nine people of immigrant backgrounds in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau before killing his mother and himself. He left a number of rambling texts and videos espousing racist views. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked outPiter Minnemann says he and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered
The Associated Press4 hours ago
S. Korea Outbreak Quadruples in 2 DaysConfirmed cases of coronavirus in South Korea have doubled twice in two days. On Friday, authorities announced that 100 new cases had been detected, bringing the total to 204. The day prior, the country had confirmed 53 cases, most of them linked to a fringe religious group in the city...
Newser5 hours ago
Lesotho's PM Ordered Wife's Killing: CopsLesotho's prime minister will join his current wife in facing murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of his estranged wife—whenever he shows up to court. Thomas Thabane failed to appear in court on Friday, with his press secretary saying he'd been taken to doctors in neighboring South Africa...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2020 file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a news conference at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
US, Taliban agree to terms for peace deal, troop withdrawal The United States and the Taliban have agreed to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home, wrapping up America's longest-running conflict and fulfilling one of President Donald Trump's main campaign promises
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A woman wearing a sanitary mask walks in Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italy sees virus cases quadruple in day as cluster emergesItalian authorities say the number of people infected with the new virus from China has more than quadrupled in a day due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's north
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder chargeLesotho’s prime minister has failed to show up in court to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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