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US now requiring social media information for visa applications - 06/02/2019

Washington - US State Department regulations now require most visa applicants to submit social media information, a spokesperson confirmed on Sunday.   The update, which was initially announced...

Witness against 'El Chapo' sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking - 05/31/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - A former top aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman whose testimony in New York helped convict the Sinaloa cartel kingpin was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday in federal court...

Thirty years later, Tiananmen Square survivors seek truth, change - 05/29/2019

Thirty years ago on June 4, the Chinese army opened fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. The government has attempted to erase the "incident" from history, but victims and some...

Convicted Cardinal Pell won't appeal child sex abuse sentence - 05/27/2019

Canberra (dpa) - Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if he loses an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in...

Study says marijuana dispensaries drive up home values - 05/24/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - Illinois residents could see their home values increase if the state legalizes recreational marijuana, and the bump could come as soon as a law is passed. A recent study from...

Huawei and Google discussing solutions to US ban, founder says - 05/21/2019

Beijing – Huawei and Google are discussing solutions to restrictions placed by the US government on companies that do business with the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei told...

Australian gambler bets a million on opposition Labor to win election - 05/10/2019

Canberra - An anonymous gambler in Australia has bet a million dollars (700,000 US dollars) via an online bookmaker on the opposition Labor party winning parliamentary elections on May 18. Ladbrokes...

Blunder in Italy as King of Spain honoured with Franco-era hymn - 05/08/2019

Rome - King Felipe VI of Spain had an unwelcome surprise while taking part in an official ceremony in Italy, as an orchestra honoured him by playing a Franco-era version of the Spanish national...

Progressive Christian author Rachel Held Evans dead at 37 - 05/05/2019

Christian blogger and author Rachel Held Evans, who spoke openly about contentious religious issues and her place within her church, died on Saturday.   Evans, 37, died in a Nashville hospital...

Last remaining suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder released from prison - 05/03/2019

Kuala Lumpur - By Zubaidah Jalil - The second suspect accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been released from prison, leaving no further suspects facing legal...
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