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Libya's GNA takes full control of Tripoli

Libya's GNA takes full control of Tripoli

TrendingAdvertisementLibya's Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj shown during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Conte on Jan. 11. The GNA said Thursday it has fully recaptured Tripoli from rebel forces. Photo by Claudio Peri/EPA-EFEForces supporting Libya's United Nations-backed government said Thursday they have driven out the remaining fighters loyal to rebel army commander Khalifa Haftar from Tripoli, a major victory in the group's efforts to gain control of the country.The so-called Government of National Accord said its forces, supported militarily...

June 4, 2020
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Saudi Arabia closes Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca to foreign visitors

Saudi Arabia closes Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca to foreign visitors

TrendingAdvertisementMuslim pilgrims pray at the birthplace of the prophet Mohammed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This year's Hajj pilgrimage is set to begin in late July and end in early August. File Photo by Mohammad Kheirkhah/UPI |Saudi Arabia said it won't allow international travelers to make a sacred pilgrimage to Mecca next month due to coronavirus concerns, a move that will exclude potentially hundreds of thousands of worshipers.The annual Hajj pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some Muslims, and more than 70 percent of attendees come from...

June 23, 2020
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Amnesty Int'l: Police violated protesters' rights at U.S. rallies

Amnesty Int'l: Police violated protesters' rights at U.S. rallies

TrendingAdvertisementUniformed police in riot gear stand guard near protesters outside the White House during a demonstration on June 1 in Washington, D.C. The protesters were demanding justice in the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. File Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI |said in a new report Tuesday that U.S. law enforcement committed dozens of human rights violations in their handling this summer of demonstrations after the death of .The human rights watchdog group accused police of violating the rights of protesters who were peacefully demonstrating at least 125 times in late...

August 4, 2020
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Dozens die in wave of Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan

Dozens die in wave of Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan

TrendingAdvertisementAfghan security officials show a group of suspected Taliban militants allegedly accused of planning attacks on government on March 10. The Taliban was blamed for a wave of attacks across northern Afghanistan Sunday and Monday. Photo by Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA-EFEThe Taliban led a wave of attacks Sunday and Monday through northern killing dozens of security force members in the latest sign of the breakdown in peace talks between the militant group that once ran the country and current government.One attack on at the Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province left six police...

July 13, 2020
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Mortgage applications fall 1.8 percent from previous week

Mortgage applications fall 1.8 percent from previous week

TrendingAdvertisementA townhouse is listed for sale in Northeast Washington on Sept. 4, 2010. The Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday that mortgage applications dropped for the second consecutive week at the end of June. Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI |Mortgage applications around the country dropped 1.8 percent last week from a week earlier even though rates tumbled to a new low, a new national report from the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.The association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey said the drop a seasonally-adjusted figure from one week earlier. The...

July 1, 2020
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Mahmoud Abbas ends Palestinian security deal with U.S., Israel

Mahmoud Abbas ends Palestinian security deal with U.S., Israel

TrendingAdvertisementIsraeli opposition leader Benny Gantz looks at the Jordan Valley in the Israeli settlement of Vered Jericho in the West Bank on January 21. Gantz had promised to annex the valley if he was elected prime minister. File Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI |Palestinian authorities will end a security agreement with Israel and the United States as a result of plans to annex parts of the West Bank by the new unity government in Jerusalem.Palestinian authorities voted in 2018 end the security agreement but allowed President the option of when to end cooperation. Abbas on several prior...

May 20, 2020
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Russia says using new U.S. warheads would provoke nuclear retaliation

Russia says using new U.S. warheads would provoke nuclear retaliation

TrendingAdvertisementThe Pentagon said the W76-2 nuclear warhead was first deployed with the USS Tennessee, pictured, late last year. File Photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Bryan Tomforde/U.S. Navy/UPIRussia's foreign ministry has warned the United States that any use of the U.S. Navy's new low-yield nuclear weapons would provoke a heavy response from the Kremlin.The warning follows an announcement by the Pentagon that the Navy had deployed the first W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched nuclear warheads.AdvertisementWednesday, foreign ministry spokeswoman military that using those weapons...

April 30, 2020
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Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

TrendingAdvertisementThe lawsuit says Facebook didn't take reasonable steps to protect user information from political profiling. File Photo by Andy Rain/EPA-EFEThe Australian government filed a lawsuit against Facebook Monday, arguing the social media company violated the privacy of 300,000 citizens who were affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Australian information minister Angelene Falk filed the suit in federal court on Monday.AdvertisementFalk's suit says Facebook private data through the quiz app This Is Your Digital Life in 2014 and 2015, and the information was used to...

March 9, 2020
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Moon landing by 2024 still possible, Nelson says at confirmation hearing

Moon landing by 2024 still possible, Nelson says at confirmation hearing

TrendingAdvertisementBill Nelson, the NASA administrator nominee, holds up a cellphone as an example of technology that NASA missions helped advance, during his confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Pool photo by Graeme Jennings/UPI |NASA still has a shot at landing astronauts on the moon by 2024, , the administration's choice to lead NASA, said in a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday."I think you may be pleased that we're going to see that timetable tried to be adhered to," Nelson testified...

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April 21, 2021
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Justice Dept. aims to revive convictions for Flynn associate

Justice Dept. aims to revive convictions for Flynn associate

TrendingAdvertisementFormer national security adviser Michael Flynn attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017. File Photo by Andrew Harrer/UPI |The Justice Department wants to revive convictions on two charges against an associate of former national security adviser , even though a federal court dismissed them last summer.The department said in a it wants to raise the case against Bijan Rafiekian, who was convicted last year on two counts of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act during work for Turkey.AdvertisementIn September, a federal judge said...

June 8, 2020
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