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Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been charged with fraud and money laundering amid claims he and his business contacts made more than 13 million dollars by fooling investors over the emerging cryptocurrency market, authorities said.
The first eight oak trees destined to replace the destroyed spire of Notre Dame cathedral have been selected from the Berce forest in the French Loire region, church officials said.
The European Union and the United States have agreed to suspend tariffs in the long-standing Airbus-Boeing dispute, in a mark of goodwill to rebuild transatlantic relations.
The UN special envoy for Myanmar has called for urgent Security Council action to reverse the military coup, saying about 50 peaceful protesters had been killed in the military’s worst crackdowns this week and scores more were seriously injured.
Pope Francis has urged Iraqis to treat their Christian brothers as a precious resource to protect, not an “obstacle” to eliminate, as he opened the first papal visit to Iraq with a plea for tolerance and fraternity among Christians and Muslims.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s health department has confirmed members of his Covid-19 taskforce altered a state Health Department report to omit the full number of nursing home patients killed by coronavirus, but insisted the changes were made because of concerns about the data’s accuracy.
France has backed Italy’s block on exports of coronavirus vaccines outside the European Union if necessary to enforce the bloc’s contracts with drugs manufacturers.
Nepal’s government and a communist rebel group have formally signed a peace agreement aimed at ending violent attacks, extortion and bombings by the rebels.
Spacewalking astronauts have completed the first round of preparation work for new solar panels, part of a major power upgrade at the International Space Station.
Pope Francis has arrived in Iraq to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first papal visit to the country.
YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating guidelines, it announced, as demonstrators defied growing violence by security forces and staged more anti-coup protests ahead of a special UN Security Council meeting on the country’s political crisis.
Pope Francis was heading to Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit.
The largely pro-Beijing committee that elects Hong Kong’s leader will also choose some members of the legislature, a top Chinese official announced on Friday as part of a major revamp that will increase China’s control over Hong Kong politics.
One of 13 people killed when an SUV smuggling them into California hit a tractor-trailer was a 23-year-old woman who had been fleeing violence in Guatemala for the hope of a better life, family members said.
Nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people suffered major injuries after their vehicle slammed into a lorry and killed 13 others inside, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said.
Tsunami warnings were triggered across the South Pacific following one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in modern history.
The Biden administration has stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained.
One of the women who accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment said she was motivated to come forward after seeing the Democratic governor’s name mentioned as a potential cabinet position nominee for President Joe Biden.
A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake has struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific.
A shipment of a quarter-of-a-million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control system instituted by the bloc to make sure big pharmaceutical companies would respect their contracts.
Law enforcement was on high alert around the US Capitol on Thursday after intelligence uncovered a “possible” plot by a militia group to storm the building.
Israel’s environmental protection minister has stood by her allegation that a crude oil spill in the eastern Mediterranean last month was an intentional attack by Iran, but provided no evidence for her claim.
A Hong Kong court has ordered that all 47 pro-democracy activists charged under a Beijing-imposed national security law be kept in custody, after the Department of Justice appealed an initial decision to grant bail to 15 of them.
Germany’s independent vaccine committee has formally approved giving the AstraZeneca jab to people aged 65 and over, the country’s health minister has said.
Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school have been returned to their families amid chaos as security forces opened fire on a gathering outside the school where the reunions were held.
Around 100 sinkholes have opened up in central Croatia after two earthquakes in December. Some holes have emerged under residential houses, forcing the occupants to evacuate.
Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting against last month’s military coup have returned to the streets, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people by security forces the previous day.
China has said astronauts are training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete its first permanent orbiting space station.
Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month’s military coup.
SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked to have performed a perfect touchdown on Wednesday before exploding with so much force that it was hurled into the air.