BRAZILIANS TO VOTE IN MUNICIPAL RUNOFF AS COVID-19 RAGES

Runoff races for Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two most-populous cities, will be among those held on Sunday.

UK, FRANCE SIGN NEW DEAL TO CURB CHANNEL MIGRANT CROSSINGS

UK interior minister Priti Patel said under the deal the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double.

 
 
 

MONTENEGRO AND SERBIA EXPEL EACH OTHER'S AMBASSADORS

Podgorica cites 'continuous meddling in internal affairs' as reason for expulsion; Belgrade responds in kind.

DOZENS KILLED IN ATTACK ON FARM WORKERS IN NIGERIA

Some 40 people reported 'slaughtered' in attack on labourers working in rice fields in Borno state, northeast Nigeria.

 
 
 

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING OBAMA

The former US president lacks conviction and this is apparent in every page and chapter of his new memoir.

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO END CONFLICT IN ETHIOPIA'S TIGRAY REGION?

Ethiopian government denies rejecting talks as PM launches 'final assault' on region.

 
 
 

CUBA: RIGHTS GROUPS DEMAND RELEASE OF JAILED ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS

Cuban authorities dispersed a protest in support of a jailed rapper, prompting a rare display of public dissent.

MOHSEN FAKHRIZADEH ASSASSINATION: HOW THE WORLD REACTED

Turkey describes Mohsen Fakhrizadeh's killing as 'act of terrorism' while EU calls it 'criminal' and urges 'restraint'.

 
 
 

POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN CARDINAL

Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, DC, made headlines this year for criticising US President Donald Trump.

IRAN MAY RETALIATE IN IRAQ FOR KILLING OF SCIENTIST: ANALYSTS

Analysts say the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may trigger a violent response in Iraq.

 
 
 

IN BIDEN'S HOMETOWN, ELECTION WIN BRINGS SOME HOPE AMID COVID-19

Residents of Wilmington, Delaware say they hope Joe Biden's presidential victory will spur much-needed help.

FRANCE GEARS FOR MORE SECURITY LAW PROTESTS AMID POLICE VIOLENCE

Dozens of rallies planned against new law that would restrict sharing images of police.

 
 
 

BREXIT TALKS RESTART IN PERSON IN LONDON AS CLOCK TICKS DOWN

Negotiators meet in last-ditch bid to secure deal before the UK's transition period with the EU ends on December 31.

IS MURDOCH MEDIA FACING A RECKONING IN AUSTRALIA?

Two former Australian prime ministers take on the Murdoch empire. Plus, the dangers of reporting in Uttar Pradesh.

 
 
 

SIX DEAD IN CLASHES BETWEEN RIVAL PROTESTERS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ

Members of October 2019 anti-government protest movement and Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters clash.

POISON GAS, FIRING SQUADS: US APPROVES MORE EXECUTION METHODS

Outgoing Trump administration paves way for additional methods of executing prisoners sentenced to death.

 
 
 

KASHMIRIS VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS, FIRST SINCE AUTONOMY REVOKED

First of eight-phase polls to elect members of District Development Councils begins amid tight security.

ROUHANI ACCUSES ‘MERCENARY' ISRAEL OF KILLING TOP IRAN SCIENTIST

Iranian president accuses Israel of assassinating high-ranking nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

 
 
 

INDIAN FARMERS CONTINUE ANTI-FARM BILLS PROTESTS

Television images show some of them moving to the capital while thousands still remain on the outskirts of the city.

AS CHINA TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON HONG KONG, COULD TAIWAN BE NEXT?

Beijing has held military drills near the Taiwan Straits and has deployed marines and missiles to its southern coast.

 
 
 



President-elect Biden twists ankle while playing with dog, visits a doctor

President-elect Biden twists ankle while playing with dog, visits a doctor

President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor "out of an abundance of caution," his office said Sunday. Read more ...

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over President Trump

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over President Trump

Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Read more ...

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

NEW YORK - Nearly 200,000 pre-kindergarten, elementary school and special-needs students will begin returning to in-person learning next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced... Read more ...

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escapes after explosive crash

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escapes after explosive crash

The 34-year-old driver slid off the track on the first lap and his car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier. Read more ...

'He was a hero in our lives': David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies at 85

'He was a hero in our lives': David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies at 85

British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. Prowse wore the black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader, but it was actor... Read more ...

Pats keep playoff hopes alive with 20-17 win over Cardinals

Pats keep playoff hopes alive with 20-17 win over Cardinals

Nick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots rallied in the second half to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 Sunday. Read more ...

College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 13

College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 13

How will the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll look after several previously undefeated teams lost this week? Read more ...

Beebe amends for fumble with TD as Vikes top Panthers 28-27

Beebe amends for fumble with TD as Vikes top Panthers 28-27

MINNEAPOLIS - Chad Beebe caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left for Minnesota shortly after he muffed a punt that let Carolina pad its lead. Then Joey Slye missed... Read more ...

Colts' Matthew Adams ejected for punching Titans player during punt play

Colts' Matthew Adams ejected for punching Titans player during punt play

Colts' linebacker Matthew Adams was ejected in Week 12 for throwing two punches during a live punt play. He's had some history of penalty flags in his young NFL career. Read more ...

Wisconsin vote recount confirms Joe Biden's election win over Trump

Wisconsin vote recount confirms Joe Biden's election win over Trump

The recount of ballots in two Wisconsin counties wrapped Sunday, but did not put a dent in President-elect Joe Biden's 21,000 vote lead in the state. Dane County completed its... Read more ...