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Noha, an Egyptian engineer, and her husband Ahmed, who were chosen to be among the U.S. government's roughly 50,000 visa lottery winners this year, pose for a photograph near their home in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. While visas for Noha and her children came in February, Ahmed's has not arrived and now they fear it may never come. President Donald Trump in June halted visas from being issued outside the United States through the end of the year. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Visa lottery winners feel cheated by Trump's visa banEach year the United States offers up to 55,000 visas in a lottery to civilians who are from countries underrepresented in the U.S. population
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A Venezuelan oil worker holding a small Iranian flag attends a ceremony for the arrival of Iranian oil tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Monday, May 25, 2020. The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran is expected to temporarily ease Venezuela's fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas)
US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward VenezuelaU.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers they say are sailing toward Venezuela with 1.1 million barrels of gasoline supplied by Iran
The Associated Press2 hours ago
'It's Sad That Hong Kong Is Dead'China's new Hong Kong national security law is "a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday as the House unanimously passed new sanctions. The bill targets Chinese officials behind the draconian law, banks who...
Newser4 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated May 5, 2011, a Finnish Air Force Hawk aircraft in flight.  Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped its swastika logo as unit emblem — after a century — and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a golden eagle. The changes was made more than three years ago. (lmavoimat/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
Finnish Air Force Command drops swastika logo as insignia Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped a swastika logo from its unit emblem and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a golden eagle
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Dozens of US Diplomats Fell Ill. Then, an 'Extraordinary Step'Diplomats in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak inside the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia went outside official channels to reach out to Congress last month, fearing their health was in jeopardy. Dozens had fallen ill following a birthday barbecue, and a Sudanese driver for the diplomats had died, the...
Newser5 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry's work in 2019, in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused the Financial Times and the New York Times of spreading "disinformation" after the two newspapers alleged that Russia's coronavirus death toll could much higher than officials report. The Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday May 13, 2020, that letters demanding a retraction would be passed on to editors in chief of the newspapers on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's TalibanRussia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - Demonstrators take part in an anti-racism demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, June 7, 2020, prompted by the recent death of black man George Floyd by a white police officer in USA.  Rights activists say racism exists in Denmark and have accused officials of being color-blind, saying race issues are not acknowledged or taken seriously by the authorities. (Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP)
Rights activists say Danes unaware of racism in their nationRights activists are accusing Danish officials of being unable to recognize racism after authorities said the killing of a biracial man by two white men was not racially motivated
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Video Shows Massive Mine Collapse That Took 120 LivesAt least 126 people are dead after a terrifying mine collapse buried workers in a wave of rock and mud Thursday in Myanmar, the BBC reports. Officials say rainfall caused a heap of muddy waste to crumble at the jade mine in Hpakant township in Kachin state, setting off the...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - This Friday Jan. 11, 2013 file photo of a member of the Cybercrime Center as he turns on the light in a lab during a media tour at the occasion of the official opening of the Cybercrime Center at Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch and French police have broken into an encrypted communications network used by organized crime gangs, allowing them to "look over the shoulders" of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
European police crack encrypted phones, arrest hundredsEuropean police say they have delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network used by criminal gangs
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A dealer wears personal protective gear while working at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 statesThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to a new high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states, as the pandemic trended in the wrong direction in nearly all of the country outside of the Northeast
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, opposition leader Juan Guaido meets with union workers and supporters in Caracas, Venezuela. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the President Nicolas Maduro since Britain does not recognize him as the president. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bankA British judge has refused to give Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A Kahmiri wails over the dead body of his father Bashir Ahmed Khan inside an ambulance as the body arrives at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Suspected rebels attacked paramilitary soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing Khan and a paramilitary soldier, according to government sources. The family refutes the claim. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers KashmirisA photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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