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GCB rolls out instant VISA, Mastercards, Union pay

GCB Bank has begun the instant issuance of both proprietary cards and international cards across its branches nationwide. GCB customers can...

Hong Kong bars activist Joshua Wong from running in district election

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Tuesday that he has been disqualified from running in the upcoming District Council elections due to...

Freak fall weather could reduce U.S. potato supplies

Potatoes could be in short supply during the coming year after several fall weather events hindered harvests in key areas. Temperatures dropped well below freezing...

Death toll climbs to 18 amid Chilean protests

Chilean police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons at the tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Santiago...
Turkey launched air and land attacks against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced the removal of troops from the region earlier in the week. Photo by EPA-EFE

Turkish offensive in Syria a success, will go on, leaders say

A day after it launched a military operation into northern Syria to clear the region near its border of Kurdish forces, Turkey announced Thursday...
U.S. and Turkey

Senators announce outline to sanction Turkey

Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Lindsey Graham announced an outline to impose sanctions against Turkey for attacking Kurdish forces in Syria. On Wednesday, Turkey's military...
European Union

N. Korea slams EU nations over statement condemning SLBM test

North Korea on Thursday lashed out at European Union members of the U.N. Security Council for issuing a statement condemning its recent test of...
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 award, and Austrian-born Peter Handke the 2019 honor. Artwork by Niklas Elmehed/Nobel Media

Swedish Academy awards Nobel Prizes in Literature, after scandal

In an extremely rare move Thursday, Nobel Prizes in Literature were awarded for both 2019 and 2018, to two authors from Austria and Poland. The...
The pesticide has been linked to ill effects in children and has also been under federal scrutiny. File Photo by Ken Ritchie/Pixabay/UPI

California bans controversial pesticide linked to health issues in children

California has made an agreement to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with serious health effects in children, the state's environmental agency...
The orange hue over Earth, called an airglow and caused by molecules in the atmosphere energized by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, was caught on camera by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station in 2018. Photo by ISS/Nasreen Alkhateeb/NASA

ICON satellite to study boundary between Earth’s atmospheres, space

Inside the outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere, billions of negatively charged electrons bounce freely for long periods of time before being tamed by positive...

Police arrest suspect in deadly KC bar shooting

Police have arrested one of two men charged with killing four people and injuring five others in a shooting at a Kansas bar over...
Mental Health

Gender reassignment surgery brings mental health benefits, study shows

Transgender men and women who undergo gender reassignment surgery are much less likely to need mental health services later, new research suggests. The researchers, Richard...

Gavin Newsom signs law expanding access to HIV prevention drugs

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law legislation that expands access to HIV medication in California, making it the first state to offer pre-exposure...

Two adults, 3 children found dead in Massachusetts home

Authorities said police found the bodies of two adults and three children of the same family who died from gunshot wounds in their Massachusetts...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump travels to Florida to unveil plan for Medicare

President Donald Trump will travel to central Florida Thursday, in a popular retirement community, to unveil his plans to introduce improvements and greater protections...

Kidney transplants between people with HIV successful, study shows

There's good news for people with HIV who get a kidney from a donor who also has HIV: A new study reports high five-year...
Airbus’ Tianjin center delivered the 8,000th A320 family aircraft to Air China. (Photo by Li Yingqi from People’s Daily)

U.S. plans new tariffs for EU liquors, airbus aviation products

The Trump administration said it plans to levy new tariffs on European exports worth more than $7 billion, including products like wine and whiskey,...

Ukraine, Russia agree to peace talks after 5 years of border conflict

After five years of fighting that's killed more than 10,000 people in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev has agreed to stage elections in...
Hemp hardwoods

Hemp hardwoods and bioplastics expand crop use beyond CBD

Most U.S. farmers are growing hemp for cannabidiol, but hemp-based hardwood and bioplastics businesses have sprouted up this fall, expanding the newly legal crop's...
Asthma 3-in-1 Therapy

Three-drug asthma inhaler effective in trials

A new 3-in-1 asthma drug inhaler may provide better and easier control of symptoms for tough-to-treat patients, two new studies suggest. The two phase 3...
Vice President Mercedes Araoz

Peru Vice President resigns; Congress suspends president

Peru spiraled further into political chaos this week as Vice President Mercedes Araoz resigned after turning down the position of interim president. She announced her...
solar field

Major Texas solar project underway

Wind power production is setting records in Texas, but an energy revolution is expected from a project to develop utility-scale solar electricity that will...

Brother of Iranian president sentenced to 10 years in prison

The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption, state news media reported. "Hossein Fereydoun was sentenced to...
Boris Johnson

British PM Boris Johnson to make ‘final’ Brexit offer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make his "final" offer Wednesday for a "fair and reasonable compromise" to get Britain out of the European...

States enact new laws to govern firearms, minimum wage

A slew of new laws that have been passed in multiple states are set to take effect on Tuesday. Hundreds of laws ranging from limits...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

Retailers move to offer consumers more affordable healthcare access

Within days of one another, three major retailers -- Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon -- announced new moves into the $3.5 trillion healthcare marketplace. With...
Spying For China

Prosecutors accuse U.S. citizen of spying for China

Prosecutors have charged a naturalized U.S. citizen with spying for the People's Republic of China. Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward Peng, was arrested by...
Xi Jinping

‘No force can stop China’ – Xi Jinping

From Beijing's Tiananmen Square, President Xi Jinping told the nation Tuesday as it celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule that nothing could stymie...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Johnson promises new Brexit plan this week, denies ‘leaked’ details

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a new round of criticism Tuesday over a supposedly leaked plan to exit the European Union that proposes...
Wpid Money Growth

WTO again slashes trade growth forecast to lowest level

The World Trade Organization (WTO) again cut’s its global growth forecast on Tuesday to the lowest level in 10 years, and warns additional tariffs...