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Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

Den Haag - Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said.

Russia retains heightened military border presence: Ukraine leader

Kiev - Russia retains a heightened military presence on Ukraine's border, having pulled back "less than 10 percent" of its forces since tensions between the countries peaked in November, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday.

Review: Ronnie Marmo spectacular in 'I'm Not A Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce' Special

New York - Acclaimed actor and playwright Ronnie Marmo stars in "I'm Not A Comedian, I'm Lenny Bruce" at The Cutting Room in New York City. This journalist had the privilege to review the show.

Lives are at stake unless we break our addiction to fossil fuels

Katowice - Human addiction to fossil fuels as the answer to our energy needs and economic growth is slowly killing the planet. After a few promising years of minimal carbon-emission growth, the world is on pace to burn a bunch more fossil fuels.

Janet Jackson headed to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2019

Pop and rock queen Janet Jackson has a major reason to celebrate. She is headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2019.

Electrify America installs California's first 350-kW EV station

San Francisco - Electrify America, Volkswagen's court-ordered community service for its dieselgate settlement, has just installed some very powerful chargers in California.

Mexico aims to boost crude oil production by 45 percent by 2025

Mexico - Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years, and in January will agree on infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields, the head of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday.

Protestors arrested outside Russian security service HQ

Moscow - Russian police on Sunday arrested seven people protesting outside the Moscow headquarters of the FSB, Russia's security service, rights group OVD-Info reported.

Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousands

Apo - Police deployed teargas and water cannon after scuffles broke out Sunday as thousands of people answered a call by far-right groups to reject a UN migration pact.

Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody

Guatemala City - Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter.

Orthodox Patriarch welcomes Ukraine's independent church

Ankara - The Orthodox Patriarch has welcomed the creation of an Orthodox church in Ukraine independent of Moscow and invited its leader to Istanbul to receive official confirmation of its status.

Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.

Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders tried

Doha - Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called for the protection of women belonging to her Yazidi minority until Islamic State leaders are tried for crimes against the community.

Georgia's first female president sworn in

Telavi - Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.

AI ethics center launched to assess machine bias

The advances of artificial intelligence together with machine learning into greater areas of life requires a review of the ethical and human-facing implications, according to the University of Guelph. A new hub has been launched to address such issues.

Virgin Galactic ship moves to the edge of space

The race between Space X and Virgin Galactic for space tourism has reached a new milestone, with a Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaching the edge of space in a test flight.

Strasbourg attack victims honoured

Strasbourg - Several hundred people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead.

Car bomb kills 9 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

- A car bomb killed at least nine people including five civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.

UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Doha - UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a "credible" probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen port city despite ceasefire

Dubai - The UN's envoy to Yemen called on Sunday for pro-government forces and rebels to respect a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, after repeated clashes between the two sides threatened to unravel a hard-won accord hammered out in Sweden last w...
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