Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official sa...

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four su...

Still hampered by virus, U.S. casinos want aid in recovering

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. casino industry is seeking tax and regulatory relief from the government as it tries to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, which cost states more than $2 billio...

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the beloved, “heard there was a secret chord" opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always...

Poland's churches become sites of protest amid abortion row

Protests against the tightening of abortion legislation have a long tradition in Poland — but never before has the country seen protesters enter churches and disrupt services. At the weekend, 20...

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater — an accusation his lawyer called a “reputation-destroying, ...

Three student activists arrested under Hong Kong's national security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three young activists in Hong Kong were arrested Tuesday (Oct. 27) under the city's national security law three months after police first booked them for social media ...

XSD Partners with NEFIN to Power Up Its Plant with Solar Energy in Malaysia

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 October 2020 - Integrated papermaking specialist, XSD International Paper Sdn Bhd ("XSD") announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA") w...

Belgium's former king meets love child Princess Delphine for first time

Belgium's former King Albert has met his daughter Princess Delphine after a seven-year legal battle over whether she really was his daughter. Albert admitted paternity in January after taking a D...

France Muhammad cartoon row: What you need to know

French President Emmanuel Macron has invoked the ire of Muslims worldwide after he pledged to fight "Islamist separatism" and defended the right to publish religious caricatures. The row ha...

In Finland, sexting could become a crime

Six months in prison would certainly take the sexiness out of showing off your privates to an unwilling recipient. Finnish parliamentarians debating a reform of the country's sexual harassment law...

EU sees sharp drop in migrants illegally entering via Turkey

The European Union saw a 70 percent drop in migrants illegally entering the country from Turkey in the first nine months of 2020, German daily Welt reported Tuesday. "The number of arrivals from...

Judge refuses to block 'No Boycott of Israel' measure

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses ...

Counting the vote: Will we know who won on election night?

HOW WILL VARIOUS BALLOTS BE COUNTED, AND WHAT RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN ON ELECTION NIGHT? Millions of Americans have already voted, but each state has different rules on when it's allow...

Under Trump, US no longer leads world on refugee protections

For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined. That reput...