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Shooting a Louisiana memorial service injures 13

Thirteen people were shot Saturday night as a large group gathered in a Louisiana city, the U.S., for an impromptu memorial service for a man whose body was found earlier this month, authorities said. No one was killed, but one …

State Department: Russia threatens NATO in the Arctic

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Michael Murphy said the build-up of Russia's military presence in the Arctic threatens NATO’s anti-submarine defense line in the North Atlantic. At the same time, …

Oil prices up for third week

Global oil prices showed gains on Friday with a fall in U.S. stocks after 15 successive weeks of increases and on concerns over a second wave of COVID-19. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $31.95 per barrel at 6.45 …

Coronavirus global death toll passes 300,000

More than 300,000 people around the world have now died globally from the coronavirus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic passed yet another bleak milestone. More than 4.4 million cases have also been …

Trump congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Republic Day

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Republic Day on May 28. "On behalf of the American people, I send my sincere greetings and congratulations …

Trump on Pence keeping his distance: 'I miss him'

U.S. President Donald Trump said that in recent days he's often spoken over the phone with Vice President Mike Pence, who is keeping his distance after one of his staffers tested positive for coronavirus. "I haven’t …

Oil prices rise on U.S. stockpile drop

Oil prices climbed on Thursday following an unexpected drop in U.S. crude stocks, but gains were capped by a bleak outlook for the world’s No. 1 economy as the coronavirus pandemic crushes fuel demand, and concern over a potential second …

Pompeo travels to Israel amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss U.S.-backed plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian territories. The single-stop visit – Pompeo’s first in nearly …