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Why US-Kenya cooperation on wildlife and drug trafficking matters

Kenya and the United States have worked very closely against terrorism since the targeting of the American embassy in Nairobi ...


What's behind the enduring popularity of crystals?

As New York City mayor Eric Adams attends ribbon cuttings, marches in parades and bulldozes dirt bikes, he wears an ...


Healthy Yordan Alvarez looks to lead Astros past Royals

The worst-case scenario for Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez in the field happened last week when he collided with shortstop ...


Pirates pursue unlikely two-game sweep of Yankees

The disparity between the Pittsburgh Pirates and visiting New York Yankees is easy to spot -- in record, statistical comparisons, ...


Drama-filled Orioles-Rangers series set for conclusion

Late-game drama is becoming the norm for the Baltimore Orioles, particularly in the past week. Now they go for a ...


David Peterson returns as Mets seek series win over Reds

David Peterson was an expectant father when he turned in one the most effective starts of his young career on ...


Jays out to stop A's from earning first home sweep of year

The Oakland Athletics will be shooting for their first home-series sweep of the season when they complete a three-game set ...


MLB roundup: Reds ruin Max Scherzer's return to Mets

Mike Moustakas hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the host Cincinnati Reds ...


Astros outslug Royals for eighth consecutive win

Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman homered in the fifth inning and Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez added insurance blasts as ...


Orioles win back-and-forth affair with Rangers

Cedric Mullins' two-out double in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles past the visiting Texas Rangers 10-9 on Tuesday ...


Arike Ogunbowale leads balanced Wings attack in win over Sun

Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points to lead a balanced attack as the Dallas Wings took charge early on and defeated ...


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Poland tells banks to give savers higher interest or expect more taxes

WARSAW, Poland: As Poland's main interest rate remains at its highest level since 2008, boosting the profits of Polish banks, ...

Asian stocks in major slide, Nikkei 225 drops 316 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks across Asia lost ground on Wednesday, although the New Zealand market defied the regional trend ...

EasyJet boss quits due to flight cancellations

LONDON, England: After EasyJet canceled thousands of flights this summer to limit the disruption caused to passengers from both air ...

Chip shortage causes GM to store 95,000 incomplete cars

DETROIT, Michigan, global shortage of computer chips, vehicles, Detroit automaker, General Motors, GM's total salesDETROIT, Michigan: The global shortage of ...

Greenback soars as oil plunges below $100 a barrel, U.S. stocks mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks gyrated on Tuesday, with major indices tumbling more than two percent before regaining ...

India prohibits use of single-use plastic in bid to reduce litter

NEW DELHI, India: To combat worsening pollution, India, the world's second most populous country, has banned single-use plastic items, ranging ...

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To prevent fuel price hikes, India sets windfall tax on oil producers

NEW DELHI, India: As the Indian government aims to increase local fuel supplies to meet rising demand and boost federal ...

Exxon tells shareholders to expect $16 billion Q2 profits

HOUSTON, Texas: Exxon Mobil Corp said this week that profits from skyrocketing fuel prices could result in a record $16 ...

Ireland to see 29% jump in gas prices in August, 11% for electricity

DUBLIN, Ireland: Bills sent to residential consumers in August by Electric Ireland will see costs charged for gas increased by ...

Oil prices slumps, Brent crude under USD 100 a barrel for first time since May

Washington [US], July 6 (ANI): World oil prices plummeted on Wednesday (local time) and dropped below USD 100 a barrel ...

US goal for Russian oil price cap revealed Bloomberg

The White House is reportedly having ?multiple meetings a week? to achieve what some experts say won?t workThe US is ...

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Summer travel returns worldwide, even with air problems, surging Covid

PARIS, France: According to projections and interviews by the Associated Press in 11 countries, tourism officials have said they expect ...


Six hikers dead when falling glacier strikes in Italian Alps

TRENTO, Italy: Record warm temperatures caused a mountain glacier in the Italian Alps to collapse on July 3, killing at ...


Qatar World Cup to receive US security assistance

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will assist Qatar with security during the 2022 World Cup, which begins ...


Minimal disruptions as summer strikes continue at Paris airport

PARIS, France: Signaling further disruptions for summer travelers, workers at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport said they would go on strike ...


Angry Russia vows retaliation after Bulgaria expels diplomats

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Russian diplomats and their families departed Bulgaria over the weekend, amidst heightened tensions between the two eastern European ...


No end in sight as South Africa suffers thru power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: More frequent power cuts in South Africa have affected households and businesses across the country, with state-owned ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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