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Donors Pledge Over 250 Million Euros To Aid Blast-Hit Lebanon: France.

World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered "directly" to a population reeling from the...

Canada will support independent investigation into what caused the Beirut explosion, MP says.

'Canada also supports an independent investigation to understand what happened and how we can ensure a tragedy like this never happens again,' Karina Gould tweeted on Sunday.

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Belarus heads to the polls for tense presidential election.

Long lines of voters could be seen waiting to cast ballots in Minsk.

Presidential elections in Belarus: Lukashenko has 79.

According to the source, 9.2% of the voters did not support any candidate.

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Donor Countries Pledge «Major» Disaster Aid To Blast-Stricken Lebanon.

Donor countries on Sunday pledged to muster "major resources" to help Lebanon deal with the aftermath of the deadly Beirut port blast, saying assistance will be "directly delivered to the Lebanese...

1 dead, some 20 injured in shooting at outdoor party in Washington, D.

``There was some kind of a dispute,'' Newsham said. ``Multiple weapons were produced.'' He said a motive for the shooting wasn't clear.

Trump Urges Lebanon To Hold «Full, Transparent Investigation» Into Blast.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Lebanon to conduct a "full and transparent investigation" into the huge explosion that hit Beirut, and expressed his support for protests demanding...

Iran's Supreme Leader Creates Official Hindi Twitter Account.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei has opened an official Twitter account in Hindi.

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Belarus steps up control on border with Russia, Ukraine, Poland.

Some 170 people have recently been refused entry into the country.

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Hopes Of Finding Survivors At Lebanon Blast Site «Fading» : Army.

The Lebanese army said Sunday that hopes have dwindled of finding survivors at the blast site in Beirut following days of search and rescue operations supported by international experts.

‘Gravely concerned’: Canada, Five Eyes allies call on Hong Kong to hold elections.

Canada and its Five Eyes allies are calling on the Hong Kong government to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold its Legislative Council elections as soon as possible.

Afghan council agrees to free 400 Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks, ceasefire.

The move looks to bring the United States a little closer to bringing home its troops and ending its longest military engagement.

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US Crosses 5-Million Coronavirus Cases: Report

The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles...

Mahatma Gandhi's Gold-Plated Glasses To Be Auctioned In UK.

A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have emerged on the UK auction circuit, estimated to fetch between 10,000 pounds and...

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Lebanon facing ‘perfect storm’ of devastation after deadly blast, unrest: expert.

Serious conversations about governance reform and debt forgiveness needed, says Bessma Momani.

Coronavirus cases in U.S. top 5 million as infections rise in nearly 20 states

The bleak milestone was reached as new cases in the U.S. run at about 54,000 a day.

US Tech Giants Prepping Pushback Against India Data-Curb Plan: Report.

India's plan to regulate "non-personal" data has jolted U.S. tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google, and a group representing them is preparing to push back against the proposals, according to...

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New Zealand marks 100 days without domestic case of coronavirus.

New Zealand's successful fight against COVID-19 has made the Pacific island nation of 5 million one of the safest places in the world right now.

Emmanuel Macron Urges For Speedy Global Response To Lebanon Disaster.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday called for speedy international backing for disaster-struck Lebanon and urged its leaders to prevent "chaos" as he opened an emergency aid conference...

Lebanon must build ‘free and strong’ coexistence after explosion: Pope Francis.

"Last Tuesday’s catastrophe calls everyone, beginning with the Lebanese people, to work together for the common good of this beloved country," Pope Francis said.

‘Lebanon’s future is at stake’: France’s Macron urges unity during donor conference.

Macron said the international community had a duty to help. Aid should be funneled as quickly as possible to public and private bodies, as well as NGOs, he said.

Coronavirus: Many questions remain as German students head back to school.

Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all.

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RFE/RL: Belarusian election officials declare presidential vote valid.

First preliminary results are due early August 10.

U.S. Postal Service emerges as flash point ahead of 2020 presidential election

The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Current signs are not promising.

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U.S. health secretary Alex Azar arrives in Taiwan for visit condemned by China

 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979.

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