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UN experts urge global probe of Navalny poisoning

Two UN human rights experts called Monday for an international investigation into the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and demanded his "immediate release" from a Russian penal colony.

US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

A US warship docked in Sudan Monday a day after a Russian frigate arrived in the same key Red Sea port where Moscow is planning to establish a naval logistics base, an AFP correspondent said.

Lebanon’s banks are not out of the woods yet 

Most Lebanese banks might able to increase their capital by 20 percent on Feb. 28 and may partially be able to repatriate part of the 3 percent liquidity from abroad, but the challenges that lie ahead may be difficult to absorb in the future.

Lebanon’s banks are not out of the woods yet 

Most Lebanese banks might able to increase their capital by 20 percent on Feb. 28 and may partially be able to repatriate part of the 3 percent liquidity from abroad, but the challenges that lie ahead may be difficult to absorb in the future.

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority - a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.

Djokovic on cloud nine in Australia after Medvedev mauling

A tournament that had to contend with many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, climaxed with Novak Djokovic remaining an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title Sunday.

Nets roll over Magic, Embiid outduels Doncic

Kyrie Irving finished with 27 points and nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets stretched their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 129-92 victory over the Orlando Magic Thursday.

UK artist hopes to spark a humanitarian movement

‘I don’t want this to be a one-off thing,’ the artist said. ‘I want to … put the internet in all the poorest communities of the world. Then we can bring education in, and give [children] a real education ... and where are they going to put that? Back into their community.’

UK artist hopes to spark a humanitarian movement

‘I don’t want this to be a one-off thing,’ the artist said. ‘I want to … put the internet in all the poorest communities of the world. Then we can bring education in, and give [children] a real education ... and where are they going to put that? Back into their community.’

‘Nomadland,’ ‘Borat’ win at Golden Globes

Fey and Poehler managed their typically well-timed back-and-forth despite being almost 3,000 miles from each other, appearing before masked attendees but no stars. Instead, the sparse tables – where Hollywood royalty are usually crammed together and plied with booze during the show – were occupied by, as Fey phrased it, ‘smoking-hot first responders and essential workers.’

Beat poet ally Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

Few poets of the past 60 years were so well known, or so influential. His books sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, a fantasy for virtually any of his peers, and he ran one of the world’s most famous and distinctive bookstores, City Lights. Although he never considered himself one of the Beats, he was a patron and soul mate and, for many, a lasting symbol – preaching a nobler and more ecstatic American dream

Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions

They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; American college students going on road trips and hitting the beach over spring break; Germans and Britons fleeing drab skies for some Mediterranean sun over Easter.