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 The U.S. Navy has identified the pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in the California desert. A Navy statement Friday says the pilot was 33-year-old Lt. Charles Z. Walker.   The Navy released a photo of Walker but provided no additional information, such as his hometown. Walker’s…

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal on Friday to sell more American beef to Europe in what was a modest win for an administration that remains mired in a trade war with China. Trump gathered European Union officials and cowboy-hatted American ranchers in the White House Roosevelt Room to…

CHICAGO — An Illinois state senator has been indicted on federal charges that he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over a three-year period from the Teamsters while doing little or no work, prosecutors said Friday.    In a news release, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said Thomas…

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday instructed officials to investigate the killing of a Honduran migrant in the northern city of Saltillo to determine the role of officials in his death. The man, who was in Mexico with his eight-year-old daughter, was shot and killed at a train…

Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami alert issued after a strong earthquake that hit off the coast of Java island Friday, swaying buildings as far away as the capital and rattling nerves in coastal areas but not causing widespread damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude 6.8 quake was centered…

Two Bangladeshi girls who were born conjoined at the head have been successfully separated by a medical team led by 35 Hungarian doctors. The 3-year-old sisters, Rabeya and Rukaya, were in a stable condition after the 30-hour procedure ended Friday at a military hospital in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. The…

A Ugandan academic who once called the president “a pair of buttocks” has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment. Stella Nyanzi on Friday flashed her bare breasts in protest while appearing in court via video link from prison. Amnesty International has called…

Національний банк України встановив опівдні 2 серпня довідкове значення курсу на рівні 25 гривень 53 копійки за долар. Це на 18 копійок більше за офіційний курс на 2 серпня. Зазвичай довідкове значення мало відрізняється від офіційного курсу, який регулятор встановлює наприкінці дня. Торги на міжбанківському ринку відбуваються на тлі перевищення…

Moscow is bracing for another round of protests as opposition leaders plan to hold demonstrations, possibly on August 10th.  This follows last weekend’s massive police crackdown against demonstrators protesting a decision by Russian election authorities to exclude opposition candidates from the September ballot for Moscow city elections.  More from Yulia…

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday a move by the United States to impose another round of sanctions on Moscow over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain hurt ties and was regrettable. Washington last year imposed a first batch of sanctions on Russia after determining that…

Національний банк України встановив на 5 серпня курс 25 гривень 54 копійки за долар. Це на 19 копійок більше за офіційний курс на 2 серпня. Регулятор відбив тенденції, які спостерігаються на міжбанківському валютному ринку, де торги 2 серпня завершуються на рівні 25 гривень 57–59 копійок, відзначає сайт «Мінфін». Голова Національного…

A television documentary has made allegations linking Australia’s gambling giant, Crown Casino, to organized crime, money laundering and human trafficking. The company has taken out newspaper ads denying the allegations.  The investigation into Crown Casino was carried out by Australia’s Channel Nine television network and two newspapers, The Sydney Morning…