McDonald’s to switch to paper straws in U.K., Ireland

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McDonald’s said Friday it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland…

Koreas agree to restore military communication lines

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The rival Koreas agreed Thursday to fully restore their cross-border communication lines…

China’s new policy to close pension gap

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The Chinese government has announced a new policy to close the pension gap…

Trump announces US tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

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The Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports…

Union City: Five injured in shooting

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Police in Union City are investigating a shooting left five people injured Thursday…

Travel diaries reveals Einstein’s racist views

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Private travel diaries written by Albert Einstein revealed his racist remarks against Chinese people…

Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

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Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday…

Hong Kong passes controversial bill on joint checkpoints with China

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The Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a controversial bill on the joint checkpoint arrangements for a high speed rail link…

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

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Vietnamese protesters clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors…

Pompeo meets Chinese President Xi in Beijing

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, following President Donald Trump…

SF: Officer injured in motorcycle collision

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The condition of a San Francisco motorcycle police officer was upgraded to serious less than a day….

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

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Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become…

Navarro voices regret for harsh words about Canadian leader

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President Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro expressed regret Tuesday for having said there is “a special place in hell”…

Bay Area could host 2026 World Cup matches

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The Bay Area could host World Cup matches in 2026 after the FIFA Congress selected the “United” bid by the…

SF Supervisor Katy Tang not running for re-election

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San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election in November…

Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

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The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up…

30 cars burglarized in one night in Pacifica

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Pacifica police are advising residents to lock vehicle doors after 30 residents reported having their vehicles burglarized…

US, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup

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North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty…

SF: Breed keeps top spot in Mayor’s race

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Breed remains ahead of former state Sen. Mark Leno with 111,446 votes, translating to 50.42 percent…

Migrant rescue ship standoff in Mediterranean divides Europe

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Italy’s populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship…

Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4 hours

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A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect…

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

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Larry Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser, is recovering after suffering a "very mild" heart attack…

Trump-Kim summit may help tourism in North Korea

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The summit between President Trump North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may help tourism in North Korea…

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

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Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said…

Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to ‘complete denuclearization’

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President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit by signing a document…

Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

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President Trump rocked the region with the announcement that he was halting annual U.S.-South Korean military drills…

SF: Elderly man dies 3 days after being knocked down by fleeing suspect

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An 85-year-old man who was knocked down by a fleeing shoplifter in San Francisco died at the hospital…

Trump takes more swipes at Canada

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President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in…

BART tips for fans attending Warriors parade

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Fans taking BART to the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade in downtown Oakland Tuesday should buy a Clipper card…

Tyson recalling breaded chicken

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Tyson Food recalls 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken over possible plastic contamination…