There are numerous reports of a feature in Google News search that is not working. Specifically the location operator is currently not functioning. So if you type [keyword location:countryname] that is not restricting the results to that country anymore.

The complaints started coming in a few days ago in the

Hi! I do a lot of country-specific searching using the “location:” operator, and it seems to have suddenlt stopped working.

Example – Google has directly responded within the thread but Danny Sullivan from Google said he is looking into it on

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