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EU nations urge stronger borders to ease migration pressure

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Interior ministers from European Union nations experiencing pressure from unauthorized migration asked Friday for more action to strengthen and protect the bloc’s external borders. Ministers from...
Jan. 21, 2022

IS gunmen mount deadly attacks in Syria, Iraq; dozens killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group launched sophisticated attacks in Syria and Iraq, including an attempt to break into a prison where suspected extremists are being held...
Jan. 21, 2022

Romania hits pandemic record of nearly 20,000 infections

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania on Friday hit a new pandemic record of 19,649 COVID-19 infections amid a rapid rise of cases, but hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower compared...
Jan. 21, 2022

Russia: US to provide written responses on Ukraine next week

GENEVA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the U.S. will provide written responses to Russian demands on Ukraine and NATO next week. Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State...
Jan. 21, 2022

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says US to provide written responses to Russian demands on Ukraine, NATO next week

GENEVA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says US to provide written responses to Russian demands on Ukraine, NATO next week.
Jan. 21, 2022

China criticizes US missile sanctions as hypocrisy

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized Washington for imposing sanctions on Chinese companies the U.S. says exported missile technology and accused the United States of hypocrisy for selling nuclear-capable...
Jan. 21, 2022

US, Russia far apart on Ukraine crisis as top diplomats meet

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia tried Friday to avert another devastating conflict in Europe, but the two powers' top diplomats warned no breakthrough was imminent as fears...
Jan. 21, 2022

Diplomat says Tongan survival story fits with events

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The incredible story of a retired carpenter who survived overnight in the ocean after the Tonga tsunami swept him out to sea appeared to fit...
Jan. 21, 2022

Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold their first formal talks on Friday as the two leaders face fresh concerns about North...
Jan. 21, 2022

Yemen loses internet connection after Saudi-led airstrikes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen lost its connection to the internet nationwide early Friday after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted the contested city of Hodeida, an advocacy group said, plunging...
Jan. 21, 2022

Several return to live in Fukushima's last deserted town

TOKYO (AP) — Several former residents of Futaba, the only remaining uninhabited town in Japan still recovering from effects of radiation from nuclear plant meltdowns in 2011, have returned to...
Jan. 21, 2022

Australia records deadliest day of pandemic with 80 deaths

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Friday reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with 80 coronavirus fatalities, as an outbreak of the omicron variant continued to take a toll...
Jan. 21, 2022

Africa's soccer show a virus risk and a vaccine opportunity

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The risk is obvious when you hold a major international soccer tournament right after the emergence of the omicron variant and in a country with precariously...
Jan. 21, 2022

IS gunmen kill 11 Iraqi troops in brazen attack on barracks

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, the...
Jan. 21, 2022

Pope vows justice for abuse victims after Ratzinger faulted

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis pledged Friday to provide justice to victims of clergy sexual abuse, a day after an independent audit faulted his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, for having...
Jan. 21, 2022

Top US, Russian envoys discuss Ukraine at 'critical moment'

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Friday that a weekslong standoff over Ukraine is at a “critical moment,” as he headed into talks with his Russian...
Jan. 21, 2022

Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Amanda Anisimova in third round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Amanda Anisimova in third round of Australian Open.
Jan. 21, 2022

Norway mass killer tests limits of lenient justice system

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Convicted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik spends his days in a spacious three-room cell, playing video games, exercising, watching TV and taking university-level courses in mathematics...
Jan. 21, 2022

Nepal imposes tough restrictions as virus cases set record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religious festivals and instructed hotel guests to be tested every three days as...
Jan. 21, 2022

Poland hits pandemic record of over 36,600 daily infections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s deputy health minister said Friday the nation hit a COVID-19 pandemic record of 36,665 new infections reported in 24 hours. Waldemar Kraska said that 1,390...
Jan. 21, 2022

Chevron, Total exit Myanmar over deteriorating human rights

PARIS (AP) — TotalEnergies and Chevron, two of the world's largest energy conglomerates, said Friday they were stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule...
Jan. 21, 2022

Top US, Russian diplomats meet with Ukraine future on brink

GENEVA (AP) — The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are holding crucial talks on Friday as a weeks-long standoff over Ukraine teeters on the cusp of a...
Jan. 21, 2022

Global shares slide after more losses on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Europe and Asia on Friday after a late afternoon sell-off wiped out gains for stocks on Wall Street. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.9%...
Jan. 21, 2022

Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation will travel to Norway for talks with the Norwegian government, meeting with representatives of the Norwegian authorities and several allied countries but also...
Jan. 21, 2022

Chevron, Total exit Myanmar over deteriorating conditions

PARIS (AP) — TotalEnergies, one of the world's largest energy conglomerates, said Friday it was stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law...
Jan. 21, 2022

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