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Warsaw pride parade back after backlash and pandemic break

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and...
Jun. 19, 2021

Putin names Lavrov, Shoigu to United Russia elections list

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said his foreign minister and his defense minister will head the candidates’ list for the dominant United Russia party in September’s...
Jun. 19, 2021

Police hunt driver who hit UK pubgoers after Euro 2020 game

LONDON (AP) — British police are hunting for a man who fired shots from an air gun and drove into people who had gathered at a central England pub to...
Jun. 19, 2021

'Protected them to death': Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love...
Jun. 19, 2021

Memphis erases Confederate general from its public spaces

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that...
Jun. 19, 2021

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater...
Jun. 19, 2021

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in...
Jun. 19, 2021

Confederate leader's Memphis past erased with body's removal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s polarizing presence has hung over Memphis since he moved here in 1852 — his legacy cemented by a giant statue that...
Jun. 19, 2021

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Robert Schuman, a French statesman who paved the way for the bloc that eventually evolved into European Union, has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path...
Jun. 19, 2021

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Guinea has declared an end to an Ebola outbreak that emerged in February and killed 12 people, according to the World Health Organization. The latest outbreak...
Jun. 19, 2021

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation's health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. They want to...
Jun. 19, 2021

Mississippi city added to Marquis de Lafayette trail

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi is now part of a trail commemorating what was then a nationwide tour by a French general who had participated in both...
Jun. 19, 2021

The Latest: Virus cases, deaths at 3-month low in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday reported the lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past three months. Federal authorities reported 27 deaths and 974 new confirmed...
Jun. 19, 2021

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of heavy metal fans were camping, singing — and even moshing — on Saturday at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus...
Jun. 19, 2021

AP Week in Pictures: Global

JUNE 12 - 18, 2021 From lemurs a troubled zoo in Chile, to Italian players celebrating during a Euro 2020 soccer championship game in Rome, to a transgender woman laughing...
Jun. 19, 2021

The Latest: UK holds 1st festival since pandemic start

LONDON — Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — in the rain at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus...
Jun. 19, 2021

Eriksen's surprise visit gave 'good energy' to Denmark team

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen surprised the Denmark team with a visit in the middle of a training session and then gave them all a hug, his teammates said Saturday...
Jun. 19, 2021

The Latest: Tokyo mass livestreaming of Olympics canceled

TOKYO — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says plans to hold mass public viewings of the Olympics at six sites have been canceled, as worries grow about the coronavirus pandemic amid...
Jun. 19, 2021

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette formed Saturday morning along the U.S. Gulf Coast, bringing heavy rains and flooding to coastal states including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The National...
Jun. 19, 2021

Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette forms along U.S. Gulf Coast; Heavy rains, floods expected in coastal states.
Jun. 19, 2021

EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet, warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the...
Jun. 19, 2021

Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France

PARIS (AP) — A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were also injured amid clashes as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party in western France,...
Jun. 19, 2021

Warsaw pride parade back after pandemic break and backlash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw is set to hold the largest gay pride parade in the region Saturday after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and...
Jun. 19, 2021

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position...
Jun. 19, 2021

Polarized by war, Armenia votes Sunday in an early election

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's leader is facing a tough challenge at the polls after a humiliating defeat for Armenian forces in last year's fighting with Azerbaijan over the separatist...
Jun. 18, 2021

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