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New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmations for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election. They say...
Sep. 25, 2020

EU police searching office of Kosovo war veterans group

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — European Union security police stormed the offices of a war veterans association in Kosovo, apparently to get hold of international prosecutors' files from a war crimes...
Sep. 25, 2020

Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based Novavax has begun a late stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom because the high-level of the coronavirus circulating in the country...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Lockdowns imposed in several British cities

LONDON — Local lockdowns are being imposed in several British cities where confirmed coronavirus infections have risen sharply. The council leader in the northern England city of Leeds says people...
Sep. 25, 2020

Orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following much larger gain in previous month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following much larger gain in previous month.
Sep. 25, 2020

Japan's newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

TOKYO (AP) — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan’s new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader Shinzo Abe...
Sep. 25, 2020

Belarus detains opposition leader's lawyer amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a lawyer representing a top opposition activist who was jailed this month amid mass protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won...
Sep. 25, 2020

Mom's remains go missing after being mailed to wrong address

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is sending out what she calls an “urgent plea” after a box containing her mother's cremated remains went missing after she mailed it...
Sep. 25, 2020

Israeli leaders bicker as virus lockdown goes into effect

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers cannot agree on legislation governing a tightened nationwide lockdown that took effect Friday, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to propose a state of emergency that...
Sep. 25, 2020

AP PHOTOS: A look at virus's impact as deaths near 1 million

As it marched from East to West this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interactions. It shut schools and businesses, stopped the sports and entertainment industries dead...
Sep. 25, 2020

Germany: No probe of column on police that angered minister

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Friday they won't open an investigation of a newspaper column that disparaged police and infuriated the country's interior minister, finding that it was covered...
Sep. 25, 2020

Media rights group denounces arrest of Pakistani journalist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international media rights group on Friday voiced concern over the brief arrest of a Pakistani journalist this week for allegedly carrying weapons while reporting on a...
Sep. 25, 2020

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

LONDON (AP) — A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia...
Sep. 25, 2020

Global stocks turn lower, with S&P facing 4th week of losses

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares and Wall Street futures turned lower on Friday, meaning U.S. stocks could fall for a fourth consecutive week as investors worry about the economic impact...
Sep. 25, 2020

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat...
Sep. 25, 2020

EU Council president Michel out of quarantine

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel has ended his self-quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19 for a second time this week. Michel postponed a scheduled summit of European...
Sep. 25, 2020

Terror probe opened after 2 wounded in Paris knife attack

PARIS (AP) — France’s counterterrorism prosecutor’s office says it has opened an investigation into a knife attack Friday near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that wounded at...
Sep. 25, 2020

French prosecutors open terrorism investigation after 2 wounded in knife attack near former Charlie Hebdo offices

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors open terrorism investigation after 2 wounded in knife attack near former Charlie Hebdo offices.
Sep. 25, 2020

Turkey slams US speaker over remarks on Trump, Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday accused US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “blatant ignorance” over her comments that questioned U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to democracy...
Sep. 25, 2020

Election 2020 Today: Trump sows voting doubt; Biden lays low

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 39 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES:...
Sep. 25, 2020

Lawyer says Trump victory in Nov will be worse for Assange

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange said Friday that the WikiLeaks founder’s situation will be worse if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November than if Democrat rival...
Sep. 25, 2020

Madrid resists government pressure to extend soft lockdown

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to a further eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s contagion curve, despite a...
Sep. 25, 2020

Facebook critics start rival, independent 'oversight board'

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network's early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their...
Sep. 25, 2020

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Partial lockdown expanded in Spain's capital

MADRID — Health authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to eight more areas of the Spanish capital despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown...
Sep. 25, 2020

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