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China says progress made in latest border talks with India

BEIJING (AP) — China and India made progress in their latest talks on a long-running border dispute that turned deadly last month, a Chinese spokesperson said Wednesday. Top commanders from...
Jul. 15, 2020

French tourism gets boost with reopening of Disneyland Paris

PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: English town of Blackburn imposes restrictions

LONDON — Authorities in the English town of Blackburn have imposed new restrictions on social mingling amid what they say is a “rising tide” of new coronavirus cases. Director of...
Jul. 15, 2020

Apple wins EU court case over $15 billion in claimed taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union high court on Wednesday ruled that technology giant Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland,...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: Russia lifts mandatory quarantine for arrivals

MOSCOW — Russian authorities have lifted mandatory two-week self-quarantine for those arriving as part of easing coronavirus restrictions. Starting Wednesday, both Russian and international travelers will have to either provide...
Jul. 15, 2020

EU court backs Apple in case over $15 billion in back taxes

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union high court on Wednesday ruled in favor of technology giant Apple and Ireland in its dispute with the EU over 13 billion euros ($15...
Jul. 15, 2020

EU high court backs Apple, Ireland in EU’s landmark $15 billion tax case

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU high court backs Apple, Ireland in EU’s landmark $15 billion tax case.
Jul. 15, 2020

China accuses Britain of helping Washington hurt Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Britain on Wednesday of colluding with Washington to hurt Chinese companies after tech giant Huawei was blocked from working on a next-generation mobile phone...
Jul. 15, 2020

The Latest: Greece implements stricter border health checks

ATHENS, Greece — Stricter health checks have gone into effect at Greece’s border with Bulgaria following an increase in tourism-related COVID-19 cases. Starting Wednesday, all incoming travelers crossing the border...
Jul. 15, 2020

Stabbings in southern Norway leave woman dead, two injured

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian police say three women were stabbed, one of them fatally, in a small town in the south of the country late Tuesday. Police said Wednesday that...
Jul. 15, 2020

Chinese UK ambassador says Huawei decision 'unfair'

LONDON (AP) — China’s ambassador to the U.K. has questioned whether Britain can offer a fair business environment following its decision to ban Huawei from taking part in the country’s...
Jul. 15, 2020

NY Times to move some staff from Hong Kong, citing new law

HONG KONG (AP) — The New York Times said Tuesday it will transfer some of its staff out of Hong Kong because of the uncertainties about practicing journalism in the...
Jul. 15, 2020

German police find 31 migrants hidden inside Turkish truck

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says police and customs officers discovered some 31 migrants hidden inside a refrigerated truck near the border with the Czech Republic. The truck...
Jul. 15, 2020

Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader

LONDON (AP) — An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol once occupied by the toppled statue...
Jul. 15, 2020

Poland's LGBT community feels fear and anger after election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Members of Poland's LGBT community say they are angry and afraid after President Andrzej Duda won re-election in a divisive campaign that cast their movement for...
Jul. 15, 2020

Many Zimbabweans sell goods from their cars in hard times

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cars have become mobile markets in Zimbabwe where enterprising residents are selling goods from their vehicles to cope with economic hardships caused by the coronavirus. With...
Jul. 15, 2020

Lockdowns reimposed in India as virus cases near 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India’s coronavirus caseload approaches 1 million, lockdowns are being reimposed in parts of the country as governments try to shield the health system from being...
Jul. 15, 2020

Asia Today: Rules return in Hong Kong, India, ease in China

HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of...
Jul. 15, 2020

In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For generations, school has been an opportunity for American children to learn and make friends. For many parents today, though, it's something that's elemental in a...
Jul. 15, 2020

German police launch raids over suspected terror offenses

BERLIN (AP) — German police have have raided 20 homes and businesses in Berlin in connection with suspected Islamist terror-related offenses. Some 450 officers were involved in the early morning...
Jul. 15, 2020

Rules once lifted are reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out...
Jul. 14, 2020

Amid virus spike, North Macedonia holds national elections

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Voters in North Macedonia are donning masks to take part in a general election, following months of delays due to the pandemic. Polls opened Wednesday...
Jul. 14, 2020

Last Czechoslovak communist leader Milous Jakes dies at 97

PRAGUE (AP) — Milous Jakes, the Communist Party leader in the former Czechoslovakia at the time of 1989's Velvet Revolution, has died. He was 97. The Communist Party confirmed his...
Jul. 14, 2020

Lebanon looks to China as US, Arabs refuse to help in crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing a worsening economic crisis and with little chance of Western or oil-rich Arab countries providing assistance without substantial reforms, Lebanon’s cash-strapped government is looking east, hoping...
Jul. 14, 2020

Nissan rolls out new electric crossover, aims to boost image

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan unveiled an electric crossover vehicle Wednesday, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. At...
Jul. 14, 2020

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