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Thousands flee attacks in Nigeria, clashes continue, says UN

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies said Friday that tens of thousands of Nigerians are fleeing deadly attacks by armed groups and the continuing clashes between the rebels and national forces...
Apr. 16, 2021

Oscar-nominated Romanian film reveals health care failings

BUCHAREST (AP) — Seeing the day that her life changed forever played out on a big screen was an emotional moment for Tedy Ursuleanu. “I watched the film for the...
Apr. 16, 2021

UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip's funeral

LONDON (AP) — British soldiers, sailors and air force personnel were making final preparations Friday for Prince Philip's funeral, a martial but personal service that will mark the passing of...
Apr. 16, 2021

Myanmar coup foes tout minority-backed shadow government

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s ruling junta went on the political offensive Friday, declaring they have formed an interim national unity government with members of Aung San Suu...
Apr. 16, 2021

UNHCR appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats

MILAN (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Friday said he has urged Italy not to unnecessarily impede NGOs that operate migrant rescue ships in the central...
Apr. 16, 2021

AP Interview: China to send 'positive message' on climate

BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese diplomat says the world’s largest carbon emitter plans to to send a “positive message” at a climate change meeting called by U.S. President Joe...
Apr. 16, 2021

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media on Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons they consider...
Apr. 16, 2021

Chinese diplomat says world's largest carbon emitter to send 'positive message' at April climate meeting called by Biden

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese diplomat says world's largest carbon emitter to send 'positive message' at April climate meeting called by Biden.
Apr. 16, 2021

Indian vaccine maker asks US to ease export curbs

NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe...
Apr. 16, 2021

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed a former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, a...
Apr. 16, 2021

Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so...
Apr. 16, 2021

The Latest: WHO chief calls growth in virus cases 'worrying'

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of new cases confirmed per...
Apr. 16, 2021

Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs China

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it has expressed “serious concerns” to the United States and Japan over what it calls negative moves and collusion between the two countries against...
Apr. 16, 2021

Global shares rise as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares advanced Friday after China reported its economy expanded at an 18% annual pace in the first quarter of the year. France's CAC 40 added 0.2%...
Apr. 16, 2021

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% purity Friday, its highest level ever, after an attack targeted its Natanz nuclear site, the country's parliament speaker said...
Apr. 16, 2021

US has been wracked with several mass shootings in 2021

After a significant drop in mass shootings in the United States during a pandemic-hit 2020, this year has already seen several deadly cases. Police in Indianapolis say eight people were...
Apr. 16, 2021

Ukraine, France and Germany hold security talks

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is holding talks on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid growing tensions with Russia, which has deployed...
Apr. 16, 2021

Hong Kong democracy leaders given jail terms amid crackdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Nine of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates were sentenced to jail terms Friday for organizing a march during the 2019 anti-government protests that triggered an overwhelming...
Apr. 16, 2021

EU-UK talks over Brexit fail to reach breakthrough

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union and British officials failed to get a breakthrough at talks on Northern Ireland trade rules and said Friday that contact would continue over the...
Apr. 16, 2021

Turkey to ban cryptocurrencies for buying goods, services

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and services, according to a decision published in the country’s...
Apr. 16, 2021

Iran starts enriching uranium at 60%, its highest level ever

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ever, after the sabotage at its Natanz nuclear site this past weekend...
Apr. 16, 2021

9 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms for roles in 2019 protest as Beijing continues crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG (AP) — 9 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures given jail terms for roles in 2019 protest as Beijing continues crackdown on dissent.
Apr. 16, 2021

Iran official says Tehran has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ever, after Natanz sabotage

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran official says Tehran has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ever, after Natanz sabotage.
Apr. 16, 2021

Day workers leaving India's Mumbai as virus dries up jobs

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Migrant workers are piling into rail stations in India's financial capital Mumbai to head back to their home villages now that virus-control measures have dried up...
Apr. 16, 2021

Germany's Merkel urges lawmakers to support pandemic bill

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged parliament Friday to pass a bill that would mandate a nationwide “emergency brake” when the spread of the coronavirus becomes too rapid,...
Apr. 16, 2021

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