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Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU hold vaccine delivery talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s dispute with AstraZeneca intensified Wednesday with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker denying the EU’s assertion that it had pulled out of talks on vaccine supplies. AstraZeneca...
Jan. 27, 2021

131 arrested on 'calmer' night during Dutch virus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous three nights marred by rioting. Even...
Jan. 27, 2021

How to make good on your resolution to pay off debt in 2021

If you have high-interest consumer debt, getting control of your money in the new year might sound overwhelming. Most Americans say the COVID-19 outbreak has caused financial stress, according to...
Jan. 27, 2021

Singapore detains 16-year-old over plans to attack mosques

SINGAPORE (AP) — Authorities in Singapore said Wednesday that they had detained without trial a 16-year-old student who made detailed plans and preparations to launch “terrorist attacks” on two mosques...
Jan. 27, 2021

Suspect: Role in US reporter's death in Pakistan was 'minor'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a dramatic turn of events, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl admitted a “minor" role in his...
Jan. 27, 2021

European aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

BERLIN (AP) — A modified version of the Boeing 737 Max, incorporating multiple safety upgrades, has been approved to resume flights in Europe, following nearly two years of reviews after...
Jan. 27, 2021

AstraZeneca: Vaccine delivery talks with EU will go ahead

BRUSSELS (AP) — AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of talks with the European Union and plans to meet with EU officials later Wednesday in Brussels. The comments came...
Jan. 27, 2021

Debate heats up over how countries tax Big Tech companies

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international debate over how countries tax big U.S. technology companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook is heating up, presenting a challenge for new President...
Jan. 27, 2021

Police find no bias, terror motive in Portland road rampage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated the rampage of a 64-year-old Oregon man who witnesses said repeatedly drove into people...
Jan. 27, 2021

AstraZeneca says vaccine delivery talks with EU to go ahead

BRUSSELS (AP) — AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of vaccine talks with the European Union and plans to meet with EU officials later Wednesday in Brussels. The comments...
Jan. 27, 2021

AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of talks with the EU on vaccine deliveries, plans meeting later Wednesday

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca says it has not pulled out of talks with the EU on vaccine deliveries, plans meeting later Wednesday.
Jan. 27, 2021

Mali army and French forces kill 100 extremists this month

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mali’s army and French forces in the West African nation have killed at least 100 Islamic extremists so far this year, the army said Wednesday. The...
Jan. 27, 2021

German governor apologizes for 'little Merkel' comment

BERLIN (AP) — A German state governor has apologized for referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel as “little Merkel” during a recent online event, saying he had unintentionally displayed macho behavior...
Jan. 27, 2021

Zimbabwean journalist released on bail after weeks in prison

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Wednesday freed on bail journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who had spent nearly three weeks in prison — his third detention in five months...
Jan. 27, 2021

World Food Program chief warns of vulnerable supply chains

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the World Food Program said Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to strengthen vulnerable supply chains to impoverished nations struggling...
Jan. 27, 2021

Protesting farmers return to camp after storming Indian fort

NEW DELHI (AP) — Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic Red Fort, the most...
Jan. 27, 2021

EU official: AstraZeneca pulls out of vaccine delivery talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — AstraZeneca has pulled out of meeting with the European Union to discuss delayed vaccine commitments to the bloc, an EU official said. The official, who asked not...
Jan. 27, 2021

EU official: AstraZeneca pulls out of meeting with EU to discuss delayed vaccine commitments

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU official: AstraZeneca pulls out of meeting with EU to discuss delayed vaccine commitments.
Jan. 27, 2021

Belgium fears spread of Dutch riots over virus restrictions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions could spark similar protests in neighboring Belgium, the Belgian interior minister warned Wednesday as she instructed local authorities on how...
Jan. 27, 2021

China asks Indonesia to treat detained sailors fairly

BEIJING (AP) — China's government called on Indonesia on Wednesday to treat a group of detained Chinese sailors fairly but gave no indication what their oil tanker was doing when...
Jan. 27, 2021

Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russian parliament on Wednesday approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control pact days before it’s due to expire. The State...
Jan. 27, 2021

Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years, a pro-settler group said...
Jan. 27, 2021

Russian parliament's lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian parliament's lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US.
Jan. 27, 2021

World shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting

Stocks are mixed in Europe and Asia as markets focus on the Federal Reserve policy meeting that ends Wednesday. Shares advanced in Paris and Tokyo but fell in London and...
Jan. 27, 2021

German woman charged with plotting attack on Muslims, others

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman has been charged with preparing a far-right attack and other crimes on allegations she was in the process of building a bomb to target...
Jan. 27, 2021

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