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Russia follows US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the U.S. exit from the pact. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said...
Jan. 15, 2021

Former Italian leader Berlusconi released from hospital

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was released Friday from a hospital in the French Riviera city-state of Monaco where he underwent medical tests for heart problems, his...
Jan. 15, 2021

Norway adjusts advice after vaccine deaths but isn't alarmed

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have adjusted their advice on who gets the COVID-19 vaccine in light of a small number of deaths in older people, leaving it up...
Jan. 15, 2021

Biden announces former FDA head David Kessler as chief science officer for vaccine drive to stop spread of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden announces former FDA head David Kessler as chief science officer for vaccine drive to stop spread of coronavirus.
Jan. 15, 2021

UK imposes travel restrictions amid worries of new variant

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the country’s vaccination program, although...
Jan. 15, 2021

Turkish leader defiant on Russian system but wants US jets

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has criticized the United States for kicking his country out of the F-35 fighter jet program after Ankara purchased a Russian missile defense system, a...
Jan. 15, 2021

Billionaire right-wing patron Adelson buried in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who made prolific donations to right-wing politicians and causes in the United States and Israel, was laid to rest in Jerusalem...
Jan. 15, 2021

Another recession looms for UK economy as lockdowns bite

LONDON (AP) — The British economy looks set to fall back into recession after official figures on Friday showed that it shrank by 2.6% month-on-month in November, when much of...
Jan. 15, 2021

Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and has tapped former CIA deputy...
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Nepal seeks early supply of vaccines from India

NEW DELHI — The government of Nepal has asked India for early provision of coronavirus vaccines even as New Delhi indicates that it may be some time before it starts...
Jan. 15, 2021

Syrian Air makes 1st Aleppo to Beirut flight since 2011

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Air conducted its first flight in a decade between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon’s capital Beirut early Friday, resuming a round-trip route that's been...
Jan. 15, 2021

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty after US departure

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the U.S. exit from the pact. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said...
Jan. 15, 2021

Russia announces its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty following US exit

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announces its withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty following US exit.
Jan. 15, 2021

Japan minister says 'anything can happen' with Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese cabinet minister Taro Kono has said “anything can happen” in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games scheduled to begin in...
Jan. 15, 2021

Greece to hike fines for violation of COVID-19 restrictions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister says the country’s retail sector might begin to gradually reopen next week, if the scientists advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic recommend...
Jan. 15, 2021

Lawyer for Daniel Pearl's family faces uphill legal fight

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl faces an uphill battle to overturn the acquittal of a British-born man convicted in the...
Jan. 15, 2021

Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band was fake. The band...
Jan. 15, 2021

Germany approves resuming Russia gas pipeline work

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Friday gave immediate permission for work to resume on a subsea pipeline bringing natural gas from Russia. The decision by the Federal Maritime and...
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

BERLIN — Germany has passed the mark of 2 million confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country’s disease control agency said Friday that there were 22,368...
Jan. 15, 2021

Iran’s Guard holds ballistic missile drill amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces on Friday held a military exercise involving ballistic missiles and drones in the country's central desert, state TV reported, amid heightened...
Jan. 15, 2021

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting virtual tours

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus...
Jan. 15, 2021

N.Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military hardware in a parade that underlined leader Kim Jong Un’s defiant calls to...
Jan. 15, 2021

2 Egyptian women to stand new trial over TikTok dance videos

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge overturned an acquittal verdict of two young women who were jailed last year for posting “indecent” videos on the social media video app TikTok,...
Jan. 15, 2021

World shares follow Wall St lower as traders mull Biden plan

Global shares shares fell Friday after a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street. U.S. futures lost...
Jan. 15, 2021

Dutch Cabinet meets amid speculation government will quit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Cabinet was set to meet Friday amid strong speculation that Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government will resign to take political responsibility for a...
Jan. 15, 2021

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