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Amal Clooney appointed special adviser to ICC prosecutor

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was named Friday as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court...
Sep. 17, 2021

After wildfires, Europe's Med leaders discuss climate crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Leaders and senior representatives from nine Mediterranean countries in Europe began meetings in Athens Friday focused on climate change in the wake of massive summer wildfires...
Sep. 17, 2021

FDA panel is first key test for Biden COVID-19 booster plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first major hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide...
Sep. 17, 2021

Texan linked to 'boogaloo' convicted of attempted murder

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man linked to the “boogaloo” movement who livestreamed threats to kill police has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer, a...
Sep. 17, 2021

Berlin buys thousands of apartments from corporate landlords

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's city government said Friday it is buying some 14,750 apartments from two large corporate landlords for 2.46 billion euros ($2.9 billion) — a deal announced a...
Sep. 17, 2021

Slovenia starts mandatory vaccination for government workers

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government said on Friday that it would immediately start with compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all government employees, stepping up anti-virus measures that had already sparked...
Sep. 17, 2021

UK says it will simplify confusing COVID-19 travel rules

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it plans to simplify rules for international travel during the coronavirus pandemic, with an announcement coming later Friday. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said...
Sep. 17, 2021

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’...
Sep. 17, 2021

France's Macron unveils model of new, green high-speed train

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled a mock-up of the next generation of greener super high-speed trains, known in France as TGVs — four decades after...
Sep. 17, 2021

NYC restaurant hostess attacked over vaccine status request

NEW YORK (AP) — A hostess at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against...
Sep. 17, 2021

System outage grounds United flights briefly

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines suffered a brief system outage early Friday and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop of less than an hour for all United...
Sep. 17, 2021

United Airlines briefly stops flights after system outage

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines suffered a brief system outage early Friday and the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop of less than an hour for all United...
Sep. 17, 2021

The Latest: Taliban order male students, teachers to school

ISTANBUL — The Taliban's education ministry says all male students grades six to 12 and male teachers should resume classes across Afghanistan, starting on Saturday. The statement published on Facebook...
Sep. 17, 2021

Latest: Cambodia vaccinating kids ages 6 to 11 for school

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia is vaccinating children ages 6 to 11 so students can safely return to schools that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus. Prime...
Sep. 17, 2021

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a...
Sep. 17, 2021

NZ abandons cricket tour of Pakistan over security concerns

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — New Zealand abandoned its cricket tour of Pakistan on Friday over security concerns that mystified the hosts, just before the Black Caps’ first scheduled match in...
Sep. 17, 2021

Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize

LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate...
Sep. 17, 2021

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the...
Sep. 17, 2021

Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial

BANGKOK (AP) — A trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges is set to begin on Oct. 1, a member of her legal team said...
Sep. 17, 2021

9 EU Mediterranean countries hold summit in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nine European countries on the Mediterranean are holding a summit in Athens Friday afternoon to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and Afghanistan. The...
Sep. 17, 2021

The Latest: Taliban orders male students, teachers to school

The Latest on Afghanistan: ISTANBUL - The Taliban's education ministry says all male students grades six to 12 and male teachers should resume classes starting Saturday. The statement Friday published...
Sep. 17, 2021

Danes take precautions after swine flu crops up in Germany

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark on Friday urged hunters, truckdrivers and farmers to use extra care in cleaning their equipment and to avoid importing meat products following recent...
Sep. 17, 2021

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for Chinese vaccines

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams were urged Friday by the IOC to request more Chinese vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the...
Sep. 17, 2021

Indian opposition party holds street protest demanding jobs

NEW DELHI (AP) — Youth members of India's main opposition Congress party clashed with police during a street protest Friday demanding jobs as the country’s economy recovers from a coronavirus...
Sep. 17, 2021

Woman charged with killing 3 young girls in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 40-year-old woman was charged Friday with killing three young girls in a crime that has shocked New Zealand. Police did not immediately identify the...
Sep. 17, 2021

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