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France's Macron takes own path, seeks dialogue with Russia

PARIS (AP) — There’s still room for diplomacy in the Ukrainian crisis. At least that’s the conviction of French President Emmanuel Macron, who continues to push for dialogue with Russia...
Jan. 27, 2022

6 cancer patients sue utility over Fukushima radiation

TOKYO (AP) — Six people who were children living in Fukushima at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster and have since developed thyroid cancer filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding...
Jan. 27, 2022

Erdogan says Israeli president to visit Turkey next month

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, is expected to visit Turkey next month, the Turkish president has said, as the two countries move to heal rifts. In an...
Jan. 27, 2022

Jordanian military kills 27 in shootout with Syria smugglers

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Jordanian military said Thursday that troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter the country from neighboring Syria. The report on the army's website...
Jan. 27, 2022

Jordan kills 27 suspected drug smugglers trying to enter the country from Syria, military reports

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan kills 27 suspected drug smugglers trying to enter the country from Syria, military reports.
Jan. 27, 2022

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

Current and former staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the U.N. health...
Jan. 27, 2022

Olympic champion Lundby laments ski jumping's weight issues

Maren Lundby was the world's best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold in South Korea. At the Beijing Games, the Norwegian had...
Jan. 27, 2022

Jerusalem blanketed in white after rare snowfall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem was blanketed in white on Thursday after a winter storm covered much of the region's higher altitudes with snow. The holy city's iconic golden Dome of...
Jan. 27, 2022

EU launches WTO action against China over Lithuania row

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Thursday it has launched action against China at world trade’s governing body for engaging in discriminatory practices against Lithuania, saying that Beijing’s spat...
Jan. 26, 2022

China demands US halt Olympics 'interference'

BEIJING (AP) — China is demanding the U.S. end “interference” in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin next month, in an apparent reference to a diplomatic boycott imposed by Washington...
Jan. 26, 2022

Fallen officers sought bridges between NYPD, communities

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Rivera was no stranger to the tensions between New York City cops and some of the communities they police. Growing up in a Dominican neighborhood...
Jan. 26, 2022

As world marks Holocaust, some survivors in Israel struggle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen octogenarians, bundled against the cold, chattered in Russian and Hebrew as they picked through heaps of carrots, onions and grapefruit in a Jerusalem courtyard. Nearly...
Jan. 26, 2022

In freezing Afghanistan, aid workers rush to save millions

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) — A flickering flame of paper, rags and random twigs is the only heat Gulnaz has to keep her 18-month-old son warm, barely visible beneath his icy...
Jan. 26, 2022

Virus-ravaged Iran finds brief respite with mass vaccination

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As much of the world sees vaccination slowing and infections soaring with the spread of omicron, Iran has found a rare, if fleeting, respite from the...
Jan. 26, 2022

Meet the man who won a trip to space and gave it to a friend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — He told his family and a few friends. He dropped hints to a couple of colleagues. So hardly anyone knew that the airline pilot could...
Jan. 26, 2022

Violence erupts at rally in Pakistan's port city, killing 1

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi clashed overnight with activists demanding the repeal of a law to limit powers of local mayors, killing one, officials...
Jan. 26, 2022

From Tiananmen to Hong Kong, China's crackdowns defy critics

BEIJING (AP) — From the deadly crushing of Beijing’s 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong’s opposition four decades later, China’s Communist Party has demonstrated a determination and...
Jan. 26, 2022

Remains of massacred ancestors returned to Wiyot Tribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot Tribe were asleep the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their Northern...
Jan. 26, 2022

Will virus be 'over'? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in the pandemic, Ryan Wilson was careful to take precautions — wearing a mask, not really socializing, doing more of his shopping online. The 38-year-old father...
Jan. 26, 2022

N. Korea, after harsh 2-year lockdown, slowly reopens border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After spending two years in a strict lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea may finally be opening up — slowly. The reason could...
Jan. 26, 2022

Firefighter: Floyd 'needed help and wasn't getting it'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — First it was a paramedic, testifying that the officers who restrained George Floyd didn't call in critical information as his ambulance rushed to the scene...
Jan. 26, 2022

Honduras' next president to be sworn in amid uncertainty

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Xiomara Castro is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Honduras’ first female president, facing high expectations to turn around the deeply troubled country amid uncertainty...
Jan. 26, 2022

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, numerous sources said Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden his...
Jan. 26, 2022

Firefighter: George Floyd 'needed and wasn't getting it'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — First it was a paramedic, testifying that the officers who restrained George Floyd didn't call in critical information as his ambulance rushed to the scene...
Jan. 26, 2022

Oklahoma prepares to execute man for 2001 hotel slayings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prepared to execute a man on Thursday for the brutal slayings of two hotel workers during a robbery in 2001. Donald Anthony Grant, 46, is...
Jan. 26, 2022

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