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Russia ready for quick extension of last arms pact with US

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is ready for a quick deal with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last remaining arms control pact, which expires in...
Jan. 18, 2021

UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape

LONDON (AP) — Trucks owned by British shellfish firms descended Monday on Parliament in London to protest the Brexit-related red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses. About a dozen...
Jan. 18, 2021

Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As their state faced one of its toughest months of the pandemic, Tennesseans watched Gov. Bill Lee’s rare primetime address to see whether new public restrictions...
Jan. 18, 2021

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory...
Jan. 18, 2021

Court in Central African Republic upholds election results

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's constitutional court on Monday upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera’s re-election, raising the specter of more violence days after rebels attempted to...
Jan. 18, 2021

Winter weather hits parts of Europe, from Poland to Turkey

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish city of Istanbul and smog spiking...
Jan. 18, 2021

Liz Weston: How to make budgeting as painless as possible

Budgeting is a pain. But what’s more painful is a bill you can’t easily pay, debt that costs a fortune or not having enough money to retire. Fortunately, you can...
Jan. 18, 2021

Uganda cops surround offices of Bobi Wine's opposition party

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The opposition party of Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine said on Monday that police have prevented top officials from going to their headquarters in the capital,...
Jan. 18, 2021

The Latest: WHO: 'Not right' to vaccinate young before old

GENEVA —The head of the World Health Organization says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries. Director-General...
Jan. 18, 2021

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister accused South Korea on Monday of worsening already strained ties by making “illegal” demands for compensation for the sexual abuse of Korean women and...
Jan. 18, 2021

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 84

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 84 people on an Indonesian island where rescuers...
Jan. 18, 2021

EU gender pay gap still significant, warn trade unions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Women in Europe doing jobs requiring the same skills as jobs done by men are still being paid significantly less, according to a study by the the...
Jan. 18, 2021

Lockdown: Tennis players getting on with life in Australia

With no way out, tennis players in lockdown are figuring out ways to keep themselves fit within the confines of their Melbourne hotel rooms as they prepare for the Australian...
Jan. 18, 2021

Italy court weighs extradition to Vatican in fair trial case

ROME (AP) — A Milan court on Monday begins weighing whether to extradite an Italian woman to the Vatican to face embezzlement-related charges in a case that could test whether...
Jan. 18, 2021

Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was fighting for his political life Monday with an address to the lower chamber of Parliament that aims to shore up support for...
Jan. 18, 2021

The Latest: Britain to expand vaccination to next age group

LONDON — Britain is to expand the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine program by offering jabs to those over the age of 70 in areas where those deemed to be...
Jan. 18, 2021

Pakistani raid kills Taliban suspected of slaying of troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a hideout Monday in a former insurgent stronghold in the country’s northwest and killed two Taliban fighters, including one suspected of involvement...
Jan. 18, 2021

World shares retreat despite strong growth data from China

Markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp contraction early in the year. Shares fell...
Jan. 18, 2021

Carmaker Stellantis shares buoyed in Milan, Paris on 1st day

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis, the car company combining PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, was launched Monday on the Milan and Paris stock exchanges, giving life to the fourth-largest auto company...
Jan. 18, 2021

Navalny's arrest adds to tension between Russia and the West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's arrest as he arrived in Moscow after recovering from his poisoning with a nerve agent drew criticism from Western nations and calls...
Jan. 18, 2021

Israel moves to rein in rights group over 'apartheid' use

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's education minister is banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at schools — a move that targets one of the country's...
Jan. 18, 2021

German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

ISTANBUL (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European relations. Ahead of his arrival in Ankara,...
Jan. 18, 2021

Dramatic drop in Saudi executions after laws changed in 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, for years one of the world's most prolific executioners, dramatically reduced the number of people put to death last year, following changes...
Jan. 17, 2021

The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. The notice...
Jan. 17, 2021

Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets fired

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to two rockets fired from the Palestinian territory, the military said. In a...
Jan. 17, 2021

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