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German virus app transmitted 1.2M test results in 100 days

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coronavirus tracing app has been used to transmit 1.2 million test results from labs to users during the first 100 days, officials said Wednesday. The Corona-Warn-App,...
Sep. 23, 2020

Spain to hear pardon requests for Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government says it will from next week start to hear requests for the pardon of the imprisoned leaders of Catalonia’s secessionist movement. Justice Minister...
Sep. 23, 2020

UN unearths record low temperature for Northern Hemisphere

GENEVA (AP) — For all the recent talk of global warming, climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather agency calls a new record low...
Sep. 23, 2020

Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the...
Sep. 23, 2020

Global shares mostly higher after Wall Street rebound

World stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday as European shares advanced despite fresh data showing the regional economic recovery may be faltering. Surveys of purchasing managers by IHS Markit indicated...
Sep. 23, 2020

The Latest: UK government defends virus control strategy

LONDON — The British government is defending its strategy for combatting a second wave of coronavirus infections from criticism that new restrictions didn’t go far enough to stop the exponential...
Sep. 23, 2020

Milan Fashion Show seeks to inject optimism in hybrid event

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury's dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion...
Sep. 23, 2020

Pakistan says Indian fire killed 2 soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said two of its soldiers were killed Wednesday by Indian fire in an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a...
Sep. 23, 2020

Group sues Austrian gov't over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine...
Sep. 23, 2020

President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn't announced in advance. State news agency Beltra reported...
Sep. 23, 2020

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term following an unexpected inauguration ceremony

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term following an unexpected inauguration ceremony.
Sep. 23, 2020

1 officer dismissed from Alton Sterling wrongful death suit

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Alton Sterling was fatally shot has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit...
Sep. 23, 2020

UK says no-deal Brexit could see 7,000-truck border queues

LONDON (AP) — The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes...
Sep. 23, 2020

First direct commercial flight from Israel lands in Bahrain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first known direct commercial flight between Israel and Bahrain landed Wednesday in the island kingdom, just a week after it signed a deal...
Sep. 23, 2020

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest...
Sep. 23, 2020

Sherpa guide who climbed Everest 10 times cremated in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of government officials, mountaineers, fellow Sherpa guides and supporters gathered in Nepal on Wednesday to mourn the veteran guide who was the first person to...
Sep. 23, 2020

Coronavirus cases soar as Israel prepares tighter measures

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday reported a new record level of daily cases of coronavirus, shortly before government officials were to meet to discuss tightening a new nationwide lockdown...
Sep. 23, 2020

Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 dead

HOBART, Australia (AP) — More pilot whales were found stranded in Australia on Wednesday, raising the estimated total to nearly 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass...
Sep. 23, 2020

Britain turns over evidence to US in IS 'Beatles' case

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it has turned over to U.S. authorities evidence against two members of an alleged terror cell known as “the Beatles,” ending a drawn out legal...
Sep. 23, 2020

Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

BERLIN (AP) — The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released from the facility. The Charite hospital...
Sep. 23, 2020

Alexei Navalyn released from German hospital after 32 days

BERLIN (AP) — The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released from the facility. The Charite hospital...
Sep. 23, 2020

Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare early

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from expected heavy rain...
Sep. 23, 2020

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dr. Mamadu Baldeh can’t forget the 18-year-old who came into his hospital with COVID-19, gasping for air until the day he died. This suffering was all...
Sep. 23, 2020

German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment.
Sep. 23, 2020

Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean official who disappeared off a government ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea,...
Sep. 23, 2020

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