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Germany's finance minister run for chancellor in 2021 vote

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party plans to name Finance Minister Olaf Scholz as its candidate to become chancellor in the country's national election next year. Party co-leader...
Aug. 10, 2020

China sanctions 11 US politicians, heads of organizations

BEIJING (AP) — China has announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been...
Aug. 10, 2020

China announces unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes

BEIJING (AP) — China announces unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes.
Aug. 10, 2020

Lebanon's justice minister resigns in protest after deadly blast, the third minister to quit

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's justice minister resigns in protest after deadly blast, the third minister to quit.
Aug. 10, 2020

Romanian midwife championed in Britain as homeland in crisis

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and ... Claudia Anghel? Anghel, an experienced Romanian midwife, has joined the star-studded ranks of people whose portraits have been taken...
Aug. 10, 2020

5 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RELIEF RAISES QUESTIONS Critics are asking whether it would...
Aug. 10, 2020

UK flies air force plane over Channel amid migrant crossings

LONDON (AP) — A Royal Air Force surveillance plane was flying over the English Channel on Monday as the British government sought to curb the number of people crossing from...
Aug. 10, 2020

NGOs say 7 aid workers are among victims of Niger attack

PARIS (AP) — Two European aid groups said Monday that seven of the eight people killed by gunmen in a Niger giraffe park were aid workers working for them in...
Aug. 10, 2020

Global shares push higher on stimulus moves, US jobs data

Shares advanced Monday in Europe and Asia after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the...
Aug. 10, 2020

Bombing in Pakistani town near Afghan border kills 5

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb targeting an anti-drug force tore through a busy market in southwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border on Monday, killing at least five people and...
Aug. 10, 2020

Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan this week comes amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan...
Aug. 10, 2020

Greek national security council to meet amid Turkey tension

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister is to convene the government’s national security council after Turkey announced its research vessel would be conducting exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean...
Aug. 10, 2020

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020's hopes for first job

LONDON (AP) — British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of...
Aug. 10, 2020

California public health director resigns from department

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of California's public health department resigned late Sunday, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in...
Aug. 10, 2020

Belarus' leader wins sixth term with over 80% of votes

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Election officials in Belarus say the country’s longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking over 80% of the votes, according...
Aug. 10, 2020

Officials say Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko took 80% of the vote in election that sparked mass protests

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Officials say Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko took 80% of the vote in election that sparked mass protests.
Aug. 10, 2020

AP Was There: Watts riots erupt in Black LA neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Aug. 11, 1965, an uprising began in Los Angeles after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California...
Aug. 10, 2020

55 years after riots, Watts neighborhood still bears scars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling. Protesters filled the streets around the...
Aug. 10, 2020

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom searched

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters Monday in the highest-profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing...
Aug. 9, 2020

Riot swiftly declared for Portland protest at union building

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A riot was again declared by authorities Sunday night in Portland when protesters marched to a police union building, blocked a road and set dumpster fires...
Aug. 9, 2020

Hodges birdies 18th, claims 2-stroke win on Korn Ferry Tour

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Lee Hodges birdied the 18th hole on the way to an even-par 71 Sunday and a two-stroke victory at the Winco Foods Portland Open on...
Aug. 9, 2020

Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the country's 1975-1990 civil war, it took...
Aug. 9, 2020

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky. There...
Aug. 9, 2020

Asian shares push higher on stimulus moves, jobs data

Shares advanced Monday in Asia after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic...
Aug. 9, 2020

The Latest: India adds 1,000 dead, 62,000 new infections

NEW DELHI — India has registered a record 1,007 fatalities in the past 24 hours as fresh coronavirus infections surged by another 62,064 cases. The Health Ministry says the total...
Aug. 9, 2020

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