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4 Hong Kong activists given bail as prosecutors drop appeal

HONG KONG (AP) — Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's tough national security law were released on bail Friday after prosecutors dropped an appeal of an earlier...
Mar. 5, 2021

US added a strong 379,000 jobs in February as hiring rebounded in hopeful sign for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US added a strong 379,000 jobs in February as hiring rebounded in hopeful sign for economy.
Mar. 5, 2021

American Academy of Arts and Letters expands, diversifies

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's oldest cultural instititutions, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is undergoing some of its biggest changes in more than a century...
Mar. 5, 2021

German court temporarily blocks observation of AfD party

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday temporarily blocked the country's domestic intelligence agency from putting the Alternative for Germany party under observation due to suspicions of extreme-right sympathies,...
Mar. 5, 2021

Official: Israel upgrading contingency plans for Iran attack

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said his country is upgrading contingency plans to strike Iranian targets if Tehran shows signs of nuclear escalation, the latest sign of...
Mar. 5, 2021

Greece to increase army service amid tension with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will introduce an increase in military service for conscripts serving in the army from nine to 12 months, starting in May, as part of a...
Mar. 5, 2021

Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

BERLIN (AP) — Judges at the Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that the satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this...
Mar. 5, 2021

St. Louis-area mom, 2 children killed; baby taken, but safe

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman and two of her young children in a suburban St. Louis home before leaving with their baby, who was later...
Mar. 5, 2021

Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been transferred back to the private Prince Edward VII’s hospital to continue his recovery after a heart procedure. The palace says...
Mar. 5, 2021

AP PHOTOS: At a kosher food maker, a special Passover run

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — On a food production floor on Long Island, steam rises from a blue metal barrel filled with scalding water for dipping cooking implements, and a worker...
Mar. 5, 2021

Swiss mull 'burqa ban' in vote centering on security, rights

GENEVA (AP) — At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid proposal...
Mar. 5, 2021

France: Man wielding knife arrested outside Jewish school

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Police in the French city of Marseille detained a man Friday who was wielding a knife outside a Jewish school and kosher market. Surveillance of Jewish...
Mar. 5, 2021

France backs Italy in vaccine ban as EU defends mechanism

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's vaccine solidarity got a shot in the arm Friday as France rallied to support Italy, saying it could follow suit in blocking exports of coronavirus vaccines...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Pope meets Iraqi leaders in Baghdad's Green Zone

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community following years of unrest and amid...
Mar. 5, 2021

Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate steered on Friday toward a voting marathon on Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe...
Mar. 5, 2021

Teacher vaccinations go untracked amid school reopening push

The national rush to vaccinate teachers in hopes of soon reopening pandemic-shuttered schools is running into one basic problem: Almost no one knows how many are getting the shots, or...
Mar. 5, 2021

Government, rebels formally sign peace agreement in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government and a communist rebel group formally signed a peace agreement Friday that it is hoped will end violent attacks, extortion and bombings by the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Spacewalking astronauts tackle more solar panel advance work

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second time this week, a pair of astronauts floated outside Friday to get the International Space Station ready for new solar panels. NASA’s...
Mar. 5, 2021

LeBron James going to All-Star with elections on his mind

LeBron James is going to Georgia this weekend for more than the NBA All-Star Game. He’s thinking about upcoming elections as well. The Los Angeles Lakers’ star, one of the...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Pope Francis waves to crowds in Iraq's capital

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq to deliver a message of hope to the country's dwindling Christian community following years of unrest and amid...
Mar. 5, 2021

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive a combined 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in compensation for the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Japan extends virus emergency for 2 weeks for Tokyo area

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that his government is extending a state of emergency in the Tokyo region for another two weeks because its medical systems...
Mar. 5, 2021

Violent Senegal protests supporting opposition leader kill 1

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Days of violent protests in Senegal have killed at least one person, local reports say, as young people take to the streets nationwide in support of...
Mar. 5, 2021

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up...
Mar. 5, 2021

Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.

TOKYO (AP) — Myanmar's security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists — and anyone else capable of exposing the violence. It...
Mar. 5, 2021

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