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Sweden signs NATO request, Finland formally endorses move

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Finland’s Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a bid from the Nordic country’s government to join NATO. Lawmakers at the 200-seat Eduskunta legislature voted 188-8 Tuesday to approve Finland...
May. 17, 2022

US retail sales rise 0.9% in April in sign of consumer resilience amid high inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rise 0.9% in April in sign of consumer resilience amid high inflation.
May. 17, 2022

Finland's Parliament overwhelmingly approves the country's NATO bid

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Parliament overwhelmingly approves the country's NATO bid.
May. 17, 2022

Live updates | Russia expelling 2 Finnish diplomats

MOSCOW — Russia says it is expelling two Finnish diplomats and will leave a multinational organization focused on the Baltic Sea, as tensions remain high over Finland and Sweden’s ambitions...
May. 17, 2022

German prosecutors seek 5 years for alleged ex-Nazi guard

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a five-year prison sentence for a 101-year-old man who is on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at...
May. 17, 2022

UK raises stakes in EU spat with threat to break Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to change the trade treaty signed by...
May. 17, 2022

Spanish govt proposes wider abortion rights, menstrual leave

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid...
May. 17, 2022

Hezbollah, allies lose majority in Lebanon parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats. The outcome...
May. 17, 2022

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr's presidential win

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when...
May. 17, 2022

Pope's recipe to heal his painful knee? A shot of tequila

ROME (AP) — Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis' bad knee. He has other ideas. According to a viral video of the...
May. 17, 2022

Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is now accepting a third round of orders. The White House announced...
May. 17, 2022

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed...
May. 17, 2022

N. Zealand attack survivor heartbroken by Buffalo killings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If the Buffalo supermarket shooter had learned anything from the massacre in New Zealand that apparently inspired him, it should have been that the violence...
May. 17, 2022

Eagles of Death Metal band testifies about Bataclan attack

PARIS (AP) — Performers from California rock band Eagles of Death Metal testified Tuesday in a Paris court about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their concert at the...
May. 17, 2022

Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The...
May. 17, 2022

Millennial Money: Learn your parents’ financial plans ASAP

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents,...
May. 17, 2022

Censure vote vs. Sri Lankan leader fails as crisis simmers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's governing party on Tuesday defeated a move in Parliament to urgently debate a motion that would censure President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the nation's...
May. 17, 2022

Ukraine working to pull last fighters from Mariupol mill

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters defending the last holdout in Mariupol were evacuated to areas controlled by Russian-backed separatists and officials worked Tuesday to get the rest...
May. 17, 2022

Ukraine mounts effort to pull last fighters from steel mill

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters defending the last holdout in Mariupol were evacuated to areas controlled by Russian-backed separatists and officials worked Tuesday to get the rest...
May. 17, 2022

Student protest as discontent rises over China's zero-COVID

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend...
May. 17, 2022

Dallas police: Suspect arrested in Koreatown salon shooting

DALLAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city’s Koreatown that authorities have said might...
May. 17, 2022

Yellen warns Europeans about working with China, urges unity

BRUSSELS (AP) — Even as Western allies grapple with how to counter Russia's assault on Ukraine, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Tuesday that they also must take a wary...
May. 17, 2022

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first...
May. 17, 2022

20 years since Navy ship sunk for artificial reef in Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The 20th anniversary of the storied intentional sinking of a former Naval ship to become an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary...
May. 17, 2022

Live updates | Turkish nationalist chief opposes NATO bids

ANKARA, Turkey — The leader of a Turkish nationalist party that is allied with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expressing concern that NATO’s expansion to include Sweden and Finland will...
May. 17, 2022

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