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  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    Biden_and_putin_plunge_into_hours_of_face-to-face_talks 2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...

  • This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
    This_new_vaccine_could_become_a_%e2%80%9cuniversal_booster%e2%80%9d_because_of_its_high_effectiveness 2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC
    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...

  • New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
    New_evidence_exposes_trump's_criminal_behaviour_while_in_office 2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “har...

  • Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
    Cosmic_show-total_lunar_eclipse_coincides_with_a_supermoon 2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC
    <p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) &mdash; The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super &ldquo;blood&rdquo; moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific &mdash; offering the best viewing &mdash; as well as the w...

  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
    Belarus_hijacks_ryanair_flight_to_kidnap_critical_blogger 2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. ...

  • Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
    Biden_pressures_israel_to_end_war_with_palestinians 2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
    <p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians&nbsp;</a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-05-07 00:40:41 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
    Us_president_joe_biden_calls_ottoman_empire_massacre_of_armenians_a_genocide_ 2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC
    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear ...

  • Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
    Derek_chauvin_guilty_on_all_3_charges_in_murder_of_george_floyd 2021-04-20 21:53:15 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man&rsquo;s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism ...

  • EU: 150,000 Russian Troops Amass Near Ukraine’s Borders
    150_000_russian_troops_amass_near_ukraine%e2%80%99s_borders 2021-04-19 19:20:40 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief has estimated that more than 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. Josep Borrell also said Monday that ...

  • A Few of English, Spanish, Italian Clubs Dramatically Split European Football
    A_few_of_english__spanish__italian_clubs_dramatically_split_european_football 2021-04-19 06:13:56 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of their dome...

  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
    Us-covid-19-_130m_people_have_been_vaccinated 2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 1...

  • Harry and William Won’t Walk Side-By-Side As They Follow Their Grandfather’s Coffin Into Church
    Harry_and_william_won%e2%80%99t_walk_side-by-side_as_they_follow_their_grandfather%e2%80%99s_coffin_into_church 2021-04-15 17:12:06 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince William and Prince Harry won&rsquo;t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather&rsquo;s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip&rsquo;s funeral, minimizing the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers who are grappling with strained ...

  • Expert: George Floyd Should Have Been 'Resting Comfortably' With Officer's Knee on His Neck
    George_floyd_should_have_been_'resting_comfortably'_with_officer's_knee_on_his_neck 2021-04-14 01:53:09 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; Former Officer <a href="https://apnews.com/article/8b486c2622de5504f1e65a606b0eac7f">Derek Chauvin</a> was justified in pinning <a href="https://apnews.com/article/a55d2662f200ead0da4fed9e923b60a7">George Floyd</a> to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-for...

  • La Soufrière Volcano on St. Vincent Erupts After Decades of Inactivity
    La_soufri%c3%a8re_volcano_on_st._vincent_erupts_after_decades_of_inactivity_ 2021-04-09 19:47:41 UTC
    <p>ROSE HALL, St Vincent and the Grenadines (Reuters) -La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate.</p><p>...

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
    Prince_philip__duke_of_edinburgh__dies_at_99 2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a centur...

  • EXPERT: Officer Kept His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Minutes After He Took His Last Breath
    Expert-_officer_kept_kneeling_on_george_floyd's_neck_minutes_after_he_took_his_last_breath 2021-04-08 19:46:28 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him and his face jammed against the pavement, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd&rsquo;s breathing while he was being he...

  • Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
    Putin_tightens_grip_on_power_as_russia's_leader 2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...

  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
    Key_witness-_netanyahu_forces_media_to_flatter_his_family__smear_his_opponents 2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing ano...

  • Police Blocks Trained EMT Firefighter to Provide Medical Attention to Floyd
    Police_blocks_trained_emt_firefighter_to_provide_medical_attention_to_floyd 2021-03-31 08:37:39 UTC
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) &mdash; A Minneapolis firefighter who voiced frustration at being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand Wednesday in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd&rsquo;s death.</p><p>Genevieve Hansen, one of several byst...

  • Myanmar Military Opens Fire on Funeral
    Myanmar-military-crackdown 2021-03-29 00:06:06 UTC
    <p>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) &mdash; Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month&rsquo;s coup, local media reported.</p><p>The escalating violence &mdash; which took the liv...

  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
    Us_tests_covid-19_vaccines_for_kids 2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
    <p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...

  • Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
    Brazil_continues_to_set_records_for_covid-19-_100_158_new_cases_within_24_hours 2021-03-26 01:44:26 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,7...

  • Gun Violence Plagues America
    Gun_violence_plagues_america 2021-03-26 02:02:23 UTC
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said. Police arrested a suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference wher...

  • Saudi Arabia Offers a Ceasefire Proposal to Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
    Saudi_arabia_offers_a_ceasefire_proposal_to_yemen%e2%80%99s_houthi_rebels 2021-03-22 21:39:04 UTC
    <p>DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) &mdash; Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen&rsquo;s Houthi rebels that includes reopening their country&rsquo;s main airport, the kingdom&rsquo;s latest attempt to halt years of fighting in a war that has sparked the world&rsquo;s wors...