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  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
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    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. Raman Pratasevich, who faces charges t...
  • Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
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    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, telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...
  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
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    2021-07-09 20:38:13 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. The move, the latest assault on one o...
  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
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    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 of alienating ally Turkey. Turkey rea...
  • Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Charges In Murder Of George Floyd
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    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 and policing in the U.S.</p><p>Chauvin, ...
  • EU: 150,000 Russian Troops Amass Near Ukraine’s Borders
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    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 the condition of imprisoned Russian oppo...
  • A Few of English, Spanish, Italian Clubs Dramatically Split European Football
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    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 domestic competitions and face legal action....
  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
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    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 130 million people 18 or older have recei...
  • Harry and William Won’t Walk Side-By-Side As They Follow Their Grandfather’s Coffin Into Church
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    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 relations since Harry&rsquo;s decision t...
  • Expert: George Floyd Should Have Been 'Resting Comfortably' With Officer's Knee on His Neck
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    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-force expert testified for the defense Tues...
  • La Soufrière Volcano on St. Vincent Erupts After Decades of Inactivity
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    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>Dormant since 1979, the volcano started ...
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
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    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 century of European history, starting with his...
  • EXPERT: Officer Kept His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Minutes After He Took His Last Breath
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    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 held down by Chauvin and two other officer...
  • Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
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    2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC

    The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behind his back and lying on his stomach was...
  • Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
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    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, allowing him to run for president two m...
  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
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    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 another term in office following last month...
  • Police Blocks Trained EMT Firefighter to Provide Medical Attention to Floyd
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    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 bystanders seen and heard shouting at Derek ...
  • Myanmar Military Opens Fire on Funeral
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    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 lives of at least 114 people Saturday, incl...
  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
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    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 make way for her sister Alejandra.</p><p>Re...
  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
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    2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official White House news conference, Biden said he w...
  • Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
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    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 2,777 more COVID-19 deaths, comes a day aft...
  • Gun Violence Plagues America
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    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 where Boulder police Chief Maris Herold foug...
  • Saudi Arabia Offers a Ceasefire Proposal to Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
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    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 worst humanitarian crisis.</p><p>The move co...
  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
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    2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance for American use. AstraZeneca said the...
  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
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    2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chance. With questions swirling about how ...