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Thousands flood Belarus capital as election protests grow

August 14, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk on Friday in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters... more »»

By sea, rail or by air, Brits scramble to get out of France

August 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at... more »»

EU holding urgent talks on Greece-Turkey energy dispute

August 14, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — European Union foreign ministers were holding urgent talks Friday on military tensions between Greece and Turkey as the neighboring countries' navies continued a game of... more »»

Belarus authorities free detainees as protests grow

August 14, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities have freed at least 2,000 people detained amid demonstrations across Belarus after a disputed presidential election as they sought Friday to stem rising public... more »»

Pompeo urges unity on Iran ahead of UN arms embargo vote

August 14, 2020

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called for the world to unite around a long-shot American bid to indefinitely extend a United Nations arms embargo on Iran. more »»

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

August 14, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it puts a... more »»

Brits scrambling home from France after quarantine move

August 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British holidaymakers in France were scrambling to return home Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. more »»

Belarus authorities free detainees amid protesters' pressure

August 14, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities have released about 1,000 people detained amid demonstrations contesting the results of the presidential election, in an attempt to assuage public... more »»

Mozambique's leader blames 'war' in north on wealth-seekers

August 14, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The “war” in northern Mozambique is the fault of people who want to divide the country for its wealth, President Filipe Nyusi said Friday during a visit to the region, days... more »»

The Latest: Paris, Marseille declared at-risk zones

August 14, 2020

PARIS — The head of France’s national health service says Paris and Marseille have been declared at-risk zones for the coronavirus as authorities observe a sharp increase in infections. more »»

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

August 14, 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict,... more »»

China attacks new US demand to register Confucius Institutes

August 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China accused the United States on Friday of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration's designation... more »»

Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

August 14, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying th... more »»

After 400 years, Native stories at heart of Mayflower events

August 14, 2020

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Four hundred years after English colonists landed on Plymouth Rock and upended the lives of her ancestors, Paula Peters is on a quest to recover a small part of what... more »»

Asia Today: India's virus death toll rises, Seoul cases jump

August 14, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus death toll overtook Britain's to become the fourth-highest in the world with another single-day record increase in cases Friday. more »»

South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods

August 14, 2020

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Dharala River burst its banks in early July, Kamal Hossain left his home with five members of his family to take shelter in a school in northern Bangladesh,... more »»

UK's Princess Anne to mark 70th birthday in low-key fashion

August 14, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday in a no-nonsense manner befitting her reputation in Britain. more »»

Top militant linked to beheadings surrenders in Philippines

August 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leading militant suspect who has been linked to beheadings of hostages, including two Canadians and a Malaysian, in the southern Philippines has surrendered after... more »»

The Latest: Denmark adds Belgium, Malta to travel advisory

August 14, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark has added Belgium and Malta to its list of European nations where non-essential travels are not recommended as the Scandinavian country has seen a flare-up of... more »»

Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriers

August 14, 2020

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) — On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms that have been passed down for... more »»

 
 
 

 

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