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Gold panning in northern Mali may be benefiting extremists

February 14, 2020

KIDAL, Mali (AP) — A gold rush is underway in an area of northern Mali where al-Qaida-linked fighters are active, raising concerns that profits from artisanal mining could benefit not only the... more »»

With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

February 14, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the 27-nation blo. more »»

Health concerns meet politics amid Taiwan’s WHO exclusion

February 14, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19. more »»

Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases

February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. more »»

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation's... more »»

China's virus crackdown leaves millions working at home

February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In the middle of a phone call with a customer, an important visitor knocks on Michael Xiong's door: his 3-year-old son. more »»

RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

February 14, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. more »»

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining... more »»

German president marks Dresden bombing, warns of rising hate

February 13, 2020

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Germany's president called Thursday for his countrymen to stand up to extremism and nationalism, warning that hatred and a desire for authoritarianism are on the rise agai... more »»

South Africa seeks more renewable energy amid power cuts

February 13, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president said Thursday the coal-dependent country will turn to more renewable energy as one way to help ease power cuts that have “severely set back” efforts t... more »»

Sudan seeks to end terror designation in USS Cole settlement

February 13, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, a key step in having the U.S. more »»

Virus cases surge after China revises way count is tallied

February 13, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China reported a surge in deaths and infections from a new virus Thursday after changing the way the count is tallied, further clouding an epidemic that has stirred fear as it... more »»

While US worries about China, Europe stays focused on Russia

February 13, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — China and its increasingly sophisticated and far-flung military sit atop U.S. more »»

Ideas for amending Russian Constitution aired for Putin

February 13, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — A meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin on amending the Russian Constitution produced suggested changes on a variety of topics Thursday, ranging from the protection of... more »»

Russian WWII intelligence veteran Botyan dies at 103

February 13, 2020

Alexei Botyan, a veteran of Soviet intelligence hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during World War II, has died at 103. more »»

Macron vows "fight of the century” against climate change

February 13, 2020

PARIS (AP) — France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a melting glacier in the French Alps. more »»

US woman wanted for husband's 2002 death arrested in Rome

February 13, 2020

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren’t identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinationa... more »»

Pompeo 'outraged' by UN list of firms with settlement ties

February 13, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said he is “outraged” by the U.N. more »»

Trump slams ex-adviser who defended key impeachment witness

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former... more »»

Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers' windows

February 13, 2020

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The local government in Amsterdam has banned guided tours that take groups past the famed windows in the city's red-light district where visitors watch semi-naked sex workers pose. more »»

 
 

 

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