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Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil, winner of the Red Ochre, the major award at the 6th Nat...

Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old. Gulpilil found his widest audiences with his roles in the 1986 hit film “Crocodile Dundee” and in director Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 epic “Australia” in a career that spanned […]
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FILE - Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil, left, and Dutch-Australian movie director Rolf D...

Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old. Gulpilil found his widest audiences with his roles in the 1986 hit film “Crocodile Dundee” and in director Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 epic “Australia” in a career that spanned […]
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French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure — entertainer Josephine Baker – critics say France is continuing a long tradition of decrying racism abroad while obscuring it at home. […]
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FILE- Protesters gesture during a demonstration against police violence and racial injustice,  Tues...

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure — entertainer Josephine Baker – critics say France is continuing a long tradition of decrying racism abroad while obscuring it at home. […]
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A man and his child rest inside a logistics center at the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Pola...

Belarusian leader accuses Lithuania of dumping dead migrants

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused Lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants on the border between the two countries — a claim rejected by Lithuania amid soaring tensions over migration. Lukashenko also warned that his country with stand squarely behind its ally Russia if the Ukrainian authorities launch an […]
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Storm with high winds pounds Istanbul; 4 dead, several hurt

ISTANBUL (AP) — A powerful storm pounded Istanbul and other parts of Turkey on Monday, killing at least four people and causing havoc in the city of 15 million people, reports said. The victims included a woman who died in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, where strong gusts tore off part of a roof and it landed […]
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In this photo taken from video released on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 by the Russian Defense Ministry Pr...

Russian navy test-fires hypersonic missile in the White Sea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s navy has successfully test-fired a prospective hypersonic missile, the military said Monday. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile, hitting a practice target 400 kilometers (215 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zircon, […]
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Sweden's Finance Minister and Scocial Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson looks on, during ...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation’s head of government. In a 101 -173 vote with 75 abstentions, the 349-seat Riksdag elected […]
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown P...

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will visit UAE in February

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he plans to pay a return visit to the United Arab Emirates in February as the two countries move to put years of tense relations behind them. Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince visited Ankara last week, making his first official trip to Turkey since 2012 […]
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Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili who was convicted in absentia of abuse of power durin...

Jailed former president of ex-Soviet Georgia faces court

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The imprisoned former president of ex-Soviet republic Georgia appeared in court Monday on charges of abuse of office, proceedings that triggered scuffles between his supporters and police. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president in 2008-13, left Georgia for Ukraine after the end of his second term and was later convicted in […]
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FILE - Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, left, talks with his wife Maike Kohl-Richter after unv...

German court: widow not entitled to damages awarded to Kohl

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled on Monday that the widow of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl isn’t entitled to 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in damages that the country’s late leader was awarded in a legal battle with his one-time ghostwriter. Kohl was awarded the damages shortly before he died in 2017 by […]
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Employees of public services attend a rally for better payment in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 2...

Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus

BERLIN (AP) — About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year. The agreement announced by the ver.di and dbb unions Monday also will see higher raises and hazard pay for workers in some medical and care professions […]
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Kyrgyzstan's President Sadyr Zhaparov prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station during the p...

Opposition in Kyrgyzstan challenges election results

MOSCOW (AP) — Scores of opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan rallied Monday to challenge the results of a parliamentary election that was swept by parties loyal to the country’s president. Sunday’s election came just over just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation that propelled Sadyr Zhaparov to […]
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Carmaker Stellantis secures supply of battery-grade lithium

MILAN (AP) — The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025. Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, signed a binding agreement with Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd. in Germany, which […]
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Lock in: Dozens stuck in England’s highest pub after storm

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of customers who stopped for a drink at Britain’s highest altitude pub got a longer stay than they bargained for, after the building was cut off by a blizzard. Sixty-one people woke up Monday after their third night at the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales, 270 miles (435 kilometers) […]
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Exterior view of the hotel in Badhoevedorp near Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, where Dutch authorit...

Couple detained on plane after leaving Dutch quarantine

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch military police arrested a husband and wife Sunday who had left a hotel where they were being quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 and boarded a plane. Local media reported that the couple were trying to fly home to Spain. A spokeswoman for the local security authority that covers […]
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addresses the media as he arrives to attend the opening day of...

Indian lawmakers repeal farm reforms after year of protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers on Monday repealed agricultural legislation that provoked a year of nationwide protests from farmers, in a move that was seen as a major reversal and rare climbdown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which had ardently defended the controversial reforms. The Farm Laws Repeal bill passed the lower and […]
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A Portuguese Under-23 league soccer match gets underway at the National stadium in Oeiras, outside ...

Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of a top soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa. The Ricardo Jorge National Health […]
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People pass through Waterloo train station, in London, during the morning rush hour, Monday, Nov. 2...

UK set to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears

LONDON (AP) — The independent body advising the British government on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines will likely decide Monday whether to expand the booster program to younger age groups following the discovery of the new omicron variant. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, or JCVI, has been asked by the British government to […]
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France waits on tests for 8 suspected omicron variant cases

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are waiting Monday for laboratory confirmation of eight suspected cases of the new variant of the coronavirus, involving people who traveled recently to southern Africa. Testing already conducted determined that the travelers were positive for the virus but not for one of its previous variants. Follow-up genetic testing was being […]
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Food, gas prices pinch families as inflation surges globally

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide. Rising inflation is leading to price increases for food, gas and other products […]
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Police officers patrol to ensure security in Mandani, an area of Charsadda district, Pakistan, Mond...

Mob attacks Pakistan police, fails to grab blasphemy suspect

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob burned a police station and four police posts overnight in northwest Pakistan after officers refused to hand over a mentally unstable man accused of desecrating Islam’s holy book, the Quran, authorities said Monday. No officers were hurt in the attacks, which forced the police to summon troops to […]
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Police inspect vehicles at a road block on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand on Sept. 30, 2021...

New variant not stopping New Zealand’s reopening plans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The emergence of the omicron variant hasn’t changed New Zealand’s plans to ease restrictions in Auckland and move the nation into a new, more open phase of its pandemic response, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Bars, restaurants and gyms in Auckland can reopen from late Thursday, ending a coronavirus […]
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Travelers board a bus at the Woodlands temporary bus interchange that will transport them to Malays...

Joyful reunions as Malaysia-Singapore land border reopens

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysians working in Singapore held joyful reunions with their loved ones after returning to their homeland on Monday following the partial reopening of a land border that has been shuttered for nearly two years due to the pandemic. Buses ferried fully vaccinated passengers across the Causeway Bridge that connects the […]
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