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  • American charged with COVID relief fraud arrested in Croatia

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have arrested a Florida man wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges for allegedly receiving more than $7.2 million in coronavirus relief funds after concocting hundreds of nonexistent employees on loan applications. Croatian media identified the man as Don Cisternino. Croatian police confirmed the arrest Wednesday. They said in […]
  • Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

    LONDON (AP) — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts. The main opposition Labour Party called a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday to […]
  • US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security aides were consulting with NATO on Wednesday to coordinate the alliance’s withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned pullout of American troops by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were meeting senior officials […]
  • EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Thursday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had shown their value in the pandemic. “We need to focus on technologies that have proven their worth,” […]
  • Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military’s Feb. 1 coup, a state-run newspaper reported Wednesday. Doctors, nurses and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their opposition to the military takeover that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s […]
  • Hospital: Niger elementary school fire kills 20 children

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A fire fueled by high winds swept through an elementary school in Niger’s capital, killing 20 children, hospital officials said Wednesday. The pupils — between the ages of 7 and 13 — were attending class at the time the blaze erupted around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The cause of the fire […]
  • Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings and kidnappings and prepares for an upcoming constitutional referendum and general election later this year. Jouthe had served as prime minister since March 2020. He did not provide an explanation for […]
  • Russian President Putin gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the first dose. The Russian leader announced getting the jab, which was kept out of the public eye, at a session of the Russian Geographical Society, in which he took part via video link. “Right […]
  • EU, UK set meeting over Northern Ireland trade rules

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and the United Kingdom Brexit minister David Frost will hold talks Thursday in Brussels to discuss Northern Ireland trade rules, the EU said on Wednesday. The meeting will take place a month after the EU started legal action against the United Kingdom, arguing the former member did […]
  • EU, UK set meeting over Northern Ireland trade rules

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and the United Kingdom Brexit minister David Frost will hold talks Thursday in Brussels to discuss Northern Ireland trade rules, the EU said on Wednesday. The meeting will take place a month after the EU started legal action against the United Kingdom, arguing the former member did […]