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  • Ship captain arrested after collision with Greek warship

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Wednesday arrested the captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship that collided with a Greek navy minehunter outside the country’s main port of Piraeus. The coast guard said the captain of the Maersk Launceston container vessel was arrested for alleged violations of the Greek penal code and of the […]
  • Ship captain arrested after collision with Greek warship

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Wednesday arrested the captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship that collided with a Greek navy minehunter outside the country’s main port of Piraeus. The coast guard said the captain of the Maersk Launceston container vessel was arrested for alleged violations of the Greek penal code and of the […]
  • Zimbabwe Cabinet approves proposal to criminalize protests

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention or speak with foreign governments without state approval. Critics Wednesday said the move “is meant to entrench authoritarianism.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s […]
  • Zimbabwe Cabinet approves proposal to criminalize protests

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention or speak with foreign governments without state approval. Critics Wednesday said the move “is meant to entrench authoritarianism.” President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s […]
  • As virus surges, isolated UK leader Johnson faces many foes

    LONDON (AP) — All politicians have opponents, but Boris Johnson’s list is exceptional. Amid a global pandemic, Britain’s prime minister is battling the European Union, a resurgent political opposition, angry English mayors and a beloved soccer star who wants to feed poor children. Even previously loyal lawmakers are growing restive. Less than a year after […]
  • Serbia’s PM: gov’t to be pro-EU keeping Russia, China ties

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly” relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament before it approved Serbia’s new government dominated by allies of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic. The vote was 227 for and […]
  • Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that is expected to have a major long-term impact on brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. The U.S. e-commerce giant said Wednesday that Swedish customers can shop for more than 150 million products in […]
  • Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

    LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father. The former Meghan Markle made the request ahead of a preliminary hearing on the case scheduled for Thursday, […]
  • Military aircraft perform fly-bys on Greek national holiday

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek military jets and helicopters performed flybys over the capital and other cities, towns and islands Wednesday to mark Greece’s national holiday while traditional military and student parades were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Known as Ohi Day, or “No Day,” the Oct. 28 holiday commemorates the day in 1940 […]
  • GSK says Q3 earnings fall 14.4% amid COVID-19 disruption

    LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says third-quarter earnings fell 14.4% as disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced sales of vaccines, antibiotics and consumer healthcare products. The company said Wednesday that pretax profit dropped to 1.67 billion pounds ($2.16 billion) from 1.95 billion pounds in the same period last year. Net income fell 19.8% to […]