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FILE - In this Jan 27, 2021, file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi watches the vaccination of...

Myanmar judge rules that Suu Kyi’s trial will continue

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, […]
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FILE - In this Jan 27, 2021, file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi watches the vaccination of...

Myanmar judge rules that Suu Kyi’s trial will continue

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her political allies for their trial to continue on charges of incitement. Suu Kyi and her elected government were ousted by the military in February. A special court in the capital, […]
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PARIS (AP) — France’s Defense Ministry used Twitter to offer a robust defense of the co...

Defense official defends French submarine-making capability

PARIS (AP) — France’s Defense Ministry used Twitter to offer a robust defense of the country’s submarine-making capabilities and to criticize Australia’s decision to choose the United States as a partner in a major defense deal. Defense Ministry spokesman Herve Grandjean devoted a series of tweets to tearing into the deal, which also includes Britain. […]
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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean city of Concepcion ...

Magnitude 6.4 quake sways buildings in coastal Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean city of Concepcion on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at 6.4 and said it was centered offshore, 81 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the city of Arauco. Witnesses said tall buildings […]
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Lava from a volcano engulfs a building near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spai...

Spain’s new volcano attracts visitors, destroys banana crops

LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Traffic jams pack the winding narrow roads of La Palma at dusk as curious residents and visitors flock to snap photos as the Spanish island’s new volcano furiously ejects material into the air and glowing lava swallows villas, crops and warehouses on its downhill path to the sea. With the […]
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This undated photo provided by the Croatian Police shows an unidentified woman who was found on the...

Croatia police trying to identify woman with memory loss

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police said Tuesday they are still working to establish the identity of a woman with no recollection of who she is or where she came from before she ended up on a northern Adriatic Sea island. Police told The Associated Press they are searching the terrain and conducting interviews with […]
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PARIS (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged developed countries to put more ...

OECD urges rich nations to share vaccines to even-up growth

PARIS (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged developed countries to put more effort into providing low-income countries with coronavirus vaccines in order to ensure that the global recovery from the pandemic is more even. In its latest assessment of the state of the global economy, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development […]
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 4, 2021 file photo, former President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters at...

Ex-South African president absent at corruption trial

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma did not attend a hearing in his corruption trial Tuesday, prompting prosecutors to question his absence and ask the judge to examine his medical records. Zuma was released from an unrelated 15-month jail sentence on medical parole earlier this month and has been receiving treatment for […]
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo Pope Francis attends a meeting with priests, religious men...

‘Some wanted me dead:’ Pope acknowledges right-wing critics

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after his recent intestinal surgery. Francis made the comments during a Sept. 13 private meeting with Slovakian Jesuits soon after he arrived in the Slovak capital […]
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BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election...

German court orders removal of ‘Hang the Greens’ posters

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election posters with the slogan “Hang the Greens,” overturning a decision by a lower court and ruling that the posters were a danger to public safety. Authorities in the eastern city of Zwickau earlier this month said the tiny […]
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A health worker administers the vaccine for COVID-19 at a vaccination center set up at a government...

India calls new UK COVID-19 vaccine rules ‘discriminatory’

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the new rules unveiled last week, which take effect next […]
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander marked the opening of the parliamentary year with a speech outlining th...

Dutch king’s speech outlines limited government plans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king outlined a pared-back government plan for the coming year on Tuesday in his traditional speech opening the new parliamentary term that came amid drawn-out negotiations to form a new ruling coalition. With the government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte in caretaker mode since a March general election […]
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BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a st...

IT phoned home: Storytelling box foils kindergarten thief

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a burglary case at a kindergarten after a storytelling gadget the suspect had swiped revealed his location. Police said Tuesday that the 44-year-old suspect had stolen various items during a break-in at a kindergarten in the western town of Halver in April. Among them were a […]
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FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a d...

J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given either two months or six months after the initial shot — revved up protection. The results haven’t […]
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FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2002 file photo, Alexander Litvinenko, former KGB spy and author of ...

European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with a radioactive material. A former agent for the KGB spy agency and […]
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, police officers guard a cordon around a police ...

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect, a member of the country’s military intelligence service, in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. Prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge Denis Sergeev, who went by the alias “Sergey Fedotov,” with conspiracy to […]
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A view of empty shelves at a supermarket in London, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Retailers, manufacturer...

UK energy crisis: Govt in CO2 deal to avert food shortages

LONDON (AP) — The British government agreed Tuesday to support an American-owned firm that produces much of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide, a deal designed to avert shortages of meat, poultry and packaged foods amid a crisis triggered by soaring energy costs. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government would provide “limited financial support” for three […]
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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole and his wife Rebecca arrive to vote in the Canadian federal electi...

Trudeau’s election bet fails, but Tory rival might lose job

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won his third straight election but failed to get the majority in Parliament he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the center and alienating its base. Trudeau bet Canadians didn’t want a Conservative government during a […]
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters in Greece have contained a wildfire that threatened homes ...

Greece: Firefighters contain wildfire at resort near Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters in Greece have contained a wildfire that threatened homes and prompted overnight evacuations at a resort town northeast of Athens, the country’s fire service said Tuesday. More than 150 firefighters and volunteers battled through the night, using hoses and excavators to stop the fire outside Nea Makri, 30 kilometers (18 […]
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A woman lays flowers on a table as a police officer stands guard outside the Perm State University ...

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official. Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov said Tuesday that the shooting at the […]
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Kosovo's Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla during an interview with The Associated Press in Kosovo's ...

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked again Tuesday by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. The traffic chaos raised fears that it may unleash much deeper tensions between the two Balkan neighbors. Serbia doesn’t recognize its former province […]
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Smoke billows from a volcano near Los Llanos de Ariadne on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, ...

Toxic gas, new rivers of molten lava endanger Spanish island

EL PASO, Canary Islands (AP) — As a new volcanic vent blew open and unstoppable rivers of molten rock flowed toward the sea, authorities on a Spanish island warned Tuesday that more dangers lie ahead for residents, including earthquakes, lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash and acid rain. Several small earthquakes shook the island of […]
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A mother tries to comfort her child before receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a hosp...

Thai campaign to vaccinate schoolchildren makes progress

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in the Thai capital made headway Tuesday in their effort to vaccinate children against the coronavirus, giving shots of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 12 to 18 with underlying diseases. Vaccinations for that age bracket were first offered last month through hospitals, but now are arranged by schools. A […]
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A man wearing a face mask to help protect himself from the coronavirus walks by a map showing the E...

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors

BEIJING (AP) — Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt, fueling fears of possible wider shock waves for the financial system. Chinese regulators have yet to say what they might do about Evergrande Group. Economists expect them […]
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