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Virus pushes US unemployment toward highest since Depression

NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the...

 

2nd French court orders Amazon to better protect workers

PARIS (AP) — Amazon is keeping all of its French warehouses closed for the time being, after an appeals court upheld a ruling saying the company hadn't done enough to protect workers from the coronavirus. Unions in France and beyond welcomed...

 

'A stroke of luck' to be on global cruise during pandemic

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of world scurried into their homes for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was beyond surreal. It was "a stroke of good luck." Now, his...

 

Virus hits 100,000 cases as it upends lives, livelihoods

BANGKOK (AP) — Crossing more borders, the new coronavirus hit a milestone Friday, infecting more than 100,000 people worldwide as it wove itself deeper into the daily lives of millions, infecting the powerful, the unprotected poor and the vast...

 

Virus cases top 100,000 in 90 countries as markets take dive

PARIS (AP) — Crossing more borders, the new coronavirus hit a milestone Friday, infecting more than 100,000 people worldwide as it wove itself deeper into the daily lives of millions, infecting the powerful, the unprotected poor and vast masses in...

 

From New York to Moscow, Holocaust survivors share memories

PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem's Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world's collective...

 

Ukraine's ex-president discussed investments with Giuliani

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's former president said Wednesday he discussed investments with President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in 2017, but that he never discussed Ukrainian companies with any U.S. official. Like many Ukrainians,...

 

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records PARIS (AP) — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn't help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon...

 

New auto giant? Fiat Chrysler wants to merge with Renault

PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. The merged company would...

 

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic...

 

SNU Takes a Thriller on Bison Hill, Defeat OBU in Double OT

SHAWNEE, Okla.—In one meant for a rivalry game, Southern Nazarene came out on top against Oklahoma Baptist at the Noble Complex in Shawnee Oklahoma, 78-76, in double overtime on Thursday evening. The Crimson Storm (6-9, 5-4 GAC) jumped out to an...

 

G-20 agrees on trade, migration, US goes own way on climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate...

 

Trump vs the world _ G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded...

 

Snubbed by Trump, Putin charms other players at G20

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Russia is putting on a brave face after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly junked a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It's all about internal U.S. politics and "anti-Russian hysteria," Russian officials...

 

Interpol's flaws exposed in US-Russia fight over presidency

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. won, Russia lost and Interpol narrowly escaped disaster — that's the upshot of an unusually high-drama vote for the international police agency's president, dominated by fears that Russia wants to turn...

 

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

LONDON (AP) — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wher...

 

France seizes jet at takeoff after Ryanair doesn't pay bill

PARIS (AP) — Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight. In France, 149 passengers were preparing to take off for London late Thursday when...

 

New blow to GRU: More Russian military spies exposed

PARIS (AP) — It seems like open season on the GRU. The Russian military agency had its inner workings exposed again Friday as determined journalists and Kremlin critics remain focused on uncovering its secrets. A new report details the alleged...

 

Russia puts deep roots in Syria, warns West against meddling

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The same day that Russian diplomats struck a deal with Turkey over a demilitarized zone in Syria's last rebel-run region, dozens of Russian businessmen were flying home from Damascus, contracts in hand for trade with a...

 

Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those...

 

As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says 'so what?'

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling - and Russia says it couldn't care less. Trump's executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could...

 

Bumblers or just brazen? Spotlight on Russia's ascendant GRU

PARIS (AP) — It seems like a spy film parody — two burly Russian agents staying in a low-end London hotel and doctoring a perfume flask with deadly nerve agent, oblivious to the security cameras filming them along the way. The operation to...

 

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

MOSCOW (AP) — Having Donald Trump in the White House is looking increasingly like a liability for the Kremlin, rather than an asset. But don't expect President Vladimir Putin to say that out loud. Russia's official assessment of Trump's...

 

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States, as Moscow blasted the arrest as "anti-Russian hysteria." The embassy said in a Faceboo...

 

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow

MOSCOW (AP) — While Donald Trump came home to criticism from left and right after his first summit with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president came home to universal praise. Instead of being portrayed as a duel on the world stage, the summit was...

 

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