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Britain opens EU trade talks with a threat to walk away

February 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no... more »»

Putin rejected offer to use body doubles during Chechen war

February 27, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had rejected an offer to use body doubles for personal protection during a conflict in Chechny. more »»

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimage; Iran vice president has virus

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the... more »»

Paper: Ex-spokeswoman for Iran hostage-takers has new virus

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the... more »»

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

February 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Campaigners won a court ruling Thursday to block the plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds, setting the stage for a new fight over whether to make... more »»

Paper: Ex-spokeswoman for Iran hostage-takers has virus

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A state-owned newspaper in Iran says Masoumeh Ebtekar, a vice president in the Islamic Republic and a spokeswoman for the 1979 hostage-takers, has the new... more »»

Iran news agencies report Friday prayers canceled in Tehran

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Semiofficial news agencies in Iran are reporting that Friday prayers have been canceled in Tehran and elsewhere in the Islamic Republic over the outbreak of new... more »»

Scars of violence haunt India's capital after deadly riots

February 27, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in... more »»

UK opens EU trade talks with threat to walk away

February 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for the upcoming trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is n... more »»

Scars of violence apparent after deadly New Delhi riots

February 27, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in... more »»

Venice faces new threat from virus after reeling from floods

February 27, 2020

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is worrying... more »»

Pope cancels visit with Rome priests for 'slight' illness

February 27, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday, officials said. more »»

Berlin drops Hindenburg honorary title for role in Nazi rise

February 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — He led Germany's army in World War I and served for nearly a decade as the country's president, but thanks to his role in Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Paul von... more »»

Plácido Domingo drops upcoming shows at Spanish opera venue

February 27, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Global opera star Plácido Domingo has canceled his upcoming performances at one of Spain's main opera houses as officials and music venues in the tenor's home country reassess their... more »»

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

February 27, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick... more »»

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran cases spike

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the... more »»

Iran says number of dead from new virus at 26 from 245 cases

February 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 26 people amid 245 confirmed cases in the Islamic Republic, a significant increase in the number of known cases. more »»

AP Interview: Al-Qaida, IS affiliates team up in West Africa

February 27, 2020

THIES, Senegal (AP) — The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists... more »»

German court upholds restrictions on law clerk's headscarf

February 27, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court ruled Thursday that a Muslim law clerk can be prevented from wearing a headscarf during court proceedings. more »»

Tunisia approves government after months of deadlock

February 27, 2020

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia has a new government at last, after four months of arguing among rival parties in the young North African democracy. more »»

 
 
 

 

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