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Notre Dame renovation chief says rebuild won't be rushed

January 22, 2020

PARIS (AP) — The French army general in charge of rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris says renovation work will begin in earnest later this year.

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'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died a... more »»

US, France reach tax deal averting broader trade war

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France's finance minister said Wednesday that his country will delay its tax on the digital business of big tech firms like Google and Faceook in exchange for the United... more »»

Putin to meet mother of Israeli backpacker jailed over hash

January 22, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the mother of an Israeli tourist who was jailed in Russia for carrying a few grams of hashish, the Kremlin said Wednesday. more »»

Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

January 22, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's central political and legal affairs commission issued a stern warning:... more »»

France delays digital tax, US suspends retaliatory tariffs

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France's finance minister says his country will delay its digital tax and U.S. will hold off retaliatory sanction. more »»

The Latest: Hong Kong chief in Davos as city mired in crises

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

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Kosovo PM hails deal on flights with Serbia as step forward

January 22, 2020

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo outgoing prime minister on Wednesday hailed the agreement with Serbia on a resumption of commercial flights, which will increase travel and economic ties between th... more »»

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

January 22, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. more »»

Tilda Swinton backs public appeal to buy Derek Jarman house

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the publi. more »»

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president

January 22, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s lawmakers elected their country’s first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou. more »»

Greek islanders strongly protest overcrowded refugee camps

January 22, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of Greek residents and business owners joined a strike and protested Wednesday on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the government ease... more »»

Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at his accusers in the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday but broke with some of his defenders as he reiterated his preference for... more »»

Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown

January 22, 2020

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier, and a human rights activist said Tuesday that other... more »»

France to put on hold digital tax plan, meet with US

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — France has agreed to put on hold a tax on big tech companies' online business until November as a gesture of goodwill ahead of discussions later with the U.S. more »»

Auschwitz survivor who was just 2 at liberation nurses scars

January 22, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz. more »»

S. Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

January 22, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's first known transgender soldier pleaded to be allowed to continue serving after the military decided Wednesday to discharge her for undergoing gender... more »»

Britain's EU Journey: When it signed up, 16 years late

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. more »»

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

January 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rule... more »»

Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top court

January 22, 2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdow... more »»

 
 
 

 

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