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Belarus’ opposition challenger urges UN action amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of students, information technology workers and others rallied again in Belarus' capital Friday to protest the disputed reelection of the nation's authoritarian president, while the main opposition challenger in the vote urged the United Nations to help end the ...

IAEA: Iran continues to expand stockpile of enriched uranium

VIENNA (AP) — Iran continues to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limitations set in a landmark deal with world powers, but has begun providing access to sites where it was suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material and possibly conducted ...

NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia’s Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday condemned the "appalling assassination attempt" on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and called on Moscow to answer questions about the poisoning to international investigators. Navalny, a Kremlin critic and ...

Italy’s Berlusconi had virus fever, aches but feels better

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he no longer has fever or aches from the "insidious disease" of COVID-19 as he recovers in quarantine at one of his private villas. Berlusconi spoke by phone Thursday to the leaders of his Forza Italia party who were in Genoa ...

David Graeber, influential in Occupy Wall Street, dies at 59

LONDON (AP) — David Graeber, who helped organize the Occupy Wall Street movement, has died in Venice, his agent said. He was 59. A professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, Graeber studied anarchism and anti-capitalist movements, and challenged the world to respond to the ...

‘Mammoth central’ found at Mexico airport construction site

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of mammoth skeletons recovered at an airport construction site north of Mexico City has risen to at least 200, with a large number still to be excavated, experts said Thursday. Archaeologists hope the site that has become "mammoth central" — the shores of an ...

Cuba closes off Havana to stamp out spread of coronavirus

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities ordered a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana on Tuesday seeking to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital. Aggressive anti-virus measures including closing down air travel have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in Cuba ...

Mexico’s ‘teflon’ presidency loses some sheen but survives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a president with a plunging economy and the world's fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador isn't doing so badly. In his second state-of-the-union address Tuesday, López Obrador emphasized what he considers his major ...

Washington says pardons by Venezuela’s Maduro are token acts

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro should not be praised for releasing a few political opponents ahead of a congressional election, when many more opposition activists remain in jail. "Restoring constitutional rights that ...

Ex-Malian president Keita hospitalized at private clinic

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Malian president ousted in a military coup last month, was hospitalized late Tuesday at a private clinic, intensifying fears about the 75-year-old's health after being detained for 10 days by the junta now in power. Keita's condition was not ...