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New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday became the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her nation's expertise on dealing with the cor
Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong taken into custody after guilty plea

Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong taken into custody after guilty plea

HONG KONG — Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and two other activists were taken into custody Monday after they pleaded guilty to charges related to a demonstration outside police headquarters during anti-government protests last
Trump's legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

Trump's legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

PHILADELPHIA — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centred on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania.
LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

LA County restricts in-person dining due to COVID-19 cases

Los Angeles County announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Sunday that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise at the start of the holiday season and officials statewide begged Californians to avoid travelling or
US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University.
Confrontation at German coronavirus protest goes viral

Confrontation at German coronavirus protest goes viral

BERLIN — A video went viral Sunday in Germany of a confrontation at a coronavirus protest, where a young woman compared herself to a famous Nazi resistance fighter and then was accused by a security guard of “trivializing” the Holocaust.

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were with him, authorities say.
Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats

Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threats

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Fears of attacks by extremists prevented voting in many parts of Burkina Faso on Sunday, as the country went to the polls for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence linked to al-Qaida and the Isl
Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

Azerbaijanis who fled war look to return home, if it exists

BAKU, Azerbaijan — As Azerbaijan regains control of land it lost to Armenian forces a quarter-century ago, civilians who fled the fighting decades ago wonder if they can go back home now — and if there's still a home to go back to.
Amid travel break, pope cheers Lisbon youth jamboree plans

Amid travel break, pope cheers Lisbon youth jamboree plans

VATICAN CITY — With no papal travels abroad this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis is cheering efforts for a youth jamboree, traditionally attended by pontiffs, in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2023.