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Live updates: US reports first known case of omicron variant

Dec. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday — a person in California who had been to South Africa — as scientists around the world raced to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than previous ones. ...

UK panel asks govt to scrap plan to turn back migrant boats

Dec. 01, 2021 13:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. parliamentary committee on Wednesday criticized government plans to deter migrants and refugees from trying to reach Britain in small boats, saying the measures would endanger lives without stopping dangerous journeys across the English Channel like the one that killed...

Blinken says Russia could move on Ukraine 'on short order'

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin could quickly order an invasion of Ukraine if he had a pretext for doing so but that NATO allies stand ready to inflict heavy sanctions on Russia’s economy if that happens. ...

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

Nov. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honor. Baker's voice resonated through streets of...

France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor

Nov. 30, 2021 11:55 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor.

Zemmour, French far-right pundit, launches presidential run

Nov. 30, 2021 11:10 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A far-right former TV pundit with multiple hate-speech convictions officially entered the race for France's presidency on Tuesday and warned his supporters that they will likely be called racists for backing his anti-immigration and anti-Islam views that have already shaken up...

French authorities announce France's first case of the omicron variant, in the Indian Ocean island territory of Reunion

Nov. 30, 2021 03:38 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — French authorities announce France's first case of the omicron variant, in the Indian Ocean island territory of Reunion.

Today in History

Nov. 30, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2021. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill, which required a five-day...

Lionel Messi wins men's Ballon d'Or award for record-extending 7th time

Nov. 29, 2021 15:59 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi wins men's Ballon d'Or award for record-extending 7th time.

France beefs up anti-smuggling agency after migrant deaths

Nov. 29, 2021 14:40 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France will double the staff of the agency in charge of fighting smugglers after 27 people died trying to reach Britain in an overcrowded boat last week and will talk with Britain about how best to stop migrants from undertaking such dangerous Channel crossings, a French...