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Iran president calls 60% enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Apr. 14, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president on Wednesday called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site “an answer to your evilness,” linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

Apr. 14, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning. Many will also be watching for any signs of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with his elder brother Prince William. ...

The Latest: South Korea reports highest jump in 3 months

Apr. 14, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has recorded its highest daily jump in new COVID-19 infections in about three months, as officials urge the public to maintain vigilance. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Wednesday it’s confirmed 731 new cases over...

Russia tries to ban Kosovo flag at UN -- unsuccessfully

Apr. 13, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia tried for the first time Tuesday to prevent Kosovo’s representative from speaking at the U.N. Security Council with the country’s flag in the background, saying the majority of council members don’t recognize its independence from Serbia. ...

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

Apr. 13, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles Greece's Aegean Sea islands

Apr. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 struck Tuesday between the southeastern Aegean Sea islands of Nissyros and Tilos, Greek authorities said. There were no reports of damage or injury. Athens University's Geodynamic...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Apr. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency. Biden also told Putin the U.S. would “act...

Czechs reject mandatory quotas on local food in stores

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech lawmakers have rejected a proposed bill to reduce dependency on food imports by imposing a quota of locally-produced food to be sold in supermarkets. Lawmakers in the upper house, or the Senate, dismissed the bill last month. It would have required...