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USDA: Ferret tests positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Sep. 24, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A ferret has tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida, federal officials announced Friday. This is the first ferret to test positive for COVID-19 in the United States, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release. A ferret in the European...

France rallies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France’s European Union partners agreed Tuesday to put the country's festering dispute over a major Indo-Pacific defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain at the top of bloc’s political agenda, including at an EU summit next month. The...

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

Sep. 19, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there’s not much she can do about it. Her hope...

Slovenia starts mandatory vaccination for government workers

Sep. 17, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government said on Friday that it would immediately start with compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for all government employees, stepping up anti-virus measures that had already sparked a major riot in the small Alpine state. All...

Primoz Roglic wins Spanish Vuelta for 3rd straight year

Sep. 05, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic was barely off his bike before someone shoved a beer in his hand, a welcome way to savor his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title. The Slovenian and his Jumbo-Visma teammates then donned shirts to mark the moment. ...

The Latest: Washington state vaccine mandate moves forward

Sep. 04, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Days after suing to block what is believed to be among the nation’s strictest COVID-19 employee vaccine mandates, Washington’s largest state labor union has announced a tentative agreement for Gov. Jay Inslee’s order for state workers. The...

EU ministers outline conditions for relations with Taliban

Sep. 03, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — European Union officials on Friday listed a set of conditions for defining the EU's level of engagement with the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, including respect for human rights and the rule of law. Following the Afghan...

EU pushes for more autonomy amid Afghanistan fallout

Sep. 02, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BRDO CASTLE, Slovenia (AP) — Still reeling from the European Union's shortcomings in Afghanistan, officials from the 27-nation bloc on Thursday discussed ways to improve their response to future crises and not be so reliant on the U.S. “Afghanistan has shown that the...

Afghan 'wake-up call' breeds support for EU military force

Sep. 01, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The collapse of Afghanistan's government, the Taliban’s takeover of the country, and the rush to evacuate European citizens and Afghan employees have highlighted the European Union’s need for its own rapid-reaction military force, senior EU officials say. ...

The Latest: Food agency warns of hunger in Afghan conflict

Aug. 18, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country. Mary Ellen McGroarty, the World Food...