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Tainted rice wine kills 7 at Cambodian funeral ceremony

Dec. 1, 2020 2:12 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Seven people died and more than 130 others were hospitalized in Cambodia after drinking rice wine that health authorities believe was adulterated with a toxic substance. The Health Ministry said the incident happened Saturday in a remote rural area of central Cambodia’s...

A staff member wearing a face mask stands near a display of Australian wines at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Chinese leaders are conducting an import fair under intensive anti-coronavirus controls in their latest effort to revive the world's No. 2 economy while the United States and Europe struggle with a renewed surge of infections. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China slaps 200% tax on Australia wine amid tensions

Nov. 27, 2020 9:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus. The Ministry of Commerce imposed import taxes of up to 212.1%, effective Saturday,...

Pedestrians walk past a COVID-19-themed mural outside a boarded up business Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California official: just say 'no' to family Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2020 8:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Thanksgiving two days away, California's health secretary on Tuesday urged people to say “no” to family and friends who want to gather, joining other officials in issuing dire warnings about the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Mark Ghaly said it's not too late to...

Lindsey Catarino poses in front of her decorated Christmas tree in her condo in West Hartford, Conn. Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. She is one of a growing number of people who have gone full-on Christmas weeks earlier than they normally would. (Kate Tortland Fine Art via AP)

Forget sad Thanksgiving: early Christmas fever takes over

Nov. 18, 2020 9:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in mid-September. By Oct. 1, her mantel was decorated. Since, she has added more trees and decorations in just about every room of her Connecticut condo. The goal for the 42-year-old Catarino,...

File - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo  an Israeli worker transports wine bottles in a winery at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot, Tuesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

Nov. 18, 2020 6:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, an air tanker drops retardant on the Glass Fire burning in Calistoga, Calif. In three of the past four years, major wildfires driven by a changing climate have devastated parts of the world-class region, leaving little doubt that it's vulnerable to smoke, flames and blackouts during the fall.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California wine country adapting to annual wildfire threat

Nov. 9, 2020 12:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Harvest season in Northern California's wine country is what dream weddings are made of: ripe grapevines and golden sunsets provide ceremonies an alluring backdrop that every year draws millions of visitors. But harvest season now overlaps with fire season as wildfires, too, have...

Supporters of Bobi Wine, a legislator whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, sit in the back of a police truck after being arrested, outside his campaign headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Armed police on Wednesday

Uganda police raid offices of presidential hopeful Bobi Wine

Oct. 14, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Armed police on Wednesday “besieged” the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda's presidency in elections set for 2021, an opposition figure said. Police confiscated items such as security cameras and supplies of red berets...