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In this UNTV image, Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic. (UNTV via AP)

Venezuela's Maduro blasts US in speech to world leaders

Sep. 23, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted United States sanctions in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, while avoiding any mention of a report accusing his government of crimes against humanity. In a lengthy, prerecorded speech that ran more than twice...

In this UNTV image, Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic. (UNTV via AP)

The Latest: Venezuela calls US 'serious threat to peace'

Sep. 23, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has blasted the United States as “the most serious threat to peace in the world” in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly while calling for the Trump...

A giant American Flag hangs on the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.  U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading Wednesday, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Stocks close sharply lower as tech sector takes another hit

Sep. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

Wall Street experienced more whiplash Wednesday as stocks closed broadly lower, wiping out the market's gains from the day before. The S&P 500 fell 2.4% after giving up an earlier gain. The selling, which accelerated in the afternoon, was widespread, though technology stocks accounted for the biggest losses....

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Sep. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Technology companies dragged U.S. stocks sharply lower Wednesday as Wall Street's tumultuous month continues to churn. The latest losses erased the S&P 500's gains from a day earlier and deepened the benchmark index’s September slide to 7.5% after a five-month rally. Worries about a potential second...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Ohio’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law. Attorney General Dave Yost filed the lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 in Franklin County Court against Energy Harbor. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)

Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid

Sep. 23, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe involving the former speaker of the Ohio House....

Greece: Highway protest over migrant health fears

Sep. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Several hundred residents from a seaside resort in central Greece briefly blocked the country’s main highway Wednesday to protest the settlement of migrant children and teenagers at a local hotel. Police said they did not intervene and the blockade ended peacefully,...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , right, listens to a question from Wisconsin Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton, during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pompeo warns of China influence in state, local governments

Sep. 23, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including through seemingly innocuous sister-city agreements, delivering the message in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin....

Greece: EU to ready Turkey sanctions despite crisis thaw

Sep. 23, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Wednesday that it still expects the European Union to approve sanctions against Turkey despite the two NATO members agreeing to restart talks on maritime boundaries, energy rights and other long-standing disputes. The leaders of the EU's 27 nations are expected to review...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, lorries wait to board ferries on the morning after Brexit took place at the Port of Dover, in Dover, England. The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year. Brexit preparation minister Michael Gove describes that as a reasonable worst-case scenario in a letter to logistics firms. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

UK says no-deal Brexit could see 7,000-truck border queues

Sep. 23, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year, the British government said Wednesday, as it urged businesses to prepare for major change....

Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance, attends the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 23, 2020. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

German Cabinet approves 2021 budget with high borrowing

Sep. 23, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 2021 budget that foresees significant borrowing for the second consecutive year as Europe's biggest economy tries to lessen the fallout of the coronavirus crisis. The budget plan calls for spending of 413.4 billion euros ($485 billion) next year, down from this year's...