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The Latest: United Airlines: 97% US workers fully vaccinated

Sep. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO — United Airlines officials say 97% of its U.S. employees are fully vaccinated. There’s less than a week to go before United employees face a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The Chicago-based airline with 67,000 U.S. employees is among a group of...

EU's top diplomat urges Iran to return to nuclear talks

Sep. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat urged Iran to return to talks on its nuclear program while the country's foreign minister reiterated Tehran's “willingness to resume negotiations” during a meeting at the United Nations, the EU said Wednesday. ...

Taliban face uphill battle in efforts to speak at UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former...

France's envoy to return to US after Macron, Biden talks

Sep. 22, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will send its ambassador back to Washington next week after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call Wednesday to meet next month over a submarine dispute. The two heads of state “have decided to open a...

The Latest: Jordan's king recalls Gaza War in UN speech

Sep. 22, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — Jordan’s monarch recalled the 11-day Gaza War of this past summer in his speech before the United Nations, saying Tuesday the latest round of conflict was a reminder that the status quo...

The Latest: Ethnic tensions threaten Bosnia's integrity

Sep. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country. Željko...

Lithuanian agency warns against use of Chinese-made phones

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian cybersecurity experts are urging the country's government agencies to abandon the use of Chinese smartphone brands after an investigation identified security vulnerabilities and censorship concerns with certain devices. Lithuania’s...

Attackers strike Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, 5 killed

Sep. 22, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attackers struck Taliban vehicles in an eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, killing at least two fighters and three civilians in the latest violence since the group's takeover of the country in mid-August. In one attack, gunmen...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to...

Indian court allows women to apply to defense academy

Sep. 22, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that women will be able to take the entrance examination for the national defense academy in November for the first time, opening the way for them to become full-time officers. The court turned down a...