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The Latest: Fleetwood moves on after breakup of 'Moliwood'

Sep. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 1 p.m. Batman without Robin, Frick without Frack, peanut butter without jelly. ...

Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opens Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 22, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with her debut runway collection, a concrete success for a movement to promote diversity in Italian fashion just a year after launching. The Italian National Fashion Chamber tapped...

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. ...

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...

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

Sep. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption. The lava, which was still...

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...

Italy: Uncle of teen who refused arranged marriage detained

Sep. 22, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The uncle of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared months ago in Italy after refusing an arranged marriage in Pakistan was detained Wednesday on the outskirts of Paris, according to Italian authorities who fear the teenager may be dead. Saman Abbas was last...

UK's Johnson concedes US trade deal not in the offing

Sep. 22, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson conceded Wednesday that a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. was not imminent as he voiced confidence that the decades-long U.S. ban on imports of British lamb would be lifted. A day after President Joe Biden...

German official slams online 'incitement' after mask killing

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Wednesday partly blamed “incitement” against the government's pandemic rules on social media for the killing of a gas station clerk by a man who refused to wear a face mask. A 49-year-old German man was arrested Sunday over...