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Hit French medical drama director dons scrubs to fight virus

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sometimes in the best cases, life affects art and art affects life. In March 2020, Thomas Lilti was directing a critically-acclaimed French TV medical drama depicting the dire state of French hospitals, featuring storylines such as strapped resources, fatal...

Inventive books make final 6 for International Booker Prize

Apr. 22, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Books from Europe and Latin America that blur the boundaries of fiction, history and memoir are the final six contenders for the 50,000 pound ($69,000) International Booker Prize. The shortlist for the literary award, announced Thursday, includes “The...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Suspect linked to 2016 Nice attack arrested in Italy

Apr. 21, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian media say a 28-year-old Albanian wanted in connection with a 2016 truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed 86 people has been arrested in southern Italy. News agency LaPresse said police arrested the suspect, identified as Endri Elenzi, on...

Catholic officials halt activity in Haiti for 9 kidnapped

Apr. 21, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Roman Catholic institutions including schools and universities closed Wednesday across Haiti in a three-day protest to demand the release of five priests, two nuns and two other people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence that the government...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...

EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden climate summit

Apr. 21, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has reached a tentative climate deal to put the 27-nation bloc on a path to being “climate neutral” by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on binding targets for carbon emissions on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

Apr. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. ...

Europe lines up more shots, hoping to beat back virus surge

Apr. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Slow out of the gate, the European Union has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, with the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot product this week adding to the momentum amid doggedly high infection rates on the continent. The EU's...