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Pandemic, hunger force thousands into sex work in Mexico

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels. Claudia, who...

US urges arms embargo and sanctions against Myanmar military

Apr. 09, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community to take “concrete action” against the military in Myanmar on Friday including an arms embargo and sanctions against its holding companies and those who profit from them, saying this is the...

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Apr. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where...

Colorado legislation would expand foreign drug imports

Apr. 07, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is...

Tennessee restricting rabbit imports to keep out virus

Apr. 07, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Agriculture Department is stepping up measures to keep rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 out of the state. The virus is highly contagious and fatal to domestic rabbits, wild hares and pikas. State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty...

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks

Apr. 07, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The mission of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted to training and advisory roles, allowing for redeployment of combat forces remaining in the country, U.S. and Iraq delegates said Wednesday, after a third round of strategic U.S.-Iraq talks. Statements...

Indian vaccine producer says it could restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if infections subside in India

Apr. 07, 2021 11:15 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian vaccine producer says it could restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if infections subside in India.

US trade deficit jumps 4.8% to $71.1 billion in February

Apr. 07, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit grew to a record $71.1 billion in February as a decline in exports more than offset a slight dip in imports, with severe weather taking much of the blame from analysts, who were expecting a slightly lower gap. The...

AP Interview: India could resume vaccine exports by June

Apr. 06, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The world's largest vaccine maker, based in India, will be able to restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if new coronavirus infections subside in the country, its chief executive said Tuesday. But a continued surge could result in more delays...

Japan extends its own North Korean sanctions another 2 years

Apr. 06, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan extended its own sanctions against North Korea for another two years as Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear weapons without any progress in resolving the abductions of Japanese nationals. Japan bans all trade between the countries and prohibits...