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French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

Dec. 05, 2022 10:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera. Just not too familiar, he hopes. Bernheim, already a star at major European houses, is one of a new crop of tenors being introduced to...

Snowden receives Russian passport, takes citizenship oath

Dec. 02, 2022 15:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution after revealing highly classified surveillance programs, has received a Russian passport and taken the citizenship oath, Russian news agencies quoted his lawyer as saying Friday. Lawyer Anatoly...

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

Nov. 27, 2022 06:35 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death...

Parts of NY dig out after potentially 'historic' snowfall

Nov. 20, 2022 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of New York finally caught a break Sunday after a storm spent days dumping a potentially record-setting amount of snow on cities and towns east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Many businesses in the hardest-hit areas remained closed, but highways reopened and...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 17, 2022 05:19 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A senior Human Rights Watch official slammed the Egyptian government’s human and environmental rights record, saying that the space for environmental activism in Egypt “is severely curtailed.” Richard Pearshouse, director of environment and human...

Novak Djokovic has visa to play Australian Open in January

Nov. 16, 2022 22:58 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government confirmed on Thursday that Novak Djokovic had been granted a visa to compete in the Australian Open in January a year after he was deported over his stance against COVID-19 vaccination. The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion had...

Unvaccinated Djokovic set for visa to play Australian Open

Nov. 15, 2022 13:18 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A year after Novak Djokovic's high-profile deportation from Australia because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, the 21-time Grand Slam champion is set to be granted a visa to enter the country so he can compete at the Australian Open in January. The...

EU, UK target senior Iran officials over protest crackdown

Nov. 14, 2022 10:58 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain on Monday imposed sanctions on two Iranian ministers and several senior police and military officials, including members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, over their alleged roles in the security crackdown against massive anti-government protests. ...

Hundreds protest at UN summit, German gov't voices concerns

Nov. 12, 2022 20:31 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists on Saturday called on industrialized nations at the U.N. climate summit in Egypt to pay for the impact of global warming, the largest demonstration yet that came as German officials raised concerns about possible surveillance and...

American woman freed in Saudi Arabia, travel ban remains

Nov. 10, 2022 16:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia has released an American woman it took into custody early this week after she tweeted and otherwise spoke out about her efforts to leave the country with her young Saudi-American daughter, according to a U.S. official and a U.S.-based advocacy group Thursday. ...