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Trial opens against Italy's Salvini for blocked migrant ship

Oct. 23, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily, keeping the people onboard at sea for days. It is the first trial...

Gut-Behrami, Shiffrin build lead in World Cup skiing opener

Oct. 23, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami edged Mikaela Shiffrin by two-hundredths of a second as the pair built a big lead in the first run of the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Austrian skier Stephanie Brunner was the fastest of the rest of...

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

Oct. 23, 2021 05:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days aimed at stemming the sharp surge in cases. The national coronavirus task force said Saturday that 1,075 people had...

Bosnia police say 6 people die in fire, some injured

Oct. 23, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A fire in a northern Bosnian town has killed six people and injured several others, police said Saturday. The fire broke out early on Saturday in a house in the town of Brcko. Upon arrival at the scene, emergency services found six...

Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections

Oct. 23, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe's lowest shares of vaccinated people. Ukrainian health authorities reported 23,785 new...

Austrian chancellor threatens lockdown for unvaccinated

Oct. 23, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said Friday night. The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Schallenberg and state-level leaders...

Bangladesh to share 'climate prosperity plan' at COP26

Oct. 23, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, a Bangladeshi climate official says. The plan envisions boosting...

W Series makes American debut at F1's US Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing,...

Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism

Oct. 23, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government was charged Friday with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right plot to attack vaccination centers, a masonic lodge and other targets. Rémy...

Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo

Oct. 23, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan...