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More than $400 million needed for western Afghanistan to recover from October earthquake, UN says

Feb. 21, 2024 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than $400 million is needed for western Afghanistan to recover and rebuild after a devastating earthquake last October that killed around 2,000 people, the United Nations said Wednesday. The magnitude 6.3 quake on Oct. 7, one of the most destructive in the...

Thousands of farmers advance on Madrid for a major tractor protest over EU policies

Feb. 21, 2024 06:42 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of farmers drove their tractors into central Madrid on Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against European Union and local farming policies and to demand measures to alleviate production cost hikes. The protest, the biggest to take place in the Spanish...

Stock market today: Global stocks mixed after tech shares pull Wall Street lower

Feb. 21, 2024 05:09 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were mixed Wednesday after technology shares led Wall Street broadly lower on Tuesday, with investors waiting for chipmaker Nvidia's quarterly earnings report. The report, which will come out later in the day, will put stock markets in Hong Kong, China...

Stock market today: Asian stocks mixed after Tech stocks pull Wall Street lower with focus on Nvidia

Feb. 20, 2024 23:06 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after technology stocks led Wall Street broadly lower on Tuesday, with investors waiting for chipmaker Nvidia's quarter earning report. The report, which will come out later in the day, will put stock markets in Hong Kong, China...

Navalny's mother appeals to Putin to release her son's body so she can bury him with dignity

Feb. 20, 2024 16:04 PM EST

The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appealed Tuesday to President Vladimir Putin to intervene and turn her son's body over to her so she can bury him with dignity. Lyudmila Navalnaya, who has been trying to get his body since Saturday, appeared in a video outside...

White House promises 'major sanctions' on Russia in response to Alexei Navalny's death

Feb. 20, 2024 15:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is preparing additional “major sanctions” on Russia in response to opposition leader Alexei Navalny's death last week in an Arctic penal colony. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the sanctions, on the eve of the...

Polish farmers block Ukraine's border as they intensify protests against non-EU imports

Feb. 20, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish farmers blocked border crossings with Ukraine, spilled Ukrainian grain and burned tires on Tuesday as they intensified a nationwide protest against the import of Ukrainian foods and European Union environmental policies. Farmers from Spain to Italy to...

Estonia detains 10 people suspected of committing sabotage on orders from Russia

Feb. 20, 2024 11:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday that it had apprehended 10 people suspected of sabotage and of spreading fear and creating tension within the Baltic country in a coordinated “hybrid operation” by Russia’s special services. Among the...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Despite mounting criticism, Greece’s prime minister defends record on rule of law

Feb. 20, 2024 08:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister insisted Tuesday that the rule of law in the country was “stronger than ever,” despite mounting criticism from press freedom and human rights groups. Kyriakos Mitsotakis blamed political opponents for the criticism of his...