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Palestinian march in Paris defies ban, is met by tear gas

May. 15, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital. Hundreds of people marched peacefully in other cities in France and elsewhere...

The Latest: China cancels attempts to climb Mount Everest

May. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing coronavirus cases from neighboring Nepal. China’s official Xinhua News Agency says the closure was confirmed in a notice from...

UK races to test, vaccinate as virus variant threatens plans

May. 15, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. ...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

May. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. ...

UK eager for a big reopening thanks to vaccine success

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When London’s Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artifacts: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be featured in a new COVID-19 display. Britain isn’t quite ready to consign the...

N Ireland's main unionist party picks traditionalist leader

May. 14, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party chose a religious conservative from the party's traditionalist wing as its new leader on Friday. Edwin Poots, currently Northern Ireland's agriculture minister, won a two-person contest to lead the...

Turkish tourism video sparks outcry, unequal treatment claim

May. 14, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A video promoting tourism in Turkey amid the pandemic has caused an uproar on social media for showing tourism employees wearing masks that read “Enjoy, I’m vaccinated.” The video, in English, was published Thursday on the social media accounts of...

Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

May. 14, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NAXOS, Greece (AP) — In her kitchen, Kyriaki Kapri has enough food to feed an army. Piles of squid for frying, lemons to be quartered, thumb-thick potato wedges to make oregano-sprinkled French fries, and seafood for the dishes famous on the Greek island of Naxos. ...

Travel trouble knocks Chilton out of Indy Grand Prix field

May. 14, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — British driver Max Chilton will not race in Saturday’s Indy Grand Prix because he couldn’t travel back to the United States from England. The team remains hopeful Chilton will drive in the Indianapolis 500 on May 30. Chilton...