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The Latest: Israel, Bahrain recognize vaccine certificates

Apr. 23, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israel and Bahrain say they have reached an agreement to recognize each other’s coronavirus vaccination certificates, allowing travelers between the countries to forgo quarantine and other restrictions. The agreement builds on a U.S.-brokered normalization...

EXPLAINER: How come nations' climate targets don't compare?

Apr. 23, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions. But in the weird world of national climate pledges, numbers often aren’t quite what they seem. Sometimes a 55% reduction...

The Latest: Las Vegas strip clubs given OK to reopen May 1

Apr. 22, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again. But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by...

EXPLAINER: How come nations' climate targets don't compare?

Apr. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions. But in the weird world of national climate pledges, numbers often aren’t quite what they seem. Sometimes a 55% reduction...

Hit French medical drama director dons scrubs to fight virus

Apr. 22, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sometimes in the best cases, life affects art and art affects life. In March 2020, Thomas Lilti was directing a critically-acclaimed French TV medical drama depicting the dire state of French hospitals, featuring storylines such as strapped resources, fatal...

Inventive books make final 6 for International Booker Prize

Apr. 22, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Books from Europe and Latin America that blur the boundaries of fiction, history and memoir are the final six contenders for the 50,000-pound ($69,000) International Booker Prize. The shortlist for the literary award, announced Thursday, includes “The...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Suspect linked to 2016 Nice attack arrested in Italy

Apr. 21, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian media say a 28-year-old Albanian wanted in connection with a 2016 truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed 86 people has been arrested in southern Italy. News agency LaPresse said police arrested the suspect, identified as Endri Elenzi, on...

Catholic officials halt activity in Haiti for 9 kidnapped

Apr. 21, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Roman Catholic institutions including schools and universities closed Wednesday across Haiti in a three-day protest to demand the release of five priests, two nuns and two other people kidnapped more than a week ago amid a spike in violence that the government...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...