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Unvaccinated may face restrictions in Germany, official says

Jul. 25, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff has warned that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he...

The Latest: Germany warns unvaccinated may face restrictions

Jul. 25, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if case numbers reach new heights in the coming months. But Helge Braun said in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that he doesn’t...

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...

113 killed in western India landslides, monsoon flooding

Jul. 25, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western India’s Maharashtra state killed at least 113 people and injured 50, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to find at least 100 missing. A government spokesperson,...

2 Turkish soldiers killed in north Syria

Jul. 25, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry said early Sunday that two Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Syria. The ministry tweeted that a Turkish armored vehicle was attacked, killing the two and injured two other soldiers. The attack took...

Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Jul. 25, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Friday garnered enough international support to defer an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of damage caused by climate change. UNESCO had...

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Jul. 25, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like far too many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those too eager to cut loose when authorities rolled back health restrictions with vaccinations picking up pace. But the...

AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

Tampa residents once had direct role in Cuban revolutions

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Locals have taken to the streets in solidarity with those in Cuba protesting the island nation’s Communist leadership. The Tampa City Council approved a resolution voicing their support of the Cuban protestors. And Tampa Mayor...

Florida murder suspect kills himself after police shootout

Jul. 25, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida murder suspect killed himself after a shootout with deputies when investigators following him pulled over his Uber driver in a traffic stop, authorities said Friday. The man got out of the car and started shooting at Palm Beach County...