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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Aug. 04, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 3 The Miami Herald on Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis banning mask mandates: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho vowed to be guided by...

This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Aug. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021′s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as the United States, Canada,...

Red Cross questions Lithuania on trying to block migrants

Aug. 04, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Red Cross warned Wednesday that Lithuania's decision to turn away immigrants attempting to cross in from neighboring Belarus does not comply with international law. Lithuania, a member of the European Union, has faced a surge of mostly...

Spanish league secures $3.2 billion in funds to help clubs

Aug. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league took a step toward cutting into the Premier League's global dominance on Wednesday, securing €2.7 billion ($3.2 billion) in funding to boost its clubs' finances and increase revenue growth over the next few years. The deal unanimously...

Belgium seizes tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes

Aug. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's customs officers arrested 40 people Wednesday and seized tens of millions of counterfeit cigarettes in raids targeting illegal production sites across the country. Belgium's finance ministry described the operation as the biggest in the history...

The Latest: Microsoft: US workers must be fully vaccinated

Aug. 04, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft says employees must be fully vaccinated to enter the company’s U.S. offices and other worksites, starting next month. The tech giant told employees Tuesday it will require proof of vaccination for all employees, vendors, and any guests...

Greek island residents flee wildfire by sea; EU sends help

Aug. 04, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

VARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard helped with evacuations Wednesday on the island of Evia, where residents escaping wildfires had fled to a beach for safety, and fire crews across the country struggled to contain new blazes amid the country's worst heat wave in decades. ...

International conference on Lebanon raises over $357 million

Aug. 04, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SAULIEU, France (AP) — The French presidency said an international conference on Lebanon has gathered over $357 million in aid required to meet the country's humanitarian needs, one year after the massive explosion at Beirut’s port. Wednesday's virtual conference,...

Turkey's govt tells skeptics burned areas will be reforested

Aug. 04, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MARMARIS, Turkey (AP) — Environmental groups and opposition lawmakers in Turkey are worried that fire-damaged forests could lose their protected status, a claim the government strongly rejected as wildfires burned for an eighth day in the country's Mediterranean region. ...

Daughter: German-Iranian woman sentenced to 10 years in Iran

Aug. 04, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The daughter of a German-Iranian rights activist said Wednesday that her mother has been given a prison sentence of 10 years and eight months in Iran. Mariam Claren wrote on Twitter that her mother, Nahid Taghavi, “did not commit any crime. Unless...