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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation

Sep. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI five years ago. The indictment accuses Michael...

Latest: Mississippi passes New Jersey in COVID-19 death rate

Sep. 16, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians having succumbed to the coronavirus. The state’s top health official on Thursday warned that more deaths...

Facebook bans German accounts under new 'social harm' policy

Sep. 16, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Facebook removed almost 150 accounts and pages linked to anti-lockdown demonstrators in Germany, the company announced Thursday, under a new policy focused on groups that spread misinformation or incite violence but who don't fit into the platform's existing categories of bad actors. ...

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK initiative

Sep. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They’re feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump era. The security...

Special counsel probing Trump-Russia investigation charges cybersecurity lawyer with making false statement to FBI

Sep. 16, 2021 16:40 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel probing Trump-Russia investigation charges cybersecurity lawyer with making false statement to FBI.

Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition

Sep. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia began three days of voting early Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the country’s political complexion. ...

Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government. The measures are the first by a major...

German police detain teen after Yom Kippur synagogue threat

Sep. 16, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was detained Thursday in connection with a possible plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detention took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years after...

Dutch foreign minister quits over Afghanistan evacuations

Sep. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover. In a parliamentary...

US targets 5 al-Qaida operatives in Turkey with sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Thursday against five men in Turkey suspected of providing financial services and travel assistance to al-Qaida. The five are a mix of Turkish and Egyptian nationals who Treasury said provided various...