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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  Google said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020,  it will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content. The internet search giant said it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google to pay $1 billion over 3 years for news content

Oct. 1, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Google will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content. The internet search giant said said Thursday that it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. ...

Indian army soldiers guard on top of their armored vehicle as they return from an overnight gun-battle with suspected rebels at Samboora village, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Two suspected rebels were killed and a soldier was injured in the overnight gun-battle, police said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India says Pakistani shelling kills 3 soldiers in Kashmir

Oct. 1, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers were killed and five others wounded by Pakistani shelling along the highly militarized frontier dividing Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the Indian army said Thursday. Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said two soldiers died and...

Iran's currency sees a new record low amid biting sanctions

Oct. 1, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s currency dropped Thursday to its lowest value ever at 300,000 rial for each dollar amid severe U.S. sanctions against the country. The rial has tumbled from a rate of around 262,000 in mid-September, a 12% drop. Iran’s currency was at 32,000 rials to the dollar at...

Supporters of the. military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) wave the party flags and cheer from their motorbikes during an election campaign for next month's  general election, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Ethnic identifiers in Myanmar election app criticized

Oct. 1, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Sweden-based organization that promotes democracy and assists in organizing elections said Thursday it is not responsible for a smartphone application's inclusion of a controversial term describing the ethnic background of at least two candidates in Myanmar’s upcoming...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, prepares to take off her protective mask, prior to making a statement regarding the Withdrawal Agreement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

Oct. 1, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. The EU move underscored the worsening relations with Britain, which was a member of the...

FILE - In this Monday, May 25, 2020 file photo, a vile of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate on a shelf during testing at the Chula Vaccine Research Center, run by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Refrigeration, cargo planes, and, above all, money: All risk being in short supply for the international initiative to get coronavirus vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable people. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

Oct. 1, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves — and is running into skepticism even from some of those it's intended to help most. In one of the...

European Council President Charles Michel wears a protective mask as he waits for the arrival of Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, ahead of a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. European Union leaders are meeting to address a series of foreign affairs issues ranging from Belarus to Turkey and tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. (John Thys, Pool via AP)

EU leaders seek end to embarrassing Belarus sanctions clash

Oct. 1, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders gathered Thursday to try to end an embarrassing standoff that is preventing them from imposing sanctions on senior officials in Belarus who are accused of falsifying presidential election results and leading a harsh crackdown on peaceful protesters. The roadblock...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Pompeo is meeting Thursday with top Vatican officials, a day after tensions over U.S. opposition to the Vatican’s China policy spilled out in public. (Vatican Media via AP)

Pompeo, Vatican talk China after tensions spill out publicly

Oct. 1, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vatican officials discussed their differences over China on Thursday, the Vatican said, a day after tensions over the Holy See's outreach to Beijing spilled out in public. Pompeo spent 45 minutes in the Apostolic Palace with his Vatican counterpart,...

Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee

Oct. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. She died in...

EU announces it will start legal action against the UK for its plans to breach the Brexit withdrawal treaty

Oct. 1, 2020 5:06 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU announces it will start legal action against the UK for its plans to breach the Brexit withdrawal treaty.