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Davos returns from pandemic with Ukraine, climate in mind

May. 18, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After a nearly 2-1/2-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss town of Davos is set to again host global elites from business, government and activist groups for the World Economic Forum. Russia’s war in Ukraine and climate change worries are...

Yoshinoya beef bowl chain executive fired over sexist remark

Apr. 20, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A popular Japanese beef bowl chain, Yoshinoya Holdings Co., has fired an executive over sexist remarks he made about a marketing strategy aiming to get young women “hooked” on its products as though turning “virgins into drug addicts.” Masaaki Ito, a managing...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 25, 2022 13:58 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Photos, videos claiming to show...