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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, Chairwoman of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas poses for a photo in Tallinn, Estonia.  President Kersti Kaljulaid said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, in a statement that Kaja Kallas would now have 14-days to put together a new Cabinet, after Prime Minister Juri Ratas stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Raul Mee, FILE)

Estonia to get first female PM as government deal clinched

Jan. 24, 2021 12:04 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Fauci says vaccine goal would cover 67 million

Jan. 24, 2021 11:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time. Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said the...

In this image made from video, a COVID-19 testing center is seen after being set on fire in Urk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Amsterdam, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Dutch police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the country’s lockdown in the capital, Amsterdam and the southern city of Eindhoven. The unrest comes a day after rioting youths protesting on the first night of the country’s curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility in Dutch fishing village Urk. (Pro News via AP)

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

Jan. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EST

URK, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 30 people. Police in the capital...

Pedestrians wearing face masks against the coronavirus pandemic walk in Kensington Gardens as snow falls in London, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

Jan. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that three-quarters of the U.K.’s...

Palestinians ask Europe to send monitors for elections

Jan. 24, 2021 11:09 AM EST

Palestinian election officials on Sunday invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency. The elections are seen as an important step toward ending a rift that has left the Palestinians divided between rival governments since the...

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on during First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Jeff J Mitchell/PA via AP)

Scotland's leader vows to push for second independence vote

Jan. 24, 2021 10:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s leader said Sunday that she intends to hold a “legal referendum” on independence from the U.K. if she wins Scottish elections scheduled for May. Such a move would put First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a constitutional collision course with Prime Minister Boris...

Maine man dies in snowmobile crash

Jan. 24, 2021 10:22 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has died in a snowmobile crash, state authorities say. Emmanuel Bouchard, 25, of Caribou, was in Stockholm heading south with a group of about a dozen other snowmobilers at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to a statement Saturday from the state Department of Inland...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday Jan. 22, 2021.  Johnson announced that the new variant of COVID-19, which was first discovered in the south of England, may be linked with a possible increase in the mortality rate. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)

Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

Jan. 24, 2021 9:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal. The push for a new deal came in a broad-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as...

Summer Britcher of the United State celebrates after her 2nd run during a women's race at the Luge World Cup event in Innsbruck, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Andreas Schaad)

Austria wins doubles luge title, Britcher medals for US

Jan. 24, 2021 9:27 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller of Austria clinched the World Cup luge doubles overall championship Sunday, while Natalie Geisenberger of Germany moved even closer to what could be her eighth women’s season-long title. It also was a big day for USA Luge: Summer Britcher gave the...

People stand in front of police officers during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking

Jan. 24, 2021 9:08 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the nationwide protests, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage Russians to break the law. Dmitry Peskov made...