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World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Sep. 21, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet. Other pressing issues are...

Biden aims to enlist allies in tackling climate, COVID, more

Sep. 21, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden planned to use his first address before the U.N. General Assembly to reassure other nations of American leadership on the global stage and call on allies to move quickly and cooperatively to address the festering issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate...

Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border

Sep. 20, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government ramps up to an expected six expulsion flights to Haiti Tuesday and Mexico began busing some away from the border. ...

Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or...

After Afghans fell from plane, families live with horror

Sep. 21, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It’s a scene that has come to symbolize the chaotic end to America’s 20 years of war in Afghanistan: A lumbering U.S. Air Force cargo plane takes off from Kabul airport, chased by hundreds of desperate Afghan men scrambling to get on the aircraft. ...

Trudeau's party wins Canada vote but fails to get majority

Sep. 21, 2021 05:41 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted in a vote that focused on the coronavirus pandemic but that many Canadians saw as unnecessary. Trudeau entered Monday's...

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

Sep. 21, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls. Most of China is virus-free, but the...

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

Sep. 20, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the...

Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel

Sep. 21, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S. The goal is to restore more normal air travel after 18 months of disruption caused by COVID-19. The...

Nerves on edge on Spanish island as quakes, lava threaten

Sep. 21, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

EL PASO, Canary Islands (AP) — Several small earthquakes shook the Spanish island of La Palma off northwest Africa in the early hours of Tuesday, keeping nerves on edge as rivers of lava continued to flow toward the sea and a new vent blew open on the mountainside. The...

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Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

Sep. 21, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their initial presentation of an all-male government...

Millennial Money: 5 steps to level up your side hustle

Sep. 21, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it. People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to launch side hustles, often out of necessity. And some have turned those side gigs into full-fledged businesses. ...

Sudanese officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

Sep. 21, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the country's ruling council and military remain in control. The development underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years...

EXPLAINER: Chinese builder’s debt struggle rattles investors

Sep. 21, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt, fueling fears of possible wider shock waves for the financial system. Chinese regulators have...

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England. Scotland Yard said prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge a man known as Sergey Fedotov with...

European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing

Sep. 21, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with a radioactive material. A former agent...

Haitian journey to Texas border starts in South America

Sep. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Robins Exile downed a traditional meal of plantains and chicken at a restaurant run by Haitian immigrants, just a short walk from the walled border with the United States. He arrived the night before and went there seeking advice: Should he try to get to the U.S., or...

France rallies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France on Tuesday urged its European Union partners to consider whether to delay negotiations on the bloc’s future trade agreement with Australia over what Paris says is a lack of trust sparked by a major defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain. ...

UAE welcomes regional rivals at major natural gas conference

Sep. 21, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Energy officials from Qatar and Turkey, long-standing foes of the United Arab Emirates, descended on Dubai along with hundreds of other executives on Tuesday, flocking to the world's largest gas expo and the industry’s first in-person conference since...

UK police charge third Russian suspect in nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 06:02 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK police charge third Russian suspect in nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy.