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Turmoil risks financial stability Peru long took for granted

Feb. 06, 2023 09:44 AM EST

CUSCO, Peru (AP) — Marco Gonzales ventured to the Andean city of Cusco from his home in the Peruvian Amazon in 2007 with little more than $20, a smidgeon of English and a change of clothes poorly suited for the icy mountain air. He started offering walking tours of the former...

UK nurses, ambulance crews strike, straining health system

Feb. 06, 2023 07:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance staff walked off the job in the U.K. on Monday in what unions called the biggest strike in the history of the country's public health system. The walkout is the latest in a wave of strikes that has disrupted Britons’ lives...

Kosovo PM calls on West not to put pressure over Serb entity

Feb. 06, 2023 07:25 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti called on Western powers not to pressure his tiny Balkan country into accepting a contentious association of five Serb-majority municipalities that is ramping up tensions between Kosovo and Serbia. Kurti told The Associated...

Subversion trial for Hong Kong political activists opens

Feb. 06, 2023 06:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Some of Hong Kong’s best-known pro-democracy activists went on trial Monday in the biggest prosecution yet under a law imposed by China’s ruling Communist Party to crush dissent. The 18 defendants face up to life in prison if convicted under the national...

Concern rises for lives of 2 Thai activists on hunger strike

Feb. 06, 2023 06:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers in Thailand seeking political and judicial reforms heightened Monday after the hospital where the two women are being kept urgently summoned their parents. Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, 21, and Orawan “Bam”...

French parliament to debate Macron's pension reform bill

Feb. 06, 2023 05:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular planned pension changes have prompted strikes and street demonstrations in recent weeks. Now, his government is facing a harsh political battle at parliament. The National Assembly on Monday starts debating the contested...

Iran singer who faces prison wins Grammy for protest anthem

Feb. 06, 2023 02:50 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who faces possible prison time for his song that's become an anthem to the ongoing protests shaking the Islamic Republic wept early Monday after seeing he'd won a Grammy. Shervin Hajipour appeared stunned after hearing Jill...

China-Australia trade ministers hold 1st meeting since 2019

Feb. 06, 2023 02:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian and Chinese trade ministers held their first bilateral meeting in three years Monday as Australia urges China to lift official and unofficial barriers that are costing exporters 20 billion Australian dollars ($14 billion) a year. China has...

2 Indiana officers shot, suspect dead after gunfire exchange

Feb. 05, 2023 11:29 AM EST

MITCHELL, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana law enforcement officers were shot and wounded early Sunday during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who fled a traffic stop on foot and fired at the officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Both officers flown to a hospital...

Tyre Nichols' mom, chief: Women on two sides of a tragedy

Feb. 05, 2023 09:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols ’ mother was just steps away from her son but couldn't hear his anguished cries. Beaten and broken, struggling to survive, Nichols had called out for her as five Memphis Police Department officers punched him, kicked him, and hit him with a...