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Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in New York.  Stocks are climbing back in the early going on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the market took its biggest one-day loss since October.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Stocks rise, with investors watching online activist traders

Jan. 28, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Stocks were recovering in early trading on Thursday, after falling sharply the day before on lingering worries about the long-term economic damage from the pandemic. Investors continued to watch the nauseating moves of stocks like GameStop and AMC, which have become targets of online retail investors that have...

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin participates in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US: Germany is 'highly valued' station for American troops

Jan. 28, 2021 10:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is “highly valued” as a station for American soldiers, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in his first conversation with her since taking up his new post, the German Defense Ministry said Thursday. Last year, then...

Medical personnel work inside a COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the military hospital in Lisbon, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The military hospital is expanding it's number of beds available to take COVID-19 patients from the National Health Service. Portugal is reporting new daily records of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations as a recent pandemic surge continues unabated. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal scrambles for virus beds; health system threatened

Jan. 28, 2021 10:10 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At Lisbon’s Military Hospital, hundreds of troops have spent frantic weeks rushing to turn every available space into makeshift COVID-19 wards, as Portugal scrambles to cope with a sudden deluge of cases engulfing its public health system. The hospital’s waiting rooms,...

Minister: Cyprus economy expected to rebound 4.5% in 2021

Jan. 28, 2021 10:02 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ economy is expected to rebound by 4.5% of gross domestic product this year following a pandemic-induced contraction of around 5.5% in 2020, the country's finance minister said Thursday. Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides told an investment conference that the...

Syria group files for int'l probe of Greece migrant abuse

Jan. 28, 2021 9:53 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Washington-based Syrian rights group filed a case with the International Criminal Court on Thursday, calling for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity by Greece for its mistreatment of refugees. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center said witness testimony and video...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears on a TV screen during a live session with the court during a hearing of his appeal in a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, with an image of the Moscow Kremlin in the background. Navalny was jailed soon after arriving to Moscow after authorities accused him of violating of the terms of his 2014 fraud conviction. A court on Thursday is to hear an appeal on the ruling to remand him into custody. Next week, another court will decide whether to send him to prison for several years for the alleged violations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Navalny defiant as Russian court rejects arrest appeal

Jan. 28, 2021 9:34 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of his arrest while authorities detained several of his allies and issued warnings to social media companies after tens of thousands swarmed the streets in over 100 Russian cities last weekend demanding his...

A man wears a face mask as he comes back from the vaccination center in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German draft doesn't recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

Jan. 28, 2021 9:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A draft recommendation from Germany’s vaccination advisory committee calls for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to people aged 18-64 for now, citing what it says is insufficient data to judge its effectiveness for older people. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve...

Students and teachers take part in a rally against education reforms in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Thousands of protesters in Greece have held demonstrations in the Greek capital and the second largest city of Thessaloniki against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong public ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek students, teachers defy weeklong ban on protests

Jan. 28, 2021 9:19 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers held peaceful demonstrations in Greece's two biggest cities Thursday against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. About 4,000 people, wearing masks against the...

A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at DomusVi nursing home in Alcala Henares, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Health authorities in Spain are complaining that they are running short of COVID-19 vaccines due to delays in deliveries by pharmaceutical companies. Spain along with the rest of the European Union has suffered delays since Pfizer announced two weeks ago that it would reduce deliveries temporarily during a plant upgrade. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

WHO Europe: Vaccine production delays are a real issue

Jan. 28, 2021 9:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — National tensions are erupting over slow coronavirus vaccine rollouts but production delay issues are real and world leaders must realize that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the European chief for the World Health Organization said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge said...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson elbow bumps a member of the military as he meets troops setting up a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district of Glasgow, on his one day visit to Scotland, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.  Johnson is facing accusations that he is not abiding by lockdown rules as he makes a trip to Scotland on Thursday to laud the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the United Kingdom. (Jeff Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP)

UK PM Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown

Jan. 28, 2021 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced accusations Thursday that he is not abiding by the country's lockdown rules as he visited Scotland to laud the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the United Kingdom. With a raft of polling showing increased support for Scottish independence...