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Olympics Latest: Russian team wins gold in men's gymnastics

Jul. 26, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee rode...

The Latest: Netherlands bans multi-day summer festivals

Jul. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government is ruling out multiple-day festivals this summer and tightening rules for people returning from vacations in hopes of preventing another spike in coronavirus infections. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the new...

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM

Jul. 26, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Troops surrounded Tunisia’s parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country’s economic troubles and the government’s handling of the...

AP Interview: PM says Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 26, 2021 07:47 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

Personal watercraft accident kills Jacksonville hospital CEO

Jul. 26, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 56-year-old CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, who was lauded for his efforts in response to COVID-19, died in an accident involving a personal watercraft vehicle, officials said. Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. was ejected from a personal watercraft in...

Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end

Jul. 26, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said it will not extend a coronavirus emergency beyond Aug. 1 as the country's Parliament reopened Monday after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic. The emergency, which allowed the government...

South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

Jul. 26, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions, reporting that a recent spike in coronavirus cases has passed its peak, the president said. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the...

Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

Jul. 26, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue —...

AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

Jul. 26, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to look beyond differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power. Wendy Sherman, the deputy secretary of state, was...

VIRUS DIARY: A really, really, REALLY long Olympic journey

Jul. 26, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) — My location was Haneda Airport in Tokyo. My destination was the Main Press Center for the Olympics — also in Tokyo. Turns out the quickest route was through Seattle. Let me explain. Among...