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'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

Sep. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the indelibly popular romcom “Notting Hill,” has died, his family said Thursday. He was 65. Michell’s family said in a statement that he died on Wednesday. They...

US implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

Sep. 23, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition, warning that the window for negotiations may soon close. A senior administration official said...

A Polish bishop punished over abuse cover-up has died

Sep. 23, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Edward Janiak, a retired Roman Catholic bishop from Poland punished this year by the Vatican for the alleged cover-up of sex abuse of minors by other priests, has died. He was 69. The Kalisz diocese where Janiak had served as bishop said he died...

Danes side with US against French criticism of defense deal

Sep. 23, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is siding with the United States in the dispute with its fellow EU member France over a major Indo-Pacific defense deal. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in a newspaper interview that she wants to warn against turning “concrete...

The Latest: New York state health commissioner resigns

Sep. 23, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has submitted his resignation. Hochul said Thursday that Zucker has agreed to stay on until the state names a new commissioner. Zucker was appointed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo as state...

Kremlin critics to contest online voting in Duma election

Sep. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Politicians and activists who lost to Kremlin-backed candidates in Russia's parliamentary election last weekend have formed a coalition to contest the results from online voting in Moscow, which they believe was rigged and blame for their defeat. ...

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Sep. 23, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has raised its troops' combat readiness on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its breakaway former province, the Serbian defense minister said Thursday. Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo were blocking the border for a fourth...

Lava spread raises fears of more damage on Spanish island

Sep. 23, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising fears Thursday that the molten rock might fan out further in coming days and wreak more destruction instead of just flowing out into the sea. ...

The Latest: Final Ryder Cup practices start in a bluster

Sep. 23, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times CDT): ___ 10:45 a.m. It's stocking-cap weather at Whistling Straits, where the European team is on the course...

Family marks 2,000 days since UK woman's arrest in Iran

Sep. 23, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The husband of detained U.K. charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appealed to the British government on Thursday to be brave in its dealings with Iran as the family marked 2,000 days since her arrest there. Richard Ratcliffe and the couple’s...