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China's trade surplus surges to record $676.4B in 2021

Jan. 13, 2022 23:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s politically volatile global trade surplus surged to $676.4 billion in 2021, likely the highest ever for any country, as exports jumped 29.9% over a year earlier despite semiconductor shortages that disrupted manufacturing. The country’s monthly trade...

US Customs: Marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan

Jan. 13, 2022 17:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan's border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marijuana confiscated last year by U.S. Customs and Border...

France eases entry rules for vaccinated travelers from U.K.

Jan. 13, 2022 05:28 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France will let in travelers from Britain who are vaccinated against COVID-19 without having to self-isolate or to offer a valid reason for the trip, the French prime minister said on Thursday. Prime Minister Jean Castex said travel restrictions will be eased starting...

US airlines say China is forcing them to cancel some flights

Jan. 11, 2022 19:47 PM EST

U.S. airlines say China has blocked more than a dozen recent and future flights from entering the country, which has been tightening already-strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived...

EU ends omicron travel ban on flights from southern Africa

Jan. 10, 2022 17:29 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union ended travel restrictions on flights from southern Africa on Monday well over a month after imposing them to in hopes of containing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The highly contagious variant was first discovered in...

France eases rule for vaccinated travelers from South Africa

Jan. 06, 2022 07:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is allowing vaccinated travelers from South Africa to enter its territory without having to observe a coronavirus quarantine. The French government published a decree Thursday that removed South Africa from the list of places subject to highly restricted travel...

UK authorities ease COVID testing requirements amid surge

Jan. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Health authorities across the U.K. simplified COVID-19 testing requirements on Wednesday, a move designed to cut isolation times for many people and that may ease the staffing shortages that are hitting public services from hospitals to garbage collection amid an omicron-fueled...

OPEC, allies keep gradually pumping more oil amid omicron

Jan. 04, 2022 10:50 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Tuesday to pump more oil to the world economy amid hope that travel and demand for fuel will hold up despite the rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19. The 23-member OPEC+ alliance led by oil cartel...

Storm blasts freezing air, blinding snow across Nevada

Dec. 27, 2021 13:12 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Winter storms blasted freezing air and blinding snow across northern Nevada on Monday, affecting travel and business, with Sierra Nevada highway passes closed, airport flights delayed and canceled and state offices shut down. Nevada State Police reported several...

Delta: Flight to Shanghai turned back because of COVID rules

Dec. 27, 2021 09:51 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Monday that new pandemic-related cleaning requirements at a Shanghai airport were behind the turning back of a recent flight from Seattle in midair, a move that had prompted a protest from the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. An emailed...