Sunday, January 24, 2021


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Updated 1 day, 8 hours ago

Fire guts Warden potato processing plant, prompts nighttime evacuation

A fire that started late Thursday afternoon completely gutted a major potato processing facility and prompted an...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed st...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia's new government

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s president on Thursday tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Cabinet stepped down in the wake of a corrupt...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
China demands US lift Xinjiang cotton, tomato import ban

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded Washington drop a ban on cotton and tomato imports from its Muslim northwest over complaints they are produced by forced labor, which a spokesman dismissed as the “lie of...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS (AP) — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
World shares advance as traders await details of Biden plan

Stocks advanced in most global markets Thursday as traders waited to see details of President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for helping the U.S. economy recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, focus on Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandem...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Japan's new virus emergency met with public indifference

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s expanded state of emergency went into effect Thursday as the government seeks to stop a surge of new coronavirus infections, though with the restrictions not binding many people appeared to b...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
German economy shrank 5% in pandemic year 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German economy, Europe's largest, shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020, ending a decade of growth as lockdowns wiped out much business and consumer activity.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
The Latest: Turkey starts vaccinations with China's Sinovac

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey became the latest country to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program, starting with health care workers in hospitals across the country.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Turkey urges 'review' of US sanction decision over S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish official is calling on the new U.S. administration to engage in a dialogue with Turkey and to review a decision to sanction the country over its purchase of an advanced Russian...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Britain's Johnson pledges UK vaccine program will run 24-7

LONDON (AP) — Britain's coronavirus vaccine program will operate around the clock seven days a week “as soon as we can,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Wednesday as the U.K. accelerates efforts to inoculate...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Intel replaces its chief executive after a rocky stretch

Intel is replacing its CEO after only two years in what had been a rough stretch for the chipmaker.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME (AP) — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
China 2020 exports up despite virus; surplus surges to $535B

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose in 2020 despite pressure from the coronavirus and a tariff war with Washington, boosting its politically volatile trade surplus to $535 billion, one of the highest ever reported.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
WhatsApp growth slumps as rivals Signal, Telegram rise

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing huge upticks in downloads from Apple and Google’s app stores. Facebook-owned WhatsApp, by contrast, is seeing its growth decline foll...