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Canada urges Biden not to cancel oil pipeline on first day

The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta wants U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to give the Canadian government a chance to make the case for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built By ROB GILLIES Associated Press January 19, 2021, 12:30 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

Venezuela’s Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened in another coronavirus wave ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2021, 6:34 PM • 3 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its […]

Israel moves to rein in rights group over ‘apartheid’ use

Israel’s education minister says he’s banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at schools By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press January 18, 2021, 1:13 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s education minister says he is banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid […]

German and Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Ankara

Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European relations ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2021, 8:11 AM • 3 min read ISTANBUL — Germany’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his Turkish counterpart in the Turkish capital, following a tumultuous year in Turkish-European […]

Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines

Brazil’s health regulator has approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject to delay and political disputes By MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA Associated Press January 17, 2021, 9:40 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute push

An anti-settlement monitoring group says Israeli authorities have advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes in West Bank settlements By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press January 17, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities on Sunday advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes […]

Navalny plans to return to Russia after recovery in Germany

Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent ByThe Associated Press January 17, 2021, 9:20 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plans to fly […]

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged

Uganda’s electoral commission says longtime President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging and officials struggle to explain how polling results were compiled amid an internet blackout ByThe Associated Press January 16, 2021, 2:33 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KAMPALA, […]

Germany: 3 candidates as Merkel’s party chooses new leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is choosing a new leader on Saturday, eight months before voters decide who will succeed Merkel in a national election ByThe Associated Press January 16, 2021, 8:22 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is choosing a new […]

Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Flying rocks. Burning tires. Acrid smoke. Haiti braced for a fresh round of widespread protests starting Friday, with opposition leaders demanding that President Jovenel Moïse step down next month, worried he is amassing too much power as he enters his second year of rule by decree. “The priority right now is to […]