Government and politics

European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier, right, speaks with Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office Michael Roth, left, and European Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier will brief ministers on the state of play in EU-UK Brexit negotiations ahead of a key EU summit on Thursday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)
October 13, 2020 - 11:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany and France on Tuesday pressured the United Kingdom to make concessions in three key areas of Brexit trade negotiations — fishing rights, corporate governance and fair competition — or face a Jan. 1 no-deal rupture that would further harm a U.K. economy already battered by...
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Security reminds fans to mask up before entering Sanford Stadium before the start of the Georgia-Tennessee NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
October 13, 2020 - 11:03 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Senegal’s friendly soccer match against Mauritania has been canceled after eight members of the Mauritanian delegation tested positive for COVID-19. The Senegalese soccer federation says the tests were conducted...
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Gary Zaremba stands for a portrait outside of a house he oversees, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. Seven months after the pandemic began, landlords face an even more uncertain future. Zaremba, who owns and and manages 350 apartment units spread out over 100 buildings in Dayton, Ohio, said he has been working with struggling tenants and directs them to social service agencies for additional help. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
October 13, 2020 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to sympathetic figures, landlords aren't exactly at the top of the list. But they, too, have fallen on hard times, demonstrating how the coronavirus outbreak spares almost no one. Take Shad Elia, who owns 24 single-family apartment units in the Boston area. He says...
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 1944 photo, courtesy of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, shows members of the famed WWII Army unit Merrill's Marauders less than 75 yards from enemy positions, on display during a gathering of remaining members, family and history buffs, in New Orleans. The unit that spent months marching and fighting behind enemy lines in Burma has been approved to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest honor. Nearly 3,000 soldiers began the unit's secret mission in Japanese occupied Burma in 1944. Barely 200 remained in the fight when their mission was completed five months later. (U.S. Army Signal Corps via AP, File)
October 13, 2020 - 9:17 am
The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of Burma as they battled hunger and disease between firefights with Japanese forces during their secret mission. In February 1944, the American jungle fighting unit nicknamed...
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October 13, 2020 - 9:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can sanction up to $4 billion in U.S. goods over Washington's illegal support for plane maker Boeing. The ruling, which could inflame Trump administration criticism of the Geneva-based trade body, amounts to one...
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October 13, 2020 - 6:22 am
FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Flowood Police Department stopped a...
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FILE- In this April 7, 2009, file photo, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, left, and Aamir Khan speak during a press conference in Mumbai, India. Top Bollywood filmmakers, including superstar actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, filed a lawsuit against television news channels Republic TV and Times Now following the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput that set off a media frenzy and gripped the nation. Claiming that Rajput had been murdered, many television channels held filmmakers who had allegedly rejected him for roles responsible for his suicide and accused many Bollywood celebrities of being part of a “drug cartel," even though the police have maintained that there was no foul play. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
October 13, 2020 - 4:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain from "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members." The lawsuit, filed Monday, comes months after India’s...
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People sit in the Dispensary pub in Liverpool, England, Monday Oct 12, 2020. The British government has carved England into three tiers of risk in a bid to slow the spread of a resurgent coronavirus. The northern city of Liverpool is in the highest category and will close pubs, gyms and betting shops. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 13, 2020 - 3:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the U.K. spiked sharply in August, a clear signal that the jobless rate is heading towards levels not seen in nearly 30 years when a British government salary-support scheme ends this month and new local restrictions are imposed to suppress a resurgence of the...
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In this photo released Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, speaks with people during his visit to the coastal province of Latakia, Syria. Assad made a rare public visit to Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week’s deadly wildfires. (Syrian Presidency via Facebook via AP)
October 13, 2020 - 3:35 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has made a rare public visit to the coastal province of Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week’s wildfires that killed three people, state media reported Tuesday. Assad’s public visits to areas around Syria have been rare...
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Customers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus look at a newly unveiled new model from the American bicycle brand at a retailed shop in Beijing on July 29, 2020. China's trade growth accelerated in September as the world's second-largest economy recovered form the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 13, 2020 - 2:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade picked up in September as global demand for masks and medical supplies boosted exports and the economy's early reopening gave producers an edge over foreign competitors. Exports rose 9.9% over a year earlier to $239.8 billion, up from August’s 9.5%, the fourth straight...
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