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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling Justice and Development Party members at a soccer stadium, in Black Sea city of Samsun, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 1, 2020. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
November 04, 2020 - 6:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has issued fines against global social media companies for failing to appoint a representative to ensure they conform to Turkish law, a senior official said Wednesday. Omer Fatih Sayan, chairman of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, said Facebook...
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November 04, 2020 - 4:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced reforms that will abolish some key restrictions tying millions of low-paid and vulnerable migrant workers to their employers in conditions that have been rife with abuse and exploitation. The Ministry of Human Resource and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, file photo, Sheldon Smith, center, holds the photographs of his children Deshawn Smith, 11, left, and Trinitee Smith, 13, both suffering from sickle cell anemia, during an Initiative 65 rally in Ridgeland, Miss. Smith and his wife Keishawna Smith believe their children would benefit from medical marijuana treatment for pain management. Initiative 65 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to allow the prescription by a doctor of up to 5 ounces (142 grams) of marijuana per month for people who suffer from more than 20 medical conditions. The state lawmakers are offering a more restrictive measure as an alternative. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 04, 2020 - 1:01 am
A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as more states legalized marijuana for adults and voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The drug measures were...
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In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 photo, the figure of Ant Group's mascot is displayed at the Ant Group office in Hong Kong. China's Ant Group will try to raise nearly $35 billion in its initial public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, which would make it the largest share offering in history. Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group, which operates a suite of financial products including the widely-used Alipay digital wallet in China and one of the world's largest money market funds, will hold dual listings in Shanghai and Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 03, 2020 - 8:35 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The planned stock market debut of the world's biggest online finance company, Ant Financial was suspended in Shanghai and Hong Kong, disrupting a record-setting $34.5 billion initial public offering that highlighted China's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Management of the...
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In this July 24, 2019, file photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
November 03, 2020 - 3:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday, amid tension over the coronavirus, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Chinese authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Tony Parker laughs on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. Europe's elite basketball league features teams from 10 countries navigating COVID-19 cases, international travel restrictions and last-minute postponements. NBA great Tony Parker's French team has played just half of its scheduled games in the EuroLeague and the chaotic start prompted Milan coach Ettore Messina on Monday Nov. 2, 2020, to call for suspending the season until March or April. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
November 02, 2020 - 10:31 am
Europe's top basketball league features teams from 10 countries navigating COVID-19 cases, international travel restrictions and last-minute postponements. It makes the NBA bubble look like a walk in the amusement park. NBA great Tony Parker's team in France has played only half of its scheduled...
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Tourist guide Efrain Valles, wearing a protective face mask, stands at his recently opened ice cream shop in Cuzco, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3 million people nationwide in a tourism industry devastated by the novel coronavirus and the measures imposed to fight its spread, including international travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
October 31, 2020 - 5:02 pm
CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
October 31, 2020 - 11:18 am
Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of his first four years in office. He has repeatedly pushed for the end of the Obama-era health law but has yet to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, demonstrators gather near the Lincoln Memorial as final preparations are made for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Several years since its founding, BLM has evolved well beyond the initial aspirations of its early supporters. Now, its influence faces a test, as voters in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election choose or reject candidates who endorsed or denounced the BLM movement amid a national reckoning on race (Olivier Douliery/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 31, 2020 - 9:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter has been a lot of things in its brief, fiery life. It has been a slogan, a rallying point. A movement that led protests coast to coast, calling for America to get serious about preventing Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. A heaven-sent resource for...
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This image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service shows the website for HealthCare.gov. Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)
October 31, 2020 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday. It's not a new COVID relief program from the government but the return of annual sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act...
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