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Russia fines US-funded broadcaster under foreign agent lawA Russian court has fined U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty $14,600 for violating the country's law on foreign agents
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE - A scooter drives by the Palais des Festivals at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 7, 2018. The Cannes Film Festival, canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year’s edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival. Cannes organizers announced Wednesday that this year’s Cannes will now take place July 6-17, about two months after its typical period. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
Cannes Film Festival, canceled in 2020, is postponed to JulyThe Cannes Film Festival, canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year’s edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, protesting farmers are seen amid tear gas smoke fired by police in an attempt to stop them from marching to the capital during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India. A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week, a dramatic escalation of their protests, which are posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
EXPLAINER: Why India's farmers are revolting against PM ModiA sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests, which are posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019,  EU and Chinese flags at the Europa building in Brussels. China’s European Union envoy on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021, is urging the 27-nation European bloc to deepen its ties with his country even further and says he hopes the EU’s desire for “strategic autonomy” will guide its foreign policy in the future .(John Thys/FILE via AP)
China envoy urges EU to develop its 'strategic autonomy'China’s European Union envoy is urging the 27-nation bloc to deepen its ties with his country even further and says he hopes the EU’s desire for “strategic autonomy” will guide its foreign policy in the future
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A couple with their dog walk in front of the Liberty monument in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Cyprus' health minister Constantinos Ioannou said that the first to re-open as of Feb. 1st will be hair and beauty salons followed a week later by retail stores, shopping malls and elementary schools. Students in their final year of high school will also go back to classes on Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus to start loosening COVID-19 lockdown next monthCyprus’ health minister says a steady decrease in new coronavirus infections three weeks into a nationwide lockdown is allowing for the start of the gradual, targeted lifting of closures and restrictions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for the weekly Prime Ministers Questions in London, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.  Britain’s official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic has passed 100,000. The unwanted milestone was reached Tuesday as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travelers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK's Johnson hopes schools in England can reopen on March 8British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has indicated that the coronavirus lockdown in England will remain in place until at least March 8 as he ruled out any imminent return to school for most students
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Beloved 'Hoe' Landmark Not Loved by FacebookIn the dictionary, "hoe" typically refers to a gardening tool. To Facebook, the word means something entirely different, and it led to a bit of a social media uproar in the port city of Plymouth, located in the English county of Devon. That's where, per the Guardian , locals chatting online...
Newser2 hours ago
Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greeted as he arrives for a welcome ceremony at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Washington.  (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)
Blinken takes US diplomacy helm, vows to revamp State DeptAmerica's new top diplomat has taken the helm of the State Department with a vow to rebuild the ranks of the foreign service and rely on its expertise as the Biden administration tries to restore U.S. global standing
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Soldiers stand guard at the burial of three top government officials, at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, Wednesday, Jan,.27, 2021. Zimbabwe on Wednesday buried three top officials who succumbed to COVID-19, in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent second wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe holds burial for 3 top leaders who died of COVID-19Zimbabwe buried three top officials in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to participants of the the World Economic Forum via a video link in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Putin warned of rising global tensions and growing risks of new conflicts and called for broader international cooperation to tackle new challenges. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russia's Putin warns of worsening global instabilityRussian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the world risks sliding deeper into instability as the coronavirus pandemic combines with global rivalries and other international tensions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Police stand guard at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption office in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Police are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another apartment where his wife is living and two offices of his anti-corruption organization. Navalny's aides reported the Wednesday raids on social media. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Police raid Russian opposition leader's apartment, officesPolice are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another residence where his wife is living and offices of his anti-corruption organization
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Workers prepare for a COVID-19 burial in the Maitland cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The City of Cape Town is working closely with the Muslim Judicial Council to increase burial capacity as COVID-19 claims more lives in a second surge of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to the country’s frontline healthcare workers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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