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Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work...

Mbappe's PSG future uncertain as he hesitates over new deal

PARIS (AP) — When Kylian Mbappe's two goals took him back to the top of the French league's scoring charts on Friday night, the move seemed natural and inevitable. What is far less c...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, die...

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group is says the U.K. government should “urgently review” it's decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks a...

French aid ship rescues hundreds of migrants off Libya

More than 350 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast over the past two days, a European NGO said on Saturday. They were picked up by the Ocean Viking aid ship, which is run by France-based S...

More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of three federally-funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump-appointees at th...

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___ Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden is taking executive action to provide a stopgap measure of finan...

A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the o...

Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants. ...

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scien...

Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva court on Friday convicted Israeli diamond and minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corruption of foreign agents and forging documents, in a trial over a bid to reap lav...

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbs

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, whi...

UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests

LONDON (AP) — Police in London said Friday that they have broken up a wedding attended by 400 people — despite a nationwide lockdown that bars households from mixing. The venue was a...

UN agency: Libyan navy intercepts over 80 EU-bound migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted on Friday more than 80 Europe-bound migrants in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the North African country, the U.N. migration agency said. ...

The Trade Desk Appoints Benson Ho as Senior Vice President, North Asia

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 January 2021 - Global advertising technology leader, The Trade Desk, today announced the appointment of Benson Ho as Senior Vice President of North Asia. In this ...