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Latin American leaders seek more vaccines at Andorra summit

MADRID (AP) — With eyes set on expanding access to coronavirus vaccines and economic recovery, representatives of 22 countries from Latin America and Europe’s Iberian Peninsula are meeting — mostly vi...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impov...

Nobel Prize Summit virtual event to discuss climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Laureates, scientists, politicians, business people, and youth leaders will discuss solutions to problems such as climate change and inequality at a virtual Nobel Prize Su...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2021. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6...

Amid AstraZeneca setback, Germany banks on homegrown vaccine

MARBURG, Germany (AP) — As Germany ponders how to accelerate its sluggish coronavirus vaccination campaign after yet another hitch involving the AstraZeneca shot, a production facility in the historic...

Writers from 4 continents up for International Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, both long-favored contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fic...

Acclaimed Polish poet Adam Zagajewski dies at age 75

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Adam Zagajewski, one of Poland’s greatest poets who wrote a poem that came to symbolize the world's sense of shock and loss after the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, has d...

French theater director Alain Francon seriously injured in attack: reports

An attacker stabbed the well-known French theater director Alain Francon in the center of the southern city of Montpellier on Wednesday, media reported. The 76-year-old was critically injured. The we...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not ...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2021. There are 300 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March ...

329 candidates for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Monday that there are 329 candidates — 234 individuals and 95 organizations — that were nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by the Fe...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump clings to his core election falsehoods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump clung to his core election falsehoods in his first post-presidential speech, wrongly blamed wind power for the catastrophic power failures in Texas and revived a variety...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2021. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28,...

Yellen's encore: Lending economic heft to Biden's virus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a cold, gray February afternoon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stepped out of the West Wing wrapped in a puffy black parka and clutching a folder of documents, seemingly oblivio...