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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said. It was not immediately known i...

Foreign journalists in China see 'rapid decline in media freedom': Survey

China used coronavirus prevention measures, intimidation and visa curbs to limit foreign reporting in 2020, ushering in a “rapid decline in media freedom,” the Foreign Correspondents&rsquo...

What's in an adjective? 'Democrat Party' label on the rise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two days before the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said supporters of then-President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud w...

Veteran Hong Kong actor Ng Man-tat passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong veteran actor Ng Man-tat (吳孟達) passed away Saturday at the age of 70. Ng was a Hong Kong actor originally from Fujian, China. He started his career at the age...

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday (Feb. 25), targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation f...

EU targets Venezuela envoy in tit-for-tat expulsions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union retaliated against Venezuela on Thursday, declaring the head of the country’s delegation to the 27-nation bloc “persona non grata,” a day after the South American na...

EU targets Venezuela envoy in retaliatory move

A European Union statement said member states had agreed that Venezuela's ambassador would no longer be welcome as an envoy to the bloc. The decision to render Venezuela's ambassador a "...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College certificates from a pro-...

Business Highlights

___ US jobless claims rise to 861,000 as layoffs stay high WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, eviden...

The Latest: UK invests in studies of long COVID-19 syndrome

LONDON — The British government is backing four new studies to investigate why some people continue to have symptoms months after becoming sick with COVID-19. The Department of Healt...

US-led coalition: No Americans killed in Iraq rocket attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — The contractor with the U.S.-led coalition who was killed after a barrage of rockets struck near an airport in northern Iraq was not an American national, a coalition spokesman said Tue...

After failed Trump romance, France seeks reset under Biden

PARIS (AP) — After increasingly strained U.S.-France relations under Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Sunday to work closely together to fight the coronavi...

Petition seeks ouster of Kentucky AG over Taylor death probe

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A petition seeking the impeachment of Kentucky's attorney general was filed Friday by three grand jurors who criticized his handling of an investigation into Breonna Taylor's sho...

Ted Danson and Holly Hunter combine for comedy 'Mr. Mayor'

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a government office right there in the very title of Ted Danson’s new series, but the new NBC comedy “Mr. Mayor” is anything but political. “If you consider p...

French exporters sound alarm over US tit-for-tat tariffs

PARIS (AP) — French wine exporters are warning that they'll take a billion-euro hit in 2021 from the latest ratcheting-up of punitive tariffs between the United States and Europe in a trade row over a...