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Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2021. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1...

Asian shares slip on profit-taking, hopes grow for recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors sold to lock in profits from the recent rally driven by hopes economies will gradually return to a pre-pandemic normal. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2021. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2...

UN-backed program seeks rollout of 100M vaccine doses in Q1

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N.-backed program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to the neediest people worldwide, especially in poor countries, announced plans Wednesday for an initial distribution of some 100 millio...

Florida lawmakers challenge Silicon Valley over 'censorship'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, intensified their battle with Facebook, Twitter and Silicon Valley when they announced new proposals Tuesday aimed at reigning ...

Renewed US-Russia nuke pact won't fix emerging arms threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration was quick to breathe new life into the last remaining treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons. The going will be slower when it turns to other arms ...

Renewed US-Russia nuke pact won't fix emerging arms threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration was quick to breathe new life into the last remaining treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons. The going will be slower when it turns to other arms ...

Google stops donations to U.S. Congress members who voted against election results

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it will not make contributions from its political action committee this election cycle to any Congress member who voted against certifying the results of the...

US exploring new bases in Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military is exploring the possibility of using a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and additional two airfields in the kingdom amid heightened tensions with Iran...

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after...

Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs

Asian shares eased from record highs on Friday (Jan. 22) as investors took some money off the table after a recent rally that was driven by hopes a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming Pres...

Asian stocks at record highs as Biden inauguration lifts stimulus hopes

Asian stocks rose to new record highs on Thursday (Jan. 21), tracking U.S. markets as investors hoped for more economic stimulus from newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden to offset damage wreake...

Pope says MLK's message of non-violent protest timely now

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the commemoration of his birthday, saying his message of equality through peaceful means remains more timely than...

Pompeo trumpets Trump, razzes critics in speech to VOA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to U.S. government-funded airwaves on Monday to deliver a full-throated defense of the Trump administration’s presentation of its foreign policy a...

Stocks climb, bonds fall after Democrats win Senate

Bonds licked their wounds and stocks rose on Thursday (Jan. 7) as investors bet Democrat control of the U.S. Congress would enable President-elect Joe Biden to borrow and spend heavily, with a bruised...