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3,000 at Romania anti-vaccination protest amid COVID-19 rise

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Around 3,000 anti-vaccination protesters from across Romania converged outside the parliament building in Bucharest on Sunday as authorities announced new restrictions amid a...

New Mexico corrections officer sues over vaccination mandate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A corrections officer is suing a New Mexico county over a requirement that first responders and other employees be vaccinated, setting up another legal fight during a pandemic...

Taiwan receives 1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccines

[Last update: March 3 at 4:40 p.m.] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has received its first shipment of 117,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses, the country's health minister said on Wednesday (Ma...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2021. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2...

Australian media law raises questions about 'pay for clicks'

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says Australian plans to make digital giants pay for journalism could se...

Taiwan to consider lifting some COVID prevention measures after February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, including the ban on eating on high-speed rail trains, are likely to be relaxed after Feb. 28, but most restrictions shoul...

Australia news media 'large and small' discuss Google deals

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Google was quickly negotiating generous deals with big and small Australian media companies to pay for news as the Parliament considers forcing digital giants into such agre...

Russia's Alexei Navalny faces more jail time in slander case

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared in court in Moscow on Friday on charges of insulting a World War II veteran. The defamation case against Navalny opened last week, after he was alrea...

Sri Lanka to allow burial of COVID-19 victims following ban

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will begin giving permission for Muslims who die of COVID-19 to be buried, the prime minister said Wednesday, following an outcry over a previous ban. ...

Israel's ultra-Orthodox reject criticism, defy virus rules

JERUSALEM (AP) — Mendy Moskowits, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Belz Hassidic sect in Jerusalem, doesn’t understand the uproar toward believers like him. In recent weeks, ultra-Orth...

EXPLAINER: Why Haiti's political strife has worsened

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Political strife in Haiti has deepened as opposition leaders and supporters claim that President Jovenel Moïse’s five-year term has expired, demanding that he step down on...

Sri Lanka leader vows action vs 2019 bombing militants

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president said Thursday that he has received the final report of an inquiry commission investigating the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks and vowed he will not all...

EXPLAINER: How Russia has tried to stem pro-Navalny protests

MOSCOW (AP) — A prison sentence for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a sweeping crackdown on protesters demanding his release reflect the Kremlin's steely determination to fend off threats...

Poland: Rebellion against coronavirus lockdowns

"It's nice to eat out again," said one diner. "We were very lucky to get a table," said another. This is how guests described on Facebook their visit to the Goraleczka restaura...

The BBC makes trouble in Taiwan's backyard once again

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is almost a hundred years old. For much of its existence, it has been held up as a bastion of free and independent public ...