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___ Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The world is rebounding from the coronavirus shutdowns. China is up and run...

Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticke...

Evictions, drugs, boxing rows: reliving '88 Games in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. The 1988 Seou...

After multiple crises, this time some Lebanese feel broken

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a week, Mona Zahran had to sleep on a couch pulled across her apartment's front door. Beirut’s massive explosion knocked her doors off their hinges and shattered her windows, ...

Business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday

Business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday. All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m. ...

EU refuses to monitor Venezuelan election, urges delay

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday it won't send observers to monitor Venezuela's upcoming congressional election, citing a lack of fair conditions for a vote that could erase t...

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeo...

Israeli PM's uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form an “emergency” government in May after three bitter and deadlocked election campaigns, the goal was t...

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — A nation still burying its dead Tuesday marked a week since the explosion in Beirut that flattened much of the Lebanese capital's port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people dea...

'Egypt's leadership feels markedly threatened by Turkey'

For the second time in weeks, the NATO allies Greece and Turkey have mobilized their fleets for a standoff. Greece's government considers Turkey's surveying of the waters south of the island o...

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first time in months

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border du...

The Latest: Virus reemerges in New Zealand after 102 days

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first cases of ...

Millennial Money: How we renegotiated our bills to cut costs

I know, I know. You’ve probably heard all about how you should renegotiate your bills to save money. But that’s easier said than done, right? That’s why I tried it out. I called up s...

Jailed Zimbabwean journalist is denied rights, say lawyers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of ac...

HHS Secretary Azar’s visit turning point in Taiwan's relations with US

In the next stage of the pandemic era, Taiwan must reach out to share its health expertise internationally, all the while maintaining economic growth and keeping the coronavirus at bay; the visit of U...