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Allen West, Texas GOP gubernatorial hopeful, has COVID-19

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being dia...

AP PHOTOS: After more than 19 months, Milan clubs to reopen

MILAN (AP) — With Italy’s vaccination campaign now advanced, the government has finally given the green light for nightclubs to reopen next week. It’s been a long wait. Glasses remai...

Taiwan envoy to Argentina holds National Day reception

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Argentina, Tsao Li-chieh (曹立傑), on Thursday (Oct. 7) held a National Day event at the Taipei Commercial and Cultural Office in Buenos Aires, inviti...

Is Europe ready for a post-COVID migration wave?

For the many in Europe who have weathered the waves of the coronavirus pandemic, being in a crowd once again is a surreal feeling. As European countries emerge from the peaks of the pandemic, the mask...

Big Ten putting priority on mental health after tough season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State forward Malik Hall noticed the difference during games in the height of the pandemic. Coach Tom Izzo saw issues percolating in other areas of player's lives. ...

Stocks move broadly higher as receding debt fears spur rally

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street as investors welcomed the end of a standoff in Congress over extending the federal debt ceiling. The S&P 500 rose 1.4% as of 1:13 p.m. Eastern....

Cash windfall for Spanish youth can't be spent on bullfights

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is offering citizens who turn 18 years old next year 400 euros ($462) to spend on cultural activities. But the sum comes with strings attached: the recipients can'...

Virus measures stop legal return of thousands to New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Silvia Dancose’s daughter called in distress from Canada in August, Dancose flew over right away to comfort her. But now, after weeks of trying, she has no idea whe...

Toymakers race to get products on shelves amid supply clogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mig...

Boris Johnson brushes off UK woes, vows to transform economy

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson shrugged off Britain's problems of empty gas pumps, worker shortages and gaps on store shelves as he told fellow Conservatives on Wednesday that...

Saudi Aramco closes near $2T valuation as oil prices rally

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco closed on Wednesday just shy of a $2 trillion valuation the kingdom's crown prince has long sought, buoyed by high oil prices and i...

Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for 1st time

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's daily coronavirus death toll surpassed 900 on Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic, a record that comes amid the country's low vaccination rate and the government's relu...

New Zealand central bank raises key interest rate

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s central bank raised interest rates for the first time in more than seven years on Wednesday, removing some of the support it put in place when the coronavi...

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

PARIS (AP) — The old music box factory had been abandoned for years on the outskirts of the Swiss mountain town, with paint curling at the edges of its dingy grey and yellow walls. I...

Vietnam's COVID woes trigger supply chain issues for EU firms

Optimism has been returning for European investors after Vietnam's Communist government began rolling back lockdown measures in mid-September, and the majority of restrictions in the southern busi...