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Belgium: Royals take part in minute's silence for flood victims

Belgium fell silent on Tuesday as an act of remembrance for the victims of the devastating floods in northern Europe over the past week. At least 196 people were killed after heavy rains unleashed fl...

The Latest: Belgium govt raises flood death toll to 20

The Latest on deadly flooding in Europe: BRUSSELS — Belgium’s government says the death toll from unprecedented flooding in parts of the country has risen to 20. In...

Lebanon's president says no one is protected in port probe

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president said Wednesday there would be no political cover for anyone implicated in last year’s massive explosion at the Beirut port, speaking a day after protests erupted over...

France celebrates Bastille Day amid virus fears, tensions

PARIS (AP) — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France celebrated its national holiday Wednesday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade, warplanes roaring overhead and tradi...

France top Wallabies in Australia for first time in 31 years

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melvyn Jaminet landed a seventh penalty with two minutes remaining for France to end a 31-year drought by beating the Wallabies in Australia 28-26 on Tuesday and sending th...

Diverse England team wins fans in nation eager for good news

LONDON (AP) — Hannah Kumari has been an English soccer fan since childhood, but she never wanted to fly an England flag. Until now. Kumari is one of millions of fans ecstatic that En...

Amsterdam mayor apologizes for city fathers' role in slavery

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The mayor of Amsterdam apologized Thursday for the extensive involvement of the Dutch capital's former governors in the global slave trade, saying the moment had come for the city to ...

Apologize for slavery, panel advises Dutch government

An advisory panel in the Netherlands has called on the government on Thursday to apologize for the country's role in the 17th-19th century trans-Atlantic slave trade. After the murder of George F...

Biden faces growing pressure from the left over voting bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — When New York Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was at the White House for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday last week, he told President Joe Biden th...

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year i...

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday fa...

Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in Amer...

Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckonin...

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some l...

Solid Asia sets global stocks on extended rally, U.S. stimulus in focus

A rally in Asia put global equities on track for a seventh day of gains on Friday as investors bet the U.S. will lead the world out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the focus turning to a multi-trillion...