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Hungary rolls out China's Sinopharm jab amid lagging trust

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Doctors in Hungary on Wednesday began administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first European Union nation to use a Chinese jab as officials...

Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have opted to hold an in-person convention at Liberty University in May to choose their nominee for governor, again rejecting an effort to hold a more inc...

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation drive up to speed. EU leaders are meeting Thursday to jump-start the pr...

Mexican prosecutor denies political charges against governor

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero denied Wednesday that corruption accusations against the opposition governor of the border state of Tamaulipas are politically motiva...

Thousands celebrate reinstatement of Nepal's Parliament

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters threw confetti and chanted slogans in Nepal’s capital on Wednesday to celebrate Parliament's reinstatement by the Supreme Court. ...

China says Iran nuclear issue at 'critical point'

BEIJING (AP) — Developments surrounding Iran's nuclear program are at a “critical point” and lifting sanctions on the country is key to breaking the deadlock, China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. ...

China insists on '1992 Consensus' as anchor for peace in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing on Wednesday (Feb. 24) insisted that the "1992 Consensus" is an important foundation for cross-strait peace after being accused by Taiwan's new Mainl...

EU authorities seize 23 tons of cocaine in biggest ever haul

Investigators uncovered a total of 23 metric tons (25 US tons) of cocaine with a street value of billions of euros in a cross-European drugs bust, German customs said Wednesday. The cocaine was uncov...

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedo...

Experts fear fresh wave of political prisoners in Myanmar

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Whether taken from their homes in the middle of the night or grabbed off the streets during protests, hundreds of people have been arrested in the weeks since Myanmar’s milit...

Prosecutors target Mexican border state governor

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office on Tuesday asked Congress to remove legal immunity from the governor of the border state of Tamaulipas so he could face potential charges ...

Hacking group targets Vietnam activists: Amnesty

Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday that Ocean Lotus, a group with ties to the Vietnamese government, has been involved in hacking attacks targeting activists and an N...

'We lied': NY prosecutors face heat in botched sanction case

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York acknowledged telling a “flat lie” to a criminal defendant's legal team while trying to downplay their mishandling of evidence in the botched trial of a bus...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College certificates from a pro-...

N. Macedonia: Sought ex-secret police chief turns himself in

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's ex-secret police chief on Tuesday handed himself over to authorities who were seeking him on an international arrest warrant after he disappeared befor...