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Russian, Tajik troops hold joint drills near Afghan border

MOMIRAK FIRING RANGE, Tajikistan (AP) — Russian and Tajik troops conducted joint drills Friday near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, as part of efforts to prepare for possible security threats is...

Report: Foreign aid lost in Syria exchange rate distortions

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has diverted at least $100 million in currency from international aid money to state coffers over the past two years, benefiting from variation...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argue...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Scientists urge UK to prep rapid return of COVID measures

LONDON (AP) — The British government’s scientific advisers urged the government on Friday to ensure coronavirus restrictions can be introduced rapidly, as the rate of new infections continues to grow....

EU to keep fighting Belarus's "weaponization" of migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged on Friday to “keep up the pressure" on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to halt the flow of migrants from his country and raised the prospect of ne...

Minneapolis officer charged in pursuit that killed motorist

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a fatal crash in July that occurred while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a pros...

Russia's infections, deaths soar to new record high

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Russia climbed on Friday to another pandemic record high, putting an additional strain on the country's health care system. The gov...

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It seems a strange place to pitch a tent. Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974...

Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More t...

Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educ...

Russia's Putin hosts Israeli PM Bennett

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope on Friday that new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett would continue in the footsteps of his predecessor in maintaining close and “tru...

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending t...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive milita...

Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Ga...