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New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainfo...

Joe Vecchione, past NY Times sports editor, dies at age 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph J. Vecchione, whose decade tenure as sports editor of The New York Times included columnist Dave Anderson’s Pulitzer Prize and the hiring of William C. Rhoden to become among th...

Takeaways: 'Carnage' at the Capitol and a case against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — An injured officer who slipped in blood and spoke of “carnage." Video of a huge, violent mob pushing through the U.S. Capitol. Former President Donald Trump’s allies and family membe...

Hunter Biden is prime target if Republicans win Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials had gathered to brief select members of Congress on future threats to U.S. elections when a key lawmaker in the room, No. 3 House Republican Elise Stefanik of ...

Tensions over race, religion in France's presidential race

PARIS (AP) — From attacks on “wokeism” to crackdowns on mosques, France’s presidential campaign has been especially challenging for voters of immigrant heritage and religious minorities, as discourse ...

Macron, Le Pen square off for decisive debate as vote looms

PARIS (AP) — In the climax of France’s presidential campaign, centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right contender Marine Le Pen will meet Wednesday evening in a one-on-one television debate tha...

Macron courts Marseille voters; climate activists in Paris

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a major campaign rally Saturday in Marseille, touting his environmental and climate accomplishments and future plans in a bid to draw in young voters...

Philippines presidential hopefuls say social media platforms should be held accountable

The Philippines’ presidential candidates debating on Saturday agreed on at least one thing and that was the need to hold social media firms liable for the spread of disinformation as the country...

Asian countries debate increased defense amid invasion of Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has leaders throughout Asia discussing the need for deterrence. South Korea needs a nuclear-sharing agreement with America, presidential...

South Korea's presidential race puts misogyny in spotlight

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea enters a bitter presidential race, Hong Hee-jin is one of many young women who feel that the country’s politics has become dominated by discrimination against ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 14 The Guardian on China's Winter Olympics and treatment of Uyghurs: The fin...

Fox anchor Chris Wallace makes his own news with move to CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran anchor Chris Wallace has left Fox News after 18 years for CNN, dealing a significant blow to Fox's news operation at a time that it has been overshadowed by the network's opini...

Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are threatening to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after ...

Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-se...

Dole mastered the caustic wisecrack, often against himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole’s frequent scowl concealed a dry, often caustic wit. He singed political rivals with it — but didn't spare himself. Wisecracks came with the territory of t...