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5 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Wednesday (Jan. 19), marking the 16th intrusion this month. Four People&rs...

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: C...

Business Highlights: Airlines and 5G, Starbucks on vaccines

___ Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US DALLAS (AP) — International airlines have canceled some flights heading to or departing from the U.S...

Biden considers restoring terror listing of Yemen's Houthis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. is considering restoring its designation of Yemen's Houthis as a terrorist group. Biden's comment, made at a White House news conf...

Raffensperger: Georgia buying new voter registration system

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is buying a new voter registration system for the state's 7 million voters, a move Republican Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday will enhance security and ma...

Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's death?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fel...

US, UK begin talks on lifting Trump's steel tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom have agreed to begin talks on removing former President Donald Trump's import taxes on British steel and aluminum. In a joi...

Barbados holds snap general election amid criticism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados held a snap general election on Wednesday after cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II late last year and appointing its first ever p...

Rio de Janeiro police move to regain control of some favelas

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some 1,200 police officers were deployed to Rio de Janeiro’s working-class Jacarezinho neighborhood and its surroundings early Wednesday, marking the start of a state effort seek...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democra...

Algeria shuts schools for 10 days as COVID infections surge

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's leader on Wednesday ordered all elementary and high schools closed for 10 days because of surging COVID-19 infections in the North African country and authorities tig...

UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels used cruise and ballistic missiles, in addition to drones, in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a ...

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met wi...

Jewish leaders renew antisemitism fight after hostage case

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor voiced beliefs that Jew...

Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by r...