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Final ex-eBay employee in cyberstalking case pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A former eBay Inc. executive pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included the delivery of live spiders and other d...

3 categories of people no longer need PCR test in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Thursday (May 12), three categories of people no longer need to take a PCR as a rapid antigen test will suffice, with a positive result being considered an off...

Taiwan ends PCR test rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID cases surge across Taiwan and emergency rooms become overwhelmed with people wanting to get tested, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that mult...

Oligarchs to patriarchs: EU eyes sanctions for Orthodox head

ROME (AP) — The European Union plans to sanction the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in its next round of measures to punish Russia's invasion of Ukraine, EU diplomats said Wednesday, opening a ne...

Pope's Ukraine diplomacy a political and spiritual tightrope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded. His planned meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was canceled. A proposed visit to Moscow? Nyet. ...

Pope offers to meet Putin, still waiting to hear back

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told an Italian newspaper he had offered to travel to Moscow to meet with President Vladimir Putin to try to end Russia's war in Ukraine and suggested the invasion mig...

Panthers owner: Coach Matt Rhule has my full support

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper threw his support behind struggling head coach Matt Rhule on Wednesday, saying it takes patience and time to build a winning foundation in t...

Turkish court set to deliver verdict against philanthropist

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court is expected on Monday to deliver its final verdict in the trial against civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala who is accused of attempting to overthrow ...

EU-China summit focuses on war in Ukraine amid tense relations

Top diplomats from the EU met via videoconference Friday with China's leaders to discuss urgent matters including the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Chinese President X...

Germany: G7 rejects Russia's demand to pay for gas in rubles

BERLIN (AP) — The Group of Seven major economies agreed Monday to reject Moscow’s demand to pay for Russian natural gas exports in rubles. German energy minister Robert Habeck told r...

3rd man pleads guilty in killing of NJ political operative

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A career criminal whose lengthy rap sheet includes bank robberies, a murder conspiracy and a jailbreak plot pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a political consultant in exchange fo...

3rd figure in NJ murder-for-hire plot due for plea hearing

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An aging ex-convict from Connecticut is due back in court for a plea hearing this week in one of New Jersey's most intriguing political mysteries — the murder of a Democratic opera...

Rival captains expect another slow wicket in series decider

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan captain Babar Azam predicts another slow wicket will test the patience and skills of batters when his side meets Australia in the decisive third and final test on Mond...

Tait wants to keep intensity high in Pakistan fast bowlers

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Former Australia international fast bowler Shaun Tait wants to keep the intensity and aggression high in the Pakistan camp during his one-year stint as bowling coach. ...

Yale strikes Sackler name from campus amid opioid outrage

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has begun removing the Sackler name from its campus, several years after announcing it would no longer accept donations from the family that owns OxyContin make...