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25 years after UN women's meeting, equality remains distant

25 years after UN women's meeting, equality remains distant

TANZANIA, Tanzania — One by one, leaders and ministers from over 100 nations admitted that 25 years after the adoption of a road map to achieve equality for women not a single country has reached that goal — and many warned that instead of progress t
Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

Hong Kong police arrested at least 86 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s National Day holiday after crowds gathered on the streets of a popular shopping district and other areas chanting pro-democracy slogans.
Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

GUALÁN, Guatemala — About 2,000 Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States entered Guatemala on foot Thursday morning, testing the newly reopened frontier that had been shut by the coronavirus pandemic.
EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to impose sanctions on dozens of senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election results and leading a crackdown on peaceful protesters, after unblocking a veto against the

Trump moves Wisconsin rally amid surge in COVID-19 cases

MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump moved a planned western Wisconsin appearance to elsewhere in the state amid calls from a city mayor and the state's governor, both Democrats, that he not hold a rally there due to a surge in coronavirus cases.
Suburban NY diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Suburban NY diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City's suburbs Thursday became the largest in the U.S.
Google to pay global publishers US$1 billion over three years for news content

Google to pay global publishers US$1 billion over three years for news content

TORONTO — Google says it will pay publishers around the world about US$1 billion over the next three years for use of their content, the company's latest effort to relax tensions over its share of advertising sales that help fund the news industry.
Judge says government's suit over Bolton book can proceed

Judge says government's suit over Bolton book can proceed

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over his tell-all book, a judge ruled Thursday in denying a request to dismiss the complaint.
WikiLeaks' Assange won't get US extradition ruling this year

WikiLeaks' Assange won't get US extradition ruling this year

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely spend the rest of 2020 inside a British prison cell before finding out whether he can be sent to the United States to face espionage charges, the judge in his extradition hearing said Thursday.
Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco producers in Peru

Pandemic takes toll on business of pisco producers in Peru

ICA, Peru — In the house where for decades she has bottled pisco, the grape brandy of South America's Pacific coast, Rosa Grados has thousands of stored litres that she has not sold because of the coronavirus pandemic.