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Military blindsided by Trump's new Afghan troop withdrawal

Military blindsided by Trump's new Afghan troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military was blindsided Thursday by President Donald Trump's assertion that all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, with U.S.

Harry, Meghan, team with Malala Yousafzai on girls' rights

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are joining activist Malala Yousafzai in a video chat about the challenges girls face in accessing education amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party and others convicted in the case, a day after the three-member panel of judges delivered a landmark verd
Gov. Charlie Baker to be honoured with bobblehead doll

Gov. Charlie Baker to be honoured with bobblehead doll

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is getting the bobblehead treatment for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

NEW YORK — It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home, where she’s been cooped up since December after wrapping the “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac” tour.
England's big northern cities braced for more lockdown curbs

England's big northern cities braced for more lockdown curbs

LONDON — The British government is mulling fresh restrictions on everyday life in England, potentially in the big northern cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, amid mounting fears that hospitals in coronavirus hot spots may soon be overwhelmed by
AP FACT CHECK: Pence echoes Trump misfires in VP debate

AP FACT CHECK: Pence echoes Trump misfires in VP debate

WASHINGTON — Although more buttoned-up on the stage than his boss, Vice-President Mike Pence nevertheless echoed many of President Donald Trump’s falsehoods Wednesday in the one and only debate with Democratic rival Kamala Harris.
Large Chinese mitten crab crawls into German woman's home

Large Chinese mitten crab crawls into German woman's home

BERLIN — Police in southern Germany say a woman got a shock while airing out her home when a 25- centimetre (10-inch) Chinese mitten crab scurried in from the terrace through the open door.
Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases

Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases

BERLIN — Germany is seeing a sharp jump in new coronavirus infections, a development that is raising fears the pandemic is picking up pace in a country that so far has coped better than many of its European neighbours .
Uncertainty in Madrid as court nixes partial virus lockdown

Uncertainty in Madrid as court nixes partial virus lockdown

MADRID — A court in Madrid on Thursday struck down a national government order that imposed a partial lockdown in the Spanish capital and its suburbs, siding with regional officials who had resisted stricter measures against one of Europe’s most worr