November 29th, 2020

World News

France’s Macron hosts Trump envoy after congratulating Biden

By Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron held a closed-door, low-key meeting Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, a delicate tip-toe around the ticklish fact that France has already recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the U.S. election winner. The zero fanfare welcome for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist, at the ... Read More »

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Donnie Wahlberg again leaves $2,020 tip to inspire giving

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Actor Donnie Wahlberg recently left a $2,020 tip at a Massachusetts restaurant, continuing his habit of leaving generous gratuities to brighten the days of wait staff. The “Band of Brothers” and “Blue Bloods” actor and former member of boy band New Kids on the Block left the tip on a $35.27 lunchtime ... Read More »

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Trump campaign drops key request in Pennsylvania lawsuit

By Marc Levy, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. – President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central request in its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped its request ... Read More »

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Email: 65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff

By Maria Cheng And Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

GENEVA – The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows, despite the agency’s public assertions that there has been no transmission at the Geneva site. The revelation comes amid a ... Read More »

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Hurricane Iota now a Category 5 storm near Central America

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago. Iota has intensified over the western Caribbean on approach to Nicaragua and Honduras. U.S. Air Force ... Read More »

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Email obtained by AP: 65 WHO staff have virus, 1 cluster

By Maria Cheng And Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

GENEVA – The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows, despite the agency’s public assertions that there has been no transmission at the Geneva site. The revelation comes amid a ... Read More »

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Israelis protest EU delegation’s visit to planned settlement

By Moshe Edri And Joseph Krauss, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

JERUSALEM – Israeli protesters shouted down a group of European diplomats on Monday who were visiting the site of a planned settlement expansion in east Jerusalem that would make it even harder to establish a viable Palestinian state and could anger the incoming U.S. administration. The diplomats went to Givat Hamatos, in east Jerusalem, to ... Read More »

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After congratulating Biden, France’s Macron sees Trump envoy

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron faced the potentially uncomfortable position Monday of meeting U.S. President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, having already congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for his election victory. Neither side said much in advance about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s low-profile visit to Paris, the starting point of a seven-country tour of ... Read More »

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Report: Belgian nursing homes failed patients amid pandemic

By Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

BRUSSELS – Belgian authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic and did not seek hospital treatment for many who were infected, violating their human rights, Amnesty International said in an investigation published Monday. One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed ... Read More »

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Turkey seeks approval to deploy peacekeepers in Azerbaijan

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s government submitted a motion to parliament on Monday seeking its approval to deploy peacekeepers to monitor a cease-fire agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the state-run news agency reported. Turkey, which threw its weight behind its ally Azerbaijan in the conflict, has been engaged in talks with Russia for a role in ... Read More »

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Trump tweets words ‘he won;’ says vote rigged, not conceding

By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump worked Sunday to take back an apparent acknowledgement that Joe Biden won the White House and was making clear he would keep trying to overturn the election result. Trump’s earlier comments had given some critics and supporters hope that the White House was ready to begin working on a transition ... Read More »

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