November 29th, 2020

World News

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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Trump campaign retreats from key claim in Pennsylvania suit

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

HARRISBURG, Pa. – President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of 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 the allegation ... Read More »

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Peru now has no president as crisis takes chaotic turn

By Franklin BriceñO And Christine Armario, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

LIMA, Peru – Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one. The Latin American nation’s political turmoil took a chaotic turn Sunday when interim leader Manuel Merino quit and Congress couldn’t decide on his replacement. That left Peru rudderless and in crisis less than a week after ... Read More »

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UN envoy criticizes Israel’s move to expand key settlement

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

JERUSALEM – The U.N.’s Mideast envoy on Monday said he was “very concerned” by Israel’s decision to advance construction in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem that would make it even harder to establish a contiguous Palestinian state. The move also risks angering the incoming U.S. administration, which is opposed to settlement expansion and hopes ... Read More »

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Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in southeast Alaska

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

YAKUTAT, Alaska – An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members on board the plane were injured during the accident at the Yakutat Airport in southeast Alaska, The Anchorage Daily News reported. ... Read More »

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Report: Belgium nursing homes failed patients amid pandemic

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

BRUSSELS – Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday that described the situation as “human rights violations.” One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and more than 14,400 deaths ... Read More »

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UN-led Libya talks end without naming interim government

By The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

GAMMARTH, Tunisia – Libya’s rival sides wrapped up a week of U.N.-brokered talks without agreeing on a transitional government that would lead the county to an election in December next year, the top U.N. official for Libya said Monday. The political forum, which concluded late Sunday in Tunisia, was the latest effort to end the ... Read More »

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Hurricane Iota powers up in new threat to Central America

By Gabriela Selser, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and has become a very dangerous Category 4 storm early Monday as it heads for the same part of Central American battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago. Forecasters said Iota continued to show signs of strengthening ... Read More »

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Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train

By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny And Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

PARIS – An Islamic State operative goes on trial Monday in France on terror charges for swaggering bare-chested through a train in 2015 with an arsenal of weapons and shooting one passenger. He was brought down by three American vacationers in an electrifying capture that Clint Eastwood turned into a Hollywood thriller. The scene five ... Read More »

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Opposition parties win major cities in Bosnia’s local vote

By Sabina Niksic, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Opposition candidates have won council seats and mayoral posts in Bosnia’s biggest cities, dealing a painful blow to the long-entrenched nationalists in nationwide municipal elections held amid a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Riding a wave of dissatisfaction with how nationalist and right-wing parties are handling the pandemic, moderates took ... Read More »

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UK’s Johnson in quarantine but declares himself fit, working

By Pan Pylas, The Associated Press on November 16th, 2020

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because he recently came in contact with someone who has since contracted coronavirus. In a video message posted Monday on Twitter from his London apartment at Downing Street, Johnson said it ... Read More »

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