November 29th, 2020

World News

Nobel UN food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

TANZANIA, Tanzania – The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.” ... Read More »

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Peru’s interim leader announces resignation after upheaval

By Franklin BriceñO And Christine Armario, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

LIMA, Peru – Peru’s interim president announced his resignation Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said he’d acted within the law when he was sworn into office as chief of ... Read More »

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Trump seems to acknowledge Biden win, but he won’t concede

By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede and would keep trying to overturn the election result. Trump’s statements came in tweets that included several baseless claims about the Nov. 3 vote, which state and ... Read More »

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Violent clashes in DC after Trump backers’ election protest

By Ashraf Khalil And Kevin Freking, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

WASHINGTON – After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests. Several other cities on Saturday also saw gatherings of Trump supporters unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College ... Read More »

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Britain’s Prince Charles attends German remembrance ceremony

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

BERLIN – Prince Charles is attending ceremonies on Germany’s traditional day of remembrance Sunday, seen as part of Britain’s diplomatic outreach to Europe’s biggest economy days before a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal with the European Union. Wearing masks and the customary remembrance poppy, Charles arrived in Berlin with his Camilla, the Duchess of ... Read More »

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Azerbaijan vows to protect Christian churches as many flee

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

MOSCOW – The president of Azerbaijan is promising that Christian churches will be protected when the strongly Muslim country takes possession of areas formerly controlled by Armenians, as residents burned down their homes and fled in cars and trucks ahead of Sunday’s expected takeover. President Ilham Aliyev’s office said he made the promise in a ... Read More »

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Moldova’s presidential runoff sees big Russia-West divide

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

CHISINAU, Moldova – Mouldovans returned to the polls Sunday for a presidential runoff, facing a stark choice between the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent and his popular challenger, a pro-Western former World Bank economist. The challenger, former Prime Minister Maia Sandu, beat the odds to win the first round on Nov. 1, which narrowed the field from ... Read More »

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Fire damages historic mosque on Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

ISTANBUL – A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul was on fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters were trying to put out the blaze from both land and sea. The Vanikoy Mosque, built in the 17th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan IV Mehmed, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Bosporus Strait. ... Read More »

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Rebel leaders who inked deal with government return to Sudan

By By Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

CAIRO – Sudan’s rebel leaders returned to the capital, Khartoum on Sunday, signalling the first major steps toward implementing a peace agreement with the government that aims to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, welcomed leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front as “partners and peacemakers” upon ... Read More »

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Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

By Tia Goldenberg, The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

JERUSALEM – A settlement watchdog group said Sunday Israel is moving ahead with new construction of hundreds of homes in a strategic east Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from the West Bank. The group, Peace Now, said the Israel Land Authority announced on its website Sunday ... Read More »

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Israeli military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets

By The Associated Press on November 15th, 2020

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military said it struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after militants fired two rockets from the Palestinian territory. In a statement, the military said fighter jets, attack helicopters and tanks hit Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts. It said two rockets were launched into Israel, with one reaching ... Read More »

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