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Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates, 14 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces escalated Tuesday, with Azerbaijan reporting seven more troops killed, including a general, and Armenia saying it has lost two servicemen.7/14/2020 7:14 am


Afghan officials: Kabul roadside bombing kills 4 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing killed four civilians and wounded four others on Tuesday in eastern Kabul, Afghan officials said.7/14/2020 7:11 am


Germany's Merkel says she won't weigh in on successor

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Tuesday that she will keep out of a debate on who should be her center-right political bloc’s candidate to become Germany’s next leader after a state governor whose poll ratings shot up during the coronavirus pandemic gave her a grand reception in Bavaria.7/14/2020 7:09 am


The Latest: Britain makes masks mandatory in shops, markets

LONDON — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the wearing of masks will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect July 24.7/14/2020 7:01 am


Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months — a warning that follows rising virus cases worldwide and violations of restrictions that are now being further tightened.7/14/2020 6:54 am


Burger King addresses elephant in the room, and it's a cow

Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. 7/14/2020 6:54 am


Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. 7/14/2020 6:51 am


Report: Iran hangs 2 for 2010 parade bombing that killed 12

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV is reporting that authorities have executed two men convicted of a 2010 bombing at a military parade in northwestern Iran that killed 12 spectators.7/14/2020 6:51 am


UK, France set to extend rules on face coverings in public

LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday that the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect from July 24.7/14/2020 6:49 am


Texas heads to polls for Senate runoff as virus rages

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas struggles to contain a raging coronavirus outbreak, voters on Tuesday were set to head out to polls for runoff elections that include choosing a Democratic nominee in a U.S. Senate race that offers the party another chance to break through in America's biggest red state.7/14/2020 6:48 am


Latest World News

Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates, 14 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces escalated Tuesday, with Azerbaijan reporting seven more troops killed, including a general, and Armenia saying it has lost two servicemen.7/14/2020 7:14 am


Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — New satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action.7/14/2020 2:50 am


4 Azerbaijani troops die in clashes with Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other Monday for skirmishes on their volatile border that has left four Azerbaijani soldiers dead and several troops wounded on both sides.7/13/2020 5:19 pm


Philippines: China should comply with sea feud ruling

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China Sea on historical grounds “without any possibility of compromise.”7/12/2020 5:50 am


Serbia, Kosovo to resume talks but won't budge on key issues

BRUSSELS (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo agreed Friday to resume long-stalled negotiations on normalizing their strained relations, but both sides refused to budge on key issues in their dispute during video talks led by France and Germany.7/10/2020 10:49 am


Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday.7/10/2020 9:26 am


Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north. 7/10/2020 8:51 am


China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

BEIJING (AP) — China defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. body, adding to a litany of disputes between the world's largest economies and increasing geopolitical rivals.7/8/2020 9:01 pm


US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after a deadly American airstrike in Baghdad enraged Iraqis and fueled demands to send all U.S. troops home, the top U.S. general for the Middle East is talking optimistically about keeping a smaller but enduring military presence there.7/8/2020 3:18 am


China threatens visa restrictions on US officials over Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals following the Trump administration’s imposition of travel bans on Chinese officials it accuses of restricting foreigners’ access to Tibet. 7/8/2020 3:10 am



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