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Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

MOSCOW — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on President Vladimir P
WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health c
Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

NEW YORK — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

WARSAW, Poland — Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul and smog spiking as more coal was being burned to generate heat.
Vatican drops Italian extradition bid in test of fair trial

Vatican drops Italian extradition bid in test of fair trial

ROME — The Vatican on Monday abruptly abandoned its extradition request for an Italian woman wanted on embezzlement-related charges in a case that could have tested whether Italy considers the Vatican a place where someone can get a fair trial.
World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

Stock markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp contraction early in the year. Shares fell in London and Tokyo on Monday but advanced in Hong Kong, Paris and Shanghai. Most U.S.
IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

ZURICH — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors.
China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

BEIJING — China eked out 2.
Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony

PARIS — France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other - 2020.

Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative

ISTANBUL — Facebook announced Monday it has begun the process of assigning a legal entity in Turkey to comply with a controversial law governing social media companies.