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Trump the dancer? His moves to ‘YMCA’ at rallies are a hit

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — He adjusts his coat. He gazes out at the crowd. And then he goes for it. ...

Virus hits beach resort, as pandemic surges in Argentina

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of Argentine flags dotted the sand of a beach at the Mar del Plata resort, a poignant...

Awash in red ink: US posts record $3.1T 2020 budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous...

South Africa extends relief grants to help poor amid virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that his government will extend relief grants to 6 million of the country’s unemployed...

US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high...

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel began indirect talks on Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that...

Saudi’s National Commercial Bank buys Samba in $14.8B deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank said Sunday it will purchase rival lender Samba Financial Group in a deal...

AP Interview: Barça VP says Messi never was for sale

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hobbled by crises on the field and among its fed-up club members, Barcelona never waivered in its commitment to Lionel...

WFP chief seeks million from donors, billionaires for food

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Even before COVID-19 became an issue, World Food Program chief David Beasley was warning global leaders that the world would...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

Trump to appoint new member to Puerto Rico oversight board

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to appoint a man who once advised...

New chairman to lead board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A bankruptcy and corporate law professor will be the new chairman of a federal control board that oversees...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the...

Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Microsoft has announced plans to build three data center sites in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up...

Greece’s economy to shrink by estimated 8.2% this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic before picking...

California’s stem-cell research program nearly out of money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's first-of-its-kind state program to fund stem-cell research is running out of money and supporters want voters to provide a...

Inflation slump in Europe could presage more stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Annual inflation in the 19-country eurozone sagged further below zero in September, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will...

California governor vetoes bill to aid low-income immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. ...

German minister says debt won’t reach financial crisis level

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's debt load won't reach the level it did in the financial crisis a decade ago as a result of the...

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the...

Macron ‘ashamed’ of Lebanon’s political leaders amid crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if...

Lebanese nominated premier resigns, in blow to Macron plan

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts...

Sales of new homes surge 4.8% in August

NEW YORK (AP) — Demand for new homes continues to surge despite an ongoing pandemic and lingering anxiety about the U.S. economy. The pace...

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level...

Powell and Mnuchin voice optimism but back more economic aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Tuesday that the U.S. economy is rebounding from...

Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of...

2020 Watch: Is this suddenly a new election?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

One family’s desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son...

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra easily survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to...

Spanish banks merge in sign of hard economic times ahead

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two of Spain’s biggest banks said Friday they were merging, pushed together by a need to weather tough economic times...

2 Spanish banks merge amid tough times for financial sector

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two of Spain’s biggest banks are poised to merge and create the largest lender in the country, with assets of...

French unions protest tire factory closure amid virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay...

Rosa Parks’ home displayed in Italy as US race tensions rise

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is...

Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. ...

ADB forecasts developing Asian economies in recession in ’20

Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an...

Asia shares rise as investors look ahead to Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday, despite the rollercoast ride that closed Wall Street last week, as traders awaited cues from the U.S....

The Latest: S. Korea eases restrictions as virus cases drop

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its lowest daily virus tally in about a month as it began easing its tough social...

Asia Today: India cases climb to 4.75M as recovery improves

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. ...

Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister outlined plans Saturday to upgrade the country's defense capabilities, including purchasing new fighter planes, frigates, helicopters and...

US budget deficit hits record $3 trillion through 11 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3 trillion for the first 11 months of this budget year, the...

Consumer prices up 0.4% in August as used car prices surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in August as used car prices surged by the largest amount in 51 years, the Labor...

Jane Fraser to become Citi CEO; 1st woman to lead major bank

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup's Jane Fraser will become the first woman to ever lead a Wall Street bank when she succeeds CEO Michael...

Radrizzani replaces chaos with caution on Leeds’ EPL return

Andrea Radrizzani is trying to redefine what “Doing a Leeds” means. ...

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its...

Budget deficit to hit record $3.3T due to virus, recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Budget deficit to hit record $3.3T due to virus, recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Tunisian prime minister wins confidence vote amid crisis

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) —...

Poland marks 40 years since key pro-democracy agreement

WARSAW, Poland (AP) —...

Trump still faces skepticism in suburbs following convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat...

Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — With...

Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

EU Commission chief says her team could face a reshuffle

BRUSSELS (AP) — The...

More than 1 million Americans file for unemployment, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just...

AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's...

Trump’s vision of American greatness at center of convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans...

Future for Liberia’s rubber farmers shaky amid economic woes

GBARNGA, Liberia (AP) —...

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US ‘season of darkness’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US ‘season of darkness’

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

The Latest: Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

The Democratic Party officially...

AP Interview: Iraqi leader says country still needs US help

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s...

Thai economy shrinks 12% in 2Q, worst decline in 22 years

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's...

Japan’s economy shrinks at record rate, slammed by pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s...

The Latest: Coronavirus slams Japan’s economy

TOKYO — Japan’s economy...

Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops accuse government of abuses

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Malaysian economy shrinks 17% in worst contraction on record

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)...

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.96%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

Microsoft back in the smartphone business with its new Duo

Microsoft is back to...

Israeli PM’s uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse

JERUSALEM (AP) — When...

Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Jailed Zimbabwean journalist is denied rights, say lawyers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

California judge rules Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

German finance minister to lead center left into 2021 vote

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's...

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) —...

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) —...

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) —...

Trump targets Canada, reimposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents...

Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

LONDON (AP) — The...

AP Interview: Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus

Rep. James Clyburn said...

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators...

Researchers say UK faces a Brexit brain drain to the EU

LONDON (AP) — The...

US manufacturing improves in July, future clouded by virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S....

2020 Watch: And the Democratic veepstakes winner is?

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Trump floats idea of election delay, a virtual impossibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) —...

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal...

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