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India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus ...

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had "deep and grave concerns" that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused ...

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was travelling to the United States on Sunday with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall's COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Johnson is ...

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The phone call is at the ...

Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Monday under anti-virus controls, The Hollywood studio's "Jurassic Park," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Harry Potter" film franchises, plus Minions from "Despicable Me" feature ...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an ...

France, Australia agree submarine row won’t stop trade deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France's anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after U.S. President ...

Communists, observers report violations in Russian election

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Late Saturday, a YouTube video in which associates of ...

Raja blames NZ for Pakistan under tour pressure again

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says New Zealand's abrupt withdrawal from its tour on security grounds has put an unwanted question mark over Pakistan's ability to host international matches. New Zealand abandoned its tour of Pakistan minutes before the first match on ...

Fearful US residents in Afghanistan hiding out from Taliban

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan's capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to watch over their three young children so they can flee if they hear the footsteps of the Taliban. They've moved seven times in two weeks, ...

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it's intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions ...

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

JERUSALEM (AP) — The last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago were rearrested early Sunday, the Israeli military said. The two were captured during an Israeli army raid in their hometown of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, closing an ...

Indonesia’s most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group was killed Saturday in a shootout with security forces, the Indonesian military said, in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in the remote mountain jungles. Ali Kalora was one of ...

EXPLAINER: What are the issues in Canada’s close election?

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O'Toole, in Canadian elections on Monday. Trudeau called the early election in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism for calling a vote ...

Pelosi warns UK not to imperil N Ireland peace with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Friday that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless the British government solves post-Brexit disagreements with the European Union that risk destabilizing Northern Ireland's peace. Britain and the EU are at ...

Mexico’s Columbus statue won’t be back anytime soon

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A statue of Christopher Columbus that was taken down from Mexico City's central boulevard won't be going back up for months. Restorers say that years of protest graffiti and weather have taken their toll on the 1877 statuary and it will not be ready for reinstallation ...

Assertive Mexico seeks leadership role in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gathering of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean this weekend in Mexico is the latest sign of that country flexing its diplomatic muscle as it looks to assert itself as the new mediator between the region and the United States. Whether or not Saturday's meeting ...

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — A U.N. migration agency official expressed concerns Friday over the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya as more and more desperate people risk their lives trying to cross the ...

In Russian Far East city, discontent smolders amid election

KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — The handful of demonstrators gathering each evening in Khabarovsk are a shadow of the masses who took part in an unusually sustained wave of protests last year in the Russian Far Eastern city, but they are a chronic reminder of the political tensions that ...

France says Australia-US submarine deal ‘huge mistake’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France's ambassador to Australia has described as a "huge mistake" Australia's surprise cancellation of a major submarine contract in favor of a U.S. deal, as the diplomat prepared to leave the country in an unprecedented show of anger among the allies. French ...