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EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signalling their belief that the threat from COVID-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening va
Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would broaden the definition of a firearm, requiring some gun-making kits to include a serial number as the Biden administration moves forward to combat so-called “ghost guns
Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system sho
Maldives police say blast that hurt Nasheed act of terrorism

Maldives police say blast that hurt Nasheed act of terrorism

MALE, Maldives — Police in the Maldives said Friday an explosion that wounded former President Mohamed Nasheed and four others including a British national was an act of terrorism and they are attempting to identify four possible suspects.
After pandemic pullback, DJ Khaled shares his 'light show'

After pandemic pullback, DJ Khaled shares his 'light show'

LOS ANGELES — When it’s time to release one of his maximalist albums, DJ Khaled turns a moment into an event. He posts Instagram videos showing recording sessions, silly dances and praise from the hip-hop and R&B heavyweights who worked with him.
Bosnia Serbs honour controversial Nobel Literature winner

Bosnia Serbs honour controversial Nobel Literature winner

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia — Bosnian Serbs on Friday honoured the controversial 2019 Nobel Literature Prize winner Peter Handke, who is known for his apologist views over Serb war crimes during the 1990s' wars in the Balkans.
UK's Johnson hails electoral win as focus turns to Scotland

UK's Johnson hails electoral win as focus turns to Scotland

LONDON — Britain's governing Conservative Party made further inroads in the north of England on Friday, winning a special election in the post-industrial town of Hartlepool for a parliamentary seat that the main opposition Labour Party had held since
Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'

TOKYO — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until
Carbon emissions from energy dropped 10% in the EU last year

Carbon emissions from energy dropped 10% in the EU last year

BRUSSELS — Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion dropped 10% in the European Union last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to estimates from the EU's statistical office.
Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my kitchen.” Texas Gov.