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N. Macedonia: Pro-Western leader invited to form governmentNorth Macedonia’s president on Thursday formally invited the head of the country’s pro-Western Social Democrats to form a new government, after the party came first in July 15 general elections
The Associated Press8 hours ago
As his 3-year-old son Tzvi looks on, Rabbi Mordechai Chalk leads a service for his congregation via a teleconference app from his home in London on Friday, June 19, 2020, just before sunset. Taking services online-only has been particularly challenging for the Orthodox Jewish community, members of which are proscribed from using electronics on Shabbat, their day of rest. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
AP PHOTOS: Across faiths, pandemic alters worship, ritesThe coronavirus is challenging people of all faiths to find ways to worship and observe religious occasions
The Associated Press8 hours ago
German court convicts mother of letting son die of thirstA court in western Germany has convicted a 28-year-old woman of negligent homicide for allowing her young son to die of thirst
The Associated Press8 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signs an agreement on fifth-generation internet technology with Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anze Logar in Bled, Slovenia, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Pompeo is on a five-day visit to central Europe with a hefty agenda including China's role in 5G network construction. (Jure Makovec/Pool Photo via AP)
Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about ChinaU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited Slovenia to make the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei
The Associated Press9 hours ago
3 Spaniards dead, 1 missing in Swiss canyoning accidentSwiss authorities say three Spanish tourists on a canyoning adventure in the Alps have died and one is presumed dead after a heavy storm produced a flash flood
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - This is a Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 file photo of Carlsberg beer cans at a joint press conference by Heineken and Carlsberg to announce their joint bid to buy UK brewer Scottish & Newcastle (S&N), in London Danish brewer Carlsberg said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020,  its second quarter net profit dropped 7.3% to 2.9 billion kroner ($458 million) as all its markets were affected “to a greater or lesser extent” by the global coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
Carlsberg sees growth in Asia as other markets declineDanish brewer Carlsberg says its second quarter net profit dropped 7.3% to 2.9 billion kroner ($458 million) as all its markets were hurt by the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Spanish NGO Open Arms volunteer,  Julia Martin, 38, plays with 4-month old Biel, as his father takes a COVID-19 PCR test, at Vilafranca del Penedes in the Barcelona province, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Spain is facing another surge in coronavirus infections not even two months after beating back the first wave. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fightSpain is facing another surge in coronavirus infections not even two months after beating back the first wave
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Melanie Huml, Health Minister of the German state of Bavaria, left, and Bavaria's governor Markus Soeder, right, arrive for a joint press conference in Munich, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
Coronavirus positive? Thousands in Germany left wonderingOfficials in Germany's Bavaria state have acknowledged that tens of thousands of travelers tested for the coronavirus upon entering the country over the past two weeks are still waiting to find out whether they were infected
The Associated Press11 hours ago
People greet each other as they gather in a street to protest against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Thousands in Belarus form 'lines of solidarity' in protestCrowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko
The Associated Press11 hours ago
German investigators appeal for help finding tech executiveGerman investigators are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his party members, in Ankara, Turkey, late Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Erdogan warned of a "high price" to be paid for any attack on the Turkish search vessel Oruc Reis and even suggested that Turkey had already responded to an incident. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
Greece welcomes French navy presence in MeditteraneanGreece’s prime minister has warmly thanked France for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People talk during a meeting organized by the health activism group called Banlieues Sante in Bondy, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines – differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. (AP Photo/Arno Pedram)
Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health careThe COVID-19 crisis has laid bare deep disparities across economic and racial lines in France's health care system
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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