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Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON — Post-Brexit trade discussions between the European Union and the U.K.

Cargo ship attacked off Yemen under unclear circumstances

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A cargo ship travelling past Yemen in the Gulf of Aden came under attack in unclear circumstances, maritime authorities said Saturday.
Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centres

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centres

MOSCOW — Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort.
Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.
UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The U.N.
Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his blue and fluorescent yellow ski getup and the sun overhea
Romania: Election expected to usher in 'European' generation

Romania: Election expected to usher in 'European' generation

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanians will vote Sunday in a legislative election expected to restore some measure of stability in a country with one of the European Union's highest emigration rates, and bring to power a generation that came of age in a time
Japan awaits capsule's return with asteroid soil samples

Japan awaits capsule's return with asteroid soil samples

TOKYO — Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully released a small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet, the country'
At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

BEIJING — China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest. One miner was found alive following the disaster Friday in the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing, the report said.
Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs.