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1 dead, 27 migrants found on Greek island of Lesbos

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's coast guard says three men reported missing after a group of migrants were rescued in a remote part of the Aegean island of Lesbos have been found alive and well.
Italian PM Conte seeks to stay in power with Senate vote

Italian PM Conte seeks to stay in power with Senate vote

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte made a second impassioned plea to lawmakers on Tuesday to support his government, calling on them to repay the sacrifices of citizens during the pandemic by voting to back his government and overcome a political
Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

BEIJING — Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China’s banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% last year as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Tuesday.
After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Relief workers struggled Tuesday to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a strong earthquake killed at least 90 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.
Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country's strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said.
Joe Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders

Joe Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul. Overshadowing everything at the very start is Biden's effort to win congressional approval of a $1.
European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

MILAN — European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry. New car registrations sank by 23.7%, or 3 million vehicles, to 9.
A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emer

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistani mountain

ISLAMABAD — A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead, the region's tourist police and the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Tuesday.
Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss the country’s pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases.