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Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

PARIS — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history.

'Cover up of coverup' still led to downsized Russian ban

The highest court in sports blasted Russia for engaging in “a cover up of the coverup ” in another desperate attempt to deny culpability for a state-sponsored doping scheme, while also justifying its decision to reduce the country's punishments at th
Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him.
WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WUHAN, China — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to p
France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard.
Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
Activist slams 'sham trial' of Cambodia opposition members

Activist slams 'sham trial' of Cambodia opposition members

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Ten opposition activists, including a Cambodian-American lawyer, faced treason and other charges Thursday in a trial in Cambodia's capital widely criticized by rights advocates.
Lawyer, others arrested by Hong Kong national security unit

Lawyer, others arrested by Hong Kong national security unit

Hong Kong police on Thursday said they arrested 11 people on suspicion of assisting offenders who are believed to be the 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by mainland Chinese authorities while attempting to flee the city last year.
Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eat

ROME — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat.
S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes as it ended a historic corruption case that marked a striking fall from grace for the co