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China sanctions Britons over West's Xinjiang criticism

China sanctions Britons over West's Xinjiang criticism

LONDON — China slapped sanctions on several British politicians and organizations Friday after the U.K. joined the European Union and others in sanctioning Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. The U.K.
Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

LAS VEGAS — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc.
Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

WASHINGTON — Consumers spending and personal incomes both fell sharply in February as severe winter storms disrupted shopping in many parts of the country and the government wrapped up distribution of $600 relief payments.
O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fiction

O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fiction

NEW YORK — Maggie O'Farrell's “Hamnet,” an imagined take on the death of Shakespeare's son from the bubonic plague, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.
Q&A: Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M

Q&A: Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M

LONDON — When digital artist Beeple put an NFT digital artwork up for auction this month, he became instantly famous when it sold for almost $70 million.
EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders failed to settle a fight about the distribution of COVID-19 shots among member states Thursday but pledged to strengthen vaccine export controls and production on EU soil amid a shortage of doses and spikes in new ca

Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Ethiopia's prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing and raping civilians.
China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region.
Fuel tank attacked, catches fire in southern Saudi Arabia

Fuel tank attacked, catches fire in southern Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A fuel tank at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia caught fire after being struck by a projectile, the kingdom said Friday, an attack that came on the sixth anniversary of its entry into Yemen's yearslong civil war.
Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan.
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