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 2022-01-14 14:04 

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EU flag drapes coffin of Sassoli, head of bloc's parliament...

ROME (AP) — With a European Union flag draping the coffin, Italy conducted a state funeral Friday for David Sassoli, the EU parliament's president who died earlier in the week. Top EU officials including Commission President Ursula von der Leyen...

 2022-01-14 13:53 

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December retail sales slide 1.9% amid shortages, omicron...

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, beset by product shortages, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early spending in the fall that helped bolster the holiday season. Retail sales fell a seasonall...

 2022-01-14 13:53 

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Wells Fargo's $5.8 billion profit easily tops expectations...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wells Fargo easily beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter with interest rates beginning to take off, likely another boost for the nation's largest mortgage lender going forward. The San Francisco bank earn...

 2022-01-14 13:32 

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JPMorgan 4Q earnings fall 14%, but 2021 profit sets record...

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase says fourth-quarter profits fell 14% from a year earlier, due to a weaker performance from its trading desk and higher compensation expenses for employees. Even with the weaker quarter, JPMorgan had a record annual pro...

 2022-01-14 13:32 

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Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun...

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church. Sessions Judge G. Gopakumar in a brie...

 2022-01-14 13:32 

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In southern Dutch town, cafes open in lockdown protest...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Shops, bars and restaurants in a southern Dutch town opened Friday in a protest action that underscored growing anger at weeks of coronavirus lockdown measures, a day before some of the restrictions are expected to be e...

 2022-01-14 13:31 

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Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave...

ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous "yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection su...

 2022-01-14 13:04 

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Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state's presidential electors despite Joe Biden's...

 2022-01-14 12:59 

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Omicron leaves Germany on brink of recession as growth dips...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The risk of recession is looming for Germany after Europe's biggest economy shrank at the end of 2021 and as it faces a bumpy start to this year, with the rapid spread of COVID-19's omicron variant deterring people ...

 2022-01-14 12:53 

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Wells tops Wall Street estimates with $5.8B in 4Q profit...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Wells Fargo easily beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter with interest rates beginning to take off, likely another boost for the nation's largest mortgage lender going forward. The San Francisco bank earn...

 2022-01-14 12:33 

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Strong quake shakes Indonesia's capital; no tsunami alert...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Officials said there ...

 2022-01-14 12:32 

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SKorean rescuers pull body from collapsed construction site...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rescuers on Friday pulled a body from a heap of rubble at the construction site of a 39-floor building that partially collapsed four days earlier in the southern city of Gwangju. City officials said the man, on...

 2022-01-14 12:32 

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Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to er...

 2022-01-14 12:32 

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Cyberattack in Ukraine targets government websites...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A huge cyberattack left a number of Ukrainian government websites temporarily unavailable on Friday, officials said. While it wasn't immediately clear who was behind the cyberattack, the disruption came amid heightened tensi...

 2022-01-14 12:32 

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UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral...

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's office on Friday apologized to the royal family for holding a staff party in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a string of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherin...

 2022-01-14 12:31 

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Serbs dismayed as Djokovic's visa again revoked in Australia...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's supporters in Serbia were dismayed Friday after waking up to the news that the top-ranked tennis player again faces deportation from Australia after his visa was revoked for a second time. Australia's...

 2022-01-14 12:04 

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Ukraine's government websites targeted in a hacking attack...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A number of government websites in Ukraine were temporarily down on Friday after a huge hacking attack, Ukrainian officials said. While it was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, they come amid heightened tensions ...

 2022-01-14 12:04 

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Taiwan adds minelaying to defenses against China...

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Friday commissioned new navy minelayers to add to its defenses against giant rival China. President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a commissioning ceremony for the navy's First and Second Mining Operations Squadron...

 2022-01-14 11:52 

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China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment...

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which they agreed to upgrade relations. Chinese Foreign Mi...

 2022-01-14 10:58 

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Ethiopia objects to alleged "misconduct" of WHO chief Tedros...

GENEVA (AP) — The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing its Ethiopian director-general of "misconduct" after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country. Ethiopia nomina...

 2022-01-14 10:53 

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Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges...

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. The effort is being announced Friday as President Joe Biden tries to showcase how...

 2022-01-14 10:11 

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| Taiwan startup's 3D body scanner to help ecommerce giants save millions...

10%15%30% The average bricks-and-mortar store has a return rate in the single digits, but online, the average rate is somewhere between 15 and 30 percent. Amid soaring sales during the pandemic, this Taiwanese company has developed a set of products and s...

 2022-01-14 10:00 

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Imported COVID-19 cases with mild symptoms to quarantine in Taipei: CECC...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) said on Friday that to reduce overcrowding, imported COVID-19 cases who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms will be transferred to quarantine centers in Taipei. The CECC expla...

 2022-01-14 09:59 

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Ex-Johnson aide says sorry for party on eve of royal funeral...

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's former communications chief apologized "unreservedly4; on Friday for a lockdown-breaching party in Downing Street last year — the latest in a string of rule-breaking social events that are threatening t...

 2022-01-14 09:58 

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Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong International Airport said Friday that it would ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it sought to stem the transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant...

 2022-01-14 09:33 

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Thousands gather at Hindu festival in India as virus surges...

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of devout Hindus, led by heads of monasteries and ash-smeared ascetics, took a holy dip into the frigid waters of the Ganges River in northern India on Friday despite rising COVID-19 infections in the country....

 2022-01-14 09:32 

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Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has administered a 4th vaccine dose to more than 500,000 people, the Health Ministry said Friday. Israel began administering second boosters to the most vulnerable late last month and later began offering them to everyone ove...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

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Double-fault: Visa revoked again, Djokovic faces deportation...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time, the latest twist in the ongoing saga over whether the No. 1-ranked tennis player will be allowed to compete in the...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

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World shares track Wall Street retreat, US futures edge up...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Europe and Asia on Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Germany's DAX lost 0.6% to 15,928.83 and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.7% to 7,145.19. Britain's FTSE 100 edged ...

 2022-01-14 09:32 

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Russia demands US, NATO response next week on Ukraine...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday strongly repeated its demand that NATO will not expand eastward, despite the rejection of that by the military alliance amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine. It added that it wouldn't wait indefinitely for the...

 2022-01-14 09:31 

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Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China...

BEIJING (AP) — China further tightened its anti-pandemic measures in Beijing and across the country on Friday as scattered outbreaks continued ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in a little over two weeks. The actions appear to reflect nerv...

 2022-01-14 08:53 

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Kings trainer becomes first female staffer on bench in NHL...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aisha Visram is believed to have become the first woman to work on the bench of an NHL regular-season game in any capacity when she served as athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Kings in their 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins...

 2022-01-14 08:52 

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Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — To people watching from afar, the treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might have seemed harsh. But Australia has long taken a severe stance on immigration, from the early days of...

 2022-01-14 08:35 

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Here's how to register for a booster shot on 1922 registration platform!...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) announced on Friday that the 1922 COVID-19 vaccine registration platform will be restarted as local and imported infection cases go up in Taiwan. Those who are 18 years or older ...

 2022-01-14 08:15 

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Malaysian student reveals reason behind exchange students number drop in Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan's higher education system has actively promoted the New Southbound Policy () introduced in 2016, to attract students from Southeast Asian countries to attend school in Taiwan. However, according to statistics pro...

 2022-01-14 08:15 

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Djokovic faces deportation as Australia revokes visa again...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said Friday he used his ministerial discretion to revoke the 34-year-o...

 2022-01-14 08:04 

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N. Korea fires fresh missiles in response to US sanctions...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration for its c...

 2022-01-14 08:03 

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Minister cites 'public interest' in revoking Djokovic's visa...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Here is the statement issued Friday by Alex Hawke, Australia's Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, when he revoked Novak Djokovic's visa to enter the country: ___ Tod...

 2022-01-14 07:59 

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In shadow of pandemic, Danish queen marks 50 years on throne...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's 81-year-old Queen Margrethe has so far escaped contracting COVID-19 and is fully vaccinated. But the pandemic is once again spoiling an important party for the popular monarch. In 2020, it killed public celeb...

 2022-01-14 07:59 

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Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump...

PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka (AP) — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend. Around 20 elephants have die...

 2022-01-14 07:55 

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While waiting on Irving, Nets still searching for answers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of taking a big shot, James Harden wants to deliver one — right into Kyrie Irving's arm. If Irving gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Brooklyn Nets become an almost unstoppable offense with three of the mo...

 2022-01-14 07:55 

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Fresh off UGA title, Lanning hits ground running at Oregon...

Dan Lanning was all-in as Oregon's new head coach the moment he stepped off the field from celebrating Georgia's national championship. Lanning was hired by the Ducks last month, but first he finished out his run as defensive coordinator for the B...

 2022-01-14 07:55 

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Midseason oddity — Syracuse Orange at .500 after 16 games...

Jim Boeheim is in uncharted territory midway through his 46th year at Syracuse — his Orange are a .500 team, and that's never happened at this juncture of a season. He blames it mostly on the failings of his signature zone defense, which has to ...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

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WNBA stars could be on the move as free agency set to begin...

Some of the biggest stars in the WNBA could be on the move with free agency set to begin this weekend. Teams can start talking to their own restricted and unrestricted free agents Saturday. Deals can't be officially announced until Feb. 1. Everyone in...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

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Ambry Thomas' rough rookie season has happy ending for 49ers...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ambry Thomas' rookie regular season for the San Francisco 49ers got off to a rough start but couldn't have had a much better finish. The third-round cornerback out of Michigan went from an overmatched rookie who se...

 2022-01-14 07:54 

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Column: And then there was one: Black coaches in the NFL...

And then there was one. David Culley didn't even last a calendar year with the Houston Texans, as dysfunctional an NFL team as there is. Culley spent 43 years as an assistant in college and pros, but his tenure as a head coach ended after just 17 game...

 2022-01-14 07:31 

China Post

Masks rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave...

ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous "yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection su...

 2022-01-14 07:04 

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N. Korea fires likely missile in 3rd launch this month...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday fired at least one possible ballistic missile in its third weapons launch this month, officials in South Korea and Japan said, in an apparent reprisal for fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administr...

 2022-01-14 06:58 

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Cambodia launches 4th round of COVID-19 vaccinations...

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Friday began a fourth round of vaccinations against the coronavirus in response to the omicron variant, with high-risk groups being among the first to receive the additional boosters. Frontline medical staff a...

 2022-01-14 06:54 

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Rangers' Shesterkin shuts out Sharks 3-0 in return to lineup...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Igor Shesterkin made 37 saves in his return from COVID-19 protocol, Braden Schneider scored in his NHL debut and the New York Rangers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Thursday night. Chris Kreider got his first career short-ha...

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