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India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus ...

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their "completely dysfunctional" relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest ...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N. headquarters in New York, ...

Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday he expects no injuries to people in the area after about 5,000 were evacuated. Lava was flowing on ...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong's next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national security police arrested ...

Pro-Kremlin party on course to retain majority in parliament

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party was on course Monday to retain the super majority needed to ensure President Vladimir Putin's continued grip on power after parliamentary elections that most opposition politicians were barred from and that were marred by multiple reports of ...

France apologizes to Algerians who fought for colonizers

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter's daughter, Macron also ...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 28 hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with police, the Interior Ministry said. There was no immediate information available on his ...

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda says the man who inspired "Hotel Rwanda," Paul Rusesabagina, has been found guilty of terror-related offenses. Rusesabagina boycotted Monday's announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham." He has so far been ...

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians began voting Monday in an election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives: ...

UK’s Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter

LONDON (AP) — Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had a baby daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The baby, who was born on Saturday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 kilos). Her name was not immediately ...

India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus ...

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had "deep and grave concerns" that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused ...

UK’s Johnson to urge climate action over 4-day trip to US

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was travelling to the United States on Sunday with senior Cabinet officials to urge world leaders attending the U.N. General Assembly to take urgent action on climate change ahead of this fall's COP26 climate summit in Scotland. Johnson is ...

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The phone call is at the ...

Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Harry Potter fans came dressed as wizards as Universal Studios opened its first theme park in China on Monday under anti-virus controls, The Hollywood studio's "Jurassic Park," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Harry Potter" film franchises, plus Minions from "Despicable Me" feature ...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an ...

France, Australia agree submarine row won’t stop trade deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France's anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after U.S. President ...

Communists, observers report violations in Russian election

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's Communist Party, the country's second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in which his party is widely expected to gain seats. Late Saturday, a YouTube video in which associates of ...

Raja blames NZ for Pakistan under tour pressure again

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says New Zealand's abrupt withdrawal from its tour on security grounds has put an unwanted question mark over Pakistan's ability to host international matches. New Zealand abandoned its tour of Pakistan minutes before the first match on ...