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February 26, 2020 - 10:30 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A top Finnish government member wants the European Union to develop its own computer operating system and internet browser to reduce reliance in the 27-nation bloc on tech giants. Finnish Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni said in a speech Wednesday that an EU-developed operating system...
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The European Union's political director Helga Schmid and Iran's deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, from left, wait for a bilateral meeting as part of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Roland Zak)
February 26, 2020 - 9:28 am
VIENNA (AP) — The world powers that remain party to the nuclear deal with Iran expressed "serious concerns" Wednesday about Tehran's violations of the pact, while acknowledging that time was running out to find a way to salvage it. Wang Qun, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna, told...
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Airport employees wear masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as they work at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 26, 2020 - 9:25 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who traveled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the contagious new coronavirus. “We will now see how this virus behaves in a tropical country in the middle of summer, how...
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February 26, 2020 - 8:42 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country’s water ministry announced Wednesday. A final deal on the massive Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been expected this month, but U.S...
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Britain's Prince Harry attends a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Andrew Milligan/Pool Photo via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 7:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Just call him Harry. The British prince who is preparing to step back from royal duties would normally be referred to as sir or his royal highness. But as he was introduced to speak about sustainable tourism at an event in Scotland on Wednesday, the Duke of Sussex said the formality...
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Turkish backed Syrian fighters fire a howitzer near the village of Neirab, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
February 26, 2020 - 7:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Shelling and airstrikes by Syrian government forces killed at least three people on Wednesday in northwestern Syria, where dozens of villages, including major rebel strongholds in the last opposition-held area, have been captured over the past few days. The new push by Russian-backed...
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February 26, 2020 - 7:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ratings agency Moody's is lowering its forecast for global auto sales because of the new coronavirus outbreak. It now reckons that sales will decline 2.5% decline in 2020 instead of only 0.9%. This year's anticipated decline follows a fall in 2019 of 4.6%. Moody's said in...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 26, 2020 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Global shares fell sharply once again Wednesday as fears over the speed of the new coronavirus around the world accentuated. With the spread around Europe gathering pace — Greece became the latest country to reveal its first case — investors are getting increasingly concerned about...
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Riot police block a road in Karava near the area where the government plans to build a new migrant detention center, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Riot police and residents clashed for several hours on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios Tuesday, as protesters tried to prevent authorities from bringing excavating machines from the mainland to build new migrant detention camps. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
February 26, 2020 - 6:56 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Local authorities declared a 24-hour strike on two eastern Greek islands Wednesday to protest government plans to build new migrant detention camps there. The strike shut down services on the islands of Lesbos and Chios, which have been the main points of arrival for tens of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, two men are silhouetted against the Panasonic sign at CES International, in Las Vegas. Japanese electronics maker Panasonic declined to comment on reports Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 26, 2020 - 6:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Panasonic is pulling out of its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state, the Japanese electronics maker said Wednesday. Panasonic's production at the factory in Buffalo will end by May, with an exit by September, it said in a statement. The...
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