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February 23, 2020 - 8:56 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two migrants were killed in a car crash and seven others were injured when their vehicle plummeted off a cliff in southern Albania, police said Sunday. A four-wheel drive vehicle was illegally transporting the nine migrants, identified as Syrians by local media, on Saturday,...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, medical workers disinfect rooms in the sanatorium after quarantine period has ended in Bogandinsky in the Tyumen region, about 2150 kilometers (1344 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. 144 people who were evacuated from the epicenter of the CONVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, and were released from a 14-day quarantine in western Siberia. None of them tested positive for the virus. Russian authorities are going to great lengths to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in the capital and elsewhere.(AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)
February 23, 2020 - 7:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers in Moscow kept their WhatsApp group chat buzzing with questions this week about what to do if they spotted passengers who might be from China riding with them in the Russian capital. “Some Asian-looking (people) have just got on. Probably Chinese. Should I call (the police...
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February 23, 2020 - 6:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades on short-notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains. In Cologne, the famous school and neighborhood parades were canceled and in nearby Duesseldorf the carnival...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019, file photo, Apartment buildings in the district Mitte photographed from the television tower in Berlin, Germany.The city of Berlin is freezing the rent of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside the city. Berlin is the first city in Germany to influence the rental prices so directly and the law has been both celebrated as a step toward more fairness by its supporters and ripped apart as a socialist method by critics. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
February 23, 2020 - 5:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside Germany's capital city. Berlin is the first German city to influence the rental prices so...
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Houses are reduced to rubble after an earthquake hit villages in Baskale in Van province, Turkey, at the border with Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said numerous people have been killed and several others wounded in Sunday's quake with more people trapped under debris. (IHA via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 4:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Eight people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said. The quake centeredwest of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages in the Turkish province of Van. Soylu told a...
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The Duomo gothic cathedral is reflected in a bus of fashion buyers in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. A dozen Italian towns saw daily life disrupted after the deaths of two people infected with the virus from China and a pair of case clusters without direct links to the outbreak abroad. A rapid spike in infections prompted authorities in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions to close schools, businesses and restaurants and to cancel sporting events and Masses. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 23, 2020 - 4:26 am
MILAN (AP) — After Giorgio Armani’s last-minute decision to show his latest collection in an empty theater due to concerns about the new virus, the rest of Milan's runway shows scheduled for Sunday are to go ahead as planned, fashion officials confirmed. The Italian National Fashion Chamber said in...
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An elderly man walks past a giant hoarding welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump in Agra, India, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting Taj Mahal during their visit two-day trip to India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
February 23, 2020 - 3:13 am
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised him a...
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A man casts his ballot at a polling station in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 23. Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city which is also one of Germany's 16 federal states elect a new regional assembly. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 2:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city, go to the polls Sunday to pick a new regional assembly in an election that's been dominated by the issue of climate change. The city state has been governed by a coalition of the center-left Social Democrats and the environmentalist...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, Avigdor Lieberman, center, leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu, party, meets people during election campaign tour in a shopping mall in the Port city of Ashdod, Israel. Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign, with Lieberman seemingly in control of the country’s fate. Opinion polls ahead of the March 2 vote show that neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his challenger Benny Gantz will be able to form a coalition government without him. Lieberman remains cagey about his intentions, raising the possibility his brinkmanship could end up forcing yet another election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
February 23, 2020 - 1:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel finds itself in a familiar place after a tumultuous election campaign — with maverick politician Avigdor Lieberman still seemingly in control of the country’s fate. The run-up to Israel's third election in less than a year saw criminal charges filed against the prime...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo women's Fall Winter 2020-21 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 22, 2020 - 8:01 pm
MILAN (AP) — In a last-minute change, Giorgio Armani is holding his Milan Fashion Week runway show behind closed doors Sunday due to concerns raised by the coronavirus, and instead stream the event from inside the empty showroom. The fashion house said in a statement early Sunday that ‘’the...
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