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Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | February 19, 2020

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus as domestic flights resumed between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government continued bombarding several rebel-held towns...

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus

February 18, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, Russian authorities said Tuesday.The entry ban goes into effect Thursday...

Africa shouldn’t need to beg for climate aid: Bank president

By ELIAS MESERET | February 11, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Africa shouldn’t have to beg for help in addressing climate change, the president of the African Development Bank said Tuesday, adding that polluting global powers “have to pay.”Akinwumi Adesina told The Associated...

US speeds cases of translators, others blocked by travel ban

By GENE JOHNSON | February 10, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to speed up the cases of some former interpreters for the U.S. military in Iraq and hundreds of other refugees whose efforts to move to the United States have been in limbo since he announced...

Philippine official defends US pact after Duterte threat

By JIM GOMEZ | February 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary warned Thursday that abrogating a security accord with Washington would undermine his country’s security and foster aggression in the disputed South China Sea.The warning came after President...

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

By DENISE LAVOIE | January 26, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim...