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US travel ban for Sri Lanka army chief in hospital shelling

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | February 14, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel ban Sri Lanka's army chief, saying there is “credible information of his involvement” in human rights violations during the final phase of the island nation's civil war that...

After residents cry fowl: Miami to relocate pack of peacocks

February 14, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the birds taken away.It was a big win for many residents who have...

US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absence

By KRISTA LARSON | February 14, 2020

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Africa this weekend as the first U.S. cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months, and he is certain to face questions about the U.S. military's future on the continent and new U.S....

Pence pokes fun at slow caucus count while in South Carolina

By MEG KINNARD | February 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While not technically a campaign visit, Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday made a trip to South Carolina an opportunity to rail on Democrats for their failed attempt to oust President Donald Trump from office and for having...

EU health ministers boost preparations to fight new virus

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN | February 13, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union health ministers agreed Thursday to boost preparations and organize a coordinated response to prevent the virus that emerged in China from further spreading across Europe.At an emergency meeting in Brussels, officials...

Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers’ windows

February 13, 2020

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The local government in Amsterdam has banned guided tours that take groups past the famed windows in the city's red-light district where visitors watch semi-naked sex workers pose.The move announced Thursday is the city government's...

Cruise ship turned away in other ports anchors off Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG and GRANT PECK | February 13, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A cruise ship turned away by other Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia, which is checking the health of its 2,200 passengers and crew.The Westerdam was unwelcome elsewhere even...

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

By DAVID KOENIG | February 12, 2020

Boeing sold no new airline jets in January, and now the company is worried that the virus outbreak in China could hurt airplane deliveries in the first quarter.Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Wednesday that the company is “spending a lot of...

Cruise ship barred by 4 governments set to dock in Cambodia

By GRANT PECK | February 12, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments over fears of a new virus that originated in China announced Wednesday that it will finally disembark passengers in Cambodia.Thailand refused Tuesday to allow...

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and DAVID KOENIG | February 12, 2020

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.Japan's health ministry has confirmed 174 cases of the virus aboard Carnival Corp.'s Diamond Princess, which is docked...

Impasse at Jewish museum in Warsaw approaches resolution

By VANESSA GERA | February 12, 2020

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A stalemate over the future of Warsaw’s landmark Jewish history museum moved closer to a resolution on Wednesday after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refused...

Macron to get hybrid car as France steps up climate fight

February 12, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced a raft of plans Wednesday to curb its carbon emissions, including getting a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader.Other new steps include an annual bonus of 200 euros...