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Biden to open embassies in Cook Islands, Niue as he welcomes Pacific leaders for Washington summit

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce the opening of new U.S. embassies on Cook Islands and Niue on Monday as the Democratic administration aims to demonstrate to Pacific Island leaders that it remains committed to increasing American presence in the region. The announcement about the new

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Train crash in eastern Pakistan injures at least 30. Authorities suspend 4 for negligence

LAHORE, Pakistan. (AP) — Pakistani officials say a passenger train collided with another already parked and carrying goods in eastern Pakistan, injuring at least 30 passengers, five of them seriously. Following the accident early Sunday in Shaikhupura district near Qila Sattar Shah, railway authorities suspended the driver of the Lahore-bound passenger train, his assistant and

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1 Kosovo police officer killed and 1 wounded in an attack in the north, raising tensions with Serbia

By ZENEL ZHINIPOTOKU and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated Press PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prime minister says one police officer has been killed and another wounded in an attack he blames on support from neighboring Serbia. The attack raises tensions between the two former war foes at a delicate moment in their European Union-facilitated dialogue to

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The threat of wildfires is rising. So is new artificial intelligence solutions to fight them

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Wildfires fueled by climate change have ravaged communities from Maui to the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, exhausting firefighters and fueling demand for new solutions. Enter artificial intelligence. Firefighters and startups are using AI-enabled cameras to scan the horizon for signs of smoke. A German

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Why Spain’s conservative leader is a long shot to become prime minister despite winning election

By JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The leader of Spain’s conservatives will have his opportunity to form a new government this week in what has been preordained as a lost cause given his lack of support in the Parliament. Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s Popular Party won the most seats from inconclusive elections in

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Mid-Atlantic coast under flood warnings as Ophelia weakens to post-tropical low and moves north

By BRIAN WITTE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia was downgraded to a post-tropical low on Saturday night but continued to pose a threat of coastal flooding and flash floods in the mid-Atlantic region, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Residents in parts of coastal North Carolina and Virginia

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A Ukrainian train is a lifeline connecting the nation’s capital with the front line

By HANNA ARHIROVA Associated Press KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Among the hundreds of trains criss-crossing Ukraine’s elaborate railway network every day, the Kyiv-Kramatorsk train stands apart, shrouded in solemn silence as passengers anticipate their destination. Every day, around seven in the morning, passengers of this route leave the relative safety of the capital and head

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Back in full force, UN General Assembly shows how the most important diplomatic work is face to face

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are two opposing theses about the U.N. General Assembly: It’s a place that shows the true power of words, where leaders inspire action with rousing speeches on the urgent issues of our times; or it’s a talking shop, where leaders perform for domestic audiences with

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Donald Trump commits to Nevada caucus as state GOP approves rules rivals see as helping his campaign

By GABE STERN Associated Press/Report for America RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party has approved new rules for their presidential caucus that many suspect are meant to help former President Donald Trump.  The provisions would bar any candidate from the Feb. 8 caucus if they participate in the state-run primary two days earlier.

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