No currency manipulator labels from US, China on watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will not designate any country as a currency manipulator, but it did name China, Vietnam and Taiwan among the nations that have failed to live up to global agreements not to use their currencies

Belgium tightens virus rules again as hospitals suffer

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium must tighten its coronavirus restrictions another notch as the latest surge in cases weighs heavily on health services and deprives people with other life-threatening diseases like cancer of necessary treatment, Prime Minister A...

20-year-old dead, teen injured after shooting in east-end Montreal

Montreal police say a 20-year-old man has died following a shooting in the city's east end Thursday evening. Officers were alerted by a 911 call for gunshots in the city's Anjou district at about 7:15 p.m. Police found the victim in his

Virginia House recount resumes; could affirm GOP majority

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Elections officials resumed their recount of votes Friday morning in one of two unresolved races in Virginia that will settle whether Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the state’s House of Delegates and completed a

Britain wants suspected Russian spy extradited from Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.'s Embassy in Berlin.

Rochester’s one-month mayor is in quarantine for COVID-19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The newly installed mayor of Rochester, New York, who is serving for a month following former mayor Lovely Warren's resignation, is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus last month.

Council of Europe report slams Croatia on migrant treatment

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Council of Europe’s committee on torture harshly criticized Croatia Friday over reports of “severe ill-treatment” of migrants crossing into the country and urged the country's authorities to take immediate action to stop the ...

Gambia will head to polls in 1st post-Jammeh election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambians are set to vote Saturday in a historic election, one that for the first time will not have former dictator Yahya Jammeh appearing on the ballot.

Kurdish activists enter grounds of chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flag-waving demonstrators from a Kurdish organization broke into the Dutch grounds of the global chemical weapons watchdog Friday to protest what they alleged was the use of chemical weapons by Turkish forces.

Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned Friday, saying he hoped the much anticipated move will open the way for easing an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries. That crisis has added to immense ec...