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Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a year in office Saturday but he is nowhere in sight since his evacuation to Germany more than six weeks ago for treatment of COVID-19. The president’s office issued a statement on Nov.
As he rails on election, Trump largely mum on toll of virus

As he rails on election, Trump largely mum on toll of virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been highlighting lots of really big numbers this week: New highs for the stock market. The 100-plus House members backing a lawsuit challenging his election loss.
Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The global chemical weapons watchdog criticized Syria for failing to declare a chemical weapons production facility and respond to 18 other issues, while Russia accused the watchdog of conducting a “political crusade” against its
Flamethrower drone incinerates wasp nests in China

Flamethrower drone incinerates wasp nests in China

BEIJING — A drone has been converted into a flying flamethrower in central China in a fiery campaign to eradicate more than 100 wasp nests.

Hong Kong's Jimmy Lai denied bail as Pompeo tweets support

HONG KONG — Jimmy Lai, the 73-year-old Hong Kong media tycoon and advocate for democracy, was denied bail Saturday after being charged the previous day under the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's new national security law.
Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea has reported 950 new coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the greater capital area.
Supreme Court rejects Republican attack on Biden victory

Supreme Court rejects Republican attack on Biden victory

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest cou
US executes Louisiana truck driver who killed daughter, 2

US executes Louisiana truck driver who killed daughter, 2

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.
Vets groups demand Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

Vets groups demand Wilkie's dismissal after scathing audit

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation's biggest veterans groups on Friday called for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie following a scathing government audit that found he had acted unprofessionally if not unethically in th
White House threatens FDA chief's job over vaccine approval

White House threatens FDA chief's job over vaccine approval

WASHINGTON — Hours before the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVD-19 vaccine late Friday, a high-ranking White House official told the agency’s chief he could face firing if the vaccine was not cleared by day’s end, two administrat