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Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday.
US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.
AP PHOTOS: Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

AP PHOTOS: Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

CARACAS, Venezuela — The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of colour and inspiration for increasingly grim times.
Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

PARIS — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history.

'Cover up of coverup' still led to downsized Russian ban

The highest court in sports blasted Russia for engaging in “a cover up of the coverup ” in another desperate attempt to deny culpability for a state-sponsored doping scheme, while also justifying its decision to reduce the country's punishments at th
Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him.
WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

WUHAN, China — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to p
France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard.
Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
Activist slams 'sham trial' of Cambodia opposition members

Activist slams 'sham trial' of Cambodia opposition members

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Ten opposition activists, including a Cambodian-American lawyer, faced treason and other charges Thursday in a trial in Cambodia's capital widely criticized by rights advocates.