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Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA — Early in-person voting began Monday in the runoff elections for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats, with lines reported to be shorter than in the first days of early voting for the general election last month.
Many African, Asian families marry off daughters amid virus

Many African, Asian families marry off daughters amid virus

KOIDU, Sierra Leone — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. “I’m going to school now.
1 dead, dozens wounded in tribal clashes in southern Tunisia

1 dead, dozens wounded in tribal clashes in southern Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian authorities ordered a curfew in regions in southern Tunisia after at least a man was killed and dozens of people wounded, two seriously, in tribal clashes that broke out over a land dispute.

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same.
Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

MADISON, Wis.
A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheque to paycheque .
London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London and its surrounding areas will be placed under Britain's highest level of coronavirus restrictions beginning Wednesday as infections rise rapidly in the capital, the health secretary said Monday, adding that a new variant of the virus may be t
Germany's health minister urges EU to approve vaccine faster

Germany's health minister urges EU to approve vaccine faster

BERLIN — Germany's health minister demanded that the European Union's regulatory agency work faster to approve a coronavirus vaccine and bring an end to the suffering on the continent, but the head of the agency said Monday that his team is already w
Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

LONDON — Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a special charity Christmas single.