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    The federal government has granted Louisiana a $1.2 billion line of credit for flood mitigation, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the funding to support the flood mitigation action plan that HUD approved in February. “We are prepared to begin spending these long-awaited...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A regional task force says it is focusing on creating opportunities for displaced workers as the economy moves on the road to recovery. Mayor Jim Kenney addressed the progress of the Philadelphia Regional Recharge and Recovery Task Force on Friday. “We could quicken the pace of recovery if and we will work...
    BERKELEY — The Berkeley City Council wants Vollmer Peak renamed, claiming the man it’s named after was instrumental in instilling “systemic racial bias in policing.” At its meeting Tuesday, the council agreed to send a letter asking the East Bay Regional Park District to find another name for the peak which is part of Tilden...
    ROME (Reuters) - Italy holds seven regional elections and a constitutional referendum on Sunday and Monday, with an alliance of rightist parties looking certain to make gains at the expense of divided government partners. Here is a breakdown of the ballots and some of the key battles to look out for. WHO CAN VOTE AND...
    Supporters of the Lega party with placards reading "Try me too" in solidarity with Matteo Salvini for the Open Arms trial, during an election rally in support of Stefano Caldoro, candidate for governor of the Campania Region on September 11, 2020 in Naples, Italy.Ivan Romano | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italians are heading...
    By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism. Australian Associated Press is critical to media diversity and has consistently demonstrated its commitment to accurate, fact-based and independent...
    CANBERRA – The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism. Australian Associated Press is critical to media diversity and has consistently demonstrated its commitment to accurate, fact-based and independent journalism over its 85-year history, including a...
    China wants to enhance "security and strategic coordination" with Russia and other neighboring states to counter American influence on its periphery. “They even coerce countries into picking sides as part of their attempts to wage the so-called new Cold War,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told media Thursday. “As the world is entering a...
    By Giulia Paravicini and Dawit Endeshaw ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Armed militia men killed more than 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader told Reuters on Thursday, the latest security headache for reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government. The attacks, whose victims included women and children, happened on...
    MADRID (Reuters) - The separatist leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Thursday his possible removal from office would hamper its coronavirus response by triggering an unnecessary election and fuelling political tensions. Quim Torra was speaking at the Catalan government's delegation in Madrid after a Supreme Court hearing of his appeal against a sentence handed...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard will host a regional disaster training exercise next year, and the event is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants. Gov. Jim Justice announced Vigilant Guard 2021 on Wednesday, to be held in August at the Hobet All Hazards Training Center, his office said in a...
    The regional authorities of Madrid, the epicenter of the second wave of the epidemic in Spain, reversed this Thursday after the announcement on the eve of possible selective confinements in the areas hardest hit by the covid-19. Antonio Zapatero, number two of the health authority in the region, had told the...
    Some New York lawmakers are fed up with the power disparity held by Democratic leaders, and they've hatched a plan to neutralize the clear power imbalance. What's the background? Although New York often gets a bad rap for being overwhelmingly liberal, much of the Empire State is not actually progressive. But because...
    By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press ABURI, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders have emphasized that Mali’s junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward elections, Ghana’s president said following a regional summit. Six leaders from the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, met with Mali's junta Tuesday...
    ABURI – West African leaders have emphasized that Mali’s junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward elections, Ghana’s president said following a regional summit. Six leaders from the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, met with Mali's junta Tuesday in Ghana, whose president now serves as the bloc’s...
    By ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster, regional health authorities announced Wednesday. The measures in Madrid, including restrictions on mobility, will most likely affect southern, working-class neighbourhoods where virus contagion rates have been steadily soaring since August, deputy...
    MADRID – The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster, regional health authorities announced Wednesday. The measures in Madrid, including restrictions on mobility, will most likely affect southern, working-class neighbourhoods where virus contagion rates have been steadily soaring since August, deputy regional health chief Antonio Zapatero said...
    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster, regional health authorities announced Wednesday. The measures in Madrid, including restrictions on mobility, will most likely affect southern, working-class neighbourhoods where virus contagion rates have been steadily soaring since August, deputy regional health chief Antonio Zapatero...
    Seventy-two years after the creation of the modern state of Israel, growing numbers of Arab and Muslim nations are reaching what should be an obvious conclusion: the Jewish state is here to stay, and it makes sense to establish diplomatic and trade relations. This conclusion was a key driver of the decision by the United...
    Football returned with a bang on Sunday — at least for Fox. The network recorded its most-watched opening week since 2016, and “America’s Game of the Week,” featuring Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut against the Saints, drew an average of more than 25 million viewers for Fox’s best ratings since the Super Bowl in February....
    Football returned with a bang on Sunday — at least for Fox. The network recorded its most-watched opening week since 2016, and “America’s Game of the Week,” featuring Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut against the Saints, drew an average of more than 25 million viewers for Fox’s best ratings since the Super Bowl in February. ...
    The express line was closed for a long time as part of the investigation. At the scene was the vehicle of the alleged victim, who was transported to a hospital in stable condition. In broad daylight and in the middle of congested traffic on I-95 southbound at Hallandale Beach Blvd,...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Teachers in the Spanish city of Bilbao staged a one-day strike on Tuesday to protest against their regional government's response to the COVID-19 crisis, while health workers in Madrid took to the streets to demand better working conditions. Protesters are demanding more staff and support from authorities as the recent surge in...
    ACCRA (Reuters) - Mali's military coup leaders must hand over power to a civilian transitional government immediately, the chairman of the West African regional bloc said on Tuesday, as a deadline expired for the ruling junta to appoint interim leaders. The 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed economic sanctions after the Aug....
    By FRANCIS KOKUTSE and BABA AHMED, Associated Press ABURI, Ghana (AP) — Mali's military rulers face a regional deadline for naming a civilian interim leader Tuesday, as the junta meet with West Africa leaders who maintain that new elections must be held within a year. The 15-nation regional bloc known as ECOWAS had issued the...
    ABURI – Mali's military rulers face a regional deadline for naming a civilian interim leader Tuesday, as the junta meet with West Africa leaders who maintain that new elections must be held within a year. The 15-nation regional bloc known as ECOWAS had issued the ultimatum to Mali's military leaders after they initially proposed remaining...
    By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an update to its forecasts. The update of the ADB’s outlook estimates the regional economy will contract 0.7% this year, recovering to 6.8% growth in 2021....
    Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an update to its forecasts. The update of the ADB’s outlook estimates the regional economy will contract 0.7% this year, recovering to 6.8% growth in 2021. Conditions could deteriorate further,...
    Developing economies in Asia will contract in 2020, the first such downturn in nearly 60 years, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday in an update to its forecasts. The update of the ADB’s outlook estimates the regional economy will contract 0.7% this year, recovering to 6.8% growth in 2021. Conditions could deteriorate further,...
    PARIS (AP) — Two of France’s biggest cities with COVID-19 infection rates gathering speed even faster than the national surge in new cases are tightening limits on public activities as the French government seeks to ward off a new nationwide lockdown. The stricter restrictions announced Monday in Marseille and Bordeaux were responses to a demand...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The defence ministers of Bahrain and Israel held their first publicly acknowledged phone call on Monday since their countries agreed to normalise ties. Bahraini state news agency BNA and a spokeswoman for Israel's defence ministry said Bahrain's minister of defence affairs, Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz had...
    PARIS – Two of France’s biggest cities with COVID-19 infection rates gathering speed even faster than the national surge in new cases are tightening limits on public activities as the French government seeks to ward off a new nationwide lockdown. The stricter restrictions announced Monday in Marseille and Bordeaux were responses to a demand from...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Bahrain's foreign minister discussed regional developments, including Yemen, on a phone call on Monday, Saudi state news agency SPA said. Bahrain, a close ally of Saudi Arabia, on Friday agreed to normalise relations with Israel. (Reporting by Maher Chmeytelli; Editing by Toby Chopra)...
    By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The main Kremlin party has retained its dominance in regional elections across Russia, but the opposition made gains in some areas, according to early official results released Monday. Voters in dozens of Russian regions cast ballots Sunday to elect regional governors, members of provincial legislatures and city...
    MOSCOW – The main Kremlin party has retained its dominance in regional elections across Russia, but the opposition made gains in some areas, according to early official results released Monday. Voters in dozens of Russian regions cast ballots Sunday to elect regional governors, members of provincial legislatures and city councils. The vote comes weeks after...
              Roughly 70% of inmates at the Pamunkey Regional Jail recently tested for COVID-19 are positive, causing the facility to go on lockdown, jail officials said in a statement Wednesday. The facility, which takes offenders from the town of Ashland, Hanover and Caroline counties and the U.S. Marshals Service,...
    Mustafa Ružnić, Prime Minister of the canton of Una Sana in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has called on Italy to help stop the flow of migrants in the Balkans as tens of thousands continue to pass through. Una Sana, located in the north-west of the non-EU country, is one of the areas most affected by mass migration as...
    The NFL coverage map for Week 1 makes clear what CBS and Fox consider the best games Sunday’s NFL TV schedule has to offer. That’s especially the case for the late-afternoon viewing window. Tom Brady’s debut with the Buccaneers against the Saints is as close to a national TV game as Sunday afternoon contests get. Of the...
    Moscow (CNN)Russians are casting votes to pick regional legislators and officials in an election seen as a serious test for the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. About 160,000 candidates are seeking seats in local parliaments and 20 regions are electing a new governor, according to the Central Elections Committee.The vote comes a few weeks after the...
    Russians on Sunday voted in regional elections overshadowed by the poisoning of the main opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who had urged supporters to vote tactically to push out the ruling party backing President Vladimir Putin. In 41 of the country’s 85 regions, Russians are voting for regional governors and lawmakers in regional and city legislatures...
    By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The regional ruling party has won a landslide election victory in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, officials said on Friday, as a confrontation looms with national authorities who have branded the vote illegal. The dominant Tigray’s People Liberation Front (TPLF) won 152 out of 190 seats in the polls...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Supporters of Catalonia’s secession from the rest of Spain gathered in small groups around the northeast region Friday under orders from event organizers to maintain social distancing amid a spike in coronavirus infections. The rallies were held on Catalonia’s main regional holiday. Separatists have gathered on Sept. 11 by the hundreds...
    HOTELIERS in the Canary Islands are in talks with regional and national authorities to set up quick coronavirus testing for tourists, with results as fast as 15 minutes. The new scheme, which would affect the holiday islands including Tenerife and Lanzarote, hopes to to try and save some of the winter season after quarantine...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TRACY RUCINSKI American Airline’s wholly-owned carrier Envoy is closing its bases at La Guardia and John F. Kennedy airports in New York, the regional airline told employees in a memo on Thursday, as the industry...
    BAMAKO – Leaders of Mali's military junta who deposed the West African country's president last month are meeting with political parties and civil society groups to outline a transition to a civilian government and, ultimately, elections. The three-day conference beginning Thursday comes after regional leaders Monday warned the junta, known as the National Committee...