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Hong Kong divided over China’s COVID-19 protests

Hong Kong divided over China’s COVID-19 protests HONG KONG (AP) — The recent wave of protests against China’s anti-virus restrictions was a ray of hope for some supporters of Hong Kong’s own pro-democracy movement after local authorities stifled it using a national security law enacted in 2020. Thomas So, who joined about a dozen...

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Review | Cormac McCarthy’s two-book, ‘literary double album’ ‘The Passenger’ and ‘Stella Maris’: Life in survival mode

Review | Cormac McCarthy’s two-book, ‘literary double album’ ‘The Passenger’ and ‘Stella Maris’: Life in survival mode The publication of “Stella Maris” only a month after “The Passenger,” Cormac McCarthy’s first novel since “The Road” in 2006, is just one of the odd things about this literary double album. As albums go, what’s on...

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US coach Berhalter to draws on Dutch lessons at World Cup

US coach Berhalter to draws on Dutch lessons at World Cup DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gregg Berhalter knows plenty about Dutch soccer — he turned pro in the Netherlands 28 years ago. He will look to draw on the lessons he learned there when he coaches the United States against Oranje on Saturday for...

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Official says over 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in war

Official says over 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in war KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A top adviser to Ukraine’s president has cited military chiefs as saying 10,000 to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country’s nine-month struggle against Russia’s invasion, a rare comment on such figures and far below estimates of Ukrainian casualties...

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EXPLAINER: What’s the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

EXPLAINER: What’s the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban? FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia’s oil exports in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Moscow’s budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The cap is supposed to take effect Monday,...

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U.S. designates Pakistan, al-Qaida branch ‘terrorist’ groups

U.S. designates Pakistan, al-Qaida branch ‘terrorist’ groups ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has added the key Pakistani militant group and the al-Qaida branch to its list of “global terrorists,” triggering sanctions against the groups amid a resurgence of militant violence in this Islamic nation. Thursday’s move by the State Department comes days after...