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Poland passes law that would cut off property claims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament passed a law on Wednesday that would prevent former Polish property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their heirs, from regaining property expropriated by the country's communist regime.
Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local army headquarters Wednesday, completing a blitz across the country's northeast and giving them control of two-thirds of the nation as the U.S.
CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta surges

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus.

Germany, Netherlands suspend deportations to Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the Netherlands have suspended any deportations of migrants to Afghanistan due to the tense security situation as Taliban insurgents make sweeping gains in the Central Asian country.
Ethiopia armed group says it has alliance with Tigray forces

Ethiopia armed group says it has alliance with Tigray forces

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of an armed group that Ethiopia’s government has designated a terrorist organization says his group has struck a military alliance with the Tigray forces who are now pressing toward the capital, as the conflict that e
Germany detains alleged Russian spy at UK embassy in Berlin

Germany detains alleged Russian spy at UK embassy in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have detained a British citizen who is accused of spying for Russia while working at the British Embassy in Berlin.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov.
Ethiopia calls "all capable" citizens to fight in Tigray war

Ethiopia calls "all capable" citizens to fight in Tigray war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Tuesday summoned all capable citizens to war, urging them to join the country's military to stop resurgent forces from the embattled Tigray region “once and for all.
Wildfires in Algeria leave 32 dead, including 25 soldiers

Wildfires in Algeria leave 32 dead, including 25 soldiers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — At least 25 Algerian soldiers were killed saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of the capital, the president announced Tuesday night as the civilian death toll from the blazes rose to at
Wisconsin Democrat Kind won't seek 14th term in US House

Wisconsin Democrat Kind won't seek 14th term in US House

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, who served more than 24 years in a southwestern Wisconsin district that former President Donald Trump carried in 2020, announced Tuesday that he won’t seek reelection next year.