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Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism.
WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases

WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases

LONDON — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 53-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.
VMI to remove statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

VMI to remove statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Virginia Military Institute’s board voted Thursday to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson that currently stands in front of the historic barracks on campus, a school spokesperson said.
U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

BOSTON — The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co.
Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

HOUSTON — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.
Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters.
European Central Bank: Just wait until December

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but its President Christine Lagarde said there was “little doubt” that more action would be coming at its December meeting as surging coronavirus infectio
Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

NEW YORK — Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-busting company authorities say was a fraud itself.
Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion show

Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion show

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital’s business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the country’s monarchy holds too much power and influence.
Nokia profit up, new CEO pledges to boost 5G investments

Nokia profit up, new CEO pledges to boost 5G investments

HELSINKI — Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Thursday reported improved third-quarter earnings largely in line with expectations, but acknowledged it faced challenges in the race for 5G cellular networks.