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Lithuania swings to the centre-right as opposition wins vote

Lithuania swings to the centre-right as opposition wins vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania — A centre -right coalition in Lithuania, led by the conservative Homeland Union, is headed back to power after eight years in the opposition after winning the most votes in a weekend parliamentary runoff.
Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists

Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists

WASHINGTON — With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns, skeletons and even a miniature version of themselves as part of a Halloween celebration at the White
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday accused each other of violating the new cease-fire announced the day before in a bid to halt the fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that has killed hundreds, and possibly thousa

German business confidence slips after 5 months of rises

BERLIN — German business confidence has declined for the first time after five straight monthly increases as coronavirus infections rebound across Europe, a closely watched survey showed Monday.
Spokesman: China to sanction US arms suppliers to Taiwan

Spokesman: China to sanction US arms suppliers to Taiwan

BEIJING — China's government said Monday it will impose sanctions on U.S. military contractors including Boeing Co.'s defence unit and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Asia Today: Melbourne to largely emerge from virus lockdown

Asia Today: Melbourne to largely emerge from virus lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia — Melbourne, Australia’s former coronavirus hot spot, will largely emerge from a lockdown after the nation’s second-largest city on Monday recorded its first day without a new coronavirus case in more than four months.
Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

MANILA, Philippines — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said.
Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli army

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory — An 18-year-old Palestinian died early Sunday after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute.
Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON — In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometres ), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank.