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Portugal's election campaign begins under pandemic limits

The official two-week campaigning period for Portugal’s Jan. 30 general election is kicking off
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Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Thousands of miles away from the Tigray war a lawsuit between trustees and clergy over the language of services is tearing apart an Ethiopian church in Ohio
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January 15

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has pork producers fearing significant damages to a major agricultural export, and is also cutting short truffle hunting
January 15
January 15

Italian menswear innovator Nino Cerruti dies at 91

Italian media say Nino Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died
January 15
FILE - American-Greek designer Peter Speliopoulos, left, and Nino Cerruti talk on the catwalk after their fall-winter ready-to-wear fashion show presentation in Paris, Thursday March 15, 2001. Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died, Italian media reported Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was 91. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 15

Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

Milan menswear designers seem to have decided on the answer, but the question remains: Have the pandemic lockdowns emboldened men to embrace a more feminine silhouette, including skirts, mini-dresses and cape coats
January 15
Models wear creations for the Fendi fall winter 22/23 collection, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 15

Serbian environmental protesters reject lithium mining plans

Environmental protesters are once again demanding the cancelation of plans for lithium mining in western Serbia
January 15
Environmental demonstrators hold banner showing an image of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, reading: "A traitor!" as they block a highway during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Hundreds of environmental protesters demanding cancelation of any plans for lithium mining in Serbia took to the streets again, blocking roads and, for the first time, a border crossing. Traffic on the main highway north-south highway was halted on Saturday for more than one hour, along with several other roads throughout the country, including one on the border with Bosnia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 15

GSK rejects $68b Unilever bid for consumer healthcare unit

The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline says it has rejected an unsolicited 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid from Unilever for its consumer healthcare goods unit
January 15
FILE - The offices of pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline, in London, April 20, 2009. The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said Saturday Jan. 15, 2022, it has rejected an unsolicited 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid from Unilever for its consumer healthcare goods unit, a joint venture it controls in a partnership with Pfizer. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
January 15

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital’s mood was further lightened by dashes of color as thousands of free bunches of tulips were handed out
January 15
On the day stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously re-opened after weeks of coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was further lightened by dashes of color in the form of thousands of free bunches of tulips handed out by growers from a boat in the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 15

How sky-high inflation is evaporating Americans' savings

Historical efforts to combat inflation have been accompanied by further anguish.
January 15
A woman looks over her grocery bill outside Chinese supermarket in the Elmhurst neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Jan. 13, 2022.
January 15

Netflix upping US, Canada prices with competition growing

Netflix is raising prices for customers in the U.S. and Canada
January 15
FILE - This June 24, 2015, file photo, shows the Netflix Apple TV app icon in South Orange, N.J. Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)
January 15

COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themes

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row
January 15
File---File picture taken Jan.24, 2022 shows a police security guard on the roof of a hotel ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
January 14

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

The White House is pushing ahead with efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers
January 14
President Joe Biden walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, to travel to Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

The Federal Aviation Administration is telling pilots to take extra precautions when landing on slick runways near impending 5G wireless service
January 14
FILE - A Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, that interference could delay systems like thrust reversers on Boeing 787s from kicking in, leaving only the brakes to slow the plane. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 14

Fitch upgrades Greece's credit outlook to positive

Credit ratings company Fitch has revised Greece’s outlook to positive from stable, although it kept the country’s rating at BB, two notches below investment grade
January 14
January 14

Thieves raiding rail cargo containers in Los Angeles

Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages
January 14
Shredded boxes and packages are seen at a section of the Union Pacific train tracks in downtown Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages. The sea of debris left behind included items that the thieves apparently didn't think were valuable enough to take, CBSLA reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14

Dogecoin soars after Elon Musk tweet

Originally started as joke poking fun at the crypto market, Dogecoin surged some 10% on Friday.
January 14
Originally started as joke poking fun at the crypto market, Dogecoin surged some 10% on Friday.
January 14

Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

President Joe Biden nominated three people for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the board
January 14
FILE - U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin is shown before the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China on Oct. 22, 2014. President Joe Biden has forwarded three nominations to the Senate for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor. Biden is also nominating Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina, and a former Fed researcher. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 14

How inflation is impacting consumers

With inflation hitting a 40-year high, ABC News spoke with economists about how it hits Americans’ wallets and what can be done to ease it.
January 14
With inflation hitting a 40-year high, ABC News spoke with economists about how it hits Americans’ wallets and what can be done to ease it.
January 14

Dogecoin rallies after Elon Musk tweet

The cryptocurrency that started as a joke can be used for Tesla merchandise.
January 14
The cryptocurrency Dogecoin is seen in this illustration, Nov. 29, 2021.
January 14

Stocks end mostly higher, but still log another losing week

A late-afternoon recovery in technology stocks helped erase most of the market's losses Friday, but it wasn't enough to keep major indexes from logging their second losing week in a row
January 14
A currency trader walks near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Asian shares slipped Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 14

Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales
January 14
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks in Washington. Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the complaint alleges. The original redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” and teaming up with the social networking giant. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

A late-afternoon recovery in technology stocks helped erase most of the market’s losses Friday, but it wasn’t enough to keep major indexes from logging their second losing week in a row
January 14
January 14

JPMorgan, Sherwin-Williams fall; Wells Fargo, ODP rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: JPMorgan, Sherwin-Williams fall; Wells Fargo, ODP rise
January 14
January 14

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

The late Betty White was a tireless advocate for animals for her entire life, from caring for homeless animals as a child to launching her own weekly TV show “The Pet Set” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets
January 14
FILE - Betty White accepts the legend award at the TV Land Awards at the Saban Theatre April 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The late Betty White was a tireless advocate for animals for her entire life, from caring for homeless animals as a child to launching her own weekly TV show “The Pet Set” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets. Her biggest contribution, though, may be yet to come, as fans get set to donate to animal welfare charities and local shelters on Jan. 17, 2022, as part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 14

Martin Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

His company inflated the price of a life-saving drug.
January 14
FILE - Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attends the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 4, 2016. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 ordered Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits he and his company reaped from inflating the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim and barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 14

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
January 14
January 14

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

The White House says the federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday
January 14
President Joe Biden speaks about the government's COVID-19 response, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14

Bank profits soared in 2021, but inflation is front of mind

Three of the nation’s biggest banks reported blowout profits for 2021 on Friday, helped by the improving economy and consumers and businesses willing to spend and take on loans
January 14
A Chase bank sign is shown in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. JPMorgan Chase’s said, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 its fourth quarter profits fell 14% from a year earlier, as the company saw a weaker performance out of its trading desk and had higher compensation expenses for its employees. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 14

Goodbye 'godsend': Expiration of child tax credits hits home

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin objected to extending the credit.
January 14
Hairdresser Chelsea Woody stands outside her car at a grocery store Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Charleston, W.Va. For the first time in half a year, families on Jan. 14, are going without a monthly deposit from the federal child tax credit. Woody, a single mother, relied on the check to help raise her young son. (AP Photo/John Raby)
January 14

December retail sales slide 1.9% amid shortages, omicron

Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season
January 14
FILE - Shoppers walk to the Macy's store in the Downtown Crossing district, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Boston. Americans slowed their spending in November from October but they showed another month of resilience against higher prices and shortages in stores. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 14

UK says there is 'deal to be done' to resolve feud with EU

Britain’s foreign minister has expressed optimism that there is a “deal to be done” to resolve a Northern Ireland trade dispute that has soured the U.K.’s relations with the European Union
January 14
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss walks through St. James's Park, central London, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 after her comments that there is a "deal to be done" with the European Union over the Northern Ireland Protocol. U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called for Britain and the European Union to rebuild their relationship, as she and bloc’s top Brexit official met Thursday for talks on a thorny dispute over Northern Ireland trade. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
January 14

Djokovic entangles sponsors in Australian Open vax uproar

A lot of people are angry at Novak Djokovic
January 14
FILE - Defending men's champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The drama over Djokovic's ability to defend his Australian Open title without a COVID-19 vaccine has sparked fierce public debate, but there’s little sign it threatens his multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals. It's unclear if the No. 1 seed can compete Monday, Jan. 17 after Australian officials revoked his visa for a second time. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
January 14

In southern Dutch town, cafes open in lockdown protest

Shops, bars and restaurants in a southern Dutch town have opened in a protest action that underscored growing anger at weeks of coronavirus lockdown measures
January 14
FILE- Closed restaurants because of a lockdown forced people to eat outdoors next to a closed shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, as the fast-spreading coronavirus variant omicron rages through Western Europe. The new Dutch government was meeting Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, to discuss whether to extend or ease its coronavirus lockdown amid growing anger and plans for civil disobedience from businesses that have been shuttered for weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
January 14

Wells Fargo's $5.8 billion profit easily tops expectations

Wells Fargo easily beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter with interest rates beginning to take off, likely another boost for the nation’s largest mortgage lender going forward
January 14
FILE - The New York Stock Exchange operates during normal business hours in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in New York. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 led by more declines in technology companies. The S&P 500 was down 1.1% in the early going, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was down 1.7%. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 14

Russia demands US, NATO response next week on Ukraine

Russia has strongly repeated its demand that NATO doesn't expand eastward despite the rejection of that by the military alliance amid a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine
January 14
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Dimitar Dilkoff/Pool Photo via AP)
January 14

Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures

The Russian government has decided to delay a controversial bill requiring QR codes confirming vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to access public places, despite surging cases and warnings from top officials about the highly infectious omicron variant
January 14
January 14

Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Insurers and employers are taking a renewed interest in programs that help people deal with chronic _ and potentially expensive _ health problems
January 14
Vanessa Akinniyi poses front of her doctor's office in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out. The nurse fed Akinniyi information about her condition and talked about potential problems she could run into like vision loss. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
January 14

Industrial output falls 0.1% unexpectedly amid supply issues

U.S. industrial production fell 0.1% in December, the first decline since September, with weakness in factory output showing that manufacturers are still struggling with snarled supply chains
January 14
FILE - Model year 2021 Ford Ranger trucks on the assembly line at Michigan Assembly, Monday, June 14, 2021, in Wayne, Mich. U.S. industrial production increased 0.5% in November 2021 as output at the nation's factories reached the highest level since January 2019.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 14

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

Italy, Spain and other European countries are reinstating or stiffening mask mandates as their hospitals struggle with mounting numbers of COVID-19 patients
January 14
A man and woman wearing FFP2 masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 are seen in front of a mural depicting Santa Claus, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Italy, Spain and other European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates as their hospitals struggle with mounting numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 14

Biden administration launches program to fix 15,000 bridges

The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade U.S. bridges
January 14
FILE - Drivers take an exit ramp off the Tobin Memorial Bridge, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Chelsea, Mass. The Transportation Department is launching a $27 billion program to repair and upgrade roughly 15,000 highway bridges as part of the infrastructure law approved in November. The effort is being announced Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 as President Joe Biden tries to showcase how his policies are delivering for the public. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 14

JPMorgan 4Q earnings fall 14%, but 2021 profit sets record

JPMorgan Chase says fourth-quarter profits fell 14% from a year earlier, due to a weaker performance from its trading desk and higher compensation expenses for employees
January 14
A Chase bank sign is shown in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. JPMorgan Chase’s said, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 its fourth quarter profits fell 14% from a year earlier, as the company saw a weaker performance out of its trading desk and had higher compensation expenses for its employees. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 14

Omicron leaves Germany on brink of recession as growth dips

The risk of recession is looming for Germany after Europe’s biggest economy shrank at the end of 2021 and as it faces a bumpy start to this year
January 14
January 14

Milan Fashion Week curtailed by virus, opens with 16 shows

Milan fashion houses were charting a path out of the pandemic that included a menswear calendar packed with 22 live runway shows and another 18 physical presentations this month
January 14
January 14

Hong Kong bans transit flights from over 150 countries

Hong Kong International Airport says it will ban passengers from over 150 countries and territories from transiting in the city for a month, as it seeks to stem the transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant
January 14
People walk across a street in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. In an effort to limit omicron outbreaks, Hong Kong is closing kindergartens and primary schools after infections were reported in students, city leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Schools are to close by Friday and remain shut until at least the Lunar New Year holiday in the first week of February. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 14

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job
January 14
January 13

Asian shares skid, tracking Wall Street retreat

Asian shares are lower after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%
January 13
A currency trader walks by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after the latest report of surging prices in the U.S. appeared to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in coming months. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 13

GoFundMe acquires nonprofit fundraising platform Classy

The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced Thursday that it has signed a deal to acquire the nonprofit fundraising company Classy
January 13
January 13

China's trade surplus surges to record $676.4B in 2021

China’s politically volatile global trade surplus surged to $676.4 billion in 2021, likely the highest ever recorded by any country, as exports jumped nearly 30% over a year earlier despite semiconductor shortages that disrupted manufacturing
January 13
Driverless vehicles move shipping containers at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. China's politically volatile global trade surplus surged to $676.4 billion in 2021, likely the highest ever recorded by any country, as exports jumped nearly 30% over a year earlier despite semiconductor shortages that disrupted manufacturing. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 13

China's 2021 trade surplus swells to a record $676.4 billion as exports surge 29.8%

China's 2021 trade surplus swells to a record $676.4 billion as exports surge 29.8%
January 13
January 13

Biden chooses 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

President Joe Biden will nominate three people to the Senate for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors
January 13
FILE - This Tuesday, May 4, 2021, file photo shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington. President Joe Biden has forwarded three nominations to the Senate for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor. Biden is also nominating Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina, and a former Fed researcher. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)