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Pacific tsunami threat recedes, volcano ash hinders response

A massive ash cloud has stopped surveillance flights from assessing the damage.
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This satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite operated by Japan Meteorological Agency and released by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (NICT via AP)
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Djokovic loses appeal to reinstate visa ahead of Australian Open

"I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling," the tennis star said.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes part in a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Jan. 13, 2022.
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Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in corruption trial

Netanyahu is accused of fraud and breach of trust. He denies any wrongdoing.
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FILE - Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to right-wing opposition party members, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea deal in his corruption case. A person involved in the negotiations said Sunday, Jan. 16, 2021, that the agreement is likely to be announced in the coming days and could usher Netanyahu off the Israeli political stage for years. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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Portugal's election campaign begins under pandemic limits

Two weeks of official campaigning will not include any rallies due to COVID-19.
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FILE - People queue to vote at a polling station at the University of Lisbon, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The official two-week campaigning period for Portugal’s Jan. 30 general election is kicking off, though due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be none of the large rallies usually associated with the build-up to the ballot. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
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Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China

Car giant has turned to Mozambique for key components of its electric batteries.
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FILE - A Tesla Supercharger station in Buford, Ga, on April 22, 2021. Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk’s company signed an agreement last month with Australia’s Syrah Resources, which operates one of the world’s largest graphite mines in the southern African country. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 16

Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala

Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States have set off in a caravan.
January 16
Members of a migrant caravan hold a Honduran national flag as they begin their journey in the hopes of reaching the United States, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
January 15

Italy's pork industry blames wild boars for swine fever

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

Aegean Airlines suspends Beirut flights after plane damage

Greece’s dominant Aegean Airlines says it has suspended its flights to and from Lebanon’s capital pending an investigation into the causes of damage to the fuselage of one of its aircraft discovered after landing in Beirut
January 15
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

ِEgypt arrests wanted man after plane's emergency landing

Egyptian authorities say they arrested a prominent member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group
January 15
January 15

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

He was sought in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
January 15
FILE - A person holds a photo of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise during his memorial ceremony at the National Pantheon Museum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, that they have arrested a key suspect in the killing of President Moise with help from the U.S. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
January 15

The AP Interview: Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon

The Taliban are promising to try to open all schools for girls across Afghanistan after the Afghan New Year, which starts in late March
January 15
Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers are aiming to restart education for girls and women by late March, the government's chief spokesman told The Associated Press in an interview, offering the first-ever timeline for addressing a key demand of the international community. (AP Photo/Mohammed Shoaib Amin).
January 15

Kazakhstan activists recall path from protest to bloodshed

The mass protests in Kazakhstan that began over New Year's weekend because of high fuel prices were peaceful at first, but then something changed
January 15
January 15

After talks make no progress, is Russian attack on Ukraine more likely?: Analysis

A week of diplomatic talks failed to dispel fears of a Russian attack.
January 15
A Ukrainian soldier walks in a trench at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Jan. 10, 2022.
January 15

Hezbollah, ally end Cabinet boycott in crisis-hit Lebanon

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its main Shiite ally say they are ending their boycott of Cabinet meetings after three months
January 15
Public transport buses block a road, during a general strike by public transport and labor unions to protest the country's deteriorating economic and financial conditions in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Protesters closed the country's major highways as well as roads inside cities and towns starting 5 a.m. making it difficult for people to move around. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
January 15

Iran conducts static test of satellite-carrying rocket

Iran's state-run news agency says the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force has tested the engine for a solid-fuel satellite carrier rocket
January 15
January 15

Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained

Officials say former Haitian senator sought in slaying of President Jovenel Moïse arrested in Jamaica; others detained
January 15
January 15

Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case

Italy’s supreme court has faulted Italian prosecutors for withholding evidence benefiting the key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and embezzlement trial in a parallel case in Italian courts
January 15
January 15

UN envoy visits Western Sahara camps in new peace push

The U.N. envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has visited refugee camps in Algeria housing those displaced by fighting decades ago
January 15
FILE - A Sahrawi refugee girl picks-up the laundry in the Boujdour refugee camp, Algeria, Oct. 15, 2021. The U.N. envoy for the disputed Western Sahara visited refugee camps in Algeria on Saturday Jan. 15, 2022, housing those displaced by fighting decades ago, in a renewed effort to find a diplomatic solution for the territory. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
January 15

Volcano erupts in Pacific, West Coast under tsunami advisory

An undersea volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground
January 15
In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. (Japan Meteorology Agency via AP)
January 15

Protesters clash with Greek police over university eviction

A protest march by 1,500 far-left activists in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki has turned violent
January 15
Riot policemen run through flames from petrol bombs during a rally in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The rally was the culmination of a week of protests over the New Year's Eve eviction of activists who had occupied a room at the university's Biology department for 34 years and turned violent towards its end, when some of the marchers threw firebombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
January 15

Russian troops return from Kazakhstan

A top law-enforcement official in Kazakhstan says 225 people died during the violent demonstrations that shook the country this month, a significantly higher number than previously announced
January 15
In this image taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a military vehicle of Russian peacekeepers of Collective Security Treaty Organization gets ready to be loaded onto a Russian military plane starting to withdraw its troops at an airport outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. In light of unprecedented mass protests that quickly grew violent, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev requested help from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russia-led military alliance of six ex-Soviet states. The bloc sent over 2,000 troops to Kazakhstan last week, and on Tuesday Tokayev declared their mission largely complete. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 15

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Gang was notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel pipelines.
January 15
January 15

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

Christine Taubira has only marginal support in the polls but is admired by many,
January 15
Former left-wing socialist minister Christiane Taubira delivers a speech to announce that she is candidate for the French presidential election 2022 during a visit in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 15

Kosovo lawmakers reject holding Serb referendum in Kosovo

Lawmakers in Kosovo have held an extraordinary session to reject allowing the country's ethnic Serb minority to vote in a Serb referendum in Kosovo
January 15
January 15

Senior ECB official: rate rise too soon could choke recovery

A senior European Central Bank official says that raising interest rates prematurely could “choke off the recovery,” comments that come as inflation in the 19-nation euro area has hit a record rate
January 15
File---File picture taken Oct.6, 2021 shows the European Central Bank at the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany. A senior European Central Bank official says that raising interest rates prematurely could “choke off the recovery,” comments that come as inflation in the 19-nation euro area has hit a record rate. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,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 15

Correction: Romania-Climate-Education story

In a story published January 11, 2022, about education on climate change in Romania, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the prime minister
January 15
January 15

Romania pushes to add climate change education in schools

Romania’s president wants to add sections on climate change and environmental issues to the national school curriculum to enable students to learn more about the challenges the world faces from climate change
January 15
January 15

Pacific nation of Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts

Pacific nation of Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts
January 15
January 15

Teenager arrested in stabbing near Japan entrance exam venue

Tokyo police say that three people, including two students on their way to university entrance exams, have been stabbed near a test venue, and authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder
January 15
Police officers inspect the site of a stabbing near the compound of Tokyo University in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Three people, including two students on their way to take university entrance exams, were stabbed Saturday just outside of a test venue, and the authorities arrested a 17-year-old student at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, Tokyo police said. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
January 14

Turtles released into ocean after rehabilitation

Turtles that had consumed various plastics or were caught in fishing nets were released into the Atlantic Ocean following rehabilitation at a marine wildlife center in Argentina.
January 14
Turtles that had consumed various plastics or were caught in fishing nets were released into the Atlantic Ocean following rehabilitation at a marine wildlife center in Argentina.
January 14

Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

A powerful earthquake has shaken parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported
January 14
People wait outside as they have to evacuate their office buildings following an earthquake, at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, causing buildings in the capital to sway, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Mexico is already seeing black-market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19
January 14
January 14

Ex-Mexican prosecutor so corrupt he betrayed drug cartel

A former Mexican state prosecutor was so corrupt that even the crooks who paid him off couldn't trust him
January 14
January 14

Ukraine: Government websites down after a hacking attack

A number of government websites in Ukraine were down after a huge hacking attack
January 14
In this undated handout photo released by Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Service, the building of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is seen during snowfall in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian officials and media reports say a number of government websites in Ukraine are down after a massive hacking attack. While it is not immediately clear who was behind the attacks, they come amid heightened tensions with Russia and after talks between Moscow and the West failed to yield any significant progress this week. (Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 14

Senior citizens go digital as Korea moves toward contact-free culture

Senior citizens in Seoul have enrolled in digital education programs to learn how to use self-service kiosks and digital machines.
January 14
Senior citizens in Seoul have enrolled in digital education programs to learn how to use self-service kiosks and digital machines.
January 14

Mexico seizes 380,000 boxes of Kellogg's cereal

Mexico wants to improve children's diets, so it seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg's cereal, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them
January 14
January 14

Crowds protest sanctions, pressure, after Mali vote delay

Thousands have joined in a government-sponsored rally in Mali’s capital to protest new regional economic sanctions and growing pressure from former colonizer France, after Mali’s military ruler pushed back promised elections by four years
January 14
Thousands join a government-sponsored rally in Mali's capital Bamako Friday Jan. 14, 2021 to protest new regional economic sanctions and growing pressure from former coloniser France, after Mali's military ruler pushed back promised elections by four years. Sign reads: "France Out" , "Mali is proud of its sons" and "Thank you Colonel Assimi Goita." (AP Photo/Harandane Dicko)
January 14

Britain to upgrade communications on Cyprus military base

A spokesman for Britain's Defense Ministry says the U.K. will build a new communications facility on one of two bases it maintains on the eastern Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus
January 14
January 14

Scuffles at protest marking Tunisia's 2011 revolution

Protestors have scuffled with police in Tunisia’s capital after crowds gathered, in defiance of new COVID-19 restrictions, to mark the 11th anniversary of the revolution that triggered the Arab Spring uprisings
January 14
January 14

French presidential candidate says strong EU borders needed

French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse has stressed the need for strong European borders, during a speech in Athens
January 14
Conservative party Les Republicains candidate for the French presidential election 2022, Valerie Pecresse, right, stands at the Philopappos hills as at the ancient Parthenon temple is seen in background, during her visit to Athens, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 14

Winter freeze, Bronx fire, Georgia Bulldogs: Week in Photos

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
January 14
VIDEO: Winter freeze, Bronx fire, Georgia Bulldogs: Week in Photos
January 14

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

A military inquiry has found that an air force helicopter crash that killed India’s military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot
January 14
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

Pakistan says militant attack on army post kills soldier

Pakistan's military says militants attacked an army post in a former militant stronghold in the country's northwest, bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed a soldier
January 14
January 14

Prince Andrew stripped of military titles

Reactions in the U.K. to Prince Andrew being stripped of his military titles and what is next for him.
January 14
VIDEO: Prince Andrew stripped of military titles
January 14

Kosovo rejects Western call to conduct Serbian referendum

Kosovo has rejected a call from Western governments to allow its minority Serbs to vote in a Serbian referendum in the same way as in the past several years
January 14
January 14

French teachers strike over COVID strategy for schools

A nationwide strike took place in schools across France on Thursday as teachers and other school staff demonstrated against the government’s management of COVID-19 protocols in schools.
January 14
A nationwide strike took place in schools across France on Thursday as teachers and other school staff demonstrated against the government’s management of COVID-19 protocols in schools.