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UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador

Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union by declining to grant the bloc’s first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status
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FILE - In this Monday, June 2, 2014 file photo, European Union Ambassador to the US Joao Vale de Almeida answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington. Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 by declining to grant the bloc’s first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status. Joao Vale de Almeida is the 27-nation EU’s envoy to the U.K., which left the bloc last year. But the British government says the EU is an international organization, rather than a country, and has not given Vale de Almeida the full rights accorded to ambassadors, including immunity from taxation and prosecution. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, file)
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Government charges former Bermuda premier with corruption

Prosecutors in Bermuda’ have charged former Premier Ewart Brown with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital
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FILE - In this June 11, 2009 file photo, Bermuda's Prime Minister Ewart Brown gives a news conference in Hamilton, Bermuda. Brown, a physician who served as premier of the British territory from 2006 to 2010, was charged on Jan. 20, 2021, with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital. (AP Photo/The Royal Gazette, Akil Simmons, File)
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Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers

Authorities say it will take at least 15 more days to get through a massive amount of debris and reach miners already trapped for 11 days after an explosion in a gold mine in eastern China
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers drill a new channel at the explosion site of a gold mine in Qixia City, east China's Shandong Province, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Chinese state media say 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in the gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety. (Wang Kai/Xinhua via AP)
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Dutch lawmakers slam planned coronavirus curfew

Dutch opposition lawmakers have slammed the government’s plan to introduce a curfew to rein in the spread of the coronavirus
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FILE- In this Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, A skull is glued onto a traffic light on the near-empty Dam Square with the Royal Palace, seen center rear, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch government said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, that it wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of new more contagious variants of the coronavirus that already accounts for at least one in every 10 Dutch infections.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines; no tsunami

A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines, but authorities say it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued
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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank has denied he made any transfers from the bank’s funds
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2019 file photo, Riad Salameh the governor of Lebanon's Central Bank, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon. A New-York-based company that was contracted by Lebanon's government to conduct a forensic audit of the country's central bank has decided to pull out of the deal because it was not able to acquire needed information and documents, Lebanese outgoing finance minister said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
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European Central Bank stimulus on track as economy struggles

The European Central Bank has left its bond-purchase stimulus program unchanged as the 19-country eurozone endures a winter economic slowdown due to the pandemic
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Office lights of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Uganda faces pressure to end Bobi Wine's house arrest

Calls are growing for Ugandan authorities to free opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine from house arrest a week after the country’s longtime president won a sixth term in a disputed election
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FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni, Wine has emerged from Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country's most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
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Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

Pakistan has ordered a U.S.-based website propagating the faith of Pakistan's minority Ahmadis shut down over allegedly blasphemous content
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British FM in Khartoum to discuss Sudan-Ethiopia tensions

Sudan's state news agency says Britain’s foreign secretary is in the Sudanese capital to discuss bilateral relations and tensions along the border with Ethiopia
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Sudanese Prime MInister Abdullah Hamdok, right, bumps elbows with British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab in the Cabinet Building, in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Raab was in the Sudanese capital Thursday to discuss bilateral relations and tensions along the border with Ethiopia, Sudan's state news agency reported. (AP Photo)
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World leaders laud US return to climate fight under Biden

World leaders have breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned
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FILE - In this Saturday, June, 3, 2017 file photo, the coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga.. World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron were among those welcoming Biden’s decision on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 to rejoin the the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, file)
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Germany's Merkel to discuss Russia pipeline project with US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn’t abandoning a German-Russian gas pipeline project that faces U.S. sanctions, but she wants to talk to the new administration about the issue
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to the media during a press conference on the current situation in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Topics include the decisions taken by the federal and state governments to combat the Corona pandemic, the Chancellor's upcoming virtual consultations with the heads of state and government of the European Union (EU), and relations with the United States following the inauguration of the new president. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)
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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 dead

Officials say twin suicide bombings have ripped through a busy market in Iraq’s capital, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens
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Security forces work at the site of a deadly bomb attack in a market selling used clothes, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Twin suicide bombings hit Iraq's capital Thursday killing and wounding civilians, police and state TV said.
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Austria presents national strategy against anti-Semitism

The Austrian government has presented a national strategy on fighting rising anti-Semitism that includes improving the protection of synagogues, improved education about Judaism and stricter prosecution of hate crimes against Jews
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Turkey launches charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

Turkey is launching a new effort to improve strained ties with the European Union
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell give a joint statement prior to their meeting in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Stephanie Lecocq/Pool Photo via AP)
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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai’s tourism department has announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients
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A singer performs at a nightclub in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 5, 2020. On Thursday, Jan 21, 2021, Dubai’s tourism authorities announced an immediate halt to all live music and shows at hotels and restaurants as coronavirus cases surged to unseen heights over recent weeks. The UAE also ordered the suspension of all non-urgent surgeries to deal with an influx of new COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Lebanon extends lockdown to Feb. 8 as virus numbers rise

Lebanon has extended a nationwide lockdown to Feb. 8 amid a rise in coronavirus infections and deaths that has overwhelmed the health care system
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A street is almost empty of cars during an 11-day nationwide shutdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Lebanon's parliament has approved a draft law to allow the importing of vaccines into the tiny country to fight the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

Indonesian authorities have ended the search for remaining victims and debris from a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 62 people on board
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Workers use a forklift to load pieces of wreckage of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 that crashed into the Java Sea on Jan. 9, onto a truck be transported for further investigation, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for the wreckage of the plane that nose-dived into the sea, killing all of its passengers on board. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Comparing and contrasting the coronavirus and 1918 flu pandemics through images

The world has COVID-19 more than a century after the 1918 flu pandemic.
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Red Cross volunteers fighting against the Spanish flu epidemic in the United States in 1918.
January 21

Restructuring Norwegian Air to get government support

Norway’s government will help ailing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle as long as the company manages to raise at least 4.5 billion kroner ($529 million) in new capital
January 21
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 12, 2017, showing a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash, USA. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, FILE)
January 21

Iraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 wounded

Iraqi military says death toll in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad rises to at least 28 dead, 73 wounded
January 21
January 21

Fight in Bosnia migrant camp injures 2 police, smashed cars

Bosnian police say a fight among migrants in a camp near the capital, Sarajevo, has left three people slightly injured and resulted in damaged property
January 21
January 21

Romania activist urges people to do something good every day

A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does best
January 21
A little girl gets help from Valeriu Nicolae to learn brushing his teeth correctly as her father watches n Nucsoara, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The rights activist has earned praise for his tireless campaign to change for the better the lives of the Balkan country’s poorest and underprivileged residents, particularly the children. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
January 21

Iraqi State TV reports suicide bombing in central Baghdad, unknown number of casualties

Iraqi State TV reports suicide bombing in central Baghdad, unknown number of casualties
January 21
January 21

Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq

Piles of plush carpets line the floors of a shopping center in northern Iraq hosting traders from neighboring Iran
January 21
Piles of plush Iranian- made carpets line the floors of a shopping center in northern Iraq, hosting traders from neighbouring Iran, in the city of Dohuk, in the Kurdish-run northern region of Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. At least 24 businesses from 15 Iranian cities offer hope that the spangle of their ornate handicrafts might offer a lifeline out of poverty for Iranians whose country's economy is in tatters amid crippling sanctions. (AP Photo/Rashid Yahya)
January 20

Indian village cheers for Harris before swearing-in as US VP

With chants of “Long live Kamala Harris,” fireworks and prayers, residents of a tiny Indian village celebrated her inauguration as U.S. vice president
January 20
An Indian villager stands in front of a banner displaying photographs of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is scheduled be held Wednesday. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
January 20

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 20, 2021

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January 20
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January 20

Mexico posts near-record 1,539 COVID-19 deaths, 20,548 cases

Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day
January 20
A person loads into the back seat of a car a tank filled with oxygen for a family member sick with COVID-19, in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
January 20

Mexico posts near-record 1,539 COVID-19 deaths, 20,548 cases

Mexico is recording some of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic began, with 1,539 deaths reported Wednesday and 1,584 the previous day
January 20
A person loads into the back seat of a car a tank filled with oxygen for a family member sick with COVID-19, in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
January 20

Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden revokes permit

Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been halted as U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit
January 20
January 20

Report: Witness implicates Mexico's army in abduction of 43

A Mexican newspaper has published details of new testimony by a  cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the disappearance of 43 college students in a 2014 incident that continues to haunt Mexico
January 20
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, people protest the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico City. A Mexican newspaper published details Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, of new testimony by a cooperating witness that directly implicates the army in the 2014 disappearance of the 43 students. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
January 20

Mexico's leader takes new shot at Twitter in continuing spat

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is continuing his spat with Twitter, accusing one of the companies' representatives in Mexico of having previously worked for politicians of the conservative opposition National Action Party
January 20
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador vowed Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
January 20

Albanian soldier dies in Afghanistan peacekeeping mission

Albania’s Defense Ministry has reported the death of a soldier in Afghanistan, the second from the tiny Western Balkan country to die during the international peacekeeping mission
January 20
January 20

Hundreds in Haiti protest to demand leader's resignation

Hundreds of people have marched through Haiti’s capital in another protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse
January 20
An injured protester is helped by others during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Moise has one more year in power, but a growing groundswell of opposition is organizing protests and demanding he resign next month amid spiraling crime and a crumbling economy. ( AP Photo/ Dieu Nalio Chery)
January 20

After vote, Greece to double reach of western coastal waters

Lawmakers in Greece have approved legislation to extend the country’s territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles
January 20
Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during a Parliament debate in Athens, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Lawmakers in Greece are set to approve legislation to extend the country's territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles. (Giorgos Zachos/InTime News via AP)
January 20

Officials: Roadside bomb wounds 11 troops in SW Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has struck a paramilitary vehicle in southwestern Baluchistan province, wounding at least 11 troops
January 20
January 20

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant
January 20
People recieve their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination inside Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 20

World leaders react to Joe Biden's inauguration

European leaders hailed a "new dawn" for transatlantic relations.
January 20
Aejaz Saiyad, an artist, gives finishing touches to a drawing of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi at his home in Ahmedabad, India, January 20, 2021.
January 20

Loud explosion rocks central Madrid; rescue teams to site

A powerful gas explosion has torn through a residential building in central Madrid, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure
January 20
An injured is transferred from the scene of an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion has partially destroyed a small building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
January 20

Armed men try to storm governor’s house in Sudan’s Darfur

Sudanese officials says armed men opened fire and attempted to storm the residence of a provincial governor in the restive region of Darfur
January 20
January 20

Dubai orders hospitals to cancel surgeries amid virus surge

The government of Dubai has ordered all hospitals to cancel nonessential surgeries for the next month as coronavirus infections surge to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates
January 20
January 20

UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

The U.N.'s migration agency says a “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off of Libya’s coast has killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe
January 20
January 20

Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday
January 20
A preacher is disinfected by a health worker, during a burial of a person who died from COVID-19, in Harare, Friday, Jan, 15, 2021. Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 20

Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released

State TV is reporting that Iran’s judiciary has released the country’s telecom minister on bail after he was summoned by Iran’s general prosecutor
January 20
FILE — In this July 7, 2019 file photo, Iran's telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi sits in his office in Tehran, Iran. Iran's judiciary released Jahromi on bail Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 after he was summoned for prosecution by Iran's general prosecutor, state TV reported. Jamal Hadian, a spokesman for the telecommunications ministry, was quoted as saying Jahromi appeared before a prosecutor Wednesday, was released and had already returned to his office. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
January 20

France to reckon with Algeria colonial past, won't apologize

French President Emmanuel Macron's office says Macron wants to take further steps to reckon with France’s colonial-era wrongs in Algeria but is not considering an official apology
January 20
FILE - In this May 27, 1956 file photo, French troops seal off Algiers' notorious casbah, 400-year-old teeming Arab quarter. French President Emmanuel Macron wants to take further steps to reckon with France's colonial-era wrongs in Algeria but is not considering an official apology, his office said. (AP Photo, file)
January 20

Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the maximum 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline company official and two pilots who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. chairman flee Japan
January 20
A security official checks people's IDs before the third hearing in the trial of Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan Motor Co. chairman, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday pushed for maximum 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline company official and two pilots who are accused of smuggling Ghosn out of Japan, Turkey's state-run news agency reported.(AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
January 20

Pakistan says test-fire of medium-range missile a success

Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile
January 20
January 20

Madrid's mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak

Madrid's mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak
January 20
January 20

Madrid emergency services say they have rushed to a building in the city center following an explosion

Madrid emergency services say they have rushed to a building in the city center following an explosion
January 20
January 20

Struggling French students protest university closures

French university students are protesting on Paris’ Left Bank to demand to be allowed back to class
January 20
Students demonstrate with a banner reading "We will not be the the sacrificed generation" Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Paris. French university students protested Wednesday on Paris' Left Bank to demand to be allowed back to class, and to call attention to suicides and financial troubles among students cut off from friends, professors and job opportunities amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)