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EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

The Biden administration is launching a wide-ranging strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds used in products including cookware, carpets and firefighting foams
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First ETF linked to Bitcoin is set to make its debut

ProShares said Monday it plans to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund linked to Bitcoin
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, the Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a cryptocurrency ATM in Salem, N.H. ProShares said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 it plans to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund linked to Bitcoin. The ETF with the ticker symbol “BITO” is expected to begin trading Tuesday, barring any opposition from regulators. It’s the latest milestone for Bitcoin and for the ETF industry in general. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Amazon 'may have lied to Congress,' 5 lawmakers say

Amazon has denied the allegations.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies via video conference during the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power in the Rayburn House office Building, July 29, 2020 on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.
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Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants

Global automakers are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories to prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles
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FILE - The Toyota logo is shown on a dealership in Manchester, N.H., in this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, file photo. Toyota plans to build a new $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The plant location wasn't announced, but the company said it eventually will employ 1,750 people and start making batteries in 2025, gradually expanding through 2031. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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Stocks wobble as Wall Street's momentum slows down

Stocks wobbled in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as the market’s momentum slows following its best week since July
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People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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House committee seeks more info from Amazon, issues warning

U.S. House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has one “final chance” to correct previous testimony by executives on its competition practices
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, an Amazon logo is seen atop the Amazon Treasure Truck The Park DTLA office complex in downtown Los Angeles. U.S. House lawmakers held out the threat of seeking a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying they're giving the tech giant a “final chance" to correct previous testimony by executives on its competition practices. The action, coming in a letter Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 to Amazon President and CEO Andy Jassy, marks an escalation in a bipartisan battle against Amazon by the House Judiciary Committee panel that has investigated the market dominance of Big Tech. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'

Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 Ireland agreed to join an international agreement establishing a minimum corporate tax of 15% around the world, ditching the low-tax policy that has led companies like Google and Facebook to base their European operations in the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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EU mulling ways to end jet lease to Belarus’ airline

European Union foreign ministers have looked at ways to stop illegal migration into the 27-nation bloc from neighboring Belarus including stopping companies from leasing jets to Belarusian airline Belavia
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, A migrant stands by the fence at the at the newly built refugee camp in the Rudninkai military training ground, some 38km (23,6 miles) south from Vilnius, Lithuania. European Union foreign ministers on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 are considering ways to stop illegal flow of migrants into the 27-nation bloc from neighbouring Belarus, including stopping companies from leasing jets to Belarusian airline Belavia. Several EU leaders have accused the government of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of facilitating migration into the EU in retaliation for EU sanctions. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
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Rights watchdog faults Malta for abortion, journalist safety

A European human rights watchdog is recommending that Malta legalize abortion, improve gender equality and implement reforms to protect journalists
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German reporters protest nixing of probe into tabloid editor

Journalists at one of Germany’s largest newspaper groups have protested their publisher’s decision to nix a lengthy investigation into alleged abuse of power by the chief editor of the country’s top-selling tabloid newspaper
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FILE - In this March 11, 2009 file photo, the headquarters of Axel Springer AG, the publisher of Germany's biggest newspaper BILD, are pictured in Berlin, Germany. BILD chief editor Julian Reichelt faced scrutiny over his management style. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File)
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Restaurants closed in parts of Slovakia amid COVID-19 surge

Slovakia has reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the hardest-hit parts of the country amid the latest surge of infections
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A mother tests her daughter with a Corona antigen self-test before starting school in Trencianske Stankovce, Slovakia, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Slovakia has reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the parts of the country that is hardest hit by the latest surge of infections. Five counties all located in northern Slovakia are affected by the measures that include the closures of restaurants with people only allowed to buy meals at take-out windows. (Radoslav Stoklasa/TASR via AP)
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Ford Foundation to divest millions from fossil fuels

The Ford Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, announced Monday that it will divest millions from fossil fuels, following similar investment decisions made by other sizable foundations in recent years
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Belarus suspends routine medical care to focus on COVID-19

Belarus has ordered a halt to routine medical care at state clinics in order to devote more resources to coronavirus patients
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens to World Health organization Director for Europe Hans Kluge during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
October 18

Industrial production falls 1.3% as effects from Ida linger

The Federal Reserve reported Monday that U.S. industrial production fell 1.3% in September, much more than expected as the lingering effects of Hurricane Ida continue to stymie activity
October 18
FILE - A pair of unsold 2021 sports-utility vehicles—Outback at left, Forester on right— sit in an otherwise empty storage lot at a Subaru dealership in Littleton, Colo., in this Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, file photo. U.S. industrial production fell 1.3% in September, the Federal Reserve reported Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Manufacturing output fell 0.7%, dragged down by a 7.2% decline in motor vehicles and parts as shortages of semiconductors continued to thwart the industry. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 18

Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success

Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story
October 18
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2021, file photo, people walk through the famed Kabukicho entertainment district of Tokyo on the first night of the government's lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency. Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Case numbers are way down, but experts worry that without knowing how exactly it cut cases so drastically, the nation may be in store for another devastating wave like during the summer. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
October 18

Russia's coronavirus infections exceed 8 million

Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million and the daily infection toll hit a new record
October 18
Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having coronavirus on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
October 18

Ford to make electric power units in northwest England

Ford Motor Co. plans to spend up to 230 million pounds to turn a transmission factory in northwest England into a plant that will make electric power units for cars and trucks sold throughout Europe
October 18
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2021 file photo, a view of a Ford logo on signage at Country Ford in Graham, N.C. Ford Motor Co. plans to spend up to 230 million pounds ($315 million) to turn a transmission factory in northwest England into a plant that will make electric power units for cars and trucks sold throughout Europe. The carmaker said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 that the Halewood plant would begin producing the power units, which replace the engine and transmission used in internal combustion engines, by mid-2024. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
October 18

Coast Guard: 1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline

Investigators believe a massive cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline
October 18
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 file photo, Workers in protective suits clean the contaminated beach in Corona Del Mar after an oil spill in Newport Beach, Calif. California's uneasy relationship with the oil industry is being tested again by the latest spill to foul beaches and kill birds and fish off Orange County. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 18

This Week: Tesla earns, US home sales, AmEx earns

Tesla reports its third-quarter results Wednesday
October 18
October 18

Asian shares slide as Chinese growth data disappoints

Asian shares are mostly lower after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September
October 18
People pass by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 18

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is on a mission to save American jobs — one computer chip at a time
October 18
October 17

China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

The economy grew by 4.9% over a year ago in the three months ending in September
October 17
People walk along a riverbank near a commercial office buildings under construction in Tongzhou, outskirts of Beijing, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. China’s economy is losing steam as President Xi Jinping's government cracks down on corporate debt and energy use in pursuit of more stable, sustainable growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 17

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Celebrities have joined Prince William in London for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize
October 17
Yemi Alade, left, and Emma Thompson pose for photographers upon arrival at The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, in London, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)
October 17

‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office

“Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters
October 17
This image released by Universal Pictures shows the character Michael Myers in "Halloween Kills," directed by David Gordon Green. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 17

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike's impact

Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker’s factories will mean for their livelihoods
October 17
October 17

Louisiana gators thrive, so farmers' return quota may drop

Farmers must return a percentage to marshes where their eggs were laid.
October 17
FILE - An alligator swims in the Maurepas Swamp, thirty miles outside New Orleans, in Ruddock, La., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Once-endangered alligators are thriving in the wild, so Louisiana authorities are proposing another cut in the percentage that farmers must return to marshes where their eggs were laid. The big armored reptiles don't breed well in captivity, so farmers are allowed to collect eggs from wild nests, as long as they return a percentage as youngsters too big for most other animals to eat. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
October 17

In quiet debut, Alzheimer's drug finds questions, skepticism

Persistent concerns about the first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years are curbing access more than four months after regulators approved it
October 17
October 16

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

As pandemic-era traffic fatalities spike, the U.S. agency in charge of auto safety is struggling with a backlog of safety rules ordered by Congress that are years overdue
October 16
In this Oct. 12, 2021, photo, David and Wendy Mills, parents of Kailee Mills who was killed four years ago in an automobile accident when riding in the back seat without a seat belt, with a photo of their daughter at their home in Spring, Texas. The teenager was riding in the back seat of a car to a Halloween party in 2017 just a mile from her house when she unfastened her seat belt to slide next to her friend and take a selfie. Moments later, the driver veered off the road and the car flipped, ejecting her. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
October 16

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

A bitcoin operation in central New York has taken over a power plant to find cheap energy for currency mining in a move that has alarmed environmentalists
October 16
Smokestacks from the Greenridge Generation power plant tower above nearby homes, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Dresden, N.Y. One Bitcoin mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution in finding cheap energy to run the power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency: It took over Greenidge Generation which now produces about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers, plus additional electricity it sends into the state's power grid. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 16

New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta

One of the world's largest elevator towers will test elevators of the future.
October 16
October 16

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Frustrated with low prices, ranchers look to open new slaughterhouses
October 16
FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, cattle occupy a feedlot in Columbus, Neb. Frustrated with persistently low prices, ranchers and others in the beef industry are moving to reverse decades of consolidation and planning to open new slaughterhouses. The plants will be smaller than those owned by the four beef company giants that now slaughter over 80% of the nation's cattle. That has led to some skepticism about whether the new plants will succeed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 16

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians have gathered in Rome a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy’s most powerful labor confederation
October 16
Demonstrators take part in a march organized by Italy's main labor unions, in Rome's St. John Lateran square, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The march was called a week after protesters, armed with sticks and metal bars, smashed their way into the headquarters of CGIL, a left-leaning union, and trashed its office, during a demonstration to protest a government rule requiring COVID-19 vaccines or negative tests for workers to enter their offices. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 16

Cyprus, Egypt sign deal to speed up electricity grid linkage

Cyprus’ energy minister says an undersea cable linking the electricity grids of Cyprus and Egypt could be key to helping both countries transition to a green economy
October 16
October 16

Biden says he's open to shortening length of new programs

President Joe Biden says he would prefer to slash the length of the new and expanded programs in his $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change legislation, rather than eliminate programs entirely
October 16
President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Capitol Child Development Center, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15

Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case

A former Boeing employee has pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud in connection with development of the 737 Max before two of the planes crashed
October 15
FILE - An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. A former Boeing test pilot pleaded not guilty Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, to charges that he deceived regulators by withholding information about a key system that played a role in two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 15

China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps, Audible

Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China
October 15
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus try out the latest iPhone 13 handsets at an Apple Store in Beijing. Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, in the latest examples of the country’s tightening rules for internet firms. Audible said in a statement Friday, Oct. 15, that it removed its app from the Apple store in mainland China last month “due to permit requirements.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 15

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Major indexes ended higher again on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best week since July
October 15
October 15

Stocks end higher, giving S&P 500 its best week since July

Stocks ended higher again on Wall Street Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best week since July
October 15
Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Asian shares were higher Friday after technology companies powered the biggest gain on Wall Street since March. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 15

Alcoa, Goldman Sachs rise; Duck Creek, Corsair Gaming fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Alcoa, Goldman Sachs rise; Duck Creek, Corsair Gaming fall
October 15
October 15

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
October 15
October 15

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed booster doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine
October 15
FILE - In this March 3, 2021 file photo, a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y. U.S. health advisers are meeting Friday, Oct. 15, to tackle who needs boosters of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration also will examine data suggesting that booster of a competing brand might provide better protection. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 15

After Alitalia's demise, ITA airline launches with new look

Italy’s new national airline has made its inaugural flight and unveiled its new name and logo
October 15
Fabio Lazzerini, left, CEO of new national carrier ITA, poses with President Alfredo Altavilla during the presentation in Rome, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Italy’s new national carrier ITA made its inaugural flight Friday and unveiled its new name and logo, recycling the red-white-and-green brand of its Alitalia origins but trying to chart a new future. ITA, or Italy Air Transport, officially launched Friday after the bankrupt Alitalia made its last flights Thursday night, ending a 74-year business history. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
October 15

Pfizer-BioNTech ask EU agency to OK vaccine for kids 5-11

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company BioNTech have requested to have their coronavirus vaccine licensed for children ages 5 to 11 across the European Union
October 15
FILE - In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion. The pharmaceuticals Pfizer and BioNTech say they have requested that their coronavirus vaccine be licensed for children aged 5 to 11 across the European Union. If authorized, it would be the first opportunity for younger children in Europe to be get immunized against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 15

Goldman Sachs' profits jump 60% helped by deal-making frenzy

Goldman Sachs’ profits jumped 60% from a year earlier, as the deal-making bonanza that dominated financial markets this summer brought in hundreds of millions of dollars in fee revenue for the investment bank
October 15
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs' profits jumped 60% in the third quarter, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, as the deal-making bonanza that dominated financial markets this summer brought in hundreds of millions of dollars in fee revenue for the investment bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15

Resilient shoppers push retail sales up 0.7% in September

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even as they face sticker shock at the grocery stores and elsewhere and even as snarled global supply chains are limiting the flow of goods
October 15
A lone shopper pushes a cart past a display for Christmas sales in a Costco warehouse late Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Lone Tree, Colo. Companies that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it unlikely they’ll find all the workers they need. For shoppers, it might mean a less than jolly holiday shopping experience, with bare store shelves and online orders that take longer than usual to fill. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 15

Japanese billionaire gets ready for December space mission

A forthcoming flight to space by a Japanese billionaire will let the public have a closer look at life on board the orbiting outpost
October 15
Space flight participant Yusaku Maezawa attends a training session ahead of the expedition to the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A Japanese fashion tycoon who's booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first. Yusaku Maezawa announced that he's bought two seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule. He'll blast off in December on the 12-day mission with his production assistant and a professional cosmonaut. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 15

3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

Three German parties have announced that they aim to open formal coalition talks, moving a big step closer to a new government that would send outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc into opposition
October 15
Annalena Baerbock, federal leader of the Green Party arrives at the venue for exploratory talks between the SPD, FDP and Greens on the formation of a new federal government after the Bundestag elections in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. She will be welcomed by Fridays for Future activists campaigning for tougher climate policies. The SPD, the Greens and the FDP want to agree on a decision-making basis for coalition negotiations that summarises the outcome of the negotiations so far. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
October 15

UK: 43,000 may have received false negative COVID results

British health officials say an estimated 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don’t have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory
October 15
A COVID-19 testing sight opposite Wolverhampton Science Park, England, where the Immensa Health laboratory is based Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. British health officials said Friday that 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don’t have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory. The U.K. Health Security Agency said the Immensa Health Clinic Ltd. lab in Wolverhampton, central England has been suspended from processing swabs after the false negatives. Will Welfare, the agency’s public health incident director, said it was working “to determine the laboratory technical issues” behind the inaccurate tests. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
October 15

EU agencies crack down on pandemic recovery fund fraud

European Union agencies are launching a year-long operation to crack down on fraud targeting the bloc’s multibillion euro COVID-19 pandemic recovery fund
October 15
October 15

EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear

The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
October 15
United Kingdom's Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost speaks with the media as he arrives for a lunch with European Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Brexit kicked into high gear again Friday, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)