Ruling party in ex-Soviet Georgia leads municipal elections

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The ruling party in ex-Soviet republic Georgia is leading in partial results from nationwide municipal elections, but the mayoral contests in the country’s four largest cities likely will need runoffs. The Central Elections Commission said Sunday that tallies from about 39% of precincts showed the ruling Georgian Dream party with about… Continue reading Ruling party in ex-Soviet Georgia leads municipal elections

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Sabalenka positive for virus, out of BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka says she has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the upcoming BNP Paribas Open. The Belarusian player was due to be top-seeded for the Oct. 4-17 tournament at Indian Wells after No. 1-ranked Wimbledon champion Ash Barty withdrew to rest at home in Australia. “Unfortunately… Continue reading Sabalenka positive for virus, out of BNP Paribas Open

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Algeria blasts French leader, recalls ambassador from France

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria has accused its former colonial ruler France of “genocide” and announced the recall of its ambassador from Paris in anger over what it said were “inadmissible” comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron. The sharp escalation in tensions also follows a French decision to slash the number of visas issued… Continue reading Algeria blasts French leader, recalls ambassador from France

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Dubai’s Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world’s fair during the pandemic, as the prestigious event draws scrutiny of labor conditions in the United Arab Emirates. When asked at a press conference… Continue reading Dubai’s Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19

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Distribution problems, hesitancy slow Uganda vaccination bid

GULU, Uganda (AP) — The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working. If the power supply didn’t stabilize, he said, he would have to requisition fuel and start the… Continue reading Distribution problems, hesitancy slow Uganda vaccination bid

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Officials: Clashes among separatists in south Yemen kill 10

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes between Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates and a rival splinter group in the southern port city of Aden killed at least 10 people including four civilians Saturday, security officials said. The fighting has taken place in Aden’s residential neighborhood of Crater, where the presidential palace and other… Continue reading Officials: Clashes among separatists in south Yemen kill 10

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The AP Top 25 Fared

Saturday No. 1 Alabama (5-0) beat No. 12 Mississippi 42-21. Next: at No. 15 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 2 Georgia (5-0) beat No. 8 Arkansas 37-0. Next: at No. 22 Auburn, Saturday. No. 3 Oregon (4-1) lost to Stanford 31-24, OT. Next: vs. California, Friday, Oct. 15. No. 4 Penn St. (5-0) beat Indiana 24-0.… Continue reading The AP Top 25 Fared

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