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Turkish court to issue verdict in rights activists' trial

February 19, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A group of human rights activists delivered their final statements in their own defense on Wednesday before a court in Istanbul hands down a verdict in their closely-watched trial... more »»

 
 
 
Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends

February 19, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel, docked in Japan, that failed... more »»

China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in the city hit worst by an epidemic that... more »»

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

February 19, 2020

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of a plane almost six years ago wa... more »»

New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 more infections and 136 additional deaths as the top official in the outbreak's epicenter vowed to find and isolate... more »»

Ending Putin's support of Venezuela no easy feat for US

February 19, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue o... more »»

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. more »»

New virus cases in China fall for 2nd day, deaths top 2,000

February 19, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases in China continued to fall Wednesday, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China's leader said disease prevention and control was at “a... more »»

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to become an incubator for a new... more »»

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

February 18, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the... more »»

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new... more »»

UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

February 18, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced new post-Brexit immigration rules Tuesday that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. more »»

Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis

February 18, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Talks between Russia and Turkey meant to reduce tensions in northwestern Syria did not yield a “satisfactory result” for Ankara, but both sides agreed to continue... more »»

Turkish philanthropist detained in new case after acquittal

February 18, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges... more »»

France to end imam, teacher deals to counter extremism

February 18, 2020

MULHOUSE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling o... more »»

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

February 18, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S. more »»

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus

February 18, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Russia will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country due to the virus outbreak centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people worldwide, Russian... more »»

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

February 18, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court officials announced Tuesday, shaking up the final stretch of a contentious election campaign... more »»

Quarantined cruise ship in Japan became incubator for virus

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment: The ship seemed to serve as an incubator for the new... more »»

Turkish philanthropist kept jailed hours after acquittal

February 18, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors detained a prominent philanthropist for alleged ties to a 2016 coup attempt Tuesday night, just hours after a court acquitted him on terrorism-related charges... more »»

AP Interview: UN chief says new virus poses 'enormous' risks

February 18, 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday the virus outbreak that began in China poses “a very dangerous situation” for the world, but “is not out of contro. more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday February 19, 2020

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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