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Ban On Israeli Imports Could Stand Between Ireland and A New Government

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President ‘Worried’ As South Africa’s Virus Cases Rise Fast

By GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's numbers of COVID-19 are “rising fast,” according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who says that he's worried. More than half of South Africa’s more than 50,000 confirmed cases have...

Divisions Between Europe and U.S. Resurface as NATO Starts Weighing Future

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Africa’s Essential Truckers say They Face Virus Stigma

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA and TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAMANGA, Kenya (AP) — They haul food, fuel and other essential supplies along sometimes dangerous roads during tough economic times. But Africa's long-distance truckers say they are increasingly being accused of carrying...

Protesters Support Floyd, Black Lives Matter on 3 Continents

By RICK RYCROFT and FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Australia and Europe to honor George Floyd and to voice support Saturday for what is becoming an international Black Lives Matter movement, as a...

Floyd Case Restokes Anger Over Death of Black Man in France

By THOMAS ADAMSON and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Churning U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd have revived anger in France over police violence, systemic racism and the complicated case of Adama Traore, a Black Frenchman...

Despite Global Reopening Push, Some Jobs are Gone for Good

By ANGELA CHARLTON and TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren't coming back. That's the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the world, from restaurants in...

In Unusual Move, US Embassies in Africa Speak Up on Floyd

By Cara Anna The Associated Press As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one...

Apple Music Launches Its 1st Radio Show in Africa

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By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced May 28 that "Africa Now Radio with Cuppy" will debut May 31 and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular...

AMERICAN DIARY: To Be Black and a Journalist at this Moment

By Amanda Barrett The Associated Press For many Americans, "space" means leaving the Earth's atmosphere and exploring the galaxy. They think of this weekend's Space X launch. Or going where no one has gone before on "Star Trek." But the concept of...

World Alarmed by Violence in US; Thousands March in London

By Danica Kirka The Associated Press Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a Black man being detained by police. But they have not been...

Bethlehem Nativity Church Reopens After Coronavirus Closure

By The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Bethlehem's storied Church of the Nativity reopened to visitors on Tuesday, after a nearly three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The church, built over the spot where Christians believe Jesus was...

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