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Climate activist: leaders must act in unison during crises

Climate activist: leaders must act in unison during crises

STOCKHOLM — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged world leaders to act together, based on scientists' advice, in addressing major crises from the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming.
New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — While most countries are working on ways to contain the coronavirus, New Zealand has set itself a much more ambitious goal: eliminating it altogether. And experts believe the country could pull it off.
Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced what he described as a “temporary suspension of immigration into the United States” on Tuesday. But the executive order would bar only those seeking permanent residency, not temporary workers.
South Korea downplays concerns over Kim Jong Un's health

South Korea downplays concerns over Kim Jong Un's health

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean officials reported no unusual activity in North Korea on Tuesday following unconfirmed media reports that leader Kim Jong Un was in fragile health after surgery.

Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House

WASHINGTON — A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing.
Mantel, Evaristo among finalists for fiction's Women's Prize

Mantel, Evaristo among finalists for fiction's Women's Prize

LONDON — Hilary Mantel’s Tudor blockbuster “The Mirror and the Light” and Bernardine Evaristo’s tapestry of black women’s stories, “Girl, Woman, Other,” are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction.
HBO Max set for May 27 launch, initial lineup announced

HBO Max set for May 27 launch, initial lineup announced

NEW YORK — The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27, AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, signalling that the so-called streaming wars won't subside because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo, Trump ready to meet after trading virus barbs, praise

Cuomo, Trump ready to meet after trading virus barbs, praise

WASHINGTON — Their back-and-forth during the coronavirus pandemic has included insults, sharply contrasting views on the role of the federal government and some moments of mutual admiration. Now President Donald Trump and New York Gov.
A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

A dark, twisted, heartfelt family pic in 'The Willoughbys'

LOS ANGELES — Maya Rudolph loves stories about unconventional families. It’s why her daughter brought Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys” to her attention well before she knew that there was a planned film adaptation.
Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday without fanfare

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday without fanfare

LONDON — Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 94th birthday with silence Tuesday, as the nation in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic forgoes the usual gun salutes and ringing of bells.