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India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever.
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said.
Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

HAVANA — Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a centre for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention.
Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

TOKYO — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May.
Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump still won't bring himself to concede the election he decisively lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline approval due to virus

Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus infections spreading.
Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S.
3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral.