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Untroubled waters: Bridge transported along Rotterdam river

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A 200-meter (656-foot)-long bridge took a slow cruise through the heart of Rotterdam on Monday, heading for its new home near the city's busy port area.
Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's finance ministry said Monday that sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and a former subsidiary have filed 22 lawsuits to recover assets worth over $23 billion from various institutions and individuals.
Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

BERLIN — The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year.
Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.
Blake Shelton joins drive to help feed out-of-work musicians

Blake Shelton joins drive to help feed out-of-work musicians

For more than a year now, the state of America's live music industry has been a grim one.
New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

WASHINGTON — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future.

Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire for Muslim holiday

KABUL — The Taliban on Monday announced a three-day cease-fire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan this week.
Nepal prime minister loses confidence vote in parliament

Nepal prime minister loses confidence vote in parliament

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament Monday, ending his attempt to show he has enough support to remain in office. Only 93 lawmakers backed Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, while 124 voted against him.
Capitol rioters make questionable claims about police

Capitol rioters make questionable claims about police

PHOENIX — Joshua Matthew Black said in a YouTube video that he was protecting the officer at the U.S. Capitol who had been pepper sprayed and fallen to the ground as the crowd rushed the building entrance on Jan. 6.

At least 6 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Police in Somalia say at least six people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.
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