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European Commissioner for Europe fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference on European Data Governance at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Union is laying out new standards for data giving Europeans more control over their personal information as it seeks to counter the power of U.S. and Chinese tech companies. The EU's executive Commission on Wednesday proposed new rules on the handling of data that would...
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Migrants sit in Arguineguin port after their rescue in Gran Canaria island, Spain on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Spanish rescue services said Wednesday at least seven people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Many of the rescued were taken to the Arguineguín dock on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria island, where several thousand people of different origin are being kept, some in tents. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
November 25, 2020 - 8:03 am
MADRID (AP) — At least eight people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spanish rescue services said Wednesday. The boat was one of 17 intercepted in the islands' waters in the past 24 hours. About 450 people...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 2, 2016 file photo, participants walk towards the Parliament building during the Pride March of the 21th Budapest Pride LGBTQ Festival in Budapest, Hungary. A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents. The move marks a challenge to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.(Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP, File)
November 25, 2020 - 8:00 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians. In its decision last...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians walk past a business storefront with store closing and sale signs in Dedham, Mass. The U.S. economy plunged at a record rate in the spring but is poised to break a record for an increase in the just-ending July-September quarter. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the gross domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, fell at a rate of 31.4% in the April-June quarter, only slightly changed from the 31.7% drop estimated one month ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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November 25, 2020 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy rebounded at a record pace of 33.1% in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the first estimate a month ago. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the specter of a...
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German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a questioning of the Federal Government as part of a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. On Wednesday Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military until a change of policy in 2000. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 7:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago. The decision comes two months after Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer issued an...
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Christmas lights are lit up on New Bond Street in Mayfair, London, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
November 25, 2020 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government has ditched its long-standing target for overseas aid in order to finance other spending priorities in the year ahead as the pandemic caused the deepest recession in more than three centuries. In a statement to lawmakers on Wednesday, Treasury chief Rishi Sunak...
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FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov. 25, that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings “have traversed political, social, and ideological bounds and framed a self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
November 25, 2020 - 7:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize-winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings “have traversed political, social, and ideological...
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/// A protester wearing a headgear designed as a yellow duck, which has become a good-humored symbol of resistance during anti-government rallies, sits in front of police standing guard outside the Siam Commercial Bank Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai authorities have escalated their legal battle against the students leading pro-democracy protests, charging 12 of them with violating a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
November 25, 2020 - 5:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand on Wednesday again took to the streets of the capital, even as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. On Tuesday, police had issued summonses for 12 protest leaders...
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FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second." The former Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry have a son, Archie, born in 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
November 25, 2020 - 5:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others. Meghan described the miscarriage in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday, writing that “I knew, as I clutched my...
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A car stand in front of the chancellery after it crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellors Angela Merkel’s offices in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. The slogan on the car reads: 'Stop the globalisation policy". (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 5:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning, but the incident appeared to have caused little damage, Berlin police said. Officers were on the scene investigating the crash at the German chancellery. Police...
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