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Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Li Zhanguo's two children, ages 4 and 8, don't have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. "If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don't closely monitor their screen time, they can play ...

Protesters target London’s major ring road for 4th time

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized on Monday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's major ring road but said the road blocks would continue unless a dialogue opens up. For the ...

Tensions soar at Kosovo-Serbia border over license plates

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions soared Monday at Kosovo's border with Serbia as Kosovo deployed riot police while Serbs protested a move by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Kosovo special police with armored vehicles were sent to ...

Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar

ROME (AP) — A Rome court has rejected a request by Venezuela to extradite its former oil czar to face corruption charges, citing the country's record in violating human rights, his Italian lawyer said Monday. Rafael Ramirez, the longtime head of Venezuela's PDVSA state oil company, fled to ...

‘Crisis of trust’: France bristles at US submarine deal

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's top diplomat declared Monday that there is a "crisis of trust" in the United States after a Pacific defense deal stung France and left Europe wondering about its longtime ally across the Atlantic. France canceled meetings with British and Australian officials ...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Claile Bazile doesn't know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S. in the past couple of days. The ...

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there's not much she can do about it. Her hope is that the government ...

India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus ...

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their "completely dysfunctional" relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest ...

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N. headquarters in New York, ...

Lava from Spanish volcano heads toward sea; no injuries

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday he expects no injuries to people in the area after about 5,000 were evacuated. Lava was flowing on ...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong's next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national security police arrested ...

Pro-Kremlin party on course to retain majority in parliament

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party was on course Monday to retain the super majority needed to ensure President Vladimir Putin's continued grip on power after parliamentary elections that most opposition politicians were barred from and that were marred by multiple reports of ...

France apologizes to Algerians who fought for colonizers

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one fighter's daughter, Macron also ...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 28 hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with police, the Interior Ministry said. There was no immediate information available on his ...

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda says the man who inspired "Hotel Rwanda," Paul Rusesabagina, has been found guilty of terror-related offenses. Rusesabagina boycotted Monday's announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham." He has so far been ...

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians began voting Monday in an election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives: ...

UK’s Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter

LONDON (AP) — Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had a baby daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The baby, who was born on Saturday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 kilos). Her name was not immediately ...

India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus ...

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had "deep and grave concerns" that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused ...