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Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same.
Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

MADISON, Wis.
A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season

Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheque to paycheque .
London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London and its surrounding areas will be placed under Britain's highest level of coronavirus restrictions beginning Wednesday as infections rise rapidly in the capital, the health secretary said Monday, adding that a new variant of the virus may be t
Germany's health minister urges EU to approve vaccine faster

Germany's health minister urges EU to approve vaccine faster

BERLIN — Germany's health minister demanded that the European Union's regulatory agency work faster to approve a coronavirus vaccine and bring an end to the suffering on the continent, but the head of the agency said Monday that his team is already w
Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for charity song

LONDON — Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a special charity Christmas single.
'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jiddah suffered an explosion early Monday after being hit by “an external source,” a shipping company said, suggesting another vessel has come under attack off the kingdom am
Indonesia police: Top terror suspect mastermind of attacks

Indonesia police: Top terror suspect mastermind of attacks

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian authorities said Monday that a top terror suspect arrested last week was the architect of a series of deadly attacks and sectarian conflicts in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

CAIRO — The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration has removed Sudan from the U.S.
EU's chief negotiator still hopes to clinch EU-UK trade deal

EU's chief negotiator still hopes to clinch EU-UK trade deal

BRUSSELS — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he still firmly believes that a post-Brexit trade agreement is possible, and whittled down the major outstanding disputes to be settled ahead of the New Year to just two.