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27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

November 25, 2020, 8:31am Nation & World

LASALLE, Ill. — State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans nursing home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff, and killed 27 veterans. Read story

Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become a good-humored symbol of resistance during anti-government rallies, are held by a protester during a rally Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. 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.

Thai protesters push on despite charges of royal defamation

Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become a good-humored symbol of resistance during anti-government rallies, are held by a protester during a rally Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. 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.

November 25, 2020, 8:27am Nation & World

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand took to the streets of the capital again on Wednesday as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy. Read story

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that it is still uncertain if a deal on the future relationship between the EU and the UK will be possible before the end of the year.

EU: Poland, Hungary should ask EU top court on rule of law

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that it is still uncertain if a deal on the future relationship between the EU and the UK will be possible before the end of the year.

November 25, 2020, 8:26am Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The EU’s top official advised Hungary and Poland Wednesday to take their objections to a proposed mechanism linking the bloc’s money to respect of the rule of law to the European Court of Justice — instead of blocking a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery package. Read story

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. Slogan reads 'stop the globalization policies'.

Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again

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. Slogan reads 'stop the globalization policies'.

November 25, 2020, 8:20am Nation & World

BERLIN — A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver, who authorities say had been involved in an almost identical incident six years ago, was detained. Read story

A Tigray refugee girl who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, sits on aid she received from the UNHCR and WFP at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Ethiopian leader rejects international ‘interference’ in war

A Tigray refugee girl who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, sits on aid she received from the UNHCR and WFP at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

November 25, 2020, 8:20am Nation & World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday. Read story

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 Arguineguin dock on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria island, where several thousand people of different origin are being kept, some in tents.

8 migrants die as boat overturns near Spanish island

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 Arguineguin dock on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria island, where several thousand people of different origin are being kept, some in tents.

November 25, 2020, 8:19am Nation & World

MADRID — 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. Read story

Scotland to make period products freely available to all

November 25, 2020, 8:18am Health

LONDON — Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them - a move that leader Nicole Sturgeon says makes Scotland the first country in the world to do so. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, University of New Hampshire scientists monitor the health of seagrass in the Great Bay in Durham, N.H. Federal officials have finalized a plan in November 2020 to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast.

EPA finalizes plan to help cut pollution in New Hampshire’s Great Bay

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, University of New Hampshire scientists monitor the health of seagrass in the Great Bay in Durham, N.H. Federal officials have finalized a plan in November 2020 to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast.

November 25, 2020, 6:02am Nation & World

Federal officials finalized a plan Tuesday to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem. Read story

A resident walking through a flooded street Nov. 6 looks back at storm damage caused by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras.

Hurricanes could spur migration

A resident walking through a flooded street Nov. 6 looks back at storm damage caused by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras.

November 25, 2020, 6:00am Nation & World

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding. Read story

President Donald Trump pardons Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden on Tuesday as first lady Melania Trump watches.

Trump skips turkey jokes, gives thanks for virus vaccines

President Donald Trump pardons Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden on Tuesday as first lady Melania Trump watches.

November 24, 2020, 10:24pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Nostalgia was in and jokes were out Tuesday as President Donald Trump offered a reprieve to a pair of meaty turkeys at the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony at the White House. Read story