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Give us a week: Businesses urge clarity on England lockdown

Give us a week: Businesses urge clarity on England lockdown

LONDON — Business leaders urged the British government on Tuesday to give them at least a week's notice over what restrictions they will face when the lockdown in England expires in early December. With the four-week lockdown due to end on Dec.
A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and back

A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and back

FORT KENT, Maine — A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and back was complicated by coronavirus restrictions limiting movement from a town on one side of the St. John River to a Maine town on the other.
Squirrelly situation: Critter causes South Carolina outages

Squirrelly situation: Critter causes South Carolina outages

A section of South Carolina's capital city was without power Monday after a squirrel scurrying across equipment caused damage that led to a blackout. Dominion Energy said the critter caused the outages in downtown Columbia.
Beloved arts facility Poets House suspends operations

Beloved arts facility Poets House suspends operations

NEW YORK — One of the leading literary community and educational centres in the United States , Poets House, is suspending operations because of “challenges presented” by the coronavirus pandemic.
NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan

BRUSSELS — NATO could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, its chief warned Tuesday after a U.S.
UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

UK's Johnson allegedly brands powers for Scotland a disaster

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.
SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station

SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring.
Dangerous Hurricane Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast

Dangerous Hurricane Iota makes landfall on Nicaragua coast

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Powerful Hurricane Iota made landfall on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast late Monday, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by equally strong Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
Peru's Congress selects centrist lawmaker to be new leader

Peru's Congress selects centrist lawmaker to be new leader

LIMA, Peru — Peru’s political crisis appeared on the verge of resolution Monday as Congress cleared the way for an elder statesman and consensus candidate to become the country’s third president in a week.
Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a statewide mask mandate and enacted a limited version of one on Monday.
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