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Syrian on trial in Germany for killing man, injuring another

BERLIN — A Syrian man went on trial Monday accused of killing a German man and seriously injuring another in an attack last year that prosecutors said was motivated by Islamic extremist ideology. The trial of Abdullah A.H.H.
Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

LOS ANGELES — In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity.
Huawei, HSBC agree on document deal for extradition case

Huawei, HSBC agree on document deal for extradition case

HONG KONG — Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei said Monday that it has reached an agreement with HSBC in Hong Kong to obtain documents that its chief financial office Meng Wanzhou hopes will help prevent her extradition to the U.S.
Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

Chilly weather doesn't dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

LONDON — People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers, restaurant patios and beer gardens reopened Monday after months of lockdown.
For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin's defence attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other.
Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

MOSCOW — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control: “I’m burning. Goodbye, comrades.
Cyclone damages Australian towns and cuts power to 31,500

Cyclone damages Australian towns and cuts power to 31,500

PERTH, Australia — A destructive cyclone has damaged several towns on Australia's western coast, shattering windows, snapping trees and knocking out power. There have been no reports of serious injuries.
Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

Danes vaccinate 100,000 people in a day to test system

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s Health Minister declared Monday “the big vaccine day," with 100,000 people to be vaccinated in one day as officials test the system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people as that will be vaccinated each day.
Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools

Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools

ATHENS, Greece — High schools have reopened in Greece to students in the final three grades with the mandatory use of test kits for COVID-19 being rolled out across the country to help with mass screening for infections, with an eye to further reopen
Thailand sees record new infections ahead of major festival

Thailand sees record new infections ahead of major festival

BANGKOK — Thailand reported 985 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, and health officials said they were worried the number of new infections could be far higher after this week's traditional Th