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GOP's McConnell: Trump morally responsible for Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON — In his speech from the Senate floor, Sen. Mitch McConnell delivered a scalding denunciation of Donald Trump, calling him “morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

CAIRO — American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said Saturday.
Lebanon administers 1st vaccines to health workers, elderly

Lebanon administers 1st vaccines to health workers, elderly

BEIRUT — Lebanon administered Sunday its first jabs of COVID-19 vaccine, with an intensive care unit physician and a well-known 93-year-old comedian becoming the first to receive Pfizer-BioNTech doses.

Turkey says 13 of its citizens killed by militants in N.Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey — Troops have found the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens abducted by Kurdish insurgents in a cave complex in northern Iraq, the Turkish defence minister said Sunday.
Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants

Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants

BERLIN — Germany on Sunday implemented tight border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol province in an effort to stem the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants.
2 impeachment trials, 2 escape hatches for Donald Trump

2 impeachment trials, 2 escape hatches for Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's first impeachment trial centred on a phone call Americans never heard with the leader of a country very far away. The trial went on for two weeks of he-said-she-said.
Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump

Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump

WASHINGTON — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House.
Powerful Japan quake sets off landslide, minor injuries

Powerful Japan quake sets off landslide, minor injuries

TOKYO — Residents in northeastern Japan on Sunday cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged buildings and parts of bullet train lines and caused power blackouts for thousands
Burmese in Japan march in protest of military coup

Burmese in Japan march in protest of military coup

TOKYO — Thousands of people from Myanmar living in Japan marched in downtown Tokyo on Sunday to protest the military coup back home, some holding photos of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and signs deploring the loss of human rights.
Firefighters battle Afghan-Iran border blaze for a 2nd day

Firefighters battle Afghan-Iran border blaze for a 2nd day

KABUL — Firefighters struggled for a second day Sunday to battle a massive fire that began when a fuel tanker exploded at a major crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, officials said.