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Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman

Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s military kicked off a ground forces drill on Tuesday along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported, the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is holding amid escalating tensions over its nuclear program
Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?

WASHINGTON — Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big.

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Group: Billion in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021

Group: Billion in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021

KABUL — Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organization said Tuesday and called for $1.3 billion in new funds for aid. Just over 18 million Afghans, including 9.
Spain's rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

Spain's rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

MADRID — As soon as the lifeless body is silently pushed away on a stretcher, a cleaning battalion moves into the intensive care box.

1 dead, 27 migrants found on Greek island of Lesbos

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's coast guard says three men reported missing after a group of migrants were rescued in a remote part of the Aegean island of Lesbos have been found alive and well.
Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

BEIJING — Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China’s banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% last year as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Tuesday.
After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Relief workers struggled Tuesday to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a strong earthquake killed at least 90 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.
Joe Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders

Joe Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul. Overshadowing everything at the very start is Biden's effort to win congressional approval of a $1.
European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

European car sales suffer worst plunge ever in pandemic

MILAN — European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry. New car registrations sank by 23.7%, or 3 million vehicles, to 9.