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Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan bookend Prada menswear show

MILAN (AP) — Jeff Goldblum infused Milan Fashion Week with some levity on Sunday as he shimmied down the Prada runway in a dark overcoat that cast a dramatic silhouette. The latest menswear collection in the two-year-old collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons as co-creative ...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume of ash, ...

Beijing reports first local omicron case ahead of Olympics

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start. The infected person lives and works in the city's northwestern district of Haidian and had no travel history outside of Beijing for the ...

Kazakhstan raises death toll to 225 in days of protests

MOSCOW (AP) — A top law-enforcement official in Kazakhstan said Saturday that 225 people died during the violent demonstrations that shook the country this month, a significantly higher number than previously announced. Serik Shalabayev, head of the criminal prosecution service in the ...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France's presidential election in April, promising to push back against the "discourse of hate" that has stained the campaign and seeking to unite France's long-fractured ...

Protesters clash with Greek police over university eviction

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A protest march by 1,500 far-left activists in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki turned violent Saturday towards its end, when some protesters threw firebombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas. Police prevented the ...

UN envoy visits Western Sahara camps in new peace push

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The U.N. envoy for the disputed Western Sahara visited refugee camps in Algeria on Saturday housing those displaced by fighting decades ago, in a renewed effort to find a diplomatic solution for the territory. Staffan de Mistura's visit to camps in Smara, shown on ...

Kazakhstan activists recall path from protest to bloodshed

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — The mass protests in Kazakhstan began peacefully over the New Year's weekend, with marchers denouncing a sharp rise in fuel prices. They spread quickly from the western part of the Central Asian nation to more populous areas, eventually reaching its largest city of ...

The AP Interview: Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday, offering the first timeline for addressing a key demand of the international ...

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader’s slaying

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was in ...

Hundreds of migrants set off from Honduras toward US border

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan Saturday from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Hundreds of young men, women and children, most from Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba, had gathered overnight and early morning at ...

Verdict soon in Djokovic’s deportation case in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A court hearing for tennis star Novak Djokovic's appeal against deportation in Australia ended Sunday and a verdict was expected within hours. Federal Court Chief Justice James Allsop said he and two fellow judges hoped to reach a verdict later Sunday. The ...

COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themes

GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row, but organizers still hope to catapult the world into thinking about the future with a ...

Senior ECB official: rate rise too soon could choke recovery

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Central Bank official says that raising interest rates prematurely could "choke off the recovery," comments that come as inflation in the 19-nation euro area has hit a record rate. The European Union's statistical office said Jan. 7 that the annual inflation ...

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of color from thousands of free bunches of tulips being handed out. National Tulip Day ...

Hezbollah, ally end Cabinet boycott in crisis-hit Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its main Shiite ally said Saturday they are ending their boycott of Cabinet meetings after a three-month deadlock that has worsened the small nation's unprecedented economic meltdown. The two Shiite groups said in a joint statement they ...

GSK rejects $68b Unilever bid for consumer healthcare unit

LONDON (AP) — The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said Saturday it has rejected an unsolicited 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid from Unilever for its consumer healthcare goods unit, a joint venture it controls in a partnership with Pfizer. The London-based company said in a ...

Serbian environmental protesters reject lithium mining plans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Environmental protesters demanding the cancelation of plans for lithium mining in western Serbia took to the streets again Saturday, blocking key roads and for the first time a border crossing. Traffic on the Balkan nation's main north-south highway was halted for ...

Italian menswear innovator Nino Cerruti dies at 91

MILAN (AP) — Nino Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died, Italian media reported Saturday. He was 91. Cerruti died in northwestern Italy, where his family has operated a textile ...

Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers seem to have decided on the answer, but the question remains: Have the pandemic lockdowns emboldened men to embrace a more feminine silhouette, including skirts, mini-dresses and cape coats? The Milan Fashion Week of previews for next winter and fall ...