Top Headlines for July 08, 2020

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Power Tussle in Nepal Ruling Party as China Influence Grows

    Nepal's prime minister could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring India and as Chinese influence grows in the country.
  • WHO Says Sri Lanka and Maldives Eliminate Measles, Rubella

    Sri Lanka and Maldives have become the first two countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region to eliminate both measles and rubella ahead of a 2023 target, the U.N. health agency announced Wednesday.
  • Dutch Police Arrest Farmers Protesting Emission Cuts

    Dutch police arrested dozens of farmers Wednesday who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at government plans to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide.
  • New French PM Defends Promotion of Minister Accused of Rape

    France’s new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws.
  • Suicide Attack, Roadside Bomb Kill 6 Police in Afghanistan

    A suicide truck bomber targeted a police district headquarters in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, killing three officers, a local official said. Three other police officers, including a district police chief, were killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Ghazni province.
  • AP Was There: Graf Beats Navratilova at Wimbledon Again

    EDITOR'S NOTE – Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One memorable head-to-head rivalry was Steffi Graf vs. Martina Navratilova, who met in three consecutive Wimbledon finals from 1987-89. The following story, about their third title match there, was sent July 9, 1989.
  • German Prosecutors Close Probe of 1980 Oktoberfest Bombing

    German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a deadly far-right attack on Munich’s Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived the probe in hopes that new testimony might point to previously unknown co-conspirators.
  • Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Now Above a Half-Million

    Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases.
  • China Dismisses Australian Warning of Arbitrary Detention

    The Chinese Embassy on Wednesday dismissed Australia's warning to travelers of arbitrary detention in China as 'ridiculous' and 'disinformation' in the latest diplomatic spat to mar a deteriorating relationship.
  • UK Treasury Chief Plans Boost to Youth Jobs

    British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak on Wednesday is set to announce a 2-billion-pound ($2.5 billion) program to create jobs for young people as the government tries to revive an economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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