Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting at The Venetian hotel-casino Nov. 6,

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

Chris Christie is everywhere.

Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media in Nantucket, Mass., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.
Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden's poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19.

Biden will visit Minnesota to tout new infrastructure law

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The White House announced that President Joe Biden will appear in Rosemount on Tuesday.
State will receive billions for roads, transportation, airports, high-speed internet and other projects.
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The new law expands some benefits for firefighters and other first responders.

New bipartisan law benefits first responders

President Joe Biden signed the Protecting America's First Responders Act into law earlier this month.
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Sen. Mark Koran, center, is the first chair of the new Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity. The bipartisan group of eight lawmakers elected Rep. K

New legislative commission begins work on studying Minnesota's cyber defenses

Bipartisan group looking for vulnerabilities, policy ideas.
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People lined up to get on an Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 26, 2021.

Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few days ago in South Africa.
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Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

The Dayton Board of Zoning Appeals has approved the city's request to demolish a 129-year-old historic building that once was the site of the Wright brothers' first bike shop.

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban's rule amid crisis

Afghanistan's Taliban prime minister defended the group's rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame for a worsening economic crisis and is working to repair the corruption of the ousted government. He also dismissed international pressure for the formation of a more inclusive Cabinet.

Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term

Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother's residency card as a child: "alien."

Amid riots, France to consider some autonomy for Guadeloupe

France's government is offering to discuss some autonomy for the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which has been wracked by virus-related rioting and strikes that reflect long-running frustrations over inequality with the French mainland.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment.
Relatives of miners near the entrance to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine, near the town of Belovo in the Kemerovo region, on Nov. 26, 2021.

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths.

German minister hopes patient transfers a 'wake-up call'

Germany's health minister said Saturday he hopes that the sight of air force planes transferring patients across the country will act as a "wake-up call" to millions who are still holding out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 positive Czech president discharged from hospital

Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer

The price to cross the English Channel varies according to the network of smugglers, between 3,000 and 7,000 euros ($3,380 and $8,000) though there are rumors of discounts.
Students from the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence.
A Burkinabe soldier walks past a French Armoured Personnel Carrier part of a French military convoy heading to Niger, stopped by protesters in Kaya, B

Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government's inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.

Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law'

Tens of thousands of Spanish police officers and their supporters marched in Madrid on Saturday to protest against government plans to reform a controversial security law known by critics as the "gag law."

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on their birth certificate.

Tunisia's interior ministry: Knife attacker known extremist

Tunisia's Interior Ministry has said that a man who attempted to attack security officials in central Tunis was a known extremist.

Algerians hold local elections amid anger over rising prices

Algerians are voting Saturday to elect mayors and regional leaders amid widespread worry and frustration over rising prices for basic goods, housing and health care.
A looted street in Honiara’s Chinatown, Solomon Islands, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's increasing links with China.