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Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

MILAN — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment.
Trump skips Asian summits as China set to expand influence

Trump skips Asian summits as China set to expand influence

HANOI, Vietnam — President Donald Trump skipped summits with his Asian counterparts for the third year in a row on Saturday, even as rival China is set to expand its influence with a massive free trade deal in the region.
Lebanese general was in Syria over missing American reporter

Lebanese general was in Syria over missing American reporter

BEIRUT — A top Lebanese security official said Saturday that he visited Syria for two days to speak with officials there about American journalist Austin Tice, who has been missing in the war-torn country since 2012. Maj. Gen.
Pakistan says it has evidence of India sponsoring attacks

Pakistan says it has evidence of India sponsoring attacks

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday said India was sponsoring “terrorism” aimed at destabilizing the country and targeting its economic partnership with China, accusations that top Pakistani officials delivered at a dramatic press conference.
UK nurse accused in murder of 8 babies denied bail

UK nurse accused in murder of 8 babies denied bail

LONDON — A British judge has denied bail to a nurse accused of murdering eight babies and the attempted murder of 10 other infants in a hospital’s neonatal unit.

Trump, still not conceding defeat, trumpets vaccine progress

WASHINGTON — Gliding over significant challenges still to come, President Donald Trump offered a rosy update on the race for a vaccine for the resurgent coronavirus as he delivered his first public remarks since his defeat by President-elect Joe Bide
Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.

Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.

Democrats won the popular vote in this year's presidential election yet again, marking seven out of eight straight presidential elections that the party has reached that milestone. And, for some Democrats, that's worrisome.

Asia Today: India virus surge continues in New Delhi

NEW DELHI — India's overall tally of new coronavirus cases remained steady on Saturday, but officials were watching a surge of cases in the capital that comes as people socialize during the festival season.

North Dakota mandates masks, capacity limits as virus surges

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered a statewide mask mandate and imposed several business restrictions late Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has stressed the state’s hospital capacity.

Progressives look to make early mark on Biden White House

WILMINGTON, Del. — Leading progressives are pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to embrace their policy agenda even as more centrist Democrats argue such proposals prevented the party from retaking full control of Congress.