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  • After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade

    LONDON (AP) — Fresh from charming leaders at the Group of Seven summit, Queen Elizabeth II was back at her residence at Windsor Castle on Saturday to view a military parade to mark her official birthday.
  • Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the Group of Seven leaders gather at a summit where they will also unveil an infrastructure plan meant to compete with Beijing’s efforts in the developing world.
  • G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox

    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Group of Seven leaders brought pledges to share vaccine doses and make a fairer global economy Friday to a seaside summit in England, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic should not be allowed to leave a “lasting scar” on the world.
  • The curtain rises on the Tribeca Festival, and New York, too

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 20th Tribeca Festival is aiming to not just rebuild itself after its 2020 edition was largely scuttled by the pandemic, but to help revitalize its hometown.
  • The Latest: Germany cautiously opens beer gardens, cafes

    BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to behave responsibly as large parts of the country relax more pandemic restrictions at the start of the Pentecost weekend.
  • Florida's amusement parks loosen pandemic mask requirements

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies after the federal government loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus.
  • NYC cleared to reopen zoos, play ball; museums stay shut

    New York City was cleared Friday to take the next step in its reopening next week, allowing movie and TV crews to film, zoos to welcome reduced crowds, professional sports teams to play to empty seats. Visitors are set to return to the island that houses the Statue of Liberty — but not the statue itself.
  • Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

    Joe Ely, "Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack 'Em Records)
  • Rain, art and winter wonderlands at Paris Fashion Week

    PARIS - Haunting music greeted drizzled-on VIP guests, including singer Janelle Monáe, who braved torrential rains in Paris to get to Valentino's experimental fashion show near the Invalides monument on Sunday. At Issey Miyake, a lone artist strode out to create an artistic installation on a vast white sheet of wall paper that had guests reaching for their cameras. Here are some highlights of the fall-winter 2020 ready-to-wear shows at Paris Fashion Week.
  • Pharrell Williams on helping design a Toronto condo complex he'd live in

    TORONTO - He's already proven his prowess as a musician, producer and fashion designer, but Pharrell Williams says his first foray in condominium development continues to be a "crash course" in creativity on a high-rise scale.

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