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Australia: Strategic shifts led it to acquire nuclear subs

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has canceled a contract with France for conventional submarines and instead will build nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. technology because of changing strategic conditions in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday. Read more

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Zimbabwe orders government workers to get COVID vaccinations

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government has ordered all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or they won't be allowed to come to work. Read more

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Latest: Putin: Dozens in inner circle infected with virus

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says dozens of his staff have been infected with the coronavirus and he’ll continue his self-isolation because of the outbreak. Read more

Retail sales rose 0.7% in August as more Americans shopped online amid COVID-19 surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales rose 0.7% in August as more Americans shopped online amid COVID-19 surge. Read more

US jobless claims tick up to 332,000, up 20,000 from last week, as delta variant weighs on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US jobless claims tick up to 332,000, up 20,000 from last week, as delta variant weighs on economy. Read more

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