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Blinken says US is "equal partner" with African countries

Aug. 08, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States sees Africa's 54 nations as “equal partners” in tackling global problems, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in South Africa Monday. “Our strategy is rooted in the recognition that sub-Saharan Africa is a major geopolitical force...

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

Aug. 07, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa Sunday by visiting a museum in South Africa commemorating how the country's Black youths helped to end white racist rule. Blinken’s visit to Africa is seen as part of a competition...

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Aug. 07, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London museum agreed Sunday to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to repatriate artifacts acquired during the colonial era. The Horniman Museum...

French lawmakers OK $20.3 billion to help with rising prices

Aug. 03, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

SAULIEU, France (AP) — French lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 20 billion-euro ($20.3-billion) package of measures to help struggling households cope with rising energy and food prices. The 395-to-112 vote came after a heated debate at the National Assembly, where French...

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:32 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...

Analysis: A world changed, maybe permanently, by Ukraine war

Jul. 30, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — July 16, 1945: An incandescent mushroom cloud in New Mexico heralds the dawn of the nuclear age. July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong takes a small step and a giant leap in the dust of the Moon. Feb. 24, 2022: Russian President Vladimir Putin chews up the world order and 77...

Justice Alito mocks foreign critics of abortion reversal

Jul. 29, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Samuel Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month's ruling. The justice's remarks drew more criticism as well as some support. ...

France skirts over Khashoggi killing amid Saudi prince visit

Jul. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s presidency on Friday focused on global warming, the war in Ukraine and the Iran nuclear deal in relaying details about the controversial dinner in Paris between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron. In a generally...

Energy on the table, Macron hosts Saudi prince for dinner

Jul. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to his presidential palace Thursday for controversial dinner that marks another step in the Saudi leader’s diplomatic rehabilitation -- a move that has drawn harsh criticism in France after the...

French president wraps up Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau

Jul. 28, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up a three-country Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau Thursday that saw him pledge funding for education and economic development as well as military support to fight extremism in West and Central Africa. On Thursday...