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G-7 leaders wrap up summit meant to bolster Ukraine support

Jun. 28, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven on Tuesday was wrapping up a summit intended to send a strong signal of long-term commitment to Ukraine's future, ensuring that Russia pays a higher price for its invasion while also attempting to alleviate a global hunger crisis and show unity against...

Europe's central bank ready to 'stamp out' surging inflation

Jun. 28, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Tuesday that it will move gradually to combat soaring consumer prices with interest rate hikes in July and September but will keep its options open to “stamp out" inflation if it surges faster than expected. In a...

Live updates | G-7 pledges $4.5BN to tackle food insecurity

Jun. 28, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Group of...

EU countries prolong COVID-19 certificates amid rising cases

Jun. 28, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries approved Tuesday extending the use of COVID-19 certificates by one year until the end of June 2023 as cases of the deadly virus start to grow again ahead of the summer holiday season. Aimed at facilitating travel across the 27-nation bloc...

EXPLAINER: How a G-7 ban on Russian gold would work

Jun. 28, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia appears to have defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, and the U.S. and its allies are taking aim at the former Soviet Union's second largest export industry after energy — gold. On Tuesday, the Group of...

Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

Jun. 28, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest U.N. effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country's east-based parliament, and Khaled...

Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

Jun. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings from opponents that the move is illegal. Lawmakers voted 295 to 221 late Monday...

World shares mostly higher after wobbly day on Wall Street

Jun. 28, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a wobbly day on Wall Street as markets cooled off following a rare winning week. Oil prices pushed higher and U.S. futures also advanced. As they wrapped up a summit in Elmau, Germany, Group of Seven...

US, French companies to supply fuel to Czech nuclear plant

Jun. 28, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has signed deals with Westinghouse Electric Co. and France’s Framatome to deliver fuel supplies for a nuclear power plant, reducing the country’s dependence on Russia. The Czech state-controlled power company CEZ said on Tuesday that...

Germany: former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

Jun. 28, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 101-year-old man was convicted in Germany of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday for serving at the Nazis’ Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced him to five years in prison. The man,...