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The son of Asia's richest man gets married in the year's most extravagant wedding

Jul. 13, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend early Saturday in what many dubbed the wedding of the year, attended by global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians, highlighting the billionaire’s staggering wealth and rising...

The son of Asia’s richest man is set to marry in the year's most extravagant wedding

Jul. 12, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in India’s financial capital on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, highlighting the billionaire's staggering wealth and rising clout. ...

Senior UK jurists have joined calls to stop arms sales to Israel. Other allies face similar pressure

Jul. 12, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — More than 600 British jurists, including three retired judges from the U.K. Supreme Court, are calling on the government to suspend arms sales to Israel, piling pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after the deaths of three U.K. aid workers in an Israeli strike. ...

4 migrants die while attempting to cross the English Channel from northern France

Jul. 12, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four migrants have died while trying to cross the English Channel on an inflatable boat from France to the U.K., French authorities said Friday. The migrants' vessel capsized and punctured off the coast of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in northern France, the prefecture...

Paul Kagame appears set to extend his long presidency of Rwanda in an election Monday

Jul. 12, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandans vote Monday in an election that will almost certainly extend the long rule of President Paul Kagame, who is running virtually unopposed after three decades in power in the eastern African nation. Kagame has been met by crowds of admiring supporters at...

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targets a ship transiting the Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Jul. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a Liberian-flagged tanker in the narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Wednesday, as authorities acknowledged the rebels launched their longest-range attack yet on a U.S.-flagged vessel near the Arabian Sea. ...

In international debut, new UK PM Starmer offers strong support for Ukraine at NATO summit

Jul. 10, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer made his maiden appearance on the international stage Wednesday with a strong signal of support for Ukraine and a pat on the back from President Joe Biden as they met on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington. ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target a US-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden

Jul. 10, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted United States-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, officials said, the latest assault by the group on the crucial maritime trade route. The captain of the ship reported an explosion in close...

Hundreds of new UK lawmakers are sworn in as Parliament returns after a dramatic election

Jul. 09, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of newly elected lawmakers trooped excitedly into Parliament on Tuesday after the U.K.’s transformative election brought a Labour government to power. The halls of the labyrinthine building echoed with excited chatter of the 650 members of the House of...

Rwanda says it is aware of the UK's intention to terminate contentious deportation scheme

Jul. 08, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government says it is aware of the United Kingdom's intention to terminate its plan to deport asylum-seekers to the East African country. In a statement late Monday, the office of the Rwandan government spokesman said the deal had been initiated by...