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North Carolina governor heading to Europe for trade trip

May. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is leading a weeklong state trade mission to Europe. The economic development trip starting Friday will include Cooper, his wife, other state officials and representatives of the state's business recruiting nonprofit...

Labour leader Keir Starmer is often called dull. But he might be Britain's next prime minister

May. 23, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dutiful, managerial, a bit dull – Keir Starmer is no one’s idea of a firebrand politician. The Labour Party hopes that is just what Britain needs. Starmer, the center-left party’s 61-year-old leader, is current favorite to win the country’s July 4 election. ...

With Ukraine losing ground, allies debate how to squeeze cash for Kyiv out of frozen Russian assets

May. 23, 2024 07:42 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's allies are wrestling with how to squeeze money out of frozen Russian assets to support Kyiv's war effort, a debate that is ever more urgent as Russia gains territory on the battlefield and as the outlook for Ukraine’s state finances looks shakier. ...

EU Commission fines Oreo maker Mondelez 337.5 million euros for blocking cross-border sales

May. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has imposed a fine of 337.5 million euros ($366 million) on food company Mondelez, the owner of Oreo cookies and other snack brands, for obstructing sales of its products between EU member states, the bloc's executive arm said on Thursday. ...

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

Egyptians held nearly a year over deadly shipwreck are released from Greek jail after case dismissed

May. 22, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

NAFPLIO, Greece (AP) — A group of Egyptians jailed for nearly a year pending trial for a deadly shipwreck were released from jail Wednesday, a day after a Greek court threw out the case against them on grounds that it had no jurisdiction to try it. Nine Egyptians had been charged...

The Latest | In historic move, a Palestinian state recognized by Spain, Ireland and Norway

May. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they were recognizing a Palestinian state, a move welcomed by Palestinians as an affirmation of their decadeslong quest while Israel recalled its ambassadors to the three countries. Several countries in the European Union indicated in recent...

ICC prosecutor's warrant requests for Israel and Hamas leaders ignite debate about court's role

May. 22, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The stunning announcement that the International Criminal Court is considering issuing an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes and crimes against humanity has ignited a fierce debate about the court's future as an independent...

German author Jenny Erpenbeck wins International Booker Prize for tale of tangled love affair

May. 21, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann won the International Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for “Kairos,” the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence. Erpenbeck said she hoped the book would help...

Biden releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from Northeast reserve in bid to lower prices at pump

May. 21, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy in a bid to lower prices at the pump this summer. The sale, from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine, will be...