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AP PHOTOS: Israel's separation barrier, 20 years on

Jun. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Twenty years after Israel decided to build its controversial separation barrier, the network of walls, fences and closed military roads remains in place, even as any partition of the land appears more remote than ever. Israel is actively encouraging its Jewish...

Asian shares rally after Wall Street logs rare winning week

Jun. 27, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday after Wall Street ended a rare winning week, capped by a 3.1% gain on Friday for the benchmark S&P 500. U.S. futures and oil prices also were higher. Optimism over China’s progress in controlling coronavirus outbreaks, as schools...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 27, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May...

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Jun. 27, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government warned of possible power shortages Monday in the Tokyo region, asking people to conserve energy as the country endures an unusually intense heat wave. Weather officials have announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since the...

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

Jun. 27, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities that the Indian ocean island nation has almost run out of amid its ongoing economic crisis. Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said two ministers are...

G-7 leaders to commit to Ukraine, US sending anti-air system

Jun. 27, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are set to commit themselves to supporting Ukraine in the long haul, with the U.S. preparing to announce the purchase of an advanced surface-to-air missile system for Kyiv, as leaders meet in the German Alps and confer by video link with...

AP source says US providing advanced anti-air missile system, more artillery support in latest aid to Ukraine

Jun. 27, 2022 01:12 AM EDT
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — AP source says US providing advanced anti-air missile system, more artillery support in latest aid to Ukraine.

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

Ecuador president cuts gasoline price amid Indigenous strike

Jun. 27, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced a cut in gasoline prices Sunday that appeared to fall short of the reduction demanded by Indigenous leaders to end a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks. The reduction cuts the price of...

Andrew Giuliani invokes famous dad in bid for NY governor

Jun. 27, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 2020, Rudy Giuliani is not someone most politicians would summon to hold a news conference on their behalf. As the frontman of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, Giuliani made notorious appearances before cameras where he...