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Biden taps Montana environmentalist for US public lands boss

Apr. 22, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally owned land in Western states — the latest political appointment raising concerns among Republicans as Biden moves to curtail energy...

Parson hopes to pick new Missouri health director quickly

Apr. 22, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he hopes to name a new state health director quickly to rebuild the agency after parting ways with the man who had led it throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The governor's office announced the...

UN concerned over halt of oil production in eastern Libya

Apr. 22, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Thursday over the recent halt of oil production at a Libyan eastern terminal and more imminent shutdowns of oil facilities prompted by a budget dispute. On Monday, Libya's National Oil Corporation said it had interrupted...

Pope meets with Lebanon's PM-designate, urges end of crises

Apr. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Thursday and urged all Lebanese political leaders to “urgently commit themselves to the benefit of the nation," as the country endures a series of crises and disagreements that have prevented the...

The Latest: New Mexico preparing for 'vaccine hesitancy'

Apr. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials say they are preparing to respond to pockets of vaccine hesitancy in some communities as overall interest increases in receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that statistics on...

California AG nominee promises action on police misconduct

Apr. 21, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's nominee for state attorney general on Wednesday promised to hold police accountable for misconduct, as lawmakers offered veiled criticism of his predecessor who is now in the Biden administration. Assemblyman Rob Bonta said his...

Japan's Suga makes offering at war shrine but doesn't visit

Apr. 21, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday donated a religious offering to a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression, though he avoided a visit. Suga’s offering of “masakaki” leaves at Yasukuni Shrine...

Turkey's Erdogan fires trade minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Apr. 21, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the country's trade minister Wednesday following allegations that her husband’s company received a tender to sell disinfectants to the ministry. In a mini Cabinet reshuffle, Erdogan also split the...

Egypt's premier visits Libya to discuss trade, other ties

Apr. 20, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s prime minister visited Libya's capital Tuesday to discuss trade and other ties with the newly appointed government, his office said. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly is the most senior Egyptian official to visit Libya since the oil-rich country...

US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

Apr. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. The Kremlin emphasized that it couldn't order Ambassador John...