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Southern African leaders concerned by Mozambique's rebels

Apr. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five southern African leaders expressed their concern at the extremist violence in northern Mozambique and said they will consider “a proportionate regional response” at another summit in three weeks. Issuing a communique in Mozambique's capital,...

India reaffirms pledge to Paris accord in meeting with Kerry

Apr. 07, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. climate envoy John Kerry that India was committed to meeting its climate change pledges, and Kerry said the U.S. would support those goals with affordable access to green technologies and financing. India's...

G20 working for deal on international corporate tax by July

Apr. 07, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s finance minister said Wednesday that Group of 20 advanced economies hope by a ministerial meeting in July to have reached an agreement on international taxation, an issue being pressed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. While international...

Major economies support $650 billion boost in IMF resources

Apr. 07, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials of the world’s major economies on Wednesday agreed on a proposal to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund by $650 billion as a way to provide more support to vulnerable countries struggling to deal with a global pandemic. ...

African leaders call for climate financing acceleration

Apr. 07, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the continent of 1.3 billion. The Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa...

UN, Canada, Jamaica spearhead action to prevent debt crisis

Mar. 29, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief and the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica urged far bolder action Monday to prevent a debt crisis, including extending the moratorium on debt repayments and providing urgent cash liquidity to developing countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

Mar. 27, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

Mar. 26, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel...

France's Macron: No regrets for rejecting new virus lockdown

Mar. 26, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s president says he has no reason to be sorry about refusing to impose a third national lockdown earlier this year, even though surging coronavirus infections are straining his country's hospitals and more than 1,000 people with the virus are dying every week. ...

Austria's Kurz defends criticism of EU vaccine distribution

Mar. 26, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz defended his criticism of the coronavirus vaccine distribution in the European Union, though he struggled to say whether the appraisal would lead to his country receiving any more doses. Kurz maintained during an EU...