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Solomon Islands agreed to accord after China references axed

Oct. 04, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday. “There were some references that put us...

King Charles III decides not to attend climate summit

Oct. 02, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has decided not to attend the international climate change summit in Egypt next month, fueling speculation that the new monarch will have to rein in his environmental activism now that he has ascended the throne. The Sunday Times newspaper reported...

9 NATO members urge support for Ukraine after annexation

Oct. 02, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The heads of nine European NATO members on Sunday issued a joint statement backing a path to membership for Ukraine in the U.S.-led security alliance, and calling on all 30 NATO nations to ramp up military aid for Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a...

Biden vows US commitment to Pacific Islands at summit

Sep. 29, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday told visiting leaders from more than a dozen Pacific Island countries that the U.S. was committed to bolstering its presence in their region and becoming a more collaborative partner as they face the “existential threat” of climate change. ...

Spain postpones summit while leader tests positive for COVID

Sep. 29, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government said a planned meeting Friday of the nine leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries will be postponed because Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the event's host, continues to test positive for COVID-19. The energy crisis triggered by...

Biden looks to win over Pacific Island leaders at summit

Sep. 28, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the U.S. looks to counter China’s military and economic influence in the region. Pacific Island leaders, meanwhile, see an even more pressing concern: climate change. Secretary of...

Reluctant Algeria invites rival Morocco to Arab League meet

Sep. 27, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Under apparent pressure from other Arab powers, Algeria on Tuesday invited its neighbor and rival Morocco to an Arab League summit it's hosting in Algiers in November. Algeria severed diplomatic ties with Morocco last year, citing hostile actions from its...

China's Xi reappears on state TV amid rumors over absence

Sep. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping reappeared on state television Tuesday after a several-day absence from public view that sparked rumors about the 69-year-old leader’s political fortunes. Xi was shown visiting a display at the Beijing Exhibition Hall on the theme of...

Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

Sep. 26, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi...

Amnesty says Egypt trying to cover up rights violations

Sep. 21, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amnesty International accused Egypt on Wednesday of attempting to cover up a decade of “unrelenting violations of human rights" in order to improve its international standing ahead of hosting the world climate summit. Egypt’s human rights record has come under...