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China's foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the Solomons

May. 26, 2022 04:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the Solomon Islands Thursday at the start of an eight-nation tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. ...

Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

May. 26, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's energy and climate minister said Thursday that the Group of Seven wealthy nations can lead the way on ending the use of coal, a heavily polluting fossil fuel that's responsible for a large chunk of global greenhouse gas emissions. Senior officials from the...

UK foreign secretary visits Bosnia to pledge support

May. 26, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is visiting Sarajevo on Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.'s commitment to peace and stability in Bosnia amid growing fears of malign influence from Russia in the ethnically-divided Balkan country. During her...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake for China on South Pacific visit?

May. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is visiting the South Pacific with a 20-person delegation this week in a display of Beijing's growing military and diplomatic presence in the region. The U.S. has traditionally been the area's major power, but China has been...

Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

May. 26, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said Thursday. India's External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and around 100...

Live updates | Slain child's father: Police were unprepared

May. 25, 2022 23:16 PM EDT

The father of a child killed by a shooting rampage at a Texas elementary school says police were slow to move in and were unprepared. Javier Cazares is the father of fourth-grader Jacklyn Cazares, one of 19 youngsters who died along with two teachers in a classroom at Robb Elementary...

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

May. 25, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin’s...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 25, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

The Russian Defense Ministry is promising to open a safe corridor to allow foreign ships to leave Black Sea ports. A separate corridor will be open to allow ships to leave Mariupol by sailing from the port on the Sea of Azov port to the Black Sea. Mikhail Mizintsev, who heads the...

China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

May. 25, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region. A draft of the agreement obtained by...

Brazil's Bolsonaro to attend Americas Summit after doubts

May. 25, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to attend the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles next month and plans to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden, close allies of the South American leader said late Wednesday. Three of Bolsonaro's Cabinet...