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The Latest: Israel, Bahrain recognize vaccine certificates

Apr. 23, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israel and Bahrain say they have reached an agreement to recognize each other’s coronavirus vaccination certificates, allowing travelers between the countries to forgo quarantine and other restrictions. The agreement builds on a U.S.-brokered normalization...

Daimler profit jumps to 4.4 billion euros, margin outlook up

Apr. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German car and truck maker Daimler AG says net profit rebounded strongly to 4.4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) in the first three months of the year, as the global economic recovery and demand for the company's lineup of luxury vehicles in China fattened the bottom...

Global stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on the wealthiest investors. London and Frankfurt opened lower. Tokyo declined while Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced. ...

Fire at Shanghai electronics factory kills 8

Apr. 23, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — A fire at an electronics factory in Shanghai killed eight people Friday including two firefighters, the city government announced. The fire broke out at the Shengrui Electronic Technology (Shanghai) Co. in the Chinese business capital's Jinshan district...

Jobs are make-or-break argument for Biden in climate plan

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden's climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report that President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on wealthy investors. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose while Tokyo and Sydney retreated. Wall...

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts

Apr. 22, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw-worded disputes with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to pledge international cooperation on cutting climate-wrecking coal and petroleum emissions in a livestreamed summit showcasing America's return to...

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Apr. 22, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as...

UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide

Apr. 22, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that China's policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. The motion is non-binding and does not...

Biden to join NATO leaders at June 14 summit in Brussels

Apr. 22, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO member countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China, the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the future of the 30-nation military alliance at a summit in Belgium on June 14. The meeting...