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8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza

Jun. 15, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Saturday that eight soldiers were killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months. The troops were killed in an explosion, the army said, without elaborating. The deaths will likely fuel calls for a cease-fire and...

World leaders meet in Switzerland to discuss a Ukraine peace roadmap. Russia is notably absent

Jun. 15, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday predicted “history being made” at the Swiss-hosted conference that aims to plot the first steps toward peace in Ukraine even though experts and critics don't expect any major breakthroughs because Russia isn't...

How South Africa's rival parties 'found each other' in a last-ditch deal that saved a president

Jun. 15, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's main political rivals are now partners in government after they came together in a last-minute coalition deal that ensured President Cyril Ramaphosa was dramatically reelected with cross-party support, and a struggling country was given a boost. ...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa is reelected for second term after a dramatic late coalition deal

Jun. 15, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected by lawmakers for a second term on Friday, after his party struck a dramatic late coalition deal with a former political foe just hours before the vote. Ramaphosa, the leader of the African National...

Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to address a G7 summit, raising alarm about AI. The G7 responds

Jun. 14, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis challenged leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies on Frida y to keep human dignity foremost in developing and using artificial intelligence, warning that such powerful technology risks turning human relations themselves into mere algorithms. ...

Putin offers truce if Ukraine exits Russian-claimed areas and drops NATO bid. Kyiv rejects it

Jun. 14, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Friday to “immediately” order a cease-fire in Ukraine and start negotiations if Kyiv began withdrawing troops from the four regions annexed by Moscow in 2022 and renounced plans to join NATO. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected what he...

Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

Jun. 14, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

A report published this week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S. and the more than $546 million the state has reaped in mineral extraction from them. The report,...

A peace summit for Ukraine opens this weekend in Switzerland. But Russia won't be taking part

Jun. 14, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland will host scores of world leaders this weekend to try to map out the first steps toward peace in Ukraine even though Russia, which launched the war, isn't attending. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s government didn’t want Russia involved. But...

Jailed US reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges, officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where he was detained, authorities said Thursday. An indictment of The Wall Street Journal reporter has...

The Latest | Biden says no Gaza cease-fire deal soon, as mediators work to bridge gaps

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday he doesn’t expect to seal a Gaza cease-fire deal in the near future, as an American-backed proposal with global support has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas. Biden said international leaders had discussed the cease-fire at the Group...