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UN expert: Myanmar junta will seek legitimacy in `sham' vote

Jan. 31, 2023 17:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The independent U.N. special investigator on Myanmar warned Tuesday that the country’s military rulers plan to seek legitimacy by orchestrating a “sham” election this year and urged all countries to reject the illegal and “farcical" vote. Tom Andrews...

Vietnamese president resigns, criticized for major scandals

Jan. 17, 2023 06:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned Tuesday, becoming the most senior member of the government to step down after a series of high-profile corruption scandals for which he was held responsible. The state Vietnam News Agency reported that he had resigned at...

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies

Jan. 12, 2023 19:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Smith, an Associated Press photographer who captured unforgettable shots of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, boxer Mike Tyson biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear, and weeping figure skater Tonya Harding at the Olympics during a 35-year...

India takes up economic woes of poor nations in virtual meet

Jan. 12, 2023 02:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India convened a virtual summit of more than 100 developing countries Thursday to evolve a uniform strategy for a redress of their economic woes from the developed world with "the world in a state of crisis." "It is difficult to predict how long this state of...

G7 agrees $15.5B energy deal with Vietnam to cut emissions

Dec. 14, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A group of nine rich industrialized nations approved a deal to provide Vietnam with $15.5 billion to help the Southeast Asian nation move faster from coal power to renewable energy, cutting its climate-damaging pollution. The Group of Seven major economies, along with...