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G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Jun. 13, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The leaders of the world’s richest countries have pledged more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, endorsed a global minimum tax on multinational corporations and agreed they will work together to challenge China’s “non-market...

The Latest: G-7 favors global minimum tax on multinationals

Jun. 13, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: CARBIS BAY, England —The leaders of the world’s richest countries have agreed to endorse a global minimum tax on multinational corporations. The decision had been widely...

Israel set to swear in government, end Netanyahu's long rule

Jun. 13, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. Naftali Bennett, the head of a...

Netanyahu supporters heckle designated new prime minister

Jun. 13, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): 4:19 p.m. Israel's designated new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, is being loudly heckled as he tries to deliver a speech to the Knesset. Bennett is expected later...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

At an arms control crossroads, Biden and Putin face choices

Jun. 13, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a low point in U.S.-Russian relations, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin appear to agree broadly on at least one thing — their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday is a chance to set the stage for a new era in arms control. ...

Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

Jun. 13, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they...

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

Jun. 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance. Francis called for an immediate end to the...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

Jun. 13, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up its longest “forever war” and the U.S. military pulls out for good. The meeting is bound to renew...

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After G-7, Biden says he's reestablishing US credibility

Jun. 13, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEWQUAY, England (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday said the United States had restored its presence on the world stage as he used his first overseas trip since taking office to connect with a new generation of leaders from some of the world’s most powerful countries and more closely...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to lead his Likud party to "return to lead the country' when in opposition

Jun. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to lead his Likud party to "return to lead the country' when in opposition.

Aid for Navajo ranchers hit by drought, pandemic on its way

Jun. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo ranchers impacted by the pandemic and ongoing drought may soon qualify for assistance to supplement their livestock with hay and grain. The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation earlier this year to allocate $4 million for hay, grain...

Wyoming store a witness to national collector card craze

Jun. 13, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — In a year when sports and trading card collecting has set records and sold out of stores, four athletes known by a single name top the list of most popular cards, joined by an unlikely addition. Kobe. LeBron. Michael. Zion. ...

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

Jun. 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Sunday that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food deliveries and other assistance. Francis called for an immediate end to the...

Drug overdoses rise in NH; Hospitalizations in MA drop

Jun. 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: NEW HAMPSHIRE As the number of COVID-19 cases have fallen and restrictions have been dropped in New Hampshire, drug overdoses are on the rise in some cities. Suspected...

2 confidants of senior Jordan royal charged with sedition

Jun. 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The prosecutor of Jordan's state security court on Sunday filed sedition and incitement charges against two confidants of King Abdullah II’s half-brother Hamzah, marking the latest step in a rare, intrigue-filled palace drama that has rattled the Western-backed...

Israel set to swear in government, end Netanyahu's long rule

Jun. 13, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to swear in a new government on Sunday that will send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into the opposition after a record 12 years in office and a political crisis that sparked four elections in two years. Naftali Bennett, the head of a...

England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

Jun. 13, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday. The boos, which could be heard over those fans applauding, came despite pleas from the team to respect the...

Netanyahu supporters heckle designated new prime minister

Jun. 13, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): 4:19 p.m. Israel's designated new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, is being loudly heckled as he tries to deliver a speech to the Knesset. Bennett is expected later...