Latest International relations News

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...

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...

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...

UK PM Boris Johnson: G-7 leaders at summit have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations

Jun. 13, 2021 09:07 AM EDT
CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — UK PM Boris Johnson: G-7 leaders at summit have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations.

Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat

Jun. 13, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit. Britain and the EU are in a spat over...

Odds of settling US-EU trade rifts? Hope may outrun progress

Jun. 13, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has vowed to mend America’s trade relations with its European allies, which were stretched to the breaking point by President Donald Trump’s mercurial behavior, combative policies and aversion to multinational alliances. Yet...

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray

Jun. 13, 2021 08:11 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...

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. ...

The Latest: Virus infections are rising sharply in Moscow

Jun. 13, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW — The tally of new coronavirus infections in the Russian capital rose more than 1,000 from the previous day as Moscow heads into a week in which many businesses will be closed under a mayoral order. The national coronavirus taskforce said Sunday that 7,704 new...