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Microsoft's Activision deal hurts gamers, UK watchdog says

Feb. 08, 2023 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft’s stalled $68.7 billion deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard has hit a fresh hurdle in the United Kingdom, where the antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it will stifle competition and hurt gamers. Britain’s Competition and Markets...

Zelenskyy flies West: If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium

Feb. 08, 2023 12:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — First, the Ukrainian president flew overhead on his way to Washington. Then on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy flew overhead to Britain. And then to Paris. Fourth time lucky? He might stop by the European Union headquarters where the bloc's leaders meet on Thursday — security...

EU bishops demand release of clergy detained in Nicaragua

Feb. 08, 2023 11:07 AM EST

ROME (AP) — European bishops on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of Nicaraguan clergy detained in the government’s crackdown on the Catholic Church, saying they have been falsely accused and are being subjected to unjust persecution. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich,...

UK holds ceremony replete with tradition to consider coins

Feb. 08, 2023 07:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A jury sat solemnly in a gilded hall in central London on Tuesday, presided over by a bewigged representative of the crown in flowing black robes, but there were no criminals in the dock. Britain’s coinage was on trial. In a ceremony that dates back...

IEA: Asia set to use half of world's electricity by 2025

Feb. 08, 2023 04:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Asia will for the first time use half of the world’s electricity by 2025, even as Africa continues to consume far less than its share of the global population, according to a new forecast released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Much of Asia's...

Wreckage, rescue and hope in Turkey's earthquake epicenter

Feb. 07, 2023 16:33 PM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Zeliha Hisir tried to speak, but could barely move after her hourslong rescue Tuesday near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that has devastated parts of Turkey and Syria. The 58-year-old woman's eyes darted around in shock and relief as a rescue crew...

Aid, rescuers rushed to Turkey, Syria after deadly quake

Feb. 06, 2023 23:26 PM EST

Many governments and aid groups have rushed to dispatch personnel, funds and equipment to help the rescue efforts in quake-stricken areas of Turkey and Syria. Here's a glance at what's being provided so far: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue teams to help Turkey,...

New Indian Ocean fishing rules in big win for coastal states

Feb. 06, 2023 16:00 PM EST

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Indian Ocean states agreed Monday to temporarily halt the use of industrial fishing gear that is drastically depleting tuna stocks in a win for countries that rely on smaller-scale fishing methods to prop up the livelihoods of communities across coastal regions. ...

Kosovo PM calls on West not to put pressure over Serb entity

Feb. 06, 2023 14:33 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti has called on Western powers not to pressure his tiny Balkan country into accepting a contentious association of five Serb-majority municipalities that is ramping up tensions between Kosovo and Serbia. Kurti told The...

EU Parliament planning for possible Zelenksyy visit in days

Feb. 06, 2023 13:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature was preparing plans Monday to host Volodymyr Zelenskyy should the Ukraine president decide to come to Brussels to attend an EU summit later this week. Two sources in the parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...