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OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices

Jun. 30, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations decided Thursday to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy. The increase of 648,000...

Live updates | US to send $800M in military aid to Ukraine

Jun. 30, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: U.S. President Joe Biden says his administration will soon provide another $800 million in security assistance for Ukraine to fight Russia’s invasion. Biden said the new aid would include...

Sudan doctors: 4 people killed in mass anti-coup rallies

Jun. 30, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces shot and killed four people during anti-coup protests Thursday, a medical group said as thousands marched to denounce the country’s military rulers and demand an immediate transfer of power to civilians. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee said...

Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

Jun. 30, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish...

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

Jun. 30, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency said in its latest weekly report on the pandemic that the worldwide number of...

Israel's parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years

Jun. 30, 2022 04:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, marking the end of a year-old experimental coalition government, and sending the country to the polls in November for the fifth time in less than four years. Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister and...

Israeli parliament dissolves, sending country to 5th election in under 4 years on Nov. 1; Lapid to become caretaker PM

Jun. 30, 2022 03:56 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli parliament dissolves, sending country to 5th election in under 4 years on Nov. 1; Lapid to become caretaker PM.

Israeli military, Palestinians clash at West Bank shrine

Jun. 30, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian gunmen opened fire at Jewish worshipers on Thursday at a flashpoint holy site in the occupied West Bank, wounding an Israeli military officer and two civilians, the Israeli army said. The Palestinian official news agency Wafa said a Palestinian...

Iran-US nuclear talks in Qatar end without making progress

Jun. 29, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers ended Wednesday in Qatar after failing to make significant progress amid a growing crisis over the Islamic Republic's atomic program, diplomats said. ...

Live updates | Putin warns on NATO troops in Sweden, Finland

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning Finland and Sweden that if they welcome NATO troops and military infrastructure onto their territory, Russia will respond in kind. He said Wednesday that Russia will...