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Europe's central bank ready to 'stamp out' surging inflation

Jun. 28, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank said Tuesday that it will move gradually to combat soaring consumer prices with interest rate hikes in July and September but will keep its options open to “stamp out" inflation if it surges faster than expected. In a...

Live updates | G-7 pledges $4.5BN to tackle food insecurity

Jun. 28, 2022 06:10 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Group of...

Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

Jun. 28, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest U.N. effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country's east-based parliament, and Khaled...

Johnson's move to rewrite Brexit rules clears 1st hurdle

Jun. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, despite warnings from opponents that the move is illegal. Lawmakers voted 295 to 221 late Monday...

G-7 leaders wrap up summit meant to bolster Ukraine support

Jun. 28, 2022 05:24 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven on Tuesday was wrapping up a summit intended to send a strong signal of long-term commitment to Ukraine's future, ensuring that Russia pays a higher price for its invasion while also attempting to alleviate a global hunger crisis and show unity against...

US, French companies to supply fuel to Czech nuclear plant

Jun. 28, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic has signed deals with Westinghouse Electric Co. and France’s Framatome to deliver fuel supplies for a nuclear power plant, reducing the country’s dependence on Russia. The Czech state-controlled power company CEZ said on Tuesday that...

Germany: former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

Jun. 28, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 101-year-old man was convicted in Germany of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday for serving at the Nazis’ Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced him to five years in prison. The man,...

2 men missing in floods in northwest Turkey

Jun. 28, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger operator who was swept away by floods in Duzce province and the other a resident in a village in...

Hong Kong confirms Chinese leader Xi's visit for anniversary

Jun. 28, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police confirmed Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the city this week for the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. Xi will attend a number of official events including the inauguration of Hong...

Germany: 101-year-old convicted of accessory to murder for serving at a Nazi concentration camp, sentenced to 5 years

Jun. 28, 2022 04:30 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany: 101-year-old convicted of accessory to murder for serving at a Nazi concentration camp, sentenced to 5 years.