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G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine billions backed by Russia's frozen assets. Here's how it will work

Jun. 13, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival that would use interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets as collateral. Details of the deal were...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

Jun. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit is opening Thursday with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

Jun. 12, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and the Asian nation's burgeoning exports of green technology to the...

Kosovo marks the 25th anniversary of its liberation, when Serb forces withdrew after NATO bombing

Jun. 12, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Wednesday celebrated what it considers a liberation day, marking the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serb forces. During the 1998-1999 war with ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army separatists, Serbian forces failed to meet Western demands...

The European Union moves to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports, escalating trade spat

Jun. 12, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it would...

The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China

Jun. 12, 2024 05:54 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is threatening to raise tariffs by July 4 on electric cars imported from China.

What the far-right victories in the European Union could say about US elections this year

Jun. 11, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

The just-concluded European Union elections were yet another milestone for far-right parties on the continent. They racked up gains across many of the EU’s 27 countries, and the surprising scale of their victories is rattling the political establishment there and drawing attention in the United...

Europe’s far right won ground in the EU elections. Can they unite to wield power?

Jun. 11, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The next European Parliament will have more hard-right members than ever before, occupying close to a quarter of the 720 seats. But they will have to overcome differences if they want to maximize their influence on the EU policies that roil their constituents: migration, climate...

A growing Filipino diaspora means plenty of celebration worldwide for Philippine Independence Day

Jun. 11, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

In the Philippines — where Spanish and later U.S. colonial rule persisted for nearly four centuries — June 12 is the real Independence Day. That date in 1898 was the pivotal moment when the island nation first made a bold move for autonomy. Ahead of this year's holiday in...

The far right made big gains in European elections. What's next, and why does it matter?

Jun. 10, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — For decades, the European Union — which has its roots in the defeat of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy — confined the nationalist far right to the political fringes. With a strong showing in elections Sunday, far-right forces could now influence or block joint...