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About 90 countries to take part in the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit. Russia won't attend

Jun. 10, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 90 countries and organizations, half from Europe, have confirmed attending the Swiss-hosted Ukraine peace summit over the weekend, Switzerland’s president said Monday. However, Russia won't be there. Moscow has not been invited but says it...

Missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels strike 2 ships in the Gulf of Aden, US military says

Jun. 09, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck two ships in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said Sunday, the latest assaults on shipping in the region. One anti-ship ballistic cruise missile hit the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged cargo ship Norderney forward...

French citizen arrested in Moscow on charges of collecting military data

Jun. 06, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top state criminal investigation agency on Thursday announced the arrest of a French citizen accused of collecting information on military issues, a move that comes as relations between Russia and France have grown increasingly tense over the fighting in Ukraine. ...

Tech news site Gizmodo sold for third time in 8 years as European publisher Keleops looks to expand

Jun. 05, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime technology news and review site Gizmodo has been sold for the third time in the past eight years, this time to a European publisher looking to expand its coverage of the digital scene. Switzerland-based Keleops didn't disclose how much it paid for Gizmodo...

Kamala Harris will represent the US at a Swiss 'peace summit' for Ukraine

Jun. 03, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will represent the U.S. at this month's Swiss-organized global peace summit on the war in Ukraine, an event promoted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The White House said Harris would attend the meeting in Lucerne on June...

Zelenskyy in Manila to promote peace summit, which he says China and Russia are trying to undermine

Jun. 03, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the Philippine president on Monday in a rare Asian trip to urge regional leaders to attend a Swiss-organized global peace summit on the war in Ukraine that he accuses Russia, with China’s help, of trying to undermine. ...

Zelenskyy accuses China of pressuring other countries not to attend upcoming Ukraine peace talks

Jun. 02, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused China on Sunday of helping Russia to disrupt an upcoming Swiss-organized peace conference on the war in Ukraine. Speaking at Asia’s premier security conference, Zelenskyy said that China is pressuring other...

Tens of billions of dollars in gold flows illegally out of Africa each year, a new report says

May. 30, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Billons of dollars in gold is smuggled out of Africa each year and most of it ends up in the United Arab Emirates, where it is refined and sold to customers around the world, according to a report published Thursday. Over $30 billion worth of gold, or more...

Garrett Motion: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 25, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

ROLLE, Switzerland (AP) — ROLLE, Switzerland (AP) — Garrett Motion Inc. (GTX) on Thursday reported net income of $66 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Rolle, Switzerland-based company said it had profit of 28 cents. The maker of vehicle...

Switzerland's lower house moves to ban use of Nazi and extremist symbols that could stir violence

Apr. 17, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The lower house of Swiss parliament on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of the Senate, or upper house, in approving a measure that would ban the use of, public wearing or display of Nazi and racist symbols that could foment extremist hate or violence. The proposal...