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Chevron’s buyback boosts stock, get rebuke from White House

Jan. 26, 2023 13:34 PM EST

Shares of Chevron climbed Thursday after the oil company announced that it would repurchase $75 billion of its stock, one of the largest-ever stock buyback plans. The company’s board also approved an increase of about 6% in its quarterly dividend, to $1.51 per share. ...

Bulgaria angry at 'hate crimes' in neighbor North Macedonia

Jan. 26, 2023 12:56 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria may suspend joint projects with North Macedonia over the beating of a Macedonian citizen who identifies as Bulgarian, Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov said on Thursday. Bulgaria also recalled its ambassador to North Macedonia for consultations. ...

Israel’s Herzog urges EU to fight resurgent antisemitism

Jan. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday that antisemitism is on the rise in the Western world and urged the European Union to ensure that Jews can live safely on the continent where the Holocaust took place. Speaking at the European Parliament on the eve of the...

Germany's drugs czar wants alcohol, tobacco ads restricted

Jan. 26, 2023 06:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government's top anti-drugs official called Thursday for tough restrictions on advertising of alcohol, tobacco and sports betting in the country. Burkhard Blienert said about 150,000 people die in Germany each year as a result of alcohol and tobacco use,...

Populist billionaire vies with ex-general for top Czech post

Jan. 26, 2023 02:55 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A retired army general who backs military support for Ukraine and a euroskeptic billionaire who has questioned NATO's collective defense clause are contesting for the ceremonial but prestigious post of Czech president in a runoff starting Friday. Former Gen. Petr...

London gallery to show McCartney photos from Beatlemania era

Jan. 25, 2023 12:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A trove of previously unseen photos taken by Paul McCartney as the Beatles shot to global stardom will go on display in London this year. The National Portrait Gallery announced Wednesday that the exhibition, titled “Eyes of the Storm,” will help mark the...

Iran sanctions Europeans over criticism of protest crackdown

Jan. 25, 2023 12:32 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting more than 30 European individuals and entities, portraying the move as a response to recent European sanctions against officials linked to a crackdown on nationwide protests. Those targeted with...

New Bosnian government approved 3 months after elections

Jan. 25, 2023 09:47 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new government led by the small Balkan country’s first female prime minister, which will be tasked with approving sweeping reforms to further Bosnia’s European Union accession bid. The government...

Investigation faults Liberian agency protecting rainforest

Jan. 24, 2023 23:09 PM EST

An independent investigation into logging in the Liberian rainforest found illegal operations “on a significant scale," with multiple missteps or breaches of law by the government agency charged with protecting those forests, according to a copy of the report obtained by The Associated Press. ...

Uganda begins oil drilling, hopes for production by 2025

Jan. 24, 2023 11:49 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Oil drilling has begun in a Chinese-operated field in Uganda and the East African country expects to start production by 2025, an official said Tuesday. The spokesman for Uganda's ministry of energy and mineral development, Solomon Muyita, said the beginning...