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Iran nuclear talks aimed at reset, face major challenges

Jun. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Talks between Iran and global powers restarted Saturday with the goal of trying to restore a landmark agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that the Trump administration abandoned in 2018. Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia,...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly call out Beijing, including for its forced labor...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

CTA hopes to win back Chicago riders after pandemic slump

Jun. 12, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Commuters returning to the buses and trains run by the Chicago Transit Authority will be greeted by employee volunteers acting as “ambassadors,” part of a campaign to bring riders back as coronavirus restrictions end. The CTA launched the campaign in...

The Latest: Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit

Jun. 12, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Hundreds of environmental protesters took to the Cornish seaside Saturday morning in a bid to draw the attention of world leaders and the international media outlets that have...

After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade

Jun. 12, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fresh from charming leaders at the Group of Seven summit, Queen Elizabeth II was back at her residence at Windsor Castle on Saturday to view a military parade to mark her official birthday. The 95-year-old monarch sat on a dais to watch the ceremony that...

China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin

Jun. 12, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

UN approves Costa Rica's Grynspan to head UN trade body

Jun. 12, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly on Friday approved the nomination of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan to head the U.N. agency promoting trade and development, the first woman and Central American to lead the Geneva-based organization. She was...

Biden sells G-7 on global tax, but U.S. Congress is a hurdle

Jun. 12, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

President Joe Biden might have persuaded some of the world's largest economies to hike taxes on corporations, but the U.S. Congress could be a far tougher sell. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that leaders of the Group of Seven — which also includes...

US tourist wounded in beach killings in Cancún, Mexico

Jun. 11, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. tourist was wounded in a shooting attack Friday that killed two men at a beach in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Cancún. The prosecutor’s office in the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, said the two men apparently died...