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Blinken heads to Iceland meeting with Russia on his mind

May. 14, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Europe and North Atlantic islands next week to put the Biden administration’s stamp on climate change policy in the Arctic and warn Russia against interference in the United States, Ukraine and elsewhere, the State...

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting

May. 14, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain hopes to host the U.N.'s delayed COP26 climate summit in person in November despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.K. official leading the preparations said Friday. Alok Sharma, the U.K.’s president-designate of COP26,...

UTTC powwow to return to Bismarck late this summer

May. 10, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The United Tribes Technical College International Powwow and associated events will return late this summer after a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Tribal Leaders Summit that’s traditionally held at the Bismarck...

Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east

May. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis...

David Attenborough to address leaders at UN climate summit

May. 10, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Veteran British broadcaster David Attenborough has been appointed the “people’s advocate” at the global climate summit this year, where he is expected to address political leaders about the need for urgent action to tackle the “crippling” threat of climate change. ...

South's Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

May. 10, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that the U.S. has opted for a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. ...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

May. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even have a negative impact. On...

EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

May. 08, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternatives to China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke via...

EU calls on US to push exports to counter vaccine shortage

May. 07, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The European Union called on the United States Friday to start boosting its vaccine exports to contain the global COVID-19 crisis, and said that the U.S. backing of patent waivers would provide only a long-term solution at best. “We invite all...

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

May. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signaling their belief that the threat from COVID-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening vaccine rollout. ...