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Russia proposes 6-month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Jul. 06, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has agreed to continue humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months — not a year, as many U.N. Security Council members, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and more than 30 nongovernmental groups want. Russia...

Britain's Boris Johnson battles to stay as PM amid revolt

Jul. 06, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to remain in office Wednesday, brushing off calls for his resignation after three Cabinet ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership. Johnson rejected...

US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

Jul. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency raised fresh alarms Wednesday about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain. FBI Director Christopher...

Rousteing gives one-off Gaultier couture display in Paris

Jul. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An enfant terrible appeared in a new guise on Wednesday as designer Olivier Rousteing of Balmain took a one-off shot at a couture collection for the house of Jean Paul Gaultier. Such was the excitement surrounding the event that roads were blocked and security...

EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Jul. 06, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to cling to power despite an open revolt within his Conservative Party. More than 30 government ministers quit in a mass walkout Wednesday, following in the footsteps of two of Johnson's top Cabinet...

Iranian TV: Revolutionary Guard accuses diplomats of spying

Jul. 06, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones. The...

Copenhagen: Passenger jet safely evacuated after engine fire

Jul. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A passenger jet was evacuated at the Copenhagen airport Wednesday after a fire broke out in one of the engines, Danish police said. Everyone left the plane safely and no one was injured as firefighters put out the fire, police said on Twitter. ...

British media report that Boris Johnson has refused to step down, citing 'hugely important issues facing the country'

Jul. 06, 2022 15:28 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British media report that Boris Johnson has refused to step down, citing 'hugely important issues facing the country.'

Syrians fear effects of Russia blocking aid to rebel area

Jul. 06, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Over the past two years, Adila Afesh has seen the food assistance her Syrian family receives shrink by nearly two-thirds. Now, she fears Russia — perhaps seeking to retaliate against Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine — will block the renewal of...

Russian official says Norway unblocks food for miners

Jul. 06, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BARENTSBURG, Norway (AP) — Russian food supplies bound for an Arctic coal mining settlement have resumed transiting via mainland Norway after weeks of tension, a Russian representative said Wednesday. Sergey Gushchin, the Russian consul general based in the settlement of...