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Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Jun. 26, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn't...

Cambodia confirms ruling party landslide victory in polls

Jun. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Election Committee on Sunday issued official results from this month’s local polls that confirmed a landslide victory by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party. The results showed the Cambodian People's Party receiving 74.3% of...

Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: The Group of Seven leading democratic economies has formally launched at its annual summit a global infrastructure...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...

WIMBLEDON 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

Jun. 26, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...

Senior US officials visit Sri Lanka to help resolve crisis

Jun. 26, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Senior U.S. officials arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday to find ways to help the island nation in the throes of an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages of essential supplies, as the energy minister warned that new fuel shipments would be delayed. ...

1 dead, 1 missing, others rescued in Philippine ferry fire

Jun. 26, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An inter-island ferry with 165 passengers and crew caught fire off a central Philippine province Sunday, leaving one dead and another missing while the rest were safely rescued, the coast guard said. The fire hit the vessel Mama Mary Chloe shortly after...

Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

Jun. 26, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy...

EXPLAINER: Why Germany is pushing for a 'climate club'

Jun. 26, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security, the main focus of the meeting was meant...