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Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Jun. 27, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. Authorities urged motorists to check...

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

Jun. 27, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People with hearing loss have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming services. The COVID pandemic disrupted daily life for people everywhere, but many of those with hearing loss...

G-7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prep new aid for Ukraine

Jun. 27, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leading economic powers conferred by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday as they underscored their commitment to Ukraine for “as long as it takes” with plans to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, raise tariffs on Russian goods and impose...

Netflix co-founder helps direct startups amid tech turmoil

Jun. 27, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is renowned for building a video streaming service that has transformed entertainment, but it probably wouldn't have happened if not for his friendship with serial entrepreneur Marc Randolph. While brainstorming with...

US markets pointing toward positive start to the week

Jun. 27, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets are pointing higher before the opening bell Monday as leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers pledged financial, humanitarian and other support for Ukraine. Futures for the Dow Jones industrials gained 0.4% while futures for the S&P 500 rose...

Live updates | NATO to boost reaction force, Ukraine support

Jun. 27, 2022 07:59 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 the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland is scheduled to get its first major House of Commons...

Russia 'pouring fire' on Ukrainian city as offensive mounts

Jun. 27, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia was mounting an all-out assault on the last Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, “pouring fire" on the city of Lysychansk from the ground and air, the local governor said Monday, as Western leaders met to discuss ways of bolstering support for...