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Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

May. 24, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression. ...

Davos climate focus: Can 'going green' mean oil and gas?

May. 24, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas companies be part of a transition to...

Chinese premier congratulates Australian leader on election

May. 24, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrote to congratulate Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory, which some Australian media reported on Tuesday was a thawing of bilateral relations that Beijing put into deep freeze more than two years ago. ...

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

May. 24, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with a warm welcome, as well as a bit of a gentle ribbing, from U.S. President Joe Biden and other...

UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

May. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The committee criticized the...

Live updates | Russian official seeks base in Kherson region

May. 24, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

A Russian-installed official in Ukraine’s Kherson region says the region’s pro-Kremlin administration will ask Moscow to set up a military base there. “There should be a Russian military base in the Kherson region,” deputy head of the Russia-installed administration in...

Chinese FM to visit Solomon Islands amid security pact worry

May. 24, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Solomon Islands this week in what the South Pacific nation’s leader said was a “milestone” in his country’s relationship with China, amid concerns over their security pact that could allow Chinese military personnel on the...

Egypt promises to allow protest, push pledges as COP27 host

May. 24, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Egypt, host of the next United Nations summit on climate change, will push countries to make good on their pledges to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions, facilitate “non-adversarial” talks on compensation to developing countries for global warming impacts and...

Wang meets top UN rights official as she opens Xinjiang trip

May. 24, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the U.N.'s top human rights official on her visit to the country and shared with her that China opposes “politicizing” human rights and imposing double standards, its foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Michelle...

AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response

May. 24, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll. While broad support for U.S....