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The Latest: Leaders discuss finances to fight climate change

Apr. 22, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. After livestreamed remarks by dozens of world leaders at the U.S.-hosted global climate summit, the conversation has turned to money. ...

UN concerned over halt of oil production in eastern Libya

Apr. 22, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Thursday over the recent halt of oil production at a Libyan eastern terminal and more imminent shutdowns of oil facilities prompted by a budget dispute. On Monday, Libya's National Oil Corporation said it had interrupted...

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight

Apr. 22, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, part of a push to speed up a sluggish inoculation process in the war-torn country. The arrival of the United Nations-secured jabs came as a new...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 22, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever-worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

Guatemala prosecutors pursue ex-president Jimmy Morales

Apr. 21, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday requested that former President Jimmy Morales be stripped of his immunity so he can be prosecuted for violating the mandate of the United Nations-backed anti-corruption mission then working in the country. ...

Biden pushes for momentum as US returns to climate fight

Apr. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a global summit Thursday aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to move faster against climate change. The president's...

In Biden climate show, watch for cajoling, conflict, pathos

Apr. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't rival Netflix for drama, but 40 world leaders will try to save the planet from ever worsening global warming in a two-day climate summit livestreamed for binge viewing. While there will be many faces on screen, this will clearly be President...

First batch of COVID vaccines lands in opposition-held Syria

Apr. 21, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Syria's last rebel-held enclave received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, with a refrigerated truck offloading over 50,000 United Nations-secured jabs in the overcrowded province. The delivery came hours before a bigger shipment was...

Senior UN migration official visits migrant camps in Bosnia

Apr. 21, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A senior U.N. migration official visiting Bosnia on Wednesday called for an end to abuse against migrants and refugees trying to cross borders in search of a better future. The Chief of Staff of the International Organization for...

Cyprus president in Athens before Geneva talks

Apr. 21, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The president of the ethnically divided island nation of Cyprus met with Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday before informal talks to be held in Switzerland next week. The Geneva talks will be attended by representatives of Turkish Cypriots and...