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UK urged to deliver on policies to deal with climate change

Jun. 24, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is being urged by its own climate advisers to deliver on its promises to deal with climate change or risk undermining a key environmental summit that it is hosting at the end of the year. Among some 200 recommendations in a report...

World shares mostly higher ahead of US price data

Jun. 24, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher Thursday as investors awaited new U.S. inflation data. Benchmarks rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong but were flat in Tokyo and Shanghai. Fresh data on inflation will come on Friday with the...

Asian shares mostly higher after listless session on Wall St

Jun. 24, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a listless day of trading on Wall Street as the recent bout of nerves over Federal Reserve policy fades. Markets advanced in Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong while Sydney and Shanghai declined. ...

Delaware House approves budget bill for upcoming fiscal year

Jun. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers on Wednesday approved a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 that adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the budget that Democratic Gov. John Carney proposed in January. House members voted 38-1, with two abstentions, for...

Brazil's environment minister resigns amid criticism, probes

Jun. 23, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced his resignation Wednesday, giving up his post amid sharp criticism of his tenure and two investigations into his actions involving allegedly illegal timber operations. The move comes as talks...

Supreme Court: Mortgage overseer structure unconstitutional

Jun. 23, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the president greater power to fire the head of the agency that oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ruling that the agency's structure violates separation of powers principles in the Constitution. ...

Lawmakers to meet in August to allocate federal relief money

Jun. 23, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers will meet in Richmond in August for a special session focused on allocating more than $4.3 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam issued a proclamation Wednesday calling on the legislature to...

In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change

Jun. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans — his party colleagues — don't care about climate change or slowing global warming. A former Provo mayor who has served in Congress since 2017, Curtis says Republicans can push for...

US votes against UN resolution condemning US embargo on Cuba

Jun. 23, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States voted against a U.N. resolution Wednesday that overwhelmingly condemned the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th year, maintaining the Trump administration’s opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration’s 2016...

Socialist Walton on track to be Buffalo’s 1st woman mayor

Jun. 23, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary, putting her on track to become the first woman to lead New York's second-largest city. The 38-year-old nurse and union leader captured...