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LGBTQ activists in Japan launch engagement group ahead of G7

Mar. 22, 2023 07:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese LGBTQ activists and rights groups have launched a civil “engagement group” to make policy proposals ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Japan and announced plans to hold an inaugural Pride 7 summit in Tokyo later this month, seeking to accelerate their efforts to get...

Japan PM Kishida announces new Indo-Pacific plan in India

Mar. 20, 2023 21:06 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the Group of Seven summit in May and announced action plans for a new Indo-Pacific initiative aimed at countering China's influence in the region. Kishida, who is on a...

Japan, other G-7 leaders step up Russia sanctions

Feb. 24, 2023 23:40 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other Group of Seven leaders adopted a set of additional sanctions against Russia over its war on Ukraine at an online G-7 summit Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the invasion. The leaders renewed their...

US imposes new round of Russia sanctions in coordination with G-7 allies on anniversary of Ukraine invasion

Feb. 24, 2023 09:10 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US imposes new round of Russia sanctions in coordination with G-7 allies on anniversary of Ukraine invasion.

Yellen affirms push for stronger Russia sanctions at G-20

Feb. 23, 2023 09:55 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — The U.S. wants to see tougher and more effectively enforced sanctions against Russia and additional support for Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday during meetings of the Group of 20 leading economies in the Indian technology hub of Bengaluru. ...

Russia announces cut to oil output over Western price caps

Feb. 10, 2023 09:58 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Friday that will cut oil production by 500,000 barrels per day next month after Western countries capped the price of its crude over its action in Ukraine. “As of today, we fully sell all our crude output, but as we stated before, we will not sell...

LGBTQ groups demand Japan adopt equal rights law by G-7

Feb. 07, 2023 10:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese LGBTQ people and rights groups condemned a recent discriminatory remark by a senior aide of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, demanding his government enact laws to ban discrimination against sexual minorities, legalize same-sex marriage and guarantee equal rights before Japan...

G-7, Europe reach deal for price cap on Russian diesel

Feb. 03, 2023 17:04 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday that industrialized countries in the Group of Seven are imposing a price cap on refined Russian oil products such as diesel and kerosene, as part of a coalition that includes Australia and a tentative agreement from the European...

Report: Oil price cap takes small slice of Russia's revenue

Jan. 11, 2023 10:22 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A price cap and European Union embargo on most Russian oil have cut into Moscow's revenue from fossil fuels, but the Kremlin is still earning substantial cash to fund its action in Ukraine because the $60-per-barrel cap was “too lenient," researchers said Wednesday. ...