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Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Jun. 26, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv...

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

Jun. 26, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon next week might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s longest river, where frolicking dolphins nowadays delight locals and tourists. ...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ marchers try to defy Pride ban

Jun. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday. Turkey's largest city has banned the march since 2015, but large crowds nonetheless gather every year to mark the end of Pride Month....

Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 11:40 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 Germany's Bavarian Alps: The Group of Seven leading democratic economies has formally launched at its annual summit a global infrastructure...

French energy giants: Reduce fuel and electricity use now

Jun. 26, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of three French energy companies on Sunday called on the French public to immediately reduce consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas amid shortages and soaring prices due to Russia’s supply cuts and the war in Ukraine. “The effort must be immediate,...

Norway mourns victims of Oslo shooting with memorial service

Jun. 26, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service Sunday at Oslo Cathedral for the victims of a shooting attack as the capital held its annual LGBTQ Pride festival. A gunman opened fire in central Oslo's nightlife...

Kenzo designer dazzles Paris with color, preppy styles

Jun. 26, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kenzo’s designer, Nigo, found his groove for his sophomore collection at the LVMH-owned house, drawing vibrant parallels with house founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo has made history as the first Japanese designer to front the house since Takada, who died in 2020. ...

Prince Charles denies any wrongdoing over bags-of-cash claim

Jun. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles' office has denied there was any wrongdoing in the heir to the British throne accepting bags full of cash as charity donations from a Qatari politician. The Sunday Times said the prince was given a total of 3 million euros ($3.2 million) by Sheikh Hamad...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...