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Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees to resign

Jul. 07, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to resign Thursday after days of defections crippled the controversial leader and left him unable to govern. Johnson finally agreed to step down after one of his closest allies, Treasury Chief Nadhim Zahawi, told the prime...

Boris Johnson reached the top but was felled by his flaws

Jul. 07, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wanted to be like his hero Winston Churchill: a larger-than-life character who led Britain through a time of crisis. He was felled by crises of his own making, as a trickle of ethics allegations became a flood that engulfed his government and turned his own party...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Ukrainians cling to life at front line: 'We are patriots'

Jul. 07, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Viktor Lazar shares his war-side balcony with a pair of opera glasses and a tiny orange snake, his only companion in an apartment that seems to sit at the edge of the world. The opera glasses, more of a joke, are hardly needed — the front line is visible...

Griner's Moscow trial resumes amid calls for US to seek deal

Jul. 07, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court Thursday amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release nearly five months after she was arrested on drug charges. Griner was detained in February at Moscow's...

EXPLAINER: Should red-flag law have stopped parade shooting?

Jul. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after a rooftop gunman killed seven people at a parade, attention has turned to how the assailant obtained multiple guns and whether the laws on Illinois books could have prevented the Independence Day massacre. Illinois gun laws are generally praised by...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 06, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights, with a deal in place that would extend the former Minneapolis police officer's time behind bars while shifting him to possibly more favorable conditions in a federal prison. ...

Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

A hajj closer to normal: 1 million Muslims begin pilgrimage

Jul. 07, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — It is a scene that stirs hope — and relief — for Muslims around the world. One million pilgrims from across the globe amassed on Thursday in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the initial rites of the hajj, marking the largest Islamic...

Bulls run in Pamplona for 1st time since 2019; no one gored

Jul. 07, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The first bull run in three years took place Thursday at the San Fermín festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona. No one was gored, but several runners took knocks and hard falls as tens of thousands people reveled in the return of one of Europe's most famous traditional...

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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 07, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 3, 2022. Editorial: NY Democrats’ special session shut out public The Democratically controlled state Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul came together last week for a special session that resulted in approving significant legislation related to...

Bulls run in Pamplona for 1st time since 2019; no one gored

Jul. 07, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The first bull run in three years took place Thursday at the San Fermín festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona. No one was gored, but several runners took knocks and hard falls as tens of thousands people reveled in the return of one of Europe's most famous traditional...

Are 4-day workweeks, flexible hours the future of full-time?

Jul. 07, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

A four-day workweek sounds appealing to workers. Possibly alarming to employers. A bill introduced in the California legislature earlier this year proposed a regular pay rate for 32 hours of work per week, with overtime kicking in after that. The measure stalled in committee for a...

Sri Lanka's central bank raises key rates to curb inflation

Jul. 07, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has raised its key interest rates to 14.50% and 15.50% to try to contain inflation that has added to the country’s economic woes. Recent price hikes have been a severe blow, especially for the South Asian country’s poor and...

UK warship seizes advanced Iranian missiles bound for Yemen

Jul. 07, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British Royal Navy vessel seized a sophisticated shipment of Iranian missiles in the Gulf of Oman earlier this year, officials said Thursday, pointing to the interdiction as proof of Tehran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the embattled country. ...

Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say

Jul. 07, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a renewed assault. On Wednesday, Russian forces made no claimed or assessed territorial gains in Ukraine “for the...

German lawmakers back plan to expand renewable energy

Jul. 07, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a major package of reforms aimed at boosting the production of renewable power, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that the country has for too long relied on energy supplies from Russia. The government unveiled its 600-page...

Haiti's struggle worsened in year since slaying of president

Jul. 07, 2022 06:48 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A year has passed since President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his private home where an elite security team was supposed to protect him. Not only have authorities failed to identify and arrest all those who masterminded and financed the killing, but Haiti has...

Australia drops charge against lawyer over spying claim

Jul. 07, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Thursday dropped the 4-year-old prosecution of a lawyer over his alleged attempt to help East Timor prove that Australia had spied on the then-fledgling nation’s government during multibillion-dollar oil and gas negotiations in 2004. ...

Youngest Pakistani who scaled K2 is safe after going missing

Jul. 07, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani man who became the youngest climber of one of the world's highest mountains is safe after going missing during an expedition to another peak, an official said Thursday. Shehroze Kashif scaled K2 at age 19 last year. He and another Pakistani, Fazal Ali,...