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Beneath offshore wind turbines, researchers grow seafood and seaweed

Jun. 21, 2024 02:37 AM EDT

KRIEGERS FLAK OFFSHORE WIND FARM, Denmark (AP) — In a small boat bobbing in the waves between towering offshore wind turbines, researchers in Europe’s Baltic Sea reach into the frigid water and remove long lines stretched between the pylons onto which mussels and seaweed are growing. ...

South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

Jun. 20, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it would consider sending arms to Ukraine, a major policy change that was suggested after Russia and North Korea rattled the region and beyond by signing a pact to come to each other’s defense in the event of war. The...

Politician who pushed Philippines natural gas boom is behind firm that planned to profit

Jun. 20, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

BATANGAS, Philippines (AP) — An influential politician in the Philippines, who has been a cheerleader for natural gas power, is behind a company that planned to make a fortune from it, an Associated Press investigation of thousands of pages of documents has found. Gov. Hermilando...

US jobless claims fall to 238,000 from 10-month high, remain low by historical standards

Jun. 20, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits slipped last week as the U.S. labor market remained resilient. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims fell by 5,000 to 238,000 from a 10-month high of 243,000 the week before. The...

Slovakia’s parliament backs a contentious plan to overhaul the country's public broadcasting

Jun. 20, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s parliament voted on Thursday to approve a government plan to overhaul the country’s public broadcasting services, a move that critics say would result in the government taking full control of the media. The coalition government of populist...

Community foundation takes stock with millions in Maui Strong funds still to spend

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

Almost a year after the Maui wildfires, half of the money from Hawaii’s largest recovery fund has been spent, with the major portion going to interim housing projects. As of June 14, $103 million from Hawaii Community Foundation’s $194 million Maui Strong Fund had been awarded. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 20, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

Ashland Daily Independent. June 16, 2024. Editorial: Celebrate state parks One of Kentucky’s greatest assets is natural beauty, from waterfalls to mountains to rolling pastures. It’s a great time to celebrate that beauty, as this year marks 100 years of state...

What's known, and not known, about the partnership agreement signed by Russia and North Korea

Jun. 20, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say a new strategic partnership is a breakthrough, but what it means for their relationship is still uncertain. The pact requires both countries to use all available means to provide...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 20, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

Post and Courier. June 18, 2024. Editorial: We can’t debate value of SC pork projects, because they’re still too obscured If you want to find out how the S.C. House plans to spend $275 million on local projects undertaken by public and private organizations,...

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

Jun. 20, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa, after the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaping inequalities in access to them. The launch of the African...