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E. Congo on edge to see if M23 rebel cease-fire takes effect

Nov. 25, 2022 15:01 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Civilians in mineral-rich eastern Congo edgily waited to see whether a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting between government forces and a shadowy rebel group would come into effect as planned Friday evening. Congo's president and neighboring Rwanda's...

Mexico says it will host US, Canadian leaders in January

Nov. 25, 2022 13:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he will host meetings with U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City early next year. López Obrador said the North American summit, scheduled for Jan....

Egypt announces freedom, mass pardon for 30 jailed activists

Nov. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced late Thursday the release of 30 political activists from jail, the latest in a series of mass releases from detention amid intensifying international scrutiny over the country's human rights record. There was no immediate word on the identities of the...

Zimbabwe's imposing new Chinese-funded parliament opens

Nov. 23, 2022 11:03 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa hailed “excellent” relations with China as he delivered for the first time a State of the Nation address at a new multimillion-dollar parliament building gifted by the Asian economic giant. China funded and...

Hong Kong leader Lee isolating with COVID-19 after APEC trip

Nov. 21, 2022 05:29 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for the coronavirus after meeting with other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city's government said Monday. Lee tested negative throughout his four-day stay in Bangkok but...

Canada sanctions ex-Haiti president and prime ministers

Nov. 20, 2022 17:43 PM EST

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Canada has expanded its economic sanctions freezing the Canadian assets of Haitian political elites to include former president Michel Martelly and former prime ministers Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Henry Céant. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly accused...

VP Harris to visit front-line Philippine island in sea feud

Nov. 20, 2022 10:18 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will underscore America’s commitment to defending treaty ally the Philippines with a visit that started Sunday and involves flying to an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, where Washington has accused China of bullying...

Pakistan welcomes 'loss and damage' deal inked at UN summit

Nov. 20, 2022 07:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A breakthrough funding deal at the COP27 conference to help poor countries ravaged by climate change was welcomed Sunday by Pakistan, a nation devastated this year by record-breaking monsoon rains. Flooding likely worsened by global warming submerged a third of...

Quote Box: Reaction to UN climate deal on historic fund

Nov. 20, 2022 02:55 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The head of the Egyptian delegation praised the outcome of the summit and the deal on a fund for poor, vulnerable nations for the loss and damage caused by climate change. “People thought that (a deal on a loss and damage fund) was impossible and...

South Africa faces challenges in transition away from coal

Nov. 20, 2022 02:24 AM EST

MASAKHANE, South Africa (AP) — Living in the shadow of one of South Africa’s largest coal-fired power stations, residents of Masakhane fear job losses if the facility is closed as the country moves to cleaner energy. A significant polluter because it relies on coal to generate...