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The Latest: Pope Francis praises efforts in climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pope Francis is urging participants in the U.S.-hosted global climate summit to ensure that the post-pandemic world is cleaner, purer and...

World leaders pledge climate cooperation despite other rifts

Apr. 22, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions...

UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide

Apr. 22, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that China's policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. The motion is non-binding and does not...

Biden to join NATO leaders at June 14 summit in Brussels

Apr. 22, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO member countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China, the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the future of the 30-nation military alliance at a summit in Belgium on June 14. The meeting...

ECB head: Europe "on crutches," still needs robust stimulus

Apr. 22, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde said the economy is still “on crutches” and in need of support from both the central bank and government spending as the 19 countries that use the euro limp through extended lockdowns in a third wave of the COVID-19...

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Indonesia looking for submarine that may be too deep to help

Apr. 22, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy ships searched Thursday for a submarine that likely sank too deep to retrieve, making survival chances for the 53 people on board slim. Authorities said oxygen in the submarine would run out by early Saturday. The...

Hong Kong journalist convicted for accessing public records

Apr. 22, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong journalist was found guilty on Thursday of making false statements in obtaining information for an investigation into an attack on anti-government protesters, in the latest blow to press freedom in the city as authorities continue their crackdown on dissent. ...

Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds

Apr. 22, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s cancellation of two infrastructure deals with China prompted Beijing on Thursday to accuse its leaders of a “Cold War mentality” and threaten a possible response. The clash adds to strains in relations that are at a...

New Zealand says Five Eyes security alliance remains strong

Apr. 22, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand said Thursday it continues to have a close and productive relationship with the U.S. and other security allies, despite resisting speaking out in unison with them against China on certain human rights issues. New Zealand...