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EU countries approve climate measures after long talks

Jun. 29, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries reached a deal backing stricter climate rules that would eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035 following hard-fought talks that dragged into the early hours of Wednesday. The 27 EU members found a common agreement on draft...

Hindu man killed as religious tensions boil in India

Jun. 29, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Tensions were high in India's western Udaipur city Wednesday, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of slitting a Hindu tailor's throat in a brutal attack that highlights a dramatic escalation of communal violence in a country riven by deep religious...

Live updates | NATO leaders guarded by 10,000 Spanish police

Jun. 29, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Some 10,000 police are locking down Spain’s capital for the NATO summit. The gathering of 40 world leaders, including U.S. President Joe Biden, is taking place behind roadblocks formed by...

Verdict looms in trial over 2015 Paris extremist attacks

Jun. 29, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Over the course of an extraordinary nine-month trial, the lone survivor of the Islamic State extremist team that attacked Paris in 2015 has proclaimed his radicalism, wept, apologized to victims and pleaded with judges to forgive his “mistakes.” For victims’...

Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

Jun. 29, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chamila Nilanthi is tired of all the waiting. The 47-year-old mother of two spent three days lining up to get kerosene in the Sri Lankan town of Gampaha, northeast of the capital Colombo. Two weeks earlier, she spent three days in a queue for cooking gas -- but came home...

Rice fields dry up as Italy's drought lingers on

Jun. 29, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

MORTARA, Italy (AP) — The worst drought Italy has faced in 70 years is thirsting paddy fields in the river Po valley and jeopardizing the harvest of the premium rice used for risotto. Italy's largest river is turning into a long stretch of sand due to the lack of rain, leaving the...

NATO chief: Alliance faces biggest challenge since WWII

Jun. 29, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — NATO leaders were sitting down Wednesday to try to turn an urgent sense of purpose triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into action — and to patch up any cracks in their unity over money and mission. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was...

Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jun. 29, 2022 01:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

Keith Pekau wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.

Jun. 29, 2022 01:29 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keith Pekau wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.

Sen. Mike Lee brushes off opponents to win Utah GOP primary

Jun. 29, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. Lee’s decisive victory marked a win for...