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UN chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations warned Friday that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the...

Myanmar says Suu Kyi held alone in new prison quarters

Jun. 23, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Thursday confirmed that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to a prison compound in quarters separate from other detainees. Suu Kyi was arrested on Feb. 1, 2021, when the army seized power from her elected government. She...

Russia-West tensions inflame UN debate on Mali peacekeepers

Jun. 19, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tensions between Russia and the West are aggravating talks about the future of one of the United Nations' biggest and most perilous peacekeeping operations, the force sent to help Mali resist a decade-long Islamic extremist insurgency. The U.N.'s mission in...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

Biden hosts climate meeting amid high gas price pressure

Jun. 17, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Equating the oil and gas industry to Big Tobacco, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that “fossil fuel producers and financiers have humanity by the throat.” But President Joe Biden wasn’t quite itching for a fight. With both...

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at UN talks

Jun. 16, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Rich countries including the European Union and the United States have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year's U.N. climate summit. Observers and...

Florida utility aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

Jun. 15, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2045 by halting its fossil fuel usage and greatly increasing its reliance on solar energy, including using it to turn water into hydrogen to power its generating plants....

Bachelet won't seek 2nd term as UN human rights chief

Jun. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she will not seek a new four-year term, citing a desire to return to her native Chile after a tenure that has been recently overshadowed by criticism of her response to China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim...

Cambodian leader asks Myanmar to reconsider foes' executions

Jun. 11, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister urged military-ruled Myanmar to reconsider the death sentences against four political opponents, suggesting that executing them will draw strong international condemnation and complicate efforts to restore peace to the strife-torn nation. ...

Live updates | Ukraine says Russia pounding Sievierodonetsk

Jun. 08, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office says Russian troops have changed their tactics in the battle for Sievierodonetsk. Oleksiy Arestovych said Wednesday that Russian soldiers have retreated from the city and are now pounding it with...