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Amazon faces UK investigation over anti-competitive concerns

Jul. 06, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog is investigating whether Amazon is harming competition and hurting consumers by giving an unfair advantage to merchants that pay for extra services. The Competition and Markets Authority's formal investigation said Wednesday that it...

EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe

Jul. 06, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner if Russia suddenly cuts off the gas. Here are...

UK's Johnson battles to stay in job after top ministers quit

Jul. 06, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson battled to stay in power Wednesday after his government was rocked by the resignation of two top ministers, who said they could no longer serve under his scandal-tarred leadership. The most immediate challenge for the...

EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

Jul. 06, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a controversial proposal from the bloc's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups. The European...

Ahead of G-20 ministers' meeting, China slams US, NATO

Jul. 06, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a scathing attack on the U.S. and NATO on Wednesday, days before a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s comments underscore the increasingly...

North Macedonia: 47 police officers injured in protests

Jul. 06, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia said 47 officers were injured, two of them seriously, after a group of mostly young people threw stones, metal bars, eggs and Molotov cocktails at the parliament building in the capital late Tuesday. Thousands of people have...

7 killed in Ukraine as Russia pounds rebel-claimed province

Jul. 06, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling killed at least seven people in Ukraine over the past 24 hours and wounded 25 more, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday. The country's presidential office said Russian forces targeted cities and villages in southeast Ukraine, with most...

France's train traffic disrupted amid strike for higher pay

Jul. 06, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A strike by railway workers demanding higher pay amid cost of living increases interrupted train services in France on Wednesday. National railway company SNCF said about one high-speed train in four was canceled, while regional services such as suburban trains in the...

OPEC secretary-general dies, just weeks shy of departure

Jul. 06, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities and the oil cartel announced Wednesday. Only hours before his death, he'd met with Nigeria's president and spoken in defense of the energy industry amid increasing...

Spain's famous Bull Run festival back after 2-year hiatus

Jul. 06, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of revelers erupted in celebration Wednesday as the traditional “chupinazo” firework was ignited to start the San Fermín bull-run festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona, ending a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rain did...