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US seeks focus on 'urgent' needs of Ukraine at Swiss meeting

Jul. 05, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat on Tuesday urged allies of Ukraine to help the war-battered country meet its “immediate and urgent” needs — not only longer-term rebuilding — as scores of countries wrapped up a two-day conference aimed at helping Ukraine recover from...

EU urges N Macedonia to back proposed deal with Bulgaria

Jul. 05, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel urged North Macedonia on Tuesday to back a French-proposed compromise on ending a dispute with neighboring Bulgaria that's blocking the country's long-delayed European Union accession bid. Violent protests...

Bank of England: Crypto crashes show need for tougher rules

Jul. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England warned Tuesday that recent cryptocurrency meltdowns that wiped out more then $2 trillion in value highlight the need for tougher financial regulations The U.K.'s central bank said that the crashes exposed vulnerabilities in the crypto markets...

IEA: High prices, uncertainty will slow growth in gas demand

Jul. 05, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says high prices for natural gas and supply fears due to the war in Ukraine will slow the growth in demand for the fossil fuel in the coming years. In a report published Tuesday, the Paris-based agency forecast global demand for natural...

Ukraine lays out $750B 'recovery plan' for postwar future

Jul. 04, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday the reconstruction of his war-battered country is the “common task of the entire democratic world," as his prime minister laid out a $750 billion recovery plan once the guns of Russia's invaders fall silent one day....

Film reveals Macron’s diplomatic bids amid war in Ukraine

Jul. 04, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — “Vladimir .... tell me what your intentions are.” Four days before President Putin ordered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron was making a last-ditch attempt to prevent the war in a key phone call revealed in a French TV documentary....

Germany, Ireland slam UK move toward overriding Brexit deal

Jul. 03, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Germany and Ireland have condemned the U.K government’s move towards unilaterally rewriting parts of the post-Brexit deal with the European Union. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Irish counterpart Simon Coveney said there was “no legal or political...

Russian diplomats to depart Bulgaria amid soaring tensions

Jul. 03, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian airplanes departed Bulgaria on Sunday with scores of Russian diplomatic staff and their families amid a mass expulsion that has sent tensions soaring between the historically close nations, a Russian diplomat said. Filip Voskresenski, a...

Macedonians protest French proposals over rift with Bulgaria

Jul. 02, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Tens of thousands massed outside government offices late Saturday to protest a French proposal for solving North Macedonia's dispute with Bulgaria that is blocking the country's membership talks with the European Union. North Macedonia’s government...

Regulator urges Germans to prepare for possible gas shortage

Jul. 02, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany's regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases. Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller urged house and apartment...