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Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: One Group of Seven family photo didn’t seem to be enough. After posing for a group shot earlier...

Solidarity behind Ukraine's Russia fight atop summit agendas

Jun. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back-to-back world leader summits in Europe opening this weekend will focus on uniting Western nations behind Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion and overcoming Turkey's opposition to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. The Group of Seven leading...

German lawmakers vote to end ban on 'advertising' abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Friday to end the country's ban on advertising abortions, which has in the past led to doctors being prosecuted for providing information about the procedure to potential patients. Government parties and the Left party voted to lift the...

Germany says it helped 21,000 people get out of Afghanistan

Jun. 23, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has managed to get more than 21,000 former local employees and other endangered people out of Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power almost a year ago, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. However, around 10,000 people are still...

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet...

Germany faces natural gas 'crisis,' raises warning level

Jun. 23, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany activated the second phase of its three-stage emergency plan for natural gas supplies Thursday, warning that Europe's biggest economy faces a “crisis” and storage targets for the winter are at risk after Russia reduced energy deliveries to several countries. ...

Germany's Scholz: G7 to discuss 'Marshall plan' for Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that he wants to discuss the outlines of a “Marshall plan for Ukraine” with the leaders of the Group of Seven countries at their upcoming summit in Germany. Scholz hopes for a united front on long-term support for...

Germany sticks to 2030 coal exit target amid energy worries

Jun. 20, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday that it remains committed to its goal of phasing out coal as a power source by 2030, despite deepening worries about a cut in Russia's gas supplies. Russia's Gazprom announced last week that it was sharply reducing supplies through...

Zelenskyy Father's Day post spotlights family ties amid war

Jun. 19, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — One photograph shows a kneeling soldier kissing a child inside a subway station, where Ukraine families shelter from Russian airstrikes. In another, an infant and a woman who appears on the brink of tears look out from a departing train car as a man peers inside, his hand...

Germany to limit use of gas for electricity production

Jun. 19, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister said Sunday that the country will limit the use of natural gas for electricity production amid concerns about possible shortages caused by a cut in supplies from Russia. Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Germany will try to...