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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 05, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The head of Ukraine's nuclear power company says he will take over managing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, after its director was first kidnapped and then released by Russian forces who occupy the facility. Petro Kotin, the head of Energoatom, said Wednesday...

Princess Anne takes the Staten Island ferry to Manhattan

Oct. 05, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Princess Anne took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry during a visit to New York City. The sister of Britain's King Charles III was ushered to the ferry's pilothouse as the Manhattan-bound ship crossed the New York Harbor on Tuesday escorted by police boats. A...

Dutch nitrogen mediator advises buying out biggest polluters

Oct. 05, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An independent expert appointed to mediate in the bitter dispute between the Dutch government and the nation's farmers over plans to drastically slash emissions of nitrogen and ammonia presented a report Wednesday that included a suggestion that the government buy...

Nobel Prize for 3 chemists who made molecules 'click'

Oct. 05, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists were jointly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to design better medicines, including ones that target diseases such as cancer more precisely. ...

Stocks slump as Wall Street’s big rally fades, yields rise

Oct. 05, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is giving back some of its big gains from earlier in the week, as rising bond yields amp up the pressure on markets again. The S&P 500 was 1% lower early Wednesday. It’s coming off its best two-day rally since the spring of 2020, spurred in part by hopes a...

Loewe bowls over Paris Fashion Week; tribute to Miyake

Oct. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Loewe’s ever-creative director, Jonathan Anderson, became the toast of Paris Fashion Week on Friday with his subtly provocative, concept-driven runway show triumph that had critics and VIP guests, including Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung, bowled over. Meanwhile, U.S....

OPEC+ weighs large oil cutback to boost sagging prices

Oct. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries on Wednesday will debate a potentially large cut in the amount of crude it ships to the global economy — a move that could help Russia weather a looming European ban on oil imports and raise gasoline prices for U.S. drivers...

UK's Truss stands by 'disruption' agenda despite Tory doubts

Oct. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss pledged Wednesday to ride out the turmoil unleashed by her tax-cutting economic agenda, saying the “disruption” will pay off in a wealthier, more efficient Britain. Truss closed a tumultuous Conservative conference in the...

As support sags, Danish prime minister calls Nov. 1 election

Oct. 05, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday called a general election for Nov. 1, seven months ahead of the end of her term in office. Frederiksen, who has headed a minority government since June 2019, has seen her popularity dwindle due to her...

Trial begins in Spain over 2013 train crash that killed 80

Oct. 05, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A trial opened Wednesday in Spain over a 2013 train derailment that killed 80 passengers and injured 145 others. Prosecutors are seeking four-year prison sentences for the train driver and for a former security director at state-owned rail infrastructure company...