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Haiti to raise fuel prices, setting off street protests

Sep. 14, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti announced steep increases in fuel prices on Wednesday despite fears the move would crush an already frail economy, push even more people to flee the country and unleash the sort of protests that have often paralyzed the capital. The government-set...

Mass firing at UAE newspaper raises question of censorship

Sep. 13, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The story about high fuel prices was safe, editors agreed, even under the strict press laws of the United Arab Emirates. Instead, it unleashed a firestorm at Al Roeya newspaper in Dubai. Within days, top editors were interrogated. Within weeks,...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

Lebanon: Central Bank lifts all expensive fuel subsidies

Sep. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's central bank lifted its remaining subsidies on fuel on Monday, gas station owners said, ending a year-long process of scaling back on the expensive program. The Central Bank over a year ago announced it would gradually lift fuel subsidies, to slow down the...

Conservative Muslims protest Indonesian fuel price hikes

Sep. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Monday demanding that the government revoke its decision to raise fuel prices, saying it hurts people already reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic. Authorities blocked streets...

Greek leader: EU must respond as one to Putin's 'blackmail'

Sep. 10, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The European Union should have a coordinated response to the challenge posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “blackmail” with the supply of natural gas, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday. He said Putin’s invasion of...

Indonesian students protest against fuel price hikes

Sep. 08, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of students rallied in Indonesia's capital on Thursday to protest sharp increases in fuel prices by the government. The protesters, from several student organizations, gathered at Jakarta's National Monument, which commemorates Indonesia's...

Workers, students in Indonesia protest fuel price hike

Sep. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of workers and students in Indonesia rallied on Tuesday demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic...

Indonesia hikes fuel prices by 30%, cuts energy subsidies

Sep. 03, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Fuel prices increased by about 30% across Indonesia on Saturday after the government reduced some of the costly subsidies that have kept inflation in Southeast Asia’s largest economy among the world’s lowest. Indonesians have been fretting for weeks...

Biden picks White House veteran to run revived climate drive

Sep. 02, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday brought back John Podesta, a behind-the-scenes veteran at getting things done on climate in past Democratic administrations, to put into place an ambitious U.S. climate program newly revived by $375 billion from Congress. Biden named...