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Sri Lanka PM says talks with IMF difficult due to bankruptcy

Jul. 05, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are more complex and difficult than in the past because it is a bankrupt nation, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers that recent...

China sees record rains, heat as weather turns volatile

Jul. 05, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — From the snowcapped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering under the worst heatwave in decades while rainfall hit records in June. Extreme heat is also battering Japan, and volatile weather is causing trouble for other parts of the world...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 05, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...

Daughter of Blue Jays 1B coach died in Va. tubing accident

Jul. 04, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. June 30, 2022. Editorial: ICA, Pitter Patter partnership a sight for parents’ sore eyes If it takes a village to raise a child, some of us may need to ask ourselves if we’re falling down on the job. The numbers are...

Drought emergency declared for northern Italy, frees up aid

Jul. 04, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Monday declared a state of emergency for much of the rain-parched north amid a drought, freeing up 36.5 million euros (about $38 million) in funds for the heavily agricultural regions. The aid was approved at a late evening Cabinet meeting. ...

Chlorine gas leak in Iraq's south injures at least 300

Jul. 04, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A chlorine gas leak at a water purification plant in southern Iraq injured at least 300 people, officials said Monday. The incident happened Sunday night when the potentially fatal gas leaked from a container in the plant in the district of Qal'at Sukkar north of...

In light of EPA court ruling, new focus on states' power

Jul. 04, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court limited the power of the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. But its ruling didn't touch the power of the states. That's putting a renewed focus on efforts across the country to limit...

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....

Dutch farmers block entrances to supermarket warehouses

Jul. 04, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

ZAANDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch farmers angry at government plans to slash emissions used tractors and trucks Monday to block roads and supermarket distribution centers, sparking fears of store food shortages in the latest actions through a summer of discontent in the country's lucrative...