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New Indian Ocean fishing rules in big win for coastal states

Feb. 06, 2023 10:12 AM EST

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Indian Ocean states agreed Monday to temporarily halt the use of industrial fishing gear that is drastically depleting tuna stocks in a win for oceanside states that rely on smaller-scale fishing methods to prop up the livelihoods of communities across coastal regions. ...

After a massive growth spurt, big tech is cutting jobs

Feb. 06, 2023 10:04 AM EST

The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn’t appear to be any let up this month. The computer maker Dell said Monday that it's cutting about 6,600 jobs. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past several...

Live updates | Biden sends condolences, offers US help

Feb. 06, 2023 09:41 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll is rising from a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southeast Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday. Hundreds were killed in the two countries, thousands were injured and the toll was expected to rise further. Here is the latest: ...

Renault, Nissan reboot auto alliance for post-Ghosn era

Feb. 06, 2023 08:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Automakers Renault and Nissan on Monday formalized their reboot of a relationship that had grown rocky, culminating in the spectacular fall of top executive Carlos Ghosn, who had led successful turnarounds at both companies before his arrest and daring escape. The...

Spanish PM urges end to EU reliance on imported food, energy

Feb. 06, 2023 08:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Monday urged the European Union to “reindustrialize” to end its reliance on energy, microchips and food from outside the bloc and to learn the lessons of shortages provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine. ...

Norway looks to donate $7.3 billion in aid to Ukraine

Feb. 06, 2023 07:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Oil-rich Norway is looking to donate 75 billion kroner ($7.3 billion) to Kyiv as part of a five-year support package that would make the Scandinavian country one of the world’s biggest donors to war-torn Ukraine, the Norwegian government said Monday. ...

48 arrested in Europe over encrypted app used in drug trade

Feb. 06, 2023 06:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European investigators have shut down an encrypted communication service that was used as a secure channel for organized crime, particularly in the drug trade, and arrested 48 people, German authorities said Monday. More than 70 properties were searched in Germany,...

Ransomware attacks in Europe target old VMware, agencies say

Feb. 05, 2023 19:05 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Cybersecurity agencies in Europe are warning of ransomware attacks exploiting a 2-year-old computer bug as Italy experienced widespread internet outages. The Italian premier’s office said Sunday night the attacks affecting computer systems in the country involved...

Ex-foreign minister will face diplomat for Cyprus presidency

Feb. 05, 2023 15:51 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A center-right former foreign minister and a career diplomat backed by a communist-rooted party will battle it out for the presidency of ethnically divided Cyprus in a Feb. 12 runoff, according to official voting results announced Sunday. With all votes...

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

Feb. 05, 2023 10:18 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe imposed a ban Sunday on Russian diesel fuel and other refined oil products, slashing energy dependency on Moscow and seeking to further crimp the Kremlin's fossil fuel earnings as punishment for invading Ukraine. The ban comes along with a price cap...