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UK 'no longer the laggard' of G-7 economies after upgrades

Sep. 30, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British economy is no longer the worst performing Group of Seven economy after second quarter growth was revised higher Thursday to reflect a bigger than foreseen increase in consumer spending following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. However,...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

G-7 leaders can't sway Biden to delay Afghanistan withdrawal

Aug. 25, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States clashed with some of its closest allies over President Joe Biden’s insistence on sticking to an Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal date that will shut down a frantic international evacuation effort from Taliban rule. Biden insisted...

The Latest: Mexico accepts its 1st group of Afghan refugees

Aug. 24, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has accepted its first group of refugees from Afghanistan. The five women and one man arrived Tuesday in Mexico City, where they were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard told the group, “Welcome to your home.” ...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...

G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago

Aug. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months ago, the leaders of the world’s seven major industrialized democracies met at the height of summer on England’s southeast coast. It was a happy occasion: the first in-person summit of the Group of Seven nations in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic...

UK struggles for influence as Afghan crisis strains US ties

Aug. 23, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The messy exit of Western military forces from Afghanistan and the swift takeover of the country by the Taliban has stunned officials in Britain and strained the U.K.'s “special relationship” with its most important ally, the United States. ...

Mauritania rescues 7 migrants from sea, but 47 feared dead

Aug. 17, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The Mauritanian Coast Guard has rescued a group of seven migrants from a stranded boat in the coastal Atlantic, though 47 other passengers are feared dead, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. The boat was carrying...

Iran rejects G-7 accusations over fatal attack on oil tanker

Aug. 07, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday denounced accusations by leading industrial nations that Tehran was behind last week’s deadly attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed...

US and G7 blame Iran for deadly attack on tanker off Oman

Aug. 06, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military and the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Friday accused Iran of being behind last week’s deadly attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. The U.S. Central Command said it had collected and analyzed substantial...