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Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

May. 27, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged...

Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

May. 27, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fabian Espinel last year helped organize roadblocks where young people protested against police violence and government plans to increase taxes on lower income Colombians. Now, as his country heads into its presidential election Sunday, he walks the streets of the...

G-7 pledges put coal on notice, could boost climate aid

May. 27, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials from the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced Friday that they will aim to largely end greenhouse gas emissions from their power sectors by 2035, making it highly unlikely that those countries will burn coal for electricity beyond that date. Ministers...

China's FM visits Kiribati, where fishing ground is at stake

May. 27, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's foreign minister on Friday arrived on the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati, where the future of a vast fishing ground is at stake. The planned four-hour visit by Wang Yi was his second stop on an eight-nation tour that comes amid growing...

Polish lawmakers back removing judicial body EU criticized

May. 26, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers on Thursday approved removing a controversial disciplinary body within Poland's top court that the right-wing government has used to sanction outspoken judges and which has drawn condemnation from the European Union. Poland's government...

Greece tells UN that Turkey is challenging its sovereignty

May. 26, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has told the head of the United Nations that Turkey is directly challenging its sovereignty over islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, and pursuing a hostile and “revisionist” policy that is destabilizing the region. The four-page letter to...

No warmth for Russia at diplomatic conference on Antarctica

May. 26, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russia received a frosty reception Tuesday at the start of an international conference on managing and protecting Antarctica, a rare point of diplomatic contact between Russia and other nations since the start of the war in Ukraine. Dozens of countries are...

Thai leader: Asia is gaining strategic, economic importance

May. 26, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Thursday that a new U.S.-backed economic pact is further proof of how important and relevant Asia is today. “Asia is still expanding and gaining more influence in terms of strategic and economic importance,” Prayuth said....

China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

May. 25, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a “game-changing” bid by Beijing to wrest control of the region. A draft of the agreement obtained by...

Envoy: Iran nuclear deal looks 'tenuous' but worth seeking

May. 25, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks made the case to lawmakers Wednesday for sticking with what may be a last try for a deal reimposing limits on Iran’s nuclear development, despite Iran closing in on completing a bomb-capable nuclear program. ...