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Live updates | Governor says Ukraine's Luhansk area at risk

May. 24, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian governor of the eastern Luhansk region said Tuesday that the area was facing “the most difficult time” since conflict with Russia-backed separatists began in 2014. “Now, for the Luhansk region, is the most difficult time in the eight years of the...

China claims sabotage as UN rights official visits Xinjiang

May. 24, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said the U.S., Britain and other foreign powers are seeking to sabotage its foreign relations by orchestrating criticism surrounding a trip by the top United Nations official for human rights. China has long held back the fact-finding mission led by...

UN calls on Taliban to reverse new rules for girls and women

May. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers Tuesday to “swiftly reverse" their policies and practices restricting the human rights of women and girls. In a press statement approved by all 15 council members, the U.N.’s most powerful...

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

In Asia, Biden pushes values he struggles to sell at home

May. 24, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Joe Biden spent his first trip to Asia as president strengthening economic and military commitments. He pushed new rules for the global economy and promoted democracy in launching a new trade pact. And he summoned fellow Indo-Pacific leaders to do more in defense of Ukraine even if...

Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

May. 24, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. Under the deal, the Abu...

Back to Texas for PGA Tour, seniors head to another major

May. 24, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

PGA TOUR CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Course: Colonial CC. Yardage: 7,209. Par: 70. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

At Davos, Kerry cites progress on China-US climate group

May. 24, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — John Kerry, America's top official on climate change, said Tuesday that the U.S. and China were making progress on putting together a group from both countries to work toward quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with The Associated...

Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, killing 16

May. 24, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday's accident that took place...

Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

May. 24, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make a greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression....