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Johnson resigns, remains UK prime minister for now

Jul. 07, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is “clearly the will” of his Conservative Party that there should be a new leader as he announced his resignation. Johnson said Thursday he will remain as British prime minister while a leadership contest is held to...

Boris Johnson announces resignation, says 'clearly the will' of Conservative Party that there should be a new leader

Jul. 07, 2022 07:39 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson announces resignation, says 'clearly the will' of Conservative Party that there should be a new leader.

Sri Lanka's central bank raises key rates to curb inflation

Jul. 07, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has raised its key interest rates to their highest levels in more than 20 years to try to contain inflation that has added to the country’s economic woes. Recent price hikes have been a severe blow, especially for the South...

Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in Bali

Jul. 07, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. ...

Boris Johnson says he has appointed new Cabinet while he remains as UK prime minister until a successor is chosen

Jul. 07, 2022 07:35 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson says he has appointed new Cabinet while he remains as UK prime minister until a successor is chosen.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives statement at Downing Street about his political future after days of turmoil

Jul. 07, 2022 07:34 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives statement at Downing Street about his political future after days of turmoil.

UK warship seizes advanced Iranian missiles bound for Yemen

Jul. 07, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British Royal Navy vessel seized a sophisticated shipment of Iranian missiles in the Gulf of Oman earlier this year, officials said Thursday, pointing to the interdiction as proof of Tehran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the embattled country. ...

Extremists claim responsibility for Nigerian prison attack

Jul. 07, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a prison in Nigeria’s capital which freed nearly 900 inmates including 60 of its members. Nigerian security forces on Thursday continued to search for at least 400 escaped prisoners who are...

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Jul. 07, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Fifty-nine people went on trial Thursday for the 2018 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi bridge, accused of manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of 43 people. The defendants include former executives and experts of the company that manages many of Italy’s...

EU warns of dire climate season ahead with droughts, fires

Jul. 07, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive warned on Thursday that the continent is facing one of its toughest years when it comes to natural disasters like droughts and wildfires because of increasing climate change. With extremely dry weather hitting several Mediterranean...