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G7 leaders tackle migration, AI and economic security on second and final day of summit in Italy

Jun. 14, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration, artificial intelligence, economic security and the Indo-Pacific region on Friday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy. The G7 leaders stressed their determination to meet global...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as Italy flexes its right-wing muscles

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit opened Thursday with agreement reached on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

Jun. 13, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit is opening Thursday with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

At least 40 Indians die in a fire at a building housing foreign workers in Kuwait

Jun. 12, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire swept through a building that housed foreign workers in Kuwait early Wednesday, killing at least 40 Indian nationals and injuring more than 50, India's external affairs ministry said. Local officials said the blaze appeared to be linked to code...

India investigates attack by suspected militants in Kashmir that killed 9 on Hindu pilgrimage

Jun. 12, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is investigating an attack in which suspected militants fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing nine and injuring 33, officials said Monday. The attack caused the vehicle to fall into a deep gorge Sunday in Jammu...

India urges Russia to return its citizens recruited by Russia's army after 2 were killed

Jun. 12, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Wednesday said it had urged Russia to return Indian citizens recruited by Russia's army after two were killed recently in the war in Ukraine. “I want to assure you that the Indian government has taken the matter very seriously,” foreign secretary Vinay...

Indian PM Modi names Cabinet for coalition government after his party lost majority

Jun. 10, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Narendra Modi, newly sworn in for a third straight term, named a Cabinet on Monday that retained his top ministers in crucial portfolios despite his Hindu nationalist party losing their majority in a shock election result. There was no change in the top...

At least 9 dead after suspected militants in Kashmir fire at Hindu pilgrims, sending bus into gorge

Jun. 10, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Suspected militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir's Jammu province fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims on Sunday and at least nine were killed after the vehicle fell into a deep gorge, officials said. The bus was carrying pilgrims to the base camp of the...

Relying on coalition partners, Modi is sworn in for a rare third term as India's prime minister

Jun. 09, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi was sworn in Sunday for a rare third consecutive term as India’s prime minister, relying on his coalition partners after his party failed to win a parliamentary majority in a surprise outcome. Modi and his Cabinet ministers took the oath of office,...

Narendra Modi's third term as India's prime minister may prove the most challenging

Jun. 09, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office for a third consecutive term on Sunday, but it may hold more challenges for the popular-but-polarizing leader than his past decade in power. His Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which won by landslides in...