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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. ...

Cooking and coughing: Respiratory diseases plague Kenya as more people burn wood to save money

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Piles of firewood surrounded Jane Muthoni in her kitchen made of iron sheets. The roof, walls and wooden pillars were covered in soot. As she blew on the flame for tea, the 65-year-old was engulfed in smoke. “I’ve used firewood all my life," she said....

Haiti's new prime minister hospitalized days after being selected to lead country

Jun. 08, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s newly selected prime minister, Garry Conille, was hospitalized late Saturday in the capital of Port-au-Prince just days after arriving in the country, the government said. It wasn’t immediately known why Conille was hospitalized. ...

The UN says global public debt hit a record $97 trillion in 2023. Developing countries are hard hit

Jun. 04, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Global public debt rose to a record $97 trillion last year, the United Nations reported Tuesday, with developing countries owing roughly one-third of that — crimping their ability to pay for basic government services like health care, education and climate action. ...

Kenyan president Ruto defends cost of private jet for US trip while calling for prudent spending

May. 30, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto said Thursday the cost of hiring a private jet for his state visit to the U.S. last week was $76,000 as opposed to the $1.2 million reported by Kenyan media outlets. Ruto said some friends offered him a cheaper jet after he made...

Haiti's new prime minister vows to seek unity after he is selected by transitional council

May. 29, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti's newly chosen Prime Minister Garry Conille vowed to seek unity Wednesday in his first statement since a transitional council selected him to head the government in the troubled Caribbean country under siege by criminal gangs. Conille thanked the...

Kenyan police advance team leaves Haiti as international mission is delayed

May. 25, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An advance team of Kenyan police officials who were assessing preparedness before a multinational force is deployed to quell violence in Haiti is heading back home after the planned deployment was delayed over logistical issues. The team is due to arrive back...

Harris announces plans to help 80% of Africa gain access to the internet, up from 40% now

May. 24, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Friday the formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80% of Africa by 2030, up from roughly 40% now. The announcement comes as follow-through on Harris' visit to the continent last year and in...