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Poland's leader rejects West views on transgender issues

Jun. 26, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the Law and Justice party, described a theoretical situation in which a person named Wladyslaw, which is...

Carpe diem: In Ukraine, war turning love into marriages

Jun. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When the couple awoke to the rumble of war on Feb. 24, they'd been dating for just over a year. Russia was invading and Ihor Zakvatskyi knew there was no more time to lose. He fished out the engagement ring he'd bought but, until then, not yet been ready to...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 26, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. The country faces a Sunday night deadline to meet a 30-day...

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ marchers try to defy Pride ban

Jun. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday. Turkey's largest city has banned the march since 2015, but large crowds nonetheless gather every year to mark the end of Pride Month....

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Jun. 26, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital early Sunday, striking at least two residential buildings and killing one person, the mayor of Kyiv said. The attack came as Western leaders meeting in Europe this week prepared to reaffirm their support for Ukraine and condemnation...

Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: The Group of Seven leading democratic economies has formally launched at its annual summit a global infrastructure...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...

French energy giants: Reduce fuel and electricity use now

Jun. 26, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of three French energy companies on Sunday called on the French public to immediately reduce consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas amid shortages and soaring prices due to Russia’s supply cuts and the war in Ukraine. “The effort must be immediate,...

Norway mourns victims of Oslo shooting with memorial service

Jun. 26, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service Sunday at Oslo Cathedral for the victims of a shooting attack as the capital held its annual LGBTQ Pride festival. A gunman opened fire in central Oslo's nightlife...

Kenzo designer dazzles Paris with color, preppy styles

Jun. 26, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kenzo’s designer, Nigo, found his groove for his sophomore collection at the LVMH-owned house, drawing vibrant parallels with house founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo has made history as the first Japanese designer to front the house since Takada, who died in 2020. ...