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Near-empty flights crisscross Europe to secure landing slots

Jan. 06, 2022 09:08 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's sky is filling up with near-empty polluting planes that serve little other purpose than safeguarding airlines' valuable time slots at some of the world's most important airports. The highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 has put many off flying,...

New this week: 'Lost Daughter,' NYE in Nashville, Boba Fett

Dec. 27, 2021 10:15 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” scintillatingly adapts the...

McConnell, Spears, Osaka: A look at 2021's notable quotes

Dec. 14, 2021 08:44 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A line from a speech given from the U.S. Senate floor before rioters broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6 tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2021. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was urging fellow Republicans to abandon...

Bowing to protests, India's Modi agrees to repeal farm laws

Nov. 19, 2021 09:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a major reversal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday that he would repeal the controversial agriculture laws that sparked yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant challenge to his administration. ...

Indian brothers win Children's Peace Prize for waste project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Indian brothers Vihaan and Nav Agarwal won a prestigious children’s prize Saturday for a project they launched that aims to reduce waste and pollution and plant trees in their home city of New Delhi. Vihaan, 17, and his 14-year-old...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 9 The Wall Street Journal on federal judge's rulings in Ohio opioid trial: The plaintiffs bar has assaulted too many industries to count, but the landmark...

Keep fighting, Obama urges young climate activists

Nov. 09, 2021 06:42 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — At 19, Glasgow college student Ross Hamilton doesn't think highly of world leaders — “they chat a lot of” nonsense — or expect them to accomplish anything on a problem he cares deeply about, climate change. But there is one former world...

Frustrations grow as marchers demand faster climate action

Nov. 06, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Tens of thousands of climate activists marched Saturday through the Scottish city hosting the U.N. climate summit, physically close to the global negotiators inside but separated by a vast gulf in expectations, with frustrated marchers increasingly dismissive of the...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Nov. 06, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2021 From world leaders meeting at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, this week to commit to taking action on global warming and the catastrophic consequences of climate change, to teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, protesting with...

Inside and outside climate talks, youths urge faster action

Nov. 05, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Young people both inside and outside of the United Nations climate talks are telling world leaders to hurry up and get it done, that concrete measures to avoid catastrophic warming can’t wait. Ashley Lashley, a 22-year-old from Barbardos who...