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UN talks urge faster steps to secure ‘critical’ ocean health

Jul. 01, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A United Nations conference warned Friday that measures needed to protect the world’s oceans are running late and urged countries to accelerate their implementation. More than 6,000 senior officials, scientists and activists from more than 120 countries...

Thousands protest migrant deaths at Spain-Morocco border

Jul. 01, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people in several Spanish cities Friday protested the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation. The...

Wimbledon wild-card entry outside top 100 gets Djokovic next

Jul. 01, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It is, to be sure, the stuff of movies: An oft-injured guy ranked outside the top 100, making his Grand Slam debut thanks to a wild card, knocks out two seeded players on his way to a fourth-round matchup at Wimbledon against none other than No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the...

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Jul. 01, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health...

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Jul. 01, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the...

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

Jul. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Nigeria on Friday signed an agreement paving the way for the return of hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa more than 120 years ago — an accord that Nigerian officials hope will prompt other countries to follow suit. ...

Wimbledon updates | Sinner, Alcaraz advance to 4th round

Jul. 01, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 6:40 p.m. Jannik Sinner withstood the aces and reached the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The 6-foot-10 Isner hit ace No....

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

Jul. 01, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris...

International Criminal Court marks 20th anniversary

Jul. 01, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court marked the 20th anniversary of its establishment Friday as its prosecutors probed war crimes in countries around the world, including what one expert called a “make or break” investigation in Ukraine. The court,...

Germany wants ads, influencers to note use of beauty filters

Jul. 01, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German state officials said Friday that they want advertisers and social media influencers to label any photos that have used so-called beauty filters. Critics argue that the filters, which offer easy ways to touch up images and remove supposed blemishes, promote...