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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 9:27 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has slashed its forecasts for economic growth in the 27-nation bloc amid the prospect of a drawn-out Russian war in Ukraine and disruptions to energy supplies. The EU's gross domestic...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

BUFFALO (AP): On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Most of the victims were black. Officials said they are...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

DUBAI (AP) An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world, to pay their respects to the federation’s late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

TOKYO (AP): Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the US military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 5:27 PM

LAGUNA WOODS, California (AP) — One person was killed and four others were critically wounded in a shooting Sunday at a Southern California church, authorities said. Deputies detained one person and recovered a weapon following the shooting...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 2:47 PM

BERLIN (AP) — Finland's government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden's governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 11:28 AM

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 11:08 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday said it would keep a window open to export wheat to food-deficit countries at the government level despite restrictions announced two days earlier. India's Commerce Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam told...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 6:08 PM

TURKANA, Kenya (AP) — A top United Nations humanitarian official has raised concern about people going hungry in a remote part of northern Kenya, joining calls for the international community to commit more resources to address the wider...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 4:26 PM

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries. The group said that urgent measures are needed to...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 3:50 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At least 10 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Details on the number of additional people shot at the Tops...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognised nearly 50...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 10:45 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has banned exports of wheat effective immediately, citing a risk to its food security, partly due to the war in Ukraine. A notice in the government gazette by the Directorate of Foreign Trade, dated Friday,...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 10:14 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country has seen increasing numbers of new cases and somewhat higher...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 2:53 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency. In theory, the measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 9:44 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier went on trial Friday in Kyiv for the killing of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian, marking the first war crime prosecution of a member of the Russian military after 11 weeks of bloodshed in...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 9:38 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that his plan to buy Twitter is “temporarily on hold” as he tries to pinpoint the exact number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

KYIV, Ukraine (AP): Finland’s leaders on Thursday came out in favour of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent January 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:09 AM

BASSETERRE (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Tuesday said he had asked Governor General Samuel Seaton to dissolve Parliament with immediate effect, after announcing the dismissal of several ministers, including his deputy, Shawn Richards,...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:09 AM

ZAPORIZHZHIA (AP): Ukraine’s top prosecutor disclosed plans on Wednesday for the first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier, as fighting raged in the east and south and the Kremlin left open the possibility of annexing a corner of the...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States Senate fell far short on Wednesday in a rushed effort towards enshrining Roe v Wade abortion access as federal law, blocked by a Republican filibuster in a blunt display of the nation’s partisan divide over the...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 4:45 PM

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's top prosecutor disclosed plans Wednesday for the first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier, as fighting raged in the east and south and the Kremlin left open the possibility of annexing a...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 4:40 PM

Cleaner air in the United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new US government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links changes in regionalised air pollution across the globe to...

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