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Lebanese general renews mediation over missing US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security chief has met U.S. officials in Washington as part of mediation between Washington and Damascus for the release of an American journalist missing in Syria, the head o...

Pope greets Russian patriarch, criticized for 'naive' policy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as...

Jurors in trial linked to Russia probe shown billing records

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign repeatedly billed to the campaign “general political advice" and legal work related to a since-debunked secret back channel ...

Davos updates | Israeli president seeks economic partnership

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog is calling on other nations to consider a “renewable Middle East” as a resource for sustainable food, water and energy solutions. ...

Live updates | Switzerland to aid Ukraine with asset seizure

BERLIN — The Swiss government on Wednesday said it will initiate proceedings to confiscate more than 100 million francs ($104 million) in assets of a close associate of former Ukrainian President Vikt...

Russia says it will pay foreign debt in rubles after US ban

Russia says it will pay dollar-denominated foreign debt in rubles, a move that is likely to be seen by foreign investors as a default. The U.S. Treasury Department led by Janet Yelle...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than...

Delegations from Sweden, Finland hold NATO talks in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Senior officials from Sweden and Finland met with Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Wednesday in an effort to overcome Turkey’s strong objections to the Nordic nations' bids to j...

Ukraine: Russia must withdraw to pre-war positions for talks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Russia must pull back to its pre-war positions as a first step before diplomatic talks, a negotiating line that Moscow is unlikely to agree...

Released from Russia, Jehovah's Witness returns to Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Wednesday has returned to Denmark after spending five years in a Russian prison under Moscow’s crackdown on the religious group, the organizati...

France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia des...

EU seeks more clout against sanctioned Russian oligarchs

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm entered sensitive legal territory on Wednesday with a proposal to confiscate the frozen assets of oligarchs who try to violate the bloc’s sanctions o...

Russian rockets hit eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovsk

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian rocket strikes came early in the morning in the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovsk on Wednesday, shaking buildings, jolting people out of bed and sending chunks of...

Davos gathering overshadowed by global economic worries

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Soaring inflation. Russia’s war in Ukraine. Squeezed supply chains. The threat of food insecurity around the world. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The ris...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Wednesday, May 25, 2022 _____ City/Town, Country;Wednesday's Weather Condition;Wednesday's High Temp (C);Wednesday's Low Temp (C);Th...