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Diary of 12-year-old Ukrainian refugee to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — The reflections of a 12-year-old refugee from the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be published this fall. Yeva Skalietska's book is called “You Don’t Know What War Is: The Diary of a ...

Lithuania deputy agriculture minister visits Food Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania’s deputy minister of agriculture arrived in Taiwan to open the Baltic country’s pavilion at the Food Taipei international fair and to discuss coopera...

Putin vows to reroute Russian exports to BRICS nations

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow was in the process of redirecting its trade and oil exports to BRICS countries as a result of Western sanctions. The BRICS group comprises ...

Luxury market seen as growing in 2022 despite inflation, war

MILAN (AP) — Neither inflation nor the war in Ukraine are threatening to take a bite out of the luxury fashion market, according to a study published Tuesday. While much of the world...

Taiwan culture minister visits French Senate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Culture Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) visited France’s Senate in Paris in the company of a senior senator, reports said Monday (June 20). Lee and his spouse, Democra...

Poland cuts Russia-based player out of World Cup plans

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland won't consider defender Maciej Rybus in its plans for the World Cup in Qatar after he signed a new contract with a Russian club. The Polish soccer federa...

Philippines: President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. names himself agriculture minister

The son of a former dictator and soon-to-be president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, said on Monday that he will also serve as the country's secretary of agriculture when he takes office...

Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday weighed

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that she expects the U.S. economy to slow in the months ahead, but that a recession is not inevitable. Yellen ...

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but ...

Denmark says Russian warship violated its waters, twice

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's military says a Russian warship has violated its territorial waters. The Defense Command of the Danish armed forces says a Russian corvette enter...

Biden hosts climate meeting amid high gas price pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Equating the oil and gas industry to Big Tobacco, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that “fossil fuel producers and financiers have humanity by the throat...

UN agency: Third of Sudan's population faces hunger crisis

CAIRO (AP) — A third of Sudan' population is currently facing a food crisis due to the compounded impact of climate shocks, political turmoil and rising global food prices, the U.N. food agency said T...

Egypt, Israel to boost gas supply to EU amid Ukraine war

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Israel and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce their dependence on supplies from Russia as the ...

Taiwan fines TV station for erroneous reports about Chinese invasion, volcano eruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Communications Commission (NCC) is fining Chinese Television System (CTS) a total of NT$1 million (US$33,700) for erroneously reporting a Chinese invasion and...

Austrian government presents package to cushion inflation

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government on Tuesday presented a package of measures aimed at cushioning the impact of high inflation that includes 500-euro ($523) payments for all residents and a three-m...