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Inflation, Russia-Ukraine war draw G7 finance leaders' focus

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers for the Group of Seven leading economies grappled Thursday with deepening inflation concerns and the immediate effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with ...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street's growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication tha...

Jordan offers to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II has offered to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus through the summer fire season, the Cypriot foreign minister said Monday. Mini...

House approves bill to take aim at gasoline 'price gouging'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided House approved legislation Thursday to crack down on alleged price gouging by oil companies and other energy producers as prices at the pump continue to soar. ...

East Timor celebrates independence anniversary, new leader

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of Asia’s youngest country late Thursday as it marks its 20th a...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, but the total number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits is at a 53-year low. Applications for unemploym...

Poland deputy economic chief discusses investment opportunities in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Poland's Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Technology Grzegorz Piechowiak, who is leading a delegation in Taiwan, visited Kaohsiung to meet with Taiwanese of...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority g...

Taiwan foreign minister delivers message at woman empowerment forum in Guatemala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) delivered a pre-recorded speech during a semi-virtual forum, held in Guatemala, on women’s economic empowerment in Central America o...

UK freezes assets on Russian airlines, preventing slot sale

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Thursday froze the assets of three Russian airlines, preventing them from selling landing slots at U.K. airports that are worth up to 50 million pounds ($62 million). ...

Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight

More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to shop for groceries for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday as authorities set out more plans for exiting the city-wide COVID-19 ...

New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Thursday it will hand out an extra few hundred dollars to more than 2 million lower-income adults to help them navigate what it describes a...

Bangkok governor election seen as national harbinger

BANGKOK (AP) — Nine years after the last elections, and six years after the military government installed its governor, residents of the bustling Thai capital will finally cast their ballots Sunday fo...

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing com...

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On a recent nighttime visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader's lieutenants have quarant...