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Halted shipments of Russian oil resume to Slovakia

Slovakia's economy minister says oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries have resumed after a problem over transit payments was resolved
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FILE - Istvan Szekeres, engineer of the Hungarian Oil and Gas Company (MOL) checks the receiving area of the Druzhba oil pipeline in the country's largest oil refinery in Szazhalombata, south of Budapest, Hungary, Jan. 9, 2007. Several countries in Europe dependent on Russian energy suffered another blow with confirmation Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 that oil shipments have stopped through a critical pipeline. Russian state pipeline operator Transneft said it halted shipments through the southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, which flows through Ukraine to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
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Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba

A deadly fire that has consumed at least half of a large oil facility in western Cuba and threatened to worsen the island’s energy crisis has been largely controlled after nearly five days
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A firefighter walks on the site of a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility's eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)
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Greece: Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks

Greek authorities say a major search and rescue operation is under way east of the island of Karpathos after a boat reportedly carrying dozens of migrants sank during the night
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South Africa to charge 14 miners with the rapes of 8 women

South African prosecutors have charged seven self-employed miners with the rapes of eight women nearly two weeks ago in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg
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Anxiety rises over claims in Kenya's close presidential vote

Human rights groups are warning anxious Kenyans over “rising levels of false or misleading information being shared on social media” as the country awaits the results of a close presidential election
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An electoral worker stands with ballot boxes lined up and ready to be stored at a collection and tallying center in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was lower than usual. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Wildfire in southwestern France: 8,000 people evacuated

Firefighters were battling a wildfire in southwestern France on Wednesday in an area known for its pine forests that was ravaged by flames last month
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This photo provided by the fire brigade of the Gironde region SDIS 33, (Departmental fire and rescue service 33) shows flames consume trees at a forest fire in Saint Magne, south of Bordeaux, south western France, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. ( SDIS 33 Service Audiovisuel via AP)
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Arrests in western Mexico set off destruction in 2 states

Authorities made a series of arrests of drug cartel figures in western Mexico that set off destruction of vehicles and businesses in two states in apparent reaction
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Attack in Crimea could mark new front for war in Ukraine

ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy discusses the latest on the war in Ukraine as the country attacks a Russian air base in Crimea.
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VIDEO: Attack in Crimea could mark new front for war in Ukraine
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Rhine River could fall below critical mark, risking industry

German officials say water levels on the Rhine River could reach a critically low point in the coming days, making the transport of goods along the river increasingly difficult
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The river Rhine is pictured with low water in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. The low water levels are threatening Germany's industry as more and more ships are unable to traverse the key waterway. Severe drought will worsen in Europe in August as a hot and dry summer persists. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Iraq Shiite cleric behind parliament sit-in steps up demands

An influential Shiite cleric in Iraq whose supporters earlier this month stormed the parliament in Baghdad and are holding a sit-in outside the building, has stepped up his demands and issued a veiled threat of violence
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FILE - Populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, speaks during a mews conference in Najaf, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2021. Residents of the impoverished Baghdad suburb of Sadr City say they they support al-Sadr an influential Shiite cleric who called on thousands of his followers to storm Iraq's parliament. Al-Sadr derives his political weight largely from their seemingly unending support. And yet, they are among Iraq’s most destitute. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil, File)
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Deadly anti-government protests erupt in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's vice president says there have been fatalities amid clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the capital
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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Ukraine’s air force says that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed.
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Rising smoke can be seen from the beach at Saky after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, Tuesday Aug. 9, 2022. The explosion of munitions caused a fire at a military air base in Russian-annexed Crimea Tuesday but no casualties or damage to stationed warplanes, Russia's Defense Ministry said. (UGC via AP)
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US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

President Joe Biden says the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago urging Damascus to help bring him back home
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FILE - In this image taken from undated video posted to YouTube, American freelance journalist Austin Tice, who had been reporting for American news organizations in Syria until his disappearance in August 2012, prays in Arabic and English while blindfolded in the presence of gunmen. President Joe Biden says Washington is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago urging Damascus to help bring him back home. Biden’s comments were released in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, by the White House to mark the 10th anniversary since Tice was abducted. (AP Photo, File)
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5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Officials in eastern Congo say that at least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Butembo town
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Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

Sri Lanka's justice minister has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters calling for political reforms and solutions to the country’s economic crisis
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Trade union and civil society activists led by leftists' People Liberation Front shout slogans denouncing president Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Placard in Sinhalese reads " Obey the people's mandate". Hundreds of Sri Lankans Tuesday rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against those who protested peacefully against the country’s worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy

China’s 11 million university graduates are struggling in a bleak job market as repeated shutdowns under China’s “zero-COVID policy” force companies to retrench and drive many restaurants and other small employers out of business
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Recent college graduate Liu Qian walks along a street in Beijing, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Liu is one of 11 million new graduates desperate for work in a bleak job market as anti-virus controls force factories, restaurants and other employers to close. The survivors are cutting jobs and wages. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
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EU to stop Greek budget watch in formal end to major crisis

The European Commission says it's winding up years of surveillance of Greek government spending
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FILE - The Greek, right, and the European flags wave under the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, July 5, 2015. The European Union's budget watchdog announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that it is winding up years of surveillance of Greek government spending. The move marks a formal end to a major crisis that threatened to see Greece ejected from the euro single currency group, imposed severe hardship on its citizens and roiled global financial markets. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
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Fears water levels in Rhine could fall below critical mark

Officials in Germany say water levels on the Rhine could reach a critically low point in coming days, making the transport of goods along the river increasingly difficult
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The river Rhine is pictured with low water in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. The low water levels are threatening Germany's industry as more and more ships are unable to traverse the key waterway. Severe drought will worsen in Europe in August as a hot and dry summer persists. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Cleanup and recovery efforts have accelerated in South Korea’s greater capital region
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A woman cleans up debris after the water drained from a submerged traditional market following heavy rainfall in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Heavy rains drenched South Korea's capital region, turning the streets of Seoul's affluent Gangnam district into a river, leaving submerged vehicles and overwhelming public transport systems. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Stranded whale euthanized after removal from French river

A beluga whale was stranded for days in the Seine River.
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The Beluga whale swims in the lock of Notre Dame de la Garenne prior to be moved, in Saint-Pierre-la-Garenne, west of Paris, France, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. French environmentalists are moving a dangerously think Beluga that had strayed into the Seine River last week to a salt-water river basin to try and save its life. Lamya Essemlali, president of Sea Shepherd France, said the ethereal white mammal measuring 4-meters will be transported to the salty water for "a period of care" by medics who suspect the mammal is sick. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
August 10

Chinese court rejects appeal in high-profile #MeToo case

A Chinese court has rejected an appeal  from a woman seeking an apology and damages in a high-profile case from the country’s short-lived #MeToo movement
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Plain clothes policemen wearing face masks stand watch as they stop journalists from getting near to the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Zhou Xiaoxuan, a former intern at state broadcaster China Central Television, filling her appeal case against CCTV host Zhu Jun of groping and forcibly kissing her in 2014, in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. A Chinese court rejected an appeal Wednesday from a woman seeking an apology and damages in a high-profile case from the country's short-lived #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
August 10

Italy's far-right Meloni on vote: I'm no danger to democracy

Italy's far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of next month's elections, is insisting she won't be a danger to democracy if she becomes the country's next premier
August 10
FILE -- Brothers of Italy's far-right party Giorgia Meloni attends a media event for center-right leaders ahead of the March 4 general elections, in Rome, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Meloni, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of the Sept. 25 parliamentary elections, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, said in a message recorded in English, French and Spanish, and distributed by her campaign, that she won’t be a danger to democracy if she becomes premier, and also dismissed as “nonsense” concerns that if her Brothers of Italy party comes to power, making her Italy's first far-right premier, there would be a risk of “anti-democratic drift” or “an authoritarian turn", or that the country might exit the euro-currency membership group. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 10

German FinMin pitches $10B tax cuts to ease inflation pain

Germany’s finance minister says the government plans to make tax cuts worth more than 10 billion euros ($10.2 billion) to benefit broad sections of the population squeezed by high energy costs and inflation
August 10
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
August 10

Lawyer: UAE overturns sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

A lawyer says the United Arab Emirates has overturned a three-year prison sentence for an American citizen who had represented the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in 2018
August 10
August 10

China reaffirms threat of military force to annex Taiwan

China has reaffirmed its threat to use military force to control Taiwan.
August 10
FILE - In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a People's Liberation Army member looks through binoculars during military exercises as Taiwan's frigate Lan Yang is seen at the rear on Aug. 5, 2022. China on Wednesday, Aug. 10, reaffirmed its threat to use military force to bring self-governing Taiwan under its control, amid threatening Chinese military exercises that have raised tensions between the sides to their highest level in years. (Lin Jian/Xinhua via AP, File)
August 10

15 soldiers killed by roadside bombs in north Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's army says that at least 15 soldiers were killed in the country's north when their vehicles hit land mines, including a rescue team that hit a second explosive device when they were rushing to help
August 10
August 10

Russia targets reporter with raid, probe over war criticism

Russian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine
August 10
FILE - Marina Ovsyannikova, a former Russian state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, speaks to journalists as she arrives for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 28, 2022. Russian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow's special military operation in Ukraine. The case against Marina Ovsyannikova was launched under a law that penalizes statements against the military. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
August 10

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling a nuclear power plant.
August 10
FILE - In this handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Aug. 7, 2022, a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia plant is in southern Ukraine, near the town of Enerhodar on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is one of the 10 biggest nuclear plants in the world. Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
August 10

Yemen officials say fresh infighting kills 35 in south

Yemeni officials say that infighting among pro-government forces has killed 35 troops in a southern province in the past 24 hours, a development that threatens a ceasefire in the country’s wider conflict
August 10
August 10

Inflation rises in Denmark, Norway, hitting food costs hard

Annual inflation in Denmark came at 8.7% last month — rising at the fastest pace since 1983 — while the figure in neighboring Norway reached 6.8%
August 10
August 10

French authorities say that the beluga whale that was stranded for days in the Seine River has died

French authorities say that the beluga whale that was stranded for days in the Seine River has died
August 10
August 10

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe
August 10
FILE - In this handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Aug. 7, 2022, a general view of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia plant is in southern Ukraine, near the town of Enerhodar on the banks of the Dnieper River. It is one of the 10 biggest nuclear plants in the world. Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
August 10

Japan's Toshiba boosts profit on devices, auto sector demand

Toshiba has reported a 44% improvement in profit in the last quarter as the Japanese technology giant revamps its brand image and seeks to reassure investors about its management
August 10
FILE - The logo of Toshiba Corp. is seen at a company's building in Kawasaki near Tokyo, on Feb. 19, 2022. Toshiba reported Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2022, a 44% improvement in profit for the first fiscal quarter as the Japanese technology giant sought to revamp its brand image and reassure investors about its management. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
August 10

In race to win, UK Conservatives accused of ignoring crises

Britain's Conservatives are choosing the country's new prime minister.
August 10
Conservative Party leadership candidate Liz Truss smiles during a visit to the Onside Future Youth Zone in London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. As Britain swelters through a roasting summer, and braces for a cold financial reckoning in the fall, calls for the Conservative government to act are getting louder.But the Conservatives are busy choosing a new leader, through a prolonged party election whose priorities often seem remote from the country’s growing turmoil. (Dylan Martinez/PA via AP)
August 10

Cathay Pacific losses narrow as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways says losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers
August 10
FILE - A man walks at the Cathay City, the headquarters of Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The airline said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 10

Chinese envoy tells Australia to show 'caution' over Taiwan

A Chinese envoy says Australia’s recent change of government is a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with caution.”
August 10
Chinese Ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Australia’s recent change of government was a chance to “reset” its troubled relationship with China, but the new administration must “handle the Taiwan question with caution,” a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
August 10

Rescuers to move whale stranded in French river to saltwater

French environmentalists are preparing to move a beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater basin in the Normandy region
August 10
In this image, taken Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 by environmental group Sea Shepherd, shows a Beluga whale in the Seine river in Notre Dame de la Garenne, west of Paris. French environmentalists said Monday efforts to feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River have failed so far. Experts are now seeking ways to get the animal out of the river lock where it is now stuck. (Sea Shepherd via AP)
August 09

Top Chinese, South Korean diplomats pledge closer ties

Comes at a time of deepening rivalry between Beijing and Washington.
August 09
In this photo provided by South Korea Foreign Ministry, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, left, bumps elbows with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi prior to their meeting in Qingdao, China, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (South Korea Foreign Ministry via AP)
August 09

Sri Lankans rally against crackdown on protesters

Hundreds of Sri Lankans have rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against peaceful protesters demanding answers to the country’s worst economic crisis
August 09
Trade union and civil society activists led by leftists' People Liberation Front shout slogans denouncing president Ranil Wickremesinghe as they march in streets in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Hundreds of Sri Lankans Tuesday rallied against a government crackdown and the use of emergency laws against those who protested peacefully against the country’s worst economic crisis in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
August 09

Deputy Secretary Sherman says US 'doubling down' on Pacific

Critics have accused the U.S. of neglecting the region.
August 09
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, left, hands New Zealand Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash a NASA t-shirt Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during an agreement-signing event in Wellington, New Zealand. The United States is doubling down on its investment in the Pacific, said Sherman on Tuesday as she concluded a five-nation visit to the region. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
August 09

Monkeys under attack in Brazil amid rising monkeypox fears

The World Health Organization has expressed sorrow for the killing of monkeys in Brazil amid fears of monkeypox contagion
August 09
August 09
In this photo provided by the University of Arizona and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a male jaguar photographed by motion-detection wildlife cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains in Arizona on April 30, 20215 as part of a Citizen Science jaguar monitoring project conducted by the University of Arizona, in coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to Borderlands Linkages, a binational collaboration of eight conservation groups, this cat is known as “El Jefe,” or “The Boss,“ is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the border and one of few known to have crossed the border. (University of Arizona and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
August 09

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Powerful explosions have rocked a Russian air base in Crimea, and authorities say at least one person was killed and several others wounded
August 09
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, awards Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of the southern city of Melitopol, in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 17, 2022. Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of the southern city of Melitopol who spent a long time in Russian captivity, said the increasingly active guerrilla movement in the region will derail Moscow's plans to organize votes on joining Russia in southeastern Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
August 09

US Virgin Islands creates park system, adds 30 properties

The U.S. Virgin Islands has created a new territorial parks system that protects more than 30 areas from commercial development and reserves them for activities including hiking and beaching
August 09
August 09

As Mexico's inflation hits 8.15%, families cut back

Mexico's annualized inflation rate has hit 8.15% in July, the highest in more than two decades
August 09
A man shops for vegetables at a market in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Mexico's annual inflation rate rose to 8.15% in July, driven largely by the rising price of food, according to government data released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 09

At least 9 dead in flooding as torrential rain batters Seoul

The rainfall, which is the heaviest since South Korea began tracking precipitation, is expected to last until Wednesday.
August 09
The rainfall, which is the heaviest since South Korea began tracking precipitation, is expected to last until Wednesday.
August 09

Blinken calls for end to Congo violence, backs negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. will support efforts lead by Kenya and Angola to put an end to the violence in Congo’s east and to help solve the central African nation’s crisis with Rwanda
August 09
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa meet together at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Blinken is on a ten day trip to Cambodia, Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
August 09

As Mexico's inflation hits 8.15%, families cut back

Mexico's annualized inflation rate has hit 8.15% in July, the highest in almost two two decades
August 09
A man shops for vegetables at a market in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Mexico's annual inflation rate rose to 8.15% in July, driven largely by the rising price of food, according to government data released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 09

Raging fire consumes 4th tank at Cuba oil storage facility

Flames have engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island facing a growing energy crisis
August 09
Residents wait in line to buy groceries next door to a coffee shop that has a sign announcing free coffee and water for those working to extinguish a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered by lighting that struck one of the facility’s eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
August 09

Heavy rain batters central South Korea, killing 9

The Meteorological Administration forecasts the rain will last until Wednesday.
August 09
A man wades alongside submerged cars in a street during heavy rainfall in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, on Aug. 8, 2022.