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Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko says Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital
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Smoke billows the air from a residential buildings following explosions, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 26, 2022. Several explosions rocked the west of the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, with at least two residential buildings struck, according to Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Villagers see destruction everywhere and help in short supply days after an earthquake devastated a remote region of southeast Afghanistan and killed at least 1,150 people
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Afghan girl carries a donated matrace after an earthquake in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Friday, June 24, 2022. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes in the country's deadliest quake in two decades, the state-run news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi
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Live updates | G-7 leaders plan ban on Russian gold imports

U.S. President Joe Biden says that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies intend to announce a ban on imports of gold from Russia
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A view of the secluded Schloss Elmau luxury hotel in Elmau, Germany, Sunday, June 26, 2022, where President Joe Biden and the other leaders of the Group of Seven, G-7, leading economic powers will attend their annual summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Carpe diem: In Ukraine, war turning love into marriages

A growing number of couples in Ukraine are speedily turning love into matrimony because of the war with Russia
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Yevhen Levchenko and Nadiia Prytula leave after getting married in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. After the wedding the couple must separate, Nadiia goes to study abroad and Yevhen stays because men cannot leave the country. A growing number of couples in Ukraine are speedily turning love into matrimony because of the war with Russia. Some are soldiers, marrying just before they head off to fight. Others are united in determination that living and loving to the full are more important than ever in the face of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Biden: Group of Seven nations to announce ban on Russian gold imports in latest round of sanctions over Ukraine war

Biden: Group of Seven nations to announce ban on Russian gold imports in latest round of sanctions over Ukraine war
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Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

Survivors have described how more than 100 people were killed in Mali in an attack by a Jihadi group just as villagers in central region were beginning to enjoy a peace deal signed last year in the West African country
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As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives to pose for photos with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid. But host nation Spain and other members are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow’s influence in Africa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File)
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EXPLAINER: Why Germany is pushing for a 'climate club'

At this year's G-7 summit Germany will push its plan for countries to join together in a ‘climate club' to tackle global warming
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As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives to pose for photos with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid. But host nation Spain and other members are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow’s influence in Africa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File)
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In Lebanon, how to say 'I do' sparks fierce debate

In Lebanon, a debate over civil marriages is mired in religious and political entanglements
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Mazen Jaber and Dona-Maria Nammour, who had a civil marriage in Cyprus earlier this year, laugh as they speak during an interview with The Associated Press at their home in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 3, 2022. In Lebanon, the question of civil marriage is a contentious issue mired in fierce religious and political debates. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
June 26

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong's last hand-painted porcelain factory

Step into Yuet Tung China Works, Hong Kong’s last remaining hand-painted porcelain factory, and you find yourself surrounded by stacks of dinnerware, each piece painstakingly decorated by hand with vibrant motifs of flowers, fruits and animals. Joseph Tso, the third-generation owner of the factory, and his small team are among the few people in Hong Kong who have mastered the traditional technique of painting “guangcai,” or Canton porcelain. It is a fading art in this modern metropolis, as fewer young people are willing to put in the time and effort required to master the craft or to work at the factory full-time. “The business environment in Hong Kong is not suitable for labor-intensive industries,” Tso said. “Hong Kong’s traditional handicraft industry is gradually declining. It will eventually disappear.” Guangcai, which comes from the nearby Chinese city of Guangzhou, is characterized by an overglaze technique in which the painter sketches a design on white porcelain and...
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June 25

Ecuador's government lifts state of emergency amid protests

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has lifted a state of emergency he’d imposed in six provinces amid an Indigenous-led strike, a surprise move that comes as lawmakers in the National Assembly hear an opposition petition to remove him from office
June 25
A protester dressed as a llama, takes part in a rally showing support for the recent protests and national strike against the government of President Guillermo Lasso, near the National Assembly, in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, June 25, 2022. Ecuador’s president charged Friday that the Indigenous leader heading the nationwide strike is seeking to stage a coup and warned he will use all legal tools to contain the violence unleashed by the demonstrations. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
June 25

8 bodies found, may be kidnapped workers from Mexican resort

Eight bodies have been found on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, and they appear to be those of eight men apparently kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast
June 25
June 25

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russian forces press momentum as Ukrainian troops withdraw from Sievierodonetsk.
June 25
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko shake hands during their meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 25

Groups in Spain and Morocco push for border deaths inquiry

Moroccan state media are reporting that the number of people who were killed after they tried to scale a border fence between Morocco and a Spanish enclave in North Africa has risen to 23
June 25
Riot police officers cordon off the area after migrants arrive on Spanish soil and crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Melilla, Spain, Friday, June 24, 2022. Dozens of migrants stormed the border crossing between Morocco and the Spanish enclave city of Melilla on Friday in what is the first such incursion since Spain and Morocco mended diplomatic relations last month. (AP Photo/Javier Bernardo)
June 25

Iraqi PM heads to Saudi Arabia, Iran for new dialogue

Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's office says he has arrived in Saudi Arabia on an official visit
June 25
FILE - Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Al-Kadhimi is set to fly to Saudi Arabia, followed by Iran, carrying a new initiative aimed at renewing talks between the two regional arch foes, an official said Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
June 25

Russian military says separatist fighters in full control of Sievierodonetsk chemical plant, last Ukrainian holdout

Russian military says separatist fighters in full control of Sievierodonetsk chemical plant, last Ukrainian holdout
June 25
June 25

Clash with police leaves 1 Indigenous person dead in Brazil

A confrontation between military police and members of the Guarani Kaiowá group south of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil near the Paraguay border left at least one Indigenous person dead and seven wounded
June 25
June 25

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Mexico City hosted a mass wedding for couples as part of celebrations of Pride.
June 25
Dayanny Marcelo and her wife Mayela Villalobos react after a judge declare officially married during a mass wedding ceremony organized by city authorities as part of the LGBT pride month celebrations, in Mexico City, Friday, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
June 25

Mali junta paves way for elections with new law

Mali is preparing the ground to return to constitutional rule following its last coup in 2020 after the junta leader Col. Assimi Goita signed a new law that paved the way for elections in the West African country
June 25
June 25

Congo bishops say pope's Canada trip a good sign for future

Congo’s Catholic bishop say Pope Francis' decision to go ahead with a trip to Canada was an “encouraging sign” that his knee treatment was working
June 25
Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for the participants into the World Meeting of Families in Rome, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The World Meeting of Families was created by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and celebrated every three years since then in different cities. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 25

Leader of Mali's junta signs election law letting him run

Mali’s junta leader has signed a new law paving the way for elections and a return of the country to constitutional rule
June 25
June 25

Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe has opened a new museum that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society
June 25
Installations inside Flugt, (the Danish word for escape) a new museum for refugee stories, in Oksboel, Denmark, Friday, June, 24, 2022. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe and Germany’s deputy chancellor are to inaugurate a new museum that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society. The story of the museum, which will be inaugurated Saturday, starts with the Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. (John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 25

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event has gone ahead this weekend
June 25
People take part in the 'Warsaw and Kyiv Pride' marching for freedom in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 25, 2022. Due to Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine the 10th anniversary of the equality march in Kyiv can't take place in the usual format in the Ukrainian capital. The event joined Warsaw's yearly equality parade, the largest gay pride event in central Europe, using it as a platform to keep international attention focused on the Ukrainian struggle for freedom. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
June 25

Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will resume in coming days

The European Union and Iran say they have agreed to resume negotiations in Vienna in the coming days over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers
June 25
June 25

Pope hails families, blasts 'culture of waste' after Roe

Pope Francis is urging families to shun “selfish” decisions that are indifferent to life as he closed out a big Vatican family rally a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion
June 25
Pope Francis presides over a mass celebrated by U.S. Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for the participants into the World Meeting of Families in Rome, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The World Meeting of Families was created by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and celebrated every three years since then in different cities. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 25

Spain unveils emergency actions to curb soaring living costs

The Spanish government has approved a package of emergency economic measures worth more than 9 billion euros ($9.5 billion) to try to temper the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
June 25
FILE - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez gestures during news conference at the Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania, on March 17, 2022. The Spanish government has approved a package of emergency economic measures worth more than 9 billion euros (9.5 billion dollars) in a bid to temper the economic fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Saturday June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)
June 25

Guatemala court blocks anti-corruption agreement

A Guatemalan court has tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht
June 25
FILE - Former communications minister Alejandro Sinibaldi is escorted by police to a courtroom after surrendering to the authorities, in Guatemala City, Aug. 24, 2020. A Guatemalan court tossed out an agreement that made it easier to prosecute bribery involving the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The ruling announced Friday, June 24, 2022, came in response to an appeal by Sinibaldi, who had been accused of taking bribes from Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
June 25

Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Pride festival

A gunman who opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district has killed two men and left more than 20 other people injured during the LGBTQ Pride festival in Norway's capital
June 25
Flowers are left as a spontaneous pride parade arrives at the scene of a shooting in central Oslo, Saturday, June 25, 2022. Norwegian police say they are investigating an overnight shooting in Oslo that killed two people and injured more than a dozen as a case of possible terrorism. In a news conference Saturday, police officials said the man arrested after the shooting was a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin who was previously known to police but not for major crimes. (Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
June 25

Gabon and Togo admitted into Commonwealth group of nations

The African nations of Gabon and Togo have been admitted into the Commonwealth group of nations
June 25
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations Patricia Scotland, second left, arrives for the Leaders' Retreat on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Dan Kitwood/Pool Photo via AP)
June 25

Turkish president: Sweden hasn't alleviated NATO concerns

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Sweden’s prime minister he hasn't seen any “tangible” moves to address Turkey’s concerns about her country joining NATO
June 25
June 25

Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

A mayor in northern Italy signed an ordinance turning off public fountains.
June 25
FILE - People fish near a hydroelectric power plant at Isola Serafini, on the Po river in San Nazzaro, Italy, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The drying up of the river is jeopardizing drinking water in Italy's densely populated and highly industrialized districts and threatening irrigation in the most intensively farmed part of the country. The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday, June 25, 2022, turning off public decorative fountains and limiting water sprinklers in Italy’s business capital as northern Italy endures one of the worst droughts in decades. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 25

Oslo police believe mass shooting that killed 2 and injured 10 was terror attack

The Oslo Pride festival says the Pride parade set for Saturday is now canceled.
June 25
Police secure the area after a shooting in Oslo on June 25, 2022. - Two people were killed and several others seriously wounded in a shooting in central Oslo, Norwegian police said on June 25.
June 25

Protesters gather as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

About 4,000 protesters have gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers are set to hold their annual gathering in the Germany's Bavarian Alps
June 25
Activists from Oxfam wear giant heads depicting G7 leaders as they pose with a giant syringe during a demonstration in Munich, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The G7 Summit will take place at Castle Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen from June 26 through June 28, 2022. Leaders depicted from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 25

Xi taking part in Hong Kong anniversary but no word on visit

The Chinese government says President Xi Jinping will participate in next week’s celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China
June 25
FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the People's Liberation Army soldiers at a camp in Hong Kong on June 30, 2017. Xi will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony's 1997 return to China, a state news agency said Saturday, June 25, 2022, in his first trip outside the mainland since the start of the coronavirus pandemic 2 1/2 years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
June 25

European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor

The mayor of Ukraine's capital has warned that an imposter is posing as him.
June 25
FILE -- Berlin's mayor Franziska Giffey speaks during a press conference on the opening of the 'Welcome Hall State of Berlin' for refugees from the Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, warned Saturday of fake calls by an anonymous person posing as himself, after several European mayors, as Giffey, were duped into wrongly believing they were holding video call with the real Klitschko. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
June 25

Egypt’s president holds talks with visiting Qatari emir

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt was holding talks with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is vising Cairo for the first time in years
June 25
In this photo made available by Qatar News Agency, QNA, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, right, is welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi upon his arrival at Cairo airport, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 24, 2022. Qatar's emir arrived to hold talks with Egypt's president in his first visit since the two countries agreed to reset relations after more than seven years of diplomatic animosity. (QNA via AP)
June 25

Turkish state media: Detained Greek spied on border defenses

Turkey's state-run news agency says security forces have detained a Greek citizen accused of spying for Athens’ intelligence service
June 25
June 25

Pakistan plane carrying aid joins Afghan quake relief effort

New relief supplies rolled into eastern Afghanistan after this week's powerful earthquake that state media said killed at least 1,150
June 25
Afghans pray for relatives killed in an earthquake to a burial site l in Gayan village, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 23, 2022. A powerful earthquake struck a rugged, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, flattening stone and mud-brick homes in the country's deadliest quake in two decades, the state-run news agency reported. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)
June 25

Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1

Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck a southern Iranian province, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30 others
June 25
June 25

Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls from his Conservative Party to change direction after two thumping special election defeats
June 25
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the Leaders' Retreat on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Dan Kitwood/Pool Photo via AP)
June 25

Bangladesh marks opening of country's longest bridge

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations
June 25
A crowd gathers to watch the opening of Bangladesh's longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, over Padma River on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The 6.51-kilometer (4.04-mile) bridge cost an estimated $3.6 billion and was paid for with domestic funds after the World Bank and other global lending agencies declined to finance the project following a graft scandal involving a Canadian construction company linked to the bridge. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
June 25

Norwegian security service raises terror alert level after mass shooting

Norwegian security service raises terror alert level after mass shooting
June 25
June 25

French lawmakers want abortion rights in constitution

A group of lawmakers from French President Emmanuel Macron's party is proposing a bill to inscribe abortion rights into the constitution
June 25
June 25

Here we go again: Strike snarls UK trains for a third day

Train stations are all but deserted across Britain on the third day of a national strike that snarled the weekend plans of millions
June 25
A strike sign is displayed by an entrance at Waterloo train station, in London, during a railway workers strike, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Millions of people in Britain faced disruption Thursday as railway staff staged their second national walkout this week. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 25

'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

Hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Amhara, were slaughtered in a village and its surroundings this month in the latest explosion of ethnic violence in Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation
June 25
Hundreds of people were slaughtered in a village and its surroundings this month in the latest explosion of ethnic violence in Ethiopia. (AP Graphic)
June 25

Israel fires at Palestinian stone throwers, teen said killed

Palestinian officials say a 16-year-old youth has been killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank
June 25
June 25

Oslo police say they believe mass shooting that killed 2, wounded 14 was a terror attack

Oslo police say they believe mass shooting that killed 2, wounded 14 was a terror attack
June 25
June 25

Oslo Pride organizers have canceled Saturday's Pride parade after overnight mass shooting

Oslo Pride organizers have canceled Saturday's Pride parade after overnight mass shooting
June 25
June 24

Norwegian police say 2 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a mass shooting in Oslo

Norwegian police say 2 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a mass shooting in Oslo
June 24