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WTO Ministers Reach Deals on Fisheries, Food, COVID Vaccines | Business News
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WTO Ministers Reach Deals on Fisheries, Food, COVID Vaccines | Business News

By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed to limit overfishing, broaden production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improve food security and reform a 27-year-old trade body that has been back on its heels in recent years.WTO Director-General Nzogi Okonjo-Iweala, after a pair of sleepless nights in rugged negotiations, concluded the WTO’s first ministerial conference in 4-1/2 years by trumpeting a new sense of cooperation at a time when the world faces crises like Russia's war in Ukraine and a once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken millions of lives.“The package agreements you have reached will make a difference to the lives of people around the w...
Russian Opera ‘Boris Godunov’ to Open Next La Scala Season | Entertainment News
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Russian Opera ‘Boris Godunov’ to Open Next La Scala Season | Entertainment News

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala on Monday announced the celebration of next season's gala premiere with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,'' in a move the opera house hopes will underline the separation of culture from politics.La Scala's 2022-23 calendar, set long before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, also marks the Milan opera house's premiere of another Russian opera, Antonín Dvořák's “Rusalka,” and includes a host of Russian stars singing roles in the Russian composition as well as other titles.“We hope that we will have a St. Ambrose (feast day) that will also celebrate peace,’’ said Mayor Giuseppe Sala, who is president of La Scala’s board, calling the opera by Modest Mussorgsky “a masterpiece.” He referred to the Dec. 7 feast day for Mila...
The Party Ends but the UK Monarchy Looks to the Future | Entertainment News
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The Party Ends but the UK Monarchy Looks to the Future | Entertainment News

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Extinguish the beacons, take down the stage, roll up the bunting. The party’s over.After four days of parades, street parties and a gala concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday with a queen's wave from Buckingham Palace and the crowds outside singing “God Save the Queen.”But as the tributes to Elizabeth's lifetime of service begin to fade, Britain is left with the reality that the second Elizabethan age is in its twilight.The 96-year-old monarch, limited in recent months by what the palace calls “episodic mobility issues,” made only three brief public appearances during the Jubilee. Her son and heir, 73-year-old Prince Charles, stood in for her at other events.Political Ca...
Russia Hits Kyiv With Missiles; Putin Warns West on Arms | Business News
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Russia Hits Kyiv With Missiles; Putin Warns West on Arms | Business News

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated PressKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia took aim Sunday at Western military supplies for Ukraine, launching airstrikes on Kyiv that it claimed destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of longer-range rocket systems would prompt Moscow to hit “objects that we haven't yet struck.”The Russian leader's cryptic threat of military escalation did not specify what the new targets might be. It came days after the United States announced plans to deliver $700 million of security assistance for Ukraine that includes four precision-guided, medium-range rocket systems, as well as helicopters, Javelin anti-tank systems, radars, tactical vehicles and more.Military analysts say Russia hopes to overrun Ukraine's embattled eastern indus...
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Kicks off With Pomp | Entertainment News
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Kicks off With Pomp | Entertainment News

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age.Formal celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began with Trooping the Color, an annual military review that has marked the sovereign’s official birthday since 1760. The queen took a salute on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and joined the working members of her family for a military flypast.Thousands of people, some of whom camped overnight, lined the parade route -- many of them sporting Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Carly Martin, who caught a late-night bus from south London with her daughter, said she had...
China’s Russia Dealings Irk US, but Don’t Breach Sanctions | Business News
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China’s Russia Dealings Irk US, but Don’t Breach Sanctions | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business WriterBEIJING (AP) — China’s support for Russia through oil and gas purchases is irking Washington and raising the risk of U.S. retaliation, foreign observers say, though they see no sign Beijing is helping Moscow evade sanctions over its war on Ukraine.Beijing's importance as a lifeline to Russian President Vladimir Putin rose Monday after the 27-nation European Union, the main market for fossil fuels that supply most of Moscow's foreign income, agreed to stop oil purchases.President Xi Jinping’s government declared ahead of Russia's Feb. 24 attack that it had a “no limits” friendship with Moscow and has kept the West guessing about whether it might bail Putin out.China rejects the sanctions as illegal because the United States, Europe and Japan cut off Russia...
Biden Launches Indo-Pacific Trade Deal, Warns Over Inflation | Business News
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Biden Launches Indo-Pacific Trade Deal, Warns Over Inflation | Business News

By JOSH BOAK and AAMER MADHANI, Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations aimed at strengthening their economies as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that it was “going to be a haul” before they feel relief. The president said he does not believe an economic recession is inevitable in the U.S.Biden, speaking at a news conference after holding talks with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, acknowledged the U.S. economy has “problems” but said they were "less consequential than the rest of the world has.”He added: “This is going to be a haul. This is going to take some time," even as he rejected the idea a recession in the U.S. was inevitable.The comments came just before Biden's launch of the Indo-Pacif...
Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News
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Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono hailed Pope Francis for promoting “inclusivity” on Thursday as he met with the pontiff in Rome alongside students attending an educational program launched by the pope.Francis has promoted the Scholas Occurrentes (Schools of Meeting) program since he was archbishop in Buenos Aires and recently upgraded its status in the church to make it a private association of the faithful.Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, praised the pope for creating the program and its emphasis on the education of girls.“Girls' education was a superpower. It is a superpower in fighting extreme poverty,” Bono said.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Political Cartoons on World L...
Europe’s Push to Cut Russian Gas Faces a Race Against Winter | Business News
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Europe’s Push to Cut Russian Gas Faces a Race Against Winter | Business News

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter.Europe is trying to cut use of Russian natural gas because of the war in Ukraine, but still find enough fuel to keep the lights on and homes warm before it gets cold again.That has sent officials and utilities racing to fill underground storage with scarce supplies of natural gas from other producers — competition that further raises already high prices as utility bills and business costs soar. Italy has announced new supplies from Algeria, while Germany has outlined an energy partnership with Qatar, a major supplier of liquefied gas that arrives by ship.While those deals offer a long-term boost, they likely will have little impact on the crucial winter supplies that will be decided in the next several m...
Singer Ruslana Seeks Turkey’s Help for Ukrainian Fighters | Entertainment News
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Singer Ruslana Seeks Turkey’s Help for Ukrainian Fighters | Entertainment News

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Ukrainian singer and former Eurovision song contest winner appealed to Turkey’s president on Monday to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war.Ruslana, whose song “Wild Dances” catapulted her to No. 1 in the music contest in 2004, spoke at a news conference in Istanbul. She was flanked by the mothers and wives of the “Mariupol defenders” — Ukrainian fighters who are defending the city’s steel mill.“Stand with Ukraine. Unite for Ukraine. Help Mariupol. Help Azovstal. Help our brave Ukrainian soldiers,” she said. “I truly believe that today Turkey’s leader President Erdogan, who has an international role and presence, will help our citizens in need.”Several hundred Ukrainian fighters are estimated to be holed up at the sprawling Azovstal...