UK foreign secretary visits Bosnia to pledge support

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is visiting Sarajevo on Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.’s commitment to peace and stability in Bosnia amid growing fears of malign influence from Russia in the ethnically-divided Balkan country. During her one-day trip, Truss will meet with top Bosnian officials and announce plans to deepen “security… Continue reading UK foreign secretary visits Bosnia to pledge support

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Pakistan’s ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan cancelled a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament demanding the government’s resignation. Khan’s followers began converging on the capital on Wednesday, with some 10,000 reaching the city center… Continue reading Pakistan’s ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

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Latest Michigan news, sports, business and entertainment at 3:20 a.m. EDT

ELECTION 2022-MICHIGAN-GOVERNOR Board may find Michigan GOP governor candidates ineligible Two leading contenders for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor could be ruled ineligible for the primary ballot. A four-person, bipartisan Board of State Canvassers will vote Thursday on whether former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, businessman Perry Johnson and three lesser-known candidates should be… Continue reading Latest Michigan news, sports, business and entertainment at 3:20 a.m. EDT

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Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s energy and climate minister said Thursday that the Group of Seven wealthy nations can lead the way on ending the use of coal, a heavily polluting fossil fuel that’s responsible for a large chunk of global greenhouse gas emissions. Senior officials from the G-7 countries are holding a three-day meeting in… Continue reading Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

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Special Address by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

Thank you very much Klaus, Ladies and Gentlemen, Indeed, following your introduction, dear Klaus, it is difficult to believe that in Davos today we are talking about war. Because the Davos spirit is the antithesis of war. It is about forging ties and together finding solutions for the big challenges of the world. You might… Continue reading Special Address by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

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Cutting EU ties with Russia could wreck ESG efforts for both

Before the war in Ukraine, Russia was one of the main trade partners for the European Union. Last year, trade turnover between the EU and Russia exceeded 257 billion euros, which amounted to 36% of all foreign trade for Russia and 6% for the EU. This cooperation was mutually beneficial not only economically, but also… Continue reading Cutting EU ties with Russia could wreck ESG efforts for both

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Asian stocks lower after Fed confirms rate hike plans

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after notes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting confirmed expectations of more interest rate hikes but held no surprises to rattle investors. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney fell while Shanghai and Southeast Asian markets gained. Oil prices rose. Investors are uneasy over the impact of… Continue reading Asian stocks lower after Fed confirms rate hike plans

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Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in Abu Dhabi earlier this week that injured 120 people killed an Indian and a Pakistani national, authorities in those two countries said Thursday. India’s External Affairs Ministry said one Indian died and around 100 were injured in the blast Monday in Abu Dhabi’s Khalidiya… Continue reading Indian, Pakistani killed in UAE gas blast that injured 120

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In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he’ll be able to walk in through the front door. The dentist from the northern city of Tripoli is among 13 independent newcomers who won seats in… Continue reading In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

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College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: “Don’t Bet On It.” The rules have been unambiguous for decades, part of the bedrock guidance in… Continue reading College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

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