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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as cops fire tear gas at protesters

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Police imposed a curfew in Sri Lanka’s capital and surrounding areas on Friday, a day before a planned protest demanding...

EXPLAINER: How France’s old-school voting system works

French voters in the presidential election are using an old-school voting system that has defied calls for more flexibility or modernization ByThe Associated Press April 24,...

Russian oil sale to India complicates Biden’s efforts

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden’s campaign to unite the globe against the Russian invasion of Ukraine is being challenged not only by adversaries such...

Donors urged to dig deep as Ukraine war hits Syria hard

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is making the plight of poverty-stricken Syrians far worse By LORNE COOK Associated Press May...

Federal Reserve to begin risky pursuit of a ‘soft landing’

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday will launch one of the most difficult tasks a central bank can attempt: Raise borrowing costs enough to slow...

California county rejects ExxonMobil plan to truck oil

Santa Barbara County supervisors have rejected a bid by ExxonMobil to restart offshore oil wells shut down in 2015 after a pipeline leak caused...

Kremlin crackdown silences war protests, from benign to bold

A former police officer who discussed Russia's invasion on the phone. A priest who preached to his congregation about the suffering of Ukrainians. A...

Czech central bank raises key rate again to tackle inflation

The Czech Republic’s central bank has raised its key interest rate significantly as it tries to combat soaring inflation ByKarel Janicek Associated Press June 22, 2022,...

Elon Musk visits Brazil’s Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk has met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon...

Asian shares mostly gain as China boosts support for economy

BANGKOK -- Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after China’s central bank moved to provide more support for its slowing economy. Oil prices...