EU countries reach deal on climate laws after late-night talks

By Kate Abnett
LUXEMBOURG - EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat climate change early Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from CO2...

S.Korean office workers hit convenience stores as ‘lunch-flation’ bites

By Jihoon Lee
SEOUL - Office worker Park Mi-won had never bought her lunch from a convenience store, until her favorite lunch buffet recently raised prices by more than 10% to 9,000...

UK defence spending projected to reach 2.3% of GDP this year

Britain's defense spending is projected to reach 2.3% of its GDP this year due to increased military support for Ukraine amid Russia's invasion of that country, the government said in a statement late on Tuesday. The estimate...

Ukraine digs for survivors in rubble of Russian missile hit

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine — Firefighters and soldiers searched for survivors in the rubble of a shopping mall in central Ukraine on Tuesday after a Russian missile strike killed at least 16 people in an attack condemned by the United Nations and the West.

US Supreme Court abortion ruling ignites legal battles over state bans

BATTLES over abortion shifted to state courts on Monday after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide, as judges blocked statewide bans in Louisiana and Utah and clinics in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas sued seeking similar relief.

G7 to stand by Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany — The Group of Seven (G7) club of wealthy nations on Monday vowed to stand with Ukraine “for as long as it takes,” promising to tighten the squeeze on Russia’s finances with new sanctions that include a proposal to cap the price of Russian oil.

Biden signs memo versus illegal and unregulated fishing in swipe of China

WASHINGTON — US President Joseph R. Biden on Monday signed a national security memorandum to fight illegal fishing, part of pledged efforts to help countries combat alleged violations by fishing fleets, including those of China.

More than 40 migrants die in truck in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Authorities found 46 migrants dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, the city’s fire department said, in what appears to be one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the US-Mexico border.

Hong Kong’s top finance executives bank on city to thrive as gateway to China

By Selena Li, Kane Wu and Julie Zhu
HONG KONG - In 1997, the world watched as Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule, with some pessimistic or wary about the outlook...

US Supreme Court sides with doctors challenging opioid convictions

By Nate Raymond
The US Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for prosecutors to win convictions of doctors accused of running "pill mills" and excessively prescribing...

Biden swipes at China with memorandum to combat illegal fishing

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden on Monday signed a national security memorandum to fight illegal fishing, part of pledged efforts to help countries...

UK’s Northern Ireland trade law clears first parliamentary hurdle

LONDON/DUBLIN - Legislation allowing Britain to scrap some of the rules on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland on Monday passed the first of many...
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