G7 summit 2022: Four takeaways from Biden’s trip

But exactly how long that might remain an open question – and a source of anxiety – for leaders now departing the Bavarian Alps after a two-day summit of the G7. Here are four takeaways from Biden’s first major summit of his latest international trip: The war in Ukraine has brought Western leaders together in … Read more

Oil price cap could strike Russia’s war chest – if enforced

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) – Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies are weighing a cap on the price of Russian oil meant to strike at the main pillar of the Kremlin’s finances following its invasion of Ukraine – and to limit the havoc that high energy prices are wreaking worldwide. Details haven’t been agreed at … Read more

Inside Biden’s successful six-month bid to expand NATO

Leaving his meeting with King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace, Biden took the call from Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. They walked him through what they’d agreed to with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey. And he gave the sign-off. In the six-and-a-half months since Biden placed his first … Read more

Scotland’s leader seeks new independence vote in October 2023

Placeholder while article actions load LONDON – Nicola Sturgeon, the most senior politician in Scotland, proposed Tuesday to hold a fresh referendum on Scottish independence in October 2023 through a maneuver that she hopes can bypass Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s refusal to permit such a vote. Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland’s semiautonomous government and of … Read more

51 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat. It was the worst tragedy to claim the … Read more

50 migrants dead after being abandoned in trailer in San Antonio heat; truck driver, two others arrested – Chicago Tribune

SAN ANTONIO – Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 50 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat. It was the worst tragedy to claim the lives … Read more

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

MADRID (AP) – Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending an impasse that had clouded a leaders’ summit opening in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks with leaders of the three countries, alliance Secretary General Jens … Read more