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  • Britain to use G-7 meeting to press for climate finance

    BERLIN - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that he will use the Group of Seven meeting in June to “bend the ear” of fellow leaders to provide more financial help for poor countries to cope with climate change.
  • 3 injured in Idaho middle school shooting; suspect captured

    RIGBY, Idaho - A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday has injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities say.
  • Albanian officials want ex-minister tried over deadly blast

    TIRANA, Albania - Albanian prosecutors on Thursday asked Supreme Court judges to allow the trial of a former defence minister over a massive munitions disposal factory blast that killed 26 people in 2008, more than a decade after the case against him was dropped.
  • Cedar Rapids paid $619K to defend officer in shooting case

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend a white police officer against an excessive force lawsuit brought by a Black man he shot and paralyzed, before Iowa's second-largest city reached a landmark $8 million settlement with the man, a city spokeswoman said.
  • UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming

    Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says.
  • UN releases $65 million to aid Ethiopia, most for Tigray

    CAMEROON, Cameroon - The United Nations announced Thursday it has released $65 million for humanitarian aid in Ethiopia, including $40 million for the Tigray region where a military operation launched in November has escalated into a war in which widespread atrocities are reported and thousands have been killed.
  • The Latest: Conference features Fauci, Francis and Aerosmith

    ROME — The Vatican is opening a three-day health conference featuring a star-studded lineup. It includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is leading the U.S. coronavirus response, soprano Renee Fleming, the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith.
  • Chicago suburb set to pay reparations, but not all on board

    EVANSTON, Ill. - When Teri Murray tried to buy her first home in 1968, searching this leafy college town for the perfect place, she thought she was an ideal candidate: married, steadily employed, ample savings.
  • Cypriots will need tests or inoculation to eat out, worship

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus unveiled on Thursday a phased rollback of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions over the next month, including a shortened curfew and a reopening of all schools next week.
  • Alcohol deaths in England, Wales, hit 20-year high last year

    LONDON - Alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales jumped by a fifth last year to reach their highest level in two decades, new government figures showed Thursday.

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