Despite the pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more

Despite the pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more

EXPLAINER: What Turkey’s Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Within a two-week span, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan appears to be using Turkey’s role as a mediator … Read more

At Davos, Kerry cites progress on China-US climate group

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) – John Kerry, America’s top official on climate change, said Tuesday that the US and China were making progress on putting together a group from both countries to work towards quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with The Associated Press during the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Kerry said … Read more

Live updates | EU: Russians have future in their hands

DAVOS, Switzerland – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Russia could be reintegrated into the orbit of European nations if it finds its way back to “democracy, the rule of law, the respect for the international rules-based order.” Von der Leyen spoke at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering Tuesday. Insisting on the … Read more

Security concerns, lack of support stall Africa’s Green Wall

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – A series of complex challenges, including a lack of funding and political will as well as rising insecurity linked to extremist groups al-Qaida and the Islamic State in Burkina Faso, are obstructing progress on Africa’s Great Green Wall.according to experts involved in the initiative. There have been some modest gains … Read more

Live updates | UN: Civilians being killed in Donetsk assault

UNITED NATIONS – Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that UN staff on the ground remain concerned about the impact on civilians by the reported fierce fighting in eastern Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions. He said people are being killed or injured. Homes, civilian infrastructure and residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed. In the government-controlled … Read more