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Renewable energy surges, driven by solar boom and high fuel prices, report finds

2023-06-01T11:26:38-05:00June 1st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

The world is set to add a record amount of renewable electricity capacity this year as governments and consumers seek to offset high energy prices and take advantage of a boom in solar power. The International Energy Agency said Thursday that high fossil fuel prices and concerns about energy security had boosted the rollout of

US defense chief calls China’s refusal to meet unfortunate during visit to Tokyo for talks

2023-06-01T07:22:48-05:00June 1st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is stressing the importance of communication between Washington's and Beijing's defense authorities. He said Thursday that it's unfortunate his Chinese counterpart refused to meet him at an annual security conference in Singapore. Both men are attending the annual Shangri-La Dialogue Asian security summit this weekend. On the way to

Stock market today: Asian shares mostly rise after House approves debt ceiling deal

2023-06-01T07:10:58-05:00June 1st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

Asian benchmarks are trading mostly higher after the United States House approved a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, avoiding a default crisis. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong, while falling in Seoul and Shanghai. Regional investors are focused on worries about the Chinese economy after recent disappointing data from the nation that's

Pistons reach agreement to hire former Suns coach Monty Williams, AP sources say

2023-06-01T02:58:47-05:00June 1st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement to hire former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams, according to two people familiar with the situation. One of the people told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that Williams agreed to a six-year contract. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.

San Francisco man convicted of murder for beating roommate during Zoom call and burning her alive

2023-06-01T02:40:14-05:00June 1st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has convicted a San Francisco man of killing his 79-year-old roommate by beating her with a baseball bat and lighting her on fire. The attack was partially captured on Zoom.

Germany orders closure of four out of five Russian consulates in tit-for-tat move

2023-05-31T11:26:09-05:00May 31st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

Germany says it has told Russia to close four out of five consulates in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of German embassy staff and related bodies that can operate in Russia. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christofer Burger told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that the measure is intended

EU aspirant Moldova prepares to host major international summit

2023-05-31T11:12:33-05:00May 31st, 2023|Associated Press, News|

Final preparations for a major summit of European leaders are being made in Moldova, a sign of the Eastern European country’s ambitions to draw closer to the West. The nation of 2.6 million is putting its best foot forward for the second meeting of the European Political Community on Thursday. The gathering will bring together


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