- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-28-16 7:14 am
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- G-7 leaders express concern over South China Sea, urge peace Updated: May-27-16 6:09 am
SHIMA, Japan - The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed the importance of peaceful resolutions.
- Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies Updated: May-27-16 6:02 am
SHIMA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- 3 Polish men held for planting explosive under police cars Updated: May-25-16 12:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Three men have been caught red-handed in Poland while planting homemade explosives under two police cars in Warsaw, officials said Wednesday.
- 4 Central European countries ready to send troops to Baltics Updated: May-25-16 8:18 am
LIBLICE, Czech Republic - Four Central European countries say they are working on a plan to deploy their troops in the Baltics states as part of NATO forces.
- Correction: Italy-NATO story Updated: May-25-16 6:38 am
ROME - In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.
- Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Updated: May-25-16 5:32 am
ISE, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.
- Biden to host national cancer research summit in Washington Updated: May-24-16 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
- UN laments absence of G-7 from key humanitarian summit Updated: May-24-16 1:46 pm
ISTANBUL, Turkey - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday criticized the leaders of the world's wealthiest countries for failing to attend a pivotal humanitarian summit in Turkey which culminated with a long list of commitments and question marks over their implementation.
- Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts Updated: May-23-16 4:03 am
BEIRUT - As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Syrian government destroyed the al Quds hospital where he worked, killing Maaz and dozens of colleagues, patients and other civilians.
- Pope asks followers to pray for Turkey humanitarian summit Updated: May-22-16 7:30 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has asked for prayers so that participants at a humanitarian summit in Turkey fully commit to achieve what he defines as their main aim: saving the life of every human being.
- G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain Updated: May-21-16 7:38 am
AKIU, Japan - The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.
- NATO chief: 'Broad agreement' to seek meeting with Russia Updated: May-20-16 9:03 am
BRUSSELS - NATO has reached "broad agreement" to seek another meeting with Russia before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw this July, the alliance's chief said Friday.
- Divide over fiscal policies, currencies at G-7 in Japan Updated: May-20-16 12:49 am
SENDAI, Japan - Japan faces a challenge in bridging a widening divide over how to revitalize sluggish growth at a meeting Friday of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven industrial nations.
- UN creates education fund for refugee children Updated: May-16-16 4:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations' first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children.
- Obamas welcome leaders, celebrities to Nordic State Dinner Updated: May-13-16 11:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Famous people and people just famous-for-Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night's White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway.
- UN condemns Boko Haram attacks ahead of summit in Nigeria Updated: May-13-16 9:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning attacks by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and expressing alarm at its links to the Islamic State group ahead of a summit in Nigeria to evaluate efforts to combat the extremists.
- Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to Nordic state dinner Updated: May-13-16 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama stood out in a sea of black tuxedos at Friday night's Nordic Summit dinner, wearing a blush-colored, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown.
- The Latest: Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to state dinner Updated: May-13-16 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the White House state dinner for Nordic leaders:
- Obama to world: Be more like the Nordics Updated: May-13-16 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Democrats may argue over whether places like Denmark and Norway are model societies. President Barack Obama is sure.
- The Latest: US called upon to act over its tax haven states Updated: May-12-16 6:55 am
LONDON - The Latest on the international meeting on corruption being held in London (all times local):
- Cameron's anti-corruption summit faces uphill struggle Updated: May-12-16 6:27 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was as great a threat as extremism.
- Queen Elizabeth II: Chinese officials were 'very rude' Updated: May-11-16 4:03 pm
LONDON - Britain's 90-year-old monarch has made a rare foray into political affairs, being caught on film characterizing Chinese officials as "very rude" in their dealings with British counterparts during a state visit last year.
- Panama Papers offshore companies data spurs anti-graft moves Updated: May-10-16 5:17 am
TOKYO - The latest release of the names of thousands of offshore companies and other financial data of the rich and powerful is spurring renewed calls to counter corruption and tax evasion.