The World Today: Top Stories from The Associated Press
Thursday, August 11, 2022
kyiv, Ukraine – The European Union’s blanket ban on Russian coal imports takes effect as Britain’s defense intelligence service says Western sanctions are having a growing effect, including on Russian defense exports. 751 words. AP Photo. SEND.
-RUSSIA-UKRAINE RECRUITS: Russia recruits prisoners to make up for lack of personnel.
-UKRAINE-McDONALD’S: The Big Mac is back: McDonald’s reopens stores in Ukraine.
-LATVIA-RUSSIA: Parliament of Latvia declares Russia a State sponsor of terrorism.
BEIJING – China renews its threat to attack Taiwan after almost a week of military exercises near the island. Taiwan calls Beijing’s calls for autonomous democracy “wishful thinking” and launches its own exercises. 330 words. AP Photo. SEND.
TORONTO – Alan Nichols’ request for euthanasia listed a single reason for that action: hearing loss. And it was approved. While in the rest of the world initiatives to approve euthanasia are gaining ground, there are those who say that the laws on the subject in force in Canada, probably the country with the most permissive norms, should be reconsidered. By Maria Cheng. 850 words. AP Photo. SEND.
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REP-GEN COLOMBIA-FRANCE MÁRQUEZ
BOGOTÁ – Francia Márquez’s drive to defend her territory from a very young age led her from activism to politics and then to making history as the first Afro-descendant to hold the vice presidency of Colombia. Her coming to power means a triumph for the Afro community that calls for an end to social exclusion and racism despite the fact that slavery was abolished 171 years ago in the country. By Astrid Suarez. 1,239 words. AP Photo. SEND.
SAO PAULO – Almost 45 years after the manifesto denouncing the brutal military dictatorship and calling for the return of the rule of law to Brazil, thousands of people are expected to attend the reading of two documents inspired by the original “Letter to Brazilians”. The new manifestos defend the nation’s democratic institutions and electronic voting system, which the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has repeatedly attacked. By By Diane Jeantet, Débora Álvares and Mauricio Savarese. 1,500 words. AP Photo. AP VIDEO IN SPANISH. SEND.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
AMS-GEN PERU-RESEARCH PRESIDENT
LIMA – The Peruvian prosecutor’s office announces that it will initiate a new preliminary investigation against President Pedro Castillo and his Minister of Transport for allegedly integrating a criminal organization. This is the sixth investigation against the president, an unprecedented case in Peruvian history. 334 words. AP Photo. SEND.
BUENOS AIRES – With monthly inflation around 7% in July, the highest in two decades, a group of unemployed women survive by exchanging clothes and other used objects for food at a barter fair in a neighborhood south of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires. These types of informal transactions are increasingly chosen as an alternative to rising prices. AP Photo.
AMN-ECO USA-WHOLESALE INFLATION
WASHINGTON – Producer prices in the United States fell in July, the first monthly drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the inflationary pressures in the economy cooled last month. By Christopher Rugaber. 270 words. AP Photo. SEND.
-USA-UNEMPLOYMENT: Unemployment aid applications rise in the US.
RAMALLA, West Bank – A Palestinian prisoner in Israel who has refused food for 160 days is transferred from jail to a hospital as his condition worsens. By Jelal Hassan. 470 words. AP Photo. SEND.
BARCELONA – Real Madrid opens the Spanish League season full of confidence that it will be able to continue installed on the throne despite Barcelona’s astronomical investment to strengthen its squad. By Joseph Wilson. 740 words. AP Photo. SEND.
DEP-FUT WORLD MOROCCO-TECHNICAL
RABAT, Morocco – Vahid Halilhodžić, the coach who led Morocco to the World Cup, is sacked just three months before the start of the tournament in Qatar. According to the Moroccan federation, the decision was due to differences in the preparation of the team. 200 words. AP Photo. SEND.
SHOWS AND CULTURE
ESP-MUS BILLBOARD-CHAYANNE AWARDS
MIAMI – Chayanne will be honored next month with the Icon award during the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony. The Puerto Rican singer will also perform at the ceremony on September 29 in Coral Gables, Florida. 428 words. AP Photo. SEND.
ESP-MUS HISPANIC HERITAGE-DADDY YANKEE
NEW YORK – Daddy Yankee, the reggaeton superstar who recently announced his retirement from the stage, will be recognized with the Leyenda award at the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony in Washington. 450 words. AP Photo.
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