European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

Canadian police arrest second suspect in stabbing rampage

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian police on Wednesday arrested the second suspect in the stabbing deaths of 10 people in the province of Saskatchewan after a three-day manhunt in which they had found his brother’s body. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Myles Sanderson, 32, was near the town of Rosthern in … Read more

Putin, Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet next week in Uzbekistan, a Russian official said on Wednesday, announcing a summit that could mark a new stage in warming ties between two powers that clash from increasingly against the West. The meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a political, economic … Read more

Fears run high as Canadian police search for stabbing suspect

JAMES SMITH CREE FIRST NATION, Saskatchewan (AP) — Fears ran high on an Indigenous reservation in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Tuesday after police warned the suspect in a murderous knife rampage over the weekend could being nearby and that officers surrounded a house with firearms. Police then sent out an alert saying it … Read more

Chengdu in China enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Chengdu, southwest China, have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that left killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online on Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked … Read more

Boris Johnson arrives at the Queen’s Estate to tender his resignation

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Queen Elizabeth II’s estate in Scotland to formally tender his resignation to pave the way for Liz Truss to succeed him amid an acute cost of living crisis facing the country. Johnson will eventually leave office following a carefully choreographed audience with the monarch … Read more

Israeli army: “high probability” soldier killed journalist

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday announced the long-awaited results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying there was a “high probability” that a Israeli soldier mistakenly killed her during a raid in the occupied West Bank last May. This is the closest Israel has … Read more

Typhoon hits South Korea with 3 feet of rain and damaging winds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The strongest typhoon to hit South Korea in years hit its southern region on Tuesday, dumping three feet of rain, destroying roads and downing power lines, leaving 66,000 homes without power as thousands flee to safer ground. Typhoon Hinnamnor brushed past the tourist island of Jeju and hit the mainland … Read more

Liz Truss set to become Britain’s new Conservative Prime Minister

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss has been elected the new leader of the Conservative Party, the party announced on Monday, and will take office on Tuesday as Britain’s new prime minister to lead the country through an acute cost of living crisis. Truss, 47, who is currently Foreign Secretary, beat former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak … Read more

Canadian police: 1 suspect in stabbings found dead

WELDON, Saskatchewan (AP) — One of the suspects in the stabbing deaths of 10 people in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has been found dead and his wounds were not self-inflicted, police said Monday as she was continuing to search for a second suspect. Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said Damien Sanderson, 31, was found … Read more