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Turkish central banks keeps rate at 14% despite inflation

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged for a fifth month running on Thursday despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 70%.5/26/2022 5:06 am

As CEO pay grows even bigger, so does its complexity

NEW YORK (AP) — CEO pay is a tricky thing to explain. 5/26/2022 5:05 am

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer.5/26/2022 5:03 am

CEO pay up 17% as profits, stocks soar; workers fall behind

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when regular workers win their biggest raises in decades, they look minuscule compared with what CEOs are getting. 5/26/2022 5:02 am

Texas elementary school shooting: What do we know so far?

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A gunman stormed into an elementary school Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers in the United States' deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, identified as a local 18-year-old who had shot and wounded his grandmother and spelled out his violent plans in online messages shortly before the massacre at Robb Elementary. Investigators say they don't yet know a motive for the shootings. 5/26/2022 4:59 am

Wall St. heads higher after Fed confirms rate hike plans

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets marched higher before the open, one day after details from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting confirmed expectations of more interest rate hikes but no big surprises.5/26/2022 4:54 am

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.5/26/2022 4:52 am

Goodbye NYC; Estimates show big city losses, Sunbelt gains

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer of 2020, she decided to move there too. 5/26/2022 4:50 am

Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan cancelled a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament demanding the government's resignation.5/26/2022 4:42 am

Japan's troubled Toshiba proposes outside directors to board

TOKYO (AP) — Troubled Japanese technology giant Toshiba announced some additions to its proposed leadership Thursday, ahead of a shareholders’ meeting next month. 5/26/2022 4:41 am

Latest World News

Iran summons Greek diplomat over seizing of ship's cargo

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the chief of Greece's diplomatic mission for allegedly seizing cargo from a vessel flying the Iranian flag in Greek waters, state media reported Wednesday. 5/25/2022 10:57 am

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:5/25/2022 9:41 am

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

The Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow the government to appoint new management of foreign companies that pulled out of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. 5/24/2022 6:50 pm

After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too.5/24/2022 5:58 am

Turkey's Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two governments, accusing the Greek leader of antagonizing Turkey.5/23/2022 12:16 pm

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman.5/22/2022 11:25 pm

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Concern mounted Saturday over Ukrainian fighters who became prisoners at the end of Russia's brutal three-month siege of Mariupol, as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals.5/21/2022 7:29 pm

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine.5/20/2022 3:08 pm

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. 5/19/2022 4:07 pm

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion.5/18/2022 7:21 pm