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Fed's Barkin: 'Slow progress' on inflation, sees more hikes

Fed's Barkin: 'Slow progress' on inflation, sees more hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Federal Reserve official downplayed recent signs that the economy is strengthening , but also said he is prepared to keep raising interest rates in smaller increments as often as needed to quell inflation.
Republicans to adopt loyalty pledge for debate participants

Republicans to adopt loyalty pledge for debate participants

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidates will be blocked from the debate stage this summer if they do not sign a pledge to support the GOP's ultimate presidential nominee, according to draft language set to be adopted when the Republican Na
Tank plant in small Ohio city plays big role in Ukraine war

Tank plant in small Ohio city plays big role in Ukraine war

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of miles from the front lines, a sprawling manufacturing plant in the small midwestern city of Lima, Ohio, is playing a critical role in the effort to arm Ukraine as it fends off the Russian invasion.

Russia expels 4 Austrian diplomats in retaliatory move

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has asked four Austrian diplomats to leave Russia in retaliation for the expulsion earlier this month of four Russian diplomats from Vienna.
Judge rules PGA Tour can depose Saudi backers of LIV Golf

Judge rules PGA Tour can depose Saudi backers of LIV Golf

A federal judge has ruled the head of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the financial backer of LIV Golf, must sit for depositions and produce documents in LIV Golf's antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

Gunmen wound Philippine governor, kill 4 of his bodyguards

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen wounded a provincial governor and killed four of his bodyguards in an attack on their convoy Friday in a southern Philippine region with a long history of violent political conflicts and Muslim rebellion, official
Indian authorities accuse BBC of tax evasion after searches

Indian authorities accuse BBC of tax evasion after searches

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Finance Ministry accused the BBC of tax evasion on Friday, saying that it had not fully declared its income and profits from its operations in the country.
Ex-PMs of UK, Australia, Belgium urge tough action on China

Ex-PMs of UK, Australia, Belgium urge tough action on China

TOKYO (AP) — Former leaders from Australia, Britain and Belgium called Friday for a tougher international approach to China to reduce the possibility of war over Taiwan and respond to human rights violations.
Europe's youngest country Kosovo now 15, but problems endure

Europe's youngest country Kosovo now 15, but problems endure

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Europe's youngest country, Kosovo, on Friday launched festivities for the 15th anniversary of its independence from neighboring Serbia with a military parade, wreath-laying ceremonies and a special Parliament session.
After serving in CIA, lawmaker now has role overseeing it

After serving in CIA, lawmaker now has role overseeing it

WASHINGTON (AP) — As former CIA Director David Petraeus recently told the House Intelligence Committee about the needs of the agency's workforce, one of the committee’s youngest members flashed a knowing smile and began to nod.
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