The AP Interview: Sri Lanka PM says he’s open to Russian oil

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka may be compelled to buy more oil from Russia as the island nation hunts desperately for fuel amid an unprecedented economic crisis, the newly appointed prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would first...

Biden vows to battle inflation as prices keep climbing

Biden vows to battle inflation as prices keep climbing By Chris Megerian And Josh Boak in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) — In President Joe Biden’s estimation, the U.S. is in a strong position to overcome the worst inflation in more than 40 years. But so far,...

Biden juggles principles, pragmatism in stance on autocrats

By Aamer Madhani in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for president, Joe Biden was not shy about calling out dictators and authoritarian leaders as he anchored his foreign policy in the idea that the world is in a battle between democracy and autocracy. But...

Putin says West to blame for energy crisis

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed the United States and Europe for the energy problems they’re facing, saying they stoked fears about climate change to boost support for renewable energy but then underinvested. Speaking on Russian TV, Putin...

EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas

By David Pitt in Des Moines DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday set new requirements that increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply but reduce previous ethanol-blending requirements due to a...