Latest Eastern Europe News

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Aug. 10, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea, amid speculation the blasts were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. ...

Imagine Dragons hit the U.S. road, now mixing light and dark

Aug. 10, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons are touring the U.S. this summer and fall, which means frontman Dan Reynolds has to go to a lot of dark places. The band is debuting songs from the second half of “Mercury,” a double album of brooding and moody meditations on death and human...

Austin pledges military training, support for Baltics

Aug. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The U.S. will conduct more military exercises with Baltic nations such as Latvia, and look to provide increased training, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday, saying the U.S. may bring in additional troops from America if needed to bolster the region against any...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

Russian authorities on Wednesday detained a former state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine, and charged her with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, her lawyer said on social media. Marina Ovsyannikova was...

Russian oil shipments to central Europe expected to resume

Aug. 10, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to several European countries should resume soon after a problem over payments for transit was resolved, Slovakia’s Economy Minister Richard Sulik said on Wednesday. “I expect the oil shipments to resume in...

Lauren Jackson back in international basketball at age 41

Aug. 10, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball, in a selection that was somewhat expected. Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the...

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Aug. 10, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation around it: EUROPE'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR PLANT The Zaporizhzhia plant is in...

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

Aug. 10, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia, moving forward with their exit from the country after it sent troops into Ukraine. Sweden-based H&M and Netherlands-based IKEA had...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

After trip back home to Czechia, Krejci returns to Bruins

Aug. 09, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When David Krejci decided to return to the NHL after a year playing in his native Czechia, there was only one option. With Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron deciding to play another year and fellow Czech David Pastrnak also recruiting his countryman, Krejci re-signed...