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Australian Defense Department to remove Chinese-made cameras

Feb. 08, 2023 21:16 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Defense Department will remove surveillance cameras made by Chinese Communist Party-linked companies from its buildings, the government said Thursday after the U.S. and Britain made similar moves. The Australian newspaper reported Thursday...

Zelenskyy seeks weaponry in surprise trips to London, Paris

Feb. 08, 2023 17:49 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought Western support for his country in surprise visits to Britain and France on Wednesday, pushing for fighter jets to battle Russian invaders in a dramatic speech to the U.K. Parliament, and then flying to Paris to meet the French and...

Zelenskyy flies West: If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — First, the Ukrainian president flew overhead on his way to Washington. Then on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy flew overhead to Britain. And then to Paris. Fourth time lucky? He is now expected to stop by the European Union headquarters where the bloc's leaders meet on Thursday —...

Climate change protesters fined over 'Last Supper' protest

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five climate change protesters were fined Wednesday for gluing themselves to the frame of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper” in the Royal Academy of Arts. The five activists from the group Just Stop Oil glued their hands to the painting's border and...

France says Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy traveling to Paris after visiting UK; German chancellor also going

Feb. 08, 2023 09:41 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — France says Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy traveling to Paris after visiting UK; German chancellor also going.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives at Downing Street in a convoy with UK prime minister

Feb. 08, 2023 06:36 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives at Downing Street in a convoy with UK prime minister.

British media say plane carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy lands in UK

Feb. 08, 2023 05:33 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — British media say plane carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy lands in UK.

UK government says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Britain for first time since Russia's invasion

Feb. 08, 2023 03:32 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK government says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Britain for first time since Russia's invasion.

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 14:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion. ...

UK energy giant BP's profits double to $27.7 billion

Feb. 07, 2023 14:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British energy firm BP reported record annual earnings Tuesday, fueling demands that the U.K. government boost taxes for companies benefiting from the high price of oil and natural gas after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. London-based BP said underlying replacement...