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UN chief `hopeful' of Ukraine grain deal to help food crisis

May. 18, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With global hunger levels at a new high, the United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other key countries and is “hopeful” of an agreement to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensure Russian food and...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

Belarus expands death penalty law, ups threat to opposition

May. 18, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus on Wednesday expanded the death penalty law to include “attempted terrorism,” in a move that could radically ramp up the government's pressure on the country's beleaguered opposition. Authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a law...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

Defending champ Canada, US win openers at ice hockey worlds

May. 13, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and led defending champion Canada to a 5-3 victory over Germany in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Cole Sillinger and Dubois scored from the slot in the first period of the Group A game in...

Svitolina: Russian, Belarusian players must speak about war

May. 11, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina wants Russian and Belarusian players to say whether they oppose the war in her nation. “For us, for Ukrainians, it’s very important that they speak out, that they choose which side they take. We want to know, we want to feel...

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine's 1st president, dies

May. 10, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence during the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, died Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said. He was 88. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid tribute to Kravchuk, calling him not just...

AP-Week in Pictures-Global

May. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

April 30 - May 6, 2022 From Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with The Associated Press at the Independence Palace in Minsk, Belarus, to Britain’s Emma Raducanu powerfully returning the ball against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during their match at the Mutua...

Woman forced to land in Belarus gets 6 years in prison

May. 06, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A woman who ran a Belarusian opposition messaging app channel and was arrested along with her activist boyfriend when an airliner they were on was forced to land in Belarus was convicted Friday of charges that included inciting social hatred. Following her...

UN chief urges end to senseless and ruthless war in Ukraine

May. 05, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world to unite and end the war in Ukraine on Thursday, calling it senseless, ruthless and “limitless in its potential for global harm.” The top U.N. human rights official said even a one-day cease-fire would prevent dozens of...