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Russian threats push Finland toward joining NATO alliance

May. 12, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 11, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to the Mariupol mayor said Wednesday that Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the city. The adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, said there were few apartment buildings fit to live in after the weeks of bombardment and very little food or...

Quick Senate OK ahead for House-passed $40B aid for Ukraine

May. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Final congressional approval of a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill seems certain within days as top Senate Republicans said Wednesday they expect strong GOP backing for the House-passed measure, signaling a bipartisan, heightened U.S. commitment to helping thwart the bloody Russian...

Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

May. 10, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Key decision-makers in non-aligned Finland and Sweden are set to announce their positions on NATO membership this week in what could be a serious blow to Russia as its military struggles to make decisive gains in Ukraine. If Finland’s president and the Social...

Ukraine's detention of oligarch close to Putin angers Moscow

Apr. 13, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's detention of fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, the former leader of a pro-Russian opposition party and a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been met with enthusiasm in Kyiv and irritation in Moscow. Analysts saying...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 10 The Washington Post on Haiti needing help from Washington: Haiti passed a grim milestone in February, when the traditional presidential inauguration day came and went with no...

Poland-Ukraine ties seen as target of Russian disinformation

Apr. 10, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Days before Poland’s Independence Day in November, vandals painted the blue-and-yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on monuments in Krakow. The vandalism, which took place as Russia massed troops near Ukraine’s border, looked as if Ukrainians were defacing memorials to...

Today in History: April 8, Hank Aaron hits 715th homer

Apr. 08, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 2022. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 06, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will take up legislation Thursday to end normal trade relations with Russia and to ban the importation of its oil. Both bills have been bogged down in the Senate, frustrating lawmakers who want to ratchet up the U.S. response to Russia’s war with...

US hits Russia with 'war crimes' sanctions, Europe following

Apr. 06, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. rolled out a new wave of financial sanctions on Wednesday against Russia that President Joe Biden said would place a lasting penalty on the country’s economy. The United Kingdom quickly followed suit, and more pain was coming from the European Union as...