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Davos updates | EU Commission chief vows more Ukraine aid

May. 24, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the European Union’s executive arm says Russia’s war in Ukraine should end with a “strategic failure” for the invading country as she pledged Tuesday that the bloc will continue to invest massively in support of the war-torn nation. In...

Albanian arrested for inciting terror via social media

May. 24, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian man has been arrested for allegedly using social media to call for terror attacks against state institutions, police said Tuesday. A statement said a 56-year old man identified only as I.S. (L.) used fake profiles to post “inciting photos and...

Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

May. 24, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression. ...

Davos climate focus: Can 'going green' mean oil and gas?

May. 24, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas companies be part of a transition to...

French Open updates | Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Halep in action

May. 24, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11 a.m. The first round of the French Open is scheduled to conclude on Day 3 and the top two men on the bottom half of the draw finally get started: second-seeded Daniil Medvedev and...

Russia steps up shelling, seeking gains in Ukraine's Donbas

May. 24, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting was raging in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, where Russian forces have stepped up their bombardments beyond the frontlines, Britain’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Moscow faces stiff Ukrainian resistance to its effort to encircle the area...

Sweden: 5th COVID-19 shot to people over 65, pregnant women

May. 24, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must "be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

May. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The committee criticized the...

Live updates | Russian official seeks base in Kherson region

May. 24, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

A Russian-installed official in Ukraine’s Kherson region says the region’s pro-Kremlin administration will ask Moscow to set up a military base there. “There should be a Russian military base in the Kherson region,” deputy head of the Russia-installed administration in...