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West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats

Sep. 24, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to...

EXPLAINER: Key points from Vladimir Putin's call-up speech

Sep. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Speaking from a wood-paneled operation room, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued another stern warning to the West on Wednesday after his country’s military suffered a series of embarrassing setbacks in Ukraine. Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists that could...

Ukraine claws back some territory; nuclear plant in peril

Sep. 09, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces on Friday claimed new success in their counteroffensive against Russian forces in the country's east, taking control of a sizeable village and pushing toward an important transport junction. The United States' top diplomat and the head of NATO noted the...

Live updates: Charles back in London as king; queen mourned

Sep. 09, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela offered condolences to the United Kingdom on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II’s death was headline news in several Latin American countries. ...

US, NATO note Ukraine army gains but see war dragging on

Sep. 09, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine's armed forces have made significant early gains in their counter-offensive against Russian troops in southern and eastern Ukraine but fighting appears set to drag on for months, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the head of NATO said Friday. ...

Ukraine, neighbors, to get big new aid, Blinken says in Kyiv

Sep. 08, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Underscoring determined U.S. support, Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Thursday and the Biden administration ramped up military aid by more than $2.8 billion to Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia. ...

NATO chief warns of hard winter for Ukraine and its backers

Sep. 08, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday that Ukraine and its supporters face a tough winter in coming months but he urged the public in Western nations to keep faith in their efforts, saying that the war is at a critical point as Russia loses some...

U.S. approves up to $675M in further military aid to Ukraine

Sep. 08, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday President Joe Biden has approved additional military aid to Ukraine worth up to $675 million, an announcement that came as he gathered allies to renew their commitment to military support “for the long haul.”...

Greece warns allies of Turkey conflict danger amid tension

Sep. 07, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has written to the country's NATO and European Union partners and the head of the United Nations, asking them to formally condemn increasingly aggressive talk by officials in neighboring Turkey and suggesting that current bilateral tensions could escalate...

NATO head warns about Russian, Chinese interest in Arctic

Aug. 26, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Friday about Russia’s military buildup in the Arctic and China’s increasing interest in that part of the world. During a visit to Canada's north, Stoltenberg said the shortest path to North America for Russian...