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MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

Feb. 08, 2023 21:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 with a Russian...

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...

Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story

Feb. 08, 2023 15:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Twitter executives conceded Wednesday they made a mistake by blocking a story about Hunter Biden, the president’s son, from the social media platform in the run-up to the 2020 election, but adamantly denied Republican assertions they were pressured by Democrats and law...

Bulgaria's ex-energy chief charged over Russian gas cutoff

Feb. 08, 2023 13:33 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former energy minister in the previous, pro-Western government with mismanagement that allegedly caused losses of 45 million euros ($48 million) to the country’s major state-run gas operator. Alexander Nikolov...

Oil major TotalEnergies doubles annual profit to $36 billion

Feb. 08, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's TotalEnergies SE doubled its profits in 2022, joining other international oil and gas companies in fattening their bottom lines as high energy prices surged after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Adjusted net income rose to $36.2 billion, up from $18.1 billion...

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 08, 2023 09:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls for stronger sanctions, until 'Russia is deprived of any possibility to finance this war'

Feb. 08, 2023 08:42 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls for stronger sanctions, until 'Russia is deprived of any possibility to finance this war.'

Russia seeks lengthy prison term for ex-governor

Feb. 08, 2023 07:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Wednesday requested a lengthy prison term for a former regional governor who is standing trial on murder charges and whose arrest two years ago prompted weeks-long mass protests. The prosecutor has asked a court in the Moscow region to sentence...

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.

Myanmar, Russia sign pact on developing nuclear power

Feb. 07, 2023 22:26 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-led government, working with Russia’s state atomic energy company, has inaugurated a nuclear power information center as a step toward developing atomic power to fill energy shortages in the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation. Myanmar state...