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Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 07, 2023 23:00 PM 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 on Congress on Tuesday....

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 14:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion. ...

Russian court upholds shutting top independent newspaper

Feb. 07, 2023 10:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday upheld an earlier verdict to revoke the license of a top independent newspaper that has been critical of the Kremlin for years, part of the authorities' relentless crackdown on dissent. The ruling by the Moscow City Court against Novaya...

Denmark's defense minister takes sick leave after checkup

Feb. 07, 2023 08:51 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s defense minister has taken a leave of absence for an undetermined period of time after he felt unwell and went to a Copenhagen hospital for a medical checkup last week. The 49-year-old Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, who is also deputy prime minister,...

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard writing book on leaving Democrats

Feb. 06, 2023 15:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii who clashed often with her party and eventually left it, has a memoir coming out Oct. 10. Gabbard's memoir, currently untitled, is the first of a two-book deal with Regnery Publishing, the longtime...

EU Parliament planning for possible Zelenksyy visit in days

Feb. 06, 2023 13:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature was preparing plans Monday to host Volodymyr Zelenskyy should the Ukraine president decide to come to Brussels to attend an EU summit later this week. Two sources in the parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...

Russian forces keep up pressure as Ukraine anniversary nears

Feb. 06, 2023 13:06 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with attacks in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Intense fighting that has been...

Former Israeli PM: Putin promised not to kill Zelenskyy

Feb. 05, 2023 14:47 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A former Israeli prime minister who served briefly as a mediator at the start of Russia's war with Ukraine says he drew a promise from the Russian president not to kill his Ukrainian counterpart. Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett emerged as an unlikely...

Ukraine defense minister expects help from West on warplanes

Feb. 05, 2023 14:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister expressed confidence Sunday that Western allies would agree to the country's latest weapons request — warplanes to fight off Russian forces that invaded nearly a year ago. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told a news conference in...

Funeral held for Belarusian activist killed in Ukraine

Feb. 04, 2023 13:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A funeral for a Belarusian military volunteer and activist who died fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine was held in Kyiv on Saturday. Eduard Lobau was killed in fierce artillery battles in Vuhledar against Russian troops as part of a small but...