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Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

May. 26, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products while under...

Live updates | Mayor: Some 1,500 killed in Sievierodonetsk

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk is the center of fierce fighting in the east. Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk says it’s holding out even though a Russian reconnaissance and sabotage group went into a city hotel. Stryuk said at least 1,500 people have been killed in...

UK minister: Russian meddling 'must be stopped' in Bosnia

May. 26, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss visited Bosnia's capital Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.’s commitment to the ethnically divided Balkan country amid growing fears of what she described as malign influence from Russia. Truss was meeting with...

Freed UK woman says Iran forced her to sign false confession

May. 23, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian charity worker who was detained in Tehran for almost six years says she was forced by Iranian officials to sign a false confession to spying before she was freed two months ago. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said British government officials were present...

UK freezes assets on Russian airlines, preventing slot sale

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Thursday froze the assets of three Russian airlines, preventing them from selling landing slots at U.K. airports that are worth up to 50 million pounds ($62 million). The latest sanctions over Russia's war in Ukraine stop state-owned Aeroflot, Russia’s...

Lawmaker's arrest is latest sex claim to roil UK Parliament

May. 18, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. Conservative lawmaker was released on bail Wednesday while police investigate allegations of rape and sexual assault against him, the latest in a series of sexual misconduct allegations that have led some to label Britain's Parliament a toxic workplace. The...

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

May. 17, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Britain says its move to singlehandedly change the legally binding...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

Unionists block new N Ireland govt over Brexit trade rules

May. 13, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s second-biggest political party on Friday blocked the formation of a working legislature in Belfast, and said it would keep up the boycott until the U.K. government tears up post-Brexit trade rules it accuses of destabilizing the region. The...

G7 seeks more ways to help Ukraine, unblock grain supplies

May. 12, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — Top diplomats from the Group of Seven wealthy nations gathered Thursday in northern Germany for a three-day meeting centered on Russia's war against Ukraine and the wider impact it is having around the world, particularly on food and energy prices. ...