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Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

May. 15, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years. Francis stood for a long period at the start to greet priests concelebrating...

Albanian PM meets Kosovo ex-leader held on war crime charges

May. 10, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister on Tuesday visited Kosovo’s ex-president Hashim Thaci in a prison in The Netherlands, where he is being held pending trial for alleged war crimes. Edi Rama told journalists after the meeting that Thaci believed his trial would...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 19, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

Russia assaulted cities and towns along a boomerang-shaped front hundreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle for control of the country’s eastern industrial heartland of coal mines and factories. If successful, the Russian...

Invictus Games opens with Prince Harry tribute to Ukrainians

Apr. 16, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Invictus Games competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from Prince Harry for the Ukrainian team members who left their war-torn nation to compete. ...

Dutch move to hold 12 yachts ordered by wealthy Russians

Apr. 06, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The Dutch government said Wednesday it is making sure a dozen yachts ordered by super-wealthy Russians are not delivered to anyone as part of sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine. Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra wrote in a letter to parliament that the...

Europeans expel dozens of Russian envoys to combat espionage

Mar. 29, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In what appeared to be a coordinated action to tackle Russian espionage, at least four European allies expelled dozens of Russian diplomats on Tuesday. The expulsions come as relations between Russia and the West have plunged into a deep freeze...

Live updates: Zelenskyy says Ukraine ready to discuss deal

Mar. 22, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday he was prepared to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security. “It’s a compromise...

Dutch to drop last remaining COVID-19 restrictions next week

Mar. 15, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch government will drop its last remaining COVID-19 restrictions next week despite a recent rise in infections as the nation learns to live with the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The Netherlands has already ended a nationwide lockdown and scrapped...

Dutch, Australians launch case against Moscow over MH17

Mar. 14, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch and Australian governments have launched a legal case against Russia at the International Civil Aviation Organization seeking to hold Moscow accountable for its alleged role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The case announced Monday in The...

Live updates: Ukraine: Plant staff forced to record address

Mar. 08, 2022 23:51 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LVIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s energy minister said Russian forces that now control a Ukrainian nuclear plant are forcing the exhausted staff to record an address that they plan to use for propaganda purposes. Russian...