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EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Sep. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow officials say residents in one of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in Kremlin-orchestrated referendums. According to Russia-installed election officials in Zaporizhzhia, 93.11% of the ballots cast in the vote were in support of the...

California man gets prison for selling bogus aircraft parts

Sep. 26, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who previously went to prison for selling bogus aircraft parts was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in federal prison for doing it again, prosecutors said. Aman Khan, 73, of Riverside was given a 46-month term by a judge in Los...

France's Macron lands 1st state visit of Biden's presidency

Sep. 26, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies. ...

Turkey vows to defend interests against Greece amid tensions

Sep. 26, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned the Greek ambassador to protest the alleged deployment of dozens of U.S.-made armored vehicles to Greek islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned,...

On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice

Sep. 24, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. After days of...

Belarus foreign minister blames NATO, West for Ukraine war

Sep. 24, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the eyes of Belarus' foreign minister, the root cause of the war in Ukraine dates back 30 years ago to the end of the Cold War. At that time, there was no official treaty — just a “gentlemen’s agreement” that opened a path for the West to secure its...

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: Italian election only part of forming government

Sep. 24, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member. Opinion polls indicate that voters might elect the first...

Norway's prime minister on Ukraine: 'The war has to stop'

Sep. 22, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway's prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, believes the world — with one notable holdout — is on the same page: “The war has to stop.” “I heard it from China. I heard it from India. I heard it from African colleagues. And I think that’s an...