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Scholz's party keeps Ukraine policy despite state vote loss

May. 16, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz's party said Monday it sees no need for changes to the German leader's often-criticized approach to the war in Ukraine after an election in Germany's most populous state brought a clear defeat for his center-left Social Democrats. Germany's main...

Blow for Scholz as conservatives win key German state vote

May. 15, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Voters backed the incumbent conservative governor and dealt a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats on Sunday in Germany’s most populous state, projections based on partial counts showed. Figures published by public broadcaster WDR forecast the...

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

May. 14, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries, and urgent measures are needed to unblock stores of grain that Russia is preventing from leaving Ukraine. ...

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...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 12, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine —Ukrainian officials say their forces took out another Russian ship in the Black Sea. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said late Thursday the Vsevolod Bobrov logistics ship was struck as it was trying to deliver an anti-aircraft system to...

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. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

Macron proposes new political union for non-EU countries

May. 09, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France’s president warned Monday that decades could pass before Ukraine joins the European Union, and proposed a new political organization to bring together countries on the continent that share EU values but are not part of the bloc. During a speech marking...

Center-right CDU wins big in state election in Germany

May. 08, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Germany's center-right Christian Democratic Union bloc scored a clear victory Sunday in northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, according to election-night projections. Sunday's election for the state legislature was seen as a test for Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social...

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

May. 08, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to stress their support and to display unity among Western allies on Victory in...