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Live updates | Zelenskyy: Ukraine needs even more weapons

May. 24, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia is using everything at its disposal in the fight for four cities in the eastern Donbas region. “The situation in the Donbas now is very difficult,” Zelenskyy said late Tuesday in his nightly address to the...

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

At Davos, Kerry cites progress on China-US climate group

May. 24, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — John Kerry, America's top official on climate change, said Tuesday that the U.S. and China were making progress on putting together a group from both countries to work toward quickly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with The Associated...

EU court restores immunity for 3 Catalan lawmakers

May. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court decided Tuesday to restore the parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region. The decision by the general court is the latest episode in the legal...

Report: Dramatic rise in pesticides in EU fruits, vegetables

May. 24, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The contamination of fruits and vegetables produced in the European Union by the most toxic pesticides has substantially increased over the past decade, according to new research published Tuesday. The study by the Pesticide Action Network Europe group said European...

Hungary announces 'state of danger' over war in Ukraine

May. 24, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has declared a legal “state of danger” in response to Russia's war in neighboring Ukraine, the prime minister announced Tuesday, allowing the right-wing nationalist government to take special measures without the participation of the legislature. ...

5 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes against PKK in Iraq

May. 24, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Five Turkish soldiers were killed Tuesday in clashes with Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the fighting. The clashes took place during Turkey’s latest cross-border offensive against the...

Sweden says it's not providing money, military aid to Kurds

May. 24, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday denied that it was providing any “financial assistance or military support” to Kurdish groups or entities in Syria — claims that Turkey's using to back its opposition to Sweden's and neighboring Finland's historic bids to join NATO. The...

Official: Ukraine told Cyprus of $420m Russian asset seizure

May. 24, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have informed Cyprus about their seizure of $420 million worth of shares and securities linked to the east Mediterranean island nation, which belong to a Russian billionaire and other businessmen, a Cypriot official said Tuesday. Cyprus...

Spain to invest $13 billion to build microchip industry

May. 24, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government on Tuesday announced a 12.3 billion euro ($13.2 billion) investment plan to convert the country into a major producer of microchips and help reduce the dependence of Spain and the European Union on other suppliers. The announcement in Madrid...