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Ukraine claims it shot down a Russian strategic bomber as Moscow's missiles kill 8 Ukrainians

Apr. 19, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force claimed Friday it shot down a Russian strategic bomber, but Moscow officials said the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area due to a malfunction after a combat mission. Neither claim could be independently verified. Previous Ukrainian...

European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

Apr. 19, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch said Friday that Finland's decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider. European Commission President Ursula...

If Congress passes funding, this is how the US could rush weapons to Ukraine for its war with Russia

Apr. 19, 2024 06:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon could get weapons moving to Ukraine within days if Congress passes a long-delayed aid bill. That's because it has a network of storage sites in the U.S. and Europe that already hold the ammunition and air defense components that Kyiv desperately needs. ...

Envoy says US is determined to monitor North Korean nukes, through UN or otherwise

Apr. 19, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and its allies are discussing options “both inside and outside the U.N. system” to create a new mechanism for monitoring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, the American ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday. ...

Russia pummels exhausted Ukrainian forces with smaller attacks ahead of a springtime advance

Apr. 19, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

Russian troops are ramping up pressure on exhausted Ukrainian forces to prepare to seize more land this spring and summer as muddy fields dry out and allow tanks, armored vehicles and other heavy equipment to roll to key positions across the countryside. With the war in Ukraine now...

Man charged with 4 University of Idaho deaths was out for a drive that night, his attorneys say

Apr. 18, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Bryan Kohberger, the man charged in the deaths of four University of Idaho students in late 2022, was out for a drive the night they were killed, his attorneys said in a new court filing that lays out more details of the alibi defense he intends to use at his trial. ...

Poland arrests man suspected of spying for Russia to aid Zelenskyy assassination plot

Apr. 18, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish man has been arrested on allegations of being ready to spy on behalf of Russia’s military intelligence in an alleged plot to assassinate Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. The office of Poland’s National...

Russia reports downing 5 Ukrainian military balloons in Kyiv's latest apparent war innovation

Apr. 18, 2024 06:30 AM EDT

Russian air defenses downed what authorities described as five Ukrainian balloons overnight, the defense ministry in Moscow said Thursday, as the sides kept up long-range strikes that have featured heavily in what has largely become a war of attrition. Neither Russian nor Ukrainian...

Europe wants 2 things from China. It may not get far on either of them.

Apr. 18, 2024 03:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Europe wants two things from China: First, a shift in its relatively pro-Russia position on the war in Ukraine. Second, a reduction in the trade imbalance — Chinese goods exports to the EU exceeded its imports from the 27-nation bloc by 291 billion euros ($310 billion) last year....

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he strongly supports a proposal from Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending crucial bipartisan support to the precarious effort to approve $95 billion in funding for the U.S. allies this...