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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

Nov. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine's 1930s “Holodomor," a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The resolution was brought to the...

Russia, Cuba leaders meet in Moscow, honor rebel icon Castro

Nov. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with his Cuban counterpart in Moscow, where the two unveiled a monument to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and hailed the “traditional friendship” between their sanctions-hit nations. A video published on...

Analysis: Ukrainian liberation a powerful dynamic in war

Nov. 14, 2022 09:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Amid the death and destruction war leaves in its wake, there are powerful dynamics and narratives: domination, besieged populations, occupation and their counterparts, resistance, freedom and liberation. Vast swaths of Western and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union...

Nuclear memories: Russia, war and childhood fears rekindled

Oct. 31, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Those of us of a certain age remember the threat. The 1960s were a time of domestic turmoil, yes. But they came, too, with a darker, existential menace: atomic bombs, ICBMs, thermonuclear war, annihilation. The buzzwords of destruction, with the Soviet Union seen as the architect of...

Today in History: October 30, honor for Rosa Parks

Oct. 30, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2022. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 2005, the body of Rosa Parks arrived at the U.S. Capitol, where the civil rights icon became the first...

Baryshnikov honors 'insanely brave' Putin opponent Navalny

Oct. 25, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ballet dancer, choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, who famously defected from the Soviet Union nearly a half century ago, called Alexei Navalny “insanely brave” as a human rights group awarded the jailed Russian opposition leader its annual prize. The...

Orban lashes out at EU as he marks 1956 anti-Soviet revolt

Oct. 23, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made veiled comparisons on Sunday between the Soviet troops that attacked Hungary during the 1956 revolution and the institutions of the European Union today. Marking the 66th anniversary of that crushed uprising, Orban...

Russian threats revive old nuclear fears in central Europe

Oct. 21, 2022 05:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two stories beneath a modern steel production plant on Warsaw's northern edge lies an untouched Cold War relic: a shelter containing gas masks, stretchers, first aid kits and other items meant to help civil defense leaders survive and guide rescue operations in case of...

General who led Syrian bombing is new face of Russian war

Oct. 21, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

The general carrying out President Vladimir Putin's new military strategy in Ukraine has a reputation for brutality — for bombing civilians in Russia's campaign in Syria. He also played a role in the deaths of three protesters in Moscow during the failed coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991...