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Russian shells slam into eastern Ukraine; 3 dead, 20 hurt

Aug. 15, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least three Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 20 others wounded in the latest artillery barrages from the Russian military, Ukrainian officials said Monday. The eastern region of Donetsk, one of the two provinces making up the country’s industrial...

Russian shelling heavy in east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Aug. 13, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region,...

Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Aug. 13, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt announced a Cabinet reshuffle Saturday to improve his administration’s performance as it faces towering economic challenges stemming largely from Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Cabinet shake-up, which was approved by...

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

Aug. 12, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China's increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with...

Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

Aug. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defense exports. ...

Latvia Parliament calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

Aug. 11, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Latvia’s Parliament on Thursday declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for attacks on civilians during the war in Ukraine and urged other countries to follow suit. Lawmakers adopted a strongly worded statement that accuses Moscow of using “suffering...

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money...

Estonia to ban Russians with tourist visas from entering

Aug. 11, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neigboring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. “Russian citizens’ opportunity to visit Estonia in large numbers or to visit Europe...

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the following days,...

Austin pledges military training, support for Baltics

Aug. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The U.S. will conduct more military exercises with Baltic nations such as Latvia, and look to provide increased training, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday, saying the U.S. may bring in additional troops from America if needed to bolster the region against any...