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Zelenskyy seeks weaponry in surprise trips to London, Paris

Feb. 08, 2023 17:49 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought Western support for his country in surprise visits to Britain and France on Wednesday, pushing for fighter jets to battle Russian invaders in a dramatic speech to the U.K. Parliament, and then flying to Paris to meet the French and...

Zelenskyy flies West: If it's Thursday, this must be Belgium

Feb. 08, 2023 17:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — First, the Ukrainian president flew overhead on his way to Washington. Then on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelenskyy flew overhead to Britain. And then to Paris. Fourth time lucky? He is now expected to stop by the European Union headquarters where the bloc's leaders meet on Thursday —...

Earthquake stuns Syria's Aleppo even after war's horrors

Feb. 08, 2023 15:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — For years, the people of Aleppo bore the brunt of bombardment and fighting when their city, once Syria’s largest and most cosmopolitan, was among the civil war’s fiercest battle zones. Even that didn’t prepare them for the new devastation and terror wreaked by this week’s...

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 08, 2023 09:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday...

Israel steps up Jerusalem home demolitions as violence rises

Feb. 08, 2023 03:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ratib Matar’s family was growing. They needed more space. Before his granddaughters, now 4 and 5, were born, he built three apartments on an eastern slope overlooking Jerusalem’s ancient landscape. The 50-year-old construction contractor moved in with his...

US man convicted of aiding Islamic State as sniper, trainer

Feb. 07, 2023 18:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York stockbroker-turned-Islamic State group militant was convicted Tuesday of becoming a sniper and trainer for the extremist group during its brutal reign in Syria and Iraq. The trial of Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a Kazakh-born U.S. citizen, was the...

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 14:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion. ...

What to Watch: New political vibes this State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for new faces and fresh political dynamics as President Joe Biden delivers this year's State of the Union address, coupled with attention to some old problems brought back into painful focus by recent events. The president on Tuesday night will stand before a...

Ukrainian skier pushes to keep Russians out of the Olympics

Feb. 07, 2023 14:14 PM EST

COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Ukrainian skier Ivan Kovbasnyuk, a two-time Olympian, can’t train at home in the Carpathian Mountains because war in the country has damaged the power grid so severely that there’s not enough energy to make the chairlifts operate. That’s just one of...

Court says South Korea responsible for Vietnam War massacre

Feb. 07, 2023 10:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Tuesday ordered the government to pay 30 million won ($24,000) to a Vietnamese woman who survived a gunshot wound but lost several relatives when South Korean marines rampaged through her village during the Vietnam War in 1968. In...