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UN: Iraq Christians were victims of Islamic State war crimes

Dec. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Evidence collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014, a U.N. investigative team said in a report...

Russian shelling cuts off power again in liberated Kherson

Dec. 01, 2022 13:28 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling cut off power in much of the recently liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson on Thursday, just days after it was restored amid Moscow's ongoing drive to destroy key civilian infrastructure as freezing weather sets in. In Kyiv, Mayor Vitali...

EU seeks specialized court to investigate Russia war crimes

Nov. 30, 2022 16:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union proposed Wednesday to set up a U.N.-backed court to investigate possible war crimes Russia committed in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in a video...

Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

Nov. 29, 2022 17:21 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An uneasy calm hung over Kyiv on Tuesday as residents of the Ukrainian capital prepared for Russian missile attacks aiming to take out more energy infrastructure as winter approaches. To ease the hardships and ensure Ukraine’s 43 million people can maintain...

Torture allegations mount in aftermath of Kherson occupation

Nov. 29, 2022 02:33 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — When a dozen Russian soldiers stormed into Dmytro Bilyi's home in August, the 24-year-old police officer said they gave him a chilling choice: Hand in his pistol or his mother and brother would disappear. Bilyi turned his gun over to the soldiers, who...

European Parliament website affected by cyberattack

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's web site came under a cyberattack by a pro-Moscow group only hours after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, the legislature's president said Wednesday. President Roberta Metsola said in...

EU parliament calls Russia terror sponsor in plenary vote

Nov. 23, 2022 06:56 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism for its invasion of and actions in Ukraine. In a lopsided 494-58 vote with 48 abstentions, the EU legislature sought to increase pressure on Moscow...

New special counsel has long career confronting corruption

Nov. 19, 2022 15:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The year was 2010 and the Justice Department's prestigious public integrity section was still recovering from a costly debacle over the withholding of exculpatory evidence in a case against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. The crisis had caused then-Attorney General Eric...

EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?

Nov. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history. In this case, Attorney General...

Russian strikes force Ukraine to face hours-long power cuts

Nov. 18, 2022 15:49 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's electricity grid chief warned of hours-long power outages Friday as Russia zeroed in on Ukraine's energy infrastructure with heavy artillery and missile attacks that have interrupted supplies to as much as 40% of the country's people at the onset of winter. ...