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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 25, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Mississippi’s charitable giving leading way with Ukraine aid Year after year, Mississippi is recognized as among the most charitable state in the nation. It is a reflection of the giving spirit of the people here and...

US calls for vote soon on new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 25, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The U.S. Mission to the United...

Live updates | Ukraine president rebuffs calls to cede land

May. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian forces for the sake of reaching a peace agreement. Those “great geopoliticians” who suggest this are...

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

May. 25, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin’s...

Congressional Budget Office says inflation to last into 2023

May. 25, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office released an economic outlook Wednesday saying high inflation will persist into next year, likely causing the federal government to pay higher interest rates on its debt. The nonpartisan agency expects the consumer price index to...

Defense: Notes back claim Clinton lawyer didn't lie to FBI

May. 25, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia probe showed jurors handwritten notes on Wednesday aimed at undercutting allegations that he misled the federal government about his legal work. Michael...

Albania police deport dozens of soccer fans after clashes

May. 25, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Dozens of soccer fans have been deported back to Italy following violent clashes in Tirana ahead of Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final, Albania’s deputy head of police said. Italian club Roma will face Dutch team Feyenoord in the match at the...

Slovenian lawmakers approve liberal-green leader as new PM

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday voted to appoint the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month’s election as the country’s new prime minister, replacing a right-wing populist. Lawmakers voted 54-30 for Robert Golob, head of the Freedom...

War Crimes Watch: Hard path to justice in Bucha atrocities

May. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The horrific images and stories tumbling out of Ukrainian towns like Bucha in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian troops bear witness to depravity on a scale recalling the barbarities of Cambodia, the Balkans, World War II. The question now: What to do with this...

Scars of war seem to be everywhere in Ukraine after 3 months

May. 25, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city. Everywhere in Ukraine, the 3-month-old war...