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After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

May. 24, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too. As the conflict marked its third month Tuesday, however, Moscow appears to be bogged down in what increasingly looks like a...

AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response

May. 24, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll. While broad support for U.S....

Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

May. 24, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin's aggression. ...

EXPLAINER: What's the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

May. 23, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for various partnerships? WHAT IS THE QUAD? ...

Reconstruction of reporter's killing points to Israeli fire

May. 24, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh? Almost two weeks after the death of the veteran Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh's colleagues that...

Russia steps up shelling, seeking gains in Ukraine's Donbas

May. 24, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting was raging in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, where Russian forces have stepped up their bombardments beyond the frontlines, Britain’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Moscow faces stiff Ukrainian resistance to its effort to encircle the area...

Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

May. 24, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to avoid a stinging defeat in the Georgia governor's race on Tuesday as Republican primary voters decide the fate of the former president's hand-picked candidate to lead one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the U.S. In all, five...

China's bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds back nation

May. 24, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is trying to navigate its biggest coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted many months ago, the kind of vaccines that have proven to offer the best protection against the worst outcomes from COVID-19. As early as the spring of 2020 a...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 23, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Donnelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

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UK lawmakers criticize 'absence' of Afghan evacuation plan

May. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a “disaster and betrayal” hampered by a lack of leadership from senior politicians and civil servants, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The committee criticized the...

Officers to be remembered at memorial this week in Kentucky

May. 24, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered during a ceremony this week. Gov. Andy Beshear will join the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and the Department of Criminal Justice Training for the...

Man dies in lake; Tennessee's 10th boating death this year

May. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who died while fishing on Kentucky Lake is Tennessee's 10th boating-related fatality so far this year, officials said. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers responded to a call about an unoccupied boat on the lake in Henry County on Sunday. Officers...

WVa man admits threatening witness in brother's case

May. 24, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to retaliating against a government witness in a criminal case involving the man's brother. David Stanley admitted Monday in federal court that he sent several intimidating and threatening messages through social media...

Live updates | Russian official seeks base in Kherson region

May. 24, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

A Russian-installed official in Ukraine’s Kherson region says the region’s pro-Kremlin administration will ask Moscow to set up a military base there. “There should be a Russian military base in the Kherson region,” deputy head of the Russia-installed administration in...

Rwanda accuses Congolese forces of cross-border shelling

May. 24, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military has accused neighboring Congolese forces of injuring several civilians in cross-border shelling and asked regional monitors to investigate. Rwanda Defense Force spokesman Col. Ronald Rwivanga said authorities are “engaging” Congo...

Pakistani policeman killed, ex-PM Khan supporters arrested

May. 24, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's key opposition party led by recently ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan accused police of detaining hundreds of its supporters in raids that started early Tuesday. A policeman was killed during one of the raids, when a supporter of the former premier opened fire. ...

Chinese FM to visit Solomon Islands amid security pact worry

May. 24, 2022 03:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Solomon Islands this week in what the South Pacific nation’s leader said was a “milestone” in his country’s relationship with China, amid concerns over their security pact that could allow Chinese military personnel on the...

Russia steps up shelling, seeking gains in Ukraine's Donbas

May. 24, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy fighting was raging in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, where Russian forces have stepped up their bombardments beyond the frontlines, Britain’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Moscow faces stiff Ukrainian resistance to its effort to encircle the area...

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal denies charges over relief fund

May. 24, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Former Hong Kong Catholic leader Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others have denied charges for allegedly failing to register a relief fund aimed at financially assisting protesters who faced legal costs during the 2019 anti-government protests. The six, which also...