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Oct. 04, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal — Ukraine’s foreign minister has promised that his embattled country will do all it can to send more grain to Africa. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba began a tour of the continent this week in Senegal. He met with Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, who is...

Ukraine's foreign minister pledges to export grain to Africa

Oct. 04, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba promised that his embattled country will do all it can to send more grain to Africa as he began his tour this week of the continent in Senegal. Ukraine will be sending “boats full of seeds for Africa,” Kuleba said...

Russian losses evident in key liberated Ukrainian city

Oct. 04, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LYMAN, Ukraine (AP) — The bodies of Russian soldiers were lying in the streets of a key eastern Ukrainian city on Tuesday, evidence of a hasty retreat that marked a new military defeat for Moscow as it struggles to hang on to areas it illegally annexed last week. Russia’s upper...

Japan to expel Russia consul as ties worsen over Ukraine

Oct. 04, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday ordered the Russian consul in the northern city of Sapporo to leave the country within six days in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion of a Japanese diplomat last month for alleged espionage. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his...

Russian court fines TikTok for not deleting LGBT content

Oct. 04, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

A Russian court on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete LGBT material, the country's latest crackdown on Big Tech companies. The Tagansky District Court in Moscow issued the 3 million ruble ($50,000) penalty to the short-video sharing platform following a complaint by Russian...

What's Putin thinking? Tough to know for nuclear analysts

Oct. 04, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Will President Vladimir Putin pull the nuclear trigger? For Kremlin watchers trying to figure out whether the Russian leader’s nuclear threats are just bluffs, there is no more pressing -- or tough -- question. For now, analysts cautiously suggest that...

Frustration with Ukraine war spills out on Russian state TV

Oct. 03, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms. A series of embarrassing military losses in recent weeks has presented a challenge for prominent hosts...

UK says Royal Navy ship in North Sea for pipeline protection

Oct. 03, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Britain has sent a Royal Navy ship to patrol the North Sea, as Western allies try to increase protection for undersea pipelines and cables after blasts ruptured two natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, the defense ministry said Monday. The Ministry of...

Ukraine claws back more territory Russia is trying to absorb

Oct. 03, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces scored more gains in their counteroffensive across at least two fronts Monday, advancing in the very areas that Russia is trying to absorb and challenging Moscow's effort to engage fresh troops and its threats to defend incorporated areas by all means. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 03, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, said the director general of Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest power plant, Ihor Murashov, has been released from Russian custody after his detention last week. “I welcome the release,” IAEA...