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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 takeaways: Hope fading in frigid Turkey, Syria

Feb. 08, 2023 17:04 PM EST

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — The search for survivors of the earthquake that toppled thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria reached a critical stretch on Wednesday, with rescue teams from two dozen countries helping locals sift through the rubble and experts warning that the realistic window to...

Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story

Feb. 08, 2023 15:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Twitter executives conceded Wednesday they made a mistake by blocking a story about Hunter Biden, the president’s son, from the social media platform in the run-up to the 2020 election, but adamantly denied Republican assertions they were pressured by Democrats and law...

Oil major TotalEnergies doubles annual profit to $36 billion

Feb. 08, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's TotalEnergies SE doubled its profits in 2022, joining other international oil and gas companies in fattening their bottom lines as high energy prices surged after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Adjusted net income rose to $36.2 billion, up from $18.1 billion...

Germany's Merkel receives UNESCO peace prize in Ivory Coast

Feb. 08, 2023 12:31 PM EST

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a UNESCO peace prize Wednesday for her decision to welcome more than 1.2 million migrants to Germany despite resistance at home and among European partners. Organizers said that Merkel showed political...

IOC responds to Paris mayor on Olympic plan for Russians

Feb. 08, 2023 12:27 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris on Wednesday, insisting there were no plans for "a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed. The IOC...

MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

Feb. 08, 2023 09:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 with a...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls for stronger sanctions, until 'Russia is deprived of any possibility to finance this war'

Feb. 08, 2023 08:42 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Ukraine's Zelenskyy calls for stronger sanctions, until 'Russia is deprived of any possibility to finance this war.'

In UK Parliament, Zelenskyy urges allies to supply jets, says 'combat aircraft for Ukraine -- wings for freedom'

Feb. 08, 2023 08:32 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — In UK Parliament, Zelenskyy urges allies to supply jets, says 'combat aircraft for Ukraine -- wings for freedom.'