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Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Danish prosecutors seek to charge former defense minister

May. 12, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s top prosecuting authority said Thursday that it would seek to have a former defense minister's parliamentary immunity lifted so he could be charged with illegally disclosing "highly classified information.” The office of the director of...

Center-right CDU wins big in state election in Germany

May. 08, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Germany's center-right Christian Democratic Union bloc scored a clear victory Sunday in northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, according to election-night projections. Sunday's election for the state legislature was seen as a test for Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social...

German opposition leader visits Kyiv, Scholz refuses to go

May. 03, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — German conservative opposition leader Friedrich Merz traveled to Kyiv Tuesday for meetings with Ukrainian officials including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear that he wouldn’t be visiting Ukraine any time soon. Scholz has...

Live updates l Commander glad for steel mill evacuations

May. 01, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Sviastoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, which is helping defend the last section of Mariupol not occupied by the Russians, said he was glad evacuations had begun. Palamar hoped the evacuations from the Azovstal steel mill continue until everyone...

Report: Germany top buyer of Russian energy since war began

Apr. 28, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany was the biggest buyer of Russian energy during the first two months of the war in Ukraine, an independent research group said Thursday. A study published by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air calculates that Russia has earned 63 billion euros...

Reelection bolsters France's Macron as powerful player in EU

Apr. 27, 2022 02:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Soon after his victory was announced, French President Emmanuel Macron took the stage to the sound of the European Union’s anthem, the “Ode to Joy.” The symbolism was strong: The 44-year-old centrist's election to a second term bolsters his standing as a senior player in...

Germany irritated by Ukraine's snub of a presidential visit

Apr. 13, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday criticized a diplomatic snub by Ukraine for his country's president and defended Berlin's record on delivering weapons to Kyiv amid tensions that have flared at a delicate moment in German policymaking on the war. President...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 10 The Washington Post on Haiti needing help from Washington: Haiti passed a grim milestone in February, when the traditional presidential inauguration day came and went with no...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 12, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies are pushing ahead with sanctions aimed at forcing Vladimir Putin to spend Russia’s money propping up its economy rather than sustaining its “war machine” for the fight in Ukraine, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday. ...