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Russia's Gazprom to shut gas pipeline to Europe for 3 days

Aug. 19, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A key Russian natural gas pipeline will shut down for three days of maintenance at the end of this month, the state-owned energy company Gazprom announced Friday, raising economic pressure on Germany and other European countries that depend on the fuel to power industry, generate...

France's Macron assails Putin's 'brutal attack' on Ukraine

Aug. 19, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hours after talking with Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused the Russian leader of launching a “brutal attack” on Ukraine in an imperialist, revanchist violation of international law. Macron, who tried tirelessly but unsuccessfully to...

US announces new military aid, drones for Ukraine

Aug. 19, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. for the first time Friday said it will give Ukraine Scan Eagle surveillance drones, mine-resistant vehicles, anti-armor rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces regain territory and mount a counteroffensive against Russian invaders. A senior...

Russia probe memo wrongly withheld under Barr, court rules

Aug. 19, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

The Justice Department under Attorney General William Barr improperly withheld portions of an internal memo Barr cited in announcing that then-President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice in the Russia investigation, a federal appeals panel said Friday. The department had argued...

US Treasury official to visit India amid Ukraine tensions

Aug. 19, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Treasury Department official is set next week to make his first official trip to India since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Amid tensions over India’s neutral stance on the invasion that began in late February, the U.S. wants the meetings to...

Russia's Gazprom says key pipeline conveying natural gas to Europe will shut down 3 days for 'routine maintenance'

Aug. 19, 2022 13:09 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Gazprom says key pipeline conveying natural gas to Europe will shut down 3 days for 'routine maintenance.'

Poland nabs octogenarian with 5 kilos of heroin in suitcase

Aug. 19, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 81-year-old Danish woman traveling from Africa to Canada was arrested at Warsaw airport on suspicion of illegal possession of heroin worth over $515,000, officials in Poland said Friday. Customs officers at Frederic Chopin Airport decided to check the...

Malaysia's Mahathir says US seeking to provoke war in Taiwan

Aug. 19, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday accused the U.S. of trying to provoke a war in Taiwan, and in a wide-ranging interview also said he expects Malaysia’s graft-tainted ruling party to hold general elections in the coming months. ...

2 Russian villages evacuated after fire at munitions depot

Aug. 19, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire at a munitions depot near the Russian village of Timonovo has led to the evacuation of two villages in Russia's Belgorod region on Ukraine’s northeastern border, an official said Friday. The blaze was the latest in a series of destructive incidents on...

Finnish PM defends dancing, takes drug test to clear herself

Aug. 19, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN. Denmark (AP) — Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Friday she has taken a drug test “for her own legal protection” after a video was leaked of her dancing and lip-syncing songs at a private party. Marin defended her actions, saying she drank alcohol with friends but did...