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EXPLAINER: What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Apr. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a cease-fire and a massive Russian military buildup near its border with the region. Ukraine and the West have become worried about the Russian...

Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Apr. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency. Biden also told Putin the U.S. would “act...

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

Apr. 13, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Tucson has contracted with local hotels to temporarily house people seeking asylum in the U.S. while awaiting the completion of a tent-like facility built by Customs and Border Protection. A statement Monday from Tucson Mayor Regina...

NATO, US vow support for Ukraine, warn Russia on troops

Apr. 13, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and NATO on Tuesday expressed strong support for Ukraine and warned Russia against pressing ahead with a major troop buildup along the former Soviet republic’s eastern border. In separate meetings with Ukraine’s foreign minister,...

German government seeks more powers to set pandemic rules

Apr. 13, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday her government wants clear rules that include nighttime curfews imposed in all regions with high numbers of COVID-19 infections, ending the patchwork of measures that have characterized the pandemic response across Germany's 16 states. ...

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration

Apr. 12, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Apr. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting to enter the...

Police: Everett killing suspect arrested near Mexico border

Apr. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested an Everett killing suspect near the Mexico border. Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said Monday that agents arrested Jesse L. Hartman on the Otay Mesa pedestrian bridge, between...

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Apr. 12, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing minister of public works said Monday that he has signed a decree that would increase the area claimed by the Mediterranean country in a maritime border dispute with Israel. Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has...

ACLU lawsuit over checkpoints far from border to proceed

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit challenging the use of checkpoints by the U.S. Border Patrol nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the Canadian border to proceed. A judge rejected a motion by Customs and Border Protection to dismiss the...