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Today in History: May 3, Margaret Thatcher elected

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime...

Bridget Brink named as US ambassador to Ukraine

Apr. 25, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bridget Brink, a veteran foreign service officer who has spent most of her career in the shadow of the former Soviet Union, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as the country fends off a Russian invasion that's entered its third...

Biden eyes boost to mining of minerals for electric vehicles

Mar. 30, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing higher oil prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden is looking at invoking the Defense Production Act this week to increase the mining of critical minerals for the batteries used in electric vehicles. That's according to a person...

Live updates: Support for Ukraine shown at Oscars

Mar. 27, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

At the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night, attendees expressed support for Ukraine by going silent for 30 seconds. A tribute that started with words from the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis ended with the Academy Awards fading to black about midway through the show,...

Biden finds no respite at home after returning from Europe

Mar. 27, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the last nine, unscripted words of an impassioned speech about Russia's aggression in Ukraine, President Joe Biden created a troubling distraction, undermining his effectiveness as he returned home to face restive Americans who strongly disapprove of his performance on...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 25, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova; Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Cory Booker, D-N.J. ___ CBS’ “Face the...

'Slava Ukraini': Zelenskyy becomes Congress' great unifier

Mar. 16, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two years ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was at the center of impeachment proceedings that deeply fractured Republicans and Democrats in Congress. On Wednesday, appealing to those same lawmakers for aid against a devastating Russian invasion, Zelenskyy not...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 11, 2022 21:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Department spokesman John Kirby; Maksym Kozytskyy, governor of Lviv Province, Ukraine. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan; former Attorney General William Barr;...

Live updates: Official: Artillery kills 70 Ukraine soldiers

Feb. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: KYIV, Ukraine—More than 70 Ukrainian soldiers were killed after Russian artillery hit a military base in Okhtyrka, a city between Kharkiv and Kyiv, the head of the region wrote on Telegram. Dmytro Zhyvytskyy posted...

State of the Union: Amid disputes, common cause for Ukraine

Feb. 28, 2022 21:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They have argued viciously in Congress over just about everything: Whether the Capitol insurrection should be investigated or brushed aside. If the president’s choice for the Supreme Court should be the first Black woman. Even over whether or not to wear masks under the dome....