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Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say

Jul. 07, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a significant — and what it hopes could prove decisive — new offensive in the neighboring country. On...

Russia's war in Ukraine to overshadow G-20 talks in Bali

Jul. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are gathering in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali for talks bound to be dominated by the conflict in Ukraine despite an agenda focused on global cooperation and food and energy security. ...

Russia pounds rebel-claimed region, Ukraine pushes back

Jul. 06, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia redoubled its push for Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Wednesday, with the Ukrainian military claiming to have repelled some advances and both sides reporting casualties. The Ukrainian armed forces General Staff said troops stopped enemy units...

Putin's aide warns US against pressing for war crimes court

Jul. 06, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Kremlin official warned the U.S. Wednesday that it could face the “wrath of God” if it pursues efforts to help establish an international tribunal to investigate Russia's action in Ukraine, while the Russian lower house speaker urged Washington to remember that Alaska used...

French government plans to nationalize electricity giant EDF

Jul. 06, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government plans to nationalize indebted French electricity giant EDF amid a broad energy crisis aggravated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said Wednesday. The French state now holds an 84% stake in the company, one of the...

Polish PM claims Russia hacked, tweaked, leaked govt emails

Jul. 06, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister on Wednesday accused Russian agencies of hacking into government systems and manipulating and leaking emails that allegedly expose his administration’s links with the judiciary. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki labeled the leaks a...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 06, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 4 The Washington Post says that, after the abortion ruling, digital privacy is more important than ever In the 21st century, our phones might know we are pregnant before the people...

Russian foreign minister stops in Vietnam ahead of G-20

Jul. 06, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Vietnam on Wednesday as part of an effort to bolster ties with a country that has not openly condemned its invasion of Ukraine or imposed sanctions against it. Lavrov, on his way to the Indonesian island of Bali...

Sri Lankan president calls Russian leader seeking fuel

Jul. 06, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said Wednesday that he had a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to request credit support to import fuel for the island nation that is facing its worst economic crisis in memory. “Had a very...

Ahead of G-20 ministers' meeting, China slams US, NATO

Jul. 06, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a scathing attack on the U.S. and NATO on Wednesday, days before a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s comments underscore the increasingly...