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EU's Russia sanctions effort slows over oil dependency

May. 16, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s efforts to impose a new round of sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine appeared to bog down on Monday, as a small group of countries continued to oppose a ban on Russian oil imports. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the...

Finland downs Latvia, Germany tops Slovakia at hockey worlds

May. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Host Finland recovered from a first period scare to beat Latvia 2-1 for a second victory in two games at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Mikael Granlund scored the winner on a power play with 2:52 to go in the final period of the Group B game...

Defending champ Canada, US win openers at ice hockey worlds

May. 13, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and led defending champion Canada to a 5-3 victory over Germany in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Cole Sillinger and Dubois scored from the slot in the first period of the Group A game in...

Hope, horror, as Ukrainian war refugees exceed 6 million

May. 13, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — Expectant mother Galina Kubiak says she misses her home in Ukraine but has fallen in love with Romania, the neighboring country where she fled with her two small children to escape the war. “Sometimes we go to the store, and they find out we’re...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 10, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House emphatically approved a fresh $40 billion Ukraine aid package Tuesday as lawmakers beefed up President Joe Biden’s initial request, signaling a magnified, bipartisan commitment to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody three-month-old invasion. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

Jill Biden was president's eyes, ears on trip to Ukraine

May. 09, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The first telephone call Jill Biden made from her black SUV after an unannounced meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart inside the embattled country was to her husband, President Joe Biden. Biden and Olena Zelenska, who had not been seen in public since...

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

May. 09, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions. She became the latest...

Jill Biden makes unannounced visit to Ukraine, meets nation's first lady at school in village near border with Slovakia

May. 08, 2022 09:34 AM EDT
UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — Jill Biden makes unannounced visit to Ukraine, meets nation's first lady at school in village near border with Slovakia.

'This has to end': Jill Biden sees Ukraine moms' heartbreak

May. 07, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Jill Biden heard heartbreaking stories Saturday from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia’s war and found safe haven in Romania, with one mother telling the U.S. first lady of a harrowing escape after being holed up in a cramped, cold basement with her...