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Multiple explosions rock eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv

Oct. 07, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A series of explosions rocked the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv early Saturday, sending towering plumes of illuminated smoke into the sky and triggering a series of secondary explosions. There were no immediate reports of casualties The blasts...

Europe praises, Belarus scorns Nobel for rights defenders

Oct. 07, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in Europe and the U.S. praised the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to activists standing up for human rights and democracy in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine while authorities in Belarus scorned the move. Russia's invasion of Ukraine this year has...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 07, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

KYIV — A Ukrainian official says the bodies of 530 people have been discovered in recaptured areas of Kharkiv region since Sept. 7. Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevhen Yenin said Friday the bodies included those 225 women, 257 men and 19 children, while 29...

No summit breakthrough, EU struggles with gas price cap plan

Oct. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — European Union leaders struggled Friday to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia’s war in Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis, driving up prices for consumers and businesses. The price cap is one of several...

Macron at Europe's center stage with new summit initiative

Oct. 07, 2022 06:18 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Smile flashing, giving a thumbs-up, Emmanuel Macron appears at Europe’s center stage again — literally. The photo of over 40 European leaders surrounding the French president Thursday ensured a symbolic image of unity of the continent faced with Russia’s...

Russia strikes Ukraine housing; detains refugees at border

Oct. 06, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit apartment buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday, killing at least seven people, with at least five others missing, in a region that Moscow has illegally annexed, a local official said. Two strikes damaged...

Europe hails united stand over Russia's war in Ukraine

Oct. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Leaders across Europe hailed on Thursday their united front against Russia’s war on Ukraine at a summit that also saw the heads of old foes Turkey and Armenia meet face-to-face for the first time since they agreed last year to put decades of bitterness behind them. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 06, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss Ukraine’s humanitarian, economic and development needs. At a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, USAID director Samantha Power said that “this war...

Spain, Germany discuss energy crisis before EU summit

Oct. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Germany held talks in Spain Wednesday, two days before both participate in an European Union summit to discuss Europe’s energy crisis derived from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez hosted German Chancellor...

OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

Oct. 05, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for U.S. drivers just ahead of key...