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EU official: Russia shifts war focus to 'NATO and the West'

Jan. 27, 2023 02:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A senior EU official said Friday that Russia has taken its war against Ukraine to a “a different stage” by making indiscriminate attacks on civilians and non-military targets, while criticizing Moscow for triggering recent moves by Germany and the United States to send advanced...

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Jan. 27, 2023 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill set for a vote Friday would require the government to...

New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

Jan. 26, 2023 16:27 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to...

Russia plays down West's move on tanks, attacks Ukraine anew

Jan. 26, 2023 09:00 AM EST

From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was hailed enthusiastically. Moscow first shrugged it off — and later launched a new barrage of attacks. The Kremlin has previously warned that such tank deliveries would be a dangerous escalation...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...

Despite concerns, US to send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 25, 2023 16:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, reversing months of persistent arguments that the tanks were too difficult for Ukrainian troops to operate and maintain. The U.S. decision came on the heels of...

New Zealander killed in Ukraine helped hundreds, parents say

Jan. 25, 2023 15:44 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a New Zealand scientist who was killed in Ukraine said Wednesday he helped save hundreds of people while volunteering in the dangerous Donbas region. Andrew Bagshaw, 47, a dual New Zealand and British citizen, was killed along with...

Ukraine's Odesa city put on UNESCO heritage in danger list

Jan. 25, 2023 13:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency decided Wednesday to add the historic center of Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odesa to its list of endangered World Heritage sites, recognizing “the outstanding universal value of the site and the duty of all humanity to protect it.” ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 25, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 23 The Washington Post on gun violence in the United States Gun violence is so regular an occurrence in the United States that no incident, however tragic, comes as a surprise. But...

Ukraine forces pull back from Donbas town after onslaught

Jan. 25, 2023 09:56 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern region of the Donbas, an official said Wednesday, in what amounted to a rare but modest battlefield triumph for Russia after a series of setbacks in its invasion that began almost 11 months ago. ...