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EXPLAINER: What's behind Russia-Ukraine tensions?

Dec. 07, 2021 09:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims...

Biden to warn Putin of economic pain if he invades Ukraine

Dec. 07, 2021 07:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to warn Vladimir Putin during a video call Tuesday that Russia will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine as Biden seeks a diplomatic solution to deal with the tens of thousands of Russian troops massed near the Ukraine...

Ukraine: Russia sends troops to war-torn east amid tensions

Dec. 07, 2021 07:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday charged that Russia is sending tanks and snipers to the line of contact in war-torn eastern Ukraine to “provoke return fire,” an accusation that comes amid fears that a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border might indicate plans...

Scholz sees strong US ties, leaves Olympic stance open

Dec. 07, 2021 06:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's incoming chancellor pledged Tuesday that his new government will stand up for a strong European Union and nurture the trans-Atlantic alliance, but left open whether it will join in a planned U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games. Olaf Scholz, a...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Dec. 07, 2021 02:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with raising Germany's profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union...

Beyond Ukraine, plenty of issues for Biden-Putin talks

Dec. 07, 2021 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian...

Biden-Putin talks on Ukraine crisis rooted in older dispute

Dec. 06, 2021 19:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cold War ended 30 years ago this month, but one unresolved issue — how closely Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, can ally with the West — is now creating some of the deepest U.S.-Russian tensions in years. The dispute over Ukraine’s status and its...

Beyond Ukraine, plenty of issues for Biden-Putin talks

Dec. 06, 2021 17:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian...

Polish prime minister defends meeting of European populists

Dec. 06, 2021 14:16 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday defended a recent meeting of European populist leaders by saying Poland is seeking allies in its challenge of what he called a “centralized Europe.” Morawiecki was reacting to criticism of the meeting...

Ukraine president hails military as Russia tensions soar

Dec. 06, 2021 11:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday hailed the country's military, saying its forces are capable of fending off a potential attack by Moscow as tensions soar over a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border. Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that the...