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People's war: Ukraine, Russia crowd-funding gear for troops

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In one of the combat zones against Russia, the supply chief for a Ukrainian fighting brigade places his online order for war supplies — a long list ranging from drones, trucks and thermal sights to batteries, generators and tape. They are needed, he writes, to equip two new...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 27, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May...

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

Jun. 27, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities that the Indian ocean island nation has almost run out of amid its ongoing economic crisis. Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said two ministers are...

G-7 leaders to commit to Ukraine, US sending anti-air system

Jun. 27, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are set to commit themselves to supporting Ukraine in the long haul, with the U.S. preparing to announce the purchase of an advanced surface-to-air missile system for Kyiv, as leaders meet in the German Alps and confer by video link with...

French energy giants: Reduce fuel and electricity use now

Jun. 26, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of three French energy companies called on the French public Sunday to immediately reduce consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas amid shortages and soaring prices due to Russia’s supply cuts and the war in Ukraine. “The effort must be immediate,...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 26, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. The country faces a Sunday night deadline to meet a 30-day...

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Jun. 26, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...

Bosnian Serb leader prays for Trump's return, praises Putin

Jun. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Sunday he hoped former U.S. President Donald Trump would return to power and that the Serbs would “wait for appropriate global circumstances” to reach for their goal of seceding from Bosnia, which he called an...

Live updates | G-7 nations seek to counter Chinese influence

Jun. 26, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in Germany's Bavarian Alps: One Group of Seven family photo didn’t seem to be enough. After posing for a group shot earlier...