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Sweden seeks to answer worried students' questions about NATO and war after its neutrality ends

May. 29, 2024 01:40 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — The teacher's opening question to students in Stockholm is blunt: “Has joining NATO increased the threat to Sweden?” Sweden became the Western military alliance's 32nd member in March. The abrupt end to the Scandinavian country’s 200 years of...

Ukraine gets more military aid from Europe but Putin warns of consequences if Russian soil is hit

May. 28, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a second $1 billion promise of military aid in as many days Tuesday during a whirlwind tour of three European Union countries, while President Vladimir Putin warned that hitting Russian soil with Western-supplied weapons...

Poland's foreign minister says it should not exclude the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine

May. 28, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister says the NATO nation should not exclude the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine and should keep Russian President Vladimir Putin in suspense over whether such a decision would ever be made. Radek Sikorski made the comments in...

Russia will build Central Asia's first nuclear power plant in an agreement with Uzbekistan

May. 27, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Uzbekistan signed an accord Monday for Moscow to build a small nuclear power plant in the Central Asian country, as Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in the Uzbek capital with Uzbekistan leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Mirziyoyev hailed the project as...

Hungary's five-time Prime Minister Orbán is facing a new serious contender in upcoming EU elections

May. 27, 2024 03:17 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — About three months ago, a scandal rocked five-time nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party which prides itself on upholding family values and Christian conservatism. As party leaders attempted damage control after close Orbán allies,...

Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on the 3rd foreign trip of his new term

May. 26, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Sunday in the capital of Uzbekistan where he is to hold talks with President Shavkay Mirziyoyev that are expected to focus on deepening the countries' relations. Putin laid a wreath at a momument to Uzbekistan's independence...

The death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14 as Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

May. 26, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Sunday that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border, as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv. The bombing...

Lithuanians return to the polls with incumbent president favored to win 2nd election round

May. 26, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians return to the polls Sunday for the second round of the Baltic country's presidential election as incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda seeks to hold off Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and secure another five-year term. The 60-year-old...

Zelenskyy says Ukraine has taken back control in areas of Kharkiv region, aerial attacks continue

May. 25, 2024 11:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have secured “combat control” of areas where Russian troops entered the northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. Meanwhile, two people were killed Saturday in an aerial attack on the city of...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...