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Russia sees little optimism in US response on Ukraine crisis

Jan. 27, 2022 15:49 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Thursday that there was “little ground for optimism” in resolving the crisis over Ukraine after the U.S. rejected Russia’s main demands, but that dialogue was still possible. Tensions have soared in recent weeks, as the United States and its...

Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

Jan. 27, 2022 14:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It was a classic Russian power play with echoes of Cold War gamesmanship. Shortly after entering into service in 2019, Russia's most advanced warship made a goodwill tour of the Caribbean, armed with cruise missiles, air defense systems and other weapons. ...

Biden, German leader to discuss Ukraine at Feb. 7 meeting

Jan. 27, 2022 13:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss Russian aggression toward Ukraine during a Feb. 7 meeting in Washington, the White House announced Thursday. The one-on-one session will be Scholz's first Oval Office meeting since he took...

Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

Jan. 27, 2022 13:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and NATO have made no concessions to the main Russian demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, including giving Moscow a guarantee that its western neighbor can never join the alliance. The focus is now on how Russia will respond — a...

Reports: 6 wounded in Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clash

Jan. 27, 2022 12:10 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Fighting between the border guards services of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has wounded at least six people, local news reports said Thursday. The conflict reportedly began near the Kyrgyz city of Batken after Tajik border guards closed a road that leads to sizable...

NATO back in its comfort zone after the chaos of Afghanistan

Jan. 27, 2022 10:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is right back in its element. As tensions mount with Russia, the world’s biggest military organization is focused on security: defending the territory of its 30 member countries. That involves deterring any attempt to destabilize countries on its eastern flank like Estonia,...

In Romania, French defense minister pledges support

Jan. 27, 2022 07:32 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s defense minister held an official meeting in the capital Bucharest Thursday with his French counterpart, who pledged to stand by Romania through “difficult times” as tensions soar between Russia and Ukraine. The meeting between Vasile Dincu...

Ukrainian serviceman kills 4 fellow soldiers, 1 civilian

Jan. 27, 2022 06:57 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A member of Ukraine's National Guard on Thursday opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said. The serviceman was detained by police but his motives remain unclear. The incident occurred in...

The Latest: Collins to play Barty in Australian Open final

Jan. 27, 2022 06:47 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Danielle Collins reached a Grand Slam final for the first time with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Iga Swiatek at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old American...

North Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in 6th launch in 2022

Jan. 27, 2022 05:32 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its sixth round of weapons launches this month, South Korea’s military said. Experts say North Korea’s unusually fast pace in testing activity underscores an intent to...