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Zelenskyy seeks weaponry in surprise trips to London, Paris

Feb. 08, 2023 15:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought Western support for his country in surprise visits to Britain and France on Wednesday, pushing for fighter jets to battle Russian invaders in a dramatic speech to the U.K. Parliament and then flying to Paris to meet the French and German...

Bulgaria's ex-energy chief charged over Russian gas cutoff

Feb. 08, 2023 13:33 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former energy minister in the previous, pro-Western government with mismanagement that allegedly caused losses of 45 million euros ($48 million) to the country’s major state-run gas operator. Alexander Nikolov...

MH17 inquiry: 'Strong indications' Putin OK'd missile supply

Feb. 08, 2023 09:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Wednesday it found “strong indications” that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the supply of heavy anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian separatists who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 with a...

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 08, 2023 09:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday...

UK government says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Britain for first time since Russia's invasion

Feb. 08, 2023 03:32 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK government says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Britain for first time since Russia's invasion.

Global quake rescue effort hits ground in Turkey, Syria

Feb. 08, 2023 02:59 AM EST

Medical personnel, soldiers, and handlers with trained search dogs sent from around the world are arriving in Turkey and Syria to help rescue survivors of Monday’s earthquake. Here's a glance at the assistance being provided: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue...

Engineers, search dogs sent to Turkey, Syria after quake

Feb. 07, 2023 23:10 PM EST

Structural engineers, soldiers, paramedics and handlers with trained search dogs are heading to Turkey and Syria to help locate and rescue survivors of Monday’s earthquake. Here's a glance at the assistance being provided: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue...

Myanmar, Russia sign pact on developing nuclear power

Feb. 07, 2023 22:26 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-led government, working with Russia’s state atomic energy company, has inaugurated a nuclear power information center as a step toward developing atomic power to fill energy shortages in the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation. Myanmar state...

Newborn, toddler saved from rubble in quake-hit Syrian town

Feb. 07, 2023 17:52 PM EST

JINDERIS, Syria (AP) — Residents digging through a collapsed building in a northwest Syrian town discovered a crying infant whose mother appears to have given birth to her while buried underneath the rubble from this week’s devastating earthquake, relatives and a doctor said Tuesday. ...

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 14:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion. ...