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Delays in promised Western military aid to Ukraine are costing lives, the defense minister says

Feb. 25, 2024 14:29 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Half of all Western military support promised to Ukraine fails to arrive on time, complicating the task of military planners and ultimately costing the lives of soldiers in Russia's war, Ukraine's defense minister said Sunday. Rustan Umerov, speaking at the...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 11:58 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

Takeaways from South Carolina primary: Donald Trump's Republican home field advantage is everywhere

Feb. 24, 2024 23:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump trounced Nikki Haley on Saturday in the South Carolina primary, a victory that emphatically punctuated the depth and breadth of his support among Republican primary voters as he vanquished his lone remaining major opponent in her home state. Trump did...

Trump calls himself a 'proud political dissident' in CPAC speech

Feb. 24, 2024 19:36 PM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump cast November's presidential election as “judgment day” and declared himself a “proud political dissident” during a speech before conservative activists outside of Washington Saturday as he again cloaked his campaign in religious...

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 17:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...

So many sanctions on Russia. How much impact do they really have?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — So many sanctions. Once again, the United States, United Kingdom and European Union are hitting Russia with a new wave of sanctions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. This time, they come in response to the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic...

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

Feb. 23, 2024 11:46 AM EST

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday that Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to agree to forgo a public funeral or else they’ll bury him on prison grounds. Investigators gave Lyudmila Navalnaya three hours to accept a proposal for a...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

Feb. 16–22, 2024 Models presented a Tom Ford collection on the runway in Milan. After Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, vowed that President Vladimir Putin and his allies would be brought to justice over his death. Director Martin...