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Leader of Belarus marks 30 years in power after crushing all dissent and cozying up to Moscow

Jul. 19, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — For three decades, European leaders have come and gone by the dozens, but Alexander Lukashenko remains in absolute control of Belarus. His longevity is due to a mixture of harshly silencing all dissent, reverting to Soviet-style economic controls and...

Hungary's Orbán releases letter to EU leaders detailing his maligned Ukraine 'peace mission'

Jul. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc's biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies. ...

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

Relatives of those killed when MH17 was shot down mark 10 years since tragedy that claimed 298 lives

Jul. 17, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — Grieving families recited the names and ages Wednesday of all 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago, as they marked the anniversary of the tragedy at a solemn ceremony near Amsterdam. ...

Ukraine faces twin challenges of fighting Russia and shifting political sands in the US

Jul. 17, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After almost 30 months of war with Russia, Ukraine’s difficulties on the battlefield are mounting even as its vital support from the United States is increasingly at the mercy of changing political winds. A six-month delay in military assistance from the...

US tells Russian minister Putin should release detained Americans including Gershkovich and Whelan

Jul. 16, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin should release detained Americans, singling out journalist Evan Gershkovich and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, and accused the Russian leader of treating “human...

JD Vance charted a Trump-centric, populist path in Senate as he fought GOP establishment

Jul. 16, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ohio Sen. JD Vance traveled to the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, he wasn’t there to reassure Europe and other global allies that America would aid Ukraine in its war against Russia, as all of the other senators were. Instead, Vance was...

Hungary faces more criticism and boycotted meetings over Orbán's visits to Russia and China

Jul. 16, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some European Union leaders protested on Tuesday what they see as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's misuse of the bloc's rotating presidency, with many including those in the EU's executive commission boycotting an informal meeting hosted by Hungary in response to...

Top EU leaders will boycott meetings hosted by Hungary's Orbán after his outreach to Russia, China

Jul. 15, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Top officials of the European Union will boycott informal meetings hosted by Hungary while the country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, after Hungary's pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held a series of rogue meetings with foreign leaders about Ukraine that...

Russian court orders house arrest for a general in custody on fraud charges

Jul. 15, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Monday ordered house arrest for a general in custody on fraud charges, in a ruling that represents an about-face from just weeks ago, when the same court refused to release the general from jail. Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov was ordered to be placed...