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

Feb. 25, 2024 11:53 AM EST

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

Palestinians cling to life in Rafah, a town likely to be Israel's next focus in the war on Hamas

Feb. 24, 2024 00:35 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the narrow crevices between the tents that crowd nearly every inch of the southern Gaza town of Rafah, Palestinians cling to life amid the grinding war with Israel. A barefoot boy wears a pot on his head and beams a smile. A child lugs a jerry can half...

After 2 years of war, questions abound on whether Kyiv can sustain the fight against Russia

Feb. 24, 2024 00:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The future looks bleak for war-weary Ukraine: It is beset by shortages in soldiers and ammunition, as well as doubts about the supply of Western aid. Ukrainian forces also face a Russian enemy that has recently seized the initiative on the battlefield. Two...

Ukraine's top diplomat tells skeptics at the UN that his country will win the war

Feb. 23, 2024 23:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister on Friday told skeptics who believe Ukraine can’t win the war with Russia that they will be proven wrong: “Ukraine will win the war.” Dmytro Kuleba, speaking at the United Nations on the eve of the second anniversary of...

Ukraine claims it downed another Russian early warning and control plane in a major blow to Moscow

Feb. 23, 2024 22:00 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces downed a Russian early warning and control aircraft Friday, the air force chief said — a major win for the country as its army fights to repel persistent Russian attacks along the front line as the war enters its third year. Gen. Mykola...

Israel plans to build 3,300 new settlement homes. It says it's a response to a Palestinian attack

Feb. 23, 2024 17:39 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel plans to build more than 3,300 new homes in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in response to a fatal Palestinian shooting attack, a senior Cabinet minister said. The decision drew an angry response from the U.S. at a time of growing tensions over the course of...

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Feb. 23, 2024 17:38 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan by Israel's prime minister shows that his government seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for...

Thousands of Ukrainians live in agony and uncertainty as they search for their missing loved ones

Feb. 23, 2024 16:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Iryna Reva stares at her phone, replaying the last video her 25-year-old son Vladyslav sent her from the front line before the volunteer soldier disappeared 19 months ago in a battle with Russian forces in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. Reva is one of the...

In Ukraine, Schumer challenges Speaker Johnson to 'rise to the occasion' and pass more US aid

Feb. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EST

Standing on Ukrainian soil in a surprise visit with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson to take up a $95 billion national security package that includes aid for the country as it battles Russia's invasion. “The...

A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

Feb. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported Friday through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth before being placed on a boat for its next and final journey to sea where it will be blown up by naval divers. In what...