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Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

Oct. 01, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled troops out Saturday from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 30, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Deanne Criswell, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C.; NATO Secretary-General Jens...

West rejects Putin's claim it sabotaged Baltic gas pipelines

Sep. 30, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of sabotaging Russia-built natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany, a charge vehemently denied by the United States and its allies. Nordic nations said the undersea blasts that...

Biden vows Russia won't 'get away with' Ukraine annexation

Sep. 30, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its allies hit back at Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Friday, slapping sanctions on more than 1,000 people and companies including arms supply networks as President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin he can't "get away with" seizing...

Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry

Sep. 30, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to illegally annex more occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his war. Ukraine's president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s land-grab and...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's national police says the death toll from a Russian missile strike on a convoy of cars on the outskirts of Zaporizhzha has risen to 30 people, including children. Police said 88 people were wounded in Friday's S-300 missile attack on a column of...

Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

Sep. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks. European leaders and experts pointed to possible...

Patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaska island

Sep. 26, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island,...

West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats

Sep. 24, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to...

EXPLAINER: Key points from Vladimir Putin's call-up speech

Sep. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Speaking from a wood-paneled operation room, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued another stern warning to the West on Wednesday after his country’s military suffered a series of embarrassing setbacks in Ukraine. Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists that could...